Attorney General Dappula De Livera today issued fresh directives to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to expedite investigations into four high profile murder and abduction cases that occurred between 2005 and 2015.
The Cabinet of Ministers will reconvene next Tuesday (18), Minister of National Integration Mano Ganesan said.
Casting doubt on the integrity of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday bombings, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today said the Penal Code has sufficient provisions to punish anyone responsible for the attack.
Insisting that the President and Prime Minister being out of the country at the same time is not unprecedented, Minister P. Harrison said that systems were in place to carry out their tasks in their absence.
Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that, by boycotting Cabinet meetings, President Maithripala Sirisena is trying to create a second constitutional crisis in the country, as he did on 26 October last year.
The Supreme Court today (12) ordered the Attorney General to file contempt of court charges against Actor-Politician Ranjan Ramanayake within a month.
Muslim Parliamentarians will comply with decisions taken by the Maha Sangha, Former Minister and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem said.
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) President Maithripala Sirisena handed the letters of appointment for the newly appointed electorate and district organisers for the SLFP at the Presidential Secretariat today (11).
The Mayor of Moratuwa W. Samanlal Fernando launched a fast unto death in front of the Municipal Council building today (11), urging the President to withdraw his remarks about the ban on carpentry workshops.
Civil Society activists are demanding that the government not give in to pressure to scuttle the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter attacks.