Karu Jayasuriya, Deputy Leader of the UNP states that General Sarath Fonseka, the war hero who liberated the country from the LTTE terror is treated by the Government of Sri Lanka, worse than Aung San Sui Kyi, the democratic leader of Myanmar, is treated by the military regime of that country.
Money Collected by Consul General Jeff Goonewardena for US Democrats election campaign was RETURNED
Distancing itself from a potential scandal involving illegal foreign campaign contributions, Senator Barbara’s Boxer’s campaign said it has returned the monies a foreign diplomat raised for a fundraiser where President Obama was the chief guest, but maintained that the funds were not illegal and that it had no knowledge of where they were raised.
Auto driver reported missing in Urumpiraay, Jaffna
A 27-year-old auto driver, Sobinathan Gopinath, has been reported missing since 7:30 p.m. on New Year Day in Urumpiraay area, where Deputy Director of Education was killed and a teacher abducted in recent days.
Six CCTV cameras set up near Fort Railway Station to identify protesters
A senior official at the Police Headquarters said that once of the objectives of setting up CCTV cameras in Colombo is to identify those protesting and pasting posters against the government. Hence, CCTV cameras has been set up at venues where anti government protests are held like the Lipton Circus and the Fort railway station.
Six Sense leaves Kalpitiya after refusing to bribe
An Indian company based in Dubai called Six Sense that arrived in the country to invest a large amount of money in the tourism sector has left the country after refusing to pay a US$ 80 million bribe to a senior official at the Tourism Development Authority.
The 60Km railway line between Kankasanthurai and Palai given to India at an additional US$ 90 million
The railway line between Kankasanthurai and Palai that was agreed to be built at a cost of US$ 60 million by the engineers of the Railway Department has been given to an Indian company at a cost of US$ 150 million.
Chief Justice hands in resignation letter following the President's critical comments against Appelate Court judges
Chief Justice Ashoka de Silva has handed in his letter of resignation to the President in protest against comments made by the President during a recent meeting with the Chief Justice, Lanka News Web reliably learns.
Were they shot dead or killed before shooting? Mystery surrounds killing of 7 robbers
A viewer has sent ‘Lankatruth’ a controversial video relevant to the killing of the 7 robbers who plundered a pawning centre at Anuguwella Junction at Warakapola. The robbers shot dead two police officers when they were confronted and later police claimed that all seven robbers were shot dead in confrontations.
Stagnating representative democracy by continuing with the proportional representation system
Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) states that the government decision to conduct the coming Local
Authorities Election under Proportional Representation (PR,) when all major political movements have agreed to
First Past the Post system will lead to a stagnation of representative democracy.