British Court case against Brigadier; Not informed: Army

The Sri Lanka Army said today that neither the Army nor Brigadier Priyanka Fernando had been informed with regard to any court case filed against the Brigadier in Britain. News reports said the Westminster Magistrate’s Court has issued an arrest warrant on Brigadier Fernando for allegedly violating the British Public Order Act. The case has been filed against the Brigadier, who was the then Defence Attache in the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, for allegedly making a threatening gesture at a group of pro-LTTE protesters outside the High Commission…

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Wigneswaran announces intention to contest for the post of Chief Minister

Former Chief Minister of the Northern Province, CV Wigneswaran said that he did not establish the Tamil People’s Front (TPF), a political party he created last year, to create divisions in the Tamil National Alliance (TNA.) Addressing the media in Jaffna after a meeting with the central committee members of the TPF yesterday, Wigneswaran urged the North-based political parties to join him instead of following the TNA. The TPF also elected a new 20 member central committee during the meeting. Wigneswaran told media that he had left the TNA as it…

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Avant Guard deal led to a loss of Rs.15 billion – Mahinda Rajapaksa is also among the responsible named for the loss.

Outspoken JVPer reappointed COPE Chairman;  tells Parliament political apathy is protecting offenders   Recalls multiple investigations by Committees and Commissions with no legal action  Questions why even reports tabled in Parliament have not yielded results  Says both SLFP and UNP complicit in protecting loyalists   By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Newly appointed Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Chairman Sunil Handunnetti yesterday delivered a blistering indictment of top politicians from both the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP),charging they were protecting those responsible for corruption and…

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Jaffna International Trade Fair to be held 25-27 Jan

Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2019), the largest ever trade fair and international exhibition in Northern Sri Lanka, will be held for the 10th consecutive year in the capital of Northern Province, a media release stated. The annual Jaffna International Trade Fair, named the ’Gateway to the North’, will be open from 25-27 January at the Municipal Grounds in Jaffna. The Jaffna International Trade Fair will bring together some of Sri Lanka’s favourite brands and services. The range of products for sale and display will give an opportunity for all…

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Maithiri’s failed Promise and Tamil Land Struggle Reaches Boiling Point after 700 days of protest

Last year, President Sirisena promised to return occupied lands in the North and East by December 31, 2018. When this promise was broken, Keppapulavu residents marched to the Army camp and demanded their land. The Army refused to speak to them. In subsequent discussions with government officials, an Assistant Government Agent (AGA) had promised them their land would be released by January 25, 2019. “We want to sleep, cook, eat in our own house and farm our own land” 700 days is a long time for a day and night protest outside…

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“Militarized Environment” Prevailing in and Around Colombo Permanent High Court Hearing DA Rajapaksa Museum Case Involving Gotabhaya Rajapaksa To Create Fear Psychosis Among Witnesses

Dep- Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris Objects to “Militarized Environment” Prevailing in and Around Colombo Permanent High Court Hearing DA Rajapaksa Museum Case Involving Gotabhaya Rajapaksa To Create Fear Psychosis Among Witnesses By Lakmal Sooriyagoda Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appearing for the Attorney General raised objections into the highly militarised environment around the Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar yesterday. Peiris appearing for the prosecution in the D. A. Rajapaksa Museum case told the Colombo Permanent High Court-at-Bar that this would adversely affect witnesses expected to testify before court in due course. Taking…

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Mahinda and Maithripala will jointly and separately continue to work hard to undermine the Wickremesinghe

Why Mahinda Is Reluctant To Endorse Maithripala As Presidential Election Candidate For 2019 Polls By D.B.S.Jeyaraj The greatest political surprise or upset in Sri Lankan politics last year was the political re-alignment of President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In a bizarre political twist Maithripala joined forces with his ex-leader to launch an unconstitutional and undemocratic attempt to remove Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replace him with Mahinda Rajapaksa as Purported Prime Minister. The backdoor bid to grab power failed miserably. The reasons for the debacle are well known.…

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