British MP Ian Paisley who Received Two Family Holidays Funded by Sri Lanka

British MP Ian Paisley who Received Two Family Holidays Funded by Sri Lanka Under Pressure to do the “Honourable Thing” and Resign from Parliament. One of the Northern Irish MPs propping up the Government is facing a parliamentary inquiry after a Telegraph investigation revealed how he accepted holidays worth £100,000 from a state he is now helping to secure a post-Brexit trade deal. Ian Paisley Jr said he had referred himself to Kathryn Hudson, the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, following this newspaper’s disclosure that he accepted two all-expenses-paid trips to Sri…

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Mahinda & Gotabaya Should Be Held In Contempt Of Court but will not because President and PM will not allow.

By Suranimala Umagiliya – With 2020 looming the Yahapalanaya government is striving to kick start investigations into the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime’s scandals, bring to Court some cases and simultaneously grant publicity to the development efforts in the pipeline. A welcome move but is it too late? The Rajapaksa camp is full of hope nay already feeling that 2020 is only a foregone conclusion. But is it? If readers would recall, Mahinda Rajapaksa was smug with the thought that the opposition could not even name a contender to pitch against him, leading up to the…

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Malaka’s alleged assault on Scottish couple

A case involving an incident where former Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka Silva had allegedly assaulted a Scottish couple at a nightclub in Colombo, had been referred to the Attorney-General (AG) for advice, police informed court. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) currently conducting investigations into the incident, had informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court that they had sought the Attorney-General’s advice regarding two counter cases. On a previous occasion, court had decided to name Scottish national James Francis Casserly as a suspect in a case where he had allegedly attacked…

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UK MP wrote to David Cameron on 19 March 2014 to lobby AGAINST supporting a UN resolution on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, after receiving FREE holidays from Sri Lanka Government

In her report, the standards commissioner, Kathryn Stone, found that Paisley breached the rules on paid advocacy – lobbying in return for reward or consideration – by writing to David Cameron on 19 March 2014 to lobby against supporting a UN resolution on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, after receiving holidays from the South Asian country’s government. The paper claimed Mr Paisley and his family enjoyed two holidays in Sri Lanka in 2013 paid for by the Sri Lankan government. The claims first appeared in the Daily Telegraph in September 2017.…

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Sri Lanka charges Tamil man deported from Australia

AFP – A Sri Lankan deported by Australia even though his partner had refugee status there was charged upon his return with illegally leaving his home country. Thileepan Gnaneswaran, who was separated from his wife and 11-month-old daughter, arrived in Colombo Tuesday along with another 17 who had also their asylum applications rejected by Australia. “They were taken before a magistrate and released on personal bail,” a senior police official told AFP. “They were charged under the immigration law for leaving the country from a place other than an approved…

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Rajapakse’s party Chairmen were on a spree of raping and killing women, now call for action against underworld says PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament yesterday that it was paradoxical to see the MPs of a party who could not punish their own Pradeshiya Sabha Chairmen who raped and killed innocent women on their watch sometimes back, demanding action against underworld members. “When the Pradeshiya Sabha Chairmen of your party were on a spree of raping and killing women you were in the government but did nothing. You didn’t do anything to prevent that. You protected thieves and maintained underworld members. Now you are questioning. What right do…

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Questionable Donation from CICT

This issue has raised many questions like why CICT generously ‘donated’ such a huge amount of money to a ‘charity’ The ‘donation’ had been remitted to Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation by CICT through The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (cheque No. 594691) to the Foundation’s account (No. 204-1-001-5-0003290) maintained at Peoples Bank As the money for this donation too had been documented as construction costs, the taxpayers are forced to bear a certain percentage of this amount But nowhere in the world is a donation that was made considered as a…

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