Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne issued an arrest warrant today (15th) against Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera for not appearing before court over two ongoing cases at the Fort Magistrate’s Court.
Archives for June 15, 2017
Today (15th) marks one year since the death of Mr. Somawansa Amarasinghe, a former Leader of the JVP. At the time of his death Mr. Somawansa Amarasinghe, a leader of the revolutionary politics in Sri Lanka, was 73 years old. After the 1971 uprising Mr. Somawansa Amarasinghe with the founder of the JVP Mr. Rohana Wijeweera contributed to build the JVP. He was a very special personality in Sri Lankan politics.
Mr. Somawansa Amarasinghe joined the JVP in 1969, was imprisoned after the 1971 uprising. However, the government had to release him with the revoking of Criminal Justice Commission. After 1977 he joined Mr. Rohana Wijeweera’s task of rebuilding the JVP. He went abroad after the brutal suppression of the JVP during the 88/89 period and later he became the leader of the party. He was the Leader of the JVP from 1990 until 2014.
Taking ‘selfies’ on rail tracks would be banned says Railways Director – Operations Vijaya Samarasinghe. He has said this speaking to Agence France-Presse (AFP) in connection with the deaths of two youths trying to take ‘selfies’ with a moving train to their background.
Many attempt to take ‘selfies’ near or in front of a moving train and get into difficulties. According to reports 127 people have died in the world attempting to take ‘selfies’. Most of these deaths, which is 76 in number, are reported from India.
Four per sons including Brig. Deshapriya Gunawardene who had been remanded in connection with the shooting at the Rathupaswala residents and killing three persons were ordered by Gampaha Chief Magistrate Ruwan Pathirana to be re-remanded till 28th June.
On August 1, 2013, a peaceful protest held by the villagers of Rathupaswala over contamination of their water was shot at and three protesters, a 14 year student among them, were killed when a pose of Army men commanded by Brig. Deshapriya Gunawardene shot at the peaceful protesters.
A journalist was noticed by the Magistrate on a complaint by the CID that the journalist published news in a manner insulting and threatening witnesses.