President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a wide-ranging press conference held in Colombo yesterday urged businesses in Sri Lanka to pass on the benefit of the tax cuts to the consumers.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he is the victim in the case of the Swiss Embassy staffer who says she was abducted and molested by men who claimed to be police officers.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has the responsibility of building national unity in a future government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodatthe Gnanasara Thero wants a whole slew of prisoners, ranging from LTTE cadres to former UPFA Member of Parliament Duminda Silva pardoned and released from state incarceration.
MP Rishad Bathiudeen has written to President Rajapaksa calling for separate presidential commissions to probe the Easter attacks and Wilpattu allegations.
Parliament will reconvene on January 3, when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will address the House as the new head of state, the office of the Speaker of Parliament has announced.
Environmentalists have cautioned against a Cabinet decision to temporarily remove the need for a permit to transport sand, granite and soil.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to include President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s manifesto “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” to the National Policy Framework of the Government.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed two new Governors today, Anuradha Yahampath for the Eastern province and Prof. Tissa Vitarana for the North Central Province.
General Secretary of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Tilvin Silva said that the current government is heading towards militarisation by suppressing the alternate media, hunting down police officers and by giving police powers to the army.