The Sri Lankan government is mulling to bring a tough anti-corruption law against unfair practices in sports in the wake of spot-fixing scandals in the IPL and Bangladesh Premier League.
Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera has proposed the name of former Manager of the Bank of Ceylon, W.A. Nalini to the post of National Savings Bank (NSB) Chairman. W.A. Nalini had studied together with Jayasundera at the Colombo University. She has been appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sunil S. Sirisena from the post of NSB Chairman.
The government and Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Company that are engaged in discussions to hand over the refining and distribution of fuel in Sri Lanka are now facing an issue over dividing shares. The government is looking at getting Aramco into the local fuel market in order to break the monopoly enjoyed by the Indian Oil Company (IOC).
CEO of Rivira Media Corporation and veteran journalist, Gairaka Perusinghe who decided to resign from the company due to undue pressure from the board of directors has managed to capture power at the company once again with the President’s help, sources from the company said.
UPFA MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena was yesterday given a reality check by TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran.
Houses taken on rent by the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in areas surrounding the airport are unoccupied after making down payments amounting to several thousands of rupees.
The CID has today questioned DIG Vass Gunawardena for his alleged involvement in operating an underworld group engaged in contract killings.
Hon. Ravi Karunanayake.MP, Chairman of IDL raised a Privilage issue in Parliament on 6th June on the recent media attackson the Freidrich Naumann stiftung & the Institute fir Democracy & Leadershipby two media institutions namely the ITN & the Ceylon Today & Mawubima daily’s While denying the allegations he stated that there is not even an iota of truth in these charges & they were all, false, malicious and baseless.
Christians in Sri Lanka, off the southern coast of India, are facing an increase in persecution at the hands of Buddhist fundamentalists who believe the country is a historic Buddhist land that should not be shared with anyone else, a watch group reported.
United Peoples Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Arundhika Fernando said in Parliament that information has come come to light that missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda is residing in France.
The film-maker talks about campaigning journalism and how he plans to follow up his documentary, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields
Sri Lankan Government MP Arundika Fernando told Parliament today that Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda who is missing since 2010 January is living in France. As the Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka we would be highly grateful if the Government or Hon MP could provide us more information on whereabouts Prageeth as it will help us to locate Prageeth in France.
In November representatives of 54 countries will descend on Colombo for the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit but the meeting is proving very controversial.
An Islamic centre in north London has been destroyed by a fire in an apparent hate crime attack.
A London couple who were kidnapped in India said they feared the kidnappers would kill them.