Thursday, October 18, 2018

NFF leader gives details of suspect's RAW identity

Leader of the National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansa insists that an Indian national, who has revealed a plot to assassinate the president, former president and the former defence secretary, is RAW-trained and had been spying in Sri Lanka.

Speaking to the media at N.M. Perera Centre in Borella yesterday

Cannot allow EPF to be invested in stock market – Lalkantha

The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) cannot be managed on the whims of the rulers, says JVP politburo member K. D. Lalkantha.

He mentioned this addressing a seminar held in this regard.

Despite whichever government they are from, rulers should not

Nothing to see here: Sri Lanka to revoke rogue bikini ban

Sri Lanka on Wednesday promised to revoke a rogue bikini ban raising eyebrows at a popular seaside resort, as the authorities urged tourists to wear what they want at the beach.

The signs erected by local police at Habaraduwa Beach, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) south of the capital Colombo, depicted a pair

Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka arrives at CID

Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Kaushal Nalaka de Silva arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) a short while ago over the inquiry into the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, CID sources said.

He was summoned last Tuesday (16) to appear before the CID and

Gotabaya’s petition to be taken up on Nov 02

The petition filed by former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, seeking an injunction halting his arrest over the case against him for the alleged misappropriation of state funds to establish the D.A. Rajapaksa Memorial Museum, will be taken up again on November 02.

The order was issued when the petition was taken up before a Court

Indian envoy meets Prez over RAW claim

In the wake of President Maithripala Sirisena reportedly implicating India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in the alleged assassination attempt on him, Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu called on him yesterday and sought clarification in

UNP finds 25 men to axe

The United National Party (UNP) said it had identified 25 of its electoral organizers to be axed under its reorganization programme, it is learnt.

According to sources, the UNP would dispense with its organizers

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oil tanks in Trincomalee will not be sold – Arjuna

Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga say that the unused oil tanks in the Trincomalee Oil Tank Complex will be sold off.

Affirming that it is not his principle to get into agreements that are harmful for the country, the Minister said that the relevant oil tanks will only be developed with the assistance of investors.

He made these comments today (17), at a press

Prez - PM showdown at Cabinet

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are reported to have had a showdown at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting over the proposal to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port as an Indian investment.

At the meeting, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda

Minister recommends NPC to suspend DIG Nalaka

Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara has recommended the National Police Commission (NPC) to suspend DIG Nalaka Silva, based on the ongoing investigation into the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and