The Cabinet of Ministers yesterday decided to entrust President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga with the task of holding discussions and arriving at a final decision on dissolution of Parliament on April 23.
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe during his recent visit to the United Kingdom has held negotiations with the Serious Fraud Office in London to seek assistance in tracing hidden assets in the UK, belonging to Sri Lankan politicians.
Ex-senior Sea Tiger cadre Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy (41), who was taken into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Monday (2) has been granted French permanent resident status.
The Tamil community is confident that a National Government to be formed after the next Parliamentary Election will resolve the ethnic issue within two years, TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said. Addressing the media yesterday in Colombo, the MP said that President Maithripala Sirisena during his Presidential Election campaign had promised to resolve the ethnic issue within two years under a National Government.
Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, claims the Australian government’s silence on alleged human rights abuses was the price it paid to secure co-operation from the former Rajapaksa government on stopping asylum-seeker boats.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has defended his government’s decision to withdraw licence approval and millions of dollars in tax breaks for James Packer’s now-scrapped $450 million Colombo Crown casino project, saying there was “nothing in it” for the country.