Lakshman Kiriella

PM not summoned to Presidential Commission; making voluntary appearance – Kiriella

There is an attempt to portray that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been summoned before the Presidential Commission into the Treasury bond scam.



Chandika Hathurusingha

Chandika Hathurusingha to take over as Sri Lanka coach after India series: Reports

Sri Lanka Cricket are on the verge of former Test cricketer Chandika Hathurusingha as the Head Coach of the men’s team Sri Lankan team, according to Cricbuzz. It is reported that the 49-year-old will arrive in Colombo next week to meet officials and he is expected to take over after the ongoing series in India.



Gotabaya Rajapaksa

GOTABHAYA FIXED IN AVANT-GARDE CASE

A corruption case filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and seven others, was yesterday fixed for trial by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.



Police car

Curfew imposed in Galle

A police curfew has been imposed in six Grama Niladhari divisions which fall under the purview of the Galle Police.



Sagala Ratnayake

We won’t allow Aava group to raise its head – Sagala

Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka assured that the government would not allow the so-called Aava group, or any other criminal gang, to raise its head in the North.



Arjun Aloysius

CID probe into telephone conversations: Links between COPE ‘Footnote’ members and Aloysius revealed

An in-depth investigation, conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has revealed a spate of telephone conversations between Perpetual Treasuries Pvt Ltd (PTL) owner Arjuna Aloysius and some members of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), which probed alleged bond scams.



Ravi Karunanayake

Ravi Karunanayake and family spoke to Aloysius over 750 times

Evidence before the Bond Commission revealed that former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and his family spoke to Arjun Aloysius over 750 times in total during the period February 5, 2015 to June 20, 2017.



Dr. Harsha De Silva in Geneva

Sri Lanka considers investment in peace as sound economic policy – Dr. Harsha De Silva at Geneva summit

Addressing the Third Cycle of Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka held in Geneva, National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minster Dr. Harsha De Silva yesterday (15th Nov.) said: “For the very first time in our history, a section of the National Budget for 2018 is expressly dedicated to reconciliation.



British lady with Buddha tattoo

British woman wins $5,200 for Sri Lankan deportation over Buddha tattoo

A British woman won 800,000 rupees ($5,200) in compensation from a Sri Lankan court on Wednesday after being wrongly deported for having a Buddha tattoo on her arm.



Court Decision

Indictments against four Customs officers for accepting Rs.125 million bribe

The Colombo High Court today(15) filed indictments against four ex-senior customs officials allegedly involved in accepting a bribe of Rs.125 million; the largest ever recorded bribe nabbed by the Bribery Commission.



Minister Sagala Ratnayake

Sagala denies secret meetings with Senarath

Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake denied that he had conducted any ‘secret meetings’ with former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath.



Arjuna Ranatunga

Filling Stations – Some creating artificial shortage: Arjuna

Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunge said yesterday he had received information that certain filling stations were continue to create an artificial petrol shortage and a special team had been deployed to investigate it.



Army

30-year war cost Sri Lanka over US$ 400 Billion

The Government yesterday (13) said, that failure to manage the ethnic issue had resulted in the country’s economy losing billions over the years.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Army camps won’t be removed endangering national security – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the army camps have not been removed in a way which will weaken the national security or will have an impact on the security forces.



A damaged storefront is seen after an earthquake in Halabja, Iraq

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 145

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 145 people state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.



Patali Champika Ranawaka

Tax revenue doubled

The State Tax Revenue has doubled within three years from 2014, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.