Yahapalanaya to go after Journalists

It has been realizably learned that Ranil/Maithree government is to begin hunting down journalists and civic leaders who supported the then president Mahinda Rajapaksa and who were critical of then opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe. It has been learned that there were no corruption or wrong doing evidence against these journalists and the government is cooking up charges based on … [Read more...]

12 Charges Against Bribery DG Dilrukshi Dias Wickramsinghe

Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramsinghe has been accused of misusing the funds of CIABOC to purchase a mobile phone with a market value of Rs 65,000 for an amount exceeding Rs 125,000. This is among 12 charges against Wickramasinghe in a no confidence motion signed by 105 UPFA MPs. Wickramasinghe is accused of arbitrary … [Read more...]

Mahinda Rajapaksa Confident of His Winning

In response to an interview question with Aljazeera, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he was confident that he could win the next General Elections if he was to content. … [Read more...]

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s Priorities

In a recent interview, with the Daily Mirror of Sri Lanka, the Foreign Minister, Managala Samaraweera has stated his key goals for the position. The excerpts of the interview are as follows; -Domestic investigative mechanism ready by late July  -Whoever is responsible for accountable issues will be dealt with -South Africa’s concept of confession and forgiveness not applicable … [Read more...]

Sri Lankan President Says No More Wiretap

The president of Sri Lanka said in his speech to the nation that the present government does not eavesdrop on telephone conversations between people for political reasons unlike the previous government. Contrary to his claim, previous president Mahinda Rajapaksa was unaware of defectors from his party until a press conference announced the current President's candidacy from the opposition United … [Read more...]

SLFP Central Committee Agrees to Support 19A

It has been reported that SLFP Central Committee has notified their support of constitutional reforms and agreed to support 19A amendment. In April 2015, 5 senior members of the SLFP Central Committee were sacked and replaced with the loyalists of current President. … [Read more...]

Harin Fernando Gets into a Brawl at a Colombo Night Club

Chief Minister of Uva province, Harin Fernando has gotten into a brawl with another club goer Maheel Fernando over unfavorable comments he made on President Maithreepala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremasinghe. … [Read more...]

Basil Rajapaksa Has Been Arrested and Remanded till May 5th

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has arrested former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa. The charges are unknown at the time. He has been ordered by the Magistrate of Kaduwela to be remanded until May 5th. He will be allowed to participate in parliament sittings next week. … [Read more...]

Chamber urges speedy election; Political uncertainty driving investors away

Courtesy of LBO Apr 19, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Chamber of commerce says, the prevailing political uncertainty impacts negatively on the economic and business environment in the Island and to restore confidence and attract investment, parliamentary elections must be held expeditiously. The chamber says even though it appreciates the diverse positions taken on the forthcoming general … [Read more...]

Corruption at Sri Lankan Airlines Running Into Billions of Dollars

 Sri Lanka Airlines Linked to 'Corruption Running Into Billions of Dollars' COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's new government has ordered a criminal investigation into alleged corruption at the state-run national airline that it says involved "billions of dollars." Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office said an inquiry led by a lawyer had found "shocking details of corruption running into … [Read more...]

Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter Passed Away

Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter, Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero has passed away at the age of 85 at a private hospital in Singapore. … [Read more...]

SLFP Says No to 19A Without Electoral Reforms

In a press conference held in Colombo, SLFP strongman Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that SLFP will not support the bill 19A without the new election system which prompts the speculation of the dissolution of the Parliament and new general elections in the immediate future. … [Read more...]

Treasury Bill Proposal Has been Defeated in the Parliament

The proposal presented by the government to issue Rs. 400 billion worth of Treasury Bills has been defeated in Parliament by 21 votes. 52 voted against and 31 voted for the proposal. … [Read more...]

Wigneswaran Hands over Genocide Resolution to UN Special Rapporteur

C.V Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council on April 1, 2015 has handed over the Northern Provincial Council resolution on Tamil genocide to UN Special Rapporteur Mr Pablo de Greiff in Jaffna. Mannaar Bishop and Tamil civil society members participated at the event. Read More … [Read more...]

Chief Justice Mohan Peiris Threatened by Azath Salley

Chief Justice Mohand peiris has been threatned by former Deputy Mayor of Colombo and Muslim Tamil Unity Alliance Leader Azath Salley. Justice Peiris has made a complaint to the Cinnamon Gardens police in this regard. … [Read more...]

The former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been Reappointed

The former Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake has been reinstated by President Maithripala Sirisena with a special Cabinet Paper. Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached by the parliament of Sri Lanka with 155 votes for and 49 votes against. The former Chief Justice's impeachment included following charges. Failure to disclose how she obtained $146,000 to pay for a house Taking control of … [Read more...]

No Sufficient Evidence to Bring Coup Charges

It has been reported that there is no sufficient evidence to file charges against the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa or other suspects on an alleged coup. … [Read more...]

Response to Media Circus from Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

To the Venerable Maha Sangha, all Reverend Clergymen and the People of Sri Lanka, Numerous allegations have been levelled against me, my family and my government both before and after the recent presidential election. If there are allegations of wrongdoing against anybody, there are established procedures that can be followed. What we see instead is a media blitz meant to vilify me and to … [Read more...]

Hudson Samarasinghe Responds to the Accusations of the Wife of former DIG Vass Gunawardena

Following is a statement issued by Hudson Samarasinghe, on the recent statement made by the wife of  former DIG Vaas Gunawardena January 26, 2015 Accusations by the wife of DIG Vass Gunawardena As the part of media circus-atmosphere presented by the present government of Sri Lanka against the former President Mahinda Rajapaksha, his family and associates, Shayamali Perera, the wife of accused … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka is Among 5 Islands to Visit in 2015 – Business Insider

Business Insider has named Sri Lanka as one of the 5 islands to visit this year. http://www.businessinsider.com/best-island-getaways-for-2015-2015-1 … [Read more...]