Chandran Rutnam’s much talked about film starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Alston Koch ‘According to Matthew’ will begin screening at MC Colombo, Empire Arcade, Liberty Lite Colpetty, City cinema Mt. Lavinia (4.15), Colombo City Centre, Savoy 3D,
President Maithripala Sirisena has asked that all former MPs, State Ministers and Deputy Ministers return their vehicles and public property to the relevant Ministry Secretary to avoid having legal action taken against them under the Election law.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who officially obtained the Membership of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna on 11 November, is expected to contest next year’s Parliamentary General Election, which is slated for 5 January of 2019, from the Kurunegala District, informed political sources said.
A cross section of political leaders and lawyers interviewed by the Daily News said they were eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s verdict on the dissolution of Parliament. Representatives of all parties said they would abide by the Court’s decision. Most expressed the opinion that people have now been given an opportunity to elect a Government of their choice on January 5. Excerpts from the interviews:
All three Members of the Independent Election Commission of Sri Lanka (IECSL) were of the view that President Maithripala Sirisena’s proclamation, dissolving the Parliament, was unconstitutional and illegal, IECSL Member, Professor Ratnajeevan H. Hoole said yesterday (12), through a Fundamental Rights (FR) Petition, filed in the Supreme Court, seeking the abolishment of the President’s decision to sack the Parliament and call a snap election on 5 January 2019.
Sri Lanka have one point from the washed-out fixture against England, while South Africa are starting their campaign in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 – if rain permits. It’s all to play for in Gros Islet, if the rain relents.
Creating aviation history, Sri Lanka’s first privately owned airline, Peace Air is scheduled to be airborne from February 14 (Independence Day), Chairman Peace Air Pvt Ltd, Gamini H. Wethasinghe told ‘Daily News Business’.
Amidst gloomy politics in the country, the premier blue chip John Keells Holdings (JKH) yesterday brightened the investor community outlook with a Rs. 11.1 billion share buyback move.
Reuters: The Sri Lankan rupee fell to a record low on Monday, as political uncertainty triggered by President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to sack Parliament weighed on sentiment, in line with bonds, market sources said.
Aswin de Silva has resigned from the post of Chairman of the state-owned National Savings Bank (NSB) on Monday,Mr de Silva confirmed .