Friday, December 14, 2018




Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe Has Announced His Resignation From Premiership -United Peoples Freedom Alliance

Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe has short while ago announced his resignation from
the Prime Minister post during a meeting held with United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP's (Now introduced them as Podu Jana Peramuna MP's ) at his official residence in Wijerama Road ,Colombo-07 according to the sources.

The former President Rajapakshe has been appointed as Prime Minister on 26th of October by the President Maithripala Sirisena through a Constitutional Coup rejected by many local political parties ,Public ,Civil activists ,Intellectuals, Organizations as well as foreign governments . 

He has refused to step down as a Prime Minister even after majority in Parliament had passed  two  no confidence motions in the house recently against him and his illegitimate cabinet .President Sirisena has backed the former President Rajapakshe's actions during last one and half months in view of keeping him as premier until conducting a general election .

However as Supreme Court Judge panels had unanimously cancelled the Gazette Notification issued by President Maithripala Sirsiena regarding dissolving parliament and refused to grant stay order against the interim order issued by Court of Appeal preventing him from functioning as Premier ,Former President Rajapakshe has yesterday announced he will be resigned from premier post.

However many have argued that the former president has already lost his premiership after passing of  two no confidence motions against him in the Parliament  and there's no post remain  with him to resign .


An Eighteen Hour Water Cut To Be Implemented In Several Areas In Colombo District From Midnight Tonight (15)

An Eighteen Hour water cut scheduled to be imposed in several areas of Colombo District from 12 in the midnight tonight (15) up to 6 p.m tomorrow (16) evening due to a major Road Development work according to the National Water Supplies And Drainage Board .

Accordingly water cut will be implemented in several areas of Colombo including Rajagiriya, Ethulkotte, Obeysekara pura  ,Bandaranayakapura,Koswatte,Nawala,Moragasmulla,The main road from Rajagiriya to Open University in Nawala and attached Roads from 12 in the Midnight tonight until 6 p.m tomorrow evening the Water Board has announced.

Two Petty Officers Had Been Arrested And Remanded Over Abduction And Disappearence Of 11 Youth In Colombo

Two Petty Officers attached to Sri Lanka Navy who had been arrested by the Criminal
Investigations Department (CID) yesterday (14) over their involvement of abduction and disappearance of 11 youths in Colombo during 2008-2009 period had been remanded until 28th of December by the Acting Colombo Fort Magistrate last evening .

The two petty officers ,Prasad Sanjeeva Senaratne and "Annachi "(Nick Name) had been arrested by the CID over the abduction and Disappearance of 11 youth between 08th of August and 17th of September 2008 at several places including Wellawatte,Kotahena ,Trincomalee and Batticaloa .A Complaint was made regarding this incident to the CID by former Navy Commander.

The two suspects had been remanded after being produced before the Acting Magistrate in Colombo Fort Dimani Baddewela.They were ordered to produced for an identification parade on 28th of December by the Acting Magistrate.

Statements Had Been Recorded From Saman Ratnapriya And Two Other Members Of "Puravasi Balaya" Organization Over A Statament

The Convener of the "Puravasi Balaya "(Peoples Power ) Organization Saman Rathaapriya
along with two other members of the Organization had given statements to Special Investigations Unit in Colombo over the  allegations made against Saman Ratnapriya regarding a statement he has made at a recent   media briefing has threatened the National Security .

Accordingly Saman Ratnapriya along with Professor Sarath Wijesuriya and Gamini Viyangoda had given statements  to the investigations Unit regarding the allegations .

The General Secretary of the "Pivithuru Hela Urumaya" Upul Nishantha has complained to the Police Headquarters that a statement made by Saman Rathnapriya during a Press Briefing held in Colombo on 06th of December has threatened  the National Security of the Country .

Podu Jana Peramuna Parliamentary Group Recently Attached To UPFA To Participate In Nrext Parliamentary Session

The Group of Parliamentarians attached to Podu Jana Peramuna(Sri Lanka Peoples
Progressive Front -Pohottuwa Symbol) lead by former President Mahinda Rajapakshe  are due to participate in the Parliamentary sessions scheduled to be held on this Tuesday (18) evening according the Front 

Addressing a Media Briefing held at the Podu Jana Peramuna Party office in Battaramulla  yesterday (14) Podu Jana Peramuna MP  Kanchana Wijesekare has stated that the Parliamentary group of Peramuna separated from United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) recently is participating in the next Parliamentary sessions as the Supreme Court has given the verdict to cancel the Gazette Notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving parliament.

During the sessions any party can submit a proposal and see who has the majority of support in Parliament he has stressed .

