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Prez stands his ground

Singapore sheltering Mahendran:


All documents necessary for the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran had been despatched, Chief Opposition Whip UPFA MP Mahinda Amaraweera said.

Replying to JVP MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa in Parliament yesterday, Amaraweera said all necessary information had been diplomatically communicated in writing to the relevant authorities in Singapore.

Amaraweera also told the House that President Maithripala Sirisena would brief the Singaporean authorities and the people of Sri Lanka shortly on the steps he had taken to bring Mahendran back.


Why govt endorsed HRC’s report before finding fault with it?


Appreciating Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, PC, for challenging the Office of Human Rights Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka in respect of several contentious issues, including the highly exaggerated UN claim of 40,000 civilian deaths in the f...

PM on Oman’s denial of investment in H’tota project


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, yesterday, told Parliament that the main shareholder of the proposed oil refinery project in Hambantota was not the Oman government. He, however, said if the Oman Government was interested he would try to ge...

JVP raises S’pore snubbing President’s statement


The JVP yesterday in Parliament queried the Government’s stance on the response from Singapore to President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation that it is sheltering former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran.

"The President ...

Lanka slips badly on UN World Happiness index

Sri Lanka has been ranked 130th on the United Nation’s latest World Happiness Report that studied 156 countries, it is a decline of 14 spots.

Sri Lanka was also among the five countries that experienced the highest decline since 2005-2...

Lankan named permanent president of Southwest Minnesota State University

Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya has been named the 10th president of Southwest Minnesota State University, effective July He will succeed Dr. Connie Gores, who has been president since 2013 and has announced her plans to retire.Jayasuriya currently is the pro...

GR believes Karu likely rival


Former Defence Secretary, on Wednesday (20), told a gathering at Gauthama Viharaya, Narahenpita that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was seeking to be UNP candidate at the 2019 presidential election.

A smiling Rajapaksa, told Plantation Minister Navin...

Leave no one behind, urges Opposition Leader


Opposition Leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday called on Sri Lankans to unite to make the nation more inclusive and socially just by ‘leaving no one behind’.

Issuing a press release to mark the World Down syndrome day, Rajapa...

SLPP-SLFP agree on 20 points

The SLFP and the SLPP yesterday agreed on 20 key points, according to sources.

The members of the two parties who participated in the talks, which was the second round, said, they had paid special attention to the basic framework of the allia...

Govt, opposition congratulate Speaker on being conferred title by Malwatte temple


The government and Opposition MPs, yesterday, congratulated Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in Parliament on the honorary title ‘Sasana Keerthi Sri Deshabimani’ conferred on him by the Malwatte Chapter of the Siam Sect.

 Chief Governm...

Student unions protest against indefinite closure of Ruhuna Health Faculty


Student unions of a number of universities, yesterday, protested opposite the University Grants Commission against the indefinite closure of the Health Faculty of the Ruhuna University. The protesters marched from the University of Aesthetic Studies to...

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