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Money laundering case postponed Namal allowed overseas travel  

2017-12-14 10:12:02

Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Abeykoon yesterday gave permission for Namal Rajapaksa to travel abroad from 20-31 December to attend a function in the United Arab Emirates. He also ordered the accused to inform the Court once he returns to Sri Lanka.

JVP to field over 35% women at LG polls  

2017-12-13 11:40:32

Speaking to Ceylon Today, Parliamentarian Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa said, the female representation of the party is nearly 35%-36% and in certain Local Government bodies, the JVP had even exceeded the set quota. Youth representation, which includes candidates below the age of 35, will also be similarly considered.

Govt only concerned about revenue - Wigneswaran  

2017-12-13 09:49:06

Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran in his budget speech yesterday said that the people of the North have to depend on the South for all their needs, and the Central Government is of the view that complete power devolution should be in the hands of the majority.

CIABOC case against Wimal HC orders for MC case report  

2017-12-12 14:43:20

Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi yesterday (11) ordered the Court Registrar to obtain the report of the case filed against National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa, in the Gangodawila Magistrate's Court, by Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC).

Ranil to apply brakes on the rising CoL To make special statement tomorrow  

2017-12-07 10:15:00


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a special statement tomorrow (8) morning in Parliament on the increased cost of living and the Government's decision to import rice and coconut as a temporary measure to provide relief for consumers. The increasing cost of living has been extensively discussed at this week's Cabinet meeting and it has been decided that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will explain what led to this crisis situation and detail the steps Government is planning to take in the immediate future.

Sirisena-Ranil false document case Tissa allowed overseas travel  

2017-12-05 13:26:52

The case against former United National Party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, on charges of preparing and publishing a forged document, alleging that there was a secret agreement between Maithripala Sirisena, the candidate at the last Presidential Election and Ranil Wickremesinghe, which was heard before Colombo High Court Judge Kelum Kaluarachi yesterday (4), was postponed to 26 February 2018.

Party leaders to discuss polls delay  

2017-11-24 10:04:42

A party leaders meeting will take place with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (24), to discuss the delay of the Local Government (LG) elections, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said yesterday (23).

Parliamentary Privileges Committee to meet  

2017-11-23 13:40:39

With several members raising issues of Parliamentary privileges being violated, an urgent meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Privileges will be held at an earliest date next week.

Alleged contempt of Court SC orders Ranjan’s voice recording be produced  

2017-11-22 11:20:39

The Supreme Court yesterday ordered that the voice recording of Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, where he had allegedly been critical of the judiciary, be produced in Court on 14 December.

Basil’s petition decision on 24 November  

2017-11-22 10:09:52

The Court of Appeal yesterday (21) set 24 November to announce its verdict, relating to a request made by former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who has sought to have the almanac case filed against him changed from Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulathunga to another Judge.

PM to visit India  

2017-11-21 10:08:24

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for India today (21) on an official visit and will have a bilateral meeting with the Indian Premier, Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Ranil before PCoI today  

2017-11-20 09:19:09

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will arrive at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI), probing the controversial Central Bank Treasury Bonds issue today, in order to provide clarifications on matters of interest to the Commission.



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