NGOs lenient to drug dealers don't realize extent of danger - President Maithri

In a hard-hitting statement yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena called on NGOs which sympathized with drug dealers to remove their masks and look at the threats the children of our country faced due to drugs. Addressing an event in Mullaitivu to mark the launch of the national drug prevention week, the President said there were politicians and officials who posed as gentlemen but were in fact involved in drug business. He

US Military base in Sri Lanka?

The United States embassy said yesterday there was no truth in reports that the United States intends to establish a military base in Sri Lanka. An embassy spokesman told the Daily Mirror that these reports are categorically false. “While the US-Sri Lanka military partnership has included disaster preparedness and relief, maritime security training, and exercises to enhance interoperability, a base has never been a part of the relationship nor have

Sunil Handunnetti re-appointed COPE Chairman

JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti has been appointed as the Committee on Public Enterprises Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE). The 16 members of the COPE were announced in parliament today. They are; Sunil Handunetti – Chairman Rauff Hakeem Sujeewa Senasinghe (Dr.) Harsha De Silva Ajith P. Perera Wasantha Aluvihare Ranjan Ramanayake Ashok Abeysinghe Anura Priyadarshana Yapa Lakshman Seneviratne Chandrasiri Gajadeera Mahindananda Aluthgamage Dayasiri Jayasekara Raveendra Samaraweera Mavai Senathirajah