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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fonseka admitted to Prison Hospital – Prisons Commissioner

Former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka was admitted to the prison hospital at Welikada last night, Commissioner General of Prisons Major General V.R. De Silva told Ada Derana. Doctors had confirmed that Fonseka was suffering from an illness, De Silva added.

Fonseka was attending court Tuesday on two separate cases - the Supreme Court over his appeal to retain his parliamentary seat and the High Court trial over the ‘white flag case’ where he is charged with making a statement that Tamil Tiger rebels who wanted to surrender were killed.

He is under a 30-month jail sentence with hard labor having been convicted by a court martial.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Asian Games 2010 - Our Heroes

The 16th Asian Games are officially commenced on 12th November 2010 in Guangzhou, China. GAGOC warmly welcomed their 44 neighbouring countries and showed their hospitality and friendship very well.

The 16th Asian Games opened in Guangzhou on Friday in a blaze of pyrotechnics as China staged the biggest sporting gala since the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao declared the Games open in the middle of the Pearl River on Haixinsha Island, to the thunderous explosion of a massive fireworks display with residential buildings and the 610-metre high Canton Tower as a backdrop.

A contingent of nearly 138 athletes and team officials are participating in these Games representing Sri Lanka in Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Karate, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wushu. Being the Chef de Mission of Team Sri Lanka, Mr. Prema Pinnewale, General Secretary of the Athletic Association of Sri Lanka, is led the Sri Lanka Contingent for Guangzhou 2010. He is assisted by Sqn. Ldr. Samantha Weerasekara as Deputy Chef de Mission and Ms. Jayathri Bodinagoda as the Lady Chaperone. Dr. Seevali Jayawickrama is the Medical Officer for Sri Lankan contingent at this prestigious event.

Sri Lanka will participate at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

Our Sri Lankan heroes participate below events in Asian Games 2010, specially cricket games also be placed in this year. All the best for our Nation.

The participation of athletes and team officials at the Asian Games is as follows:

* 1 Archery
* 2 Athletics
* 3 Badminton
* 4 Baseball
* 5 Beach Volleyball
* 6 Boxing
* 7 Cricket
* 8 Cycling
o 8.1 Road
* 9 Golf
* 10 Gymnastics
o 10.1 Artistic
* 11 Kabbadi
* 12 Karate
* 13 Rowing
* 14 Rugby sevens
* 15 Sailing
* 16 Shooting
* 17 Squash
* 18 Swimming
* 19 Synchronized swimming
* 20 Taekwondo
* 21 Table tennis
* 22 Tennis
* 23 Weightlifting
* 24 Wushu
* 25 References

Archery pictogram.svg Archery

Sri Lanka will send 5 archers.


* Indranath Perera
* Chaminda Rajasinghe
* Nipun Seneviratne


* Dilhara Salgado
* Shashikala Kumarasinghe

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics

Sri Lanka will send 21 athletes.


* Shehan Abeyptiya
* Manjula Kumara
* Chaminda Wijekoon
* Prasanna Amarasekara
* KK Seneviratne
* Nalin Priyantha
* Keith de Mel
* DN Karunaratne
* Gayan Wickramasinghe
* Rohitha Pushpakumara
* Gihan Ratnayake
* Shivantha Weerasuriya
* Ashan Hasaranga


* Jani Chaturangani de Silva
* Nadeeka Lakmali
* Chamli Priyadarshani
* Chandrika Rasnayake
* Niluka Nadeeshani
* Niranjani Abeywickrema
* Sujani Buddhika

Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton

Main article: Badminton at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 4 badminton athletes.


* Niluka Karunaratne
* Dinuka Karunaratne


* Thilini Jayasinghe
* Subodha Dahanayaka

Baseball pictogram.svg Baseball
Main article: Baseball at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka was supposed to make its Asian Games debut in Baseball.

However, according to the official Olympic Committee website, Baseball is not listed as a sport being competed by Sri Lankam and it later withdrew.
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach Volleyball

Sri Lanka will send 2 men and women beach volleyball teams.


* Asanka Pradeep & Pubudu Ekanayake
* Mahesh Perera & Wasantha Ratnapala


* Sujeewa Withanange & Nirosha Gunasinghe
* LS Somaratne & HN Lakmini

Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing

Sri Lanka was scheduled to send 7 boxers (6 men and 1 women), but 3 mens boxers have withdrawn. Also 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Manju Wanniarachchi has withdrawn to injury.


* Chaminda Tennakoon
* Saman Priyadharshana Silva
* PD Suresh


* Niranjala Senanayake

Cricket pictogram.svg Cricket
Main article: Cricket at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka is on of Asia's powers in cricket, however it will only send a mens team.

Sri Lanka has been seeded first, and will automatically enter the knockout round where it will play the runner up from Group B in the quarterfinal.


* Jehan Mubarak
* Jeevantha Kulathunga
* Kaushalya Weeraratne
* Chinthaka Jayasinghe
* Indika de Saram
* Nuwan Soyza
* Dilhara Lokuhettige
* Kaushal Lokuarachchi
* Dilshan Munaweera
* T.M. Sampath
* Kushal Janith
* Isuru Udana
* Sanjeewa Weerakoon
* Gayan Wijekoon
* Malinga Bandara

Cycling pictogram.svgCycling

Sri Lanka will send 2 cyclists
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Road


* Lakshman Wijeratne


* Lasanthi Gunathilaka

Golf pictogram.svgGolf
Main article: Golf at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 4 golfers, all men.

