Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shaking hands with UNSG Ban Ki-moon during a visit to Seoul on the sidelines of the 2016 Rotary International Convention.

(Pic courtesy PM media)

Geneva-sanctioned Office for

Missing Persons to succeed

Paranagama Commission

The government has directed the Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons to hand over all its files to proposed Office for Missing Persons, thereby terminating the Commission.

Chairman of the Commission retired High Court Judge Maxwell Paranagama yesterday told The Island that he had been to told to hand them over before July 15, 2016. Paranagama said that he had requested time till August 30 to finalise the process.



Decision to shun EP CM Ahamed countermanded


The government has countermanded a decision taken by armed forces to boycott public events attended by Eastern Province Chief Minister Z.A. Nazeer Ahamed over an incident involving him and Captain I.R. Premaratne of Sri Lanka Navy at Sampur Maha Vid...

Sri Lanka go down fighting


An outstanding century by wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Chandimal wasn’t sufficient for Sri Lanka to test England in the second Test between the countries here at Chester-le-Street as the home team secured a comfortable nine wicket win yesterady...

Sampur incident highlights need for better governance in North and East


The immediate cause of the fracas in the east involving the chief minister, governor and naval officer was personal pique.  That incident has been sought to be politicized by an opposition that is ever mindful of the power of inter-ethnic mobiliza...

Insurance payments expected to rise to Rs. seven billion in floods aftermath

As a consequence of the recent flood devastation in the country, around Rs.7 billion in insurance payments are required for compensation and reconstruction operations. Numerous listed companies have been affected on both sides of the Kelani river....



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