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Cabinet agrees to change Divi Neguma to Samurdhi

Cabinet agrees to change Divi Neguma to Samurdhi

The Cabinet of Ministers has agreed to change the Divi Neguma Development Department to Samurdhi Department, co-cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE..

December 17, 2015  12:01 pm|

Rajitha, Champika and Arjuna ask IGP to probe bribery claims

Rajitha, Champika and Arjuna ask IGP to probe bribery claims

Ministers Champika Ranawaka, Dr Rajitha Seenaratne and Arjuna Ranatunga today requested the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate the allegations made against them by the Chairman of Avant Garde Private Limited, Nissanka Senadhipathi. MORE..

November 24, 2015  01:20 pm|

Paranagama report far worse than UN report Rajitha

Paranagama report far worse than UN report  Rajitha

The government today said that the resolution adopted at the UN Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka would have been much more severe if the Paranagama report had been released before the session in Geneva. MORE..

October 22, 2015  05:39 pm|

President orders Avant Garde case to continue

President orders Avant Garde case to continue

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed relevant authorities to continue with legal proceeding regarding the controversial Avant Garde issue, Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE..

September 23, 2015  02:09 pm|

UN probe report handed over to govt

UN probe report handed over to govt

The UN probe report on alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of Sri Lankan militarys battle against the LTTE has been handed over to the government. MORE..

September 12, 2015  04:49 pm|

Eksath Senaratna case: parents withdraw petition

Eksath Senaratna case: parents withdraw petition

The petitioner, who accused Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratnas son of abducting his underage daughter, has withdrawn the petition he had filed at the Colombo High Court, Ada Derana Court reporter said. MORE...

August 11, 2015  05:45 pm|

Three PSD officers involved in Thajudeens murder, says Rajitha

Three PSD officers involved in Thajudeens murder, says Rajitha

Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne on Thursday (06) charged that three officials attached to the Presidential Security Division (PSD) have allegedly involved in the murder of former Sri Lankan Rugby player, Wasim Thajudeen, who had died under suspicious circumstances. MORE...

August 6, 2015  06:25 pm|

Bribery Commission did not probe any serious allegations Rajitha

Bribery Commission did not probe any serious allegations  Rajitha

New commissioners will be appointed to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption after August 18, says Cabinet Spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne. MORE...

July 30, 2015  04:41 pm|

President cancels SLFP memberships of four including Rajitha, Hirunika

President cancels SLFP memberships of four including Rajitha, Hirunika

The President has ordered to cancel the SLFP memberships of Rajitha Senaratne, S.B. Navinna, M.K.D.S. Gunawardene, Arjuna Ranatunga and Hirunika Premachandra, the Presidents Media Unit said in a statement today (28). MORE...

July 28, 2015  02:43 pm|

UNF election manifesto

UNF election manifesto

The United National Front for Good Governance, a coalition led by the UNP, today released its election manifesto titled A New Country in 60 Months: Five Point Plan, underlining the policy of the party for the next five years. Click to Read...

July 23, 2015  03:59 pm|

Request has been made to sack five SLFPers, says Thilanga

Request has been made to sack five SLFPers, says Thilanga

A request has been made to the Central Committee (CC) of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to sack five party members who defected from the SLFP and scheduled to contest under the United National Front (UNF) at the forthcoming election, SLFP Media Coordinator Thilanga Sumathipala said. MORE...

July 15, 2015  05:48 pm|

Reginald, Amunugama opt out of electoral contest; Sudarshani to go with UPFA

Reginald, Amunugama opt out of electoral contest; Sudarshani to go with UPFA

Former MP Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle says that she will not contest the forthcoming General Election from any party other than the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA). MORE..

July 11, 2015  10:36 pm|

Rajitha confirms new alliance with UNP

Rajitha confirms new alliance with UNP

Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratna today said that they will not reverse the promise made to the public at the recent Presidential Election, to establish good governance within the country. MORE..

