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Easter Sunday bombings : Maithri arrives at CID to give statement (update)

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Former President Maithripala Sirisena has arrived at CID to make a statement regarding his claim that he was aware of the persons responsible for the Easter Sunday attack.


Former President Sirisena Summoned by CID

Former President Maithripala Sirisena has been notified to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today (25) to be questioned about an alleged statement he made in Kandy regarding the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

Former President and Member of Parliament Maithripala Sirisena had allegedly claimed in Kandy that he was “well aware” of the true perpetrators behind the Easter Sunday attacks.

The CID is also slated to report the facts to the Court while producing the audio tapes and video tapes related to the above statement allegedly made by the former President.

Public Security Minister Tiran Alles had also ordered Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Tennakoon to conduct an immediate investigation regarding this statement made by former President Sirisena, on March 22. SJB Member of Parliament Kavinda Jayawardena and several civil society organizations had lodged complaints with the CID on Saturday urging an investigation into the comments made by the former President.

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Sri Lanka Mirror wishes everyone a happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year!

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The 2024 Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned at 09.05 pm last night (April 13).

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ extends heartfelt New Year greetings to all our readers. May this upcoming year be filled with boundless happiness, prosperity, and success for each and everyone of you.

–  Sri Lanka Mirror team

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Derailed train causes delays on coastal line

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A train has derailed at the Kalutara South railway station on Saturday morning (13).

Trains operating on the Coastal Line are thus experiencing delays, Sri Lanka Railways said.

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Kristalina Georgieva to head IMF for a 2nd term

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024.

The appointment comes ahead of the start of the fund’s spring meetings in Washington next week.

Georgieva, who has been in the role since the autumn of 2019, was the sole candidate for the position. However, it was only after European leaders signalled that they would endorse her last month that her candidacy was assured.

In a statement, the coordinators of the Executive Board, Mr. Afonso S. Bevilaqua and Mr. Abdullah F. BinZarah has said, “Looking ahead, the Board welcomes Ms. Georgieva’s ongoing emphasis on issues of macroeconomic and financial stability, while also ensuring that the Fund continues to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of its entire membership. It recognizes her focus on strengthening the Fund’s support to its members through effective policy advice, capacity development and financing. The Board looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Managing Director.”

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board, representing our 190 members, and honored to continue to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second five-year term,” Ms. Georgieva has said.

The Bulgarian national has served as Managing Director since October 1, 2019. The Managing Director is the chief of the IMF’s operating staff and Chair of the Executive Board. The Managing Director is assisted by four Deputy Managing Directors in overseeing the Fund’s operations, which serve its membership through about 3,100 staff.

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