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...]