Monday, November 26, 2018



Around 9014 Complaints Related To Child Molestation Had Been Received Last Year

Around 9014 complaints related to 
Child molestation had been received by the National Child Protection Authority during last year including 649 complaints on rape and severe sexual molestation according to the Health Promotions Bureau .

Out of the total number of complaints received on child molestation during last year 501 related to sexual harassment, 340 related to rape cases and 309 related to severe sexual molestation the Bureau has stressed.

A national  action plan prepared by experts to prevent child molestation is due to be launched at a ceremony in Health Promotions Bureau this morning  (27).




A Netherland Bank To Provide 52.1 Million Euros To Build 250 Steel Bridges In Sri Lanka

A Bank in Netherlands has agreed to
provide financial assistance worth 52.1 million Euros  to Sri Lanka to build 250 steel bridges throughout the island according to Ministry of Economic Affairs.

An agreement has been signed between the RaBo Bank in Netherlands and Ministry of Finance regarding this project at the Ministry yesterday (26).

Government has planned to build 4000 bridges in rural areas with the aim of providing benefits of National level development projects to rural villages the Ministry has stated.

Four Kilo Grammes Of High Power Explosives Recovered In Jaffna

Around 4 Kilo Grammes of High power
Explosives and 10 Non Electric detonators had been recovered near a Bus stand at Manianthottam  area in Gurunagar road,Jaffna during  last weekend by Special Police Task Force Personal in Jaffna.

The raid has been carried out according to an information received by the intelligence units of Army and special Police Task Forcre in Jaffna .

UNP.MP Who Had Jumped To The Minority Government And Received A Cabinet Post Again Returned To UNP

United National Party  (UNP)MP
Wasantha Senanayake who had sworn the Minster of  Tourism and Wild Life of Minority government lead by Premier Mahinda Rajapakshe recently,  had attended the Meeting of UNP Parliamentarians held at Temple Trees last night (26) it has been reported.

After the meeting MP Senanayake who had even attended the CABINET Meeting of minority government last week ,Told the media he had gone to the CABINET meeting last week to meet president and hand over his resignation letter .However he was not able to meet president that time and sent the letter through post to President  MP Senanayake has said.

He also told that he will support the UNP Campaign to win democracy .

Premier Ranil Wikramasinghe Has Joined the "Sathyagraha" Campaign In Town Hall

United National Front government's Premier Ranil Wikramasinghe has
today (26)seated for the continuous "Sathyagraha campaign currently held Infront of Colombo Municipal council  in Town Hall against Constitutional conspiracy.

A Sri Lankan traditional "Thovil Maduwa" was also held this evening Infront of "Sathyagraha "

The "Sahyagraha "Campaign has been launched by Civil society Organization last Wednesday against Constitutional conspiracy .

Former Chief Justice ShIrani Bandaranayaka's Husband Has Been Sentenced To Five Year Imprisonment Suspended For Five Years

The former Chairman of National
Savings Bank Pradeep Kariyawasam who is a husband of former chief Justice ShIrani Bandaranayake has been sentenced a five year Prison sentence suspended for five years by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dassanayake today  (26)over incurring loss to the government by purchasing shares of a finance company for higher prices.

The Accused former National Savings Bank chairman has been charged for purchasing shares of The Finance Company for higher prices and incurr a loss to the government during the previous regime of former President Mahinda Rajapakshe .

Colombo Chief Magistrate has fined Mr.Kariyawasam Rs.300,000 in addition. 





Three Persons Have Been Arrested With 249 Cigarette Cartons At Katunayake Airport

Three Persons Had been arrested by
Airport Customs officers this morning  (26) with 249 Cigarette Cartons containing foreign made Cigarette sticks at Katunayake, Bandaranaike International Airport .

The suspects of the ages 17 -31 years and residents of Maligawatte and Galle areas had arrived at Katunayake Airport From "Sarjah"United Arab Emirates .

The stock of Cigarette Cartons worth more than Rs. 2.4 million has hidden in the  luggage of suspects  it has been revealed. 

