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Mawbima owner Tiran Alles and two others remanded over RADA case

Mawbima owner Tiran Alles and two others remanded over RADA case

Three persons including owner of the Mawbima newspaper Tiran Alles have been remanded till November 10 by the Colombo High Court, on charges of misappropriating public funds through the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) in 2006. MORE...

November 2, 2016  01:23 pm|

Former CJ acquitted and released

Former CJ acquitted and released

Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayaka has been acquitted and released from the case filed by the Bribery Commission for failure to accurately declare her assets and liabilities. MORE..

February 19, 2016  10:02 am|

Sumanthiran calls for removal of Wigneswaran from TNA

Sumanthiran calls for removal of Wigneswaran from TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that while a proposal has been made to ITAK calling for the removal of Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran from the TNA, it is not the opinion of the entire party. MORE..

November 10, 2015  01:32 pm|

Everyone agrees that we should find out the truth Ranil

Everyone agrees that we should find out the truth  Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the only issue that cropped up during discussions on the UN resolution was whether Sri Lankas judiciary is sufficiently strong enough for a domestic mechanism and not about the countrys armed forces. MORE..

September 29, 2015  01:47 pm|

Sri Lanka has given approval for SAARC satellite project

Sri Lanka has given approval for SAARC satellite project

Sri Lanka has given its approval for SAARC satellite project, one of the mandatory requirements for ITU registration before the launch even as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) waits for nod from other countries. MORE..

September 18, 2015  11:38 pm|

Iran to expand ties with Sri Lanka

Iran to expand ties with Sri Lanka

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for enhanced relations between Iran and Sri Lanka following a final nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and six world powers and the ensuing lifting of anti-Iran sanctions. MORE...

September 6, 2015  09:20 pm|

No justifiable reasons to arrest Tiran Alles: SC determines

No justifiable reasons to arrest Tiran Alles: SC determines

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (2) determined that no justifiable reasons to arrest former MP Tiran Alles; cannot be arrested until final determination of the Fundamental Rights petition filed by him. MORE...

September 2, 2015  11:04 am|

Rajapaksa wants govt to probe Lasantha, Eknaligoda cases

Rajapaksa wants govt to probe Lasantha, Eknaligoda cases

Sri Lankas former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has vowed to win an outright majority in parliamentary elections due on 17 August. MORE..

August 7, 2015  12:17 am|

Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka

Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting with Sri Lankan delegation to Iran, has voiced Tehrans willingness to further boost ties with Sri Lanka, Iranian media reported. MORE...

August 3, 2015  06:17 pm|

Sri Lanka cheers end of Iran sanctions

Sri Lanka cheers end of Iran sanctions

The easing of sanctions on Iran will deliver a much needed pick-me-up to Sri Lanka`s troubled tea industry by allowing the resumption of direct exports to one of its main markets, the government said Wednesday. MORE..

July 15, 2015  10:19 pm|

Sri Lanka probes WFP over tsunami SUV gifts

 Sri Lanka probes WFP over tsunami SUV gifts

The World Food Program is being investigated in Sri Lanka for gifting luxury duty-free vehicles to a charity headed by former president Mahinda Rajapakses wife, officials said Tuesday. MORE...

July 7, 2015  04:08 pm|

No discussion on LTTE ban at TNA-GTF meet: Mangala

No discussion on LTTE ban at TNA-GTF meet: Mangala

Sri Lankas Foreign Minister says that topics such as lifting the proscription of the LTTE or war crimes allegations did not feature in his recent discussion with the Global Tamil Forum and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in London. MORE..

June 13, 2015  12:51 am|

Tiran Alles not to be arrested until next hearing

Tiran Alles not to be arrested until next hearing

The Attorney General today again undertook not to arrest of Parliamentarian Tiran Alles until the Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Parliamentarian at the Supreme Court is heard again on June 29. MORE...

June 11, 2015  12:31 pm|

79 estate workers hospitalised after drinking tea

79 estate workers hospitalised after drinking tea

At least 79 estate workers have been hospitalized after consuming tea, suspected to have been accidentally mixed with agrochemicals, in the Piranmalai area in Haputale. MORE..

June 10, 2015  02:08 pm|

Shashi Weerawansa grilled by FCID

Shashi Weerawansa grilled by FCID

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansas wife, Shashi Weerawansa, arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) to give a statement regarding a property transaction. MORE..

June 4, 2015  10:02 am|

AG halts Tirans arrest

AG halts Tirans arrest

The Attorney General on Wednesday (27) halted the arrest of Parliamentarian Tiran Alles until the Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Parliamentarian at the Supreme Court is heard again. MORE...

May 27, 2015  01:38 pm|

Shiranthi Rajapaksa summoned to FCID

Shiranthi Rajapaksa summoned to FCID

Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), MP Namal Rajapaksa has said. MORE...

May 27, 2015  07:41 am|

19A: Bar Association asks parties to set aside differences

19A: Bar Association asks parties to set aside differences

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today called on all political parties in the country to set aside their political differences to act in the best interests of the nation and enact the crucial measures proposed in the 19th Amendment. MORE..

April 17, 2015  05:08 pm|

Police grills Tiran Alles

Police grills Tiran Alles

The police Special Investigation Unit on Thursday (9) recorded a statement from MP Tiran Alles over an alleged financial fraud, the police Spokesperson said. MORE...

April 9, 2015  03:00 pm|

Be patient with Sri Lankan govt.: Modi to TNA

Be patient with Sri Lankan govt.: Modi to TNA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Sri Lankas Tamils to be patient with the new government in Colombo, The Hindu learns from sources. MORE..

March 14, 2015  10:09 am|

BRSR Nagahamulla new CID Director

BRSR Nagahamulla new CID Director

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) B.R.S.R. Nagahamulla has been appointed as the new Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). MORE..

February 28, 2015  04:20 pm|

Iran naval flotilla docks at Port of Colombo

Iran naval flotilla docks at Port of Colombo

The Iranian Navys 33rd naval fleet has docked at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka as the Islamic Republic seeks to expand its naval presence in international waters. MORE...

February 10, 2015  12:19 pm|

Mohan Peiris says his removal as CJ was unlawful

Mohan Peiris says his removal as CJ was unlawful

Mohan Peiris says that he has not retired, resigned or vacated the office of Chief Justice and that, however, due to exertions by external forces he has been displaced from office through an unconstitutional process. MORE..

January 31, 2015  12:50 pm|

Canada welcomes reinstatement of Sri Lankan Chief Justice

Canada welcomes reinstatement of Sri Lankan Chief Justice

The Canadian Government today welcomed the reinstatement of Shirani Bandaranayake as Chief Justice of the Sri Lankan Supreme Court while also expressing hope that President Maithripala Sirisena fulfills the mandate given to him by the people to foster a transparent, responsive and pluralistic government. MORE..

January 31, 2015  10:30 am|

K. Sripavan sworn in as Chief Justice

K. Sripavan sworn in as Chief Justice

Justice K. Sripavan today took oaths as the 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

January 30, 2015  07:35 pm|

Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PMs statement

Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PMs statement

The parliament adjourned its session for 20 minutes following uproar over a statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe pertaining to the impeachment of former Chief justice Shirani Bandaranaike. MORE..

January 30, 2015  02:47 pm|

Shirani assumes duties as CJ; will retire tomorrow

Shirani assumes duties as CJ; will retire tomorrow

The Government has removed all obstacles for Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayaka to hold her position as the 43rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya said. She has assumed duites and will retire from her post tomorrow, Jayasuriya added. MORE...

January 28, 2015  01:10 pm|

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