Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa’s Term Ends This Week: SLFP Still Undecided On New General Secretary

SLFP General Secretary Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa’s term ends this week, party sources said. He was appointed for 45 days to initiate and implement party reforms. Commenting on the matter, a senior party spokesman said no decision had so far been made on the new General Secretary of the party. Speculation is rife that former Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera, a member of the SLFP ’16 group’ would be appointed the new General Secretary. Speaking to media recently, Jayasekera said he was willing to take up the General Secretary post.  Read more...

No Army camp will be closed down – SL Army

The Sri Lanka Army has clarified its position on the alleged removal of the military camps in the North. Issuing a press release, the Army states that the rightsizing process of the Army will not allow any Army camp to be closed, but instead enables the troops in those camps to be deployed for emergency disaster needs and nation-building tasks. Following is the full statement issued by the Army Head Quarters: Sri Lanka Army is prepared round the clock to respond to all security requirements in the Read more...

Namal requests an investigation on Vijayakala’s statement

MP Namal Rajapaksa says that former Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran’s statement that politicians transport drugs to the North should be investigated. He points out that it was a serious statement and it should be investigated promptly. He made these remarks attending an event in Jaffna.  Read more...

Buddhist Monk Strangles Police Officer To Death: Monk Also Under Probe For Molesting Child

The Police yesterday arrested a Buddhist monk for strangling a Police officer to death. The officer who faced the incident, our sources said, died on the spot. The monk who lived in Ratnapura had been under Police investigation for sexually molesting a child. The monk was taken into Police custody immediately after the incident.  Read more...

No Sri Lankan Affected By Floods And Landslide In Southwest Japan

The Foreign Ministry announced that no Sri Lankan had been affected by floods and landslide in Jaffna. The ministry said they were constantly monitoring the situation with the support of the Sri Lankan diplomatic mission in Japan. It also said the Sri Lankan mission was working closely with Japanese authorities to gather information on the ground. Over 100 have already died due to floods and landslide in Southwest Japan, international media said.  Read more...

Two buses collide in Melsiripura; nearly 60 hospitalized

A collision between a bus travelling from Jaffna to Embilipitiya and a bus travelling from Embilipitiya to Jaffna has caused this accident. Reportedly, among the injured are a monk, a Buddhist nun, and the 2 drivers of the buses. The injured has been admitted to Galewala, Kurunegala, Gokarella and Dambulla hospitals and about 20 people have suffered serious injuries from the accident. According to the passengers in the buses, the buses had been travelling at a great speed and have collided with each Read more...

Legal action can be taken against Vijayakala – Police

The Organized crimes prevention division informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake on Friday (July 6th) that action can be filed under the penal code against the statement made by former state Minister Vijayakala Maheshwaran. Vijayakala Maheshwaran. speaking at an event in Jaffna espoused the cause of the LTTE. The organized Crimes prevention division informed court that action can be taken against the statement made by Vijayakala Maheshwaran. under article 115 and 120 of the penal code Read more...

Lanka IOC fuel prices increased

Lanka IOC has also increased fuel prices with effect from today (June 6), in line with the hike in fuel prices by the state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). New LIOC fuel prices: Petrol 92 Octane – Rs 146 Petrol Extra Premium 95 (EURO 4) – Rs 158 Petrol Extra Premium (EURO 3) – Rs 149 Auto Diesel – Rs 118 Diesel Xtra Mile – Rs 122 Super Diesel (EURO 4) – Rs 129  Read more...

ICC Says Sri Lanka’s ICC Membership Will Be Reconsidered If SLC Election Is Not Held Within 06 Months.

The International Cricket Council has informed that Sri Lanka’s ICC membership will be reconsidered if the SLC election is not held within the next 06 months. Presently, the Competent Authority appointed by the Sports Ministry to administer the SLC takes part in ICC sessions representing Sri Lanka. The ICC said the Competent Authority would be allowed to take part in ICC sessions for six months, as an observer. Sri Lanka became a full member of the ICC in 1982 when the country received Test Read more...

Group of 16 to join JO meeting today

They too will join the Joint Opposition parliamentary group meeting held today (02), stated the group of 16 SLFP MPs who left the unity government. MP Chandima Weerakkody of the group 16 mentioned to Ada Derana that they too have been invited to the said meeting. The Joint Opposition parliamentary group meeting, chaired by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be held today at 4 pm, said MP C. B. Ratnayake when inquired by Ada Derana. Source – Ada Derana  Read more...