Sri Lanka President swears in four new Cabinet ministers and six deputies

  • 5 May 2010 17:54:13 GMT

    65-6! :)

    White bowled out clean! :)

    12.5 overs!

    hakib the bowler

  • 5 May 2010 18:05:41 GMT

    Keep `em rolling Sir! We need more minters to govern the country.

  • 5 May 2010 19:22:00 GMT

    What a joke. MR now takes Mervin away from Media to Highways(Parata dala wage) .His place is a gutter . He should be made Minister of Government waste products.

  • 5 May 2010 19:34:25 GMT

    SF is playing school time tactics.

    From man to a mouse in 11 months thanks to JVP.

    This guy has to grow up & face it like a man.

    [* Sri Lanka ex-Army Chief feigns illness to evade court-martial proceedings

    Wed, May 5, 2010, 11:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    May 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka`s former military chief and parliamentarian General (Retd.) Sarath Fonseka feigned illness to avoid the courts-martial hearings today, the Army said.

    Both courts-martial probing into charges of his political involvement while in uniform and contravention of military procurement procedures violations were scheduled for today (05).

    General Fonseka has refused to attend the tribunals claiming that he was ill prompting the Army officials to provide a medical specialist and a medical examiner to examine the retired General. The medical officers however, had ruled that he was fit to attend the tribunals.

    The Army said the former Army commander appeared before the tribunals after his defence counsels have advised him to attend.

    Earlier reports said the detained MP wanted to attend the parliamentary sessions today and he started a hunger strike in protest when he was not allowed to attend the parliament due to the scheduled court-martial proceedings.

    The first court-martial, appointed to try the respondent on charges of involvement in politics was convened at 9.30 a.m. and adjourned until 2.00 p.m. on 1st June 2010. The second court-martial was adjourned until 2.00 p.m. on 24th May. ]

  • 5 May 2010 19:55:46 GMT

    Australia 141/7 (20/20 ov)

    Bangladesh 114/10 (18.4/20 ov)

  • 5 May 2010 20:03:43 GMT

    Instead of increasing the number of ministers and arresting political opponents and members of ethnic minorities who do not support the government the president with the new mandate and a stable government must start governing the country by

    1. produce a budget

    2. take steps towards reconciliation

    3. resolve the national problem of enacting amendments that legally guarantee the equality of all communities,

    4. Implement the laws of the land namely namely a) language act of 1987 to implement the Tamil official language and b) 17th Amendment of appointing commissioners to Councils of press, Election, Police etc

    5. Disarm the paramilitaries(EPDP,TMVP,PLOTE and EPRLF) which have proved to me a menace to the police, judicial courts and to the local communities by indulging in robberies, murders, extortion of money and rapes.

    PS: EPDP cadre Charles who was implicated in a murder along with other EPDP accomplices, threatened the judge in Chavakachchery with murder.

  • 5 May 2010 21:07:38 GMT

    [2. take steps towards reconciliation ] - Just like trying to clap with one hand. First of all government must give lessions to Tamils in north & east how to integrate with others make them civilise and sociable just like colombo Tamils.

  • 5 May 2010 21:18:03 GMT

    [Just like trying to clap with one hand.]

    If there`s a will there`s a way.

    If oneuses his brains he/she could clapwith one hand by tapping any part in one`s body.

    [First of all government must give lessions to Tamils in north & east how to integrate with others make them civilise and sociable just like colombo Tamils.]

    We must also learn to teach non Tamils how the share and

    live in Peace with each other.Right now even the majority

    is slandering, trying to kill each other for power,greed and or jealousy.If you have read someposts here onLNP you will note these facts too.Although we tease each other.

    First and foremost we must learn to respect each other`s

    ways of thinking, their Religons and living habits before

    we are to preach others.

    Just my two cents worth.

  • 5 May 2010 21:30:15 GMT

    Amunugama should be in the cabinet!

  • 5 May 2010 22:49:37 GMT

    [Dr. Sarath Amunugama as the Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning, Mahindananda Aluthgamage as the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs]

    Amunugama and Mahindananda,....!

    Its not about treating people, its about using good people for good positions...

    Why MR put both of them in same calibre?

    Amunugama is a smart person, who should be a minister...!

    Even Jonny can be a dpt, and let Amunugama to run high position.