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Easter Commission: What State intelligence did was political spying - Hemasiri Fernando testifies

2020-09-19 08:53:00

Former Secretary of Defense Hemasiri Fernando testified before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Attack today (18) that Sri Lanka’s state intelligence service had become a political intelligence service after the October 26, 2019 constitutional crisis...


If middlemen hide stocks of rice, 100,000 tons of rice will be imported - Bandula

2020-09-19 08:12:00

Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena says that he will take action even if he is reluctant to import 100,000 metric tons of rice if the stocks of rice are kept hidden from the market...


Chinese will also come to our parliament after the 20th amendment, this is becoming a Chinese colony - Ven. Gnanasara Thero

2020-09-18 08:16:00

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera says that the Chinese will soon obtain dual citizenship and represent Sri Lanka in the Parliament of Sri Lanka as per the permission given by the new constitution for dual citizens to be elected as Members of Parliament...


People cannot be given short term relief regarding the price of goods - Bandula

2020-09-18 08:03:00

Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena has stated that there is no possibility of providing any short term relief to the people affected by the increase in prices...


Change in Traffic Rules. Two lanes opened for motorcyclists

2020-09-17 20:24:00

Although a new traffic system has been introduced on four main roads entering Colombo city since last Monday, motorcyclists, three-wheelers and bus passengers were seen being dragged into severe inconvenience in today’s captions, awakening a chaos on Social Media...


Warrant issued over alleged financial fraud Jaliya Wickramasuriya to be recalled?

2020-09-17 09:13:00

A request was made to recall the warrant issued over Jaliya Wickramasuriya, former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States during Mahinda Rajapaksa government...


PNF warns over land gazette issued without legal provision in violation of Constitution

2020-09-17 08:30:00

PNF warned over the gazette notification issued by the government without any legal provision to hand over state lands, including forest reserves and sanctuaries, for the benefit of the received...


SriLankan Airlines: Regional Manager Convicted In Delhi - Shames Both Country & National Carrier

2020-09-17 08:09:00

Judge Dev Saroha read out his verdict via an online platform indicating that the national carrier’s Regional Manager De Silva had been in violation of the Indian Penal Code 509...


President said would take responsibility as Creator of 20th Amendment, reveal Ministers

2020-09-17 07:06:00

Cabinet Ministers revealed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told them at the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday (16) that he would be taking the full responsibility as the creator of the 20th Amendment to Constitution...


What really matters is whether we can build a stable government, Minister Namal Rajapaksa responds to queries on 20th Amendment

2020-09-16 07:16:00

What really matters at this point is whether a stable government can be established, and not who had drafted the 20th Amendment to Constitution, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Namal Rajapaksa stressed...


Justice Minister Sabry avoids media as being questioned about 20th Amendment!

2020-09-16 07:05:00

Following conclusion of the meeting convened by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on the questionable 20th adaptation to Sri Lanka’s Constitution on Monday (14) night, Justice Minister Mohammed Ali Sabry was seen leaving the premises without responding to queries raised by the reporters...


The final decision on the 20th Amendment should be taken jointly by the President and the PM - Udaya Gammanpila

2020-09-15 07:51:00

Minister Udaya Gammanpila has said that the recommendations of the committee appointed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to look into the 20th Amendment to the Constitution are made only to the President and the Prime Minister and that the final decision on whether to implement them should be taken jointly by Minister Udaya Gammanpila...


Sri Lanka reports 13th death due to COVID-19!

2020-09-14 16:43:00

A returnee who was being quarantined in Sri Lanka has reportedly died last (13) night upon being hospitalised due to sustaining an illness...


COVID Debt Relief challenged before Court

2020-09-14 14:26:00

However, tables took a turn as the government was accused of not providing the grace period as promised...


Marikkar’s theory on new Constitutional Adaptation not having a draughtsman. A plot against MR?

2020-09-14 07:43:00

The 20th Amendment to Constitution was purposely drafted on the basis of depreciating Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as a powerless person in the means of a conspiracy, alleged SJB MP S.M. Marikkar, adding that this was the reason behind the new constitutional adaptation not having a draughtsman...


Russian universities scrapped from List by mistake, reveals SLMC Chairman

2020-09-14 06:54:00

Three Russian Medical Colleges including the Lulumba University of Russia which has been offerring full time scholarships to Sri Lankan students for six decades were scrapped from the list of approved foreign medical colleges of SLMC website by mistake, SLMC Chairman Prof. Harendra De Silva revealed...


