Thursday, December 13, 2018





A Fire Erupted In Walamalai Reserve Had Been Controlled

A Sudden fire erupted on top of the hill
of the Walamalai Natural Reserve in Laxapana ,Nallathanniya area  last wednesday (12) evening had been controlled with the help of a MI-17 Helicopter belonging to Sri Lanka Airforce it has been reported.

Around 3 acres of land belongs to the natural reserve had been destroyed due to the fire which Police believes as lit by a person in the area .

The MI-17 Helicopter of the Sri Lanka Airforce had controlled the spreading of the fire by using water taken from Maussakale Reservoir.

A Wild Elephant Was Killed Due To An Electrocution

A Wild Elephant around 40 years old
had been killed due to an Electrocution at Wanela area in Kanthale Divisional Secretariet last Wednesday night (12) it has been revealed.

The incident occurred when the Wild Elephant had collided with a high voltage Power Line fixed to a fence of a House Garden in Wanela area whilst attempting to enter the garden According to the Police .

The House Owner had been arrested by the Wanela Police Over the incident and he is due to be produced before Kanthale Magistrate Court .

The deceased Wild Elephant had entered the area after destroying the electric fence.

Wanela Police along with Kanthale Wild Life Officers are conducting further investigations over the incident. 

A 24 Year Old Person Had Been Arrested With A Haul Of Heroin In Dankotuwa

A 24 year old Heroin Smuggler had
been arrested in Dankotuwa Town last noon  (13)whilst transporting 101 Grammes of Heroin from Colombo to Dankotuwa by Chilaw Divisional Dangerous Narcotic Flying Squad officials .

The suspect who is a resident of Walaw Watta,Dankotuwa has been released on bail after remanding over smuggling Narcotics recently with few of his family members it has been revealed.

The estimated value of the haul of Heroin taken in to custody is around Rs.1.2 million  .The suspect along with the haul of Heroin taken in to custody in possession with him had been handed over to Dankotuwa Police for further action. 




MP Udaya Gammanpila Says He Is Ready To Withdraw From.Government

The leader of the "Pivithuru Hela
Urumaya " MP Udaya Gammanpila has told the media this evening (13)after the Supreme Court's verdict today United National Party leader Ranil Wikramasinghe  has a chance to become Prime Minister for the fifth time and hope it will not be a white emperor's  rule."We aRe  ready to withdraw from government"he has stressed. 

MP Gammanpila has also accused UNP For grabbing the power by using judiciary and there's a question arisen what happened to democracy. 

President Says He Will Accept The Supreme Court's Decision To Cancel His Gazette

President Maithripala Sirisena who had
implemented a Constitutional coup last October against Good Governance Government ,Has told this evening  (13)he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict delivered today cancelling the Extra ordinary Gazette Notification issued by him to dissolve Parliament.

However addressing the MP Group of United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) met at President's office in Colombo this evening soon after the Supreme Court's verdict ,President has stated he will not ready again to form a Government with United National Party Premier Ranil Wikramasinghe and requested Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP's not to make suggestions to form a coalition government with UNP.

President who had faced a worst ever defeat due to today's Supreme Court verdict has stressed that he will do anything to prevent UNP From grabbing the power and said he dissolved Parliament to protect the country from UNP's harmful policies .

He pledged to strengthen Anti UNP Forces .

Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe was among UPFA MP's who had attended the Meeting.

The MP  Group is scheduled to meet tomorrow  (14)as well after the Supreme Court's decision on Appeal made by former President Mahinda Rajapakshe against suspending his premiership .

Protesters Lit Fire Crackers To Express JOY In Front Of Supreme Court After Judge Panel Ordered To Cancel President's Gazette Notification

A group of protesters gathered outside
the Supreme Court premises had lit fire crackers and expressed their joy soon after the Seven member Judge Panel had ordered to cancel the extra ordinary Gazette Notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving Parliament.

Protesters had shouted slogans supporting a United National Party (UNP) government and some have shown hoppers in hands  to express their opposition to President Sirisena .

However security has tightened in and around Supreme Court complex in Hulftsdorf, Colombo since this noon after announcing the seven member Judge Panel will.deliver the verdict on President's Gazette this evening .

Riot Police and sniffer dogs have also been deployed in front of the Supreme  court to.provide extra security  and no outsiders allowed to enter court premises during the period  it has been reported.

Seven Member Supreme Court Judge Panel Has Unanimously Decided The Presidents Gazette On Dissolving Parliament Not In Accordance To The Constitution

The seven member Judge Panel of
Supreme Court has this evening  (13)unanimously decided the Extra ordinary Gazette Notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena on 09 th of November to dissolve Parliament was not in accordance to the Constitution therefore the Gazette is illegal .

The Judge Panel has therefore ordered to cancel the Gazette Notification 2096/70 issued regarding dissolving Parliament.

After hearing of 18 petitions filed by Political parties ,Civil organization's and activists against the President's Gazette Nitification on 04th,05th,06th and 07 of December the seven member Judge Panel has given their verdict today .

The Judge Panel has also accepted that the fundamental rights of petitioners had  been violated through the Gazette issued by President dissolving the Parliament as stated in their petitions.

The Judge Panel headed by Chief Justice Nalin Perera had delivered the much awaited verdict regarding the Gazette Notification issued by President ,This evening  .The other Judges of the Panel were Buwaneka Aluvihare, Prasanna Jayawardana, Priyantha Jayawardana ,Sisira De Abrew ,Vijith ,k.Malalgoda and Madu Fernando .

The hearing of all.petitions filed against President's Gazette Notification has been concluded at 7 p.m on 07th of December and the interim court order issued suspending the Gazette Notification has been extended till the delivery of the verdict on Gazette .

Among the Petitioners filed fundamental Rights petitions against President's Gazette Notification were Young Journalists Association and a member of Elections Commission Professor Doole.