Duties and functions to ministries gazetted

The gazette notification proclaiming the relevant duties and functions to the Ministries has been published.

Reportedly, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued the relevant gazette (Extraordinary) yesterday (10).

Complaints to UNP about Fonseka who collected Sajith’s campaign money

The UNP is said to be receiving many complaints regarding a certain person named Fonseka who had been collecting money during the election period claiming it is for presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa’s election campaign.

Ranil nominated for UN Secretary General post - John

There is some truth to social media reports that claim UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has been nominated for the post of UN Secretary General, confirmed MP John Amaratunge. Amaratunge noted that Wickremesinghe had been requested to take up this post by the UN at the next session and at present he is considering this proposal.

UK court finds Brigadier Priyanka Fernando guilty, imposes fine of GBP 2,400

Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London today (06) imposed a fine of Sterling Pounds (GBP) 2,400 on former Defence Attaché at Sri Lanka High Commission in London Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who was charged for making a threatening gesture towards a group of L.T.T.E. supporters back in 2018.

Chandrika foils SLPP bid to use chair symbol?

Although the Podujana Eksath Peramuna had claimed that they would contest the upcoming general elections under the chair logo, it is now reportedly a problem, according to Election Commission sources.

General election likely in late April

Chairman of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya, has said that the General election could be held at the end of April next year if Parliament is dissolved at the beginning of March.

 Deshapriya said that the next Parliamentary elections can be held on either 25, 26 or 27 April if Parliament is dissolved as the month of March commences.

Swiss state secretary calls for answers in Sri Lanka embassy incident

Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Switzerland has been summoned to Bern to explain a factual dispute over the alleged intimidation of a Swiss embassy staff member in Colombo.

Ajith Prasanna calls off protest fast

Major (Retired) Ajith Prasanna has called off his protest fast he commenced before the Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo today (02).

This was on the requests of MP Athuraliye Rathana Thero and Rear Admiral (Retired) Sarath Weerasekara.

Chairpersons & director boards of state institutions asked to resign

Presidential secretary P.B. Jayasundara in a letter to all Ministry secretaries has conveyed instructions regarding the management of public enterprises, state institutions, and state-owned commercial enterprises

Hakeem, Rishad to contest general elections separately

At the upcoming general elections, Rauff Hakeem’s Muslim Congress party and Rishad Bathiudeen’s All Ceylon People’s Congress will be contesting separately under the UNP, it is reported.

A spokesman of the Muslim Congress had told the ‘Ravaya’ newspaper that this decision had been taken during a meeting of the party seniors.