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Siyams father says Vass Gunawardena didnt kill his son

Siyams father says Vass Gunawardena didnt kill his son

In a surprising twist, the father of slain businessman Mohamed Siyam says that his son was not murdered by former DIG of Police Vass Gunawardena, who was sentenced to death after being found guilty over the killing. MORE..

November 27, 2015  06:17 pm|

Siyam murder: Vass Gunawardena, son and 4 others found guilty

Siyam murder: Vass Gunawardena, son and 4 others found guilty

Six suspects including former DIG Vass Gunawardena and his son Ravindu have been sentenced to death after being found guilty for the abduction and murder of businessman Mohamed Siyam by the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar. MORE..

November 27, 2015  03:20 pm|

Sajin gets permission to go to Singapore

Sajin gets permission to go to Singapore

The Colombo Magistrates Court today (20) allowed former UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, whose passport was earlier seized, to go to Singapore for medical treatments. MORE...

October 20, 2015  01:10 pm|

Court to announce verdict in Shyam murder trial in November

Court to announce verdict in Shyam murder trial in November

The verdict in the murder trial of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohamed Shyam, in which former DIG Vass Gunawardena is accused, will be announced on 27 November. MORE...

October 12, 2015  06:25 pm|

High Court grants bail to Sajin Vass

High Court grants bail to Sajin Vass

The Colombo High Court on Wednesday granted bail to former UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena who is in custody for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office. MORE...

September 23, 2015  12:36 pm|

Sajin Vass further remanded

Sajin Vass further remanded

Former UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until October 6 by the Fort Magistrates Court, today (08). MORE...

September 22, 2015  02:11 pm|

Brigadier who ordered Weliweriya shooting arrives amidst protest

Brigadier who ordered Weliweriya shooting arrives amidst protest

The Sri Lankan military officer who allegedly ordered troops to open fire on protesters demanding clean water in the Rathupaswala area in Weliweriya two years back, was escorted out of the airport premises under tight security after he arrived in the island today. MORE..

September 15, 2015  04:02 pm|

Sarana Gunawardena released on bail

Sarana Gunawardena released on bail

Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena, who was in custody for allegedly assaulting a person, has been released on bail by the Gampaha Magistrate on Wednesday (09) morning. MORE...

September 9, 2015  11:02 am|

No bail for Sajin Vass

No bail for Sajin Vass

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until September 22 by the Fort Magistrates Court, today (08). MORE...

September 8, 2015  01:14 pm|

Ex-DIG admitted to Colombo National hospital

Ex-DIG admitted to Colombo National hospital

Former DIG Vass Gunawardena, who is in custody following the murder case of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohamed Shyam, has been admitted to the Colombo National hospital following a sudden illness, Ada Derana Court reporter said. MORE...

September 7, 2015  11:04 am|

Sajins assets case postponed to December 10

Sajins assets case postponed to December 10

The Colombo Magistrates Court on Tuesday (1) set the trial for former UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena in connection with the case filed against him by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. The case will be taken up for hearing on December 10. MORE...

September 1, 2015  11:59 am|

UPFA coalition partners to form new alliance?

UPFA coalition partners to form new alliance?

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksas allies are planning to form a new opposition alliance, breaking away from President Maithripala Sirisenas United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition, senior leftist leaders said on Saturday. MORE..

August 30, 2015  12:24 am|

Former govt spent $6.5m to influence US

Former govt spent $6.5m to influence US

The former Sri Lankan government allegedly paid around US$6.5 million to a private equity fund manager over a five-month period in 2014 for consulting services which included influencing the U.S. government, according to documents obtained by Foreign Policy Magazine. MORE..

August 29, 2015  03:59 pm|

FR petition filed challenging UFPA National List

FR petition filed challenging UFPA National List

A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition has been filed today by a member of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) challenging the UFPA National List, which includes several candidates who were defeated at the general election. MORE..

August 26, 2015  01:32 pm|

Sarana Gunawardena further remanded

Sarana Gunawardena further remanded

The Gampaha Magistrate on Wednesday (26) further remanded former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena who was in custody for allegedly assaulting a person. MORE...

August 26, 2015  11:19 am|

Sajin Vass further remanded

Sajin Vass further remanded

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until September 8 by the Fort Magistrates Court, today (11). MORE...

August 25, 2015  01:02 pm|

Sarana remanded for assaulting a person

Sarana remanded for assaulting a person

Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena and three others have been arrested and remanded till 26 August for alleged assault on a person during the General Election 2015. MORE...