July 11, 2015  01:46 pm|

Another split looms in SLFP?

Another split looms in SLFP?

A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members including several Ministers are preparing to contest the upcoming General Election separately and not from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), political sources told Ada Derana. MORE..

July 10, 2015  07:51 pm|

No final decision on nominations yet, says Rajitha

No final decision on nominations yet, says Rajitha

A final decision has not been taken by the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on whom to give nominations at the forthcoming election, Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

July 9, 2015  06:06 pm|

Cabinet approves 20A with 237 parliamentary seats

Cabinet approves 20A with 237 parliamentary seats

Sri Lankas Cabinet of Ministers today approved the 20th amendment to the constitution increasing the number of seats in Parliament to 237 from 225. MORE..

June 12, 2015  12:21 pm|

Minority parties didnt raise their voices properly - Rajitha

Minority parties didnt raise their voices properly - Rajitha

Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratna says that a final decision will be reached regarding the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, introducing electoral reforms, at the special cabinet meeting to be held on Friday (12). MORE..

June 11, 2015  04:32 pm|

I dont think Mahinda is mentally retarded- says Rajitha

I dont think Mahinda is mentally retarded- says Rajitha

Mahinda Rajapaksa will lose his privileges as a former President, if he contests at the next general election, Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne affirmed. MORE...

May 28, 2015  04:30 pm|

I was offered bribe to cover up Avant-Garde issue Rajitha

I was offered bribe to cover up Avant-Garde issue  Rajitha

Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne claims that he was offered a bribe of Rs 20 million per month in order to cover up the Avant-Garde issue. MORE..

May 14, 2015  06:07 pm|

Term of LG bodies will not be extended Rajitha

Term of LG bodies will not be extended  Rajitha

The term of the local government bodies that were extended until May 15 will not be further extended and would dissolve automatically, Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE..

May 9, 2015  04:35 pm|

BJP leaders discuss 13A with govt

BJP leaders discuss 13A with govt

A BJP team from Tamil Nadu on a Track II diplomatic mission has urged the Sri Lankan government to expedite democratic reforms under the 13th amendment to ensure devolution of powers to Tamil provinces and grant of equal rights to Tamils. MORE..

May 9, 2015  10:46 am|

SLFP decides to vote in favour of 19A

SLFP decides to vote in favour of 19A

The SLFP Central Committee has unanimously decided to vote in favour of the 19th amendment to the Constitution a short while ago, Minister Rajitha Senaratne told Ada Derana. MORE..

April 23, 2015  08:01 pm|

Lack of vehicles jeopardizing MRs security - Media Coordinator

Lack of vehicles jeopardizing MRs security - Media Coordinator

The lack of vehicles to transport the 213 security personnel assigned to Mahinda Rajapaksa has jeopardized his security, according to the former presidents Media Coordinator Mr Rohan Welivita. MORE..

March 25, 2015  05:36 pm|

New government to form a coalition with SLFP

New government to form a coalition with SLFP

Minster and Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne on Sunday (22) said that the Government will form a coalition with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE...

March 22, 2015  11:32 am|

Colombo HC issues notice on Rajitha and son

Colombo HC issues notice on Rajitha and son

The Colombo High Court today issued notice on Minister Rajitha Senaratna and his son Eksath Senaratna to appear before the court on April 02 in connection with the case filed against the alleged abduction of an underage girl. MORE..

March 20, 2015  10:13 am|

Former officials stashed billions abroad - Rajitha

Former officials stashed billions abroad - Rajitha

Sri Lankan investigators have located more than $US2 billion ($2.6 billion) that was secretly transferred to accounts in Dubai by figures close to the administration of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, the government said on Thursday. MORE...

March 20, 2015  08:05 am|

UPDATE: 19th Amendment draft bill gets cabinet approval

UPDATE: 19th Amendment draft bill gets cabinet approval

The Cabinet approval has been granted for the draft bill on the 19th Amendment and it will be tabled in parliament within next few days, Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.

