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Presidential-aspirant Gota gets going on Vision 2030

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is widely speculated to be a 2019 presidential candidate, yesterday unveiled his vision 2030 for Sri Lanka, promising to transform the economy with futuristic policies and measures but more importantly with the right people and execution.

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SLFP to be reformed

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will go for reforms after making changes to the positions of General Secretaries of the SLFP and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), former SLFP State Minister of Lands T.B. Ekanayake said.

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Sugandhika Fernando challenges BASL

Attorney-at-Law Sugandhika Fernando said yesterday (1) that she had documentary evidence and eyewitnesses to prove the recent allegations that she had made regarding the misconduct of certain lawyers and judicial malpractices.

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CCD puts off Mirissa demolitions

Whilst acknowledging political pressure to halt the demolition of illegal structures along the Mirissa coastline, the Coast Conservation Department (CCD) announced that they will be continuing with the demolition after solving certain legal complications that had arisen in relation to the removal of such structures in the area.

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ETI Finance depositors to be paid from 5 June: CB

10% of deposit liabilities worth Rs. 3.35 b and accrued interests of Rs. 1.4 b to be paid under phase one
Central Bank confirms $ 32 m received out of $ 75 m deal with buyers of ETI assets
The Central Bank said yesterday that depositors of troubled ETI Finance Ltd. (ETIFL) would be paid in a phased-out manner starting from 5 June 2018.

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Johann, Arjuna appointed to SriLankan Airlines Board

Top professionals Johann Wijesinghe and Prof. Arjuna de Silva have been appointed to the SriLankan Airlines Board of Directors.
The duo will make up the new seven-member SriLankan board headed by former senior banker Ranjith Fernando tasked with restructuring the national carrier. Other members of the Board are Mano Tittawella, Susantha Katugampala, Dr. Roshan Perera and Kapila Jayampathi.

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Special communique by the Finance and Media Minister,Hon. Mangala Samaraweera

Former President and Kurunegala District MP, Mahindra Rajapaksa who is responsible for ruining this country by allowing his family relatives and cronies to plunder the country’s economy and, his siblings, former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who unleashed terror through the white van culture that isolated the country internationally now seem to be engaged in an untiring effort to throw the country again into “Vipath Maga”, the destructive path.

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FIVE DEAD IN ADVERSE WEATHER

Five people were reported dead due to adverse weather conditions with the Meteorology Department predicting landslides and floods if the heavy rains persist in the country in the next few days.

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JO to take up Rajitha’s comments

The Joint Opposition (JO is to take up the matter, in Parliament tomorrow (22), pertaining to comments made by Cabinet Spokesman Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, on the Remembrance Day celebrations in the Northern Province.

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