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CoI summons Gotabaya again

CoI summons Gotabaya again

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry this morning again summoned former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for questioning regarding the alleged use of personnel attached to the Civil Security Department for campaigning activities during the last Presidential Election. MORE...

October 8, 2015  10:10 am|

Anura wants answers on Avant Garde issue

Anura wants answers on Avant Garde issue

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake raised concerns about the legality of the decision by the former Defence Secretary to transfer the powers to the Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd to maintain a commercial floating armoury. MORE...

September 22, 2015  06:09 pm|

CoI summons Gotabaya again

CoI summons Gotabaya again

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry this morning yet again summoned former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for questioning regarding the alleged use of personnel attached to the Civil Security Department for campaigning activities during the Presidential Election. MORE...

September 18, 2015  01:27 pm|

Presidential Commission of Inquiry summons Gotabaya again

Presidential Commission of Inquiry summons Gotabaya again

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry this morning for questioning regarding the alleged use of personnel attached to the Civil Security Department for campaigning activities during the Presidential Election. MORE..

September 17, 2015  11:15 am|

Gotabaya, Namal arrive at FCID

Gotabaya, Namal arrive at FCID

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and MP Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) to give a statement a short while ago on Monday (14) morning. MORE...

September 14, 2015  10:33 am|

Magisterial inquiry into floating armory case terminated

Magisterial inquiry into floating armory case terminated

The Magisterial inquiry with respect to the floating armory of the Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd has been terminated after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) apprised the Court that it would not proceed with the case under AGs advice. MORE...

September 7, 2015  12:27 pm|

Gotabaya to appear before CoI tomorrow again

Gotabaya to appear before CoI tomorrow again

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud on Friday (03) as well. MORE...

September 3, 2015  05:26 pm|

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement for the second time

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement for the second time

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa a short while ago arrived at the BMICH to give a statement before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud. MORE...

September 3, 2015  10:07 am|

Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The Galle Magistrate on Thursday (27) lifted the foreign travel ban imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over allegations he used a commercial floating armoury. MORE...

August 27, 2015  10:32 am|

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived at the BMICH a short while ago to give a statement before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud. MORE...

August 24, 2015  10:19 am|

Drug trade flourished under Rajapaksa regime - Karu

Drug trade flourished under Rajapaksa regime - Karu

Minister Karu Jayasuriya today charged that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his set of thieves would resort to any corrupt an unholy action, crushing all accepted moral values and human relations for the sake of power. MORE..

July 30, 2015  11:16 pm|

No pressure from India on Port City project - govt

No pressure from India on Port City project - govt

The Sri Lankan government has denied reports that the Indian government is exerting pressure on it to stall the $1.4 billion Colombo Port City Project. MORE..

July 23, 2015  10:15 am|

Govt declares first white van arrest a victory for the people

Govt declares first white van arrest a victory for the people

Minister of Home Affairs, Joseph Michael Perera, today said that the recent arrest of three army personnel in possession of a firearm in a white vehicle has finally provided authorities with a much-needed lead to investigate the controversial white van culture which had prevailed in Sri Lanka. MORE..

July 22, 2015  04:48 pm|

Gotabaya claims white van in Mirihana belonged to LTTE

Gotabaya claims white van in Mirihana belonged to LTTE

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the countrys security is the foundation for development and reconciliation and that unfortunately the current leaders of Sri Lanka have given a low priority for security. MORE..

July 22, 2015  01:05 pm|

UPFA claims white van threat to Mahinda, Gotabaya

UPFA claims white van threat to Mahinda, Gotabaya

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) claims that the recent arrest of three army personnel in a white-coloured van in Mirihana, can be considered as a threat to the security of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

July 21, 2015  09:54 pm|

India wanted Sri Lanka to stop Colombo Port City Gotabaya

India wanted Sri Lanka to stop Colombo Port City  Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that Indias National Security Advisor had requested the former Sri Lankan government to stop the Chinese-funded Colombo Port City project as it would pose a threat to that countrys security. MORE..

July 17, 2015  03:09 pm|

Gota could lose civil rights in MiG deal probe - Mangala

Gota could lose civil rights in MiG deal probe - Mangala

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera today welcomed the the US State Department report which had revealed the existence of the LTTEs financial network and said that it reflected the failure of the former government. MORE..

