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Top military ranks to Sri Lanka ex commanders “illegal and undemocratic”

Questions have been raised as to the legality of SL President’s decision to award military honours to to...

Shavendra the new commander; Cold war with Sathyapriya!

The President has approved the name of Major General Shavendra Silva for the post of Army...

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Warm welcome for Gota even amidst internal conflicts

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) received...

Gota starts with a lie: Pledge on environmental protection discarded

“Pohottuwa” presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa has already discarded a pledge given by him...

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The Attorney General has said that steps would be taken to file a revision application in the Colombo High Court against the bail order delivered by the Chief Magistrate yesterday (9) in the magisterial inquiry into the alleged offences committed by former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera.

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The Attorney General’s directive to the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest Avant Grade Maritime Services Limited Chairman, Nissanka Senadhipathi has come three days after the Defence Ministry, which is under the purview of the President, had issued a letter expressing interest in resuming the Galle Weapon Storage Facility with Avant Garde, it is learnt.

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The Attorney General has instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to arrest Sri Lanka Army officer Lalith Rajapaksa in connection with the case involving the brutal attack on former Editor, Upali Tennakoon in January 2009.

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Non Cabinet Minster for Mass Media, Ruwan Wijewardena has in writing requested Chairman of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), Inoka Sathyangani to resign from the post of SLRC Chairperson.

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Minister of Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development and Leader of the House of Parliament, Lakshman Kiriella has dismissed the claim by Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary, MP Dayasiri Jayasekara that appearing before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks would be sub judice.

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The controversy surrounding the exact number of cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who surrendered to the Sri Lanka Army during the final stages of the war, has resurfaced with the claim by Sri Lanka Army that LTTE cadres had not surrendered to them while families of missing LTTE cadres claim that it was only the military on the ground during the last stages of the war.

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The Rajapaksa led Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is to hold discussions on Tuesday (9) on forming a political alliance with the political parties that area currently represented in the 'joint opposition' in parliament.
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At a time where the possible candidates for the upcoming Presidential election are being discussed, in a recent video uploaded on social media, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said Sajith Premadasa would be put forward as the United National Party's presidential candidate with the blessings of its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has made several arguments as to why the case filed against him by Ms. Ahimsa Wickrematunge in the United States (US) should be dismissed which include the claim that he was no longer a US citizen and that he could claim diplomatic immunity since the actions in question were during his tenure as Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary.

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