Auditor General’s salary increase withdrawn

28 ViewsThe Government withdrew a motion included in the Order Paper of Parliament to increase the salary and allowances paid to Auditor General H.M. Gamini Wijesinghe yesterday. Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella at the commencement of the day’s business said that the Government was withdrawing ‘the Determination under the Constitution’ pending in […]

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Two Emirates SIN-CMB flights suspended from October

38 ViewsEmirates has announced that it will suspend flights EK348 and EK349 which currently operate between Singapore (SIN) and Colombo (CMB). The decision was made after a periodic review of our operations to ensure the best utilisation of our aircraft fleet. The final day of service from Colombo to Singapore will be on 27 October […]

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Wimal’s case postponed to Nov 2

56 ViewsColombo High Court has fixed the date for the next hearing of the case against  Wimal Weerawansa, for the alleged illegal acquisition of assets and money worth over Rs 75 million. When the case was taken up before the Colombo high Court Judge Wikum Kaluarachchi today (06), it was revealed that the defendants have […]

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European Union : warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

28 ViewsEuropean Union (EU) member states along with government of Canada and Norway have warned Sri Lanka against ending its moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead. The diplomatic missions based in Colombo wrote a letter to Sri Lankan President Maithri­pala Sirisena yesterday that they fully […]

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social media Report Fake – Gota

19 ViewsFormer Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today refuted reports circulating in the social media purported to be from the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, claiming to have appointed him as the Presidential Candidate for 2020. I wish to inform that a fake media release circulating in social media, purported to be from the former President Mahinda […]

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