March 15, 2015  07:51 pm|

Minister Rajithas son abducted our underage daughter: Parents

Minister Rajithas son abducted our underage daughter: Parents

A mother and a father on Sunday (15) accused that a son of a powerful minister has abducted their underage daughter and they neither know her whereabouts ever since nor whether their child is dead or alive. MORE...

March 15, 2015  07:41 pm|

Deal with TATAs on housing project is unacceptable - Ravi

Deal with TATAs on housing project is unacceptable - Ravi

Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has said that the government is reviewing the USD 430 million TATA Housing Project because the deal entered into with the earlier Mahinda Rajapaksa government is unacceptable. MORE..

March 10, 2015  01:27 pm|

National Drug Policy Bill passed in Parliament

National Drug Policy Bill passed in Parliament

The National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill which was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday has been passed with amendments in parliament with a majority of 67 votes. MORE..

March 6, 2015  03:36 pm|

Ex-ministers yet to return over 300 vehicles, says Rajitha

Ex-ministers yet to return over 300 vehicles, says Rajitha

The authorities are yet to locate some 300 vehicles used by the ex-governments ministers, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

March 5, 2015  04:59 pm|

General election to be held after new electoral reforms

General election to be held after new electoral reforms

The Cabinet has decided to hold the next General Election only after constitutional changes take place for new electoral reforms, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

March 5, 2015  12:54 pm|

Spy cables reveal Sri Lanka hyped up Tamil Tiger postwar threat: Report

Spy cables reveal Sri Lanka hyped up Tamil Tiger postwar threat: Report

In the cable, dated June 9, 2010, South Africas State Security Agency (SSA) replied to a request for information about several cases of purported LTTE activity in South Africa, from a suspected military training camp held in May 2010 to suspicions that local Tamil organizations were raising money for the LTTE... MORE..

March 5, 2015  02:31 am|

Bill for 80% pictorial warning passed in Parliament

Bill for 80% pictorial warning passed in Parliament

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (Amendment) bill, which includes increased pictorial warnings covering 80 per cent of cigarette packets, has been passed in Parliament. MORE..

February 20, 2015  09:17 pm|

SLFP appoints new National Organiser, Treasurer and VP

SLFP appoints new National Organiser, Treasurer and VP

(UPDATE) The Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed MP Susil Premajantha as the partys National Organiser and SB Nawinne as the Treasurer while Anura Priyadarshana Yapa is to remain as the General Secretary. MORE..

February 14, 2015  04:09 pm|

China official says Colombo Port City project going ahead

China official says Colombo Port City project going ahead

The China-funded port city project in Colombo was going ahead, a top Chinese official from the company executing it said Wednesday, days after the new Sri Lankan government claimed the deal was still being assessed. MORE..

February 12, 2015  10:23 am|

Cant call it genocide Rajitha

Cant call it genocide  Rajitha

Terming the resolution adopted in the Northern Provincial Council an extremist position, Health Minister and Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne says President Maithripala Sirisena had promised to initiate an internationally approved, domestic inquiry process. MORE..

February 11, 2015  01:04 pm|

Maithri continuing with Mahindas oppressive laws - FSP

Maithri continuing with Mahindas oppressive laws - FSP

The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) today accused President Maithripala Sirisena of carrying out the same oppressive laws as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE..

February 6, 2015  02:04 pm|

Sri Lanka to go ahead with China-backed Port City Project

Sri Lanka to go ahead with China-backed Port City Project

The Cabinet has decided to continue with the Chinese-assisted Colombo Port City Project, cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratna said today. MORE..

February 5, 2015  04:41 pm|

Gotabaya has still not given up hopes to topple the government- Rajitha

Gotabaya has still not given up hopes to topple the government- Rajitha

Revealing a confidential matter at TV Derana 360 programme, Minister Rajitha Senaratne last night alerted that the leftover elements of the previous government have still not given up hopes to topple the current government. MORE...

January 27, 2015  12:17 pm|

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