International cricket matches attended by Sri Lanka
President’s son Yoshitha also gets broadcasting rights
The real reason behind the government’s decision to award the telecasting of Sri Lanka’s international matches to the state media is to allow the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) owned by the President’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa to telecast the matches without paying a fee, a head of a private media station told Lanka News Web.
A stock of 20,000 metric tons of petrol imported to the country from Iran on a decision made by a senior official at the Petroleum Ministry on June 12 was unsuitable to be use din vehicles, as it was contaminated with some chemicals and vehicles around the country started to stall as a result, a senior official from the Ceylon petroleum Corporation (CPC) told Lanka News Web.
To appoint Rajitha’s wife as the National Hospital director
Health Ministry calls for applications again
The special efforts taken by the government to appoint Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne’s wife Dr. Sujatha Senaratane as the Director of the Colombo National Hospital has caused a problem in the medical sector, a senior official from the Health Ministry said.
President’s media campaign a success
Basil attacks the international community
Minister Basil Rajapaksa has decided to attack the international community in order to safeguard his portfolio since the President is annoyed by the silence maintained by Basil in the face of attacks against him and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa by the international community, a businessman close to basil said.
Walkom: Gadhafi’s crimes highlight the world’s double standard By Thomas Walkom National Affairs Columnist
The International Criminal Court’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has cheered those supporting NATO’s war there. That Gadhafi is now officially wanted for crimes against humanity adds credibility to those, like Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who want him forcibly deposed.