The news report published in the lankacnews website about a letter sent by Sarath Fonseka’s daughter, Aparna Fonseka to President Mahinda Rajapaksa requesting his release was a conspiracy against Fonseka and a blatant lie, the Movement to Secure Fonseka’s Release has said in a statement.
Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha says that the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) did not test the quality of the oil imported to Sri Lanka by the Indian Oil Company (IOC) through China Bay in Trincomalee.
TProf. M.D. Ameratunge from the Kelaniya University has filed a petition before the Court of Appeal requesting that the Science Faculty Head of the University, Prof. D.D. Kulatunge be removed from the post.
The governing UPFA councilors of the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha have challenged the SLFP organizer for Kelaniya and Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva.
The proposals made by Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa at the Advisory Committee meeting on the 5th have completely been discarded.
University students on Thursday held a massive demonstration in Colombo demanding authorities to remove the Vice Chancellor of Sri Jayawardenapura University.
The trial of the murder of journalist Dharmaratnam Sivaram (Taraki) scheduled to begin on Thursday, six years after the assassination has been postponed until April.
Sri Lanka's share market fell on Friday for a fourth straight session, with turnover slumping to a new 25-month low, as large investors and funds stayed inactive and retail investors cashed shares in thin volume to generate funds to buy other stocks.
A Sri Lankan students group has appealed to the United Nations to help find two missing human rights activists whom it fears are being detained by the government.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa not to take any action that would hinder Minister Mervyn Silva’s political path and not to encourage any such action as well. The Preisdent has also asked the Defence Secretary to take stern legal action against the persons involved in extorting monies using the minister’s name.
Productivity Promotions Minister Lakshman Seneviratne has ousted his ministry secretary W.M. Bandusena since he did not approve the Minister’s irregular transactions.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told several Cabinet ministers last night that he was working towards releasing Sarath Fonseka.
The Sri Lankan government’s unconvincing efforts to demonstrate that it is ready to deal with atrocities committed by both sides during the end of the brutal civil war reached the end of the line last week with the publication of the final report by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
Re: The LLRC Report
January 3, 2012
Robert O. Blake
South and Central Asian Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Canada will boycott the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled in Sri Lanka in 2013, if Colombo does not improve its human rights record. Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued this ultimatum during the last CHOGM meeting held last year in Perth, Australia.