Day: February 6, 2019

Tomorrow’s parliamentary session mandatory for all Government MPs

All members of parliament attached to the government have been requested to attend tomorrow’s parliamentary session.



President says death sentence within next two months

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the death sentence would be carried out within the next two months on those who convicted for drug offences.



MR opposes National Government

Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said that they are firmly against the proposal of a National Government.



Dubai in talks with Sri Lanka to extradite Makandure Madush

Dubai is in talks with Sri Lanka to extradite Makandure Madush, an underworld drug kingpin who was arrested at a hotel in Dubai.



Sri Lanka ready for landmark hanging of drug convicts: minister

Sri Lanka is ready to execute five drug convicts and end its 42-year capital punishment moratorium once President Maithripala Sirisena signs the death warrants and a hangman is appointed, officials said Tuesday.



Three heroin related arrests in Colombo

Three suspects including a woman have been arrested in heroin raids conducted in several parts of the country. The Police said that 16g of heroin were discovered in their possession.



Party leaders to decide on National Government proposal

A decision is expected to be reached on the proposal of forming a national government during a party leaders meeting scheduled to be held today.



Lactose mixed with animal fat imported as milk powder: Buddhika

Some of the milk powder importing companies have been involved in a racket where a mixture of lactose powder and animal oil has been imported and sold in the local market in the guise of selling milk powder, Deputy Minister of Industries, Trade and Commerce Buddkia Pathirana revealed in Parliament.



Sri Lanka sacks skipper Chandimal after Test debacles

Sri Lanka’s skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been sacked and removed from the Test squad for the upcoming two-match series against South Africa, cricket authorities said Tuesday.