9th January 2018

Sexual bribe sought from actress to contest from Mahindas party

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya A sexual bribe had been demanded from an actress who had sought to contest the Local Government elections from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) headed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Madusha Ramasinghe told The Sunday Leader onlinethat she had decided to give up acting and enter politics. She says that she sought nominations from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna to contest the Local Government elections. However she says an official close to Rajapaksa has demanded a sexual bribe in order to ensure she is given a nomination. Madusha Ramasinghe said that she worked for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and with the Local Government elections being announced she felt she must contest. However the official in the party had said that she […]

Ranil exposes Mahindas bond scams

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PM says Rs. 4 trillion bond sales from 2008-2015 without Monetary Board approval  Rs. 10 trillion to be paid over next 25 years, allegations to be soon probed by Govt.  Instructs ministers to safeguard documents in CB, NSB and Insurance Corporation   Ready to debate bond report in P’ment, backs transparency as sign of Govt. openness  Insists committed to fighting corruption, over 60 cases either filed or under investigation Bashes Rajapaksa over debt, believes UNP can develop villages as it has already stabilised national economy    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the meeting at Campbell Park – Kushan Pathiraja Kicking campaigning for the upcoming Local Government elections into a new gear, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Government would have to pay a whopping Rs. 10 trillion over […]

Lasantha died exposing corrupt deals of Rajapaksha regime

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Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, speaking yesterday at the 71st General Convention of the UNP at Campbell Park made startling revelations regarding the brutal assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge whose 9th death anniversary falls today. Lasantha Wickrematunge, Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Leader, a correspondent for TIME Magazine and an outspoken critic of the government was ambushed and assassinated at the Attidiya junction on the morning of January 8th 2009, while driving himself to work. “Lasantha was privy to confidential information emanating from a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ukranian government,” Minister Senaratne stated. “Lasantha knew of the extent of corruption and went on to publish an article on it, but couldn’t prove his claims later at a court case.” The Minister added that the […]

British Conservative MP’s refused or was Not allowed to meet the Tamil Chief Minister?

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It seems some things are foreign to some officials in the Foreign Ministry in Colombo. This week, its website – the official portal of the Ministry – made Sri Lankans believe there was an All Party Group from Britain visiting the country. This is what it said: “A four member delegation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sri Lanka (APPG-SL) in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, is currently visiting Sri Lanka at the invitation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The visit commenced on 3rd January 2018 and will conclude on Monday 8th January. “The delegation is led by the Rt. Hon. Ranil Jayawardena, MP a Sri Lankan Sinhalese, Chairman of the APPG-SL and includes the Rt. Hon. Michelle Donelan, MP, the […]

Govt Remains Committed To Goal Of Ensuring Justice For Killers Of Lasantha Wickrematunge and Other Media Personnel

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Govt Remains Committed To Goal Of Ensuring Justice For Killers Of Lasantha Wickrematunge and Other Media Personnel”States Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Prime Minister Ranil Wickreme-singhe yesterday stated that he was proud to reflect on the many hurdles overcome so far by the yahapalana government since January 08, 2015. In a statement issued to mark the 70 th anniversary celebrations of the UNP, the PM said: “When President Sirisena and I embarked on the campaign for yahapalanaya on November 21, 2014, we were responding to a nationwide outcry to lift Sri Lanka out of the shackles of nepotism, and into the spotlight as a proud and independent member of the community of nations. “Our promise to the people was that should they elect us to right the […]

Irregular Sale OF Four Trillion Rs Treasury Bond Sales From 2008 to 2015 During Rajapaksa Regime.

9th January 2018 // 0 Comments

Ranil Challenges Media to Debate Ten Trillion Rupee Loss Caused By Irregular Sale OF Four Trillion Rs Treasury Bond Sales From 2008 to 2015 During Rajapaksa Regime. Kicking campaigning for the upcoming Local Government elections into a new gear, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Government would have to pay a whopping Rs. 10 trillion over the next 25 years due to allegedly irregular bond sales of Rs. 4 trillion from 2008 to 2015 without the Central Bank’s Monetary Board approval. Attending a special Convention at Campbell Park yesterday accompanied by stalwarts of the United National Party (UNP), including Deputy Leader Ravi Karunanayake and General Secretary Kabir Hashim, the Prime Minister spoke in detail about the bond report and its repercussions. As the bond […]