Poojith and Hemasiri in danger of being arrested

Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and former IGP Pujitha Jayasundara are to be arrested by the police for questioning, a weekend newspaper has reported.

Hemasiri and Pujitha are about to be arrested for not preventing the attack on Easter Sunday and for threatening and assaulting a person.

Welgama says will not support Gota for Prez

UPFA MP Kumara Welgama said that he will not support Gotabhaya Rajapaksa if he contests the next Presidential Election.

He said he will never support a person with a murderous background and a person who was notorious for having such a background. “If there is a person who has a murderous background, I will not support that person," he said.

Ten cases filed against Gotabaya at US District Court

Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa faces ten new claims for damages in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California from alleged victims of torture inflicted while he was secretary of defense, reports foreign media.

Courts intervene over removal of Muslims from Dankotuwa fair

A social debate has arisen over a formal request made by the Wennappuwa PS Chairman requesting to remove the Muslim businessmen from the Dankotuwa weekly fair.

The Wennappuwa PS Chairman - K.V. Susantha Perera had requested this from the Dankotuwa OIC on June 24.

Rathana Thero urges President not to proceed with SOFA

Parliamentarian Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero urges President Maithripala Sirisena not to allow the government to proceed with the proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States.

Rathana Thero stated this last evening (24) addressing a public event held to speak up against the SOFA.

SC to determine hearing of IGP's petition on July 31

The Supreme Court will determine whether the petition filed by Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara would be taken up for hearing, on July 31, court announced today (Jun 24).

State of Emergency in Sri Lanka extended by a month

An Extraordinary Gazette notification has been issued extending the State of Emergency in Sri Lanka by another month with effect from today (June 22).

The relevant proclamation by the President has been issued by the Presidential Secretariat and is signed by the Secretary to the President.

Govt. hiding truth over Easter attacks: cardinal

The head of the Catholic church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the government over the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, decrying a “total lack of interest” in determining why intelligence reports were ignored.

Parliament Select Committee activities to be carried out discretely !

The Parliament Select Committee appointed to investigate the Easter Sunday bombings has decided to protect the identity of the witnesses testifying before this commission in the future.

This decision was taken by the select committee which met last afternoon.

Kabir and Haleem reappointed as ministers

Two UNP Parliamentarians Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem have today (19) sworn into the ministerial positions held by them before tendering their resignations, according to sources.

Allegation against Thilanga’s brother who accuses Shafi

In the event President Maithripala Sirisena fails to appoint a commission to investigate the allegations against the Kurunegala Hospital’s Dr. Shafi, the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress will appoint an independent commission to conduct an investigation, said its President Jagath Sumathipala.

Resigned ministers, except three, to be assigned back-bench seats tomorrow

The Muslim parliamentarians, who resigned from their respective ministerial portfolios posts, will be assigned back-bench seats during tomorrow’s parliamentary session, says the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Parliament, Mr Narendra Fernando.

No extremism in my blood – Kabir Hashim

Former Minister Kabir Hashim says that he has always acted while staying true to his heart and that every decision he takes is on behalf of the country.

Footage of secretive meeting of Zahran Hashim uncovered

Former Eastern Province Governor M. L. A. M. Hizbullah yesterday said National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) Leader Zahran Hashim supported President Maithripala Sirisena at the last Presidential Election in 2015 while he had supported former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Mr. Hizbullah said this while testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) looking into the Easter Sunday attacks.

Rathana Thero files complaint against Batticaloa Campus

Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero has lodged a complaint against the Batticaloa Campus yesterday (12).

The complaint was filed with the Office of the Superintendent of Police in Batticaloa.

AG ordered to submit indictments against Ranjan

The Supreme Court has ordered the Attorney General to submit indictments against State Minister of Highways & Road Development Ranjan Ramanayake, for the second case filed against him over contempt of court, within a month’s period starting from today (12).

Anyone who says terrorism has been eradicated is an idiot - Fonseka

The security situation of the country has not yet turned to normal according to UNP MP Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka.

Commenting to the media following an event held in Kelaniya, Fonseka stated that the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Attacks is a legal Select Committee.

Fuel prices to be revised today?

It is reported that fuel prices are to be revised today (10) in line with the fuel pricing formula.

The fuel pricing formula was implemented on 10th May 2018 and Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera revealed the pricing formula to the public for the first time on October 18.

Gnanasara Thera to Japan until 2020!

Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera has received a three year resident visa to travel to Japan to pursue his higher studies and engage in religious activities.

Accordingly, the Thera will engage in religious activities and remain in Japan for the duration of his course.

Sajith to commence presidential campaign from Anuradhapura on 08th?

Sajith Premadasa will give a definite word on whether he will contest the next Presidential election or not on 08th, it is reported.

The Anidda newspaper had reported that Sajith Premadasa is scheduled to announce his presidential plans at the unveiling of the Anuradhapura Sri Swarna Jayanthi Viharaya Cheithya under the ‘Sasunata Aruna’ programme.

Tri Nikaya request return of Muslim Ministers

Tri Nikayas' Sanga Nayaka Theros have expressed their sympathy towards the resignation of Muslim Ministers from the government and requested their return stating that they should take up their responsibilities.

Rathana Thera discharged from Hospital

Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera who was admitted to the Kandy Hospital after the hunger strike, was discharged from Hospital today.

Ven. Rathana Thera launched a hunger strike outside the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, demanding the removal of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Azath Sally and M.L.A.M Hizbullah from their posts.

Luxury car kept violating customs laws found in Salley’s garage

A super luxury motorcar kept in violation of Customs laws has been found in the garage of former Western Province Governor Azath Salley.

Police stated that the documents belonging to the former governor were also found inside the vehicle.

Hizbullah and Salley hand in resignations

President’s Media Division stated that the President accepted the resignation letters of the governors.

A discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat between President Sirisena, MPs of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Governors Hizbullah and Salley regarding the titles of the governors.

TNA MP Viyalendiran begins protest fast supporting Rathana Thero

TNA Parliamentarian S. Viyalendiran has launched a protest fast at Gandhi Park in Batticaloa, supporting the hunger strike launched by MP Ven. Athureliye Rathana Thero.

The TNA Batticaloa District MP, who has pledged support to the Joint Opposition, commenced the protest this morning (01) supporting the demands made by Ven. Rathana Thero.