Connect with us

News

Overseas travel ban imposed on Keheliya

Published

on

Maligakanda Magistrate Lochana Abeywickrama today (Feb. 01) ordered Minister Keheliya Rambukwella to report to the CID in Colombo at 9.00am tomorrow (Feb. 02) to provide a statement.
The statement was made upon considering the submissions that were made by Deputy Solicitor General Lakmini Girihagama on behalf of the Attorney General when the case filed over the controversial human immunoglobulin procurement was taken up in court.

The Deputy Solicitor General also told the court that one of the reasons provided by Keheliya Rambukwella for failing to make a scheduled appearance at the CID on Wednesday (31), is also false.  She told the court that the Secretary to the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Public Expenditure Management had confirmed in writing that Rambukwella did not attend the meeting at the President’s Office yesterday (31).

Taking these facts into consideration, the Maligakanda Magistrate also imposed an overseas travel ban on the Minister and ordered him to report to the CID at 9.00am tomorrow.

News

Sri Lanka to Host ICC Annual General Meeting, July 19-22

Published

on

By

In a statement, SLC mentioned that the mega cricket conference will bring together over 220 delegates from 108 ICC member countries from across the world, covering regions such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, East Asia Pacific, and Europe.

The pinnacle gathering of cricket administrators and stakeholders from around the globe, the ICC Annual Conference provides the platform for discussions on the strategic direction of the sport, governance, and the development of cricket worldwide, it added.

This year’s conference, themed “Capitalizing on the Olympic Opportunity,’ will discuss topics such as ‘Diversity and Inclusion,’ ‘environmental sustainability and the sport,’ and ‘Cricket’s triumphant return at LA28.

“This is a significant occasion for Sri Lanka, and we wish to warmly welcome the delegates from around the world to our beautiful island. We intend to use this conference to contribute to the future of cricket and showcase the beauty and heritage of our country to the world,” said Mr. Shammi Silva, President, Sri Lanka Cricket.

The annual conference will consist of a series of key meetings, workshops, and networking sessions, and key decisions will be taken for the benefit of the future of the game.

Continue Reading

News

Mervin Backs Wijeyadasa for President

Published

on

By

Former Sri Lankan Minister Mervin Silva is backing Minister (Dr) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and President’s Counsel Maithri Gunaratne, as potential candidates for President.

“This country needs a leader who can take it forward,” Silva asserted.

As election campaigns intensify, he highlighted the tendency of politicians to make extravagant promises. 

Drawing from his experience serving under Mahinda Rajapaksa, Silva recalled the distribution of various items, including material and undergarments, during campaigns. Despite these efforts, Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the election.

Similarly, Silva pointed out that Sajith Premadasa’s massive rallies at Galle Face Green did not secure victory. 

“We need a leader,” Silva emphasized, *”who can uphold law and order, enforce laws effectively, and collaborate with experts.”

In his opinion, Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe stands out as the best candidate for the presidency. Silva also mentioned ongoing discussions with President’s Counsel Maithri Gunaratne.

“Deceitful politicians,” Silva concluded, “must be held accountable and sent home.”

newsfirst.lk

(This story, originally published by newsfirst.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

Continue Reading

News

Electricity tariffs reduced

Published

on

By

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has approved a reduction of electricity tariffs by 22.5 per cent overall, PUCSL chairman Prof. Manjula Fernando said today (July 15).

The tariff revision, which will be effective from midnight today, is as follows :

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2024 Sri Lanka Mirror. All Rights Reserved