Month: February 2015

Malaysia eyes infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

Malaysia has proposed to implement several infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka under a government-to-government understanding which, among others, include the Colombo City Monorail by Scomi International, oil pipeline, highways, and housing development.

‘Bring in a no-faith motion against Ranil’ – JHU challenges Opposition

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) yesterday said if anyone has a problem about the appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe to the office of Prime Minister, they can bring a no-confidence motion against him.

Queen to accord audience to President

President Maithripala Sirisena is to undertake an official visit to Britain on March 7. He will attend the Commonwealth Week celebrations at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9, as the Chair of the Commonwealth.

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China on Friday formally backed a trilateral partnership with India and Sri Lanka to establish a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and promote the rise of Eurasia.

BMICH ordered to pay Rs. 180m as compensation to Samitha

The court has ordered BMICH to pay a compensation of Rs. 180 million to Dr. Samitha Samanmali. She was paralyzed when a shelter collapsed on her at ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition in 2008 at BMICH.

Thajudeen’s death not an accident – Police

The Police on Thursday said that the Judicial Medical Officer’s report into the mysterious death of former Havelock’s captain and Sri Lankan ruggerite, Wasim Thajudeen, had revealed that his death could not have been due to natural causes.

Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s wife Shashi Weerawansa, who was arrested and remanded on charges of falsifying documents to obtain a diplomatic passport, has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

Sri Lanka unhappy with ‘tiring’ World Cup travel

Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule.

Sri Lanka’s new leaders demand speedier police action

Sri Lanka’s new government on Thursday slammed the police for dragging their feet over high-profile cases including the murders of journalists and corruption under the previous regime.

SLFP-UNP talks over con. reforms deadlocked

Having briefed a parliamentary group chaired by Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe as regards the SLFP’s constitutional proposals on Thursday afternoon in Parliament, the SLFP discussed the same with President Maithripala Sirisena later in the day.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs at World Cup

Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.

I left Sri Lanka because of threats from Gota: Ex-SSP Jayakody

Former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Police Media Spokesman Prishantha Jayakody,who arrived from Australia a short while ago, claimed that he fled the country because of threats by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and some of his henchmen.

Sri Lanka makes 332-1 against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka scored 332 for one after electing to bat in their World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground a short while ago.

Government to introduce pension scheme for all workers

The Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva has pointed out that a pension Scheme will be introduced to all workers in the country under the Government that will be set-up after the 100-day programme.

Sri Lanka wins toss, bats 1st vs Bangladesh in World Cup

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat first Thursday in its Cricket World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

CID grills Mahindananda, Sajin

The CID yesterday recorded the statements of the former Monitoring MP of the External Affairs Ministry Sajin de Vas Gunawardane and former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage over corruption charges made against them by Voice against Corruption (VaC), an organization spearheaded by JVP Provincial Councillor Wasantha Samarasinghe, it is learnt.