Death of Osama Bin Laden,a momentous milestone in the Global fight against terrorism - Mangala Samaraweera
The death of Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist leader who unleashed murder, destruction
and immense suffering throughout the world is a momentous milestone in the global
against terrorism and extremism.
South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) and South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) have in a joint statement urged the governments in South Asia to ensure that internet freedom in their countries is not threatened by any repressive provisions or measures.
One of Keheliya's female friends appointed as chairman
Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has appointed a beautiful lady named Minoth Nilanthi as the Chairman of the veteran actors' pension association. A senior official from the Film Corporation said that although she was not an artist, her appointment was made by Rambukwella due to her close affiliations to the minister.
Rs. 90,000 million compensation to be paid for hedging deal
The government after ignoring the Supreme Court verdict asking for the re-evaluation of the hedging agreement in 2008 between the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and four foreign commercial banks and the increasing of fuel prices by Rs. 20 has to now pay compensation amounting to Rs. 90,000 million (US$ 8,000 million) to the foreign commercial banks.
Hudson to commence a website following the eNews model
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Hudson Samarasinghe is to launch a website supportive of the President and Namal Rajapaksa following the model of the LankaeNews website, reliable sources said.
President launches special operation to get a statement supportive of the government from Ranil
The President has launched a special operation get a special statement from Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe condemning the report by the panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sri Lanka, sources from Temple Trees said.
Secret talks between lawyers from both sides over Fonseka's statement
Several lawyers from the attorney General's Department have met with Sarath Fonseka's lawyers recently for a secret discussion in an attempt to ensure that the statement scheduled to to be made by Fonseka on the 4th in the White Flag case would not be too detrimental to the state.
Government facing a problem in silencing the Chief Justice
The government is facing a problem in finding how to keep Chief Justice Ashoka de Silva silent after retiring next May. The government is faced with this issue following two statements made by the Chief Justice, who is currently on an overseas tour, to the BBC.
SLFP seniors are disgruntled with the decision to promote the President's eldest son Namal Rajapaksa at the government's May Day rally that has been organized to protest against the report by the experts panel appointed by the UN Secretary General on Sri Lanka.
Minister Dullas gets an additional income from May Day propaganda work
Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, who is in-charge of coordinating the government's May Day procession and rally has handed over the propaganda work to an advertising agency affiliated to him. The head of the respective advertising agency is one Minister Wimal Weerawansa's friends as well and Alahapperuma is an unofficial shareholder in the company.