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‘I will resign from the office of President after giving appropriate punishments to corrupt politicians’ – President  

2018-01-19 10:43:09

'Some people ask questions as to when I will resign from the office of President, I will leave the presidency after giving appropriate punishments to corrupt politicians,' President Maithripala Sirisena said.

UNP to make media toe the line – Kiriella  

2018-01-17 10:00:23

Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella said that the United National Party (UNP) will teach a lesson to all those media outlets that disseminate fake news after 10 February.

Further evidence on Gammanpila- Shaddock case on 26th  

2018-01-16 11:03:39

Colombo High Court (CHC) Judge R. Gurusinghe on 12 January ordered that the obtaining of further evidence relating to the case filed by the Attorney General against Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila for having allegedly misused a sum of Rs 20 million belonging to Australian national Brian Shaddock should be undertaken on 26 January.

Namal’s money laundering case postponed to 6 Feb  

2018-01-16 09:41:51

By Kavindya Perera

Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Abeykoon yesterday (15) postponed the hearing of the case, in which Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and five others are charged, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, with failing to reveal how a sum of Rs 30 million had been earned, to 6 February.

If there were Bonds frauds in MR’s time President, CBSL must reveal them – Bandula  

2018-01-15 10:17:16

By Ishara Silva

Following the special statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Member of Parliament Bandula Gunawardena insisted that the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Central Bank Governor reveal to the people whether the Treasury bond frauds actually took place between 2008 and 2014, when Mahinda Rajapaksa was the President cum Finance Minister.

Petitions against nomination rejections Polls Commission to fight back  

2018-01-13 09:01:44

By J.T. de Silva

Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said, the Commission will make submissions in relation to all the cases involving the rejection of nomination lists of political parties contesting the 2018 Local Government (LG) election.

JO’s no-confidence motion against PM After PCoI bond scam report is in Parliament  

2018-01-12 07:49:15

BY W.K. Prasad Manju

Joint Opposition (JO) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party Colombo District Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena said that they will be submitting the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe once the full report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank bond scandal is tabled in Parliament.

PCoI BondS scam report JO and UNP MPs to be exposed – Dilan  

2018-01-12 07:47:58

BY W.K. Prasad Manju

SLFP Spokesman and State Minister Dilan Perera said, once the report compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI), related to the Central

Postal vote submission postponed to 13th  

2018-01-11 12:05:36

The Elections Commission announced yesterday (10), that the submission date for postal votes has been postponed to 13 January.
The distribution of ballot notices is scheduled to take place today (11).

Can Maithri stay for 6 years? 5-Judge SC Bench to hear views today  

2018-01-11 07:34:23

BY Kavindya Perera

A five-Judge Supreme Court Bench will today (11), hear the views of members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, on whether there is any impediment to President Maithripala Sirisena completing a six-year term in office as stipulated by the Constitution.

JO’s ‘No-Faith’ motion against PM to Speaker today  

2018-01-10 08:12:00

BY Kaushi Sendanayake, Ravi Ladduwahetty and W.K. Prasad Manju

Joint Opposition (JO) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party Kandy District Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the No Confidence motion, drafted by the JO, against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for his alleged involvement in the Central Bank Bonds scam, will be handed over to the Speaker during the special session of Parliament set to convene today (10) morning.

Vigil for late editor Lasantha Wickrematunge “Govt committed to bringing killers to book” PM in statement on 3rd anniversary of Unity Govt  

2018-01-09 09:47:42

Friends and family of the late founder editor of Sunday Leader newspaper, Attorney-at-Law Lasantha Wickrematunge gathered at his graveside in Borella yesterday (8) to commemorate the journalist who was murdered nine years ago.



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