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Yoshitha, Nishantha and Rohan Weliwita remanded

Yoshitha, Nishantha and Rohan Weliwita remanded

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Rohan Weliwita, Nishantha Ranatunga and 2 others have been remanded till February 11th by the Kaduwela Magistrates Court. MORE..

January 30, 2016  07:48 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|

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|

All-party conference to discuss solutions to rights issue - President

All-party conference to discuss solutions to rights issue - President

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the country had achieved a great victory at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as the international community expressed high appreciation of the steps taken by the government since January. MORE..

October 2, 2015  08:29 pm|

President arrives after concluding US visit

President arrives after concluding US visit

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the country a short while ago after concluding his visit the United States to attend the UN General Assembly in New York. MORE..

October 2, 2015  04:14 pm|

President congratulates Nepal on new constitution

President congratulates Nepal on new constitution

Nepals Deputy Prime Minster Prakash Man Singh and Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena held a meeting in New York on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. MORE..

October 1, 2015  12:30 pm|

Govt at risk of claims by Chinese port city project - document

Govt at risk of claims by Chinese port city project - document

Sri Lanka would be exposed to the risk of claims from the firm managing a suspended Chinese-backed real estate project if the government fails to obtain approvals needed by the project within 60 days, a government document showed on Thursday. MORE..

September 18, 2015  10:53 am|

Keheliya, PB and Lalith grilled at Presidential CoI

Keheliya, PB and Lalith grilled at Presidential CoI

Former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, former Finance Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera and former Secretary to the President Lalith Weerathunga have been questioned today regarding Rs 200 million in losses incurred by a state media institution during the Presidential Election. MORE..

September 16, 2015  06:04 pm|

CBK ran one of the most repressive governments - Rajapaksa

CBK ran one of the most repressive governments - Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused fellow SLFP Patron Chandrika Kumaratunga of running one of the most repressive governments in living memory and charged that her recent comments amount to an admission that she too presided over a party full of murderers and rogues. MORE..

September 10, 2015  06:04 pm|

Viber, not India, helped in unseating Rajapaksa: CBK

Viber, not India, helped in unseating Rajapaksa: CBK

Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Bandarnaike Kumaratunga is in India for her first visit since the surprise defeat of her successor Mahinda Rajapaksa, a man who was once a close associate and now a political enemy whose regime she was instrumental in overturning. MORE...

September 6, 2015  12:04 pm|

Massive killings if Mahinda returned to power - CBK

Massive killings if Mahinda returned to power - CBK

Mahinda Rajapaksa during his tenure as the President of Sri Lanka ran a police state and if he was successful in returning to power as Prime Minister in recent parliamentary polls the country would have experienced massive killings of innocents, according to former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. MORE..

September 6, 2015  12:39 am|

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Sri Lanka and looks forward to taking the ties to new heights as he received former President Chandrika Kumaratunga in New Delhi. MORE..

September 4, 2015  10:21 am|

Vacated PC seats to be filled after MPs take oath

Vacated PC seats to be filled after MPs take oath

The appointing of new Provincial Councillors to fill the seats left vacant by more than 50 Provincial Council members including 3 Chief Ministers who contested and won at the recent parliamentary elections, is scheduled to take place after the new Parliament is sworn in. MORE..

August 26, 2015  11:37 am|

UPDATE: President sacks 13 SLFP CC members

UPDATE: President sacks 13 SLFP CC members

President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked 13 members from the SLFP Central Committee. The President in his capacity as the Chairman of the SLFP has sent a letter to the Elections Commissioner informing him of the removal and a list of the new 25 members of the Central Committee, a source from the Presidential Secretariat said. MORE...

August 17, 2015  05:50 pm|

Enjoining order preventing SLFPs CC meeting extended till Aug 24

Enjoining order preventing SLFPs CC meeting extended till Aug 24

The enjoining order preventing the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from convening without the consent of the partys Chairman, has been extended until August 24 by the Colombo District Court. MORE..

August 7, 2015  10:41 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|

Sujeewa wants IGP to resign

Sujeewa wants IGP to resign

Deputy Justice Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe says that it is wrong to ask a person to consume poison and that it is also wrong to attempt to make someone drink poison. MORE..

August 5, 2015  04:56 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|

Prasanna Ranatunga, wife arrives at FCID

Prasanna Ranatunga, wife arrives at FCID

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife arrived at the FCID a short while ago to give a statement over an alleged financial malpractice connected to a land deal. MORE...

July 20, 2015  09:49 am|

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|

Champika and Rathana Thero have betrayed national interests - CNO

Champika and Rathana Thero have betrayed national interests - CNO

Patali Champika Ranawaka and Athuraliye Rathana Thero have betrayed the national movement and national interests of the country, charged the Collection of National Organisations. MORE..

July 14, 2015  04:52 pm|

Court grants bail to Prasanna and wife

Court grants bail to Prasanna and wife

The Fort Magistrate on Tuesday (14) granted bail to the Chief Minister of the Western Province, Prasanna Ranatunga, and his wife in connection with a case filed against them over an irregular land deal. MORE...

July 14, 2015  10:26 am|

Court summons Prasanna Ranatunga

Court summons Prasanna Ranatunga

The Chief Minister of the Western Province Prasanna Ranatunga has been summoned to appear before the Colombo Fort Magistrates Court on July 14, in connection with a case filed against him, police said. MORE..

July 10, 2015  11:53 am|

Mahinda Rajapaksa has not asked for a helicopter Weliwita

Mahinda Rajapaksa has not asked for a helicopter  Weliwita

Reports that the government has provided a helicopter for the use of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa are completely untrue, according to latters Media Coordinator, Rohan Weliwita. MORE..

