FCID Sri Lanka

FCID recovers Rs. 1 billion in ill-gotten assets

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) which completes two years today (February 26) has recovered nearly Rs.1 billion worth of State and unduly earned assets of politicians through its investigations

Namal Rajapaksa

Namal slaps CBK with defamation

Hambantota District SLFP MP Namal Rajapaksa has sent a letter of demand to former President Chandrika Kumaratunga demanding a sum of Rs 250 million for defamation of character by the latter.

Angry Donald Trump

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.

Lakshman Kiriella

New law to standardize degrees from state, non-state unis

Amid the continuing controversy on the quality of higher education offered by private sector educational institutions, the Higher Education Ministry is to introduce legislation in Parliament to standardize the degree courses offered by State and non-State institutions, Minister Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday.

Handcuffs - Arrest by Police

New Zealand-bound boat people arrested in Negombo

Eighteen Sri Lankans who attempted to migrate to New Zealand illegally were arrested in Negombo in a combined operation carried out by the Navy and the police last night.

Supun Kellapatha family

Sri Lanka police deny ‘hunting’ refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Sri Lankan asylum seekers living in Hong Kong fear they are being illegally pursued by police after sheltering the US whistleblower Edward Snowden in the city.

Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Maha Siva Rathri Day deeply symbolizes co-existence and harmony – PM

The Hindus believe that Maha Siva Rathri is the favored night of Lord Shiva; it is spent in the company of friends and family amidst great fellowship.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Religious way of life essential for a better society – President

The prime expectation and the noble vision of all religions is to promote spiritual and moral well-being of humankind. All their religious rituals and celebrations recall those core values ofreligious teachings.

Keheliya Rambukwella

TNA will achieve purpose whatever happens at referendum: JO

If the government opts for a Constitutional referendum, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will achieve its objectives regardless of the referendum results, the Joint Opposition (JO) said yesterday.

Wimal Weerawansa

CID officers wanted retired Army intel officer to state what they want: Wimal

NFF leader and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa yesterday charged that some CID officers had assaulted a retired Army Intelligence Officer to get him to state what they wanted in connection with the Keith Noyahr investigation.

Eastern University students protest

TN’s apolitical Jallikattu stir inspires Sri Lankan protesters

Sri Lankan Tamils agitating for the last twenty days on the issue of forced disappearances and non-return of lands by the military, have, for the first time, kept the movement apolitical and did not involve any political party.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with children

President instructs IGP to work with university authorities to prevent ragging

President Maithripala Sirisena says he has given instructions to the Inspector General of Police to pay special attention to prevent inhuman ragging in universities carried out by a minority group of students in order to interrupt the education of the majority of students.

R Sampanthan

TNA promises maximum cooperation for constitutional reforms

The TNA promising that they would extend the maximum co-operation for the constitution making processes demanded that those processes should “be taken forward in a genuine and purposeful manner, so as to ensure permanent peace with justice and equality to all citizens.”

President Maithripala Sirisena

‘A Decision will be taken in the country’s interest’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said he would take a decision on private universities in the country including the Malabe SAITM private medical college, taking into consideration the best interests and the productivity of the country.

Durga Rao Ketali

Indian charged with murder of his Sri Lankan colleague in Malaysia

An Indian immigrant labour was charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Sungai Petani , Malaysia yesterday with the murder of his Sri Lankan colleague two weeks ago.

S Jaishankar with Harsha De Silva

India to supply water and rice to drought hit Sri Lanka

India is to donate eight water bowsers or large tanks and 100 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka, as part of drought relief for the island country which is headed for one of its worst droughts in 30 years.