Udayanga Weeratunga

Udayanga says he acquired assets legitimately with funds earned overseas

Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, says the Yahapalanaya government is trying to foist allegations of “acquiring properties illegally” against him as a ploy to eclipse the truth at a time an election is around the corner.

Alcohol shop in Sri Lanka

Gone like a shot: Why did Sri Lanka reinstate alcohol ban for women?

Even in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, women will finally get the right to drive cars this year. Compare that to Sri Lanka, where women recently won the right to buy a drink at a bar – or rather had won it, until it was revoked just days later.

Iran oil

Sri Lanka to settle $42 million oil dues to Iran by February

Sri Lanka is going to pay $42 million of its oil dues to Iran this February, Sri Lankan Daily Mirror reported citing the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Thisara Perera - Sri Lanka Cricketer

New Coach Cannot Perform Miracles, Says Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera

After a humiliating 163 run loss to Bangladesh on Friday, Sri Lanka are on the verge of exiting from the tri-nation series which has Zimbabwe as the third team.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Maximum period for court cases will be limited to three years – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the current legal system within Sri Lanka is undergoing radical change to enable the justice system to become more efficient and prevent the delay of justice.

Seat belt

Importing vehicles without seat belts, airbags banned from July

The government’s decision to ban the import of vehicles which are not equipped with air bags and seat belts and below the emission levels or its equivalent as prescribed by Euro IV, has been postponed to July 1, the Finance Ministry said today.

Austin Fernando

National action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption

An intellectual gathering to discuss setting up of an action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption, chaired by Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (January 18).

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon

CaFFE writes to Speaker asking for missing parts of bond commission report

Annexure three of the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Treasury Bonds has neither been given to the MPs nor released to the public via the Presidential secretariat website

Ceylon Electricity Board

CEB workers calls off strike

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) workers called off the strike which was launched yesterday against assaulting some CEB workers

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Lanka will enjoy economic progress in the near future – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the government has adopted a strong and adaptable fiscal policy to ensure that the country enjoys a vast level of economic progress in the near future.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President orders AG and other officials Act Now on Bond Commission Report Prime Minister’s ‘Value Judgment’ questioned

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday directed the Attorney General, Jayantha Jayasuriya, the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy and DG Bribery Commission Sarath Jayamanne and other officials to immediately act on the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the alleged Bonds scam.

Rajitha Senaratne with Dayasiri Jayasekara

President was hurt by certain remarks – Rajitha

Co-cabinet spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne yesterday clarified that the President had merely voiced his displeasure against certain remarks made against him by some members of the UNP.

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Bond and PRECIFAC reports handed over to Speaker’s office

The Bond Commission report and PRECIFAC reports were handed over to the Speaker’s Office this morning.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Angry President says Enough is enough

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (16), walked out of the Cabinet meeting after making an emotional speech, in which he criticized United National Party (UNP) members who were attacking him on the campaign trail…

Ranjan Ramanayake

Yes there was a bond scam: Ranjan

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake admitted to there having been a Central Bank bond scam, and said President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to investigate such scams was an election promise and therefore should be supported by the people.

China Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, China think tanks co-launch book on Sino-Lanka relations

Sri Lankan and Chinese think tanks on Tuesday jointly launched a book on the Sino-Lanka relations titled “The Island of the Lion and the Land of the Dragon” in order to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.