A powerful member of the Indian government has reportedly taken the lead in the campaign to get Economic Development Minster Basil Rajapaksa appointed as the Prime Minister at the next Cabinet reshuffle.
Several powerful government ministers are currently engaged in creating the ideological environment to support the implementation of the President’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations. Minister Rajitha Senaratne is engaged in coordinating the campaign.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told the SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena that UNP Kurunegala District MP Dayasiri Jayasekera would defect to the government shortly and that he would not be made a Cabinet minister.
The President has decided to appoint UNP defector to the government, actress Upeksha Swarnamali also known as Pabha as the SLFP Wattala orgaznier after removing SLFP deputy minister and producer of the film “Edath Sooraya-Adath Sooraya” Neil Rupasinghe.
The President has been angered by a motion related to the budget presented to parliament by UPFA MP Thilanga Sumathipala and had severely reprimanded him threatening not to give nominations at the next elections.
The Defence Ministry has undertaken a project to encroach into the websites that operate from overseas that have become a headache to the administration, reliable sources said.
The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) views with serious concern, and condemns in the strongest possible terms, the recent incident in which the Mannar courts premises was attacked by a mob, and the Mannar Magistrate and Additional District Judge was reportedly threatened verbally by the Minister of Industries and Commerce, Rishard Bathiudeen.
Skype has expanded its cooperation with law enforcement in the United States, making text chats and user information more available to police, according to a new report in the Washington Post.
An action plan prepared by the government with regard to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission was released last week. There are 91 recommendations that the action plan takes cognizance of. Each of these recommendations is looked at in terms of specific activities they entail.
Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has been discharged from the Singapore hospital where he was receiving medical treatment following the Mulleriyawa shooting last October.
The TNA says death certificates are being issued to missing persons in the North.
Tamils have consistently made it clear that a unitary constitution and a provincial council system within the confines of a unitary constitution are incapable of fulfilling their political aspirations.
A group of persons, allegedly operated by SL minister Rishard Badurdeen in Mannaar, attacked the house where the wife of Mannaar Magistrate Antony Judson was residing, Friday evening around 10:00 p.m. Following the attack, the lawyers association in Mannaar said it would continue the boycott, cancelling its earlier decision to abandon their boycott of court proceedings.
Sri Lanka said on Thursday it would take as long as five years to try people accused of carrying out atrocities at the end of its three-decade civil war, as part of a national action plan that was quickly derided by opposition critics.
The government announced (26 July, 2012) it has drawn up a comprehensive “National Action Plan to Implement the Recommendations of the LLRC” and has released same to the public domain.