President's Media Unit head swindles money from Samurdhi
Media equipment belonging to the Samurdhi Authority worth Rs. 4,726,030 hat were taken by an official from the President's Media Unit has not yet been returned.
The media equipment had been purchased in 2005.
Rs. 41 lakhs spent for glasses for the fish tank in the Defence Secretary's new house
A special 27 foot glass has been brought at a cost of Rs. 41 lakhs for the fish tank in the Defence Secretary's brand new house built on Ward Place. The glass had been purchased from the Asoka Glass Center.
Basil misleads Prabha saying he will be given Rs. 50 million
Parliamentarian Prabha Ganeshan has told several of his friends that the Rs. 50 million promised personally to him by Economic Development Minister Prabha Ganeshan for the development of roads in the Central Province when he joined the government has not yet been paid.
Sanath Jayasuriya requested Mahinda Abeysundara to attack Mahela?
The LankaNewsWeb reliably understands that Sri Lanka’s former master blaster Sanath Jayasuriya is behind the infamous Vimasuma ITN programme that accused vice captain of the national cricket team Mahela Jayawardene of match fixing.
Karu must be made the interim leader until Sajith takes over the leadership – Shiral Lakthileka
UNP Western Provincial Councilor Shiral Lakthileka addressing a public rally in Kadawatha on the 27th that Karu Jayasuriya should be appointed as the party's interim leader in order to build the party base and to unite it until Sajith Premadasa takes over the party leadership.
Sri Lanka: The Need to Address Persistent Impunity for Violations and Abuses
of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Amnesty International written statement to the sixteenth session of the Human
Rights Council (28 February – 25 March 2011)
Sri Lanka’s human rights record has not improved since Amnesty International last
addressed this Council in May 2010. Impunity persists for past violations and abuses
of international human rights and humanitarian law, and new and serious violations of
human rights continue to be reported. In the two years since fighting ended in Sri
Lanka evidence of serious violations and abuses by parties to the conflict has
continued to mount, but the Sri Lankan Government has refused to acknowledge
credible allegations of war crimes and other crimes under international law by its
armed forces in the course of the
TOURISM PROJECT IN KALPITIYA ISLANDS: STOP AND REVIEW NOW
An International Fact Finding Mission (IFFM) with members from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand visited Kalpitiya islands from the 23rd to the 27th of February, 2011 with the objective of studying the ramifications of the Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project (KITRP). During its visit, the IFFM met with representatives of state departments, religious institutions and civil society, political leaders and members of the affected communities.