Colombo, President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a 10-member commission to restructure the national SriLankan Airlines after it recorded a loss of nearly $105 million for the financial year of 2017-2018, the media reported on Tuesday. The committee will be headed by State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, Xinhua news agency[Read More…]
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Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap parliamentary election. The President said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections would be called[Read More…]
It has been rare in the Sri Lankan political history that a Prime Minister who enjoys majority support in the Parliament has been sacked by the President.
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena granted amnesty to 432 prisoners on Sunday in view of Vesak festival celebrated by the Buddhists in the country, a spokesman here said on Sunday. Department of Prisons Spokesman Thusara Upuldeniya told Xinhua news agency the President granted amnesty for the prisoners convicted of minor[Read More…]
Ending speculations, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena made it clear the Prime Minister Narendra Modi would only attend the UN ‘Vesak Day’ celebrations and no mutual agreements will be signed during his visit to Sri Lanka in the coming week. President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday said addressing a gathering at[Read More…]