Sri Lanka president drops out of Britain visit over arrest fears
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has become the latest foreign leader to drop out of a planned visit to Britain Photo: EPA
Sri Lanka's president has become the latest foreign leader to drop out of a planned visit to Britain out of fears that dissident activists could engineer his arrest under the UK's liberal human rights laws.
Group of thugs accompanying Minister Rajitha Senaratne forcibly enter the Panadura Aquatic Club, attack workers and take away files
A group of persons along with Ministerrr Rajitha Senaratne had forcibly entered the Panadura Aquatic Club on the 7th and had taken away several confidential files after attacking the security personnel at the venue.
Army Commander visits the Sinha Regiment after disarming all officers and soldiers
Army Commander Lieutenantntnt General Jagath Jayasuriya had visited Sinhainhe Regiment headquarters in Ambepussa on Saturday (6) and had reprotedly disarmed all offciers and other perosnnel there before visiting the place.
Kekirawa Police OIC transferred after arresting illegal racketeers
Kekirawa Police OIC Inspector of Police R. T. Kumarasinghe, who had arrested kasippu traders, gamblers and illegal sand miners in the Kekirawa area and presented them to court, has been transferred with immediate effect due to political interference.
Intelligence units keep a close watch on Maithripala and Dullas
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has the DIG in-charge of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) to keep a close watch on SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena and the party Treasurer Minister Dullas Alahapperuma and report to him.
Hold a disciplinary inquiry against Sajith – Ravi asks the party leader
UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake has asked party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on the 4th to hold a disciplinary inquiry against parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa for violating party ethics and creating dissension within the party, sources from Sirikotha said.
Board of Investments to be taken under the President and converted into the Pakistan model
Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera has proposed thatt the Board ofInvestment Promotionss be brought under thePresident andd an investment promotions plan similar to that in Pakistan be prepared in Sri Lanka as well, Finance Ministry sources said.