The Colombo High Court served indictments on former Moratuwa and Kesbewa District Court Judge Ranjan Somasinghe over a corruption case, today. This is for the unlawful acquisition of assets estimated at Rs. 2.4 million. When the case came up before High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe, the former District Court Judge was...
The total casualties due to the war could be between 50-60 thousand, although some say much more and some others say less. Apart from what number lost their lives, why and how did they die in such large numbers is the matter that causes grief to many. by V. Anandasangaree (...
The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has decided to prepare a special report on the construction of the Central Expressway. The Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe told our news team that this special investigation will probe the alleged misappropriation being committed in offering tenders to build the expressway. The auditing process...
The Local Government system reached its lowest ebb in the last decade with members of Local bodies becoming a law unto themselves and running riot and engaging in all forms of corruption and other illegal activities. by Javid Yusuf ( June 4, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Local Government Elections...
Prime Minister May has always said the UK will leave the Customs Union after Brexit. by our London Correspondent ( June 8, 2018, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) UK and EU are still to agree a Customs deal on how trade will operate after Brexit. The Customs Union allows trade without tariffs for...
Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka for the fifth Foreign Office consultations tomorrow, the Foreign Ministry said today. The consultations are expected to focus on areas of cooperation between the two countries, including trade and investment, tourism, science and technology, education, immigration defense and sports. Janjua is also to...
Oct 27, 2017    Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a court has ruled.The High Court of Australia decision means three of the politicians, including Mr Joyce, are disqualified from office. The others quit in July. Australia’s constitution prohibits dual citizens...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama says the future of the government will be undertaken as a two-year Intra-Governmental program. Dr Amunugama is the Head of the Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to inquire into the future of the coalition government. The Minister said the drafting of...
Colombo (News1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two-day tour of Iran met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday (May 13th). Ministers Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa, Rishad Bathiudeen, Rauff Hakeem, Thilak Marapana and Dr. Rajitha Senaratne were also present at the occasion when the two Presidents met. According to our...
For those who understand the Chinese brand of engagement in Sri Lanka, new initiatives such as the recent US$1.1 billion loan Beijing gave to the island nation to build a motorway should not come as a surprise. This is merely the latest manifestation of “Buddhist diplomacy”, a term used by...
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