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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka opposition suspends 11 local government members for attending Fonseka's rally
Sat, Nov 10, 2012, 08:53 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 10, Colombo: Working Committee of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to suspend the membership of 11 members of local government representatives for participating in the rally of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka held last month.

The party earlier suspended the membership of three parliamentarians and two provincial councilors for attending the rally. They are to face disciplinary action. One of the three suspended MPs Palitha Thewarapperuma announced that he would quit politics.

The 11 party representatives of the local government bodies have been identified as those who participated in the October 18th rally held in Hyde Park, Colombo organized by the monk wing of the party United Bhikku Front. The rally was held to call the government to abolish the executive presidency.

A UNP spokesman said that the suspended members were informed in writing of the party's decision yesterday. They will have to face disciplinary probes, the spokesman said.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka opposition party suspends membership of MPs attended anti-government rally

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
A sub-sea power cable from India can be a solution for Sri Lanka power crisis - PUCSL
-- [14 minutes ago]
Suspect in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge granted bail
-- [49 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan Muslims to protest against government over the vote on Temple Mount resolution
-- [1 hour and 7 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Army Mine Detection Dog Team receives international recognition as 2016 Team of the Year
-- [2 hours ago]
No VAT for 82 essential consumer goods from November 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Council welcomes decision to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, expresses concern over Minister's statement
Sri Lanka calls for IORA to move into a new era of dynamism
Sri Lanka PM outlines economic plan for next five years
Special jury to hear Tamil MP's murder case
Indonesia, Sri Lanka agree to take forward several bilateral initiatives to elevate relationship

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.