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Prez - PM showdown at Cabinet

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are reported to have had a showdown at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting over the proposal to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port as an Indian investment.

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Nothing certain about PC polls: EC

Even after Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe submits the delimitation review report to President Maithripala Sirisena by October 28, PC polls cannot be held until amendments if any are approved by Parliament, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday.

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Clash at Facebook party: 36 arrested

The Ratnapura Police had arrested 24 males and 12 females at a party organised through Facebook at a hotel in Durekkanda, Ratnapura early last morning. The arrests were based on reports received that they had been involved in a clash with residents of the area, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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Govt. should guard against policy backsliding: IPS

Warns tougher times ahead as SL heads towards higher debt repayments and elections in 2019
Insists best way forward is to remain focused on promoting exports and investments
Cautions of possible “sharp drop” in currency as CB has limited reserve roomto defend rupee
Growth likely to continue around 4%, inflationary pressures show signs of rising
Imperative to retain investor confidence through strong macroeconomic fundamentals
Fiscally-sustainable regime essential for consistent polices and growth

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DIG Nalaka summoned to CID today

DIG Kaushal Nalaka de Silva who was in charge of the Terrorism Investigations Department( TID) has been summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today obtain a statement regarding an alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, CID sources said.

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