Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government will not give into whims of INGOs that supported the LTTE - Minister
Sun, Jan 6, 2013, 12:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: A Sri Lankan government minister says that International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) that once supported the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are now trying to use the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice to damage the country's image.

General Secretary of governing United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Minister Susil Premajayantha has said that the government will not give into the whims of such INGOs.

He has accused the INGOs of trying to continue to damage the country's image and this time through the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice.

The government had encountered tougher challenges when fighting the LTTE and ending the war, the Minister has noted.

According to Premajayantha, those who supported the LTTE are now dashing coconuts showing solidarity with the Chief Justice.

He has added that the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) that probed allegations against the Chief Justice acted in accordance with the Constitution.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Army Commander urges his troops to be 'steadfastly' loyal to the country and competent
-- [46 minutes ago]
Appropriation Bill for 2016 to be tabled in Si Lanka parliament on October 23
-- [1 hour and 24 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President calls on journalists to use new freedom to write the truth
-- [1 hour and 49 minutes ago]
Minister suggests increasing retirement age to 65
Sri Lanka opposition suggests joint Indo-Lanka naval patrols to prevent fishermen poaching
EU welcomes Sri Lanka's stance on moratorium on the Death Penalty
Sri Lanka improves ranking in CPJ's Global Impunity Index
Constitutional Council nominates members to four independent commissions
Sri Lanka parliament to debate UNHRC resolution on Oct 20, 21
Sri Lanka appoints parliamentary committee to inquire Central Bank activities during previous regime

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.