Special security for 4 main candidates

Measures have been taken to provide special security to the four main candidates contesting in the Presidential Election, stated the Ministry of Law and Order yesterday (17). Reportedly, intelligence units have informed... Read more »

Cabinet approves retirement benefits for President

The Cabinet is reported to have approved retirement benefits for President Maithripala Sirisena, his security arrangements by the Special Task Force (STF) and the other facilities provided to the former heads of... Read more »

Chandrika Kumaratunga laments SLFP’s failure to field own Prez candidate

Former Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leader Chandrika Kumaratunga, has lamented over the party’s failure to field its own candidate for the presidential election. Issuing a statement, the former President pointed out... Read more »

PSC to convene on 17 October

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing Easter Sunday attacks is scheduled to convene on 17 October to prepare the final report. “The committee had requested time till 31 October to present the... Read more »

President Sirisena blames racketeers, politicians for destroying environment

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (10) claimed that the environment is being destroyed locally and globally by racketeers and those who have political power. Addressing the Asia-Pacific conference of the Association for Tropical... Read more »

President agrees to Testify before Easter Sunday Committee

President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to meet the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) investigating the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. President has agreed to meet the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) investigating the Easter Sunday... Read more »

Human Rights Watch urges the government to halt execution plans

Global rights organisation Human Rights Watch today urged the government to halt plans to resume executions and restore its de facto 43-year moratorium on the use of the death penalty. President Maithripala... Read more »

Justice Ministry yet to receive presidential order

The Justice Ministry is yet to receive a presidential order to prepare for the execution of four convicts. President Maithripala Sirisena said last week that he ordered the execution of four convicts... Read more »

President explains death penalty decision to UN Secretary-General

President Maithripala Sirisena says no faction should attempt to overturn the decision to reinstate the capital punishment. Speaking during an event in Polonnaruwa President said he contacted the United Nations Secretary General... Read more »

Sri Lanka will benefit if 18A and 19A are abolished – President

President Maithripala Sirisena states that the country will benefit only if the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution are abolished. Addressing an event at the BMICH today (23), the President Maithripala... Read more »