Contradictions about American aircraft !

The Defence Ministry in a letter states that the American cargo Aircraft which arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport had arrived with approval from Sri Lanka.

The letter states that the American aircraft had landed in Sri Lanka to obtain essential goods and services during their scheduled flight path.

Muslim candidate for Presidential election!

Discussions are said to be under way to nominate a Muslim candidate from the group representing the MPs who resigned from their posts recently, it is reported.

The Leader of the Muslim Congress had told the Ravaya newspaper that the starting point was when all the Muslim MPs had taken the decision to resign in support of Rishad Bathiudeen faced pressure forcing him to resign.

Dr. Shafi produced before court

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has produced Dr. Mohamed Shafi before the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court a short while ago, said reporter.

The case against Dr. Shafi, who is accused of allegedly amassing assets through suspicious means, performing illegal sterilization surgeries and having links to terrorist activities, is to be taken up for hearing at 1.00 p.m. today (11).

Ranil requests Mahinda not to resign !

As there are several elections scheduled in the near future, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had requested the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday (09) not to resign.

This request had been made during a discussion held at the Prime Minister’s Office at the Parliament Complex yesterday.

IGP & former Defence Secretary granted bail

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been released on bail today (09).

The bail order was issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

Medals awarded by ICC to 1996 champions, hidden by SLC

The medals awarded by ICC to the 1996 World Cup winning Sri Lankan team, is alleged to have been hidden by Sri Lanka Cricket.

This allegation has been levelled by the members of the 1996 Sri Lankan Cricket team members.

Prime Minister issues order to MPs : Hizbullah upsets government

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed all government ministers to complete all development programs by September or October, it is reported.

The Prime Minister has said that measures would be taken to provide additional funds once the allocated Rs. 200 billion is spent.

This time’s common candidate from the JVP : 09th decisive for JO

While all main political parties are preparing to field their candidates for the upcoming Presidential election, the JVP has decided not to put forward a candidate from their party, it is reported.

Accordingly, plans are afoot to field a common candidate who represents the civil society.

SL banks vulnerable to cyber attacks: FinCSIRT says

Sri Lankan banks and other financial institutions were vulnerable to possible cyber attacks following attacks in Bangladesh in May, Sri Lanka’s Cyber Security Team said today. Sri Lanka Financial Sector Computer Security Incident Response Team (FinCSIRT) said that cyber attacks took place in four Asian countries including Sri Lanka.

Two governors asked to resign !

President Maithripala Sirisena is said to have asked two of the Governors to resign from their posts.

This is over the severe criticism levelled against the two governors by the SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara and Mahinda Amaraweera.