9th May 2015

INDIA – How a Rich can stay out of Indian jail after killing!

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Despite his conviction, Khan doesn’t have to prepare for prison just yet. In a land where legal processes can drag out for years – and where the glitz of Bollywood goes a long way – he might still escape a sentence Salman Khan leaves court in Mumbai, India, after his conviction for culpable homicide. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters Naman Ramachandran The Bollywood star Salman Khan will breathe easy for two more days after the Bombay high court granted him a two-day interim bail, hours after being found guilty of culpable homicide and other charges by a sessions court and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment following a 2002 incident in which a pavement dweller was run over and killed by the actor’s car. Salman Khan: Bollywood star […]

India a land with NO Law for the rich!

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Indian Actor Salman Khan Gets Bail, 5-Year Sentence is Suspended: 10-Point Cheatsheet Bollywood star Salman Khan has been convicted for five years imprisonment by the Indian Courts. He will not go to jail for now in a hit-and-run case, the Bombay High Court suspended his five-year prison sentence today pending an appeal. India a land where legal processes can drag out for years – and where the glitz of Bollywood goes a long way Khan might still escape a sentence. He has been convicted due to a accident which occurred in 2002. When the accident happened Salman Khan was drunk and one person was killed and five people were severely injured. Although he confessed that it was his driver who drove the vehicle when the accident happened he could not […]

Mangala denies existence of secret detention centre

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By Shamindra Ferdinando Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has denied the existence of secret detention camps in Sri Lanka. Responding to a query at Thursday’s media briefing at Sirikotha, FM Samaraweera said: “Last week, I had an opportunity to meet a group of mothers still looking for their missing children. The issue of secret detention camps came up and assured them such facilities do not exist. I assured them of a thorough inquiry in case they could reveal secret detention camps.” Public Order Minister John Amaratunga too had met another group looking for missing persons to explain the situation, FM Samaraweera said, adding that the new government remained committed to do everything possible to establish the whereabouts of the disappeared. Both Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Justice […]

BJP leaders discuss Tamils issue with Sri Lankan ministers

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CHENNAI: A BJP team from Tamil Nadu on a Track II diplomatic mission has urged the Sri Lankan government to expedite democratic reforms under the 13th amendment to ensure devolution of powers to Tamil provinces and grant of equal rights to Tamils. “The issue of the 13th amendment was discussed with Lankan minister for health Rajitha Senaratne and minister for resettlement D M Swaminathan,” BJP national executive member L Ganesan said on his return from Colombo on Thursday. Ganesan visited Sri Lanka on an invitation from Ilangai Jayaraj, popular orator and expert in Kamban Ramayana, to address a conference in Colombo on the 12 century Tamil epic. Ganesan combined his cultural visit with a Track II diplomatic mission with state BJP vice president M Chakravarthy […]

Defying COURT ORDER…Arrest Warrant Out for Ven. Gnanasara

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By Ishara Rathnakara Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya issued a warrant for the arrest of General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena organization Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera yesterday (8), who was not present in Court despite a Court Order being issued for his presence in Court for hearings in connection with violation of a Court Order by participating in a protest…… demonstration opposite the Bribery Commission offices in Colombo. Cinnamon Gardens Police informed Court that the notice issued by Court, informing the monk that he should be present in Court on the 8th, was handed over to the Monk on 28th April. However it was disclosed in Court that this monk is in overseas at the moment. When the case was taken-up for hearing in […]

UPFA MP’s to crossover to Govt?

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By Daya Perera and J. T. De Silva UPFA MPs from Kurunegala, Puttalam, Gampaha, Matara, Ratnapura and Digamadulla are strongly tipped to cross over to the UNP, according to informed government sources, to seek re-election to Parliament at the next general election as candidates of the United National Party. A group of Opposition parliamentarians will cross over to the ruling party prior to parliament being dissolved in order to strengthen Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s hands in Parliament, the sources said. All these parliamentarians are prepared to seek election to parliament as candidates of the United National Party at the coming general election, the source added. UNP leaders have been having a regular exchange of views with this group that is willing to cross over to the […]

Mahinda begging to be the PM candidate!

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The begging bowl is what’s least associated with power politics. The sword, the gun, white vans, and all that wealth provides are much closer to it. Yet, the meeting between current President Maithripala Sirisena and the ousted president Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this week saw much focus on this utensil of the powerless. There is much being said today by the PR drummers of Hambantota strategy that Mahinda Rajapaksa remains unquestionably the most popular politicians among the Sinhalese today. This was stated most vehemently by Mahindananda from Nawalapitiya who earlier led our sports to disaster, at a political TV debate this week. It is no accident that he was part of the MR team to meet with MS. If such is the popularity of this defeated […]

From The Final Nail In The Coffin To The 19A

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By M.A. Sumanthiran – Five years ago, on the 8th of September, 2010, the lot fell on me to open the Debate for the Opposition on the Eighteenth Amendment and I remember the words that I spoke then. I said, “Within six months of me coming into Parliament, I am confronted with this Bill, which was a final nail on the coffin in which democracy had been laid in this country for some time”. On that day, I did not expect that another Bill like the Nineteenth Amendment would be presented to the same Parliament within the period of five years, within the same term of office as a Member of Parliament for myself, wherein that Amendment would be repealed. So, this is indeed a […]