Minister Mangala Samaraweera has lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today in connection with an alleged coup attempt by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whilst the election results were been released on 9 January. Minister Samaraweera in his complaint said “It has been brought to our notice that in the wee hours of 9 January there has been a serious attempt by former President MAhinda Rajapaksa, and brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, G.L. Peiris and Udaya Gammanpila have been discussing and conspiring to subvert the due process of law when the results of the Persidentail election were becoming known, which were not favorable to one of the candidates, namely Mahinda Rajapaksa. The discussions were based around an attempt to impose a […]
14th January 2015
A complaint has been filed at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption against former Minister of Housing and Construction of Mahinda Rajapaksa government Wimal Weerawansa and his wife. The complaint filed by Attorney at Law Namal Rajapaksa states Wimal Weerawansa and his wife led very ordinary lives when Mr. Weerawansa joined Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government but during the last 6 years they have become millionaires and owners of luxury houses, lands and businesses. The manner they possessed such wealth is suspicious states the complaint and requests the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption to carry out an investigation and to take legal action if they had been involved in frauds and corruption.
While claiming that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be taken to Hague for alleged war crimes, Maya Arulpragasam, the Sri Lankan Tamil recording artist said that Sri Lanka’s new government has the ‘same face’ as it includes politicians who have been involved in government for the last 30 years.She said the Tamil community had embraced democracy and peace – the Tamil vote was largely responsible for Sirisena’s election – and that now the government had to restore “basic needs” to the community.She told Channel 4 News that reconciliation can only come if the Sri Lankan government undoes some of the Rajapaksa regime’s actions, such as his militarisation of Tamil areas in the country’s north. On the UN inquiry, Arulpragasam said “we still want Rajapaksa to […]
The British House of Lords is to comment on the just concluded Presidential election in Sri Lanka following a request put forward by a member of the House of Lords. Lord Naseby a close associate of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha who is accused of War crimes had asked for an assessment of the conduct and result of the presidential election in Sri Lanka, when the House of Lords meets tomorrow. Lord Naseby a close associate of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha is working hard to cover up the killing of more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians by the Army in Month of May 2009 alone and killing of more than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with White Flags after UN negotiated the ‘White […]
The release of Tamil political prisoners with a general pardon would pave the way for reconciliation, says Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Spokesman and Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran. “Tamil people have shown their goodwill by voting for the new government. They have cast their votes, placing trust in the new government, when the TNA campaigned in the North and East to vote for a change, without any precondition,” he said. He added that the new government has received an opportunity to express its goodwill to the people of the North and East. “These political prisoners have been spending almost 10-15 years in the prisons without any proper cases filed against them or investigations conducted. There are a large number of young women and men, who have been […]
Some political religious groups, who spread racism under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, were rewarded with land, vehicle permits and protection by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, the New Democratic Front’s Anti-Corruption Front said. Front, Member, Ven. Ulapone Sumangala Thera alleged that former Minister of Construction, Housing, Engineering Services and Common Amenities and Leader of the National Freedom Front, Wimal Weerawansa was operating websites which were offensive to the peaceful coexistence of the people who belong to diverse races and religions. There were monks involved in commercial, business enterprises, he said. National Organizer and Media Spokesman of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe told Ceylon Today that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s actions had been adverse to reconciliation and unity among the county’s varied […]