Monday, June 25, 2018

SL Army peacekeeping mission held up due to delay in clearance by HRCSL

The deployment of another contingent of military personnel for UN peace keeping mission has been held up due to the delay in giving clearance for them by Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka HRCSL, it is learnt.

Previously, such clearance for troops bound for UN missions were

Aloysius had given liquor dealership to some MPs: Ranjan

Perpetual Treasuries Chief Arjun Aloysius has given liquor sales dealerships from Mendis Ltd to several MPs at a discount, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake alleged yesterday.

Mr. Ramanayake told Daily Mirror that Aloysius had given dealership at a discounted rate of Rs 3 million per annum to the

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Joint Opposition will not come to power in 2020 - Kavinda

The Joint Opposition will not be able to come back to power in the year 2020, says UNP Parliamentarian Kavina Jayawardena.

The reason was this, he said, was due to conflicting opinions among them.

Speaking to media in Ja-Ela, he said that the Sri Lanka Freedom

Govt. to take action on leopard killers: Kiriella

The Government would conduct a proper investigation into the incident, where a leopard had been killed by a group of youth in Kilinochchi recently, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday.

He told this in response to a question raised by JVP MP Nalinda

Judicial Commissioner rejects Chandimal’s appeal

Judicial Commissioner Michael Beloff QC has dismissed Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball breaching clause 41.3 of the ICC’s Standard Test Match Playing Conditions, during the second day’s play in the second cricket Test against the Windies in St. Lucia on Saturday. 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Mr. Beloff’s written reasoned decision will be

Are state banks performing their national duty, asks President

President Maithripala Sirisena expressed reservations yesterday over the huge profits recorded annually by state banks established to serve the local industries, the agriculture sector and save the rural people from loan sharks.

He questioned whether the state banks served the purported

We are still under MR, say 16 SLFP rebels

Member of the SLFP of 16 rebels, former Minister W.D.J Seneviratne, while dismissing alleged remarks made against the group by certain members of the Joint Opposition said they would remain in politics under the leadership of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and contest the forthcoming PC, Presidential and

Govt. elevated SL to investment hub: PM

The ‘Yahapalana Government’ has been able to transform Sri Lanka from a debt-ridden, backward pariah state in the third world in 2015 to a respected, investment hub in South Asia by 2018 with a fast

Friday, June 22, 2018

Gnanasara Thera granted bail

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who was sentenced to one year rigorous imprisonment, was granted bail on two sureties of Rs.500,000 each by Homagama Magistrate Udesh Ranatunga a short while ago.

Three policemen, two civilians injured in Matara shooting

Three police officers and two civilians including a woman were injured during a gunfire exchange between the police and a gang which attempted to rob a jewellery shop in Matara this morning, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

He said more than six armed personnel had arrived to rob the shop.

Following the shooting incident, injured police