Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa who was remanded on charges of money laundering, has been suspended from Naval service with effect from February 28 as directed by the Defence Ministry, the Navy said today.
President Maithripala Sirisena says the aim of the Government is to provide equal opportunities and benefits for all children in the field of education under a common policy which eliminates differences.
Three residents in Kelaniya area yesterday filed a Fundamental Right petition in the Supreme Court challenging the government’s decision to sing the National Anthem in the Tamil language during the Independence Day celebrations.
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka took oaths as the Regional Development Minister a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat before President Maithripala Sirisena, President’s Media division has announced.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha and four others including Nishantha Ranatunga and Rohan Weliwita were further remanded till March 10 by the Kaduwela Magistrate Dammika Hemapala today.
Sri Lankan rupee forwards ended slightly weaker on Wednesday as importer demand for the greenback and mild dollar inflows put pressure on the rupee despite a 50-basis-point rate hike by the central bank last week.
Farmers countrywide were undergoing many hardships as there was a severe shortage of fertiliser, but the government had failed to take any action to arrest the situation, Chief Opposition whip and JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament yesterday.
Prime Minister of New Zealand John Phillip Key described Sri Lanka as the ‘Shining Light of Asian Region’. He said there are enormous opportunities available in Sri Lanka for New Zealand entrepreneurs and investors.