Friday, July 1, 2016

Bring this gang of hunters to justice

A supporter of former Kandy politician is said to be the leader of a gang of hunters whose pictures have been posted on social media.
Having a facebook account to the name Saad Sharaff, this man has posted photographs of killed animals, firearms and ammunition.

 According to sources he is a estate superintendent in estate close to Knuckles Conservation Forest. They are doing these killing in the conversation forest.

please help authorities to bring this killers to justice. 




















Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Help to identify these barbarians

There are some photos circulating in social media showing some people skinned a eagle alive. Freedom Sri Lanka Foundation and Let Them Live are ready to bring this people to court under FAUNA AND FLORA PROTECTION ACT, No. 22 OF 2009.

Please inform below numbers if you know any information.
0703303022
0713664019





Sunday, March 6, 2016

Couples Barred From Entering Colombo Independence Square ?




A video shared on social media shows several security officers at the Independence Square in Colombo arguing with a couple in an attempt to evict them from its premises.

"Me and my girlfriend were just sitting and chilling at Independence square and these idiots came and said that it was culturally wrong for a male and female to sit together at a public space. According to these idiots we have to have a child with us to sit together at independence square. I urge all you lovers or couples to go there and do the same. Lets see what these idiots do again", Mirshad Buckman, who shared the video on Facebook said.

According to the exchange seen in the video, it is apparent that the young couple was merely sitting there when the security officials asked them to leave. The security officials are unable to describe any ‘wrongful act’ made by the couple and claim that they are merely carrying out the orders of the Cultural Affairs Department. Any query regarding the regulation barring couples from sitting together at the Independence Square have to be made to the Department, they say. The security officers are unable to give a coherent answer when the young woman asks if males and females have to stay separate in public places in Sri Lanka. They once again maintain that the question has to be asked from the Cultural Department.

UPDATE

A silent protest is to be held within the Independence Square limited against the Cultural Affairs Ministry's decision to bar "couples" from sitting together at the Independence Square.

The protest will start on Sunday (March 06) at 4 pm. Those who wish to take part in the protest are requested to be present at the venue with a loved one or a friend. The protest will be held under the theme "Occupy the Square".

The Facebook page launched in support of the protest says any concerned citizen is welcome to take part in the protest, with a loved one or a friend. The protest comes in the wake of the video shared on social media on Saturday showing three security officers ordering a couple to leave the Independence Square as they sat together at the venue in violation of the rules and regulations imposed by the cultural Affairs Ministry.

The security officers are unable to describe any ‘wrongful act’ made by the couple and claim that they are merely carrying out the orders of the Cultural Affairs Department. Any query regarding the regulation barring couples from sitting together at the Independence Square have to be made from the Department, they say. The move came under severe criticism on social media platforms as it was in stark violation of Fundamental Rights granted to citizens by the country's constitution.

Upeksha Swarnamali’s ( Paba ) Second Wedding Photos

Actress Upeksha Swarnamali's Wedding held yesterday at Kingsbury Hotel Colombo.

Upeksha, better known as Paba, got married to Samantha who is businessman. The couple had been introduced to each other through a marriage proposal on 2014 reports.

President Maithripala Sirisena and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksha were witnesses of the wedding.

This is her second wedding as she got divorced from her first husband few years back.







Saturday, January 30, 2016

Rohan Weliwita and Nishantha Ranatunga also arrested



Four persons including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa, CSN chairman Rohan Weliwita and former CEO of the channel Nishantha Ranatunga have been arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today.

Rajapaksa was arrested following questioning carried out by the FCID earlier today at the Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters in Colombo and is expected to be produced at the Kaduwela’s Magistrate’s Court.

He was summoned to give a statement regarding financial irregularities at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN), a private company allegedly linked to him.

Meanwhile CSN chairman Rohan Weliwita, former CEO Nishantha Ranatunga and another individual have also been arrested by the FCID in connection with the case.

Weliwita, who is former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s media coordinating secretary, was taken in for questioning by the FCID this morning.

He was questioned regarding alleged financial irregularities at the television channel.
Ranatunga, the former Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), was the Chief Executive Officer of SCN for a brief period and has also been charged in connection with the case.
They are also to be produced at the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court today.

FCID arrests Yoshitha Rajapaksa



Yoshitha Rajapaksa, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son was arrested by the FCID a short while ago, Navy Spokesman Captain Akram Alevi said.

He said Mr. Rajapaksa would be produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate soon. A few days ago, Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunatilleke told Parliament that the Navy would take action against Lieutenant Rajapaksa based on the advice of the President's office in the wake of the recommendations made by the tripartite committee.

He also said that some Rs.16 million had been spent by the state for his training in Britain and Ukraine.

Monday, December 28, 2015

‘No more bra throwing concerts’ - president


President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a warning to local event organizers against musical concerts by foreign singers who destroy the country’s culture and civilization.

He has referred to a girl’s having thrown her bra at Enrique Iglesias during ‘Sex and Love’ tour of Sri Lanka.

The occasion was the awards presentation at Ampara D.S. Senanayake Vidyalaya today (27) of Dhamma school competition.

He said steps would be taken not to grant approval for such concerts, at which tickets are priced at up to Rs. 35,000 and boys and girls get drunk and throw their bras at the singer and kiss him.
It is the organizers of such events, not the indecent singer or the girl who threw the bra or the one who kissed him, who should be punished, said the president.
The concert at CR & FC grounds in Colombo on December 20 was organized by live events owned by former cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara.



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