30th November 2017

JVP slams Govt. over slow progress of corruption probes

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By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby orrespondent Opposition lawmaker JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake accused the Government of slowing the process followed to file action in relation to completed investigations by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC). “It is clear that the number of investigations conducted by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has gone down drastically. This could be due to the removal of the able Director General. She was removed to prevent action being taken against the crooks. It is the responsibility of the Government to appoint suitable people and fast-track the investigations of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, which is fuelled by public funds,” MP Rathnayake told Parliament yesterday, raising a supplementary question […]

Senior ex-military officers’ collective says… Gota should be given a Presidential pardon For any alleged mistake by him

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No action to be taken against Gotabhaya; stay order issued on FCID < http://www.adaderana.lk/news/44492/no-action-to-be-taken-against-gotabhaya-stay-order-issued-on-fcid-  > BY KAVINDYA CHRIS THOMAS A collective of retired senior military officers yesterday (27) took to the public arena, opposing the alleged Governmental move to arrest former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Under the banner of ‘War Heroes for the Nation’, representing a collective of retired senior officers of the tri-forces, speaking at a press briefing yesterday, they claimed that the collective had been organized as a result of the recent reports on a Government move to arrest Rajapaksa. This collective was led by retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne and retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara. “Any attempt to arrest the former Defence Secretary would be the downfall of this country and the peace that […]

SLFP dissidents in JO going it alone as SLPP

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By Shamindra Ferdinando Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday made deposits at Kalutara, Galle and Gampaha kachcheris, signalling that it was going it alone at the forthcoming local government polls in spite of the SLFP’s efforts to forge an alliance with its dissidents to contest the mini polls together. The SLPP made its move close on the heels of President Maithripala Sirisena assuring a group of civil society representatives on Sunday that he wouldn’t pursue an agenda detrimental to the unity government. Having paid deposits in Kalutara, Chairman of the SLPM Prof. G.L. Peiris told The Island that there was absolutely no point in having a dialogue as long as the SLFP remained in the UNP-led administration. Prof. Peiris was accompanied by SLPM General Secretary […]