Power and Energy Minister and Secretary clash over rural electrification programme
The clash between Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and the Minstry Secretary Ferdinando over the Ministry’s rural electrification programme aimed at providing 100% electricity supply to the rural areas has placed the deputy general managers in-charge of the programme in a difficult spot.
Sri Lanka Cricket bankruptcy was due to the construction of the Hambantota cricket stadium – Interim Committee Secretary Nishantha Ranatunge implies
Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee Secretary Nishantha Ranatunge had told a weekend newspaper that the board had constructed the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota spending a large amount of money following advice from the government and the promise that the state would meet the additional costs.
Election of a Muslim national as the Chief Minister of the East would cause problems – Presidential representative Arun Thambimuttu
One of the President’s henchmen have reportedly told the Indian government delegation that visited the country recently that it would be dangerous to devolve police and land powers to the provinces, as it could much problems if a Muslim is elected in the future as the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province.
Commercial Manager of Rupavahini
Employed by Yoshitha’s sports channel
Commercial Manager of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Prasanna Jayasundera has been employed as the Commercial Director of the President’s second son, Navy Sub Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s Carlton Sports Network (CSN).
Sarath raises his voice against the Rajapaksas in Ampara
Disgruntled over the current administration and the arbitrary actions of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Digamadulla District parliamentarian Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera has said he would make an important decision soon.
Why did the special Indian government delegation not meet with the Opposition Leader? – Political circles discuss
Doubts have been cast as to why the members of the Indian government who visited the country recently did not meet with Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe when they even met with representatives from the Tamil National Alliance, a senior UNP parliamentarian said.
“Keeping quiet because of the diplomatic appointment” – former IGP Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya
Former IGP Dr. Mahinda Balasuirya has said that he has decided to keep quiet without speaking about his early retirement due to the Katunayake attack although he could have remained in the post for two years because he would lose the diplomatic posting promised to him if he made any comments about the matter.
The Alaveddi meeting was attacked without knowing that MPs were there
– officers who carried out the attack say
The Army personnel who were involved in the attack on a meeting in Alaveddi has told the police that they had followed orders issued by the Jaffna Commander Major General Mahinda Haturusinghe who had said that no Tamil should be allowed to raise their heads in the North.
The attack on TNA MPs
Gota, Mahinda and the police give different explanations
The police have told courts that no information has been received about the group of persons involved in the attack on a meeting organized by the TNA MPs in Alaveddi in Jaffna and that the attackers therefore have not been identified.
Sri Lanka sending conflicting signals to investors says IMF
The International Monitory Fund (IMF) says that “some potentially conflicting signals” sent by the Sri Lanka government over the role of the private sector in economic development may deter further investment in the post-war development of the island.
Defence attaches in foreign missions face difficulties trying to justify the Channel 4 charges
The defence attaches in Sri Lankan missions overseas are facing great difficulties trying to justify the killings shown in the Channel 4 video after the government had stated that the footage had been filmed in India.