Tamil Nadu main opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi has seized on a report by the US Oakland Institute to condemn the Sri Lankan army’s “continued occupation” of traditional Tamil homeland.
The Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption is to issue notice on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appear before the commission despite recent protests in Parliament and outside.
Shaveen Bandaranayake, son of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake questioned MP Namal Rajapaksa’s statement over summons issued on her mother by the FCID, drawing parallels with the way the former government treated his mother.
Five United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians including Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena were this morning appointed as ministers by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.
There is little hope of post-war reconciliation in Sri Lanka unless the new government acts to end the oppression of minority Tamils and ensure reconciliation, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, urging continued pressure on the country.
JVP leader Anura Dissanayake speaking at the seminar held in Kunrunegala Town hall has said that “I am certain that either president or Prime Minister will not facilitate the legal process to punishing the Rajapakshe family who have robbed several millions of public money”
Sri Lankan cricket’s governing body on Wednesday announced the sacking of three officials after allegations that members of the women’s national team were asked to perform sexual favours to keep their places.
Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) on June 1, over alleged corruption in connection with a bank account of the ‘Siriliya Saviya’ Foundation,MP Namal Rajapaksa told media.
The Health and Indigenous Medicine Ministry will consider all substitute and casual health workers who were involved in yesterday’s strike as having vacated their posts, Health and Indigenous Medicine Ministry sources said.