Day: July 17, 2018

Controversial cheque issue during 2015 Presidential election: Investigations continue – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday reiterated that the investigations into the encashing of cheques by certain individuals and handing over the money to officials of the Presidential Secretariat on the eve of the 2015 Presidential election has not been halted.

ICC Suspends Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal, Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe For 4 ODIs, 2 Tests

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha have all been suspended for the first four ODIs along with both the Tests against South Africa, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday in a media release.

Moscow seeks explanation from Colombo

Russia has sought an explanation from Sri Lanka as regards a recent claim by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera that Russia funded a special propaganda unit backing UPFA/Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa.