Day: July 4, 2018

Appeals Court issues stay order over Avant Garde case

The Appeal Court today issued an interim order staying the proceeding of the Avant-Garde case at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court, against former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and 8 other defendants until October 3, 2018.



CID to probe on NY Times article following complaints logged by Ranjan Ramanayake

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) began investigations on the New York Times article which revealed that former President has traded the Hambantota port to obtain funds for Presidential election campaign in 2015 following a complaint lodged by Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Ranjan Ramanayake.



China rejects ‘debt trap’ allegations over Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

A Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Tuesday rejected some media reports that China harbours military intentions by constructing Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka.



PM summons Vijayakala to Colombo

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has summoned State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran to Colombo effective immediately, to inquire into her statements made in Jaffna in Monday (2).



TISL calls for 4 key amendments to National Audit Bill

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has met with key legislators last week to present the legislative brief on the National Audit Bill detailing key amendments to be made in committee stage, ahead of the debate on the Bill which will commence in Parliament on Thursday (5).



Gotabhaya at Pohottuwa event with Mahinda and Basil

Wartime Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, now widely believed to be the JO’s choice as its presidential candidate will visit Neluma Mawatha, Battaramulla Office of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (July 4).