Jayalalitha: India leader set to form Tamil Nadu government

Jayaram Jayalalitha is set to return as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the state governor invited her to form a new ministry.

Nimal Siripala de Silva

Ranil has no real mandate – Nimal Siripala

Leader of the Opposition Nimal Siripala de Silva said yesterday that Ranil Wickremesinghe became the Prime Minister due to the benevolence of President Maithripala Sirisena as it is impossible for a party that does not command the majority support in Parliament to appoint its leader as the Prime Minister.

Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary observed

Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary was on Thursday observed as “anti-terrorism day” to generate awareness about the danger of terrorism.

Tiran Alas

Attorney General halts Tiran’s arrest

The Attorney General yesterday stalled the arrest of Parliamentarian Tiran Alles after the Supreme Court noticed the Police on the strength of a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Parliamentarian.

Letter of resignation

Four SLFP Ministers resign

SLFP Parliamentarians Dilan Perera, C.B. Rathnayake, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Pavithra Wanniarachchi have resigned from their respective ministerial portfolios.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President says he will never disband FCID

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he was in talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to remove the last paragraph of the gazette notification pertaining to the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division.

Jaffna protest on crime

Jaffna rises against rape, 9 suspects arrested

Jaffna residents protested opposite the Jaffna Courts complex yesterday (20) demanding the death sentence for all those responsible for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Sivaloganaadan Vithiya, a student of the Jaffna Kayts Punkuduthivu Maha Vidyalaya.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Wilpattu resettlement procedure problematic – President

President Maithripala Sirisena while acknowledging the process of ongoing re-settlements of Muslims in Wilpattu National Park is problematic, assured immediate actions will be taken to prevent further destruction to the forest.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

FCID questions Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived at the FCID on Tuesday (20) morning. Rajapaksa has been asked to visit the FCID for questioning regarding the controversial MiG deal and a share issuance by Lanka Hospitals.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

New Parliament by September – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that a new Parliament will be established by September.

Basil Rajapaksa

Basil undergoes several tests

Colombo National Hospital Deputy Director Dr. Cyril de Silva yesterday confirmed that former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was taken to the Cardiology Unit for several tests on Monday.

Sajin Vaas

Ensure Sajin Can Attend Parliament– Dy. Speaker

Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkoday yesterday instructed authorities to ensure MP Sajin de Vaas Gunawardana is able to attend Parliamentary sittings and be provided with the necessary medical care. […]

Yasmin Sooka

ITJP seeks info about 110 surrendered Tamil Tigers

The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) Sri Lanka, headed by South African rights activist Yasmin Sooka, has asked the Sri Lankan government to give information about the whereabouts of 110 LTTE leaders who had surrendered to the Lankan military in full public view on May 18, 2009.

President Maithripala Sirisena

President urges to focus on reconciliation

President in his address to the nation says to focus on reconciliation to heal the broken hearts & minds along with other development activities.

Sarath Fonseka

Road to be named after Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka

The road linking Ananda Mawatha and Ketawalamulla Road in Colombo 10 is to be named after Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) in recognition of his dedicated service for the protection of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lanka rupee forwards slightly weaker

Sri Lankan rupee forwards were slightly weaker on Monday due to importer dollar demand, while the country’s central bank prevented a sharp fall via moral suasion, dealers said.