* Mithun Perera
* T Nadaraja
* VB Ranaratna
* KA Chandradasa


Sri Lanka will send 2 male gymnasts.
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic


* Nadika Cooray
* Tharindu Pathmaperuma

Main article: Kabbadi at the 2010 Asian Games


* Team

However, according to the official Olympic Committee website, Kabbadi is not listed as a sport being competed by Sri Lanka.

Karate pictogram.svg Karate
Main article: Karate at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send one male karate athlete.


RJ Edward

Rowing pictogram.svgRowing

Main article: Rowing at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will only send 2 rowers.


* Rajeev De Silva- Single and Double Sculls
* Guyan Jayaratne- Double Sculls

Rugby union pictogram.svgRugby sevens

Main article: Rugby Sevens at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka's mens team consists of 12 athletes.



Sailing pictogram.svgSailing

Main article: Sailing at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 4 sailors


* DA de Alwis
* Janaka Pathirage
* CL Gunawardena


* Sureni Alapatha

Shooting pictogram.svgShooting

Main article: Shooting at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 4 male shooters.


* Edirisinghe Senanayake
* Sarath Chandrasiri
* Mangala Samarakoon
* Yamith Krishantha

Squash pictogram.svgSquash
Main article: Squash at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will only send a mens team.


* Navin Samarasinghe
* Gihan Suwaris
* Binura Jayasuriya

Swimming pictogram.svgSwimming

Main article: Swimming at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 2 swimmers.


* Heshan Unamboowe


* Madhawee Weerathunga

Synchronized swimming pictogram.svgSynchronized swimming

Main article: Synchronized swimming at the 2010 Asian Games

* Elisha Gomes
* Dehara Katipearachchi

Taekwondo pictogram.svgTaekwondo

Main article: Taekwondo at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 2 athletes in taekwondo.


* Ravindra Rajapaksa
* Gayan Kumara

Table tennis pictogram.svgTable tennis

Main article: Table tennis at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 2 paddlers.


* Rohan Sirisena


* Ishara Madurangi

Tennis pictogram.svgTennis

Main article: Tennis at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 3 male tennis athletes.


* Harshana Godamanna
* Thangarajah Dineshkanthan
* Vimukthi de Alwis

Weightlifting pictogram.svgWeightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send 2 male weightlifters. However the team will not include Suresh Peris or Chintana Vindange medal winners at the 2010 Commonwealth games.


* Priyantha Wijesuriya
* Chaturanga Dissananyake

Wushu pictogram.svgWushu
Main article: Wushu at the 2010 Asian Games

Sri Lanka will send one wushu athlete.


* ID Abeyratne

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Investigation on prison clash, still ongoing

Investigations into the attack on a group of policemen at the Welikada Prison recently have not been completed yet. The three member committee investigating the incident so far has not submitted the relevant report, says Commissioner General of Prisons Major General V. R. De Silva.

Once the report is received it will be put through to the relevant Minister, the Major General added. A three member committee had previously been appointed by the Commissioner General of Prisons in order to carry out an investigation on the clash.


President Mahinda Rajapaksa has given instructions to issue visas to applicants from the Al-Jazeer Television.
Instructions to that effect have been sent to the Department of Immigration and Emigration,” said Lucian Rajakarunanayake, Director of President's foreign media affairs.
Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs had decided not to issue visas to the Al-Jazeera media team.


November 12, 2010: A woman, alleged to have acted in porn web sites, has been arrested by the Police Children and Women's Bureau (PCWB).

A spokesperson for the PCWB said that the woman was released after obtaining a statement.

PCWB noted that the woman was arrested on information received after images of such actors were published in the media.

The spokesman added that the PCWB already had information on another three such 'performers' and it was on their trail.

The Bureau has already released images of 83 'performers' and would would take immediate action against them.

Despite leading newspaper’s refusing to publish the girls photographs, Sri Lankan Police has issued 83 girls images yesterday to all media organizations in the country with a view of seeking help from public to take them into custody. Among those images there are 81 of women and 4 men’s images.

If you know anyone, please call 0112444444 Police Children and Women's Bureau (PCWB).


(CNN) -- Myanmar activist Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest Saturday, police outside her home said.

Witnesses told CNN that they had seen Suu Kyi as crowds of supporters gathered near her home in Yangon.

At party headquarters in the same city, hundreds waited near her National League for Democracy.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest because of her fight for democracy in the nation formerly known as Burma.

Security has been stepped up in Myanmar, but it was unclear whether that was because of the country’s first elections in two decades Sunday.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Parliament Under Water

Drink Hot Water

Govt requests Pvt. sector to consider Nov 19 holiday

The Labour Minister Gamini Lokuge today requested private sector establishments located in Colombo 01, 02, 03, 04 to consider granting leave with pay to their employees on November 19th in view of the second ceremonial inauguration in office of President Mahinda Rajapakse.

The government has decided to close all government offices and schools located in Colombo 01, 02, 03 and 04 on November 19th. The Minister cited the interruption to traffic which may occur on the said date as reason to the request.