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April 25, 2015 [GMT]
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Bribery complaint filed against former Sri Lankan President over misappropriating tsunami funds
[Friday 2015-04-24 19:00]

Deputy Social Services Minister in Sri Lanka, Ranjan Ramanayake today lodged a complaint against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. The complaint has charged that Rajapaksa was responsible for the misappropriation of Rs. 82 billion from tsunami funds in 2005.



Hold general election after 19A: Sobitha Thera
[Friday 2015-04-24 19:00]

National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Leader Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera said today parliament should be dissolved and the general election held after enacting the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. He said what they wanted was not to bring any political party to power but to abolish the executive presidency through the required amendments to the Constitution.



MR visits Basil at CNH
[Friday 2015-04-24 19:00]

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the Rajapaksas were not thieves and said they had taken only political decisions. He expressed these views when he visited his brother Basil who was transferred to Colombo National Hospital (CNH) from the Prisons Hospital to which he was admitted soon after the Kaduwela Magistrate ordered that he and two others be remanded till May 5.



Sri Lanka is happier in 2015 - World Happiness Report
[Friday 2015-04-24 19:00]

Sri Lanka has become happier this year according to the 2015 World Happiness Report released Thursday. The third annual World Happiness Report, which seeks to quantify happiness as a means of influencing governmental policy, ranked Sri Lanka at 132nd position with 4.271 points, 5 notches above the 137th place it got in the second edition of the report published in 2013.



Dullas apologises for using wrong flag
[Friday 2015-04-24 19:00]

UPFA MP Dullas Alahapperuma today apologised for using a lion’s flag without the two coloured strips -- reprsenting the minorities at the protest held outside the Bribery Commission yesterday.Several organisations and political parties including the Pivithuru Hela Urumya participated at yesterday’s protest outside the commission over the Commission summoning former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.



MS-MR meeting cancelled
[Friday 2015-04-24 19:00]

A meeting scheduled between President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been cancelled because of Mr. Rajapaksa’s busy schedule, UPFA MP Kumara Welgama told a news conference held in parliament. Mr. Welgama, who had facilitated the meeting, said the President had agreed to meet the ex-president tomorrow at 7.00 p.m. but Mr. Rajapaksa has a busy schedule for tomorrow.



TNA Introduces Bill to Ban Bottom Trawling in Lankan Waters
[Thursday 2015-04-23 18:00]

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, M.A.Sumanthiran, has introduced a bill in the Sri Lankan parliament to ban bottom trawling in Lankan waters, irrespective of the nationality of the fishing vessel. If passed, the bill will particularly hit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fishermen as these are the biggest offenders as far as bottom trawling in Lankan waters is concerned.



Basil at National Hospital
[Thursday 2015-04-23 18:00]

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was admitted to the Out Patient Department (OPD) of the Colombo National Hospital a short while ago, hospital sources said. Mr. Rajapaksa had earlier requested the authorities that he be transferred from the Prisons Hospital to a Merchant Ward at the CNH. Accordingly, he was admitted to the Number 15 Merchant Ward of the Hospital through the Out Patient Department (OPD), the National Hospital sources said.



Gota goes to bribery commission Top News
[Thursday 2015-04-23 18:00]

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa visited the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption as a result of summons issued on him.Rajapaksa’s lawyers said that when he met the Commission he had sought a new date to make a statement over the allegations raised against him. Speaking to his supporters outside the Commission, Rajapaksa denied being involved corruption.



Polls after 19 and 20As: Rajitha
[Thursday 2015-04-23 18:00]

The Cabinet gave the nod for the electoral reforms that would elect 238 members at the forthcoming Parliamentary polls, with an increase of 13 members to the current 225 member Parliament, Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today.



Don’t risk Gota’s life: BBS
[Thursday 2015-04-23 18:00]

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) said today it would urge the government not to harm former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa because he was a conscientious government servant who risked his life to bring peace to the country. BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said they were not supporting any politician but said the government should not risk Mr. Rajapaksa’s life.



Sri Lanka ex-President Rajapaksa says betrayed by tea taster, security chief
[Thursday 2015-04-23 18:00]

Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday accused the new government of spying on his family and said his own security chief and even his food taster had betrayed him. Rajapaksa said his security unit headed by Senior DIG S. M. Wickramasinghe had been passing on information about his activities to political opponents in the run up to the January 8 election that he lost. "The PSD and the head of the PSD has been (figuratively) cutting my neck (bella kapuwa)," Rajapakse said in an interview with the French news agency AFP today.



Basil Rajapaksa Arrested Top News
[Wednesday 2015-04-22 20:00]

Financial Crimes Investigations Division arrested Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa a short while ago, Police sources said. He is due to be be produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate. Meanwhile former Secretary to the Economic Development Ministry Dr. Nihal Jayatilaka and former Director of Divi Naguma Project Kingsley Ranawaka were also arrested this evening.



President briefs three diplomats Top News
[Wednesday 2015-04-22 19:00]

President Maithripala Sirisena briefed western diplomats today on what the Government has achieved during the 100 days it was in power. The President’s office said that during the meeting, the Ambassadors of the United States, United Kingdom and Germany extended their fullest support to President Sirisena’s policies to strengthen democracy and eliminate bribery and corruption.



Sri Lanka needs early elections for stability, witch hunt against family: Mahinda Rajapaksa
[Wednesday 2015-04-22 19:00]

Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapakse Wednesday accused the new government of pursuing a witch-hunt against his family as he and his brother prepared to be interrogated by anti-corruption investigators. The 69-year-old, who lost a presidential election in January, accused his successor Maithripala Sirisena of trying to intimidate him by portraying his decade in power as riddled with corruption.



Maithri to make a key statement
[Wednesday 2015-04-22 19:00]

President Maithripala Sirisena is to make a special statement tomorrow night using the electronic media, the President’s media division said. The special statement is to be recorded and handed over to radio and television stations to air at 9 PM tomorrow



DNA tests conducted on suspects of Sri Lankan Tamil MP's murder Top News
[Wednesday 2015-04-22 19:00]

Sri Lanka police have sent blood samples of the suspects connected to the murder of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Nadarajah Raviraj for DNA testing.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police told the Colombo Additional Magistrate Nirosha Fernando, that the suspects' blood samples have been sent to the Genetec Laboratory for DNA testing.



National organisations decry dismantling of military infrastructure from vital points in North and East
[Wednesday 2015-04-22 19:00]

Federation of National Organisations (FNO) yesterday warned that the present government by dismantling military bases in the Northern and Eastern Provinces was betraying the national security as the 2002 – 2004 Ranil Wickremesinghe government did under the controversial Ceasefire Agreement hatched by the Norwegians.



Sri Lanka parliament postpones debate on 19th Amendment to Constitution Top News
[Tuesday 2015-04-21 19:00]

Following the disruptions of parliamentary proceedings this morning, the Sri Lankan parliament has been adjourned until April 27th and accordingly, the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that was to begin today, too has been postponed. The decision to postpone the debate has been arrived following an emergency Party Leaders meeting held with the President.



Basil Rajapaksa Returns To Sri Lanka Top News
[Tuesday 2015-04-21 19:00]

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport. He arrived on board Flight EK 348 from Dubai, which landed at 1.45pm.A large crowd including some politicians gathered outside the airport to welcome the former minister. Basil Rajapaksa left the country on the early hours of January 11, days after the defeat of his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 2015 Presidential Election.


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