Sri Lanka to fight money laundering, terrorist financing

Sri Lankan prliamentary panel for legal action against former Central Bank Governor in bond scam

Colombo, Oct 28 (NIA) - A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee on Friday, recommended legal action against the former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and other officials for being involved in controversial bond deals. Sunil Handunetti, Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), presenting the COPE report to parliament said that evidence brought before the committee had indicated that Mahendran...

Sri Lankan PM calls for stronger ties among Commonwealth nations after Brexit

Sri Lanka to receive sufficient funds to pay off debts, says PM

Colombo, Oct 27 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday said that his government plans to receive sufficient funds to pay off debts caused from white elephant projects constructed by the previous government, so that future generations would not have to pay these debts. "Most of us thought that our next generations would have to pay the debts incurred...

Sri Lanka’s Police Minister assures thorough probe on killings of youth in north, then walks out

Sri Lanka’s Police Minister assures thorough probe on killings of youth in north, then walks out

Colombo, Oct 26 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Law and Order Minister, Sagala Ratnayake, on Wednesday reiterated that the government would hold a thorough and transparent probe into the killings of two youth in the former war torn north last week. Addressing a media briefing, Ratnayaka said that the government "was extremely sorry" over the killings of the students and assured...

Northern Province Chief Minister calls for calm as North Sri Lanka observes total hartal over killing of students by police

Northern Province Chief Minister calls for calm as North Sri Lanka observes total hartal over killing of students by police

Colombo, October 25 (The New Indian Express): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has appealed to the people of the province, especially the youth, to be calm as they mourn the killing of two university students by the police. In a statement released from London, the Chief Minister said that while conveying his condolences to the...

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