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Sunday, 26 July 2015





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Government Gazette

The Akuressa incident

White van incident :

Secret meetings :

Cracks in the Mahinda camp

When the Mirihana Police arrested three military personnel travelling in a white van, it sent ripples across the country’s political circles as white vans were the trademark of the repression of the 10-year-long Rajapaksa administration. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and several other prominent politicians are residents of Mirihana, an area adjacent to Nugegoda, one of the most populous areas in the greater Colombo region.

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Behind Closed Doors

Grabbing the wrong hand, Blue blues and, battle for K'gala

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's claim that the party supporter who grabbed his hand in last week's tussle with him at an UPFA election rally in Akuressa was "a little drunk" prompted wags to comment that at least some of those attending rallies of the UPFA must be out of their senses.

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cat'S eye

The things they said and wrote

... and Menika's catty comments:

Geetha Kumarasinghe: Former Southern Province Councillor; actress among other actings and now candidate of the UPFA, is reported to have said at a meeting in Yakkalamulla, wherever that is, that "Maithri made an infantile speech and became an enemy of the Yahapalanaya. His speech was similar to one made by a child in a primary school. Although his name is Maithri, he has become an enemy." She has also accused the President of trying to split the party - SLFP/UPFA.

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Death threats against NDDCB Chairman

Why is the government reluctant to provide security?- NDDCB Chairman

Politicians of all hues and other powerful figures in society have been rattled by the innovative approach to narcotics control adopted by the Chairman of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB), Dr. Chamira Nilanga Samarasinghe, so much so that he now faces a grave risk to his life.

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