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Land ownership deeds for 10,000 Mahaweli families

Yet another step of the national programme to grant land ownership deeds for 100,000 Mahaweli families took place with the participation of president Maithripala Sirisena at Vilayaya Maha Vidyalaya at Aralaganwila in Polonnaruwa on May 15. On the occasion, 10,000 families of Mahaweli systems B and C received deeds for …

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Contempt case against Galagodaatte thera fixed for support

The Court of Appeal yesterday fixed for support on May 24, 2017, a complaint of contempt of court filed against the Venerable Galagodaaatte Gnanasara Thera. The complainant is the Magistrate of Homagama, who has said that the Thera intentionally disturbed the proceedings of his court when an inquiry in respect …

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Investigations into parliamentarians holding dual citizenship

A comprehensive investigation is now underway into parliamentarians holding dual citizenship, Minister of Internal Affairs S B Nawinne says. Minister Nawinne revealed this at a media conference in Colombo yesterday after the Supreme Court extended the Stay Order it issued earlier on the Court of Appeal ruling on the eligibility …

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Cabinet reshuffle on the cards?

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe decided on Friday night that the much-talked-of Cabinet reshuffle will take place upon the latter’s return from China. The meeting came just ahead of the Premier travelling to the airport to board a Singapore-bound flight en route to Beijing. President Sirisena also …

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PM arrives to Beijing

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied by Professor Maithree Wickremesinghe arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport, China on 13th evening . They left for China to participate in the “One Belt – One Road” Summit. Leaders from about 30 countries are scheduled to participate in the high level round …

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Modi concludes visit

Indian PM Modi left Sri Lanka last evening after a series of events in Colombo, Kandy and Dick Oya. PM Modi arrived in Colombo on Thursday evening for 24 hour visit accompanied by a high level delegation.

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