24 February 2018
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“Diplomatic rogue to pay back Rs. 45 m

 

jaliya wickramasuriya-excluA Sri Lankan diplomat who served in a foreign capital has been strongly admonished over allegations of financial misconduct. He was ordered to pay back US$ 350,000 (more than Rs. 45 million) he has helped himself after a building was bought outright to house the mission. Suspicions had earlier centred on the accountant who was involved in the transaction. He had spilled the beans to exculpate himself.

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Gota harbours Bread Talk robbers!

bread talkDefence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ordred the suspension of investigations into the suspects, and their links, of the robbery of cash and goods worth Rs. 365,582 from Bread Talk restaurant near Eye Hospital Junction in the Maradana police area. Read more...

Gota withdraws disciplinary probe against Indran!

 

gota exclusiveDefence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been forced to withdraw the disciplinary inquiry he had planned to conduct against DIG in charge of Kalutara district V. Indran on a charge of neglect of duties after he had refused to release 13 suspects arrested in connection with attacking and ransacking Muslim shops in Aluthgama town on June 15, say police headquarters sources.

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Sajin Vaas dug grave for Jaliya too!

jaliya sajin ex1Supervising MP of the External Affairs Ministry Sajin Vaas Gunawardena has dug the grave for former Sri Lankan ambassador in the US Jaliya Wickramasuriya to leave the Foreign Service, after plotting similarly to see the discontinuation of the services of several senior diplomats to the country, a senior official of the ministry told us. Read more...

Bribery commission acquits president’s relative!

 

allas ex-1Following the Bribery Commission’s withdrawal of a bribery charge against Yasalal Samarasinghe Dissanayake, a valuer at the Maharagama East branch of the Department of Inland Revenue and a very close relative of president Mahinda Rajapaksa from his mother’s side, the Colombo chief magistrate’s court has acquitted him.

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Lanka’s best political columnist to leave country!

gurada vigrahaya-exclusive1Upul Joseph Fernando, the most experienced political columnist in Sri Lankan journalism, has decided to leave the country, internal sources of ‘Mawbima’ newspaper say. Read more...

Aluthgama clash was due to SIS’s misleading of police!

 

sis exclusiveThe main reason for the communal clash that took place in Aluthgama on June 15 is the State Intelligence Service (SIS) not having provided correct information to the police officials involved in the matter, say sources at the police headquarters.

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India, Britain to lift LTTE Ban!

uk-indiaIndia and Great Britain are considering whether to lift the ban on the LTTE, proscribed as a terrorist organization across the world, a very reliable diplomatic source reports to ‘Lanka News Web.’ Read more...

Bogollagama thrown out, Gota to Kotte!

gota mr exeDeciding to appoint Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as the SLFP electoral organizer for Kotte electorate in Colombo district, president Mahinda Rajapaksa has told incumbent, former foreign affairs minister Rohitha Bogollagama, to resign, sources say. Read more...

Is Nalaka Godahewa resigning as SEC Boss?

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Just a day or two after a big high spending bash of Securities Exchange Commission in London to woo Foreigners to invest in Sri Lanka, speculation is rife that SEC Chairman Nalaka Godahewa has decided to quit his job. Without even mentioning a word of it to the SEC Board, Godahewa has submitted an application for appointment to the Post of Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) which is a Full Time job with a modest academic salary.

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JSC secretary undercuts to get to Appeal Court!

sisira rathnayakeSri Lanka’s Court of Appeal presently has three vacancies. Incumbent secretary of the Judicial Services Commission Sisira Ratnayake is involved in a shameless conspiracy to get posted to fill one of these vacancies, according to sources at the Sri Lankan legal field. Read more...

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