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Rolling News: Sri Lanka 13 Oct 2016

13 Oct 2016 

1910 Hours

SriLanka President Maithripala Sirisena says Hillary Clinton is likely to win the US presidential election

1900 Hours

MP Wimal Weerawansa says Prime-minister should reply for President’s yesterday statement 

1845 Hours

MARKET UPDATE: The SriLanka stock market is in the doldrums as the CSE closes down .35% on a pathetic turnover of Rs372mn 

1830 Hours

Legal process is not perfect, but no political interference – Senasinghe 

State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe says that not only the President, but even he feels that officers of the navy should not be overly inconvenienced by dragging them to courts and that he believes a certain process should be followed with regard to implementing the law.
“But that is just the opinion of the President and me. We only established the good governance mechanism in the country. We didn’t get an opportunity to change the country’s officials or to change heads,” he said.
What we are saying is that there will be no political interference, Senasinghe said.  
The State Minister of International Trade was responding to question from journalists regarding the comments made by President Maithripala Sirisena during an event yesterday (12).
 The President had said: “As the President, as well as the Defence Minister, I could not agree with the manner in which the former Defence Secretary and three former Navy Commanders were produced before court.” 
Senasinghe said that actually it was the previous government which started to file cases against tri-forces personnel and not the incumbent government. “It was Mahinda Rajapaksa and G.L. Peiris, and not us.”
“Our government has not filed cases against anyone so far.”
He further stated that people can have various opinions but the law is being implemented in the country. 
“We are not saying this is completely perfect. But we can say that there is no political interference,” he added. 

1548  Hours

The Intelligence Officer who was arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, further remanded until Oct. 27

1534 Hours

Statement by Finance Minister Ravi K regarding his alleged compromising of his verified FB page and Twitter account 

1530 Hours

  • After effects of President’s statement : UNP cancels scheduled press conference
  • SLFP sends local councillors to talk about Ratnapura JO rally

1300 Hours

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake complains to CID about a Facebook & Twitter fake account representing him, FB page has verified badge.


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