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.
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.
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.
Death threats against NDDCB Chairman
Why is the government reluctant to provide security?- NDDCB
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.