HOT NEWS
 
 

Former President and UPFA Prime Ministerial Candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa conferring with Ven. Ellawela Medhananda Thera at yesterday’s inking of an agreement between Rajapaksa and several civil society groups at the Vihara Maha Devi Open Air Theatre.

(pic by Saman Ranaweera)

Nothing can be done about

crossovers after polls

– HRCSL Secy


Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka yesterday admitted that it lacked power to prevent elected members from switching allegiance for personal gain at the conclusion of the August 17 parliamentary polls

Secretary to the HRCSL Nimal Punchihewa said that nothing could be done to thwart crossovers.

Punchihewa was responding to a query by The Island whether HRCSL could take some remedial action to prevent corrupt politicians from switching sides at the expense of those who had voted for them as well as political parties that nominated them.

The HRCSL yesterday called a media briefing to explain measures taken so far by the commission in consultation with the Elections Secretariat to ensure a free and fair election.

 

Read more...

 
 

Police trace owner of the car used by gunmen

Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had been able to identify the owner of the car that was used to shoot UNP supporters campaigning for Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake near St. Benedict’s College playground on the Bloemendhal road las...

Kohli to stick to aggressive cricket in Sri Lanka

test

Aggression and Virat Kohli are two sides of the same coin. He may win a few, he may lose a few, but the Indian captain is not going to back down from his philosophy. The first step that he is going to take in the process is to make the Indian...

Social Market Economy and neoliberalism: Gross incompatibilities

test

Champika Ranawaka appears to have borrowed the concept of social market economy (SME) from Dr. Harsha de Silva and used it as if it were his own invention for the purpose of portraying the economic policy framework of the future UNFGG government for...

3,000 shareholders in limbo after acquisition of Pelwatte Sugar Industries: DCSL

test

Three thousand shareholders have been in limbo since the government's acquisition of Pelwatte Sugar Industries in November 2011, and hitherto no action has been taken to pay any compensation to them, Amitha Lal Gooneratne - Alternate Director of Dis...

 
 
 
 

Polls


Which Sri Lankan cricketer should be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame first?
 
 
Duleep Mendis
 
 
Arjuna Ranatunga
 
 
Aravinda de Silva
 
 
Sanath Jayasuriya
 
 
Muttiah Muralitharan
 
 
Total : 17249 Votes. Results
 

Announcements

 
 
animated gif
Processing Request
Please Wait...