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 Defense Secretary likely to enter politics - report
Sat, Jun 7, 2014, 12:08 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President is likely to request his brother Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to enter politics, a local media report said.

Accordingly, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is likely to resign from the post of Defense Secretary and enter politics.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa may be appointed as an electoral organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for Kotte electorate in Colombo district, the report further said.

Meanwhile, other political sources said that he would be appointed to parliament under the national list and will be given the post of Defense Minister which is currently held by the President.

In an interview with newly issued Sunday Sinhala newspaper Deshaya, the Defense Secretary revealed that he was prepared to enter politics if the President made a request.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Bribery complaint lodged against Hyatt Regency Hotel project in Sri Lanka
-- [13 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy directed to probe former President's son's appointment to Navy
-- [1 hour and 22 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Chief Justice to resign today making way for the appointment of a new Chief Justice
-- [1 hour and 48 minutes ago]
Urgent bill in Sri Lankan parliament today to amend previous government's 2015 Budget
-- [1 hour and 52 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President to implement a well-structured plan to strengthen national security
New Chairman of Bank of Ceylon assumes duties
Tamil Nadu CM feels conditions in Sri Lanka's North and East not conducive for repatriation of Tamil refugees
Sri Lanka's economic freedom declines, 2015 index shows
Sri Lanka's impeached Chief Justice returns to Supreme Court to resume duties
Sri Lanka's North Central Province gets a new Chief Minister

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.