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Bond probe: Questions sent to Ranil

Chairman of the presidential commission of inquiry probing alleged bonds scams Justice K.T.Chitrasiri yesterday said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would be summoned as a witness if necessary.

Justice Chitrasiri said that already a list of questions had been sent to the Prime Minister, who had been requested to submit his answers by way of an affidavit and another set of questions would be sent to him if necessary.

Justice Chitrasiri said that when the commission received the PM’s answers to the questions it would decide whether the Prime Minister should be summoned before the commission or whether he should make a clarification.Read More...

Key witness, Anika, leaves country


Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda PC yesterday informed the presidential commission of Inquiry probing alleged bond scams that Anika Wijesuriya, a key witness who testified before the Commission, had left the country due to death threat...

JO wants no-faith motion against Rajitha before budget

The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday demanded, in Parliament, that a day be allocated for taking up its no-faith motion against Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne before Nov. 09.

The motion is include...

Bandula slams Ranil for economic crisis in the early Noughties


Denying Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe’s accusation that Mahinda Rajapaksa had fled in 2015 after having abandoned the presidency, top Joint Opposition spokesperson on economic affairs MP Bandula Gunawardena yesterday said that Sri Lanka experie...

Minister Swaminathan extends Deepavali greetings to dispel darkness and light up with prosperity


Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan has sent greetings to all Sri Lankan Hindus on the occasion of Deepavali.

In his Deepavali message Minister Swaminathan said:

Minister Kiriella announces construction of 32 tourist hotels in Batticaloa


Thirty two tourist hotels would be constructed in Batticaloa and 10,000 direct employment opportunities created countrywide, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said on Saturday.

Claiming that Sri Lanka had ...

Additional Rs. 25.2 bn sought ministers’ travel, projects etc


The government yesterday submitted a supplementary estimate to the tune of Rs. 25, 200,68, 452 to cover various expenses pertaining to ministers’ foreign travel, vehicles, the Port City Development Project, Presidential commissions and the You...

JO surprised by CBSL receiving int’l award


The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday pointed out that Central Bank Governor Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy had been named South Asia’s best Governor of the Year at Global Capital Market Awards Ceremony in Washington DC on Oct 14, at a time the countr...

AG: Prison riot probe gets underway

The Attorney General yesterday informed the Court of Appeal that investigations into the alleged prison riot and shooting in November/December 2012 resulting in the killing of 27 prisoners at the Welikada jail had got underway.

 The army...

Waters Edge cashier remanded

Kaduwela Magistrate Prasanna de Alwis recently remanded the cashier of Waters Edge Hotel till October 26 for allegedly embezzling funds belonging to the hotel to the tune of Rs. 4,583,646.52.

The hotel is owned and operated by the Ur...

Police recover stolen blue sapphire worth over two mn rupees

Businessman Mohamed Lebbe Rizky yesterday thanked profusely the IGP and the team of policemen who recovered a valuable blue sapphire belonging to him worth more than two million rupees, which had been robbed from a company where he had given the gem...

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