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Batagoda, Lakdhanavi battle it out in Ravi’s presence

Power plant construction tender


Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake, yesterday, assured that the government’s decision in repect of the construction of two 300 MW liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plants wouldn’t be reversed.

Sri Lanka couldn’t further delay decision on Kerawalapitiya power plants under any circumstances, Karunanayake told The Island after the conclusion of an open forum at his ministry at No 72, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07, where Ministry Secretary Dr. Suren Batagoda had a heated argument with Chief Operations Officer of Lakdhanavi Ltd, Dammika Nanayakkara over the awarding of the first of the two contracts to GCL Windforce and RenewGen at the expense of Lakdhanavi.


Abolition of executive presidency: Maithree, Mahinda, Ranil agree


Former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has, at a recent meting with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) heavyweights, said that the executive presidency should be abolished.

Sources told The Island he had sought the opin...

Former CEO acquired four Airbuses etc without Board approval


SriLankan had decided to acquire four Airbus A350-900 and obtain on lease four more and they amounted to more than 50% of the total SriLankan assets in 2013, Yasantha Dissanayake, Head of Financial Management at SriLankan told the Presidential Commissi...

Prez likens CC to abused child


President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday, said in Parliament that the Constitutional Council was politicised and there had been a political hand behind the recent appointments and promotions made by it.

Participating in the debate on the Cons...

OIC arrested for assaulting journalist

The Jaffna police, on Wednesday, arrested the acting OIC of the Kopai police for assaulting a journalist.

The journalist complained to the Jaffna police that the police officer had assaulted him when he visited the scene where a bus and two m...

Dudley to secure release of poor in remand prisons

Dudley Sirisena, Businessman and the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he would help secure the release of all suspects in remand prisons, who languish there as they were unable to pay fines below Rs. 10,000 or their fami...

Ministers urged to cooperate with COPE, COPA process


Presenting the first report of the Committee on Public Accounts in Parliament, yesterday, for the period from June 6, 2017 to December 08, 2017, COPA Chairman SLFP MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna said that the subject ministers of the entities that had been i...

Arjuna suffers heavy defeat


World Cup-winning skipper and Minister Arjuna Ranatunga failed to take control of Sri Lanka Cricket, yesterday.

Ranatunga, 55, contested for one of two vice-president posts but only came third in voting. His brother, Nishantha, who was no...

Arson attack: Four Aava group members arrested

The Jaffna police in the early hours of yesterday arrested four members of the Aava group following attacks on two houses in Kokuvil with petrol bombs.

They were arrested in two different places in the area and the police took into custody a ...

83% expect Modi to return to power in April Lok Sabha elections

NEW DELHI, February 21: With Lok Sabha elections just a few weeks away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a massive thumbs up in a mega Times Group online poll. Over two-thirds (83%) of the over 2,00,000 respondents who participated in the onli...

Five CC members urged to quit to facilitate new appointments


UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday (21) urged members of the Constitutional Council (CC) appointed by Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe and the then Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan to quit immediately to enable the Premier and new Opposition Leader Mahinda ...

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