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President Maithripala Sirisena in a scathing attack on the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday bomb attacks yesterday said that the PSC was a drama scripted and rehearsed at Temple Trees and he would never go before
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he had signed the documents for the execution of four big-time drug offenders currently convicted and awaiting death sentence and that it would be carried out soon.
Organized Crime Investigation Division yesterday filing a motion before Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court sought Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna’s permission to obtain the recording of the speech made by former Western Province Governor A
While rejecting claims made by certain media outlets, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday said that the State had not incurred any loss because of the printing of Education Minister’s message with the photo on school text books.
Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe Easter Sunday attack postponed the hearing of evidence from former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to Friday despite his presence before the PSC yesterday due to the absence of three members of the Comm
Drug kingpin Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipanai Imran was produced before the Colombo Additional Magistrate yesterday and was further detained till August 4 by additional Magistrate Kanchana Niranjala de Silva.
Despite the Government declaring train services as Essential Service, the Railway Trade Union Alliance (RTUA) Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne said that they would continue their weekly trade union action
Industrial Development Board Director-Genral, P.L.U. Ratnamalala who testified before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) looking into the Easter Sunday attacks said copper was supplied to
Secretary to the Industry and Commerce Ministry, K.D.N. Ranjith Asoka said he received a letter from the Presidential Secretariat (PS) to release 500 tonnes of copper to Colossus Limited in Wellampitiya. He said it was not influence but a mere reques
A former employee of the US Embassy yesterday alleged that there were incidents of Sri Lankan women being harassed by some American diplomats at the US Embassy.
He said this while re-tweeting a tweet by US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz which was about
The issues surrounding the 19th Amendment to the Constitution can be resolved if the amendments in their original draft are implemented or by scrapping the Executive Presidency, Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, who played a vital role in drafting the le
The United Kingdom (UK) yesterday said the implementation of the death penalty in Sri Lanka would inevitably makes it more difficult for the UK to cooperate on law enforcement issues, including counter-terrorism.
The nine persons who were accused and were indicted for unlawful assembly and murder, committing grievous injuries to seven victims were acquitted from all charges by Colombo High Court yesterday.
It is reported that there was much consternation among the prisoners who were in the chapel ward no: 3 of the Welikada Prison last morning (26) on being told that capital punishment was to be implemented again after 43 years.
President Maithripala Sirisena must immediately halt plans to execute at least 13 prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, Amnesty International (AI) said.
Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday said it is not possible to eradicate threats from global terrorists totally and stressed that there could be long boost attacks in Sri Lanka in the future though th
Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen were summoned by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for its inquiry on the Easter Sunday attacks.
Five soldiers were killed and two others injured, when a bowser truck they were travelling in collided with the Yal Devi train at a railway crossing near the Kilinochchi Town yesterday afternoon.
The Cabinet yesterday decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their faces.
The Cabinet yesterday approved the Long Term Less Cost Power Generation Plan (LTLCPGP) of the Power, Energy and Business Development Ministry and also the proposal submitted to resolve salary dispute of engineers of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)
A sixty eight year old mother, who had been left by the road side by her son, lamenting stated that she is the mother of a son and daughter and had lived with her son, who had brought her by a bus and had abandoned her at Rathgama Rilamba junction.
The sovereign bond issue which Sri Lanka went for has been over subscribed by three fold but Sri Lanka will only obtain two billion dollars, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced last evening.
The Prime Minister said this at the
A FR petition filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen states that the allegation of illegal sterilization is false. The entire procedure is virtually impossible for any surreptitious action by any person in the surgery room.
The Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered the CID yesterday to conduct an investigation over the incident where it has been alleged that the former IGP Pujith Jayasundera had arrived at the CID
The parallel magisterial inquiry into the CB bond scam with regard to the deletion of phone call data from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd voice recording system and the alleged fabrication of evidence to the Bond Commission was postponed for August 29 by t
The US Government has moved the level of travel advisory for Sri Lanka from three to two on Monday, the US Embassy said.
In the Contempt of Court application filed against Sri Lanka Medical Council members over their failure to register a SAITM student according to the Supreme Court Judgement, the Court of Appeal yesterday issued a warrant agains
President Maithripala Sirisena told the Cabinet meeting yesterday that each clause of the agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States should be scrutinized before it was approved by Parliament.
China has removed its travel advisory on Sri Lanka from June 22, a spokesman said.
The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday re-deferred for July 31 the supporting for granting of leave to proceed in respect of the fundamental rights violation petition filed by IGP Pujith Jayasundara against sending him on
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