Namal Facing Imminent Arrest Over Two High-Profile Investigations

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaka is facing imminent arrest in connection with two high profile investigations, authoritative Police sources told Asian Mirror. The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) is currently probing into money laundering allegations levelled against the MP while the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) handles inquiries into former Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s death. Highly place Police sources said there was enough grounds to suggest that the Parliamentarian would be arrested over the incident. The FCID has already submitted a report to Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris on the investigation launched into a…

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Tamils’ Meeting Shows Continuing Rift In Labour Party Regarding Foreign Policy

By TU Senan – Tamils for Labour organised what was probably its biggest ever meeting on 11/04/2016. The main attraction for the 400+ people in attendance – many of whom were young Tamils – was the chief speaker, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Party leader and leader of the opposition. Hilary Benn MP, shadow foreign secretary, Chuka Umunna MP, former shadow business secretary under Ed Miliband, gave speeches, as did a number of other Labour MPs. Journalists Callum Macrae, Frances Harrisonand Sonya Sceats, who have written in detail about the plight…

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Government going slow on “stolen US$ 18 billion” investigations – Senior UNP’er

*Mystery approach has baffled the people by Zacki Jabbar The government was going slow on investigations into allegations that the Rajapakasas had allegedly siphoned off US$ 18 billion in State funds while in power between 2005 and 2014 , a senior member of the United National Party charged yesterday. Western Provincial Council UNP member Srinath Perera PC, told the ” Sunday Island” that it was a mystery as to why more than a year after the UNP/SLFP administration had assumed office, not much headway had been made on an allegation…

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Jayalalithaa: Karuna gifted island to Sri Lanka

AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa on Friday accused DMK leader M. Karunanidhi of being instrumental in the handing over of the Katchatheevu islet to Sri Lanka. Addressing a huge gathering at Aruppukkottai in Virudhunagar district, Ms Jayalalithaa ridiculed the DMK promise of retrieving Katchatheevu, which is featured in the party’s election manifesto. Dealing with the subject in elaborate fashion, she listed out the efforts she has been taking since 1991 to get back the islet, traditionally used by fishermen of the southern districts. Mr Karunanidhi, who she claimed colluded with the…

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Singapore detains SriLankan Airlines passengers, orders flight back

ECONOMYNEXT – Singapore has detained five passengers on board a SriLankan Airlines flight Thursday after ordering it to return to Changi International Airport for security reasons soon after it took off. SriLankan Airlines said in a statement flight UL 309 of April 14, 2016 was instructed to return to Changi “due to security reasons” soon after it was airborne to Colombo and that no reason has still being given for the action. The flight later arrived in Colombo at 0042 hrs on April 15, 2016 with a total delay of…

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Will India topple Ranil’s government too?

India maintained strict silence on Ranil’s visit to China. Only India is aware of the secret behind that silence. Subsequent to Mahinda’s defeat, his brother former Defence Secretary Gotabaya said at a conference that Indian Defence Adviser Ajit Doval had told him to halt the Colombo Port City (Chinese) Project. Gotabaya said, his brother’s government got involved in problems with India because of the decision the government took not to halt this project. If Doval had told Gotabaya to halt the Colombo Port City Project then there is no reason…

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Postwar Sri Lanka Urgently Needs New Acts On Police & Firearms

By Vidya Abhayagunawardena – With the end of the three-decades long armed conflict in 2009, Sri Lanka has embarked in seeking permanent peace and human security in the country through reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction. This will help not only bridging the gaps between ethnic communities in Sri Lanka but also in overall socioeconomic and political development of nation building. Since the new government came into power on January 8th 2015, there is a big hope that country’s supreme law will be change and more powers given to citizens of the…

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