Gammanpila thanks Modi for revealing the truth about Indo-Lanka relations

I express my sincere thanks to Narendra Modi for revealing the bitter truth about Indo-Lanka relations that the rulers of our country struggled to hide, United People’s Freedom Party MP Udaya Gammanpila stated. He also said that Sri Lanka had already become a state partially under the Indian supremacy. MP Gammanpila stated this upon addressing the media in Colombo today (15). He said that although the leaders of our government assured that Modi’s visit was solely for the purpose of attending the UN Vesak Day celebrations, his speech made it clear that he also had a political agenda, for he Read more...

Announcement to takeover Neville Fernando hospital to govt. today

An announcement to takeover the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital in Malabe to the government will be submitted today, a top government minister said. The Minister of Higher Education and Highway, Lakshman Kiriella stated that the necessary documents have been signed by both himself and the Minister of Health, Rajitha Senaratne. The transfer of this asset, without any additional cost has been agreed upon by both parties. Meanwhile, the GMOA has requested for the case to be presented to the courts Read more...

SL gets GSP+ approval

The European Union Foreign and Trade Minister’s Council, last night approved the Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) for Sri Lanka. “Now the next step is that we have to wait till it is gazetted and that will be on either 21 or 22 May,” Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva told Ceylon Today last night.  Read more...

Mahendran’s transfer list astonishing – Dy. Governor

The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank (CB) Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, giving evidence before the Special Presidential Commission (SPC) appointed to probe the CB Treasury Bond scam, said that he was astonished after having looked at the list of persons transferred by former Governor Arjun Mahendran in January 2015. Dr. Weerasinghe told the Commission that Mahendran had appointed Deepa Seneviratne to the post of State Loan Director despite the fact that this individual did not possess the knowledge Read more...

MR’s Security now 187 personnel

Minister of Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayake, informed Parliament yesterday that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been given a security contingent consisting of 187 Police and STF personnel. The Minister made these remarks in response to an issue raised by MEP Leader, Dinesh Gunawardena earlier this week concerning the security detail of the former President, adding that 26 STF personnel trained for VIP Security are attached to the security detail of former President Rajapaksa. The Minister Read more...

SAITM CEO himself planned the shooting

The CEO of SAITM Dr. Sameera Senaratne himself had planned the shooting on his own vehicle that occurred on February 06, police say. The revelation came when a police team questioned him at length after taking him into custody. Two persons who had fired at Senaratne’s car have been identified, one being a regional politician. Police are investigating to arrest the suspects who are in hiding.  Read more...

Namal says India misread Lanka’s ties with China

India misinterpreted the Rajapaksa administration’s relationship with China, but is silent on the current government’s engagement with the rising super power, Sri Lankan parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said. “We always made sure that Sri Lankan soil or waters was not used against any other country. And we maintained that during my father’s time on a strict basis,” he told The Hindu in a recent interview. Formerly a rugby player, he Read more...

Tear gas and water cannon end march

A major protest, organized by the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) and the Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee (MFSAC), was cut short yesterday (2) when the…… Police intervened with tear gas and water cannon. IUSF and the MFSAC sources told Ceylon Today that the demonstration, which commenced from Colombo yesterday evening, was part of a series of protests against the recent Court decision in favour of the Malabe South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine Read more...

Free education system will be strengthened to benefit all children – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he will take steps to create a society of intellectuals by strengthening the free education system of the country and providing equal benefits to all the children in the country. He made these remarks participating at the centenary celebrations of the Visakha Vidyalaya, at the school premises on Monday (23). President Sirisena further said that the challenges of new technology, commercialization and competitiveness, as well as the powerful social evils pose great Read more...

Maithri to be told to name Gota as PM candidate!

Several senior SLFP ministers are planning to propose to president Maithripala Sirisena that ex-defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa be named their prime ministerial candidate, reliable sources told. The party’s central committee has already decided that president Sirisena should seek a second term at the 2020 election. SLFP minister Sarath Amunugama has told BBC Sandeshaya that president Sirisena would be the only candidate who could gain a majority of votes out of the 27 per cent of minority Read more...

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