Potatoes - Big Onion

Import tax on potatoes and big onions increased

The import tax on potatoes has been increased from Rs 40 to Rs 55 per kilogram and big onions increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 per kilogram with effect from today, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

10 UPFA MPs noticed by Colombo Magistrate

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today issued notice on 27 persons including 10 UPFA Parliamentarians to appear before the court on May 8 on contempt of court charges, after they violated a court order and staged a protest opposite the bribery commission.

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

Bribery DG won’t be replaced – Justice Minister

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, PC, yesterday said that Mrs Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) wouldn’t be removed.

Arjuna Mahendran

Sri Lanka central bank head resumes duty after bond probe report

Sri Lanka’s central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond auction.

C.V. Wigneswaran

Wigneswaran seeks release of 3 Indians in Premananda case

CHENNAI: Chief minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province C V Wigneswaran has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release three life convicts in the sensational Swamy Premananda case.

Maithripala Sirisena - 100 days program

‘My aim was to avoid exercising excessive powers’

President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the nation last night, said his intention was not to use unlimited executive powers that are vested in his position.

Rajitha Senaratne

SLFP to support 19th ammendment

The SLFP Central Committee has unanimously decided to vote in favor of the 19th amendment to the Constitution a short while ago, Minister Rajitha Senaratne told media.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne

Cabinet approves draft bills on Right to Information and National Audit

The draft bills on ‘Right to Information’ and ‘National Audit’ have been approved by the cabinet on ministers, Cabinet Spokesman Rajith Senaratne said.

Maithripala Sirisena - 100 days program

Sri Lanka Government marks completion of 100 days today

The Government of Sri Lanka led by President Maithripala Sirisena marks the completion of 100 days, today (23).

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Bribery Commission

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Bribery Commission this morning as he was summoned to record statements over various allegations.

Basil Rajapaksa remanded

Basil remanded along with Ministry Secretary and DG Divineguma

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court last night until May 5.

Basil Rajapaksa arrested

Basil Rajapaksa arrested

Former Minister of Economic Development and UPFA MP Basil Rajapaksa has been arrested a short while ago over allegations of financial fraud, sources said.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President to make special announcement tomorrow

President Maithripala Sirisena is to make a special announcement via all electronic media tomorrow at 9 pm, the President’s Media Unit said.

Basil Rajapaksa

FCID grills Basil

Former minister Basil Rajapaksa has arrived to the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) to give a statement regarding the misappropriation of state funds and a financial transaction taken place at the Divi Neguma Department, Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga

FCID summons Lalith Weeratunga

Secretary to the former President, Lalith Weeratunga, has been summoned to the the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) to record a statement regarding a financial transaction of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the police said.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Sirisena and Rajapaksa must join hands to save lanka: Gotabaya

Sri Lanka’s once powerful Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, wants President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to join hands to give the island nation a “functioning government” and lift it from the abyss of political confusion and economic stagnation.