Ranil-Karu to UNP co-leadership!

In order to resolve the crisis within the UNP, a proposal has been made by a mediating group to divide the leadership between Ranil Wickremesinghe and Karu Jayasuriya, it is reported.

Similarly, a proposal has been made to appoint Sajith Premadasa as the leader of the United National Front.

Azzam Ameen resigns from BBC Sinhala

BBC Sinhala Service’s correspondent in Sri Lanka, Azzam Ameen has resigned from his position in the organization.

According to reports, he had tendered his resignation to the company with effect from the 1st of January, however, it was not accepted by BBC Sinhala Service at the time.

Measures to re-open MRIA for air traffic again

The Government would relook at reopening the Mattala International Airport (MRIA) for both local and international air traffic, Board Member of Airport and Aviation, Tilak Weerasinghe said.

UNP decides to raise Dappula’s actions in parliament!

The UNP is reported to have taken a decision to present a proposal in parliament against Attorney General Dappula de Livera against his actions to prevent the forensic audit on the Central Bank Bond issue being released to MPs.

This proposal would be presented to parliament by a member of the UNP.

Ranjan tapes : AG directs CCD to record statements from judges

Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC, has instructed the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to record statements of the judges who had been involved in telephone conversations with former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake.

Chandrika removed from SLFP Attanagalla Organiser post

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga from the post of SLFP Organiser for Attanagalla Electorate.

Decision on indisciplined SLFP MPs on Jan. 18

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will take a final decision with regard to several of its MPs who had violated party discipline, on Jan. 18, says its General Secretary and state minister - Dayasiri Jayasekera.

Speaking at a media briefing held at the party headquarters yesterday (14), he said that a final decision on MPs S.B. Dissanayake, Dilan Perera, Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza and Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena would be taken then.

Cabinet approves drafting ‘National Intelligence Act’ Bill

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved drafting of a new Bill titled ‘National Intelligence Act’ to regulate and empower all intelligence services, says the Cabinet Spokesperson.

This was announced during the media briefing held today (15) to announce Cabinet decisions.

Nominations called for Parliament’s Committee of Selection membership

The political party leaders and representatives, who met yesterday, have decided to call nominations for the membership of Committee of Selection of the 4th Session of the 8th Parliament.

Ranjan’s recordings sent to Govt. Analyst Dept: one arrested

Investigations pertaining to the recordings of MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s controversial telephone conversations will commence today (13), it is reported.

The CDs, computers and other electronic equipment containing the conversations are currently under the custody of the Department.