Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Politicians Are Illegally Using 300 State Owned Vehicles For Election Campaign-Transparency International

Some  Politicians who are contesting for the  forthcoming Parliamentary Election are illegally using around 300 state owned vehicles for their election campaign activities according to the Transparency International Sri Lanka Organization.

The vehicles belonging to both Ministers and former Parliamentarians,Provincial Council Chairmans and heads of the government institutions are largely using  in current election campaign activities the Transparency International has said.

Although the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has requested the political parties to handover the state owned vehicles which are illegally using for election activities by 12 noon today(11) most of the politicians have failed to handover the vehicles before the deadline  it has been reported.

Due to this situation the Elections Commissioner has requested the Police to arrest these state owned vehicles which are illegally using
by politicians for election activities with immediate effect.


Sri Lanka To Export Bananas To China

The Sri Lankan Government has planned to sign an agreement with the  Chinese Government regarding exporting Bananas to China.The agreement s due to be signed shortly between the two governments according to  government sources.

Besides exporting Bananas,The government is planning to exchange information with China on Banana Cultivation Centers and storage places situated in the country.


29 Member South Asian Election Monitoring Network Team Due To Be Arrived The Country Tonight

A 29 member Election Monitoring Team representing South Asian Election Monitoring Network is scheduled to be arrived tonight as the last foreign  election monitoring team to be arrived the country to monitor the forthcoming Parliamentary Election.The former Elections Commissioner of Maldives Ibrahim Thahid will lead the Election Monitoring Team scheduled to be arrived the country tonight.

Another Election Monitoring Team representing the same network has arrived yesterday(10) and the Election Monitors representing the European Union and Commonwealth Union which arrived earlier have already began Election Monitoring activities here.

Imprisoned Former UPFA MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardene Was Remanded Further Until 25th Of August

The imprisoned former UPFA(United Peoples Freedom Alliance) MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardene who was in remand over the allegation of misusing vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat has been further remanded today(11) by the Colombo Fort Magistrate until 25th of August.

The Former UPFA MP was remanded further after he was produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate this morning.Sajin Vaas Gunawardene was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division on 11th of May after a statement was recorded from him over the allegation leveled against him.

Pakistan Cricket Squad Quatantined After Testing Positive In New Zealand