Day: October 17, 2018

Minister recommends NPC to suspend DIG Nalaka

Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara has recommended the National Police Commission (NPC) to suspend DIG Nalaka Silva, based on the ongoing investigation into the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Johnston acquitted from Sathosa case

Former Minister and UPFA MP Johnston Fernando and two other defendants who were remanded for the misuse of Sathosa material were acquitted and released by the Kurunegala High Court.

Police Sergeant interdicted over Thebuwana incident reinstated

Hours after President Maithripala Sirisena met and donated Rs.1 million to the family members of Police sergeant Sanath Gunawardena who was suspended following his violent behavior with a T-56 in the Thebuwana area on October 3, he has been reinstated by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara last evening.

President, PM in heated argument over East Terminal

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had a heated argument, at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, over the East Terminal of the Colombo port to India, according to well informed sources.

Water bills to increase?

The Chairman of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), K.A. Ansar said a Cabinet Subcommittee has been appointed to introduce a tariff for the units of water used by consumers, as water bills have not been amended since 2012.

Sanath Jayasuriya accused of destroying mobile phone as Sri Lanka legend is charged by ICC

Sanath Jayasuriya has been accused of obstructing an inquiry into corruption in Sri Lankan cricket by allegedly destroying a mobile phone.