Tamil political prisoners’ issue not purely legal but has political dimension: Sampanthan

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The Opposition Leader Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has observed that the Tamil prisoners' cases cannot be considered as coming purely under the purview of the Attorney General's Department. These cases have a certain political dimension and cannot be addressed as a purely legal issue. He was addressing the Parliament moving an adjournment motion.

"There are political agendas behind protests": Amaraweera charges

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Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Mahaweli State Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has stated that there are false statements being spread regarding the incident that took place in Hambantota recently, misleading the people, while there are political agendas behind these protests.

We seek investors to run Mattala airport efficiently:Nimal

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Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told Parliament that that the government has decided only to seek investors to run the Mattala Airport efficiently. They have not taken any decision whether we would give Mattala Airport to India or not. Today, the media is running the country. It is setting the country on fire searching for issues to attack the government. We have not made any decision to give the airport on a 99-year lease.

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