Day: March 22, 2019

UNP agrees to abolish executive presidency

A discussion was held between UNP Leaders including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the leaders of the JVP at the office of the Prime Minister today (22nd) regarding the 20th amendment to the Constitution that includes proposals to abolish the executive presidential system.

Court decides to hear petition against Rishad Bathiudeen

The petition filed against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, seeking the prohibition of deforestation at Vilaththukulam forest reserve in Wilpattu National Park, has been scheduled to be heard on June 28th.

Police baton charge protesters in Puttalam

Riot Police on Friday resorted to baton-charge to disperse protesters demonstrating in Puttalam against the proposed sanitary landfill site in Aruwakkalu.

Burnt body found in a vehicle in Moneragala

A partly-burned human body of a 50-year-old person has been recovered from inside a double cab vehicle at Horombuwa in Moneragala this morning (22).

Beliatta UNP PS member succumb to his injuries

Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Opposition Leader (UNP) Kapila Amarakoon who had been hospitalised with gunshot injuries died this morning, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

Main shareholder not Oman Government – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament yesterday that the main shareholder in the proposed project to build an oil refinery in Hambantota was not the Oman Government.

Gotabaya believes Karu likely rival

Former Defence Secretary, on Wednesday (20), told a gathering at Gauthama Viharaya, Narahenpita that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was seeking to be UNP candidate at the 2019 presidential election.