US Army’s Pacific Region head, General Robert Brown and his delegation currently in Sri Lanka met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday. Acting US Ambassador Robert Hilton, US Embassy Political Affairs Officer Joanna Princhett, Army Commander Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake and PM’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake were present.
A key witness in the controversial RADA case yesterday told the Colombo High Court that they were asked to move out of the Mavil Aru area by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa since they were negotiating with Emil Kanthan, the LTTEer.
SriLankan Airlines incurred total losses of over Rs. 90 billion during former CEO Kapila Chandrasena’s four-year tenure, a top official of the National carrier told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into allegations of fraud and misconduct in SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering, and Mihin Lanka on Monday.
Senior State Counsel (SSC) Lakmini Girihagama yesterday (24), informed Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate Lochana Abeywickrema that two officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has taken wing to Melbourne, Australia with the intention of recording a statement from Journalist Keith Noyahr over the case where the latter was alleged to have been abducted and assaulted.
Trump's claim that Moscow would favor Democrats in the November 6 congressional contests — when the entire 435-member House of Representatives and a third of the Senate is up for election — is at odds with the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win the White House.
Survivors of the wildfires that have killed at least 74 people in Greece have described how they were forced into the sea by a blaze that "struck like a flamethrower".