13th September 2017

Army Holding about 85,000 Acres in North

13th September 2017 // 0 Comments

Calls for probe into SF’s allegations against Gen. JJ By Cyril Wimalasurendre, ‘The Island,’ Colombo, September 10, 2017 KANDY – Alleging that the army continued to hold about 85,000 acres of land in the North, Northern Province Chief Minister and former Supreme Court judge C.W. Wigneswaran, on Saturday, sought the intervention of most Ven. Tibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera of Malwatte Chapter to shift troops out those lands. CM Wigneswaran claimed that only about 5,000 acres had been so far released to their original owners. The Chief Minister placed the strength of the army deployed in the Northern Province at 150,000. Asserting that there was no requirement to maintain such a large force in the Northern Province, Wigneswaran called for their removal.The Mahanayake thera told […]

Sri Lanka freezes Rajapaksa assets exceeding Five Billion

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Yoshitha appears before the FCID to make a statement Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, appeared before the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today to make a statement. He was given notice to appear at the FCID to be questioned on a land deal. http://www.economynext.com/ Sri_Lanka_freezes_Rajapaksa_ assets_exceeding_five_billion_ _FM-3-7611-10.html Sri Lanka freezes Rajapaksa assets exceeding five billion: FM Yoshitha Rajapaksha – A multi-million rupee brand-new house at Mount Lavinia brought from  a bag of gems left by a unknown person. Basil Rajapaksa – Claims that a 208 million river-front house in Malwana that was being built allegedly in his name was not owned by him.  Real estate and bank accounts of former president’s two elder sons and his minister brother Basil, amount to two billion.  […]