August 24, 2015  04:15 pm|

Sajin de Vass Gunawardena further remanded

Sajin de Vass Gunawardena further remanded

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until August 25 by the Fort Magistrates Court, today (11 MORE...

August 11, 2015  03:59 pm|

Sajins bail application rejected

Sajins bail application rejected

A bail application, which was filed by a Counsel on behalf of former UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, was dismissed by the Colombo High Court. MORE...

August 10, 2015  11:57 am|

Funeral of free health service not far Bandula

Funeral of free health service not far  Bandula

Former UPFA Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena says that the funeral of Sri Lankas world-renowned free health service is not very far. MORE..

August 6, 2015  03:21 pm|

Litro sends letter of demand to Bandula

Litro  sends letter of demand to Bandula

The Litro Gas Lanka Ltd sent a letter of demand to former Minister Bandula Gunawardena demanding Rs. 1 billion in damage over several remarks made against it. MORE...

August 4, 2015  02:02 pm|

Sajin further remanded

Sajin further remanded

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until August 11 by the Fort Magistrates Court. MORE...

August 4, 2015  11:04 am|

Litro Gas denies Bandulas allegations

Litro Gas denies Bandulas allegations

The Litro Gas Lanka Ltd on Wednesday (29) denied allegations that the government has signed a MoU with Shell Gas Ltd to purchase Gas at US D 105 per MT, contrary to international tender procedures. MORE...

July 29, 2015  12:55 pm|

Sajins FR petition rejected

Sajins FR petition rejected

The Supreme Court today dismissed the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by former UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena challenging his arrest and detention. MORE..

July 24, 2015  01:08 pm|

Sajin further remanded

Sajin further remanded

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until August 4 by the Fort Magistrates Court. MORE...

July 21, 2015  04:48 pm|

No bail for Sajin Vass

No bail for Sajin Vass

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until July 21 by the Fort Magistrates Court. MORE...

July 7, 2015  10:57 am|

UNP minority Govt will be defeated on Aug 17 - Dinesh

UNP minority Govt will be defeated on Aug 17 - Dinesh

We hope to defeat the UNP minority government on August 17, MEP Leader and former UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardena said a short while ago. MORE...

July 3, 2015  05:07 pm|

Sajin further remanded again

Sajin further remanded again

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested for allegedly misusing vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, has been further remanded until June 24 by the Colombo Magistrates. MORE..

June 17, 2015  11:49 am|

No-confidence Motion against PM handed over to Speaker

No-confidence Motion against PM handed over to Speaker

The motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been handed over to Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa last night, UPFA Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena said. MORE..

June 5, 2015  11:10 am|

Unfair to question CB governors citizenship Ranil

Unfair to question CB governors citizenship  Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that it is unfair to question the citizenship of Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran. MORE..

June 3, 2015  04:34 pm|

President Sirisena has become a prisoner of the UNP: Bandula

President Sirisena has become a prisoner of the UNP: Bandula

(Exclusive) President Maithripala Sirisena has become a prisoner of the United National Party (UNP), former Minister Bandula Gunawardena said. MORE...

June 1, 2015  12:29 pm|

No-confidence motion against Ravi next week Bandula

No-confidence motion against Ravi next week  Bandula

Former Minister Bandula Gunawardena says that a motion of no confidence will be submitted in Parliament next week against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who he claims is responsible for the crises that have befallen the countrys economy. MORE..

May 9, 2015  06:00 pm|

Sajin summoned by CID

Sajin summoned by CID

UPFA Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena has been summoned to appear at the Criminal Investigations Department on Monday (May 11). MORE..

May 9, 2015  01:57 pm|

Will bring no-confidence motion against Ranil - Wimal

Will bring no-confidence motion against Ranil - Wimal

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa says that a motion of no confidence will be brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. MORE..

May 9, 2015  10:02 am|

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|

57 MPs visit Mahinda Rajapaksa

57 MPs visit Mahinda Rajapaksa

Around fifty-seven Members of Parliament today visited former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his Carlton House in Tangalle. MORE..

April 16, 2015  12:31 pm|

Rohitha Abeygunawardena sacked from SLFP central committee

Rohitha Abeygunawardena sacked from SLFP central committee

Former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena has also been removed from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE..

April 16, 2015  11:00 am|

Sacking of Central Committee members not unlawful: SLFP

Sacking of Central Committee members not unlawful: SLFP

The removal of four members from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is not a violation of partys constitution, a party source said. MORE...

