Sunil Handunnetti

Handunnetti walks out of COPE meeting

COPE (Committee on Public Enterprises) Chairman MP Sunil Handunnetti has left the committee meeting held in Parliament a short while ago on Monday.

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Terrestrial broadcasting license of CSN Channel cancelled

Terrestrial broadcasting license of CSN Channel has been cancelled due to violation of conditions, the Secretary Ministry of Media says.

Ranil Wickremesinghe

New Constitution needed since the war has ended – PM

The war, which prevailed for the past 30 years in the country has now been finished and the country needs a new Constitution, said Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Handcuffs - Arrest by Police

Sarath Kumara Gunaratne arrested

Former Fisheries Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne had been arrested after he surrendered to the Negombo Police Station over an accident in which an individual was killed in 2002.

Shadow fight

Two police officers attacked by biker gang in Jaffna

Two policemen were attacked with swords in broad daylight in Jaffna yesterday.

Gun shooting

Four dead, 2 injured in shooting at Mattakkuliya

Four people were killed and two were critically injured after a group of unidentified men shot at them in Mattakkuliya area a short while ago.

President Maithripala Sirisena

Buddhism’s position in Lanka won’t change: President Sirisena

The foremost place accorded to Sri Lanka’s majority religion of Buddhism will be preserved in its new Constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena has said.

Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe with President Maithripala Sirisena

I am a tough administrator – Dilrukshi

President Maithripala Sirisena publicly warned that he would take action against the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) as well as the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) for ‘pursuing a political agenda’ at a function held on 12 October in Colombo.

Two Tamil students killed

2 Tamil students of Jaffna varsity shot dead by Lankan police

Two Tamil students were on Friday gunned down by police in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated former war-zone Northern Province’s Jaffna city, prompting authorities to arrest and suspend five policemen.

Arjuna Mahendran

COPE report holds Mahendran responsible

Parliamentary watchdog committee, COPE (Committee on Public Enterprises), yesterday approved its Chairman’s report holding former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran responsible for Treasury bond scandals.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne

Gazette to reduce prices of 48 drugs signed

The Gazette notification to reduce the prices of 48 varieties of essential pharmaceutical drugs has been signed by the Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne.

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United Nations Urges Sri Lanka To Reduce Army’s Grasp

A UN rights expert reiterated calls for Sri Lanka to step up reconciliation efforts and reduce the military’s presence in former war zones seven years after the end of fighting.

Ravi Karunanayake

New initiative to make the country self-sufficient in sugar manufacture – Finance Minister

Having targeted to make Sri Lanka self-sufficient in sugar manufacture, plans are afoot to increase sugarcane cultivation and set up of 15 new manufacturing plants in the country.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Brussels

Sri Lanka will regain GSP plus: Prime Minister

Sri Lanka will regain the GSP plus facility by early next year without a doubt, as the European Union authorities are ready to grant the facility by about that time, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.

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India offers solar plant in Trincomalee

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought up the matter in his recent meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena in Goa, on the sidelines of the BRICS summit, highly-placed Indian government sources said.

Udaya Gammanpila

Hidden hand in country’s governance: Gammanpila

Referring to the recent remarks by President Maithripala Sirisena about the FCID, CID and the Bribery Commission, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader Udaya Gammanpila noted that this indicates there was a hidden hand involved in the governance of the country.