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UN will continue to press for accountability in Sri Lanka: Farhan

UN will continue to press for accountability in Sri Lanka: Farhan

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the United Nations (UN) will continue to press for accountability in Sri Lanka over incidents related to the alleged war crimes. MORE...

October 22, 2015  12:52 pm|

Rohan Weliwita questioned by Homagama police

Rohan Weliwita questioned by Homagama police

Media Secretary to the former President, Rohan Weliwita, has been summoned to the Homagama Police station to record a statement this morning (20), a police source says. MORE...

October 20, 2015  11:54 am|

CoI summons Gotabaya again

CoI summons Gotabaya again

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry this morning again summoned former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for questioning regarding the alleged use of personnel attached to the Civil Security Department for campaigning activities during the last Presidential Election. MORE...

October 8, 2015  10:10 am|

Lalith, Palpita granted bail

Lalith, Palpita granted bail

The Colombo High Court today (07) granted bail to Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the former President and Anusha Palpita, former Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC). MORE...

October 7, 2015  04:20 pm|

Police seize unclaimed vehicle in Hanwella

Police seize unclaimed vehicle in Hanwella

A vehicle reportedly belonged to the President Secretary Office has been found while it was left abandoned near a factory in Jaltara area in Hanwella, the police say. MORE...

September 24, 2015  11:36 am|

Anura wants answers on Avant Garde issue

Anura wants answers on Avant Garde issue

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake raised concerns about the legality of the decision by the former Defence Secretary to transfer the powers to the Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd to maintain a commercial floating armoury. MORE...

September 22, 2015  06:09 pm|

India will expect a larger reward: Gammanpila

India will expect a larger reward: Gammanpila

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya General Secretary and Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila opposed the new proposal to build a $5.19 billion road project to connect India and Sri Lanka through a sea-bridge. MORE...

September 21, 2015  06:07 pm|

No evidence of IS operations in Sri Lanka: defense secretary

No evidence of IS operations in Sri Lanka: defense secretary

The government says that there was no evidence to back claims that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group was operating in the island nation. Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said while there were reports of a Sri Lankan man joining the IS, there was no concrete evidence to suggest the group was operating in Sri Lanka. MORE...

September 14, 2015  04:20 pm|

Magisterial inquiry into floating armory case terminated

Magisterial inquiry into floating armory case terminated

The Magisterial inquiry with respect to the floating armory of the Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd has been terminated after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) apprised the Court that it would not proceed with the case under AGs advice. MORE...

September 7, 2015  12:27 pm|

Gotabaya to appear before CoI tomorrow again

Gotabaya to appear before CoI tomorrow again

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud on Friday (03) as well. MORE...

September 3, 2015  05:26 pm|

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement for the second time

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement for the second time

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa a short while ago arrived at the BMICH to give a statement before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud. MORE...

September 3, 2015  10:07 am|

Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The Galle Magistrate on Thursday (27) lifted the foreign travel ban imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over allegations he used a commercial floating armoury. MORE...

August 27, 2015  10:32 am|

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived at the BMICH a short while ago to give a statement before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud. MORE...

August 24, 2015  10:19 am|

Ministers coordinating secretary remanded over PHI attack

Ministers coordinating secretary remanded over PHI attack

The Coordinating Secretary of a Minister, who was arrested in connection with the assault on a Public Health Inspector (PHI) in the Eppawala area, has been remanded until July 13 by the Thambuttegama Magistrates Court. MORE..

July 10, 2015  03:27 pm|

Court issues warrant for arrest of Ven. Gnanasara Thera

Court issues warrant for arrest of Ven. Gnanasara Thera

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera after he failed to appear before the court on a case regarding his alleged participation at an unlawful assembly in front of the Bribery Commission. MORE...

May 11, 2015  01:00 pm|

FCID postpones; Gotabaya at Bribery Commission

FCID postpones; Gotabaya at Bribery Commission

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was initially informed to be present at the FCID today has been asked to appear on May 20, his attorney told Ada Derana. He is currently at the Bribery Commission to give a statement. MORE...

May 11, 2015  10:51 am|

FCID summons Gotabaya

 FCID summons Gotabaya

Ada Derana reliably learns that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been summoned to appear at the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) on May 1. MORE..

May 7, 2015  09:08 pm|

SC decides expulsion of Attanayake from parliamentary seat is invalid

SC decides expulsion of Attanayake from parliamentary seat is invalid

The Supreme Court in a historic judgment on Tuesday (5) ruled that expulsion of former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary, Tissa Attanayake, from parliamentary seat is invalid as due process was not followed. MORE...

May 5, 2015  10:36 am|

To restore democracy, the US will always stand with SL- Kerry

To restore democracy, the US will always stand with SL- Kerry

In order to restore democracy, the American people will stand with Sri Lanka, thus, the US will establish an annual partnership dialogue with the island nation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

May 2, 2015  12:02 pm|

Kerry hopes to reset US relations with Sri Lanka

Kerry hopes to reset US relations with Sri Lanka

A senior U.S. State Department official said Wednesday that Secretary of State John Kerry was traveling to Sri Lanka to show that the U.S. applauds the vision of that countrys new government. MORE...

April 30, 2015  08:50 am|

US Secretary of State Kerry to arrive on Saturday

US Secretary of State Kerry to arrive on Saturday

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington and the countrys previous government. MORE...

April 28, 2015  07:42 am|

UN to back 100-day programme

UN to back 100-day programme

The UN system and UNDP in particular is pleased to continue to provide support to the 100 days programme, at the request of the Government, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDPs Asia-Pacific Regional Director Haoliang Xu has said. MORE...

April 9, 2015  04:28 pm|

Senior UN official visits war-ravaged north

Senior UN official visits war-ravaged north

A senior UN official, who is on a six-day tour to Sri Lanka, has visited the war ravaged north to assess the development needs in the area and hold discussions with government officials, the UN office in Colombo said. MORE...

April 9, 2015  08:11 am|

UN Assistant Secretary-General meets Harsha de Silva

UN Assistant Secretary-General meets Harsha de Silva

The Visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDPs Regional Director Haoliang Xu, had discussions with the Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva on Monday (6). MORE...

April 7, 2015  10:59 am|

Gotabayas passport impounded over floating armoury case

Gotabayas passport impounded over floating armoury case

The Galle Magistrates Court on Monday (9) issued a directive to the Department of Immigration and Emigration to temporarily impound the passports of four persons including ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake. MORE...

March 9, 2015  12:50 pm|

UN supports a credible domestic probe in Sri Lanka

UN supports a credible domestic probe in Sri Lanka

The United Nations supports a credible domestic process that meets international standards to investigate allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffery Feltman said. MORE..

March 3, 2015  05:11 pm|

Fonseka files petition to get back lost seat

Fonseka files petition to get back lost seat

Democratic Party (DP) leader General Sarath Fonseka on Wednesday (25) filed a petition at the Court of Appeal seeking an order to reclaim his lost Parliamentary seat and revoke the appointment of Parliamentarian Jayantha Ketagoda. MORE...

February 25, 2015  04:56 pm|

Jeffrey Feltman to visit Sri Lanka this week

Jeffrey Feltman to visit Sri Lanka this week

One week after the UN Human Rights Council agreed to withhold the already delayed report on war crimes in Sri Lanka, the UN announced that Secretary General Ban Ki-moons highest political official Jeffrey Feltman will visit the country this week. MORE...

February 25, 2015  11:05 am|

CID records statement from Gotabaya

CID records statement from Gotabaya

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a statement from former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the investigations into the armories of the Avant Garde and Rakna Lanka companies. MORE..

February 13, 2015  05:43 pm|

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