Mahela turns down SLC invitation

Former Sri Lankan Cricket team Captain Mahela Jayawardena had turned down an invitation by Sri Lanka Cricket Board to join the Sri Lanka team management at the World Cup scheduled to commence in England.

he had made this statement during an interview with a weekend newspaper.

Doctor arrested over suspicious assets

A 42-year-old doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital has been arrested over assets earned through suspicious means, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The arrested doctor has been identified as Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi, 42, a resident of Weerasinghe Mawatha in Kurunegala.

Sri Lankan with possible links to Easter attacks arrested in Myanmar

A Sri Lankan man, believed to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings that killed at least 250 people, was arrested in Myanmar on Thursday afternoon.

Abdul Salam Irshad Mohmood, 39, was detained by police when he appeared at an immigration office in downtown Yangon to renew his visa.

Kavinda steps down from Select Committee probing Easter attacks

UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardena says that he has decided to step down form the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into and report on the Easter Sunday terror attacks in the country.

Speaking to Ada Derana, the parliamentarian said that he decided to step down due to personal reasons.

Party leaders fail to agree on a date for Rishad’s NCM

The party leaders’ meeting held today ended without any final decision being reached on a date for the motion of no confidence against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had called a meeting of the party leaders at the Parliament Complex in order to decide on a date for the debate on the no-confidence motion (NMC) against the minister brought by the Joint Opposition.

Gnanasara Thero to be granted presidential pardon, BBS spokesperson says

A spokesperson of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization, speaking to Ada Derana, said the Presidential Secretariat had informed that Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who was arrested in 2016 over Contempt of Court charges, will be granted presidential pardon today (23).

Rishad invited to join Joint Opposition?

State Minister J.C. Alawathuwala claims the Joint Opposition has invited Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to join their party.

Joining the ‘Wada Pitiya’ political programmed by Derana, the State Minister said Minister Bathiudeen had stated this during the meeting of the UNP’s parliamentary group.

Madumadawa's ride to Minuwangoda seized

The Special Task Force (STF) has seized the jeep, which was used by the deputy leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Madumadawa Aravinda, at Kadawatha.

Mr. Aravinda who is reportedly absconding from Police has used the particular jeep to go to Minuwangoda on 13 May, the day that a tense situation erupted in the area.

Petition challenging PM’s seat in Parliament rejected

The Court of Appeal today rejected the petition filed seeking a Quo Warranto preventing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from being a Member of Parliament.

The decision was delivered by a judge bench comprising Justices Shiran Gunaratne and Priyantha Fernando.

SIM cards found in Ma Oya belong to a private company

The police stated that 1475 SIM cards used for mobile phones were found in Ma Oya in the Kochchikade area in Negombo. A stock of unused SIM cards has been found at a wooded area near Ma Oya, last evening (20). The SIM cards had been inside a sack and they belong to a certain private company, stated Kochchikade Police.