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September 16, 2017 11:28 am gmt |
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PTL CEO Kasun Palisena giving evidence before the PCoI today admitted that his boss Arjun Aloysius had ‘lied’ to the Parliamentary watchdog committee COPE headed by MP Sunil Handunneththi, when he appeared before it during its inquiry into the Treasury Bond controversy. During the cross-examination, ...
In Colombo
September 15, 2017 10:36 am gmt |
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Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and the former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Pelpita had followed instructions what they recieved, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today asserted. Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Pelpita were declared ...
In Colombo
September 15, 2017 9:09 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of a national highways policy which does not change from time to time when the construction of expressways is being carried out. The President made these remarks at the progress review meeting of the Road Development Authority at the President’s Offi...
In Colombo
September 15, 2017 8:12 am gmt |
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During the cross-examination, PTL CEO Kasun Palisena yesterday accepted that he placed bids and took other appropriate steps at the March 29, 2016 auction following instructions received from Arjun Aloysius, who was in possession of inside information according to the phone recording played before th...
In Colombo
September 14, 2017 11:39 am gmt |
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The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) will come into operation tomorrow (15) as authorized by the Gazette notification signed by President Maithripala Sirisena, a press communiqué issued by the Secretary to the Ministry for National Integration and Reconciliation said. President Sirisena in his capacit...
In Colombo
September 14, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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S.A.P.Suriyapperuma has been appointed as the Chairman of Development Lotteries Board by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera on the recommendation of President Maithripala Sirisena. He was a senior manager who has worked in the public and private sector. He is an old boy of Kandapola Mahin...
In Colombo
September 14, 2017 5:12 am gmt |
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In a lengthy order the Bond Commission today said that the Commission cannot compel Arjun Aloysius to give evidence, if he is unwilling to do so, although his evidence is required to ascertain the truth. Chairman K. T Chirthrasiri reading out the order which laster close to 20 minutes said that the p...
In Batticaloa
September 11, 2017 12:33 pm gmt |
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The Western and Eastern Provincial Councils approved the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution. The Western Provincial Council approved the proposed 20th Amendment with 45 members voting for and 28 against. The proposal was passed at the Eastern Provincial Council with 24 voting for and 7 again...
In Colombo
September 10, 2017 12:16 pm gmt |
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Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been called to the Commission investigating charges on bribery or corruption yesterday to obtain a statement on assets and liabilities of her charity ‘Siriliya Saviya’ organization. It has also been reported that she has been interrogated for a pe...
In Colombo
September 6, 2017 9:13 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the development of the country will come at a cost. Speaking at an event at the UNP headquarters today, the Prime Minister said that he was held up in traffic today as a result of the construction of the Rajagiriya overhead bridge.  He said the public will fac...
In Colombo
September 6, 2017 5:46 am gmt |
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The special cabinet meeting will be held today (06, Sep). President Maithiripala Sirisena wll lead the meeting. Responding to the reporters, Minister Mano Ganeshan said that the 20th amendment issue will be discussed during the meeting. However the statement of Sarath Fonseka against (Rtrd) General J...
In Colombo
September 5, 2017 7:22 am gmt |
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Former Petroleum Industries Deputy Minister and former Chairman of Development Lotteries Board (DLB) Sarana Gunawardena was yesterday ordered to be remanded till September 18 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. This is for alleged misuse of a state vehicle valued over Rs.8 million, while he w...
In Colombo
September 5, 2017 4:41 am gmt |
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The JO is planing to submit the new no confidence motion against minister and field marshal Sarath Fonseka. The decision has taken by the JO based on the statement made by minister sarath Fonseka, against Jagath Jayasurya and other forces, the sources said. A decision in this regard is schedule to be...
In Colombo
September 4, 2017 9:29 am gmt |
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Chief Dealer of Perpetual Treasures Limited (PTL) Nuwan Salgado alleged PTL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena to have instructed him to delete phone call recordings which were harmful to the company. He said this before the Presidential Commission appointed to probe into the Central Bank B...
In Colombo
September 4, 2017 5:18 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said today he would never allow former Army Commander (Rtd) General Jagath Jayasuriya or any other war hero to be hauled before an international criminal court or war tribunal as long as he remained the President of Sri Lanka. He said the threat of war crimes charges, e...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 7:43 am gmt |
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At least nineteen students of the Sri Jayewardenepura University were injured when the bus carrying the students collided head-on with a car last night. The accident happened on the High Level Road at Navinna Junction in Maharagama at around 11:30 last night. Police said around 65 students were retur...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 6:53 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would be re-organised after the 66th Anniversary celebration, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Minister Duminda Dissanayake said today. While addressing the media at the Campbell Park, Colombo where the 66th SLFP anniversary is scheduled to be held, ...
In Colombo
September 3, 2017 6:36 am gmt |
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With the SLFP’s crucial 66th anniversary convention being held today at Campbell Park, Borella, Maradana, Kotte and other areas were decorated with big pictures of President Maithripala Sirisena, on banners and posters. It was in contrast to what happened at the January 2015 presidential election whe...
In Colombo
September 2, 2017 7:00 am gmt |
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Answering to the media people yesterday, after an event, the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the JO decided not to participate on the 66th annual function of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).  Joint Opposition including himself took the decision, because the party SLFP working together wit...