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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he clarified matters related to the treasury bond issue to the Presidential Commission investigating the alleged treasury bond scam.
The Prime Minister appeared before the commission, Monday, and was questioned for over an hour.
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Gnanasara claims he has information which can create chaos »


The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, claims he has information which can cause chaos. Gnanasara Thero told reporters, Tuesday, that if he reveals the information he has it will result in chaos in the country in…

November 21, 2017 - 23:38 / No Comment / Read More »

Sujeewa Senasinghe slams President on treasury bond probe »


State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe on Tuesday slammed President Maithripala Sirisena on the treasury bond investigations. Senasinghe told reporters that the Presidential Commission investigating the treasury bond scam, should have been given the mandate to investigate bond placements since 2008 and not from…

November 21, 2017 - 23:18 / No Comment / Read More »

Kabir proposes appointing commission to probe CWG bid »


Minister of Public Enterprises Development Kabir Hashim today proposed appointing a commission to investigate matters related to Sri Lanka’s failed bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Hashim told Parliament that there is no information on the money spent by the private company formed for the bid…

November 21, 2017 - 17:07 / No Comment / Read More »

Media rights group calls for justice for journalists »


The leading media rights group in Sri Lanka today called for justice for journalists who faced various forms of attacks or threats over the past few years. The Free Media Movement, which celebrates 25 years today, also called for a new media culture in the country.…

November 21, 2017 - 13:26 / No Comment / Read More »

Gamini Senarath and two others released on bail »


Former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and two others were released on bail today when they appeared before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. Senarath and two others had been remanded till today after surrendering to court over an ongoing case. (Colombo Gazette)…

November 21, 2017 - 12:58 / No Comment / Read More »

SC orders voice recording of statement by Ranjan »


The Supreme Court today ordered the authorities to submit the voice recording of Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake where he had allegedly been critical of the judiciary. Ramanayake appeared in court on Tuesday over the case where he has been accused of contempt of court. During…

November 21, 2017 - 12:30 / 1 Comment / Read More »

US lawmakers raise concerns over China’s role in Hambantota »


US lawmakers have raised concerns over China’s role in the Hambantota port. Hambantota was discussed when the lawmakers expressed concerns over the ambitious ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative of China and sought recommendations for improving development finance efforts. While infrastructure investment is desperately needed…

November 21, 2017 - 09:08 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Next round of ETCA negotiations set for next month »


The next round of talks on the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India is scheduled to take place next month. Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told Parliament on Monday that six rounds of talks on ETCA have been completed.…

November 20, 2017 - 23:38 / No Comment / Read More »

TNA asserts it does not want the LTTE to return »


Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan told Parliament today that the TNA does not want the LTTE to return. He said the TNA also does not want violence and instead wants a political solution for the Tamils within a united Sri Lanka. “That is…

November 20, 2017 - 23:05 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe resigns after 37 years as leader »


Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that…

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Tantalising Turkish treats at the Graze Kitchen »


By Daphne Charles Are your taste buds hankering after a new sensation? Fancy a Turkish tuck-in? Then head over to the Hilton Colombo, where a…

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Colombo’s leading boutique hotel, Residence by Uga Escapes’ equally unparalleled restaurant Rare, is currently prepping to welcome a night of culinary entertainment together with Chef…

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Sri Lanka survive scare as 1st Test ends in thrilling draw »


Despite losing almost two days of play due to inclement weather, Indian bowlers put up a spirited show, pushing Sri Lanka on the brink but…

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Designer wedding show to feature top bridal designers »


A designer wedding show will be held later this month featuring the top bridal designers and hair and makeup artists in Sri Lanka. The show…

November 20, 2017 - 17:27 / No Comment / Read More »

India, Bangladesh to tour Sri Lanka for tri-series in March »


Fans may have had enough of cricket between India and Sri Lanka but the two sides are set to meet yet again in a tri-series…

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