The Defence Ministry in a confidential letter has ordered all heads of state institutions to seek recommendations from the Ministry when planning the security for the respective state institution and to stop the services of any private security firm that provides security to the state institutions.
Anusha violates court order to remove suspension on LankaeNews
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has failed to implement the directive issued by Pugoda Magistrate Aravinda Perera on the 12th where the temporary suspension on the LankaeNews website was removed.
Through the 2,600th Sambuddha Jayanthi
Government invades the North and East
The security forces and police have organized massive Vesak celebrations, carnivals and dansels in the North and East of the country following a directive by the Presidential Secretariat to use the 2,600th Sambuddha Jayanthi to celebrate the second anniversary of the assassinationn of LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran on a grand scale.
CID crashes a meeting of “Left” parties affiliated to the government
The CID had reportedly crashed a meeting organized by the Left parties affiliated to the government to discuss about the report published by the panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sri Lanka and had questioned the people who were at the venue.
Gotabhaya to cover the country with a military net
Defence Secretary Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has commenced a programme to reassign the armed forces in a bid to prevent any future protests that could arise from either the north or the south of the country.
One of UNP's deputy leaders Sajith Premadasa and National Organizer Ravi Karunanayake are at loggerheads over who would play the lead role at the ice cream dansela that is to be held outside the party headquarters, Sirikotha in lieu of Vesak.
University students to be sent to the barracks on the 23rd
The 10,000 students who have gained the highest marks to enter university are to be sent to military camps from the 23rd. Letters sent out to them today have asked them to report to army camps situated in various parts of the country on the 23rd with their belongings.
Director General of the Media Center for National Security, Lakshman Hulugalle has said that Defence Secretary Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa also has a Rajayoga that would help him become the head of state.
UNP parliamentarian John Ameratunge confirms that it was then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who had saved then Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was accused of acrrying out several murders at the time.
ICC doubtful about Sanath over match fixing allegations
The International Cricket Council (ICC) it is learnt are doubtful whether Sri Lankan cricketers Thilekaratne Dilshan, Chamara Silva, Sanath Jayasuriya and Fervez Mahroof have been involved in match fixing.
Plan to withdraw the White Flag case against Sarath Fonseka
Several rounds of secret talks have been held to discuss the withdrawal of the White Flag case filed against Sarath Fonseka by the Attorney General since it has boomeranged on the President and the Defence Secretary, reliable sources said.
For supporting Mahinda at the Presidential elections
Jayantha gets Rs. 170 million contract in Ranaviru Real Star
Divaina journalist and veteran artist Jayantha Chandrasiri has been assigned the contract to do the décor for the grand finale of Ranaviru Real Star. The cost for the project is estimated at Rs. 170 million and he has already been paid part of the money.
To encourage the sale of coconut milk
Coconut trees 100,000 acres cut down
The government has planned to cut down coconut trees in 100,000 acres. These coconut trees are to be removed stating that they no longer bore fruit and the lands are to be used to cultivate alternative crops. Apart from the trees in this 100,000 acres, a large number of coconut trees covering a land acreage of 500,000 in the Southern areas have been cut down stating they have been affected by Phaito Plasma.