20 January 2019
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Better governance helps Foreign Ministry cut costs, improve savings

mangala 234dfThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs has managed to slash costs by Rs. 790 million or 16.6% in the first six months of 2015 ending in June, with a huge chunk of that saving comprising reduced foreign travel by the President.


Dayasiri being undercut by UPFA!

dayasiriUPFA leaders are undercutting north western province chief minister, lawyer Dayasiri Jayasekara, who is contesting the general election from Kurunegala district, say political sources in the district. The reason is the fear that former president Mahinda Rajapaksa will come second in preferential votes votes after Dayasiri.

Back home Jaliya dares to catch him!

jaliyaFomer Sri Lankan ambassador in the US Jaliya Wickramasuriya has returned to Sri Lanka. Despite the exposure of his massive fraud in the purchase of the building which houses the Sri Lankan embassy in the US, the ‘Yaha Paalana’ government has failed at least to obtain a statement from him, leaving alone arresting him.

Gota loyalists deceive defence secretary!

gotaya basnayakeThe state administration, local government and democratic governance ministry on June 26 issued a circular for a salary increase for executive grade public servants. Although this circular is applicable to all executive grade public servants, the defence ministry’s additional secretary S. Hettiarachchi is cunningly planning to prevent approval of this increase for armed forces officers, say ministry sources.

Truth behind the Biswal smear

nisha biswalA report published in the Sunday Times published on the 12th of July asserted that US Assistant Secretary of State, Nisha Biswal had given "tough tuition" to the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, Justice Wigneswaran. Furthermore, it said that Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Rt Hon Hugo Swire dined with him.


Sarath N Silva again steps in to the platforms of the ruffians

sarath n silvaFormer chief justice Sarath N. Silva who misled the entire judiciary again stepped in to the UPFA rally yesterday held at Salgado stadium in Anuradapura. When speaking in the rally the latter said that Maithripala Sirisena has become hostile Sirisena. Read more...

Susil pleads for news that attack on him was not true!

susil premajayanthaSeverely inconvenienced by the article published by us titled ‘Mahinda rebukes nomination board in filth and attacks Susil!’, UPFA general secretary Susil Premajayantha telephoned and pleaded with the owner of a television channel to carry a new that that was false. Read more...

Signs of release of Wele Suda

welesudaEarlier we reported that police reports of alleged suspicious an international drug dealer Wele Suda alias Samantha Kumara who was arrested on has been misplaced. At the same time many revelations made by Wele Suda against politicians during the investigations was misled and undermined.


Extortion gangs use names of PM, Arjuna!

ranil arjunaThe UNP headquarters has received information about a racket to extort money from businessmen on the pretext of funding the general election campaigns of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and port and aviation services minister Arjuna Ranatunga. Read more...

More land to be released in Sri Lanka’s North

land jaffnaThe government is in the process of identifying and releasing more private land from the High Security Zones in the Northern Province, according to a top official of the Defence Ministry.


Corporate report: Sri Lanka - in-year update July 2015

commoneealth officeThe human rights situation in Sri Lanka improved during the first half of 2015, although some concerns remain. Following the election of President Maithripala Sirisena in January and the appointment of a new government, Sri Lanka took a number of positive steps to address human rights and democracy concerns, including establishing new institutions and undertaking legal reforms.


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