Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam is to visit Tamil Nadu next week to hand over an official invitation from the Sri Lankan government to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jeyaram to visit Sri Lanka, sources from the External Affairs Ministry said.
Former IGP given step motherly treatment to Police STF personnel who cracked down on the underworld
The reward monies, salary increments and recommendation letters due to the police STF personnel who had taken action against the underworld had not been given to them by the former IGP even by the time he had retried from the service, sources from the Police Headquarters said.
An international investigation against Sri Lanka if action is not taken against war crimes charges
A large number of Western, Latin American and African countries and Australia are contemplating on presenting a proposal to the UN Human Rights Council to hold an international inquiry into Sri Lanka, if the government does not hold an independent and impartial inquiry into the alleged war crimes, diplomatic sources say.
Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) is currently questioning Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on the spending of Rs. 7,190 million to build the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota and the Pallekele Stadium and to renovate the Keththarama Stadium.
Conflict between Gota and the External Affairs Ministry over India’s Headline Today programme
The Defence Ministry and the External Affairs Ministry are at loggerheads over the participation of Military Spokesperson Major General Ubhaya Medawela representing the Sri Lankan government in a live debate held yesterday (8) on India’s Headline Today station based on the controversial Channel 4 video, a senior government minister told Lanka News Web.
Army Commander intensifies victimization
Major Mahesh Kumara also sent on retirement
Army Commander Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya is trying to send Major Mahesh Kumara on compulsory retirement without any charges, sources from the Army Headquarters said. Major Kumara had held an inquiry on behalf of the Military Police against Lt. General Jayasuriya when he served as the Commanding Officer of the Wanni.
The President has asked a journalist from The Island newspaper, C.A. Chandraprema to publish articles attacking UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasruiya in Sinhala and English, a journalist from the newspaper told Lanka News Web.
Cricket controversy might increase
President advised not to attack Sanga
Two veterans in the cricket field have advised the President to remain silent and not to attack former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara for the controversial statements made by him at a memorial lecture at Lords saying it would further deepen the controversies in the country’s cricketing sector.
Believing him to be a close fired of Fonseka
Major General Walgama to be sent on retirement
Major General Janaka Walgama who has not won the confidence of the Defecne Secretary is to be sent on retirement by the Defence Ministry after blaming him for the attack on TNA MPs in Alaveddi, sources from the Army headquarters said.
India - Headlines Today TV Centre Stage live programme line up for tonight
Latest information from India where Headlines Today TV (part of India Today Group) which broadcast the C4's 'Killing Fields of Sri Lanka' last night for the first of their scheduled 3 times had a tremendous response from general public all over india as well as key politicians, according to their reporter Rajesh.
Lt Col Saleh is the creator of fake channel4 film aired by government
Lankanewsweb reliably learns that The video aired in sri lanka by the government describing as the original footage of controversial Channel4 video was created and dubbed in Tamil by a senior officer of army inteligence unit, Lt Colonel suresh saleh.
We make a serious mistake in thinking of differences as being confined to ethnicity alone. This takes me to Gandhi’s words on the removal of caste as integral to nation building. The very foundation of caste and its legitimacy is in our religions. Because most of us practice caste in some form, there is a hesitation to condemn True integration requires the equality of all castes. Only a person who suffers from caste will know how iniquitous it is.
A black box that is about six feet in length that was uncovered in the Divulegaoda area in Anamaduwa when a backhoe was digging a stream in the area had been taken away by a group of persons who had arrived at the scene on parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa’s orders. The group had taken the box in a helicopter.
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratane has written a letter to the Sri Lanka Navy saying that permission could not be granted to catch prawns using the trawling method when Defecne Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa have asked that permission be granted to fishermen be permitted to catch prawns in the sea using the method.
Stop harassing underworld leader Dhammika
President orders the IGP
Supervising MP for the Defence Ministry Duminda Silva alias Kudu Duminda has asked the President to order the Special Task Force (STF) to stop chasing after underworld leader Karate Dhammika and to take stern action against his opponent, Navy Ruwan.
Professor Karthigesu Sivathamy, an Eezham Tamil legend of Tamil Studies passed away on Wednesday 8:20 p.m. local time at his home in Dehiwala, Colombo. He succumbed to heart attack at the age of 79. The funeral rituals are scheduled to be held on Sunday at his residence in Colombo and the cremation will take place at Kanatta crematorium by 4:00 p.m. TamilNet joins the millions all over the world in paying tribute to the scholar who has been providing academic leadership to Tamils. He is survived by his wife Rupavathy Sivathamby and three daughters, Mangai, Kothai and Varthani
Supervising MP for the Defence Ministry Duminda Silva alias Kudu Duminda is building a luxury house in the Mulleriyawa police area for former IGP Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya, sources from the Police Headquarters said.
Jayalalithaa to participate in a television discussion based on the Channel 4 video
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram has agreed to participate in an interview with a leading television channel in India based on the controversial Channel 4 video, Killing Fields, sources from Chennai said.
Indian Foreign Secretary sends warning signal to Rajapaksa administration
The statement made by Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao to a group of senior journalists from Sri Lankan that the Central Government of India paid attention to the sentiments of Tamil Nadu and its people as they are part of India, is an indirect warning sign to the Rajapaksa administration.
Three leading ministers provide safe heaven for drug peddlers
The Police intelligence report have revealed that several politicians including Minister Mervin Silva, Deputy Minister Neomal Perera and the Monitoring MP Minister of Defense Duminda Silva providing safe haven for leading drug peddlers in the country.
President ordered IGP not to harass top underworld criminal Dammika
Monitoring MP Ministry of Defense Duminda Silva had appealed to President Mahinda Rajapkse to be given directives to Special Task Force not to go before the well-known underworld Criminal, Karate Dammika and to take stern action against his rival Navy Ruwan.
When Minister Basil Rajapase requested Defense Secretary Gotabya Rajapaske to give permission for fishermen to catch prawns using trawling system, has been objected by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dr Rajitha Seneartane.Dr Senaratne has also sent a letter to the Navy not to allow fishermen to catch prawns by using such method.