Saturday, February 24, 2018

Olympic Committee President Suresh!

In the National Olympic Committee election held after nine years, Suresh Subramaniam was elected as the new President.

In the election held yesterday (23) Subramaniam received 18 votes, while the other candidate Rohan Fernando received only 12 votes.

Meanwhile, Maxwell de Silva was elected to the post of Secretary

CPC urges public to disregard malicious reports intended to sabotage national fuel supply

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) wishes to notify the general public that fabricated reports are currently being circulated on various communication platforms, of a possible fuel shortage in the country.

The CPC firmly reassures the fuel supply across Sri Lanka, is

New Cabinet to swear-in tomorrow

Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella and Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim may swap their portfolios in the Cabinet reshuffle likely to take place tomorrow.

The United National Party (UNP) had has decided to re-arrange the

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Devalaya robbed, a month after Ranil's inauguration

A police investigation have been initiated over a robbery at the Wennappuwa – Koswatte, Potuwatawana Viharaya Vishnu Devalaya, where thieves had stolen a Conch shell (Valampuri), gold chain and Rs. 130,000 in cash.

According to the police, the theft is believed to have taken place between 09.00 pm on the 19th to 08.00 pm on the 20th.

Investigations commenced subsequent to a complaint lodged by the Chief Incumbent of the temple Ven. Siddamulle Vajirawansa Thera.

The monk in his complaint had stated that the thieves had broken the till and stolen the cash in it, a conch shell placed on the Vishnu statue valued at Rs. 500,000 and a 3½ sovereign gold chain.

Meanwhile, last month the Prime Minister had declared open the Sanghawasa (monks’ abode) at the temple last month.

So far the police have not identified any of the thieves.

The Koswatte Police is investigating further.


Another team to Dubai to seek Udayanga’s extradition

The attorney general’s department and the FCID have sent their officials to Dubai to make submissions to the courts there in order to get ex-ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga extradited to Sri Lanka.

Additional solicitor general Yasantha Kodagoda and FCID director P.K.D. Priyantha have left armed with a red warrant for Udayanga’s arrest.

The ex-ambassador was detained in Dubai on

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando arrives in Sri Lanka after recall

The Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, arrived in the country after being recalled by the government.

Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Attapaatu said yesterday that

Vijayakala’s thugs forcibly acquires mansion in Kollupitiya!

A group of thugs had forcibly thrown out a millionaire businessman and other occupants out of a luxury house in Alfred Avenue, Kollupitiya and occupied it. The millionaire businessman had been living at that mansion for the past 28 years on rent.

 The said businessman had lodged a complaint with the police regarding this incident.

 This incident had occurred on Tuesday (20) and

High Commissioner Wijewardene didn’t resign- Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs a short while ago rejected the reports being circulated in the media that High Commissioner to the UK Mrs. Amari Wijewardene, had resigned.

Issuing a special statement it said High Commissioner Wijewardene

Kabir wants Presidential Com. on UL, Mihin to be based on Weliamuna Report

Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim told Parliament today that he had made a written request to President Maithripala Sirisena that investigations carried out by the Special Presidential Commission appointed to look into Srilankan and Mihin Air should be based on the J C Weliamuna report.

The Minister was referring to an oral question raised by JVP MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa on the national carrier and Mihin Air.

Dr Jayatissa questioned as to what had become of the investigations that had been carried out on the losses incurred by the two airlines.

Minister Hashim said the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) should carry out an investigation on the two airlines.

Mr Hashim said he was willing to go before COPE and testify on the two airlines. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)


‘President not sick’ - Rajitha

President Maithripala Sirisena is not sick to want to change the Prime Minister, said Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.

He said this at the Cabinet briefing yesterday, in response to media