Meanwhile United National Party MP Mayantha Dissanayake has recently stated all MP's belonging to UPFA who joined Podu Jana Peramuna will face a risk of loosing their Parliamentary seat as they all contested During the recent General election from UPFA ticket .

UNP Leader Ranil Wikramasinghe Due to Swear In As Prime Minister This Sunday (16)

United National Party (UNP)Leader
Ranil Wikramasinghe is due to swear in as the Prime Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena this Sunday  (16) according to the United National Party sources .

The Cabinet Ministers of the new Prime Minister due to swear in either this Sunday evening or Monday sources have said .

Around six or seven MP's of Sri Lanka Freedom Party including Wijithamuni Soyza are being expected to join United National Front government scheduled to be formed this Sunday it has been revealed.

The number of Cabinet  Ministers will be restricted to 30 accordance to 19th Amendment of the Constitution.

Meanwhile President Maithripala Sirisena had phoned UNP Leader Ranil Wikramasinghe today and discussed on the swear in ceremony   




Three Professors Filed A Petition Against Former Chief Justice Sarath, N.Silva Over Contempt Of Court Charges

Three Professors have today (14)filed a
petition against Former Chief Justice Sarath N..Silva in Supreme Court  over the contempt of Court charges .

The Petitioners Senior Professor Prashantha Gunawardana, Senior Professor Chandragupta Thenuwara and Professor Hewawaduge Cyril had stated in their petition ,The former Chief Justice Silva had make statements defaming Supreme Court on 18th of October and 03 Rd of December over a matter pending in the court.

Petitioners have requested the Court to conduct a full inquiry on these statements and impose a suitable punishment against the former Chief Justice .

24 Day Old "Sathyagraha " Campaign Launched To Protect "Democracy And Constitution "Has Been Concluded

The 24 day old Continuous

"Sathyagraha " campaign launched by
Civil Organization and Trade Unions Collective at Viharamahadevi Park in Town Hall  against the Constitutional coup and to protect " Democracy and Constitution " has been concluded this evening (14) .

The "Sathyagraha " campaign has been concluded following the Supreme Court's decision declaring the Gazette Notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena not in accordance to Constitution.

Several Parliamentarians and Religious leaders had participated at the occasion this evening .

Suspended Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakshe To Resign From His Post Tomorrow (15)

Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe who has not received the majority of Support in Parliament to function as

Prime Mimister has decided to resign from premiership after adreesing the nation tomorrow (15)according to United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP's Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana and Namal Rajapakshe.

MP Namal Rajapakshe has stressed through a Twitter message posted this evening  (14) that Former President Rajapakshe has make this decision after  considering the stability of the nation.

Meanwhile a meeting was held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Former Premier Mahinda Rajaoakshe this evening at Presidential Secretariet it has been revealed.

During yesterday's meeting between the two and MP's of United People's Freedom Alliance, President has stated a new government. Will be formed on this Monday .

Three Member Supreme Court Judge Panel Has Refused To Grant A Stay Order Against The Interim Order Suspending MP Mahinda Rajapakshe Functioning As Premier

Three Member Supreme Court Judge
Panel has today (14) refused to grant a stay order as requested by Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe  removing the interim order issued by Court of Appeal to suspend functioning of  Former President Rajapakshe as premier  and his 49 Minsters in their posts .

The Three member Judge Panel Comprising of Eva Wanasundara ,Buwaneka Aluvihare and Vijitha .S. Malalgoda had also ordered the Court of Appeal to temporarily suspend the hearing of A petition filed against appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapakshe as premier until the conclusion of hearing the appeales petition filed against it by Former President Rajapakshe.

The three member Judge Panel has also fixed three dates 16th,17th and 18th of January to hear the appeals petition of former President.

Earlier Supreme Court Judge Panel has refused the motion filed by United National Party yesterday (13)requesting to appoint five member Judge Panel to hear the case against Petition today . The Judge Panel has also informed the Petitioners to make a request from Chief Justice If they want to hear the Petition before a five member Judge Panel.

Meanwhile Justice Eva Wanasundara who was in.the three Member Judge Panel heard the appeals petition today  has retired today (14)after 40 years of service. 

A Person Was Killed And Two Others Injured Due To Train -Lorry Collision

A Person Was Killed and two others had
been critically injured and hospitalized after the Lorry they were travelling in colliding with a Train Travelling from Kankasanthurai to Colombo today (14) at a Railway crossing in Maddegzma ,Kurunagala.

The two critically injured persons had been admitted to Kurunagala Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The Lorry was transporting Ayurveda medicine at the time of the incident and the gate keeper was not there at the Railway crossing that time it has been revealed .

Wellawa Police have conducting an investigations over the incident. 

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