Missing Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s wife Sandya Ekneligoda was a recipient of ‘International Women of Courage Award for 2017’ from US First Lady Melania Trump at a ceremony held at the US State Department yesterday.
The ancient sword belonging to the Kandyan era presented by the Russian President Vladimir Putin to his Sri Lankan counterpart President Maithripala Sirisena will be handed over to the National Museum, sources said.
President Maithripala Sirisena said today he was not prepared to make any war hero a suspect in the charges leveled against the armed forces and the government on the alleged violations of human rights during the war against terrorism.
Three defendants including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who had been named as a defendant in connection with the alleged defaulting of a sum of Rs.142 million owed to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB)
Insisting that as a sovereign state the final decision with regard to the 23 March Geneva resolution rests with Sri Lanka, Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to move forward with the two-year extension.
War crime investigations backed by some Western countries and the United Nations will exacerbate the differences between Sri Lanka’s two main ethnic groups instead of uniting them, former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Monday.
Field Marshal and Minister Sarath Fonseka should be arrested and put in jail on charges of withholding evidence on the killing of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickramatunge in 2008, MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.
Sri Lanka’s government wants a Chinese company to agree to cut its stake in a strategic port project by up to a quarter, as part of a renegotiation aimed at blunting public and political opposition to the deal.
Since most countries have modernised their legal systems, a special committee will be appointed this year to set guidelines for modernising our legal system too, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said yesterday that the financial discipline of Sri Lanka had been recognised internationally with the selection of him as the Best Finance Minister of the Asia Pacific region by prestigious London-based international financial magazine The Banker.