Problem over decision to appoint former Navy Commander as Sri Lanka's HC to Australia
The Australian government is faced with a great difficulty following the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint former Navy Commander Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe as Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Australia, Australia's Morning Herald reported.
Tickets for matches at Sooriyawewa International Stadium given to political henchmen for free
Since a large number of tickets for matches that are scheduled to be played at the Sooriyawewa International Stadium during the Cricket World Cup have not been sold yet, steps have been taken to distribute tickets for free among the people in Hambantota through political henchmen.
Ravi calls for a disciplinary inquiry against Sajith for his behavior at the nominations board
UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake has asked party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to initiate a disciplinary inquiry against parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa for his unruly behavior at the UNP nominations board and hampering the work, sources from Sirikotha said.
Sajith trying to avoid the LG polls alleging irregularities in handing nominations
Sajith Premadasa is attempting to avoid the UNP's local government elections campaign by claiming that his supporters have been sidelined when handing nominations for the local government elections, a senior UNP MP told Lanka News Web.
Basil takes over power in the SLFP when President and Namal are away
Economic Development Ministersil Rajapaksa has taken over the SLFP party mechanism while party leader President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Tharunyata Hetak Leader Namal Rajapaksa are overseas, a senior official at the SLFP headquarters told Lanka News Web.
A group of parliamentarians ask Karu to intervene to solve the leadership crisis
a group of UNP parliamentarians have asked deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya to intervene and discuss with both Sajith Premadasa's group and that of Ranil Wicrkemesinghe to stop the latest clash between the two groups following the failure to honor certain agreements reached at the Working Committee meeting on the 13th.
The media and propaganda unit of Sajith Premadasa's group are looking at printing 2,000 posters for each candidate at the local government elections where the candidate will be seen posing with Sajith, sources from the group said.
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam urges United States to investigate Mahinda Rajapaksa! Urges people to actively participate in the demonstrations around the world
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) urged the United States to investigate Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who arrived on a surprise visit to the United States, for his role in perpetrating Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against Tamil civilians.
One Time Human Rights Champion Turned Oppressor Lanka News Web Editor on President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Following a statement made at a breakfast meeting with media heads by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in regard to setting up a separate investigative unit to monitor websites publishing news items against the government and the security forces, The Sunday Leader contacted the Lanka News Web Editor, Chandima Withanaarachchi via e-mail for his response.
Dayasiri rejects request by journalist to give a comment against the UNP Leader
UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera has rejected a request by a journalist attached to a national newspaper to make a comment against Ranil Wickremesinghe's leadership in response to comments made by National Youth Front Secretary Prabath to the media that Ranil should continue as the party leader.
A senior leader of the JHU told Lanka News Web that the party was monitoring those providing financial assistance to Sajith Premadasa's political conspiracies and that the party has also managed to unravel details about World Vision, which is affiliated to various fundamentalist group and several diplomatic offices that have provided funding to Sajith's campaign.
Basil opens a salon in Bambalapitiya after closing the Salu Sala showroom
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has closed down the Salu Sala showroom that was being operated in a building belonging to the National Housing Development Authority and has opened a salon.
Basil had assigned this shop space to his hair dresser to open a salon. The salon had been opened by Basil at an auspicious time on Thursday (20).
Former Chairman Kanthi objects to Isura's appointment to Maharagama
Former Chairman of the Maharagama Urban Council Kanthi Kodikara is displeased with the President's decision to appoint Western Provincial Councilor Isura Devapriya as the UPFA group leader for Maharagama at the local government elections.
President's decision not to give nominations to the clergy affects the JHU
The JHU is faced with a great difficulty following the President's decision not to allow members of the clergy to contest under the UPFA banner at the local government elections. The JHU had made plans to field several monks at the elections.
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.