The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UNP Deputy Leader and Presidential hopeful, Minister Sajith Premadasa writes to UNP leader. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe asking him to pick the party’s presidential candidate soon.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The ruling  United National Party (UNP) Presidential candidate would be selected by the Working Committee (WC) and named after a date for the election was announced, senior party sources said, yesterday.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Centre for Environmental Justice accuse Minister Rishad Bathiudeen of attempt to grab a five-acre land, declared as a Ramsar site.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The legal dossier of Sri Lanka’s request for the extradition of former Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran, in connection with the bond scams, handed over to representatives of the Singapore Government.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - USD 11 million paid by the Sri Lankan government in 2012 to ALIT, China for the construction of the Lotus Tower disappears from the books, informs the President at the opening of the Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest tower.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Prime Minister said that the decision to relocate the Ministry of Agriculture had been taken under different circumstances

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer warns Sri Lankan living standards can drop by five to seven per cent due to climate-related vulnerabilities.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Buddhist monks of the three Nikayas requests Prime Minister, UNP leader Wickremesinghe to nominate Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as the UNP’s Presidential candidate.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter bombings to question President on why he mismanaged the affairs of National Security Council and ignored intelligence warnings of impending attack.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister says India and Sri Lanka share an umbilical link and that one cannot survive without the help of the other.