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Daily Archives: October 24, 2017

PM reveals plans to develop Trincomalee Harbor soon

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says in addition to the Colombo and Hambantota harbors Trincomalee Harbor will also be developed soon. Participating in the 45th anniversary celebrations of the Kandy Sinhalese Traders’ Association in Kandy yesterday, the Prime Minister said both India and Singapore are willing to extend support to the …

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Seven remanded

Seven including Western Provincial Council member arrested following shoot out with STF in Divulapitiya remanded till November 7 by Minuwangoda Magistrate.

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UN urges SL to start investigating war crimes

A United Nations expert warned Monday that Sri Lanka must speed up its own long-stalled investigation into war crimes by  troops or risk action by the international community.   Pablo de Greiff, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion of justice and reparation, said Sri Lanka had been slow to …

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Bambalapitiya Grama Niladhari arrested on bribery charge

The Grama Niladhari Officer of Bambalapitiya has been arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. He has been arrested by sleuths of the Bribery Commission while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000. The suspect had solicited the bribe in order to include a businessman’s name in …

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Bond Commission’s term extended by 6 more weeks

The official term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, appointed to investigation the issuance of treasury bonds, has been extended by 6 weeks for the submission of final reports. Lat week the commission had requested the President to extend its term as the recording evidence which commenced on January 27 …

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Thisara to lead Sri Lanka in T20s against Pakistan

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has named Thisara Perera as Captain for the T20 series against Pakistan. SLC announced the T20 squad selected to play the T20 Series against Pakistan. The squad will play 2 x T20 games against Pakistan in the UAE, and the final game in Lahore, Pakistan on …

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka

Pakistan cricket team on Monday defeated Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the fifth ODI of five-match series, thus green-washing’ Sri Lanka by winning all five matches of the series played in the United Arab Emirates. Usman Khan’s fiery left-arm pace bowling sent Sri Lanka team packing in the fifth …

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