* Sri Lanka's elderly politician Vasudewa speaks filthy words in parliament Sri Lanka's veteran leftist and leader of Democratic Left Front Vasudewa Nanayakkara used filthy Sinhala language words in parliament to blame Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.Vasudewa called the Prime Minister 'Pakaya.'Pakaya in Sinhala language is similar to fucker.However, the word literally meant fruit in old Sinhala literature.Seventy-six years old Vasudewa Nanayakkara is a former Minister of National Languages.Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa warned ...

*Are racist elements behind mob violence in Jaffna? The victim The mob violence seen in Jaffna when the suspects of raping a 17-year old school girl of Kaits were produced in court indicate the depth of tension that prevails in the northern society.The rape was not connected to military and police arrested the suspects and produced them in court. The investigation did not appear flawed. Then what was ...

* New political front in the formation in Sri Lanka under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena Sri Lanka's political sources say that preliminary discussions are underway to form a broader political alliance aiming the upcoming general election.Sources say that a number of political parties which were in the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) would join the new alliance.The new alliance is likely to be build up against the political front being built up by former President ...

Mahinda Rajapaksa to form New Sri Lanka Freedom Party Mahinda Rajapaksa campaign politician Wimal Weerawansa's website Lanka C News reported today that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would form a new political party as New Sri Lanka Freedom Party.The symbol of the new party is Wee Karala (pod of rice).The website reported that about 100 MPs of present parliament have agreed to contest under the new party.Share this article

* Sri Lanka's powerful Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) split Sri Lanka's powerful doctors' union Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has split.A specialist doctors' association has been restructured and the union held its first media briefing today.The secretary of the union is Ravi Dayasena. Chairman is D.J.N. Rathnasena.The Chairman said that the union was preparing a list of names of specialist doctors.Share this article

* Sri Lanka's Mahinda camp polico's wives accused of forging national identity cards MP Wimal Weerawansa, a leader of Mahinda Rajapaksa camp of Sri Lanka will be summoned by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for interrogation.He is to be questioned about his wife's use of forged national identity card and passport. She had a diplomatic passport also in her possession.CID informed court yesterday that Shashi Weerawansa's national identity cards and passports were erroneous.CID has ...

* Is online applying for university entrance fair in Sri Lanka? University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka has introduced an online application process for university entrance for the first time in the history.The application process included submitting data and uploading a scanned soft copy of the national identity card of the student.The student must fill all the entries online and take a printout. After that, the application must be endorsed by ...

* Why do people love TV pranks? Pranks are a major part of the schedules of profit seeking commercial TV stations.Sri Lankan actor Mihira Sirithilaka was once a victim of this kind of foolish prank by a local TV channel.Recently, one such TV station performed an inhuman prank with an underage girl. The story was described by BBC like this.A Mother's Day prank on Cambodian TV has ...

* Sri Lanka's former Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana's piano deal urged to be probed Ceylon Teachers' Union complained to the Ministry of Education to probe the way the former Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardana offered pianos belonged to the Ministry to a private nursery network.Three thousand pianos were offered to the Ministry of Education by the Korean government.Minister Bandula Gunawardana has given 35 pianos to Carlton pre-school network, a private entity run by Shiranthi ...

* Sri Lankan wildlife authorities dig Buddhist temple land to find the remains of slain elephant calves The photo shows wildlife authorities of Wri Lanka are digging the soil in the premises of Buddhist temple Vipassanaramaya in Maharagama to find the remains of killed wild elephant calves.Sri Lanka's famous elephant calf thief Ali Roshan has allegedly hidden some elephant calves in this temple. Allegedly, the elephant calves were buried here after they died due to ill treatments ...

* Sri Lankan magistrate surrenders illegally kept wild elephant Additional Magistrate of Colombo Thilina Gamage, who has allegedly kept a wild elephant cub in illegal captivity violating wildlife ordnance, handed over the elephant calf to the Wildlife Department office of Battaramulla yesterday.Director General of Wildlife H.D. Rathnayaka said that the magistrate had no legal permit to keep the elephant.A number of persons who kept captured wild elephants in their ...

* Multi million rupee tsunami housing fraud for which Lalith Weerathunga and Tiran Alles are being questioned By Sonali Samarasinghe (Cross posted from Sunday Leader July 08, 2007)Damning evidence of the government's secret deal with the LTTE has now surfaced, revealing President Mahinda Rajapakse granted unsolicited multi million rupee bogus housing projects to the Tigers to allegedly facilitate the transfer of money under the deal.The bogus projects were being given to the Wanni even as a water ...

Two employees of Walallawita Pradeshiya Sabha were arrested today by police as they were transporting an electrical generator belonged to the local government illegally to be used in a ceremony held under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha.The generator was being transported to a temple of Pelawaththa in Kalutara district. Mahinda Rajapaksha is to attend a ceremony in the ...

* Ex-employee of Sri Lanka's Avant Garde Maritime Security Company accuses Gotabaya Rajapaksha of selling arms to terrorists Udaya Disanayaka, an ex-employee of Avant Garde Maritime Security Company which is under probe now, lodged a complaint in CID today against the company regarding international illegal arms trade.Udaya Disanayaka claimed he had worked in Kenya as an operations manager of Avant Garde. He accused the company of violating laws pertaining to firearms, foreign exchange, labour, immigration and emigration.He directly ...

* Is Gotabaya Rajapaksha's fundamental rights petition fundamentally right? In fear of being arrested by police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), Sri Lanka's former Secretary of Ministry of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksha filed a fundamental rights petition in Supreme Court demanding the FCID made powerless to arrest him.Sri Lankan investigation bodies are after Gotabaya Rajapaksha on a number of issues including Avant Garde maritime security deal which caused loss to ...

* Sri Lanka police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) received complaints against 169 politicians and officials of Rajapaksha regime Sri Lanka police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has received complaints against 169 politicians and officials who served under the Mahinda Rajapaksha regime, says Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara.He further said facts had been reported to court against 31 individuals.The complaints are being probed and the suspects are to be arrested.MP Sajin Vas Gunawardane has been summoned to the FCID ...

* Sri Lanka President to have crucial discussions with political party leaders today People's Liberation Front (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Disanayaka said that the discussion held today between President Maithripala Sirisena and the leaders of the political parties representing parliament would be crucial.Disanayka said that the President had promised to them to dissolve the parliament unless the parties would not agree for the 20th amendment to the constitution.He also said that the President ...

* Wimal Weerawansa's media spokesman alleged of contempt of court Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya ordered Colombo Crime Division to investigate and report an incident of contempt of court by the media spokesman of the National Freedom Front led by pro-Mahinda campaigner Wimal Weerawansa.Accordingly Colombo Crime Division will investigate Mohammed Muzammil's statement of 'Give back the summon to the magistrate himself' when Cinnamon Gardens police station officers tried to hand ...

* Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist monk who ignored court orders to be arrested Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya issued warrants to arrest the leader monk of Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara and to produce him in court for organizing a protest before the Bribery or Corruption Commission ignoring the court orders.The extremist monk did not care the summons and hid away from the court yesterday.The Buddhist monks and the politicians ...

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