April 13, 2015  09:35 am|

Several SLFP central committee members sacked

Several SLFP central committee members sacked

Several more UPFA Parliamentarians say they have been removed from the central committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE..

April 11, 2015  09:19 pm|

Bandula sacked from SLFP central committee

Bandula sacked from SLFP central committee

Former Minister Bandula Gunawardena says that he has been removed from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). The UPFA MP said he has received a letter notifying him of this decision. MORE..

April 11, 2015  05:39 pm|

ITAK entitled to post of Opposition Leader

ITAK entitled to post of Opposition Leader

Weighing in on the standoff over the Opposition Leader post, Sri Lankas main Tamil party today said that no MP elected from the UPFA or UNP can hold the position and that the ITAK is entitled to it, having the next highest number of representatives. MORE..

April 10, 2015  03:07 pm|

Speaker needs more time on Opposition Leaders post

Speaker needs more time on Opposition Leaders post

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa says that he needs more time to consider his decision on the Opposition Leaders post, which subject of controversy after 26 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs joined the new Government to accept ministerial portfolios. MORE...

April 7, 2015  02:33 pm|

Dinesh to get Opposition Leader post?

Dinesh to get Opposition Leader post?

A proposal signed by some 60 Parliamentarians, requesting to appoint Mahajana Eksath Peramuna leader Dinesh Gunawardena as the Opposition Leader, has been handed over to the Speaker, former Minister T.B. Ekanayake told Ada Derana. MORE...

April 7, 2015  01:05 pm|

Sajin granted bail

Sajin granted bail

The Colombo Fort Magistrate on Tuesday (31) granted bail to MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena on a case filed by the Bribery Commission over failure to declare his assets. MORE..

March 31, 2015  10:33 am|

Sarana Gunawardena released on bail

Sarana Gunawardena released on bail

The Attanagalla Magistrate on Monday (30) granted bail to ex-Minister Sarana Gunawardena who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on charges of criminal breach of trust. MORE...

March 30, 2015  03:53 pm|

Over 26 SLFP MPs attend Ratnapura rally

Over 26 SLFP MPs attend Ratnapura rally

Over 26 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians attend a public rally currently being held in Ratnapura urging Mahinda Rajapaksa to be nominated as the partys Prime Ministerial candidate. MORE..

March 26, 2015  05:24 pm|

National Govt: SLFP the only loser Gammanpila

National Govt: SLFP the only loser  Gammanpila

Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila, says that there is a risk of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) being offered the position for Opposition Leader. MORE..

March 23, 2015  04:28 pm|

Sarana Gunawardena further remanded

Sarana Gunawardena further remanded

Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena, who was arrested on charges of financial fraud and criminal breach of trust, has been further remanded until March 30 by the Attanagalla Magistrates Court. MORE..

March 23, 2015  01:15 pm|

Bribery Commission files action against Sajin

Bribery Commission files action against Sajin

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption today filed action against MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena under section 9 of the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Law No. 1 on 1975. MORE..

March 20, 2015  04:23 pm|

FIB questions Sajin Vass

FIB questions Sajin Vass

Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena currently being questioned by the Fraud Investigation Bureau over an alleged financial fraud, a police source said.

March 18, 2015  10:52 am|

Sarana Gunawardena remanded

Sarana Gunawardena remanded

The Attanagalla Magistrate on Thursday (12) remanded ex-Minister Sarana Gunawardena until 23 March. Gunawardena was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today morning. MORE...

March 12, 2015  06:01 pm|

Sarana Gunawardena arrested by CID

Sarana Gunawardena arrested by CID

Former Deputy Ministers Sarana Gunawardena has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today on charges of criminal breach of trust, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

March 12, 2015  02:56 pm|

Dr Chris Nonis appointed Presidential Adviser

Dr Chris Nonis appointed Presidential Adviser

Former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to UK Dr Chris Nonis has been appointed as Adviser to the President on International Affairs, the Presidents Media Division said. MORE..

March 6, 2015  07:29 pm|

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|

New Govt ends US lobbying contracts

New Govt ends US lobbying contracts

In a sign of improving relations with the U.S., Sri Lanka has terminated lobbying contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars a month that the previous government had signed to help it win friends in Washington amid war crimes allegations, the nations ambassador says. MORE..

February 21, 2015  10:36 am|

Sarana Gunawardenas passport impounded

Sarana Gunawardenas passport impounded

The Colombo Chief Magistrates Court today ordered the Department of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) to impound the passport of former Deputy Ministers Sarana Gunawardena. MORE...

February 2, 2015  12:03 pm|

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