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Wasantha Samarasinghe

Wickremesinghes and Rajapaksas will protect each other when in power: Wasantha Samarasinghe

Former Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises Sunil Handunnetti last week requested not to undermine the forensic audit reports of the Bond Scam. He made these remarks upon considering matters raised by the government with regard to the institutions which had carried out the audit. However, this matter has surfaced as a point of …

Sunil Handunnetti

Loss of Rs. 2 billion to the Peoples Bank

The management of People’s Bank has admitted that a serious fraud had taken place during the digitizing process of the bank. Testifying before COPE Former Chairman of the People’s Bank Hemasiri Fernando said, the relevant company in charge of the digitization process had been paid in excess of Rs. 2 billion. During the COPE proceedings, …

Pujith Jayasundara

AG requests Supreme Court to reject Pujitha Jayasundara’s affidavit

Attorney General Dappula de Livera requested the Supreme Court to reject the affidavit of Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara, who was sent on compulsory leave. The AG stated that the IGP made false and baseless allegations against him in the aforesaid affidavit. The AG informed the court that the affidavit presented on July 17th by Pujith …

Heavy Rain Sri Lanka

Rain expected to continue in most parts of the island

The Meteorological Department noted that windy condition over the island, particularly in central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Trincomalee and Hambantota districts will continue today. Wind speeds up to 60 kmph at times and showery condition in South-Western part of the island is expected to continue. It added that showers or thundershowers …

Sajith Premadasa

“I will contest the upcoming Pres elections” – Sajith Premadasa

A special rally that was organized for the UNP Deputy Leader Minister Sajith Premadasa this evening (August 23) in Matara. The UNP’s deputy leader was welcomed warmly at this rally which took place at the Sanath Jayasuriya grounds in Matara. The rally commenced following religious observances. Speaking at the rally, UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa …

Tripitaka Conservation Board, Maithripala Sirisena

Strict action against those who distort Buddhism – Tripitaka Conservation Board

The Tripitaka Conservation Board states that strict action will be implemented against parties who distort Buddhism in the country. Member of the Board, Anunayake of the Asgiri sect Venerable Anamaduwe Dhamadassi Thero states that various Buddhist verses in Pali have been translated to Sinhala wrongfully and are being propagated. He said that some of these …

Vehicle import export

Prices of Japanese vehicles set to increase – Vehicles Importers Association

The prices of vehicles imported from Japan are expected to increase due to the rise of Yen value over Sri Lankan Rupees according to the Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka (VIASL). The Chairman of VIASL, Ranjan Pieris who spoke to News1st stated that the increase in prices is in direct correlation to the increase …

Strong Winds

Over 60 houses damaged by strong winds

A number of houses have been damaged by strong winds. Asst. Director of the Disaster Management Center Pradeep Koddipili noted that 25 houses have been damaged in the Matale district while a further 28 houses were damaged in Dambulla. 10 houses in the Hathbodiyawatte area in Narahenpita were also damaged by the winds. The Met …


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