Good Governance lacked spine to stand against extremism, testifies former Law and Order Secretary

2020-09-13 19:27:00

The Good Governance lacked the backbone to adapt strict measures against extremism, he told the Commission, adding that he felt that Muslim ministers may have also been involved in the decisions...


Plans are underway to sell valuable lands of the country to multinational companies for a pittance, Sajith alleges

2020-09-13 10:35:00

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa alleged that the Ruling Party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is planning to sell valuable lands of the country to multinational companies for a pittance instead of fulfilling the promises made before the public during the presidential election and general election seasons...


Justice Minister denies claims of single-handedly drafting 20th Amendment

2020-09-13 08:24:00

Minister Mohammed Ali Sabry said he did not draft the 20th Amendment to Constitution and the legal drafting department responsible for the adaptation is under him in his capacity as the Minister of Justice...


Tabling of 20th Amendment halted as Premier intervenes. New gazette to be issued!

2020-09-13 07:54:00

In the wake of the strong objections raised over the proposed 20th Amendment to Constitution from various groups, including those within the Ruling Party, preparations are underway to temporarily halt its tabling via the issuance of a new gazette, reports said...


Authorities to act on a politically correct manner over the eco-damage at Anavilundawa?

2020-09-12 09:43:00

The Committee appointed to probe the damage occurred to the eco sensitive area at Anavilundawa wetlands revealed that the person responsible for this damage was a former Pradeshiya Sabha chairman, but nowhere does it mention that he is a brother of Minister Sanath Nishantha, Wildlife Minister C.B. Rathnayake stressed...


State Minister instructs Police how to ’accurately’ assault suspects?

2020-09-12 08:49:00

State Minister Chamal Rajapaksa emphasised that he does not instruct Police not to assault suspects at the moment, instead how an assault should be made ’accurately’...


Dried fish traders bring 52 containers of turmeric amidst the ban

2020-09-11 13:39:00

It is reported that several businessmen including a leading dried fish trader are following government ministers to rescue 52 containers of turmeric imported to Sri Lanka despite the ban on the import of turmeric...


DG Damayanthi Turns ’Bad Cop’ After Permitting Banks, Finance & Leasing Companies To Exploit Loopholes For Years

2020-09-10 23:42:00

After turning a blind eye herself for years and permitting Banks, Finance and Leasing (BFLs) companies to exploit loopholes created within the Insurance Regulatory Commission, Director General IRCSL Damayanthi Fernando issued a directive ordering them to immediately stop forcefully changing the codes of Insurance Agents and transferring business to their own (BLFs) agency codes...


Opposition accuses Speaker of violating Parliamentary Tradition

2020-09-10 08:18:00

In continuation of the much argued swearing in of Premalal Jayasekara alias Choka Malli, a murder convict, as a Member of Parliament for the first time in history on September 08, 2020, the Opposition accused the Speaker of violating the Parliamentary Tradition, as it was not allowed to raise a point of order during the questionable swearing in...


Committee reveals Minister Sanath Nishantha’s brother is behind eco-damage at Anavilundawa wetlands

2020-09-10 07:02:00

Specialists Committee appointed to probe the eco damage in Ramsar wetlands at Anavilundawa divulged that former chairman of Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Jagath Samantha operated the project to bulldoze down the sanctuary in establishment of shrimp cultivation...


Medical Council disapproves scholarships received by Sri Lanka from Russia for 60 years!

2020-09-09 15:49:00

It is reported that three Russian medical colleges which have been offering free full scholarships to Sri Lankan students since 1960 have been removed from their approved list by the Sri Lanka Medical Council in 2020...


PM blames the state bank chiefs

2020-09-09 15:07:00

It is reported that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has emphasized to the Chairmen of the Bank of Ceylon and the People’s Bank that he, as the Minister of Finance, will have to take stern action if the State Bank does not take immediate action to prevent the downgrade...


Sarath Fonseka turns the tide in Parliament speech over the coming of Premalal Jayasekara

2020-09-09 07:21:00

SJB was seen protesting over the swearing in of Premalal Jayasekara alias Choka Malli - who is a convicted murderer - as a member of Parliament, by wearing black shawls in the Chambers...


SJB condemns executive powers strengthened through 20th Amendment reckoning sarcasm over President

2020-09-08 07:27:00

The abolishment of National Procurement Commisssion and National Audit Commission through the new constitutional adaptation raises serious questions, alleged Samagi Jana Balawegaya...