The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - TNA Jaffna District MP S. Sritharan alleges he was harassed by army, police and Terrorist Investigation Division personnel, who ransacked his residence in search of explosives, while he was attending parliament.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Three parallel governments in the form of different factions partial to the President, Prime Minister and now the Speaker has created chaos, says UPFA MP Dayasiri Jayasekera.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka Police Department gets social media savvy with the launch of Twitter account and Facebook page.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN)- Government has allocated more than USD 5.6 million for the payment of EPF and ETF arrears owed to estate sector workers by Chandrika Kumaratunga and Mahinda Rajapaksa Governments, says Public Enterprise Lakshman Kiriella.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister urges UNF leaders to finalise the draft of the constitution of the proposed Democratic National Front before signing of the agreements between allied parties and nominating its candidate for the presidential polls.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - Stressing that the country needed a new Constitution in keeping with the times, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Jaffna on Friday, that the United National Party (UNP), Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) wanted the Executive Presidency abolished, while only a section of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) was opposed to it.

COLOMBO (The Island /ANN ) -The United States government said yesterday, that it would not tell Sri Lanka who should be given positions in the public service, but its concern expressed with regard to the appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva as commander of the Army, was due to allegations of gross human rights violations against him.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - TNA leader R. Sampanthan informs visiting Japanese peace envoy Yasushi Akashi of government's failure to fulfill promises made to the Tamil community.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Cabinet Minister of Lands and Parliament Affairs dodges question on the purchase of vehicles for the use of Ministers since Yahapalana regime came to power.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - SriLankan Airlines, COPE Chairman says the national carrier SriLankan had become a drain on the economy, with losses amounting to US$ 115.77 million, paid as compensation for terminating an airbus deal.