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Kumara Welgama

JO split on Gota for Presidency

There seems to be a rift forming within the Joint Opposition camp on fielding Gotabaya Rajapaksa as their Presidential Candidate. A party leaders meeting of the Joint Opposition was held at the official residence of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa last night (July 10). MP Udaya Gammanpila did not attend this meeting citing that he is …

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Asks Selena Gomez To Join Him On Romantic Pre-Valentine’s Day Vacation At Luxury Resort

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still very much in love, and we’ve got EXCLUSIVE details on their Valentine’s Day plans! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t the only celebrity couple with special Valentine’s Day plans! Justin Bieber, 23, is putting his own twist on the romantic holiday by celebrating his love for Selena Gomez, …

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena arrested

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena arrested by CID (Video)

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena have been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department. Aloysius, the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited and Palisena, the CEO of PTL were arrested regarding the controversial Bond Scam. The CID arrested Aloysius at his residence in Inner Flower Road, Colombo. Meanwhile, during the arrest, Aloysius’ wife was seen attacking a …

Parliament Receives Bond Commission And PRECIFAC Reports

Parliament Receives Bond Commission And PRECIFAC Reports

Parliament receives Bond Commission and PRECIFAC reports

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya says that the decisions on further action on the recommendations of the Bond Commission report and the debate on the report will be taken during the party leaders’ meeting on January 22.

The reports of the Bond Commission and the Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe into serious acts of fraud and corruption have been handed over to the Speaker’s Office, a short while ago.

The Speaker’s Office said that 26 copies (English) of the Bond Commission report and a summarized report and 34 copies (Sinhala) of the PRECIFAC report were handed over by a legal officer of the Presidential Secretariat to the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake.

Meanwhile the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament are to hold a special press briefing today regarding the reports.

Bond Commission handed over its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena on December 30, 2017.

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) handed over the report to the President on January 2, 2018.

Namal Rajapaksa

‘Yahapalanaya’ Politicians Have Violated Election Laws – Namal

MP Namal Rajapaksa stated that certain members of the ‘yahapalanaya’ government have blatantly disregarded the election laws put in place by the police and the elections commission. Speaking to the media at a press conference in Hambantota, Namal Rajapaksa stated that several politicians from the government in Hambantota and other areas of the country have …

Hambantota Port

Gazette Notifications On Hambantota Port Passed In Parliament

Two Gazette notifications under the Strategic Development Projects Act were passed in Parliament today, to set out exemptions to the Hambantota Port project. Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers this week approved the signing of an agreement of share ownership before commencing operations in the Hambanthota Port. On July 29, the amended agreement to expand and …

Sri Lanka Cricket - SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket Officials Want To Stay In Office For Two More Years (Video)

Sri Lanka Cricket officials are set to hold a ‘Special’ General Meeting with member clubs. Why? – According to the ‘Ceylon Today’ newspaper, the officials are seeking approval from member clubs to continue in office for two more years. The SLC officials are also seeking approval from member clubs to bypass the Annual General Meeting …

Galgamuwa Tusker

What Happened To The Iconic ‘Galgamuwa Tusker’? (Video)

Wildlife officers are powering on with the search for the iconic ‘Galgamuwa Tusker’. The tusker has not been sighted for over two months, and the public is fearing the worst… It is a rare sight to see a tusker in Sri Lanka, who face dangers from poachers seeking their ivory. Only 7% of male elephants …

Maithripala Sirisena

Willing To Sacrifice Post To Fight Corruption – MS

Reiterating his determination to eliminate fraud and corruption, President Maithripala Sirisena today announced that he is willing to sacrifice his post and rally with the public to fight against corruption in the country. Addressing an event held in Nikaweratiya, President Sirisena said he will not be deterred by accusations hurled against him by various factions. …

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