Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

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
India, Sri Lanka 'can do a lot together' - Indian envoy
-- [1 hour and 33 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Cargills to open island's largest multi-product dairy processing plant in Western Province
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government removes duty imposed on items brought by migrant workers
-- [9 hours ago]
India, Sri Lanka navies to conduct Joint Ocean Survey
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Finance Minister says trustworthy environment built in the country to attract foreign investments
Sri Lanka Navy earns Rs 3 billion from Galle maritime security operations
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters
Sri Lanka asks developed world to assist developing countries in meeting challenges of climate change
US air strike kills high-profile al Qaeda terrorist leader responsible for 2009 attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan
Indian Tamil parties except BJP welcome actor Rajinikanth cancelling visit to Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.