Egypt proves that every tyrant has his day of reckoning
Sri Lanka and the rest of the eastern world awoke to scenes of jubilation in the Egyptian capital Cairo, where 18 days of largely peaceful pro-democracy protests finally saw President Hosni Mubarak, being compelled to step down and give in to the fierce demands of his people. The military, which played a pivotal role in ensuring that the three week protest did not descend into a bloodbath on the streets of Cairo by refusing to turn on its citizens, has taken over while Egypt embarks on the long road towards true democracy.
Minister Mervyn Silva suffering from a throat ailment
President asks him to travel to the US for treatment
Minister Mervyn Silva, who is one of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's main noise makers, is suffering from a throat infection and the President has asked him to travel to the US for treatment, sources from Temple Trees said.
“Champika's backbone has gone a pilgrimage”
Opposition Leader tells in parliament
Speaking during the condolences of the late Minister P. Chandrasekeran, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament on the 10th, “There's no independent media. It is even sad that there are no independent journalists in the country. Media institutions have given up their media independence and the Daily Mirror newspaper is a good example for it. The newspaper's editor, Champika Liyanarachchi's backbone has gone a pilgrimage today.”
Political pressure to change the charges against the Minister's cricket playing son caught with a Russian prostitute
The Sri Lanka Cricket authorities are unable to institute any disciplinary action against thee two Sri Lankan cricket players, who participated in the under 19 cricket matches between Sri Lanka and England, after finding them with a Russian prostitute in their hotel room since one player is a Ministerial son, sources from Sri Lanka Cricket said.
CIFL and IFL swindles depositors
Central Bank and the CID are asleep
ASPIC Chairman behind the scenes
The Central Bank has received a large number of complaints about Industrial Finance Limited (IFL) and Central Investment Finance Limited (CIFL) avoiding the payment of monies and interest payments to depositors who have invested money in the institutions for a long period of time, a senior official from the Central Bank told Lanka News Web.
Big shots in the government give World Cup broadcasting rights to Derana after taking millions as commission
There are only a few days left for the Cricket World Cup to commence. The tournament is to be held in Asia after 15 years. Twelve World Cup cricket matches are scheduled to be played in Sri Lanka creating a huge interest among cricket fans in the country. However, many are unaware of the bitter truth behind the allocation of broadcasting rights of the cricket matches.
The master plan of taking control of the largest telecom company in Sri Lanka by foreign Diasporas that is against Sri Lanka is now clear. GTH (Global Telecommunication Holdings) the largest private shareholder (44.9%) which is a foreign company.