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 ruling alliance party sues Prime Minister over remarks made against Buddhist clergy
Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 09:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: A coalition partner of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has sent a letter of demand to Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne claiming Rs. 1 billion.

The letter was sent to the Prime Minister over alleged remarks he has made against JHU Leader, Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thero and the Buddhist clergy.

The JHU issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Prime Minister to apologize to Ven. Sobitha Thero and the Buddhist clergy and to withdraw the comments made against them.

The party said today that legal action was initiated after the Prime Minister had failed to apologize or withdraw the comments made against the JHU Leader and the Buddhist clergy.

According to the JHU, the Prime Minister in fact has made more statements against the Buddhist clergy since then.

Jayaratne had allegedly made statements against the Buddhist clergy due to the demand for him to step down following the controversy over the detection of a large haul of heroin that was imported to the country through a person known to the Premier.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Ten-year plan to address shortcomings in Colombo - PM
-- [1 hour and 44 minutes ago]
Uva CM surrenders to police over the principal kneeling incident
-- [2 hours ago]
Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement
-- [2 hours ago]
Five new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President seeks support of PM to punish the perpetrators of Central Bank bond scam
-- [3 hours ago]
Amended fisheries act to impose hefty fines on foreign boats illegally entering Sri Lankan territorial waters
-- [5 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines achieves highest ever monthly revenue in December 2017
-- [6 hours ago]
Research study uses sounds of disturbed honey bees to scare away Sri Lankan elephants
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission instructs public officials to be impartial at LG polls
CPC bans bulk sale of Lanka Kerosene

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.