The Sri Lanka Ports Authority houses that have been assigned to be given to executive grade officers have been given to laborers who are pro-government. These houses are given out on a very small monthly rent.
JHU gears to carry out media campaign against Sirasa
The JHU has decided to carry out a massive media campaign against the Sirasa media network for its role in trying to help religious fundamentalists groups to take charge of the country's political platform, party sources said.
Monks who received donations through Sasunata Aruna reject Sajith's request to attack the JHU
Sajith Premadasa has requested the monks who have received Rs. 50,000 each under the Sasunata Aruna programme to respond to the allegations leveled by the JHU at a special media briefing held on the 18th. The monks have however rejected Sajith's request.
Former Sri Lanka Cricket captain and UPFA MP Sanath Jayasuriya has said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa have msiledmmisledth false promises that he would be included in Sri Lanka's cricket world cup team. He had made this statement to several of his close friends on the 17th.
The President's Media Unit is reportedly split following the appointment of Bandula Jayasekera to a key position in the unit. The split has been caused with the move to assign him the powers to make all decisions.
Protests in Tamil Nadu over calendars carrying President Rajapaksa's photograph
A group of people have reportedly protested against the distribution of calendars with President Mahinda Rajapaksa's photograph. Reports from Tamil Nadu state that around 200 of the protesters have been arrested by the police.
Sri Lankan president under scrutiny for war crimes
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reportedly on a personal visit to the U.S., prompting calls from an international human rights group that he be investigated for his alleged role in torture and war crimes.