Day: January 24, 2018

Wigneswaran turns down Bathiudeen’s request

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran has turned down the request made by Minister Rishad Bathiudeen asking for 1000 acres of land for the rehabilitation of Muslims in Mullaitivu district.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives in Sri Lanka

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago, with a delegation of 50 members, on a two-day official visit.

Light railway to take off this year

Physical work of the proposed light railway project from Kaduwela to Colombo Fort would commence this year said Minister of Megalopolis and Western Development Champika Ranwaka.

Singapore PM ‘very glad’ negotiations for FTA with Sri Lanka went smoothly

While Sri Lanka is in the process of negotiating free trade agreements (FTA) with several partners, Singapore is the first to complete one with them, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is “very glad” that negotiations went smoothly.

Speaker says nothing missing from Bond Commission report

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced yesterday that he had been informed by the Secretary to the President that Parliament had been given copies of the complete report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, which had investigated the bond scams.