The resignation of the Daily News Editor who opposed the publication of stories against LankaEnews accepted
The resignation letter handed in by Daily News Editor Jayathileka de Silva has been accepted by the administration. The editor had handed in his resignation after rejecting a directive by Lake House Chairman Bandula Padmakumara to publish mud slingingg articlescarrieded din the Dinamina newspapeagainstnt LankaEnews in the Daily News as well.
The Senate of the United States of America has unanimously passed a resolution on the 3rd calling for an independent international investigations mechanism to inquire into the alleged war crimes against Sri Lanka.
“We are with you”
Opposition Leader asks to send sms wishing strength to Mahela and Thilan
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that accusing two of Sri Lanka's crickettttekt players Mahela Jayawardena and Thilan Samaraweera to have sold a match by the state media is an unpatriotic act and has called on all patriots to come forward to wish them strength.
Rosy unhappy with Sajith for going to Avissawella with Apsari
UNP parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake is displeased with Sajith Premadasa for traveling in one vehicle with UNP Western Provincial Councilor Hashan Thilekaratne's wife, Apsari, to attend a UNP meeting in Avissawella.
Indian government disgruntled over the non granting of permission for the Sampur plant
Indian officials are displeased with the delay in granting permission to commence the proposed coal power plant in Sampur by an Indian company. The Indians are unhappy that President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has given permission to a Chinese company to construct the Norochchole coal power plant without any hesitation, has taken so long to grant permission for the Indian coal power plant in Sampur, a senior official from the External Affairs Ministry told Lanka News Web.
White Flag case: President and Chamal Rajapaksha witnesses at judge’s daughter’s wedding – blatant violation of rule of natural justice
President Mahinda Rajapaksha and speaker of the parliament Chamala Rajapaksha will be the witnesses at the engaging ceremony of Justice Deepali Wijesundara’s daughter on 07 March. Justice Wijesundara is the presiding judge at the trial-at-bar that hears the White Falg case against former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka. The President has even offered the Presidential Palace for the ceremony but as another special function is scheduled on the day at the palace, Colombo’s Cinnamon Grand hotel has been chosen as the venue.
In their latest attempt to avoid criminal charges being filed against them for playing out depositor’s funds and to defraud the depositors once again, Directors of Golden Key Credit Card had fraudulently got the signatures of depositors with the help of few supporters and finalized an illegal agreement. Most of the customer signatures were taken well before the said agreement was prepared. In this bogus so called repayment plan, remaining net asset base of Golden Key running in to approximately Rs. 3bn is inflated to almost Rs. 15 bn with improper justification.
Statement by Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, Deputy Leader, United National Party
Regarding the television programme broadcast by a state TV Channel
demeaning Mr. Mahela Jayawardena, Vice Captain of the National Cricket Team
Abuse of state media by the present regime, for political gain, disregarding accepted norms, is not a new phenomenon. We have highlighted this matter on many occasions.
The Fundamental Rights application filed by the TNA parliamentarians from Jaffna District was taken up in the Supreme Court today. Mr. M.A. Sumanthiran with Bhavani Fonseka and Niran Anketell, Attorneys-at-law, instructed by Moahan Balendra appeared for the Petitioners. Mr. Buwaneka Aluwihare, Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) appeared for all the respondents.
The script against Mahela was written to Vimasuma due to pressure from Namal and Sanath – Mahinda
Editor of the Dinamina newspaper, Mahinda Abeysundera has told several members from the newspaper's editorial board that he had written the script against senior Sri Lankan cricket player Mahela Jayawardena for the Vimasuma programme on ITN due to requests made by the President's eldest son and parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and former captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team and parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya.
A high ranking police officer asks for the extortion money paid to Ranji
A special investigation under Senior DIG Pathirana has been launched into the illegal night club that is operating in the Global Towers Hotel with the political influence wielded by an underworld figure affiliated to Minister Mervyn Silva called Maligawatte Ranji alias Donald.
Basil obstructs the Chief Minister in development work in the Gampaha District
Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunge is displeased with the undue interference of the SLFP Gampaha District Leader and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa in the development work related to the Gampaha District, one of Ranatunge's close friends told Lanka News Web.
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe loses steam at the HR Council
After making much noise the Sri lankan government fired a blank at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the 25th. Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who represented Sri Lanka did not respond to any question posed by the international community on the country's human rights situation.
CEO's actions creates administrative issues in the CSE
Heads of several stock brokering companies have reportedly complained to the Finance Ministry that the actions of chartered accountant Bastian Pillesellahewa have created unrest among the workers and that the administration of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), which is a key financial institution in the country, has completely fallen apart.
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.