Day: October 3, 2018

ICC continues investigation of ‘serious’ corruption allegations in Sri Lanka

The International Cricket Council anti-corruption unit is in Sri Lanka to continue investigations into serious allegations of corruption.

NY Times allegations: CID commences probe

The Criminal Investigation Department had commenced recording statements in connection with the New York Times report which alleged that a Chinese company had funded the campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in January 2015.

Prime Minister leaves for Norway

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Norway on an official tour today. The Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg…

Polgolla bus bombing in 2008: Five years RI for ex-LTTEers

Four suspected to be former members of LTTE who pleaded guilty of conspiring to explode a bomb inside a private bus plying from Matale to Kandy near the Polgolla Open University in 2008 were yesterday sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.

Current monetary policy appropriate to address prevailing imbalances in external sector: CB Governor

The Central Bank will maintain interest rates unchanged in order to defend the rupee and will use other methods to arrest the current volatile situation which stems from external pressures, Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said yesterday.

Beneficiaries of free education should fulfill duty towards the motherland – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says during the past three and a half years, the government has done a lot to strengthen the free education system as the future of the country and the nation depends on educated citizens.