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 Marxist party says ruling party thugs terrorizing Uva Province
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Election Commissioner promises legal action against illegal election propaganda
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka election monitor writes to Election Commissioner on illegal recruitment at Survey Department
Families of disappeared persons in Sri Lanka protest to mark International Day of the Disappeared
Supplementary medical professionals of Sri Lanka to end strike tomorrow
Competing party leaders of Sri Lanka main opposition to come together on same platform
Saudi officials to visit Sri Lanka to discuss recruitment of domestic workers
National Kite Festival of Sri Lanka gets off ground tomorrow in Negombo
Sri Lanka aiming for US$ 3 billion rubber industry next decade
Sri Lanka main opposition party reinstates quarrelsome MP

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.