Court Of Appeal.Has Decided To Taken Up For Hearing A Petition Against The Appointment Of Premier Mahinda Rajapakshe And His Cabinet

Two member Judge Panel in Court of
Appeal comprising of it's chairman Preethi Padman Surasena  and Arjuna Obeysekare had decided today  (26)to take up a petition submitted by 122 MP's of Parliament requesting to issue a 'Quo Warranto " writ order to make the appointment of Premier Mahinda Rajapakshe and his Cabinet of Ministers "null and void",for hearing on 30th of November and 03 Rd of December .

The Petitioners have named 49 persons including the newly appointed Cabinet lead by Appointed Premier Mahinda Rajapakshe as respondents  .

The Petition has stated that Premier Mahinda Rajapakshe does not have the support of Majority in Parliament and even the speaker has confirmed it .Therefore it requests  the court to decide Premier Mahinda Rajaoakshe has no legal right to hold premiership according to the Constitution  and issue a court order to make his appointment "null and void".

Notices are due to be issued to the respondents shortly it has Been revealed.

122 MP's belonging to political parties represent in Parliament including United National Party ,Tamil National Alliance, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna have signed the petition filed at Court of Appeal.

Parliament Due To Convene Tomorrow (27)

Parliament is due to be convened
tomorrow (27)at 1.30 p.m.

However an agenda has not been finalised yet regarding tomorrow's Parliamentary proceedings .United National Front who has the majority of support in the parliament along with other parties supporting it have planned to take up a proposal regarding cutting off the expenditure of Prime Minister's office for debate it has been revealed last week .

Meanwhile the members of Minority government appointed by President lead by Appointed Premier Mahinda Rajapakshe have not yet decided whether to participate or not  tomorrow's proceedings it has been reported .They are due to decide on participating Parliament proceedings during a meeting of minority government MP's scheduled to be held in Parliament tomorrow morning.

The public and VIP Galleries will remain closed during tomorrow's Parliamentary proceedings as well and security has tightened in and around Parliament Complex .

Chief Justice Has Appointed A Seven Member Judge Panel To Hear Petitions Against Dissolvement Of Parliament

Chief Justice Nalin Perera has today

(26)appointed a seven member Judge Panel instead of three member Judge Panel chaired by him to hear the Petitions filed against Dissolvement of Parliament by the President Maithripala Sirisena .

Accordingly the new Judge Panel is comprising of Chief Justice Nalin Perera  (Head),Judges Priyantha Jayawardana, Prasanna Jayawardana, Buwaneka Aluvihare ,Sisira De A brew, Vijitha Malalgoda and Madhu Fernando.

The seven member Judge Panel has been appointed after considering a motion filed at Supreme Court by the leader of Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (Sri Lanka People's Ieofressive Front- Pohottuwa symbol )Professor G. L.Pieris by requesting to appoint a complete Judge Panel Comprising of more than five member Judge Panel today hear the petitions against dissolvement of Parliament.

The Judge Panel is due to hear the Petitions filed by several.political parties and Civil organization's against Dissolving Parliament on 04th ,05 th and 06 th of December and verdict is due to be delivered on 07th of December .

Petitioners have requested the Court to issue an order stating The dissolvement of Parliament is illegal .Court had already issued an  interim order suspending the gazette notification issued regarding dissolvement of Parliament until 07 th of December .


Dr.Palitha AbeyKoon Appointed As The New President Of Sri Lanka Medical Council

Appointed Health Minister of the

minority Government has appointed the chairman of National Authority on  Tobacco And Alcohol   Dr.Palitha AbeyKoon as the New president of Sri Lanka Medical Council today (26 ).

The appointment will be valid for five year period  it has been announced.The post of Medical Council President fell vacant after  former President of the Council Professor Colvin Gunaratna has resigned from the post recently.

Meanwhile some professionals have stated there's a question of validity on the appointments made by a minority government not recognised by Parliament and  other countries.

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