SAJITH OPPOSITION LEADER DESCRIBES SRI LANKA AS AN “AUCTIONLAND”

Sri Lanka has now become an ‘auctionland’ – Opposition Leader J Opposition Leader MP Sajith Premadasa says Sri Lanka has now become an ‘auctionland’. MP Premadasa made these remarks criticizing the government’s approach to negotiating a bailout with the International…

WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING OF SJB REPORTED FALSE-MARIKKAR

Reports of SJB WC meeting today, false – Marikkar Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Colombo District MP – S.M. Marikkar has stated that reports citing that a SJB Working Committee meeting is to be held today (July 15) is false. He…

THE PETITION FILED OVER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DISMISSED WITH COSTS

FR petition filed over Presidential Election dismissed with costs The Supreme Court has dismissed the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed seeking an order to prevent holding of the Presidential Election as the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has not been…

WIJEDASA FOR PRESIDENT BACKED BY MERVIN

Mervin Backs Wijeyadasa for President Former Sri Lankan Minister Mervin Silva is backing Minister (Dr) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and President’s Counsel Maithri Gunaratne, as potential candidates for President. “This country needs a leader who can take it forward,” Silva asserted. As…

FOR THE FIRST TIME CANVASSING EXPENDITURE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO BE DECLARED

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SHOULD DECLARE CANVASSING EXPENDITURE Election Commission (EC) Chairman R. M. A. L. Rathnayake announced that the date for the forthcoming Presidential Election will be set by the end of this month. For the first time, candidates must declare…

TO ASSESS THE PROGRESS OF MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS TO IDIAN DELEGATION TO VISIT SRI LANKA

Top Indian delegation to visit Sri Lanka next month A high-level Indian delegation is reportedly scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in August to assess the progress of major infrastructure and development projects initiated by India. The delegation, consisting of top…

LALITH ELLAWALA SLPP MP ATTENDS SJB RALLY

SLPP MP Lalith Ellawala attends SJB rally Kaluthara district SLPP MP Lalith Ellawala today officially joined the Main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya. MP Ellawala participated in the SJB rally held in Kaluthara under the leadership of Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa.…

POLICE SLAMMED BY JUSTICE MINISTER FOR RELEASING VIDEO FOOTAGE OF RECENT SHOOTING

Justice Minister slams Police Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has slammed the Police for releasing video footage on the interrogation of a suspect arrested in connection to the recent shooting in Athurugiriya in which businessman ‘Club Wasantha’ was killed. Addressing…

TO SOLVE RAILWAY STRIKE KARU JAYASURIYA’S INTERVENTION HELPFUL

Karu Jayasuriya intervenes to solve Railway Strike The Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Union says its trade union action was called off yesterday following the intervention of former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to convene a discussion with the relevant authorities. Speaking…

TO RECOVER 2023 TAX ARREARS WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE DISPLEASED

Ways and Means committee displeased over failure to recover 2023 tax arrears The Committee on Ways and Means expressed its strong displeasure over the failure to act on the recommendations given by the committee on 24.04.2024 to collect the total…