Talks between President Maithripala Sirisena and SLFP stalwarts over accommodating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the SLFP nomination list at the next election ended without a conclusion last night.
Sri Lankan shares recovered on Monday from a near 2-1/2 month low hit in the previous session after President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament and announced elections, but trading volume slumped due to the political uncertainty.
The controversial Buddhist outfit, Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) will be reborn as the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), to field lay candidates at the forthcoming parliamentary elections, BBS Executive Committee member, Dilantha Withanage said.
The ICC has urged Sri Lanka’s sports ministry to hold Sri Lanka Cricket elections before the next ICC board meeting in October, suggesting “further action” may be taken against SLC “in the event of further non-compliance”.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has emphasized in Parliament that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is being accorded maximum security and facilities. He further told Parliament that even KP alias Kumaran Pathmanathan a former LTTE Leader has been accorded security.