Who is this? What is he doing? Prof Rohan Gunaratne exposed
Sri Lanka government recently held a seminar in Colombo to tell the world how they defeated the Tamil Tigers. Sri Lanka wanted the world to learn their military strategies, tactics and doctrine so they could win their own wars.
Non identification of a suspected attacker
Tamil MPs’ compliant on attack cast aside
No arrests have so far been made in relation to the recent attack on a meeting attended by TNA Mps in Alaveddi in Jaffna and attempts are being made to get the case thrown away from courts claiming the incident was just an argument between people, it is learnt.
President misleads India
Political solution delayed
The President’s statement that the only political solution to the ethnic issue should be proposed by a parliamentary select committee at a meeting with media heads was a clear indication that a reasonable political solution would be presented soon, a senior journalist who attended the meeting said.
President says that Indian intelligence units caused the rift between him and Fonseka
The President has said that the removal of Sarath Fonseka from the post of Army Commander within a moth after the end of the war was a mistake and that he was misled by false information from the Indian intelligence units. The President had made this statement to two Army Generals who are very close to him.
After stating that the TID had forced to implicate Sarath Fonseka in Lasantha’s murder,
Attempt to assassinate the Army intelligence solider
Former Army intelligence member Kandegedara Piyawansa, who is currently in remand over the murder of the founding editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge, is reportedly under threat following the statement made by him that a TID official had asked him to implicate former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka in the murder, it is learnt.
Police investigation into Lasantha’s murder heading nowhere
After two and a half years, no suspects yet
The investigation into the murder of the founding editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, Lasantha Wickrematunge, has been unable to find a murder suspect even two and a half years after investigations into the incident since the main aim of the investigation is to blame former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka for the murder.
Do not publish Prof. Nalin de Silva’s articles
President orders the head of Divaina
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly ordered the Managing Director of Upali Newspapers, Nimal Welgama not to publish any article of Prof. Nalin de Silva that criticizes the government in the Divaina and Vidusara newspapers.
Deputy Technology and Research Minister tests the technology of selling one vehicle to two individuals
Deputy Technology and Research Minister Faizer Mustapha has earned Rs. 70 lakhs in an improper manner by selling his Toyota Prado vehicle bearing number KE-2255 to two individuals within a span of two weeks, Lanka News Web learns.
“Honest friends” : An op-ed on Sri Lanka by Mr Alistair Burt, Foreign Office Minister for South Asia
The events of the past weeks have brought uncomfortable focus onto the last days of the conflict in Sri Lanka. Allegations made in the media have recalled memories of a distressing time in Sri Lanka’s history.
Keerthi De Silva, founder President of the Sinhala Defense League dies
in California USA
Keerthi Gunoth Richard De Silva, the founder President of the Los
Angeles based Sinhala Defense League that played the prominent role in
the anti-separatist struggle of Sri Lanka in North America died in his
West Covina home June 24, just eight days after his 81st birthday,
his daughter Desika said.
To get Basil involved in war crimes allegations
A media campaign launched on a Presidential directive
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered a head of the President’s Media Unit to get Minister Basil Rajapaksa involve din the debate over the alleged war crimes in the country and to launch a special media campaign for the purpose, sources from Temple Trees said.
Where are the soldiers who raped children in Haiti?
Responding to increasing calls for an independent, international war crimes tribunal on Sri Lanka, the government continuously insists that it is capable of conducting its own impartial investigations.
According to Sri Lanka Medical Council Act
Presidential physician Dr. Eliyantha White could be jailed for two years
In the event a case is filed before courts against Presidential physician Dr. Eliyantha White for practicing medicine without being registered as a doctor, he could be sentenced to a jail term not less than two years and a fine of Rs. 2,000, a senior official from the Attorney General’s Department told Lanka News Web.
Through Major General Udaya Perera’s report
Minister Basil Rajapaksa dragged into the war
A report to be published by the government is to imply that Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was assigned the task of sending medical and food supplied to the North during the war and that he should be held responsible for any shortcoming in sending supplies to the North, a senior official from the Defence Ministry told Lanka News Web.
Auditor General reveals that People’s Bank had given Rs. 163 million to Triad without approval
The Auditor General has prominently stated in the People’s Bank audit report released last May that the Bank had given Rs. 163,891,818 to the Triad Advertising Agencyw owned by Dilith Jayaweera and Varuni Amunugama without any board approval or any agreement.
Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha gets Land Reclamation Corporation to fill his bank account
Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha has taken US$ 2 million as advance by giving a land belonging to the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation in Etul Kotte together with former Chairman of the Corporation Somaweera Chandrasiri to an Arab national, Lanka News Web learns.
Digambaram gets a bribe of Rs. 500 million from the government
The government has given parliamentarian P. Digambaram Rs. 500 million to develop 50 roads in the Nuwara Eliya District. UNP parliamentarian Dr. Harsha de Silva has pointed out that the government had given Rs. 500 million to Digambaram when the opposition parliamentarians are yet to receive their allocations under the decentralized budget.
Thilanga asks Lakbima journalists to reveal Kudu Duminda’s rackets
Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala has asked the heads of the editorial board in the Lakbima newspapers to expose the rackets and dirty deals of supervising MP of the Defence Ministry Duminda Silva alias Kudu Duminda. Thilanga had issued this directive after the President had openly reprimanded him after keeping silent over all Duminda’s dirty deals.
President has advisors who mislead him – Minister Basil
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has said that Sri Lanka is under great pressure from the international community due to the advice received by several advisors to the President and that they continue to mislead him.
Defence Secretary’s son’s wedding on June 30
Security at Hilton Colombo to be taken over by the military
Two containers of roses from the Netherlands
The wedding of Defence Secretary Nandasena Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's son is to take place at the Hilton Hotel on June 30. The military has already taken over the security at the hotel in order to ensure the safety of the VIPs who will be attending it.