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
Sri Lanka to host Global Rubber Conference 2014
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police seek international support to arrest drug lords
-- [5 hours ago]
Local and foreign companies line up to invest in Sri Lanka's southern port city
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government spends millions for lobbying to improve relations with the US - report
Sri Lanka's reconstructed Northern Railway Line to Jaffna will be opened in September
Sri Lankan Asylum seekers transferred to detention center in Australia
Sri Lanka to establish ten new botanical gardens
Nomination board of Sri Lanka's main opposition for Uva PC election to meet on July 29
Ruling party nominations for Sri Lanka's Uva Provincial Council election in a crisis
Minimum postage increased in Sri Lanka

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.