Day: March 7, 2019

SC issues order preventing Wasantha Karannagoda’s arrest

The Supreme Court has issued an order preventing the Criminal Investigation Department from arresting the Retired Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda over the abduction of 11 youths.



U.K. top court rules in favour of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker

Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of a Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker’s claim that the Home Office was wrong to reject his contention that he was tortured back in Sri Lanka, and asked the Upper Tribunal to look at the case afresh, in what is considered a landmark judgment



Lalkantha released on bail

JVP politburo member K.D. Lalkantha, who was arrested over an accident in Anuradhapura, has been granted bail by the Anuradhapura Magistrate’s Court.



Special HC releases ‘Ali Roshan’

The Special High Court today said that it had no jurisdiction to hear the case of Nirad Roshan alias ‘Ali Roshan’ who possessed four elephants without a valid license and thus ordered to release Ali Roshan and six others.



Budget provides incentives to promote new inventions – Dr. Harsha

Sri Lanka should develop the ability to manufacture complex goods within the country and Budget 2019 has provided the incentives to promote new inventions, Non Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha de Silva said.



Special hotlines to inform on illicit liquor

Inspector General of Police (IGP) has introduced three telephone numbers for the public to provide information on illicit liquor.



Sri Lankan government ignores President’s stand, decides to co-sponsor resolution

Sri Lankan government under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to co-sponsor a roll-over of resolution at the ongoing 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council ignoring the stand taken by President Maithripala Sirisena.



Handunnetti sees good budget proposals finally, but says govt living way beyond its means

The ‘Budget 2019’ was different in structure to those presented by the UNP in the past and it had looked into areas which were often neglected, JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti said.



Milk powder samples sent for testing overseas – Buddhika

Samples of imported milk powder have already been sent for tests overseas, Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana said.