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.
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.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is said to have informed three Ministers separately to prepare themselves to contest as the United National Front's (UNF) presidential candidate, The Leader reliably learns.
The validity of the findings of the committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to probe the Easter Sunday attacks is now in doubt due to the legal concerns over the appointment of the committee in the first place.
Students in Sri Lanka's education system are being ridiculed and are facing 'punishment' for using stationary produced by a firm caught in an anti-Muslim boycott, an official said.
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has warned the Acting Chief of Police against arbitrary and illegal arrests being carried out by the Police following the April 21 attacks.
The Colombo District Court complex is in a severely dilapidated state and is on the verge of collapse in some areas.
Re-enforcing the death penalty on judgments given by the judiciary is a power vested with the executive, says President Maithripala Sirisena.