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Witness cross-examination in Gamini Senarath’s case continues

The Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar today (07) heard the case filed against former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others over the alleged misappropriation of Rs 500 million in funds that belong to Litro Gas. The case was taken up before the Special High Court three-judge bench comprising Justices Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne. The defense...

03 new governors appointed

New governors appointed for three provinces have sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon (07). Accordingly, the new governors were appointed for Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Northern provinces. Newly appointed governors are as follows: 1 Keerthi Tennakoon – Governor of Uva Province 2 Senior Lecturer Dhamma Dissanayake – Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province 3 Suren Ragawan – Governor of Northern Province The new governor for the...

Constitutional Council assembles today

The Constitutional Council, chaired by Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, has convened at the Parliament Complex this morning (07). Today’s meeting of the Constitutional Council has focused on the recommendations made by President Maithripala Sirisena for the appointment of three (03) Supreme Court justices and one (01) Court of Appeal justice. Accordingly, the recommendation made by the President for the position...

FR petitions against MR’s premiership considered in Feb

The Supreme Court has decided to consider the two Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions, which were filed against the removal of Ranil Wickremesinghe from the premiership and appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa to the position, on February 07. The relevant petitions were lodged by Ven. Dambara Amila Thero and a former Deputy Director of the President’s Media Division Oshala Herath. When the petitions were...

Petition calling for report on President’s mental health dismissed

The petition calling for a medical report on the President’s mental status has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal. The petitioner has also been ordered to pay an amount of Rs 100,000 as government legal costs.

CCD arrests Municipal Councilor over CPC incident

Colombo Municipal Councilor K. G. Kulathissa from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has been arrested regarding the incident at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) premises during the recent unrest. The arrest has been made by the officials of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD). The Councilor was arrested over the charges of obstructing Minister Arjuna Ranatunga from performing his duties.

Cabinet meeting convened

The Cabinet meeting, chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena, was scheduled to convene at 9.00 a.m. this morning (07). Although the Cabinet meeting is held weekly on every Tuesday, the meeting was called this morning due to several special programmes attended by the President have been scheduled for tomorrow (08).

Dry weather to continue over the island

Mainly dry weather will continue over most parts the island except for light showers along Eastern coastal areas. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph can be expected over Hambanthota district and in the coastal area of Western province. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Central and Sabaragamuwa provincesduring the morning.

First test-run of new Matara-Beliatta railway track

The first test-run on the newly constructed Matara-Beliatta railway track was conducted this morning (06) under the supervision of Minister of Transport Arjuna Ranatunga. This railway track has been constructed as the first phase of the proposed railway line running from Matara to Kataragama. The newly constructed Matara-Beliatta section of the track is 26 km long and will be accompanied by...

I will never enter politics – Muttiah Muralitharan

According to former Sri Lankan Cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan one doesn’t need to enter politics to serve the people. He says that he will never enter politics. However, through their association, he says that he will continue to serve the public by identifying people’s needs and working to fulfill them to the best of their abilities. Muralithran mentioned this addressing an event...