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Colombo Telegraph Challenges CPA Under RTI Act – Colombo NGOs Yet To Appoint Information Officers! 

Colombo Telegraph Challenges CPA Under RTI Act – Colombo NGOs Yet To Appoint Information Officers! 

In its first challenge under the RTI Act No 12 of 2016, the Colombo Telegraph (CT) filed a Right to Information (RTI) request to the Colombo based Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) asking for the full report of a 2014 inquiry held into alleged corrupt practices by CPA. This was a report commissioned after repeated […]

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JVP MPs Import Six Duty Free Vehicles

All JVP MPs including its leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and the COPE chairman, Sunil Handunneththi have imported brand new Toyota Hilux 4wd Diesel Double Cabs from Thailand using duty free vehicle permits which resulted in the country losing millions of rupees in revenue. According to the custom’s declaration form, the total tax waived off for […]

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Keith Noyahr Abduction; Hickory Dickory, Gota In The Dock

In a dramatic turn of events the investigation into the abduction of Keith Noyahr, the Criminal Investigation Department has found that the abductors had made phone calls to Gotabaya Rajapaksa just after the abduction. Using the newly imported equipment the CID has managed to trace the call log details of the abductors’ and Gotabaya Rajapaksa. […]

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Homophobic Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Should Resign: Right Activists

Right activists slammed Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe‘s outrageous comment on homosexuality and urged him to step down. On Friday Wijeyadasa described homosexuality as a mental illness. Speaking at the opening ceremony of new district court complex in Tissamaharama, Wijeyadasa said: “They impose conditions on us when granting the GSP+ concession. When we were exporting fish […]

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CID Questions Fonseka Over Lasantha’s Murder Finally; Lasantha’s Brother Dismisses Allegations

In a dramatic turn of events the investigation into the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the CID questioned Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday. Colombo Telegraph recently commented as to why Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and former Secretary of Defence have not been questioned in regard to the above mentioned murder. According to Field Marshal Fonseka, he […]

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Transparency International Begins Corruption Investigation Against Sri Lanka Chapter

A formal complaint filed from the membership of the Sri Lanka chapter of Transparency International (TISL) regarding serious irregularities and allegations of financial mismanagement within TISL has been referred by the Board of Ethics of TI-Head Office, Berlin to the Chair of the International Board of Directors of Transparency International (TI) for ‘necessary action as […]

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Lasantha Tapes: More To Come But It Becomes Clear

It’s eight years since Lasantha was murdered. Recorded conversations between former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Lasantha Wickrematunge have been released to the media via websites. That is understandable if one puts his thinking hat on. The persons releasing them do not want to be identified. It also means such is released for public consumption and […]

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Leaked Tapes By Mahinda Begs More Questions Than Answers

The leaked tape of a conversation between former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Lasantha Wickrematunge was received by Colombo Telegraph four days ago. Whilst Colombo Telegraph was in the process of analysing the contents of the leak, many web sites carried the now infamous tape yesterday. Colombo Telegraph received this mail sent via a guerrilla email […]

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Sri Lanka’s Anti-Corruption Event Fetes Man Charged With Corruption

The man who bribed and attempted to bribe media has been invited as the chief guest of today’s “Abiman Pranama Award of Apparition” by the Anti-corruption Front. As Colombo Telegraph had exposed, in the context of searching for a “common Candidate” against 2015 Presidential Elections, on October 23rd 2014, the current Speaker and then the […]

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Duty Free Permit Abuse: Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma’s Brand New Duty Free Land Cruiser For Sale

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Cultural Affairs and Wayamba Development and UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma‘s brand new Toyota Land Cruiser is now for sale. This Land Cruiser is imported from Japan with a duty free vehicle permit, which resulted in the country losing millions of rupees in revenue. According to the Sri Lanka Customs’ declaration form the actual cost […]

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