Election Commission prepares to hold PC polls

Chairman of Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has told the BBC Sandeshaya that the Elections Commission is ready to hold any election after the Supreme Court ruling.

Anura Kumara to be the JVP presidential candidate

Leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayake would be appointed as the party’s presidential candidate, JVP sources said.

It is further revealed that a majority of proposals received by the party favours the appointment of the party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake as the most suitable to be nominated as the presidential candidate.

Investigation on police officers alliance with Kanjipani Imran

An investigation has been initiated regarding a complaint lodged by Magalkande Sudantha Thera on several police officers attached to the CCD maintaining close ties with underworld drug leader Kanjipani Imran who is currently under the custody of the Colombo Crimes Division.

Amaraweera warns SLFP members who attended SLPP convention

The General Secretary of the UPFA Mahinda Amaraweera stated that none of the SLFP members had been permitted to attend the SLPP convention.

He said that all the SLFP members who had attended the SLPP convention last Sunday (11) would be brought before the SLFP Central Committee, which would convene shortly.

Hathuru makes friends with Bangladesh?

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has wanted the Sri Lanka Cricket Team Coach Chandima Hathurusinghe to resign from his post and it is said that he has again focused his attention on regaining his position as the Coach of the Bangladesh Cricket team.

Sajith in operation to become PM prior to presidency?

Minister Sajith Premadasa is said to have engaged in an operation of gathering 62 MPs loyal to him currently.

This move is believed to be made to show the majority in parliament and to obtain the Premiership.

Special HC issues arrest warrant against Mahendran

The Permanent High Court at Bar today (09) issued an arrest warrant against the main suspect of the Bond Scam case former Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka Arjuna Mahendran, to produce him before the court.

Gamini Senarath and 2 others acquitted over Litro Gas case

The Permanent High Court-at-Bar acquitted and released former President’s chief of staff Gamini Senarath and two other defendants from the case filed against them over the alleged misappropriation of Litro Gas funds.

Fmr Navy and Air Force commanders awarded highest military ranks

Former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and the former Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke had been awarded highest military ranks by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Accordingly, Admiral Karannagoda was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet while Air Chief Marshal Goonetileke was promoted to the rank of Marshal of the Air Force.

UNP bans public announcements regarding presidential candidacy !

The decision regarding the presidential candidate to be fielded from the UNP led coalition should be made subsequent to discussions and agreement of UNP Leader Ranil Wiclremesinghe and his Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, the government group had proposed yesterday (05).