Month: November 2018

Facebook admits ‘serious mistake’ after Edwin Tong questions failure to remove hate post in Sri Lanka

A Facebook executive has admitted that the company “made a mistake” in not removing a post that incited racial hatred in Sri Lanka, an international hearing on fake news and disinformation in London heard on Tuesday (Nov 27).

Sri Lankan rupee hits record low of 182

The Sri Lankan rupee hit a record low of 182.27 against the US Dollar today, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

Bond scam suspect list out soon – Minister Lakshman Yapa

Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said the government was in the process of releasing a list of names of individuals of officials and politicians who have been implicated in the Bond scam.

Karu ready to wear Prison jumper to protect truth and justice

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (27), said in Parliament that he would wear a ‘jumper’, the prison dress code most willingly, if it is required to protect truth, justice and fairness.

Parliament session begins as Government MPs boycott

All parliamentarians of the government today boycotted the parliament session which commenced a short while ago.

Parliament to convene at 1.00 pm today

Parliament is set to convene at 1 pm today (November 27). The public gallery and all other viewing galleries will be closed at the parliamentary sessions today.

Mangala claims agri tax relief useless

Parliamentarian and former Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera stated that the appointed Minister of Finance has announced a package of tax exemptions for the agriculture sector which however, have little or no real impact on the sector.

Sivajilingam, three others arrested with Prabhakaran’s Birthday cake

Northern Provincial Council TNA member M. K. Shivajilingam and three others who had illegally celebrated the birth anniversary of Velupillai Prabhakaran had been arrested yesterday (26) by the Jaffna, Velvettithurai Police.

Wasantha Senananyake at UNP MP meeting

Minister Wasantha Senanayake is currently attending a UNP parliamentary group meeting at the Temple Trees, according to UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.

Dissolution of parliament: Seven-member bench appointed

Chief Justice Nalin Perera today appointed a seven-member judge bench headed by him to hear the fundamental rights petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament.

Matara student stabbing: main suspect, another surrender

The main suspect believed to be involved in the stabbing of a 19 year old boy near a tuition class in Matara has surrendered before the Matara magistrate’s Court.

Sri Lankan rupee hits record low of 181

The Sri Lankan rupee hit a record low of 181.54 against the US Dollar today, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

‘Sri Lanka’s e-commerce segment records 34% growth’

Visa International, says that Sri Lanka’s digital payment landscape has been registering a tremendous growth, due to more and more consumers choosing to shop on line and engage in e commerce.

Duminda to build new force beyond party lines

Breaking a self-imposed silence, Sri Lanka Freedom Party National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake yesterday said that he was working towards a “new force beyond party lines” to take the country forward from the current situation.

SLMC says it will never support MR because of Digana incidents

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says it will never support newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa because of the violence which took place in Digana when he was President.

I will not contest again if there is no change in UNP – Harin

Former Minister Harin Fernando states that the country should be rebuilt under the leadership of Sajith Premadasa as Premadasa is the wish of the whole country.