Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Feeding alcohol to toddler: Father, three others remanded

Four persons, including the 40-year-old father of a toddler, who fed an alcoholic beverage to the toddler, had been remanded till August 1 by the Galgamuwa Magistrate today.

The Meegalawa Police yesterday arrested the suspect after video

Gnanasara Thera’s case: CA verdict on August 8

The verdict on the case filed against Ven.Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera on defamation charges would be announced on August 8 by the Court of Appeal (CA).

The then Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dassanayake filed the case in the Appeal Court over the alleged violent behaviour of the monk

Gota refutes social media claims

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today refuted reports circulating in the social media purported to be from the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, claiming to have appointed him as the Presidential Candidate for 2020.

“I wish to inform that a fake media release circulating in social

Satisfied with party re-organization: Range Bandara

State Minister of Disaster Management Palitha Range Bandara yesterday said that he was satisfied with the re-organization taking place within the United National Party (UNP) as it gears itself for the 2020 Presidential Election.

Speaking to the media at the Disaster Management Centre he said

Appointing Dinesh Opposition Leader: 70 MPs led by JO to meet Speaker today

A joint opposition-led coalition of 70 parliamentarians are due to meet Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this afternoon to request the appointment of MP Dinesh Gunawardane as the Opposition Leader in Parliament, an MP said yesterday.

JO National Organiser Dullas Alahapperuma said this was decided

Tug-O-War between two govt. entities threatens supply of power in South

As a result of a Tug-O-War taking place between the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) over the purchase of power from a private power supplier, Ace Power that is based in Embilipitiya, a crisis situation

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Our media not seeing positive aspects: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has charged that the local media does not give publicity to positive stories but give space for negative ones.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe expressed these sentiments at a

Death sentence: Woman tops the list

Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalata Athukorala said yesterday that a woman prisoner headed the list of the death row criminals, submitted to be hanged.

At an event held in Kahawatta, the Minister said the country had

Reparations Bill to be presented to Parliament today

The 'Office of Reparations' Bill which is aimed at providing legal provisions for the establishment of the Office for Reparations, to identify war affected people eligible for reparations, has been placed on the Order Paper of Parliament meant for today

Like the Office of Missing Persons, the establishment of this new

MRIA: Proposal before cabinet soon

The proposal to develop the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) into a Public-Private partnership (PPP) with India would be presented to Cabinet shortly, Deputy Minister of Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe said yesterday.

He told a media briefing that Sri Lanka would get a 30 per cent