22nd March 2015

15 year old Pakistani girls sent to Sri Lanka and forced to work as Sex Workers!

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The special investigation unit of the Department of Immigration and Emigration says an extensive investigation had been launched into a racket where young Pakistani girls are forced to work as sex workers in Sri Lanka. It has been revealed that Pakistani girls aged between 16 and 15 have been sent to Sri Lanka to work as sex workers. Last week a group of investigators attached to the Department of Immigration and Emigration arrested five Pakistani girls in the age group between 16 and 25 during a raid in Colombo. Meanwhile the investigations into the racket revealed that the girls have reached an agreement with the leader of the racket based in Lahore before providing their services to foreign customers in other Asian countries. It is […]

Sri Lanka accused of selling arms to Ukraine rebels

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Udayanga Weeratunga, Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, has been accused by Ukraine of involvement in arms sales to separatist rebels fighting troops in that country. The Government of President Petro Poroshenko has made a complaint to the Foreign Ministry in Colombo in this regard providing details of Mr. Weeratunga’s involvement, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told the Sunday Times. “We will conduct a full investigation into this matter,” he said. Accusations against Mr. Weeratunga, the Sunday Times learns, deal with the sale of assault rifles and other small arms. Mr. Weeratunga, who was residing in the Ukranian capital of Kiev and owner of Club Lanka, a restaurant that served Sri Lankan dishes, was appointed Ambassador to the Russian Federation by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mr. Weeratunga […]

Leading Politicos To Be Arrested

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Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga says a few leading politicians will be taken into custody within next two weeks. These politicians have been alleged to have committed financial frauds, corruptions and accused of lack of transparency in State affairs. The minister said that the recording of statements from some opposition politicians has already been completed. Furthermore, the minister has instructed the IGP to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the human limbs found at some locations in the Colombo area in recent past. The Minister said that there is a suspicion that these brutal acts are being carried out by the opposition to raise allegations against the government. Asked for a comment on the recent transfers of police personnel, […]

MCM Awards 2015 – 9 Awards Won by ‘Echo8’ Productions’s “ETHILIKAL” Team at Midlands College of Media’s

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NINE  Awards was Won by  Echo8 Productions‘s “ETHILIKAL” Team at Midlands College of Media’s MCM Awards 2015 in Leicester,UK. *Best Film 1st Prize  *Best Director – (Prem Kathir) *Best Script – (Prem Kathir) *Best Cinematography – (Sayan Moorthy/Pressana Selvaratnam) *Best Editing – (B Surendran) *Best Music – (Girishh Gopalakrishnan) *Best Sound Designs – (Prathap Kumar) *Best Actor Lead – (Ramesh Thirugnanam) *Best Actress Lead – (Shahela Rani) “எனக்கு கலையுலகில் அங்கீகாரம் பிரேம்கதிர் மூலமாகத்தான் கிடைத்தது” – நடிகர் சுவிஸ் ரமேஷ் ! * பந்தா, திமிர், இதெல்லாம் கிலோ என்ன விலை?” என்று கேட்குமளவுக்கு இருக்கிறது நடிகர் சுவிஸ் ரமேஷின் பண்பான பேச்சு. “நான் எதையுமே சாதிக்கவில்லை. நான் சாதாரணமானவன்” என்று அடிக்கடி சொல்லிச் சொல்லியே எங்கள் மனதில் நீங்காத இடம்பிடித்துவிடுகிறார். * 28 வருடங்களாக நடிப்புத்துறையில் இருக்கும் ரமேஷின் சொந்த இடம் புங்குடுதீவு. ஆனால் வளர்ந்தது படித்தது எல்லாமே கொக்குவிலாம். * பல்கலைக்கழகத்துக்கு தெரிவாகியிருந்த போதும், நாட்டுச் […]

President, PM, CBK in Jaffna tomorrow

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President Mathripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga are scheduled to fly to Jaffna tomorrow morning on an important symbolic visit to the North, to distribute title deeds of lands in the former High Security Zones being returned to families displaced by the war. Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M.Swaminathan, who will accompany the national leaders on their brief visit to Jaffna, told the Sunday Observer that the ceremonial distribution of the title deeds is part of the expedited program of post-war reconciliation. Land title deeds to all other displaced families will be presented before the end of March Minister Swaminthan said. The problem of property demarcation and basic utilities faced by the families who already visited their […]

The inside story: How Maithripala Sirisena spent election night on a Dodangaslanda estate

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‘There were plans to destroy my whole family’ – President tells Sandeshaya by Suresh Perera With President Maithripala Sirisena’s revelation to Sandeshaya, BBC’s Sinhala Service in London, that there were plans to “destroy his whole family” if he lost the presidential poll, political sources recalled how the then common candidate was escorted under cover of darkness to an estate owned by a close friend in the Kurunegala district. Just days after the January 8 presidential election, The Sunday Island learnt how the drama unfolded at Dodangaslanda, a sleepy village at the far end of Kurunegala bordering the Matale district, but political sources politely declined to discuss details as the President himself had not referred to the episode earlier. During his recent visit to London, President […]

Minister Weerawansa resorted to all sorts of malpractices at the election

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He’s a callous politician by Jaliya Wijeyekoon The protracted political conflict between Kaduwela Municipal Mayor, G.H. Buddhadasa, and National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and Former Housing and Common Amenities Minister, Wimal Weerawansa, which has been simmering for several years has now reached explosive proportions, with both of them now entering a new round of verbal warfare. The conflict has its genesis in the 2011 Local Government Elections, where Wimal Weerawansa fielded a mayoral candidate of his choice from his party to contest against Buddhadasa, the incumbent mayor Minister Weerawansa left no stone unturned in his quest to secure victory for his candidate. Buddhadasa, more experienced in area politics countered this with an aggressive campaign of his own and secured victory topping the preferential vote list. […]