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 main opposition slams the government for its 'devil-may-care' attitude of state affairs
Sat, Aug 2, 2014, 08:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party (UNP) said in a statement that the blunder related to an article posted in the Defense Ministry website and the apology that followed it underscored the recklessness and devil-may-care attitude of the present regime when it comes to affairs of state.

In a ridiculous twist the Defense Ministry in its 'unqualified apology' claimed that the article had been published on its website without authorization, the UNP said.

"This is the level of irresponsibility which is now ruling the roost at the country's defence establishment. On the other hand, this is the same unprofessional behavior that plunged Sri Lanka into trouble when it came to war crimes allegations and accountability issues." The UNP statement further said.

The opposition party noted that "in its damage control over the unfortunate caricature, the Defense Ministry is bending over backwards to express regret and apologies, yet its website has long since become a haven of content of the most racist and partisan type, often implicating without proof or substantiation attacks on diplomats and foreign governments."

"It is also a reflection of the culture of fear inspired by the Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka that has become the center of all power in the incumbent regime that the local English press had completely omitted publication of the "unqualified apology", despite the diplomatic row the entire incident caused."

The opposition party said the "Terror and impunity are what the Rajapaksa regime thrives on."

"To expect this Government to uphold the rule of law or mete out justice against heinous crimes is futile, since no one is served better than the regime itself by the breakdown of the justice system in this country," the party observed.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
ADB receives $12.6 million grant from We-Fi to promote Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs
-- [6 hours ago]
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 opens at Buckingham Palace
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to give leadership for mangrove conservation in Commonwealth countries
-- [7 hours ago]
Twelve suspects who assaulted foreign tourists in the South remanded
-- [7 hours ago]
Petroleum Minister says the government should decide raising fuel prices
-- [8 hours ago]
Special committee appointed to compensate vehicles damaged due to garbage dump collapse in Meethotamulla
-- [9 hours ago]
Iranian Speaker urges to boost industrial ties between Iran and Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
FAO recognizes Sri Lanka's Ellanga Gammana agrarian system as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System
Five killed falling into an Ammonia tank in Sri Lanka rubber factory, manager arrested
Sri Lanka Ports Authority's JCT records 15.3% growth in 1Q of 2018

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.