The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Tourism Minister John Amaratunga excludes Indian ties to Easter bombings, contradicting Sri Lankan Army chief's claim that terrorists had travelled to Kashmir, Bengaluru and Kerala for training or establishing links.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Former Minister and Pathfinder Foundation Founder Milinda Moragoda proposes Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate the Easter bombings be appointed jointly by the President, Prime Minister and Opposition Leader.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - President requests all presidential candidates to take an oath to eradicate the drug menace and ensure that drug dealers are dealt death sentences.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Tamil Progressive Alliance, part of the alliance led by the United National Party, will decide whether they will support UNP, after the party announces its presidential candidate.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Former Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran says no Tamil with a sense of dignity would vote for SLPP presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Storing paddy inside the buildings at the Mattala Airport had caused damages estimated at around USD 28,239. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Five-member Supreme Court bench to take up President’s request for an apex court determination on holding the Provincial Council election under the previous electoral system.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Attorney General orders Acting IGP to expedite investigations into the killing of former Editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunga and a host of other abductions and disappearance that took place during the war.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UPFA General Secretary appreciates Gotabaya Rajapaksa being nonpartisan candidate while Anuradhapura District MP lambastes SLFPers who recently switched allegiance to the Joint Opposition.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister accuses Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and his brother, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa of acting in their own interest.