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PM’s evidence will have to be delayed

Chairman of the Presidential Commission of inquiry probing the bond scams, Supreme Court Justice K. T. Chitrasiri yesterday announced that commission member Justice Prasanna Jayawardena, recovering from surgery, would not be able to attend another hearing for the next two weeks to obtain ‘a few clarification and any other evidence …

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Geetha unseated

The Supreme Court today upheld the ruling delivered by the Appeals Court that UPFA MP Geetha Kumarasinghe cannot hold a seat in Parliament due to her duel citizenship. In May, the Court of Appeal ruled that Kumarasinghe is disqualified to be a Member of Parliament as she is a holder …

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More funds for local bodies

With the increase in the number of members of local government bodies under the new electoral system, the government would have to allocate additional funds to them, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha said yesterday.   Addressing the media after signing a gazette notification as regards the number …

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Aussie PM arrives

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in Sri Lanka for an official visit. During his visit he will meet President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several other key persons in Sri Lanka. Due to visit several traffic arrangement have introduced.

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Ranjan Gampaha UNP organizer

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage Ranjan Ramanayake is due to be appointed as the UNP Organizer for Gampaha electorate. Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake was removed from his position as the UNP Organizer for the Divulapitiya electorate on October 30. Former Western Provincial Council member Dr. Kithsiri …

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