Day: February 14, 2017

Sasikala convicted of corruption, jailed for 4 years

In a major blow to AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday pronounced Natarajan guilty and announced a 4-year jail term in the 21-year-old Disproportionate Assets (DA) case against her.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe awarded an honorary doctorate

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was awarded an honorary doctorate from Deakin University in Australia for significant contributions in reforms in economy, education and human rights in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka arrests nearly 550 deserters in army clean-up

Sri Lanka arrested nearly 550 soldiers in a single day as it reins in the mass desertion that’s plagued the armed forces since the end of the civil war, an official said Monday.

I will take every step to make country prosperous in agriculture – President

“I will take every step to make the country prosperous in agriculture by enhancing the farmers’ economy, as a President whose roots are of a agricultural family”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

Sri Lanka launches tender to develop natural gas site in Mannar Basin

Sri Lanka has launched a tender to develop a gas block in the Mannar Basin off its northwest coast, vacated when Cairn India pulled out of an exploration project in 2015 as oil prices plunged.