Day: July 3, 2018

Intimidation campaign against Sri Lankan journalists who helped investigation: NYT

The New York Times says that politicians allied with former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are engaged in an intimidation campaign against Sri Lankan journalists who had provided assistance to its investigation into the Hambantota port.



Surveys say 25 percent of public sector officials are corrupt

Surveys done on the public sector by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) have revealed that 25 percent of public sector officials are corrupt.



NYT report controversy: Chinese Embassy statement implies money exchanged hands – Ajith Perera

The United National Party (UNP) said that the Chinese Embassy statement, on the New York Times report, about the Hambantota Port, implies that there was money exchanged between the Government of Sri Lanka and China Harbour Company close to the 2015 Presidential Election.



Vijayakala wishes for LTTE comeback

The LTTE had to be revived if the Tamils in the North and East were to live without fear, State Minister of Child Affairs, Vijayakala Maheswaran said, yesterday at the 8th Presidential Public Service programme held at the Weerasingham Hall, Jaffna.



Sri Lanka to shift naval base to China-controlled port city

Sri Lanka is shifting a naval base to a port built and controlled by China, it said on Monday, a move that will strengthen security at a harbour that foreign powers fear China could use for military purposes.