Day: December 18, 2018

Malinga auctioned for INR 20 million

Sri Lankan star cricketer Lasith Malinga was sold to Mumbai Indians for 20 million Indian Rupees (INR) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction a short while ago.

Mathews proves saviour again as Sri Lanka defy New Zealand

Former captain Angelo Mathews continued his role as saviour on Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand as he and Kusal Mendis struck unbeaten hundreds to thwart the host’s push for victory on the fourth day of the first test at the Basin Reserve on Tuesday.

Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed as Opposition Leader

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has informed the Parliament that UPFA MP Mahinda Rajapaksa had been appointed as the Opposition Leader replacing Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R Sampanthan a while ago.

UPFA MPs crossover to the government

MPs Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa, Lakshman Seneviratne, Indika Banadaranayke and Piyasena Gamage have crossed over to the Government side.

UPFA to nominate Mahinda Rajapaksa as Opposition Leader

The parliamentary group of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to nominate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the position of Opposition Leader.

US eager to work with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

The United States on Monday praised the restoration of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe — controversially replaced by a former strongman in October — and voiced eagerness to work with him.

Sri Lankan given permanent residence after saving woman from fire

After saving a woman, 90, from a burning house in North Gyeongsang Province last year, a Sri Lankan migrant worker in South Korea has been awarded permanent residency status.

Ranil vacates Temple Trees

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe vacated Temple Trees and moved to his private residence in Kollupitiya several hours after his swearing in on Sunday.

Welgama wants President to resign immediately

SLFP Vice President and Kalutara District MP Kumara Welgama says that President Maithripala Sirisena should resign from his post immediately.