Al Jazeera nabs match-fixers in the act at Galle stadium

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third. The two fixed matches were Sri Lanka versus India in July last year and Sri Lanka versus Australia in August 2016. Both matches were played at Galle International [...]

UN insists Sri Lanka must comply with UN policy for troops

The United Nations has insisted that Sri Lanka must comply with UN policies for Sri Lankan troops to be deployed on peacekeeping operations. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary‑General told reporters that as of the past week, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka was conducting an additional tier of vetting for 49 Sri Lankan [...]

President’s Chief of Staff took bribe to pay a VIP?

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya President Maithripala Sirisena’s Chief of Staff Dr. I. H. K. Mahanama, who was arrested last week while accepting a bribe, was reportedly going to pay a VIP part of the money, sources said. Mahanama, who has since been interdicted by President Maithripala Sirisena, had accepted the bribe over a land deal. Mahanama [...]

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