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 Lankan government Minister orders police to seize all unlicensed weapons in his violence-stricken electorate
Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 10:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Beruwala electoral organizer Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, who just returned to his violence-stricken electorate from a foreign tour has ordered the police to arrest all violence mongers.

Minister Senaratne directed the police and Army to seize all the unlicensed weapons in civilian hands in his electorate which was engulfed with communal violence during his absence.

The Minister gave these orders to Western Commander Major General U.A.B. Medawala and Deputy Inspector General Amarasiri Senarathna at a meeting held in the Kalutara district secretariat.

Minister Senaratne was visiting the U.S. and Italy whilst communal clashes between the Muslim and Sinhala residents in Beruwala and Aluthgama on June 15 and 16 left four people dead and scores of properties and businesses damaged.

The Minister demanded the police to arrest all the persons who were engaged in violence in the area.

He also asked for the support of Beruwala Urban Council and Beruwala Pradeshiya Sabha for police investigations.

Project Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena, District Secretary Chandana Jayalal and other state officials participated in the discussion.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Supreme Court justice recuses from former minister's FR petition hearing
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan authorities commence appointing members to the Constitutional Council
-- [5 hours ago]
Director General of Sri Lanka Customs resigns
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's former minister further remanded
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition MPs complain to IMF against Central Bank Governor
-- [6 hours ago]
Energy conservation program introduced to Sri Lanka Army
-- [7 hours ago]
Protecting forests and environment among top priorities for Sri Lankan government - President
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police investigate death of a U.S. pilot
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan visa applicant for UK arrested for fraud
Palai police team in Jaffna comes under attack from residents after suspect was shot

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.