A series of meetings attended by the President to protest against Ban's report
Minister Wimal Weerawansa is making arrangements to organize a series of meetings at district level attended by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in order to create a national protest against the report prepared by the panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Several films directed by Somaratne Dissanayake had been shown at the Trincomalee Navy Base recently and a senior Navy officer has ordered that personnel who were out of post had to pay Rs. 30 to watch the movies, Navy sources said.
One of Minister Rajitha Senaratne's coordinating secretaries, Amal Rodrigo's move to rejoin Minister Mevryn Silva has caused internal conflicts among the various groups of thugs affiliated to Silva, it is learnt.
Defence Secretary Nandasena G. Rajapaksa says that he does what he wants to and does not depend on any one else to do anything. He had made this comment in response to a question posed by a journalist from the Sunday Lanka newspaper.
Sajith Premadasa has decided to resign from all posts if the party leadership fails to re-appoint former Working Committee members Rosy Senanayake, Imthiaz Bakeer Markar and Buddhika Pathirana back to the Working Committee after their names were excluded due to their affiliations to Premadasa.
President's relative loses in the election for the Treasurer for the SLFP Provincial Councilors Organization
The convention of the SLFP Provincial Councilors Association affiliated to the SLFP was held on the 21st. One of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's closest relatives, Hambantota District Provincial Councilor Ajith Rajapaksa, had been defeated at the elections.
Press Statement of
Selvi J JAYALALITHAA - Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
The killing of four more Indian fishermen during the last month by the Sri Lankan Navy is yet another gory reminder that things have not changed in Sri Lanka. In fact the evidence of torture on the decomposed bodies of the dead fishermen provides further proof, if proof was indeed necessary, of the sadistic attitude of the Sri Lankan authorities to Tamils in particular and Indians in general. If this type of viciousness is a reflection of the feelings nursed by the Lankan authorities to Tamils from India, then one can well imagine the plight of the hapless Tamil population of the island republic at the hands of a repressive regime that is guilty of every type of human rights violation one can think of!
It was on the 27th of April, 2009, when the war between the
Sri Lankan armed forces and the LTTE was at its peak that Chief Minister Karunanidhi staged an obnoxious drama. After finishing his breakfast,
he claimed that he was
Let us challenge the reactionary Mahinda regime on May Day
March from Fort Railway Station to Rally at Hyde Park
The Nava Sama Samaja Party calls all progressive working people to join many trade unions coming together to challenge the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime on this May Day. This remarkable joining of forces by powerful trade unions will be the major opposition that represents the oppressed of both the north and the south.
Police constable Surasena assigned to provide security to Taxi Abey by the IGP commits suicide
Police constable Surasena, who was assigned by IGP Mahinda Balasuriya to provide security to well known political manipulator, Taxi Abey had committed suicide while on duty, sources from the Police Headquarters said.
Time magazine removes Mahinda Rajapaksa’s name after tip off
The world reputed Time magazine has removed Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s name from the world’s most influential leaders list after it found serious malpractices in voting M. Rajapaksa as one of the most influential world leaders.
An armed group attacks a person who owed Rs. 300 lakhs to Namal
An individual who had owed a sum of Rs. 300 lakhs to the President’s eldest son and parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa had been inhumanly attacked recently near the SSC grounds by a group of armed persons.
“Typex” allegation against Ranjith Madduma Bandara resurfaces
The “typex” allegation against UNP MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara, who has come forward to be appointed to the post of National Organizer, is currently being discussed within the party circles, a senior UNP parliamentarian said.
Rajith backtracks amidst Mervyn’s threat to reveal corruption and fraud in the fish market
The threat by Minister Mervyn Silva to reveal the corruption of Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has resulted in Senaratne stopping the campaign launched by him against Silva over the money extortion incident at the new fish market in Peliyagoda, reliable sources said.
US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake is to arrive in Sri Lanka next week to discuss with the government heads about the report released by the panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sri Lanka, diplomatic sources said.
The parliamentarian supervising the External Affairs Ministry Sajin Vass Gunawardena has chased away Suraj Dandeniya from Sri Lanka Cricket when he was seated next to President Mahinda Rajapaksa watching the Cricket World Cup finals in India, sources from Sri Lanka Cricket said.