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::

* Main opposition party of Sri Lanka protests Election Commissioner's inaction on election law violations
Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 09:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) today handed over a letter to the Election Commissioner protesting his failure to take action over major violations of election law.

In its petition to the Election Commissioner, the UNP stated that the Commissioner had failed to take any action regarding the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's participation in the launch of United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate Udaya Gammanpila's election campaign.

The Defense Secretary was the chief guest at the launch of the election campaign of ruling coalition's Colombo district leader who represents Sinhala Buddhist party Jathika Hela Urumaya.

The UNP pointed out in the letter that the secretary of the Ministry of Defense cannot engage in politics as a senior public official.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake mentioned in the letter that the incident could not be easily ignored as it was completely illegal.

Udaya Gammanpila clarifying his position to Ravaya newspaper has said that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was not an administrative officer but a political officer. Therefore, he could engage in politics, Gammanpila argued.

The UNP also stated in the petition that the government is misusing public servants and state property for its election propaganda activities for the upcoming Western and Southern Provincial council election.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
'Joint opposition' is not for women's rights in Sri Lanka - PM
-- [3 hours ago]
Over 100 harassed migrant workers return to country from Kuwait
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to visit Germany to strengthen economic and trade cooperation
-- [4 hours ago]
ICRC to work with Sri Lankan government on missing persons
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government not averse to international participation in the accountability mechanisms, PM says
-- [4 hours ago]
SLFP to take disciplinary action against members criticizing the party leadership
Program to enlighten media personnel on proposed constitution
State minister pays surprise visit to fish market to look into public complaints of corruption
Workshop on Sectoral Oversight Committees for Members of Sri Lanka Parliament
Former President CBK commends government for efforts to increase women's participation in politics

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.