Proposal to appoint Karu as party leader to prevent split in party
Several UNP parliamentarians have proposed to both UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sajith Premadasa to appoint deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya as the party for a limited time period in order to prevent UNP from splitting due to the power struggle between Wickremesinghe and Premadasa, sources from Sirikotha said.
Assassination of seven persons in Kurunegala
Operation to find the person who had recorded the arrest of the seven suspects
A special operation has been launched to find the person who has videoed the capture and arrest one of the seven suspects who were involved in the shooting of two policemen while they were attempting to rob a pawn shop in Anguruwella junction in Warakapola on December 9, sources from the Police Headquarters said. The video footage finally ended in the hands of the Lanka Truth website.
Police under pressure not to reveal the names of clients of Geena's brothel
A highly placed government official has called and asked the Walana Crimes Division not to hand over to courts the list of names of politicians and persons working at the Presidential Secretariat who have been clients of Rosemary Felecia Perera known as Geena Madam's high class brothel maintained at Liberty Plaza, sources from the Police Headquarters said.
Leader of the House of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Imthiaz Cader has chased away the police when they had gone to record a statement from him on the alleged rape of a minor in the Mawanella area. The girl had allegedly been raped at Imthiaz's hotel in Mawanella. Imthiaz and a group of persons including UNP Provincial Councilor Upul Shamil Bandara have been accused in the rape case.
No details on Eknaligoda due to inefficiency of the security units – Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena
Former Media Minister and current deputy minister for Economic Development, Lakshmia Abeywardena says that details on journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda who has been missing for 345 days have not been received due to the inefficiency of the security units.
Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) claims that holding the coming local council elections in different days will distort the public opinion and violates the basic principles of democracy.
The government presented the Local Government Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill to parliament on January, 4. However despite a consensus of almost all political parties the government postponed the passing of the bill and has decided to hold the coming elections according to the existing Proportional Representation (PR) system. It is also announced that the coming elections will be held on different days.
Government treats entrepreneurs/businessmen as rogues - Daya Gamage
The Government should reward and recognize entrepreneusr/businessmen who honestly pays income tax on time without treating them as black marketers or rogues. They are the very people who generate employments to the country, Chairman Daya Group of Companies/Eastern Provincial Council Opposition leader Daya Gamage, said.