A year after the defeat of Tamil rebels who had made parts of Sri Lanka a no-go area, the island hopes to entice tens of thousands of tourists to places that appear in one of Asia’s most celebrated religious sagas.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the nation must pay tribute to the members of the military, who safeguarded democracy by protecting the Legislature from violent protestors who sought to suppress the Executive.
Vote in House to elect President: By Saman Indrajith Three SJB MPs told Parliament yesterday that they were threatened with death on the eve before the recent vote in Parliament to elect the President. MPs Wasantha Yapabandara, Tilak Rajapaksa and Chaminda Wijesiri said that they had received death threats and demanded to know the legitimacy […]
By Ifham Nizam The Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) yesterday said that the new electricity tariff hike of 75 percent would be effective from today. The electricity bill of the consumers who use up to 30 units per month will increase by Rs. 198. The average monthly electricity bill for those who consume up to 60 […]
… won’t expect miracles from new Prez By Shamindra Ferdinando The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) didn’t expect miracles from UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe but strongly believed he could meet the growing threat posed by fascists, lawmaker Sagara Kariyawasam, General Secretary of the party, said on Monday night. Appearing on ‘Salakuna’ a live political [...
By Chitra Weerarathne Senior State Counsel Shamindra Wickramaratne yesterday strongly objected to the Fundamental Rights Violation petition filed by Reverend Father Amila Jeevantha Pieris. The Senior State Counsel said that the priest had not heeded the Fort Magistrate’s order that he appear before court, on 27 May 2022. He had violated a Fort Magistrate’s Court […]
Wednesday 10th August, 2022 The JVP has refused to join the proposed all-party government, calling it a ruse to perpetuate the Rajapaksa rule, in all but name, with President Ranil Wickremesinghe being at the beck and call of the SLPP leadership. What the country needs is an interim government pending an early general election because […]