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Friday June 18th, 2021
Corruption

Sri Lanka opposition SJB rejects controversial move to purchase SUVs at taxpayer expense

Premadasa urged the government to use the funds to vaccinate the public against COVID-19

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COPE orders investigation into dodgy Ilmenite sale

The COPE committee has ordered an investigation into how Lanka Mineral Sands Ltd sold 85,000 metric tons of Ilmenite for a third-placed...

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Impose excess profit tax to recover sugar scam losses, UNP urges govt

Sri Lanka must immediately impose an excess profit tax to recover the Rs 15.9 billion loss in tax revenue from the alleged ‘sugar scam’, the Unite...

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Ranil’s former Secretary files FR petition against Political Victimisation Commission

The Former Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake has filed a Fundamental Rights Petition in the Supreme Court seeking a stay order against t...

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JVP files FR petition against sugar scam

The opposition Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court today seeking legal action against those respo...

Sugar scam costs Sri Lanka Rs 15.9 billion in tax revenue: Finance Ministry

The so called Sugar Scam allegedly carried out by well-connected importers has cost the Sri Lankan state Rs. 15.9 billion in tax revenue, the Ministry...

CID probing ten charges against former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen – AG’s Dept

The Fort Magistrate has remanded former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and six others who had allegedly helped him to avoid ...

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Dappula faults CID for not nabbing Bathiudeen – AG’s Spokeswoman

The Attorney General Dappula de Livera has upbraided the Criminal Investigation Department over Police actions over the ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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MR says PM’s and President’s offices will be audited after 20A but Auditors’ Union disagrees

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is saying that the offices of the President and the Prime Minister will continue to be ...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Bribery Commission files charges against Ravi K and Aloysius

The Bribery Commission has filed charges against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake for allegedly accepting an ap...

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Anura Kumara wants Central Bank actions between 2008 and 2015 probed

Leader of the National Peoples’ Power alliance (NPP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake is asking the government to provide a se...

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Sri Lanka President promises a Constitution with “One country, one law for all people”

• Sweeping changes to the country’s Constitution that will ensure a stable Parliament • Priority will be given...

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Committee to probe irregularities, misconduct in state banks during the past regime

The Cabinet has appointed a committee to investigate alleged irregularities, unproductive initiatives and misconduct in ...

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New Justice Minister Ali Sabry promising court reforms to reduce delays

Newly minted Justice Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry is promising major reforms in the Courts system because he has seen the ...

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Missing Monk claiming National List Parliamentary seat tells a harrowing tale in Youtube Video

The Buddhist Monk holding the key to the single Parliamentary seat won by the Monks-led Our People’s Power Party (OPPP...

Arjuna Ranawana

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At least 14 new Cabinet Ministers have corruption charges levelled against them - Opposition

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya is not against the appointment of Mohamed Ali Sabry as Justice Minister because he is a Musli...

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Intelligence officers helped trap wanted Negombo Prison Chief Sampayo - Police

Sri Lanka’s State Intelligence Service is assisting police battle organized crime and drug cartels, a Senior Police of...

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Probe finds misappropriation of funds in the Central Cultural Fund – Prime Minister’s office

A three-member committee that probed alleged misappropriation from the Central Cultural Fund has found that the fund had...

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Customs to destroy all confiscated illegally imported Tobacco Leaves – Cabinet Spokesman

Customs will destroy stocks of illegally imported tobacco leaves which are confiscated the Cabinet has decided Co-Cabine...

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Government doctors threaten to strike if demands are not met by July 16

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is warning that unless the government moves swiftly to clear burea...

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No truth to Aluthgamage's Cricket World Cup Match-fixing allegation - Police

The probe into whether the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed so that Sri Lanka would lose launched by the Special I...

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Watchdogs call for a clean poll but expect the Media to fight dirty like last year

The Presidential Election of 2019 was the poll where Social Media played a major role and widespread unethical conduct w...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Aluthgamage's World Cup match fixing allegation has stirred a Hornet’s nest

Pohottuwa politico Mahindananda Aluthgamage is firing off controversial statements in rapid succession these days to hel...

Arjuna Ranawana

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“No questions asked” – COVID-19 money laundering risks emerge: TISL

Sri Lanka’s new “no questions asked” policy on deposits of foreign currency should be consistent with the country...

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Parliamentary committee calls for Police probe into corruption at Sri Lanka Cricket

The Parliamentary Committee On Public Enterprises, chaired by MP Sunil Handunnetti, is recommending that a complaint be ...

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A refund from Airbus is possible: TISL chief Obeyesekere

Sri Lanka’s best option is to use the dispute resolution mechanisms provided by the Organisation for Economic Cooperat...

Tania Madies

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