Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Minister Sirisena says he sacrificed the post of Prime Minister to the present President
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 09:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena says that he sacrificed the post of Prime Minister to the present President Mahinda Rajapaksa in 2004.

He said after winning the general election in 2004, the then President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga sent a helicopter to Polonnaruwa to bring him to Colombo and asked him if he would assume the post of Premier.

Minister Sirisena said he refused the post and asked to make MP Mahinda Rajapaksa the Prime Minister.

An angry Minister said that the prospect of Prime Minister post has now been mingled with a recent clash his son Daham Sirisena was involved.

Media reports said that Daham Sirisena and a group of his friends had assaulted Asela Vaidyalankara, the son of DIG Ravi Vaidyalankara on the 24th at a beach resort in Pasikuda. Minister Sirisena further said that he did not interfere in the police investigations regarding the incident in which the son of a Deputy Inspector General was injured and hospitalized.

Minister's son had assaulted the son of the senior police officer telling the victim that he was the son of future Prime Minister.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Preferential Vote Results in Uva Province
-- [23 minutes ago]
UNP chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando tops preferential votes at Uva PC election
-- [38 minutes ago]
Ruling party claims victory at Sri Lanka's Uva PC election while opposition makes substantial gains
-- [9 hours ago]
Final results for Monaragala district at Sri Lanka's Uva Provincial Council election
Final results for Badulla district at Sri Lanka's Uva Provincial Council election
Election results for Monaragala district of Uva Province
Complete election results for Badulla district of Uva Province
First poll result in Sri Lanka Uva PC elections: Moneragala postal votes, majority for UPFA
Indian ruling party leaders discuss Tamil issue with Sri Lankan President
Voter turnout around 65 percent at Sri Lanka provincial polls

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.