Dilrukshi confesses before Dappula !

Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe had accepted before Attorney General President’s Counsel Dappula de Livera that the telephone conversations released on social media by the Avant Garde Chairman Nishshanka Senadhipathi are those which she had with Senadhipathi.

Civic rights suspended if election laws are violated

The Election Commission will take stern measures according to the election Act against any politician or supporters who violate the laws and behave in an unruly or violent manner during the presidential election season, it is reported.

Date fixed for verdict on revision application against Pujith-Hemasiri bail order

The Colombo High Court will be delivering its decision of the revision application filed by the Attorney General, against the granting of bail to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, on the 9th of October.

President calls urgent Cabinet meeting

An emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers has been called at 3.00 p.m. today (19).

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly called the special Cabinet meeting while all Cabinet Ministers have been notified to attend the meeting.

Was liquor license issued demanding 10 million for Sirikotha?

The *Chief Opposition* Whip MP *Mahinda Amaraweera* requested Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri yesterday (17) to inquire into allegations that 84 liquor licenses had been issued by demanding Rs. 10 million for the Sirikotha fund.

Hathurusinghe paid even without work

The Sri Lankan Cricket Team Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe who has been ousted from his post has no intention of leaving as his contract is valid for another 16 months.

According to the contract signed with him, in the event his contract is terminated early, SLC would have to pay him Rs. 60 million in compensation.

PM leaves PCoI after recording statement

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left the Presidential Commission of Inquiry a short while ago, after recording a statement with the Commission.

The Prime Minister arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the allegations of corruption and financial misappropriations of state institutions in BMICH earlier this morning (16).

UNP presidential candidate to be decided on tomorrow!

The finaldecision regarding the UNP presidential candidate would be decided upon afterthe meeting scheduled to be held over the weekend between the UNP Leader RanilWickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa andleaders of the other parties in the UNF, said Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara.

FM sends Arjuna Mahendran extradition docs to Singapore HC

The Foreign Ministry has forwarded the 21,000-page extradition documents concerning former central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran to the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore, the Attorney General (AG)'s Department said.

State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, Co-ordinating Secretary to the AG noted that this request would be sent to the Singaporean Foreign Affairs Ministry for relevant action.

Elec. Com. Calls for list of vehicles of state institution heads

The Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has called for a list of all vehicles in the possession of state institutions and ministries within two weeks to be deployed for election duties throughout the country.

He has notified the heads of state institutions through a circular to provide him with this list within two weeks.