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 Marxists party seeks a parliamentary debate on the largest ever seizure of heroin
Sun, Dec 8, 2013, 11:00 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) plans to request a parliamentary debate on the largest heroin stock seized in Sri Lanka.

The party will hand over a letter requesting a parliamentary debate to the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa next week.

The Pakistani and Sri Lankan nationals who were linked to the drug racket have been revealed of having a close relationship with the Prime Minister's staff.

The Prime Minister's office issued a letter to the Customs urging release of the containers that contained heroin before the contraband were detected.

Acting on a tip, in August Sri Lanka Customs officials discovered three containers with 260 kilo grams of heroin packed in grease tins and according to officials the haul is worth about 1.52 billion rupees.

The police have arrested a Pakistani national and three Sri Lankans.

Making a special statement in parliament, the Prime Minister said he had ordered his officers not to issue any letters on behalf of him.

The JVP says that the Prime Minister's statement in reply to JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka has contradictory content. The Prime Minister said the stock contained over 261 kilos in one instance and again said it contained over 131 kilos quoting Ministry of Defense.

JVP has demanded a parliamentary debate due to this situation, party sources said.

** Related Story :: Large haul of heroin seized in Sri Lanka

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Proposal to set up 60 mini theaters in 30 towns in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to raise import taxes on cars and mobile phones - report
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to open third wellness resort for handicapped soldiers in Kurunegala
Prime Minister to table a bill in parliament on the conduct of Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks
Sri Lanka's Speaker asked to hold formal inquiry into the attack on main opposition MPs
High-powered Pakistan defense delegation to visit Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka seeks assistance from diplomatic community to nab overseas LTTE leaders
No room for any injustice to any community in Sri Lanka, President assures
Presidential Commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka receives complaints on ruling party Tamil politicians
Sri Lankan government considers a limit on duration of visa for foreign journalists

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.