Attorney General today filed a case at Colombo High Court against UPFA Duminda Silva and 12 others for murdering three persons.
Accordingly, MP Silva and 12 others were indicted on 17 charges in the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra .Read the Full Article
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that he is aware about an effort by certain UPFA MPs to unite former Presidents Chandrika Kumaratunga, Mahinda Rajapaksa and incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena.
He said he was extremely happy to hear about the efforts and is extending his heartiest wishes to the ‘friendship’ of the trio.
The Premier said this during a verbal exchange between him and MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara.
“I have heard of efforts to create a friendship between former presidents Chandrika Kumaratunga, Mahinda Rajapaksa and the incumbent one Maithripala Sirisena. I extend my whole hearted best wishes for that effort to build a friendship among those three,” he added.Read the Full Article
UPFA constituents today demanded the government not to rush proposed Constitutional amendments as it has ample time left in the 100 day programme.
Leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna MP Dinesh Gunawardena said that the opposition had decided to request from the government not to rush proposed amendments to the Constitution and the bill containing reforms should not be presented to Parliament as an urgent one.
Addressing a press conference held at the Committee Room 8 of the Parliament complex, the MEP Leader said that they would request the government present reforms as a regular bill so that it would have at least seven days for public to study the proposed reforms or to go before courts opposing them.Read the Full Article
Visibly irritated UPFA Parliamentarian Vasudewa Nanayakkara got into a verbal battle with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today when the latter gave a sarcastic answer to a question raised in Parliament regarding a vocational training centre in Gaza Strip named after former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
DNA MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake asked how much money has been spent to establish Mahinda Rajapaksa Vocational Training Centre in the Gaza Strip in Palestine.
Wickremesinghe said previous government had spent Rs 130 million to establish the vocational training institute at Gaza Strip in Palestine.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said that the institute had been named Mahinda Rajapaksa Vocational Training Institute and it was a fruitless spending of public funds.
Prime Minister: “Construction work of this institute has not been commenced yet fully, but former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s name is now very popular in the Gaza Strip.”
As he said so government rankers including Chief Government Whip and Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilake laughed loudly expressing amusement.Read the Full Article
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa reiterating rulings by his predecessors said that the Speaker should be informed about MPs being arrested before the arrest was made.
Informing his stance on arresting MPs, Speaker Rajapaksa said it has been more of a tradition than a law to inform the speaker prior to an arrest or soon after an arrest was made.
He said this in response to members who sought his opinion on the matter raised on 30 January 2015. Deputy Minister of Justice Sujiwa Senasighe requested the Speaker to give his opinion on the matter of arresting MP Tissa Attanayaka without a prior notice to Speaker Rajapaksa or the House.Read the Full Article
LTTE’s former leader of Women’s Sea Tiger wing Burugesu Pahiradi has been arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) when attempting to flee the country.
She was arrested at the BIA in Katunayake on Monday (2) while trying to leave the country for France.
She is the wife of LTTE stalwart Subramaniyam Jayaganesan alias Samiraj.Read the Full Article
A consignment of16 000 litres of ethanol valued at Rs. 1.6 million found in a container imported from Thailand.
Customs Spokesperson said the container imported by a company in Ratmalana had been declared as Calcium Hypochlorite Granules by producing false information to the Customs.
The suspicious container which had 80 barrels of ethanol was opened at the Orugodawatta container yard today and the estimated
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