Month: March 2015

Sajin Vaas released on bail

Former monitoring MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was released on a personal bail of Rs. 1 million with two sureties each by Colombo Fort Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today in the case where MP Gunawardena had failed to declare his assets and liabilities.

Three navy personnel arrested over Nadarajah Raviraj killing

Three navy personnel have been detained and are being questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the killing of TNA MP Nadarajah Raviraj in 2006, the police spokesman said.

P.B. Jayasundera questioned over hedging deal

A statement is being recorded from former Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundara by the officials of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) at the moment.

Sri Lanka minister warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

Sri Lanka’s new government warned Monday that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the island’s separatist war.

Sri Lanka says no deal to restart Chinese port project

Sri Lanka has yet to resolve a dispute with China over a $1.4 billion development in Colombo despite a state visit to Beijing last week, a minister said Monday.

Free Wi-Fi from today at 26 public locations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan citizens will have free Wifi internet access at selected 26 public locations isalnd-wide from today , the Prime Minister’s office announced.

Nivard Cabraal questioned over hedging deal

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) is currently recording a statement from former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal in connection with the controversial hedging deal, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

“If Ranil leaves, the SLFP will step in and continue” – Rajiva Wijesinha

Parliamentarian Rajiva Wijesinha is no stranger to controversy. A State Minister in the yahapalana government that took office in January, he was the first to cross the floor and rejoin the opposition.

Sri Lanka to resume road development projects with China

The Sri Lankan government has decided to recommence all the main and provincial road development projects in the island nation with China, a government official said on Sunday.

Australia win World Cup in Clarke’s fitting farewell

Michael Clarke signed off from one-day internationals with 74 as a dominant Australia won their fifth cricket World Cup after crushing New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mihin Lanka flight returns

A Mihin Lanka flight en-route to Dhaka from Colombo was forced to return to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Sunday due to a technical failure.

New Zealand ‘fearless’ ahead of World Cup final

New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday’s World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mattala To Be Leased Out

The Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited says plans are in progress to lease out the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport to several local and foreign companies.

Dharmasena, Kettleborough to supervise final

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and England’s Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday’s World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.

President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother dies

Priyantha Sirisena, the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, who was treated at a private hospital in Colombo after an axe attack died this morning at the age of 40.

Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to Sri Lanka, Maldives

President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American, a former official at its Embassy in New Delhi, as the next US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives.