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::

* Former Army commander of Sri Lanka to complain to HR commission and UN over disruption of meeting
Sat, Jan 18, 2014, 09:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army commander turned political leader Sarath Fonseka said he will complain to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and the United Nations over disruption of his Democratic Party's political meeting in Balapitiya yesterday.

A tense situation arose yesterday in Balapitiya town in the South when a political meeting held by his party organizers was disrupted by the police for using loud speakers without permission for election campaigning.

The Ahungalla police had informed the party leader when he arrived at the scene that the organizers cannot continue using loud speakers as a permit for the use of loudspeakers had not been obtained by the organizers.

However, a heated situation arose between the police and Fonseka when he had disregarded the police order and using a megaphone addressed the supporters.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told local media that the legal action was taken since the organizers did not obtain a permit for loud speakers and also the Balapitiya divisional secretary had objected to the venue for the meeting.

Fonseka's Democratic Party is preparing to contest the upcoming Southern and Western Provincial Council elections.

He said his party aims to win at least 25 seats in the two provincial councils.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UK urged to ask EU to remove preferential trade tariffs if Sri Lanka doesn't cooperate with UN investigation
-- [55 minutes ago]
Indian PM thanks Sri Lankan President for fishermen release
Sri Lankan government to reduce prices of imported ric
Sri Lanka Army to return more LTTE-possessed gold jewellery to rightful owners in North
Russia agrees to import fish products from Sri Lanka
No LTTE 'Mahavir Day' celebrations allowed in Sri Lanka - Military Spokesman
Sri Lankan President calls on SAARC nations to join forces against external threats
Another Sri Lanka ruling party MP joins opposition
UNP General Secretary will not crossover to government, pledges to support common candidate
MDMK leader celebrates Sri Lanka's slain terrorist leader's 60th birth anniversary

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.