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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake leaving Colombo High Court ....



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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake leaving Colombo High Court after Wednesday’s hearing in a case involving Sri Lankan American Raj Rajaratnam transferring USD 3 bn to a local bank. The then UNP MP Karunanayake has been accused of intervening to collect the funds. Former Hedge Fund Manager and billionaire Rajaratnam was arrested and detained in U.S. for alleged unlawful dealings.Read More...
 
 

Arrested ex-Women Sea Tiger chief has French connection

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Ex-senior Sea Tiger cadre Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy (41), who was taken into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Monday (2) has been granted French permanent resident status.


Medin Full Moon Poya Day

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The Full Moon Poya Day of Medin in the Buddhist year 2558 falls today.

Dissolution of Parliament postponed

President Maithripala Sirisena has told the SLFP parliamentary group that the dissolution of parliament could be delayed until May this year pending finalisation of electoral reforms.

CM Ranatunga sounds defiant on bringing Rajapaksa as PM

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Chief Minister of the Western Provincial Council Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that he would not give up his efforts to have former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominated as the UPFA’s Prime Ministerial Candidate at the next general elec...

SLFP to challenge appointment of Harin as Uva CM again

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The SLFP yesterday said that it would file a fresh petition against the appointment of Harin Fernando as the Chief Minister of Uva Provincial Council, as the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had the majority in that council.

President accuses big politico of former govt. taking Rs. 1 bn bribe

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President Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament yesterday that a powerful politician of the previous regime had taken a bribe of one billion rupees to shelve the national drug policy draft Bill.

Basil has given up politics - Sarana

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Former Economic Development Minister and ex-SLFP National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa has told MP Sarana Gunawardena that he had given up politics and therefore he would not seek nominations to contest the next parliamentary election.

CCD grills Yoshitha over unserviceable light aircraft for one hour

The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) yesterday grilled former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Lt. Yoshitha on a light aircraft found some weeks back in a storeroom of a building belonging to the Economic Development Centre at Narahenpita....

PM orders full investigation into payments made by previous regime to US Congressmen

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told Parliament that he had ordered Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera to conduct a full investigation into payments amounting to millions of rupees made to US Congressmen by the External Affairs Mi...

CEA submits preliminary report on Jaffna ground water pollution

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has submitted a preliminary report on the ground water pollution in some parts of the Jaffna Peninsula.

 
 
 
 

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