June 20, 2015  04:47 pm|

CID reveals transactions between Wele Suda and actress

CID reveals transactions between Wele Suda and actress

The Colombo Magistrates Court today informed the CID to produce a copy of the Colombo High Court directive to freeze the bank accounts belonging to popular cinema and television actress, Udayanthi Kulatunga. MORE..

June 19, 2015  01:57 pm|

Lalith Weeratunga questioned over RADA

Lalith Weeratunga questioned over RADA

Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga is currently giving a statement at the special investigations unit regarding alleged financial fraud at the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA), police said. MORE..

May 13, 2015  11:17 am|

SLC election in January 2016 - Sports Minister

SLC election in January 2016 - Sports Minister

The elections for the Sri Lanka Cricket Board will be held prior to January 2016, says Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake. MORE..

May 12, 2015  09:02 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|

Local government bodies to be dissolved on May 15

Local government bodies to be dissolved on May 15

Minister of Public Order & Christian Affairs, John Amaratunga, says that a decision has been taken to dissolve all local government institutions next Friday (May 15). MORE..

May 9, 2015  12:48 pm|

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen - CBK

Ranil merely joked about shooting Indian fishermen - CBK

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was joking when he made the comment about shooting Indian fishermen, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in an interview with DNA. MORE...

April 17, 2015  09:09 am|

Nishantha Ranatunga questioned by FCID

Nishantha Ranatunga questioned by FCID

The Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is currently questioning former SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, regarding a financial transaction of a private media organisation. MORE..

April 15, 2015  01:39 pm|

SLFP appoints new members to Central Committee: sources

SLFP appoints new members to Central Committee: sources

Replacing the sacked senior members, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) sources on Monday (13) announced its bid to appoint five new members to the partys Central Committee. MORE...

April 13, 2015  01:11 pm|

Police Inspector arrested for accepting bribe

Police Inspector arrested for accepting bribe

An Inspector attached to the Ahungalla Police Station has been arrested on charges of soliciting a bribe. MORE..

April 9, 2015  11:54 am|

PM, CBK take crucial decisions now: Gammanpila

PM, CBK take crucial decisions now: Gammanpila

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and Western Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila on Tuesday (7) charged that those who assisted to form the new government take crucial decisions about the island nation, but not the President. MORE...

April 7, 2015  06:40 pm|

Vimukthi Kumaratunga helps to rescue five-foot boa constrictor

Vimukthi Kumaratunga helps to rescue five-foot boa constrictor

The amusing story is reported today of how a five-foot boa constrictor became trapped behind a steering wheel after it slithered behind the dashboard and was rescued by Vimukthi Kumaratunga son of former President Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaratunga in Bristol, UK. MORE...

April 7, 2015  07:50 am|

BOI recommends criminal prosecution of ex-SriLankan Airlines Chairman & CEO

BOI recommends criminal prosecution of ex-SriLankan Airlines Chairman & CEO

A Board of Inquiry has found shocking details of corruption running into billions of dollars, manipulations of service contracting, recruitment of unqualified staff and major security breaches at the SriLankan Airlines under the former government. MORE..

April 4, 2015  04:08 pm|

Govt to establish National Unity office under CBK

Govt to establish National Unity office under CBK

The government is planning to establish an office of National Unity headed by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to promote national unity in the country. MORE..

March 26, 2015  10:14 am|

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 administrative procedure introduced for dual citizenship

New administrative procedure introduced for dual citizenship

The new administrative procedure for the granting of dual citizenship will be introduced from today, Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga said. MORE..

March 23, 2015  11:41 am|

Government grants approval to construct breakwater of Colombo Port City

Government grants approval to construct breakwater of Colombo Port City

Sri Lankas cabinet on Wednesday approved the construction of a breakwater for a Chinese funded port city project which had been suspended by the government earlier this month. MORE...

March 19, 2015  03:19 pm|

Arjuna accepts SLFP membership

Arjuna accepts SLFP membership

Democratic National Alliance MP Arjuna Ranatunga says that he has accepted the membership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE...

March 18, 2015  01:59 pm|

Calls for international war crimes probe insulting - Chandrika

Calls for international war crimes probe insulting - Chandrika

Sri Lanka is united against an international investigation into alleged war crimes during its 26-year-long civil war, according to its former president, Chandrika Kumaratunga. MORE...

March 16, 2015  08:51 am|

Arjuna dismayed by delay in punishment

Arjuna dismayed by delay in punishment

Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga today expressed dismay at the delay in punishing of corrupt officials charged with misconduct under the previous regime. MORE..

February 20, 2015  11:35 am|

MSD officer remanded over assaulting incident

MSD officer remanded over assaulting incident

The Wattala Magistrate on Tuesday (22) remanded an Inspector attached to the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) for allegedly assaulting a person in Mahabage in July, 2014. MORE...

February 17, 2015  06:34 pm|

State Minister Faizer Mustapha resigns

State Minister Faizer Mustapha resigns

Parliamentarian Faizer Mustapha has tendered his resignation as State Minister of Aviation, this morning. Mustapha told Ada Derana, however, he will continue to support the President Maithripala Sirisena though he resigned from the ministerial portfolio. MORE...

February 9, 2015  01:00 pm|

No Confidence Motion submitted against John Amaratunga

No Confidence Motion submitted against John Amaratunga

The No Confidence Motion against Minister John Amaratunga which was signed by 114 Opposition MPs has been handed over to the Secretary General of Parliament, Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said. MORE..

February 7, 2015  04:06 pm|

State Minister Faizer Mustapha resigns?

State Minister Faizer Mustapha resigns?

Parliamentarian Faizer Mustapha has tendered his resignation as State Minister of Aviation and has flown overseas, this afternoon, a source close to the Government said.

February 1, 2015  03:09 pm|

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