The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Police record statement from Minister Mahinda Aluthgamage regarding alleged assassination plot by UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, exposed in a leaked audio clip of a phone conversation between the MP and former PM.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Foreign Relations Minister conveys Sri Lanka’s appreciation for the development partnership extended by the United States, during discussions with US Principal Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador Alice Wells.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Transparency International Sri Lanka urges Speaker to disclose forensic audits on the Central Bank bond scams, to the public. The Attorney General recently advised the Speaker against releasing the report to the parliament.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe announces he, Karu Jayasuriya and Sajith Premadasa would sort out leadership issue next week. Fifty one MPs back Premadasa at informal vote.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Attorney General directs the Colombo Crime Division to get statements from ex-High Court judge Padmini Ranawaka and serving Magistrates, Gihan Pilapitiya and Dhammika Hemapala over leaked phone conversations with UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Australian government spends over US$4.5 million in its attempt to deport Sri Lankan Tamil family, famous as the 'Biloela family', on Christmas island, who spent years in the Queensland town of Biloela before being taken into immigration detention.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The 61-year-old singer checked into a stunning resort, last December (2019), for an eight-day stay, splashing out US$32,000 for the week, while seeing in the New Year on holiday with her loved ones.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Narendra Modi in February, close on the heels of visits by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi vows to help Sri Lanka become economically independent by further strengthening already strong bilateral relations.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Human Rights Watch says human rights in Sri Lanka is in serious jeopardy following Gotabaya Rajapaksa's election as President, pointing out that both  he and his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa were implicated in numerous human rights violations.