Month: October 2018

Death threats inside Temple Trees

According to the Secretary to the Prime Minister S. Amarasekara, there is no government control in Temple Trees, upon the removal of government officials from the premises.



ICC charges Coach Nuwan Zoysa under Anti-Corruption Code

Former Sri Lankan pacer and bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa has been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council after being charged with three counts of breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code.



Tension at Temple Trees

The Official Residence of the Prime Minister Temple Trees went into few minutes of tension today, when two men claimed to be from the office of newly appointed Prime Minister, came claiming to get an inventory of the items that were in the premises.



Prime Minister meets Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa called on the Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, this morning (31).



UN Resident Coordinator called on President

The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka,Ms. Hanaa Singer called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat,today (31).



SRI LANKAN RUPEE DROPS TO NEW LOW

Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).



Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes duties as Finance Minister

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed duties as the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena.



UNF to form new national Government: Rajitha

While stating that it will form a new national government, the United National Front (UNF) yesterday invited all parties to join it.



Sri Lanka must respect Constitutional procedures: ICJ

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today called upon the Government of Sri Lanka to abide by the Constitution and its international obligations in peacefully resolving the current political crisis, and for all political leaders to commit to respect for human rights and the rule of law.



Sri Lankan students in South Asia University hold silent protest against removal of PM

Even as Sri Lanka is under the grip of a political turmoil, the students from Sri Lanka, at South Asia University in New Delhi, held a “silent protest” against the ouster of Ranil Wickremesinghe and the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister of the country.



Acting AG doesn’t find fault with President’s action – Government Spokesman

Government spokesman Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday said no less a person than the Acting Attorney General Dappula de Livera had pointed out the basis for the President’s action, citing relevant gazettes (2094-43 dated Oct. 26.2018 and 2094-44 dated Oct. 26. 2018) and the 19th Amendment 48 (1).



Supporters of ousted PM protest as Sri Lanka gripped by political crisis

Thousands of supporters of Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe protested in the capital Colombo on Tuesday as political turmoil on the island entered its fifth day.



Dunesh Gankanda sworn in as State Minister

UNP MP Dunesh Gankanda was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena as the State Minister of Environment of the new Cabinet.



President meets foreign envoys

President Maithripala Sirisena held a meeting with foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (29), to apprise them regarding the prevailing political situation of the country.



India scrambles to claw back ground in Sri Lanka after pro-China leader named PM

India, caught flatfooted by the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s premier, has opened urgent diplomatic and political contacts with the strongman who drew close to China during his previous tenure as president, officials said.



SRI LANKAN RUPEE DROPS TO NEW LOW

Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).