Sri Lanka to ask Dubai to extradite ‘Makandure Madush’

Sri Lankan authorities are reportedly now in talks with Dubai to extradite underworld drug kingpin ‘Makandure Madush’ to Sri Lanka. The wanted Sri Lankan drug lord was among several prominent underworld figures arrested red-handed in a raid at a hotel in Dubai. Among the 20 suspects arrested was a visitor carrying a diplomatic passport and More...

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Arjuna Mahendran speaks to foreign media on money laundering

Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, who is wanted in connection with an investigation into the Bond Scam, has expressed his opinion to a South African business news website on money laundering. Arjuna More...

Drug kingpin Mohamed Siddique released on bail

The drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique, who was charged for violating the Money Laundering Prevention Act by illegally earning over 510 million through heroin trading, has been released on bail. Colombo High Court More...

Constitutional Council Shoots Down President’s Repeated Attempt To Appoint Deepali Wijesundara As Court Of Appeal Chair

The Constitutional Council has shot down President Maithripala Sirisena’s repeated attempt to appoint Deepali Wijesundara as the Chairperson of the Court of Appeal.  The Constituional Council, two More...

Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes duties at Opposition Leader’s Office

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has assumed duties at the Opposition Leader’s Office in Colombo this morning (18), said Ada Derana reporter. – Ada Derana  More...

Five MoUs signed between Sri Lanka and Philippines

Five Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) were signed between Sri Lankan and the Philippines on educations, tourism, agricultural and economic corporation, stated the President’s Media Division. The two heads More...

IGP summoned to Govt. Analyst’s Department

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara is slated to appear before the Government Analyst’s Department at 9.30 a.m. this morning (14). This is with regard to an ongoing investigation on the alleged More...

Constitutional Assembly to meet today

The Constitutional Assembly is scheduled to assemble at the Parliament Complex this morning (11). During yesterday’s parliamentary session, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri announced that the Constitutional More...

Central Bank gets USD 400 million swap from RBI

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank on Wednesday said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide $400 million under a swap arrangement to boost the island nation’s reserves. “The RBI’s very rapid More...

UPFA MP Arundika Fernando Apologizes To Parliament For Occupying Speaker’s Chair And Conducting Mock Parliamentary Session

UPFA MP Arundika Fernando apologized to Parliament yesterday for taking the Speaker’s chair and conducting a mock parliamentary session in November. Making a statement in Parliament, Fernando said he More...