Pabha's statement to the Mirihana police on taking Rs. 50 million to cross over removed following political pressure
The statement made to a woman police constable (WPC) at the Mirihana Police by parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali also known as Pabha, that she joined the government due to pressure from her husband who was given Rs. 50 million and a vehicle by MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena has been removed by the police following political pressure, an officer from the Mirihana Police told Lanka News Web.
Minister Kodikara takes a Rs. 50 lakhs bribe to hand over Payagala Distilleries
Cooperatives Minister of the Western Provincial Council Upali Kodikara has taken a Rs. 50 Lakhs advance payment from a businessman named Diresh Hettiarachchi to hand to him the Payagala Distilleries, which is under the Kalutara Distilleries Cooperatives Association, sources from the Western Provincial Council said.
UNP supporters suspiciouss over Sajith's silence over Walasmulla attack
UNP supporters in the Hambantota District are suspicious over the silence maintained by Sajith Premadasa over the attack on his rally in Walasmulla on the 4th night and his failure to lodge a police complaint about the incident.
The United States is increasing pressure on Sri Lanka to investigate the deaths of thousands of civilians at the end of its civil war. Human rights groups contend a Sri Lankan government commission has demonstrated no intent of doing it.
The government has forcibly acquired agriculture land, fisheries areas and areas where people are residing under the guise of tourism development. Among the lands that have been acquired are 50,000 acres of agriculture land in Moneragala, 5,000 acres paddy land in Shastravela in Panama, 4,500 agriculture land in Batticaloa District and 4,000 acres of land from Puhulpola and Bathmedilla areas surrounding Uma Oya.
Batticaloa District parliamentarian P. Selvarasah has said that neither TNA or opposition parliamentarians nor opposition members in the local government bodies were invited for the Batticaloa District Development meeting that was held on February 27 at the Batticaloa kachcheri under the patronage of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
Tickets for the musical show to collect funds for the disabled soldiers in the Sri Lanka Infantry Regiment are being sold by the disabled soldiers themselves. The show that is organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit is to be held at the Wilfred Senanayake grounds in Homagama on the 11th.
The Asian Catholic news website has reported that the security officers have not responded to requests made by civilians still residing in camps asking that they be allowed to participate in the holy service without any obstacles.
Trincomalee beach is also acquired
Only those possessing licenses could reside
The Eastern People's Organizations said there are plans to build hotels on the Trincomalee beach after chasing away fishermen and other residents in the area and as the first step, the Navy had surveyed the land area expanding for 100 meters from the beach.
Sujeewa and Buddhika ask Duminda Silva not to criticize Sajith
UNP parliamentarians Sujeewa Senasinghe and Buddhika Pathirana have asked UPFA MP supervising the Defence Ministry, Duminda Silva not to criticizeee UNP parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa, sources from Sirikotha said.