BOI Assures Due Process

 The Board of Investment has assured due process after The Sunday Leader published an article last week under the heading ‘Corruption Continues Despite Yahapalanaya’ relating to the BOl. In a statement to The Sunday Leader, the BOI said that while it does not discuss the contents of Board papery and Board proceedings with any external [...]

“Corruption Continues Despite Yahapalana”

I write with reference to the article under the above heading which appeared in your Newspaper on Sunday 13th August 2017. I do not wish to comment on your totally inaccurate and malicious article as I believe the Board of Investment will do so. However, the statement in your article which says -quote “according to [...]

US Notes Monks Yet To Be Prosecuted Over 2014 Attacks

The United States has taken note that the Government has yet to prosecute monks involved in attacks against Muslims and Christians in 2014. The annual US State Department International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 released yesterday notes that the Government continued to permit the construction of Buddhist statues in non-Buddhist areas despite strong objections from [...]

Reporter’s Reply

As stated by the Media Director BOI that the above article had misrepresented facts, misled and provided erroneous details, I kindly request Dilip Samarasinghe to go through the files pertaining to the said enterprise and come to a conclusion whether this reporter had misrepresented facts or he himself is trying to white wash the BOI [...]

Floods And Landslides Cost Sri Lanka Rs. 109 Billion

The recent floods and landslides cost Sri Lanka Rs 109 billion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe said on Friday. Speaking at a public event in Matara, the Prime Minister said that part of the money to assist the devastated areas and affected families has been taken from the budget for this year. As a result, the [...]

Indian And Russian Officers Hold Talks With Defence Secretary

 General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General P M Hariz paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry premises last week.  A Cordial discussion was held between the Secretary and Lieutenant General Hariz during the meeting. Mementoes were also exchanged during [...]

Foreign Minister Asserts No Chance Of Having Foreign Judges

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana on Friday asserted there is no chance of Sri Lanka having foreign judges in the post war accountability process. Speaking to reporters after assuming duties at the Foreign Ministry, Marapana said that the Constitution is clear there cannot be a foreign judge in a local judicial process. “We have made this [...]

Norwegian Vessel To Survey Marine Resources In Sri Lanka

The Norwegian Research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen is to visit Sri Lankan waters in 2018 to carry out a survey on the marine resources. This is part of the technical and institutional cooperation on Fisheries between Norway and Sri Lanka, which was endorsed by the top level political authorities of the two countries, the Norwegian [...]

Isura Feels ‘Yahapalanaya’ Only For SLFP

Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya asked if ‘yahapalanaya’ (good governance) is only for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). Speaking at a function held in Karadiyana at the launch of a waste to energy project also attended by President Maithripala Sirisena last week, Devapriya said that everyone should work together to take the country [...]

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