Month: July 2015

Aksha Sudhari’s bank accounts frozen

The bank accounts of tele-actress Aksha Sudhari be frozen following an order given by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishanta Peiris.

Shots fired at Ravi’s supporters; 1 dead and 11 injured

One person has been confirmed dead while at least 11 supporters of UNP Colombo District candidate Ravi Karunanayake have been hospitalized with injuries following a shooting incident at Bloemendhal Road, Colombo.

Investigators probe plane wreckage for link to missing MH370

A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting teams of international investigators to examine whether it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

MR likely to be questioned over RADA allegations!

Former President and UPFA Kurunegala District candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be questioned in connection with alleged financial misappropriations involving Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA), highly placed police sources told the “Daily News” yesterday.

BOI signs an investment agreemtn to build tallest building in Sri Lanka

One of India’s biggest Real Estate Development Groups Shreepati Edifice (Pvt) Ltd has signed an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka to invest US$ 330 Million to construct a Mixed Development Hybrid project of 1996 Iconic Tower.

China to give kidney hospital, US$ 250 million in grants to Sri Lanka

China will build a 100 million dollar specialized hospital to treat a mysterious kidney disease that is striking mainly rice farmers in Sri Lanka and also give another 250 million dollars in grant aid, Ambassador Yi Xianliang said.

Mastermind of 2009 Sri Lankan cricket team attack killed

The alleged mastermind of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009 in Lahore was killed in an attempted breakout from police late on Tuesday, along with his sons and 11 others, Pakistani media have reported.

Another batch of Sri Lankan Tamils return home

A fresh batch of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees headed back to their homeland from the international airport yesterday.

Sri Lanka’s ex-leader blames others for anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka’s former strongman leader on Tuesday blamed unnamed conspirators for carrying out anti-Muslim attacks during his tenure as he tries to woo estranged minority communities in his comeback bid in next month’s parliamentary elections.

President cancels SLFP memberships of four including Rajitha, Hirunika

The President has ordered to cancel the SLFP memberships of Rajitha Senaratne, S.B. Navinna, M.K.D.S. Gunawardene, Arjuna Ranatunga and Hirunika Premachandra, the President Media Unit said in a statement today (28).

New Constitution needed – TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a coalition of Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka, has demanded that the country frame a new Constitution to address a host of issues it’s grappling with, including the Tamil question.

FCID investigations continuing – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that investigations into financial crimes by the special police unit, Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) is continuing and the FCID was currently carrying out extensive probes on about 20 high profile cases.

Youth will defeat MR’s PM aspirations – UNP

A large number of youth had voted against Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last presidential Election and more would do so at the August 17 general election, the UNP said on Sunday.

Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam Dies at 83

Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday at a hospital in Meghalaya, where he had gone to deliver a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, reports Press Trust of India. He was 83.

Australia may return Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Sri Lankan asylum-seekers intercepted at sea could be handed back to their home countries if a Labor government assessed they were not owed refugee protection, Leader of the Australian Labor Party Bill Shorten has said.

Sri Lanka to manufacture ships and cars – Ranil

Sri Lanka will manufacture ships and cars in some years time with the help of foreign investors, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.