Day: September 21, 2018

Parliament suspends Wimal, Prasanna

Parliament today passed two motions to suspend MP Wimal Weerawansa from Parliament for two weeks and MP Prasanna Ranaweera for four weeks for violating the code of conduct of parliamentarians.



Sri Lankan Rupee falls to record low

The Sri Lankan has depreciated against the US Dollar, today (21), to a new record low as the selling rate closed at Rs 170.65.



Mangala warns of further depreciation of rupee

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday warned of a tendency of a further rupee depreciation against the US dollar within the next few weeks.



SLFP removes 6 MPs from electoral organiser posts

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed several MPs and senior members from from their respective electoral organiser posts.



Athurugiriya villagers protest against police torture

A group of villagers in Athurugiriya area held a protest yesterday alleging that a mentally ill patient had died due to torture while in Police custody.