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January 26, 2015 [GMT]
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Rajapaksas Made Plans To Kill Me And Imprison My Children: President
[Monday 2015-01-26 18:00]

President Maithripala Sirisena says the former regime had formulated detailed plans to torture him and his family when Mahinda Rajapaksa emerged victorious at the Presidential elections.Addressing a rally held in Polonnaruwa yesterday afternoon, the President had said,” Today, Mahinda Rajapaksa is saying he doesn’t even have a house to live in. I would like to ask him, if I was defeated, would you have given me a house?”



Navy ordered to probe Yoshitha
[Monday 2015-01-26 18:00]

Defence Secretary B M U D Basnayakee has ordered the Navy Commander to launch a full scale inquiry as to how a member of the former first family joined the Navy and received scholarships to study at a prestigious Naval College overseas.The order was given after the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) raised the issue with the Defence Secretary today and questioned as to how Yoshitha Rajapakse, second son of former President Mahinda Rajapakse joined the Sri Lanka Navy and received a scholarship to study at the Britannia Royal Naval College in the United Kingdom.



Ex Minister can’t leave Sri Lanka
[Monday 2015-01-26 18:00]

The passport of former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has been impounded following an order issued by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption. The Commission had instructed the immigration and emigration department to impound the passport of the former Minister for three months in order to conduct investigations over allegations raised against him.



PM to submit report on how to counter UNHRC allegations
[Monday 2015-01-26 18:00]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was planning to submit a comprehensive Cabinet paper on how the government should counter allegations against Sri Lanka in the report of an investigation conducted by Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights to be presented for the consideration of UN Human Rights Council when it next meets for its 28th session in Geneva on March 2015, a spokesman for the PM’s office said yesterday.



Prez poll defeat taught us ‘huge political lesson’ – new Opp. Leader
[Monday 2015-01-26 18:00]

Senior Vice President of the SLFP and newly-appointed Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva assured that his party could not repeat the mistakes that had caused the defeat at the recently concluded presidential election. Alleging that some SLFPers had switched allegiance to the new government to save their skin, MP de Silva said that the presidential poll defeat had taught the SLFP a huge political lesson.



MR to return for general election?
[Sunday 2015-01-25 18:00]

Constituent parties in the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have apparently decided to start afresh and are planning to contest the next general election under the leadership of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. According to informed sources, they will contest under the betel leaf symbol sans its main ally, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).A split in the UPFA was imminent during past few days, with speculations about the SLFP planning to contest the next general election under its original symbol, the hand. The arbitrary decision to appoint former Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva as the Opposition Leader was also strongly opposed and criticized by the majority of the constituent parties in the UPFA.



Dhanapala to hold talks with UN Human Rights Chief
[Sunday 2015-01-25 18:00]

Jayantha Dhanapala, President Maithripala Sirisena’s Senior Adviser on Foreign Relations, will go to Geneva, tomorrow for talks with UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Mr. Dhanapala is going as a special emissary of the Government to discuss the ongoing probe into war crimes allegations by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Last year, the investigators requested permission to enter Sri Lanka for the purpose of their work. The previous government rejected their proposal.



Mangala leaves for Brussels, seeks postponement of fish export ban
[Sunday 2015-01-25 18:00]

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will leave for Brussels on Monday to negotiate a postponement of the European Commission’s ban on fish exports from Sri Lanka.“We will try to see if we can get a postponement of this ban for at least for six months till we rectify whatever was not correct at ground level,” the minister told the Sunday Times. Along with the minister’s visit, the new Government has moved quickly to amend the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act to comply with measures to get the ban lifted. The Bill was presented to Parliament on Tuesday and is likely to be taken up for debate early next month.



Religious minorities feared BBS rampage, if Mahinda was re-elected President
[Sunday 2015-01-25 18:00]

Sinhala Buddhist extremism had led to the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential Election, one of his former Ministers said yesterday.discipline, would have created further havoc in the country leading to another ethnic conflict.  President Rajapaksa was re-elected for a third term the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and other extremists in the UPFA government, whom he had failed to  Former Deputy Foreign Minister Neomal Perera told The Sunday Island that the religious minorities feared that if did nothing to prevent a section of Sri Lankans from being violently targeted," he noted.



Girl child falls to her death at Havelock City
[Sunday 2015-01-25 18:00]

A 4-year-old girl child had fallen to her death from an apartment of the Havelock City Apartment Complex at Wellawatta last night, the Police said.They said the child succumbed to her injuries on being admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.Police said the child was resident of Mabola and she had come to the Wellawatta complex, where the sister of the child's mother was residing on the 11th floor apartment two days before the incident.



Political solution key says Ranil
[Saturday 2015-01-24 18:00]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is determined to work toward a lasting political settlement with the country’s ethnic Tamil minority, The Wall Street Journal reported.Two weeks after an electoral upset that ousted Sri Lanka’s long-reigning strongman, the country’s new leaders are racing to investigate allegations of corruption under the previous regime and are rushing to enact legal and constitutional changes they say are aimed at reestablishing rule of law.



Zeid’s March report notes Lanka
[Saturday 2015-01-24 18:00]

The annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, which will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in March, takes note of the investigations on Sri Lanka.The report notes that during the period under review, which is between January and December last year, the Council had requested the High Commissioner to undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations of human rights by both parties in Sri Lanka during the period covered by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.



Military training for principals to stop
[Saturday 2015-01-24 18:00]

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariwasasm today said a circular will be issued within the next few days that would call-off the controversial leadership training programs that were held for Principals in military camps. “We are presenting in the process of preparing the circular and in order for the program to be cancelled it has to be authorized by the President. We will be carrying out the necessary processes within the next few weeks,” he added.



29 diplomats recalled
[Saturday 2015-01-24 18:00]

Some 29 diplomats who were political appointees have been recalled with immediate effect. A spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that the process for recalling political appointees in the diplomatic service has commenced. “This is a usual occurrence following a government change,” the official stated. He said among those who have been recalled are officials who have been appointed through political influences without fulfilling the necessary criteria as well as diplomats who have been serving in one station for a prolonged period.



CJ quizzed by CID over coup plot at Temple Trees
[Saturday 2015-01-24 18:00]

Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice Mohan Peiris was yesterday grilled by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over a complaint filed about an alleged plot to hold power by force on election night by the defeated Rajapaksa regime.Peiris, appointed Chief Justice by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in January 2013 following the impeachment of Shirani Bandaranayake, was spotted at Temple Trees, the defeated president’s official residence in the early hours of 9 January.



Professionals to probe the war
[Friday 2015-01-23 18:00]

All political party leaders will be consulted when launching the domestic investigation into the war and the commission will consist of professionals, the Government said today.The new government had said it will appoint an independent domestic commission to probe the last stages of the country’s civil war that ended in 2009.Cabinet Spokesperson and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told Xinhua that the commission will consist of professionals who will launch a full inquiry into alleged human rights violations in the last months of the war against the LTTE in 2009.



To step down, CJ wants diplomatic posting: BASL
[Friday 2015-01-23 18:00]

Chief Justice Mohan Peiris was making a diplomatic posting the condition of his resignation, Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya said yesterday.Jayasuriya said Peiris was refusing to step down from office unless he was given a diplomatic posting to London, Brazil or Rome.“The Bar does not want a Chief Justice who begs for diplomatic postings,” Jayasuriya told Daily FT. “He is refusing to step down unless he is given a posting,” the BASL President said.



EC denies polls day allegations
[Friday 2015-01-23 18:00]

Elections Commissioner (EC) Mahinda Deshapriya today denied reports that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa had visited the Elections Commissioner’s office on the day of the election.Responding to a question posed at a media briefing today, Deshapriya said that to his knowledge, the last time Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Elections Commissioner’s office was in January 2010 after the Presidential elections held that year.



Seychelles to assist SL’s probe on Rajapaksa
[Friday 2015-01-23 18:00]

The government of Seychelles has said it will assist with all formal requests for an investigation into the assets of Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said this in a press statement released yesterday after reports surfaced recently in the Sri Lankan media that the country’s newly-inaugurated President Maithripala Sirisena’s government would be pursuing an investigation against former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in connection with allegations of stolen assets hidden in the Seychelles.



Rs. 5000 public sector pay rise
[Friday 2015-01-23 18:00]

The Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that the government employees’ salaries would be increased by Rs. 5,000 from the interim budget on January 29. He added that this was in addition to the increase in the cost of living allowance for government-sector workers given by the Rajapaksa regime. “Last budget’s increase was on the Cost of Living allowance. In our budget it would be a direct increase on the salary,” the Minister said. He also said that there would be an additional salary increase of another Rs. 5,000 in June.


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