Day: September 13, 2018

Governor halts purchase of chairs for WPC

Western Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara said he had ordered Western Provincial Council Chief Secretary to cancel the purchase of 144 chairs with immediate effect.



Military campaign was against LTTE and not against Tamils: Mahinda Rajapaksa

In a major public speech delivered in New Delhi on Wednesday former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa reached out to the Tamil community and said that the war of 2009 was against terrorism of LTTE and not against the community.



Fire breaks out at building in Colombo

A fire broke out this morning at an apartment building located on Park Street, Colombo 02.



President calls urgent Cabinet meeting

President Maithripala Sirisena has summoned a special Cabinet meeting today at 12.00 noon at the Presidential Secretariat, sources said.



Gota denies any knowledge of Keith Noyahr abduction

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has told the CID that he was neither connected to the matter nor did he know any facts relating to the incident where journalist, Keith Noyahr was abducted and assaulted during the last regime.



Sri Lanka’s prime minister says his country isn’t nearly as vulnerable as others claim

Sri Lanka’s prime minister shot back at economists who called out the country as among Asia’s most vulnerable to global emerging market volatility.



Airline removes nuts after President’s disclosure

Sri Lanka’s national airline said Wednesday (Sept 12) it has stopped serving cashews after the country’s President flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo.



Not even President knows how pricing formula worked: JO

The Joint Opposition yesterday urged the Government to introduce a formula to increase the salaries of public and private sector employees as they did fuel price revisions every month.