June 24, 2015  05:01 pm|

Sarath Fonseka says he would welcome war crime investigation

Sarath Fonseka says he would welcome war crime investigation

Sri Lankas wartime army chief says his conscience is clear and he would welcome a war crimes investigation to prove his innocence. MORE..

May 27, 2015  09:51 am|

Gotas FR: Ranil points to defect in court order

Gotas FR: Ranil points to defect in court order

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that a defect may exist with regard to the recent Supreme Court order, preventing the arrest of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, because such a stay order requires a minimum of three judges. MORE..

May 15, 2015  05:25 pm|

I was offered bribe to cover up Avant-Garde issue Rajitha

I was offered bribe to cover up Avant-Garde issue  Rajitha

Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne claims that he was offered a bribe of Rs 20 million per month in order to cover up the Avant-Garde issue. MORE..

May 14, 2015  06:07 pm|

SC issues order preventing Gotas arrest

SC issues order preventing Gotas arrest

The Supreme Court today issued an interim order preventing the arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, until the determination of the FR petition filed by him. MORE..

May 13, 2015  02:50 pm|

SC judge steps down from bench hearing Gotas FR

SC judge steps down from bench hearing Gotas FR

Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluwihare says that he will withdraw from the bench considering the fundamental rights (FR) petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

May 13, 2015  11:32 am|

FCID postpones; Gotabaya at Bribery Commission

FCID postpones; Gotabaya at Bribery Commission

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was initially informed to be present at the FCID today has been asked to appear on May 20, his attorney told Ada Derana. He is currently at the Bribery Commission to give a statement. MORE...

May 11, 2015  10:51 am|

Gotabaya seeks Rs 1 billion in damages from Watagala

Gotabaya seeks Rs 1 billion in damages from Watagala

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sent a letter of demand to JVP Western Provincial Councillor Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala, seeking Rs 1 billion in damages over alleged malicious and defamatory remarks made by the latter against him. MORE..

May 8, 2015  06:23 pm|

Court grants bail for 10 UPFA MPs

Court grants bail for 10 UPFA MPs

Colombo Chief Magistrate today granted personal bail of Rs. 1 million each for 27 including 10 UPFA MPs for contempt of court charges. The 27 are charged with participating in a protest in front of the Bribery Commission on April 23 despite a court order preventing such protests. MORE...

May 8, 2015  11:40 am|

FCID summons Gotabaya

 FCID summons Gotabaya

Ada Derana reliably learns that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been summoned to appear at the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) on May 1. MORE..

May 7, 2015  09:08 pm|

Gotabaya vows legal actions against JVP

Gotabaya vows legal actions against JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Wednesday filed a case against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the Bribery Commission. MORE...

May 6, 2015  06:12 pm|

Dual citizens cannot contest Parliamentary Polls govt

Dual citizens cannot contest Parliamentary Polls  govt

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera says that according to provisions included in the 19th amendment to the constitution, Sri Lankan nationals who possess dual citizenships are not permitted to contest in the General Election. MORE..

April 30, 2015  05:49 pm|

Gammanpila regrets distorted flags controversy

Gammanpila regrets distorted flags controversy

The General Secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Udaya Gammanpila, today expressed regret over the presence of several distorted national flags during a protest staged yesterday opposite the Bribery Commission. MORE..

April 24, 2015  11:23 pm|

UPFA politicians summoned on contempt charges

UPFA politicians summoned on contempt charges

The Colombo Magistrates Court today issued notice on 27 persons including 10 UPFA Parliamentarians to appear before the court on May 8 on contempt of court charges, after they violated a court order and staged a protest opposite the bribery commission. MORE..

April 24, 2015  04:30 pm|

Peace attempts with ruling party murdered - Dullas

Peace attempts with ruling party murdered - Dullas

The Sri Lankan opposition on Thursday said that attempts to settle a rift between President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Mahinda Rajapakse as well as politicians affiliated to both sides has been murdered due to the recent actions of the government. MORE..

April 23, 2015  06:23 pm|

Sri Lanka has become a police state Gotabaya

Sri Lanka has become a police state  Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said that he has not unlawfully obtained a single cent within the past 9 years and that he is the victim of a politically motivated witch-hunt. MORE..

April 23, 2015  04:40 pm|

Tense situation outside Bribery Commission as Gota arrives

Tense situation outside Bribery Commission as Gota arrives

A tense situation reported due to a protest opposite the Bribery Commission as former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been summoned to give a statement, the police said. MORE..

April 23, 2015  09:56 am|

Court bans protests in front of Bribery Commission

Court bans protests in front of Bribery Commission

The Colombo Chief Magistrate has issued an order banning protest in front of the Bribery Commission tomorrow (April 23), police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

April 22, 2015  08:23 pm|

There is a move to damage my reputation and goodwill- Gotabaya

There is a move to damage my reputation and goodwill- Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday (20) said some elements of the new government struggle to destroy his reputation and goodwill that he had built for years by being instrumental in the countrys struggle to defeat the Tamil rebels.

April 20, 2015  06:29 pm|

MR, Gotabaya asked to appear before Bribery Commission

MR, Gotabaya asked to appear before Bribery Commission

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the Bribery Commission on April 24, spokesman for the former President Rohan Welivita told Ada Derana. He alse confirmed that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa also has been asked to appear before the Commission on April 23 and 27. MORE...

April 20, 2015  07:36 am|

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

(EXCLUSIVE) Im not concerned that I wasnt offered a ministerial portfolio from the coalition government, despite campaigning for the victory of the present President in the January polls, former Minister Mevyn Silva said. MORE...

March 31, 2015  07:10 pm|

Court orders investigation into Gotas bank accounts

Court orders investigation into Gotas bank accounts

Galle Magistrate has ordered the CID to investigate bank accounts belonging to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Directors of Avant Guard in connection with the floating armoury..

March 26, 2015  12:20 pm|

Weapons found in floating armoury are not state owned: Gotabaya

Weapons found in floating armoury are not state owned: Gotabaya

Ex-Presidents brother and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday (16) asserted that weapons recovered from the floating armoury in the southern port of Galle are not owned by the state. MORE...

March 17, 2015  12:01 pm|

Still no response from Gotabaya on assets declaration - Ravi

Still no response from Gotabaya on assets declaration - Ravi

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is still to respond to his challenge to declare assets, although three weeks have passed. MORE..

March 14, 2015  05:15 pm|

Government releases Tamil activists, but conspiring to arrest war heroes: NFF

Government releases Tamil activists, but conspiring to arrest war heroes: NFF

Leader of New Left Front Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne said that former Presidents brother and ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa should be arrested if enough evidence exists in the floating armoury case. MORE...

March 12, 2015  12:44 pm|

Gotabayas passport impounded over floating armoury case

Gotabayas passport impounded over floating armoury case

The Galle Magistrates Court on Monday (9) issued a directive to the Department of Immigration and Emigration to temporarily impound the passports of four persons including ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake. MORE...

March 9, 2015  12:50 pm|

Sunday Leader tenders unconditional apology to Gotabaya

Sunday Leader tenders unconditional apology to Gotabaya

The Sunday Leader has tendered an unconditional apology to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in courts for a defamatory publication regarding MiG aircraft purchases. MORE..

March 6, 2015  01:25 pm|

Spy cables reveal Sri Lanka hyped up Tamil Tiger postwar threat: Report

Spy cables reveal Sri Lanka hyped up Tamil Tiger postwar threat: Report

In the cable, dated June 9, 2010, South Africas State Security Agency (SSA) replied to a request for information about several cases of purported LTTE activity in South Africa, from a suspected military training camp held in May 2010 to suspicions that local Tamil organizations were raising money for the LTTE... MORE..

March 5, 2015  02:31 am|

Rohitha Abeygunawardena questioned by Bribery Commission

Rohitha Abeygunawardena questioned by Bribery Commission

Former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena is being questioned by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption following a compliant lodged with the commission, a source said. MORE...

March 4, 2015  10:43 am|

CID records statement from Gotabaya

CID records statement from Gotabaya

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a statement from former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the investigations into the armories of the Avant Garde and Rakna Lanka companies. MORE..

February 13, 2015  05:43 pm|

Kindelpitiya hands over info on white van abductions to CID

Kindelpitiya hands over info on white van abductions to CID

Democratic Party (DP) Western Provincial Council member Susil Kindelpitiya today handed over information to the CID regarding 13 alleged disappearances and white van abductions which had taken place during the previous government. MORE..

February 13, 2015  03:51 pm|

India must be on guard against Tamil separatists

India must be on guard against Tamil separatists

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former defence secretary of Sri Lanka, former army officer and former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksas brother, was largely seen as the driving force behind Sri Lankas Eelam War IV that decimated the Tamil Tigers and ended an intense, quarter century long civil war in the island nation in 2009. MORE...

February 9, 2015  12:09 pm|

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