Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena met Mahinda Rajapaksa

Meeting between President Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa concludes

President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Parliament and much awaited discussions were held on Wednesday (6) morning.

Johnston Fernando arrested

Johnston further remanded

Former Minister Johnston Fernando has been further remanded till 11 May by Kurunegala Magistrate today (6).

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

I Will not Breach the Trust Placed in Me – President

Members of Parliament Mr Kumara Welgama and Mr T.B Ekanayake visited the President’s House two weeks ago, had emphasized the need for a meeting with the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Chandler Kyle Ventress

Sri Lankan shot dead in Beaumont: one arrested

The US police have made an arrest in the April 28 fatal shooting of a convenience store owner, Metthananda Kuruppu, a 52-year-old native of Sri Lanka.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Former president Rajapaksa issues statement over Angunukolapelessa arrest

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the arrest of an army corporal who allegedly brought a firearm to a meeting attended by the President, is the latest episode in a campaign of persecution directed at him and all those associated with him.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Vs Maithripala Sirisena

Rajapaksa to meet Sirisena today

Sri Lankans are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of crucial talks between President Maithripala Sirisena and his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, scheduled for Wednesday.

Johnston Fernando

FCID arrests Johnston Fernando

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Johnston Fernando was arrested a short while ago by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Unit (FCID).

Basil Rajapaksa

Basil at Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa who was remanded till today (5) has been brought to the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court, a short while ago.

Crime investigations in Sri Lanka

Airman shot dead at Ratmalana Air Base

An airman attached to the Ratmalana Air Force Base, who was engaged in patrolling duties, has died due to gun shot injuries, SLAF Spokesperson Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne said.

Ranil Wickremasinghe with Maithripala Sirisena

President to visit Central Bank

President Maithripala Sirisena is planning to take an inspection tour to Central Bank of Sri Lanka this morning. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is also expected to join President Sirisena on this inspection tour which is scheduled for 11.30 a.m. this morning.

Johnston Fernando

Johnston to be produced before Magistrate’s Court

Former Minister and UPFA Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando is to be produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court over alleged misappropriations at Sathosa that took place under his watch.

Increase wages

Cabinet Proposal to increase private sector wages

Minister of Labour S.B. Nawinna announced that he has proposed to increase the wages of private sector employees from May 01.

John Kerry with TNA

TNA takes up four major issues with Kerry

Talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday was mainly based on four major issues, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran said.

Arrest by Police

Armed soldier at President’s event arrested

The soldier who had allegedly had a weapon to the President’s meeting last month had been remanded till May 12, the Police said.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Let us build a righteous society with spiritual purification – PM

Let us fill our lives with morals, loving kindness and wisdom in this month of Vesak where the entire environment looks fresh and serene to celebrate thrice blessed day for Buddhists as it commemorates the birth of Buddha, his attaining Enlightenment and his passing away into Nirvana.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Getting closer to Dharma will help build a society of maithriya, goodwill – President

It is with the much tranquility of devotion that I send this message on the occasion of the Triple Festival of Vesak, which comes with the Buddha’s message of compassion to all beings, President Maithripala Sirisena stated in a message to mark Vesak.