Wednesday, March 21, 2018

8 deaths due to underworld clashes this year

Clashes in the underworld in the past three months led to the deaths of eight persons, says the police headquarters.

Two of them were killed on March 19, at Armour Street, Colombo and Athurugiriya.

The others were murdered at Hulftsforp and Grand Pass in

No-confidence motion against PM handed over to Speaker

The motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been handed over to the Speaker of Parliament by MPs representing the Joint Opposition.

Joint Opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardena handed over the

GTF-GSLF debate on sidelines of UNHRC session

One of the side events organised by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) to coincide with the UNHRC's 37th session in Geneva was called off midway following a heated argument between GTF and Global Sri Lankans Forum (GSLF) representatives on Monday, sources said.

Two side events organised by the GTF and the GSLF were held on

Aloysius, Palisena file revision bail application in CA

Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Owner Arjun Aloysius and its CEO Kasun Palisena filed a revision application in Court of Appeal seeking bail over the alleged Central Bank bond scam.

The suspects who are currently in remand custody have filed the

No-faith motion against PM to Speaker today: Gammanpila

The joint opposition members will submit the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this evening, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary MP Udaya Gammanpila said.

He said the joint opposition and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)

Bond scam - first case by new HC-at-Bar: Talatha

The bond scam could be the first case to be heard by the new High Court-at-Bar which the government intends to set up, Minister of Justice Talatha Athukorala told Parliament yesterday.

“Some MPs have talked much about the bond scam and what I could say that this could be the first case which the new high courts

Speaker receives copies of seven petitions

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday announced that he had received copies of seven petitions filed in the Supreme Court against the Judicature Amendment Bill.

The Bill seeks to create a special permanent High Court-at-Bar

SLIEOA Intensifies Trade Union Action

The Sri Lankan Immigration and Emigration Officers’ Association (SLIEOA) yesterday launched a trade union action in response to the failure of the government to provide a resolution to their demands.

President of the SLIEOA, Aruna Kanugala said the association made its grievances known six months earlier at a press conference. He stated

SLFP ministers to tell Prez they'll support no-faith motion

SLFP ministers are reportedly hoping to inform President Maithripala Sirisena in writing that they would support the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara told yesterday that a few SLFP ministers would sign the no confidence motion but the rest

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Court warns Wimal to be on time

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara today warned National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa and MP Jayantha Samaraweera to present in court on time when their cases were heard.

The court case was to be taken up yesterday morning at the