Monthly archives: October, 2017

Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister’s Deepavali message

Jain and Hindu believers celebrate Deepavali with the sacred light of truth that wins over the darkness of evil. The true meaning of Deepavali is found in overcoming lies with the truth, hatred with love, evil with goodness and defeat with victory.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President’s Deepavali message

I am very pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of the festival of Deepavali celebrated by the Hindus throughout the world, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe

PM may be summoned

Chairman of the presidential commission of inquiry probing alleged bonds scams Justice K.T.Chitrasiri yesterday said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would be summoned as a witness if necessary.

R Sampanthan

Release all prisoners detained under PTA: Sampanthan

Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan yesterday in Parliament urged the Government to release all prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) without further delay.

Anika Wijesuriya

Anika Wijesuriya has fled country due to threats – AG’s Dept

Anika Wijesuriya, who testified before the Bond Commission earlier on regarding the Penthouse apartment, in which former Minister Ravi Karunanayake resided, had left the country due to death threats

Mahinda Rajapaksa - Former President of Sri Lanka

Government got no mandate to repeal Constitution – MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the government did not receive a mandate to repeal the existing Constitution. He has opposed some of the key proposals made by the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly.

Ajith Nivad Cabraal

Treasury Bond issue: Former CB Governor Cabraal gave top appointments in banks to his relatives

It was revealed yesterday before the Treasury Bond Commission that former Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal, while holding office, had several of his close relatives appointed to top posts in banks coming under the purview of the Central Bank.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)

Sri Lanka confirms visit to Lahore for T20 clash

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has officially confirmed its national team’s tour to Pakistan for the last T20 match of the on-going series, to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Oct 29.

Namal Rajapaksa

Namal Rajapaksa and 7 others granted bail

UPFA Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, DV Chanaka, Provincial Councilor Sampath Atukorala and five other arrested in connection with the protest in Hambantota have been granted bail.

John Senevirathna

Sad to see long-serving SLFP organizers removed – John

Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister John Seneviratne, who is a senior member of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), said yesterday that it was sad that some party organizers who had served the party for a long time had been expelled even without giving them reasons for their dismissal.

Maithripala Sirisena in a trouble

President promises special programme to uplift Northern farmers

Farmers in the North had toiled with enthusiasm and dedication to make the country self sufficient in food in the past. A special programme will be launched to resolve the problem of Northern farmers and uplift them as an economically strong farmer entity once again, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

PM ready to give evidence before bond probe commission

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is ready to give evidence before the presidential commission of Inquiry probing the Treasury bond scandal if the commission wants him to do so, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office yesterday.

Eran Wickremaratne with Michael Walker

New legislation to open Lanka to ICT experts

Sri Lanka would soon introduce legislation for the Immigration Controller to act as the sole authority to expedite bringing in foreign experts to be employed in the ICT sector in Sri Lanka, said State Minister for Finance, Eran Wickramaratne.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in Jaffna

President cautions the North: dont’ give the devil a chance

“If you stage protests against me and I am weakened, the devil will get an opportunity,” President Maithripala Sirisena told a gathering in Jaffna yesterday.

Nimal Siripala De Silva

India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpost

India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport on the southern tip of the island, where China has invested heavily as part of its Belt and Road initiative, a Sri Lankan minister said.

Eran Wickremaratne

Eran’s advise to private sector Don’t complain, give solutions

State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, addressing a forum in Colombo yesterday (12), said that what the Government wants from the private sector is not only complaints, but possible solutions to those problems.