4th May 2016

KUSAL PERERA HIRES UK-BASED LAW FIRM TO DEFEND DOPING CHARGES

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Bipin Dani Observer Correspondent Mumbai—Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera, who has been suspended for the alleged doping offence has hired a team of UK lawyers, it is learnt here. According to the sources in England, the 26-year-old left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper has sought the services of a law firm called Morgan Sports Law. Perera’s urine sample, which was collected in an out of completion test on October 12, 2015, was found to be having a Prohibited Substance (in the category of non-Specified Substances) and was immediately withdrawn from the New Zealand tour. He has been suspended till the enquirers are completed. The law firm hired by the player is devoted to sports arbitration and litigation with a team of lawyers known in particular for their expertise in […]

New Tamil party alliance in the offing in Sri Lanka

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ALSO READ Chennai rain victim’s body washed ashore in Sri LankaLankan Tamil leader stands trial in Chennai via conferencingU-19 squad for Sri Lanka tri-series announcedArmy chief oversees relief and rescue efforts in ChennaiJapanese ship with students to arrive in Chennai A new Tamil political alliance, being seen as an alternative to the main Tamil party TNA, will be formed with the participation of 10 parties representing the community, according to political sources. A preliminary discussion about what would be called the Tamil National Front was held here today. The leader of the oldest Tamil party, Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), Veerasingham Anandasangaree has taken the initiative and consists of politicians from the minority who had opposed the LTTE’s separatist campaign. The politicians include the veteran […]

Army security for Basil’s US home

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By Niranjala Ariyawansha Member of Parliament for the Hambantota District Namal Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been summoned to the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry……(PRECIFAC) to answer allegations relating to the misuse of aircraft belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force. PRECIFAC is also expected to question Gotabaya Rajapaksa about why two soldiers had been deployed to protect the house of former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa in America. A spokesman for PRECIFAC (Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power) told Ceylon Today that the former Defence Secretary has been asked by PRECIFAC to present himself before the Commission on the 9th of this month. This spokesman said further that Namal […]

Brawl In Parliament Injures Several MP’s. Kegalle Dist UNP MP Sandith Samarasinghe Taken to National Hospital

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Security issue ignites the House .. A physical altercation, coupled with verbal abuses, took place in the well of the House on… Parliament not a place for thugs an.. In the highest tradition of democracy Parliament is, or is expected to be, the supreme leg… – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/#sthash.4kuPL88F.dpuf By Saman Indrajith A row broke out in Parliament yesterday leading to the suspension of sittings and sending several MPs to parliament medical room after the government had turned down a Joint Opposition request to reverse its decision to reduce the security provided to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Several MPs including UNP Kegalle District MP Sandith Samarasinghe were injured. He was rushed to the National Hospital subsequently. Parliament was plunged into chaos when Prime Minister […]

Dec 2006 Bomb Attack On Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Was an Inside Job Stage Managed by Ex – Def Secy Himself Alleges Ex – Army Chief Sarath Fonseka

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Sri Lanka’s former army chief told parliament Tuesday that a bomb blast apparently targeting former president Mahinda Rajapakse’s brother 10 years ago was an “inside job” to win sympathy for the then-ruling family. Sarath Fonseka, now a government legislator, said the December 2006 bomb attack blamed on separatist Tamil Tiger rebels had been stage-managed by the president’s brother Gotabhaya Rajapakse, then -then defence secretary. “No terrorist will set off a suicide bomb 25 meters away from the intended target,” Fonseka told parliament during a debate on scaling down military security granted to the former strongman leader. The government has said it is removing troops in Rajapakse’s bodyguard and replacing them with police commandos as part of a policy of relieving the military from civilian security […]