Sri Lanka’s defeat against England - a conspiracy to undermine Dilshan’s captaincy?
International sports analysts have raised suspicions whether Sri Lanka’s pathetic batting display in Cardiff on Monday was a planned conspiracy against the newly appointed captain Tillakaratne Dilshan by the most senior players in the side.
Survival of youth shot during Katunayake protest slim
Dullas asked to make funeral arrangements
A 22 year old youth called Roshan who was injured during the protest at Katunayake on Monday (30) is being treated at the ICU of the Ragama Hospital and is surviving with the aid of respiratory machine. One of his legs has already been amputated due to the injuries sustained by him.
On an order by the Presidential Security Divsion
Tamil officers removed from the Victory Day military parade
The BBC news service has revealed that 26 Tamil police officers from the North had been removed from the Victory Day military parade following an order from the Presidential Security Division.
Nine female and 17 male Tamil police personnel who were employed to the police force from the North were summoned to Colombo to participate in the second anniversary celebrations of the end of the war.
Channel 4 is to screen Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, a special one-hour investigation which features devastating new video evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Sri Lankan government forces and the Tamil Tigers at the UN this Friday 3 June.
The film will be screened on the margins of the UN Human Rights Council session. It will air on Channel 4 on 14 June.
Featured in the film will be a video first aired by Channel 4 News which shows government troops executing Tamil prisoners - described today by the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heynes, as reflecting "definitive war crimes."
Presented by Channel 4 News journalist Jon Snow, the film features footage captured on mobile phones, both by Tamil civilians under attack and government soldiers as war trophies. It shows: the extra-judicial executions of prisoners; the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian camps and dead female Tamil Tiger
Military officers involved in the operation confined to their seats
Jayasuriya who distributed fuel speaks of how the war was fought
Senior military personnel have found it quite humors to see Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya speak gallantly of how the military carried out the operation to liberate the East when all he had done was to handle the distribution of fuel and food to the conflict areas.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had not attended the opening ceremony of the conference “Defeating terrorism: The Sri Lankan experience” due to the non participation of key nations in it, sources from the Presidential Secretariat said.
Action to be taken against Mohan discussed at Sarath’s farewell party
Additional Director General of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), Devapriya Abeysinghe and several others have discussed as to the measures to be taken get rid of veteran media personality and newly appointed head of the SLRC, Mohan Samaranayake from the post if he interferes in their private business endeavors.
Wimal asks Bank of Ceylon
To give propaganda work to a director at the Dalada Maligawa
Minister Wimal Weerawnasa has asked the heads of Bank of Ceylon to hand over the coordination of the bank’s advertising to the media and special projects director at the Dalada Maligawa, Krishantha Hiswella’s Sera Idea advertising company.
Police was sent to the Katunayake FTZ following Defence Secretary’s orders
IGP Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya has told a former IGP today morning that Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa after ordering him to send policemen to attack and chase away the JVPers has now saved his skin by placing the blame on the IGP.