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CID knew about the Easter attacks – Wijeyadasa

Errant United National Front (UNF) MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe accused the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today of possessing prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday bombings.


Premier unable to appear before PCoI today

PM Wickremesinghe has informed the PCoI probing corruption in state institutions that he is unable to appear before it today.


Brigadier and three soldiers indicted

A Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunewardena and three Army soldiers are indicted on 96 counts in the case where the Army allegedly opened fire on protestors angry that their groundwater was being polluted


Togolese President calls on Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena received his Togolese counterpart Faure Gnassingbé at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (11).


Showers expected across island

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern provinces and the Galle and Matara districts Department of Meteorology said.


‘Pulasthi’ off to Polonnaruwa

The new intercity express train service 'Pulasthi' from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa commenced its daily run yesterday (11), with President Maithripala Sirisena onboard for a portion of the train's maiden voyage.


Ruwan fears sequel to October coup as Rupavahini deadlock continues

Mass Media Non-Cabinet Minister Ruwan Wijewardene yesterday suggested that the surprise takeover of Rupavahini could be the first step towards a second constitutional coup.


Criminal Procedure Code to be amended

The Cabinet yesterday approved amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code Act made by the Sectoral Oversight Committee (SOC).


UNP talks end well, but decision unclear

Talks between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and deputy leader Sajith Premadasa ended on a positive note last night, but the final decision remains unclear.



CEB paying engineers more than their due – Workers’ Union

The CEB is paying its engineers higher salaries they are not entitled to, in violation of a court order, the Ceylon Electricity Workers’ Union said.


SLRC takeover shows ill-effects of executive presidency – Ashu

Bringing the SLRC under Defence Ministry control is one of many adverse effects of the executive presidency, UNP MP Prof Ashu Marasinghe said.


Ranil promises huge development for Jaffna

One hundred billion worth of projects that include regional airport, new Town Hall, Ports development, regional airport and industrial zone


Couldn’t declare assets on time due to confusion over submission place – Harin

Minister Harin Fernando claimed today that he was unable to handover his asset declaration documents on time due to confusion over the place of submission.


Nearly 2,000 Jaffna entrepreneurs apply for Enterprise SL loans

Nearly 2,000 visitors to the Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition held in Jaffna registered for interest-subsidised loan from state banks at the event.


Eleven JMI members handed over to TID

Eleven members of the proscribed organisation Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) were handed over to the TID yesterday (10).


SLFP for uncorrupt alliance that learnt from past mistakes – Dayasiri

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is interested in forming a nationalist, anti-neo liberal government that has learnt from past mistakes, SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said.


Compromise likely in today’s crucial UNP meeting?

The UNP's top two presidential hopefuls are likely to reach a compromise today, as they meet for a crucial discussion at 6pm at Temple Trees.


Thewarapperuma remanded

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma was remanded today (10) till September 16 due to an unlawful burial of a corpse in an unauthorised land.


Petitions challenging Gnanasara pardon on Dec 5

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court to hear Fundemental Rights petitions challenging the pardoning of Gnanasara thero in December


President took control of Rupavahini to save it from Ruwan- Dayasiri

General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Dayasiri Jayasekara said that President Maithripala Sirisena decided to take Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation under the purview of the Ministry of Defence to protect SLRC from the arbitrary decisions of the subject minister Ruwan Wijewardena.


Transparency International complains against Sajith and 7 Ministers

TISL filed complaint at the Bribery Commission this morning against Minister Sajith Premadasa and seven other Cabinet Ministers who failed to submit their Asset Declerations for the year 2018/19.


Making the best use of Sri Lanka’s strategic location

The challenge to Sri Lanka is how to maximize the benefit to itself from the competition between global powers in the Indian Ocean without being overwhelmed by pressures that may be brought to bear upon it.