( February 28, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended Justice Priyasad Depp as the new Chief Justice. The Constitutional Council meeting held yesterday (27th) night headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Yesterday President Maithripala Sirisena sent two names to the Constitutional Council to nominate one as the Chief Justice. Justice Depp will replace K.Sripavan who retires today. (February 28). A special … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Justice Priyasad Depp – new Chief Justice
(February 27, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) As scheduled in last year, one hundred and sixty four (164) Marines including 6 officers and 158 sailors, belonging to the first ever SLN Marine Battalion, established following a visionary concept of the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, passed out at the Naval Base SLNS Barana in Mullikulam today (27), on successful completion of their … Continue reading Sri Lanka: First Battalion of the Newly Minted Marine Pass out in Mullikulam
( February 27, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Seven persons were killed in a shootout between prison guards and unidentified gunmen in Kalutara this morning. A Black Maria transporting prisoners from the Kalutara Prison to the Kalutara Magistrates Courts premises came under attack when unidentified gunmen shot at it. Underworld leader ‘Samayan’ was among those killed. A prison officer also lost his life in the … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Seven killed in prison bus shooting!
(February 24, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa openly encouraged elected government representatives to be corrupt, says Ex-President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Whenever Mahinda held meetings, especially with local councillors, he always reminded them to collect their 20 percent Commissions from any project under their purview, as if it was a legal right, she told a meeting with the Foreign Correspondents’ Association in Colombo, … Continue reading Sri Lanka: MR Encouraged House Representatives to be corrupt — CBK
( February 24, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Chief Justice K. Sripavan will retire from service on the last working day of this month February 28 on him reaching the age of 65. The Supreme Court will have a ceremonial farewell on February 28. Continue reading Sri Lanka: Chief Justice retires next Tuesday
Hong Kong asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden ‘in fear’ after reports Sri Lankan agents travelled to city to look for them ‘I don’t know what they would do, because they are cruel,’ says father of two ( February 23, 2017, Hong Kong SAR, Sri Lanka Guardian) “The asylum seekers who sheltered former US intelligence contractor turned whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have said … Continue reading Hong Kong: Sri Lankan CID hunting Asylum Seekers ?
DEVELOPING STORY ( February 22, 2017, Hong Kong SAR, Sri Lanka Guardian) Former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was sentenced to 20 months in prison today ( February 22, 2017) in the High Court following his conviction for misconduct in public office. His legal troubles are not yet over. Tsang faces another trial for bribery. “As is usual, he wore a bow tie … Continue reading Hong Kong: Former Head Convicted for Bribery
( February 18, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Army Headquarters has noted with dismay a recent statement, alleged to have been made by the head of an ethnic reconciliation body on sexual exploitation and abuses of Tamil women by the Army in the post war scenario. The Army categorically denies the same as a baseless allegation. In 2010, civil administration was firmly established in … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Army Refutes the Sexual Allegation!
( February 17, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) “The government of Singapore has kindly turned down a request by ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa for special security during his private visit there,” local media reported. According to the report by Sri Lanka Mirror an online news portal, “authorities in Singapore have noted that Rajapaksa faced no threats to his life during his trip.” In view of the … Continue reading Singapore turns down the special security request by Rajapaksa!
No private land will be taken without owners’ consent (February 17, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) “Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianling expressed his concerns that the protests in Hambantota may turn away the investors who have already agreed to invest in the proposed industrial zone down south,” local media reported. The Ambassador, highlighting the importance of the industrial zone to support the operations … Continue reading Sino-Lanka Relations: Chinese envoy in Colombo ogles yet again!