Rajapaksa calls for non-interference India can have the biggest political impact on Sri Lanka’s election, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said, adding that he hoped India will not “meddle with” Sri Lanka’s internal political affairs. He made the comment in an interview to The Daily Mirror on Thursday, responding to a question on the possible influence of the West and India on the Sri Lankan presidential election, likely to be held by the end of 2019. “It is not that big,” Mr. Rajapaksa said, on the West’s ability to determine poll outcomes. India’s role in 2015 Following his election defeat in January 2015 to an eclectic coalition led by his former Cabinet colleague Maithripala Sirisena, Mr. Rajapaksa has, on different occasions, alluded to India’s role in toppling […]
30th June 2018
From stretches of pristine coastline, to an archaeological museum and several churches built by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, Jaffna has much to offer curious visitors. Below we have made note of the lesser known places of interest, which are located a short distance away from the main town and they can all be visited within a day’s travel. 1. St. James Church 2. Kadurugoda Archaeological Site 3. Nilavarai Well 4. Kankesanthurai Beach 5. Keerimalai Pond 6. Casuarina Beach https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g2467801-Activities-Northern_Province.html
FUNDS ALLEGEDLY USED FOR MAHINDA’S ELECTION CAMPAIGN Following the recommendations made by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption (PRECIFAC), the Attorney General last week filed indictments against those who have misappropriated public funds to conduct an election rally in Negombo in the run up to the 2015 Presidential Elections. The indictments were filed against former Acting Fisheries Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne, his Private Secretary/ son-in-law Upul Chaminda Perera Kumarasinghe, former Chairman CFHC Upali Liyanage, former General Manager Galapitagedara Piyal Abeysekara, former Deputy General Manager Chandana Pelpita and former acting Supplies Manager Lakmina Munidasa under the Public Property Act for misappropriation of public money to build the image of the presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa in the guise of a ceremony […]
Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella yesterday told The Island yesterday that Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, PC, had officially sought inquired from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) whether funds received by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa from China in the run-up to the last presidential polls in January 2015 had been deposited there. Minister Kiriella said that Sri Lanka had raised the issue after receiving reliable information. Minister Kiriella said that the government had received information as regards funds in UAE following the revelation made by The New York Times in respect of the Chinese funding the Rajapaksa campaign.