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...]