Courts have ordered the Keselwatte Police to arrest lawyer Esmin Aparekka Liyanagama and present him to court after he failed to appear before court when a case against him was taken up in the magistrate's court no. 6 in Aluthkade.
Monies to the tune of Rs. 684,000 have been played out when renting cameras for Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC). These fraud has been committed when three cameras have been taken on rent by the SLRC for a period of five months for a daily rental of Rs. 6,800 each due to the non functioning of old cameras.
President releases the biggest fraudster on bail upon a request by Pakistan
Nadem Asleem Sheikh, the Operations Manager at the Habib Bank who was arrested on suspicion of committing the biggest fraud in Sri Lanka violating the Customs Act was released on bail today by the Colombo High Court Judge Deepani Wijesundara. It is estimated that Sri Lanka lost nearly Rs. 1000 million as a result of the fraud.
Attorney for the three Tamil plaintiffs who are suing Sri Lanka's President Rajapakse in the District of Columbia Federal court for monetary damages under US's Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA) said in a press release issued Tuesday that he will be requesting the Clerk of the United States District Court to send summons by mail to Rajapakse's residence "Temple Trees" in Colombo 3. Civil procedure rules normally require a properly served defendant 21days to file an answer.
Corrupt police officer given an extension against the IGP's wishes
Senior DIG Kingsley Ekanayake, who has been accused of financial irregularities and getting person work done from civil defence personnel, has been granted a service extension of one year by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The police officer's term of service was to end in February 2011.
A government big shot asks for a house in France to grant approval for a liquor shop in the airport's duty free complex
A big shot in the government has asked a local apparel company owner for a house in France worth 1,000,000 Francs to give the license to open a liquor shop in the duty free shopping complex at the Katunayake International Airport.
It has now been exclusively confirmed to Lanka News Web that the businessman alleged to have publicly insisted to potential foreign investors visiting Colombo that Basil Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa would have to be paid millions if approval was to be obtained for any development projects in Sri Lanka, is an individual by the name of Andre Miles Eristius Fernando, a resident of 978/5 Pothuarawa Road, Thalangama North.
Thilanga Sumathipala gets World Cup radio rights to FM Derana
Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala had secured the local radio rights for the Cricket World Cup to FM Derana. Bandula Saman Vathuregama, who is one of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe's disciples, had played the role of the intermediary in the transaction.
The police HQI removed on the recommendation by the IGP's idiotic intelligence director are still jobless
The HQIs who were suspended on February 7 from their duties by IGP Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya following a recommendation by the SSP who is in charge of the police intelligence unit have still not been reinstated, sources from the Police Department said.
Bribes to Basil, Namal key to get investment projects: Colombo businessman claims
Business and political circles are abuzz after a Colombo businessman nearly came to blows with an associate at a popular hotel in the city, with a foreign business delegation including Kuwaiti nationals in full attendance after alleging that foreign investors have to oil the palms of Minister Basil Rajapaksa and MP Namal Rajapaksa before any investment projects can be approved.
Celebrating Freedom: A Personal Account Harsha de Silva, Ph.D
I am generally not the street-protesting type. I try to articulate my arguments with facts and figures, be it writing, speaking or engaging in debate. But the other day, I was in a demonstration and this is an account of what happened; the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
IHR vehemently condemns arrest of convener of the IUSF Sanjeewa Bandara
Intellectuals for Human Rights (IHR) vehemently condemns the arrest of convener
of the Inter University Students’ Federation Sanjeewa Bandara and the Students
Council Chairman of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna by Thihagoda
Fifty five persons who attacked the UNP protest receive a weekend trip by Duminda Silva
The parliamentarian supervising the Defence Ministry, Duminda Silva has on the 6th sent 55 persons who had participated in the attack against the UNP protest, “Cry for Freedom” on the 4th, on a one day fun trip out of Colombo.
David Cameron tells Muslim Britain: stop tolerating extremists PM says those who don't hold 'British' values will be shunned by government
David Cameron will today signal a sea-change in the government fight against home-grown terrorism, saying the state must confront, and not consort with, the non-violent Muslim groups that are ambiguous about British values such as equality between sexes, democracy and integration.
To belong in Britain is to believe in these values, he will say. Claiming the previous government had been the victim of fear and muddled thinking by backing a state-sponsored form of multiculturalism, the prime minister will state that his government "will no longer fund or share platforms with organisations that, while non-violent, are certainly in some cases part of the problem".
“We were not involved in the Borella attack” - group of ministers tell Karu
UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya says that several government ministers had called and informed him that they were not involved in the attack carried out on the UNP protest organized on the 4th calling for Sarath Fonseka's release and that it was not the work of the SLFP.
The Sri Lanka Cricket officials have come to know of the indisciplined actions of a ministerial son who was a member in the Sri Lankan team that took part in the under 19 cricket tournament between Sri Lanka and England.
President asked to appoint a family member as Prime Minister by the Rajapaksas
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is under pressure by the Rajapaksas family to appoint a family member as the Prime Minister, a senior minister told Lanka News Web. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has not given a positive response to the President's proposal to appoint Gotabhaya to parliament through the National List and to appoint him as the Prime Minister.
Small & Medium Scale Industrialists File Court Cases Challenging 1720% Increase of Ground Rent by the Government
In 1969 the Industrial Development Board (IDB) was established by the Government with the intention of assisting and promoting Sri Lankan Industries. As per Section 15 of the Industrial Development Act No 36 of 1979 the objectives of establishing the said Industrial Development Board was “to assist in the encouragement, promotion and development of industries in Sri Lanka and to foster the export of local industrial products to overseas markets”. Late Philip Goonawardena, highly respected left politician who joined the UNP Government in 1965 was the Cabinet Minister of Industries at the time this legislation was passed by the Parliament.
Deputy Resettlement Minister Vinayagamurthy Muralitharan says that about 16,000 displaced persons still remained at the Menik Farm welfare camp and that 6,000 persons from them are yet to receive permission fro free movement in and out of the camp.
IGP provides security to the Gajaba soldiers who set fire to the LankaEnews
IGP Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya with the help of SSP Deshabandu Tennekoon, who is in-charge of the Nugegoda division, had provided the necessary facilities to the soldiers from the Gajaba Regiment who have carried out the attack on the LankaEnews office, a senior officer from the Police Headquarters told Lanka News Web.
IFL depositors swindled using the Defence Secretary's powers
The CID has received 70 complaints that the management of Industrial Finance Limited is avoiding paying the interest payment and other incentives to its depositors claiming the company had close ties with Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
PSD officers among those who have attacked the UNP protest
Among those who had attacked the UNP protestrch oooorganized the 4th in Borella calling for Sarath Fonseka's release were 32 members from the Presidential Security Division (PSD), a police offofficerom the Borella police said.
UNP MP Sajith Premadasa, who is hopeful of taking over the party leadership, attended the urgent press conference convened at the Opposition Leader's official residence on the 4th night after the attack on the UNP protest in Borella, but remained silent without making any comment.