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Opposition leader, Sajith Premadasa yesterday met Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at Archbishop House, Colombo 08. (Pic Jude Denzil Pathiraja)

AG refuses to appear

for Sirisena, Ranil

* FR petitions over Easter Sunday suicide blasts

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed for hearing on March 12, 13 and 14 the fundamental rights violation petitions filed over the Easter Sunday suicide bomb blasts carried out on April 21, 2019.

Former President Maithripala Sirisena, who was the Minister of Defence and the former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, will have to retain counsel of their own, as the Attorney General, will no longer appear for them.The respondents IGP Pujith Jayasundara, and former Secretary Defence Hemasiri Fernando, were given time till March 6 to file objections to the petitions.



Retired judge Padmini questioned over Ranjan’s leaked phone recordings


Retired High Court Judge Padmini Ranawaka was questioned by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) yesterday on the controversial phone recordings involving MP Ranjan Ramanayake.Ranawaka visited the CCD to make her statement.

Embuldeniya picks up five wickets in Harare


Donald Tiripano struck early to remove Oshada Fernando and complete an excellent second day of the first Test for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in Harare on Monday.The 31-year-old seamer had earlier made a handy 44 not out batting at number eight as Zi...

Efficiency needs to be supported by ethics and systems


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s image continues to rise amongst the general public due to the variety of manifestations of his commitment to get things done better to make life better for the people.

BOC sponsors five Sri Lankan students who excelled at International Junior Science Olympiad held in Qatar


As part of assisting Sri Lankan youth to excel as young scientists at global level, Bank of Ceylon has sponsored five Sri Lankan students who won Bronze medals at the 16thInternational Junior Science Olympiad-(IJSO 2019) last December.

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