Tiran Alas

Do not arrest Tiran – SC

Supreme Court a short while ago issued an order to FCID saying not to arrest MP Tiran Alles.

Basil Rajapaksa remanded

Basil re-remanded for the fourth time

Former Minister of Economic Development and UPFA MP Basil Rajapaksa has been re -remanded till 10 June.

Shiranthi Rajapaksa

Shiranthi Rajapaksa summoned to FCID

Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) on June 1, over alleged corruption in connection with a bank account of the ‘Siriliya Saviya’ Foundation,MP Namal Rajapaksa told media.

Health sector strike in Sri Lanka

Strikers deemed to have vacated posts

The Health and Indigenous Medicine Ministry will consider all substitute and casual health workers who were involved in yesterday’s strike as having vacated their posts, Health and Indigenous Medicine Ministry sources said.

Jonty Rhodes

Rhodes in Sri Lanka for short coaching stint

Jonty Rhodes, the former South Africa batsman and current Mumbai Indians fielding coach, will be in Sri Lanka from Tuesday for a 10-day stint as fielding coach ahead of the side’s home series against Pakistan next month.

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero

Gnanasara thero released on bail

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization, Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court, after he was arrested on a pending warrant earlier today.

Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero

Gnanasara thero arrested

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera has been arrested after he produced himself at the Cinnamon Gardens Police.

Colombo stock market

Sri Lankan shares little changed amid political concerns

Sri Lankan shares were little changed on Monday as investors awaited clarity on the political front and the timing of a parliamentary election as concerns over political stability weighed on sentiment, stockbrokers said.

Dinesh Gunawardena

Several UNP ministers will soon join us- Dinesh

Leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Dinesh Gunawardena stated today at a press conference that several UNP MPs who are currently ministers of the “Yahapalana” government will be joining hands with them.

Basil Rajapaksa

Opts out of Basil’s case

Supreme Court Judge Eva Wanasundara had opted out of the Bench hearing the Fundamental Rights petition filed by MP Basil Rajapaksa seeking release from remand.

Letter of resignation

Director General of Customs resigns

Director General of Department of Customs Jagath P. Wijeweera has tendered his resignation to the Secretary of the Finance Ministry, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said today at a media briefing.

Crime investigations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police probe death of US pilot

Sri Lankan police have launched a probe into the death of a US Air Force pilot whose body was discovered in a hotel room in capital Colombo last week, an official said.

Pavithra Wanniarachchi

John, Pavithra back Mahinda, attend Balangoda meeting

Ratnapura District MPs John Seneviratne and Pavitra Wanniarachchi yesterday pledged their support for the on-going campaign to bring back former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the UPFA’s prime ministerial candidate at the next parliamentary election.

Dheepan wins award in cannes

Dheepan wins top award at Cannes Film Festival

‘Dheepan’ has won the top prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or. The Jacques Audiard-directed drama, which centres on refugees fleeing post-civil war Sri Lanka for a life in France, surprisingly claimed the coveted award…

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President warns SLFP members not to disband the party

Presiding over the Monaragala District Sri Lanka Freedom Party Convention held Saturday (23rd) at the Library Auditorium in Monaragala, the President declared that he is meticulously discharging his obligations on behalf of the country and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

SLFP logo

MR faction seeks nominations for remanded members

The pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa faction in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is seeking nomination even for its members currently in custody, a spokesman said yesterday.