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Airbus deal deserves special attention – TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says it has alerted the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into Allegations of Large Scale Fraud and Malpractice in SriLankan Airlines to alleged corruption surrounding the controversial procurement of Airbus A350 aircraft by the national carrier. The German publication Der Spiegel has on repeated occasions flagged the allegations of bribery and Read More

President Sirisena says that RAW is plotting his assassination

In a move that might seriously impair Indo-Lanka relations, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday accused India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of plotting his assassination. Sirisena, who was speaking at the weekly Cabinet meeting, told Ministers that the Indian intelligence agency was “trying to kill” him, but that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi may Read More

Ranil to meet Modi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Delhi later this week and meet his indian counterpart Narendra Modi to discuss bilateral matters. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, according to his office, will take part in high-level meetings, including with Modi, on October 19 and 20. The visit is seen as significant from both sides, sources said. New Read More

JO books 15 rooms at 7 star Shangri-la for protest

The Joint Opposition’s dream of toppling of the Government came crashing down with the failure of their ‘Janabalaya Kolambata’ protest rally, Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardana said. The Joint Opposition (JO) had booked 15 rooms at the Shangri – La Hotel near the Galle Face green for the occasion, the Minister noted. “In addition Read More

Ravi to get cabinet post

Final agreement has been reached to give a cabinet portfolio to UNP Assistant Leader and Colombo District MP Ravi Karunanayake. MP Karunanayake has informed the party’s politburo that President Maithripala Sirisena conveyed to him that the latter had no opposition in granting a cabinet position to him, party sources said. MP Karunanayake informed of the Read More

Graft case filed against Gota

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, brother of Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was among eight persons against whom the a graft commission filed a corruption case on Wednesday for causing a loss of nearly $75 million.

Two Lankan students at CERN Summer Programme

For the first time, two Sri Lankan undergraduate students participated in the 2016 Summer Student Programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the most prominent particle physics research institute in the world.