Sunday, 24 October 2021

Tag Archives: Maithripala Sirisena

I wasn’t aware of threat, says Sri Lankan President

COLOMBO: President Maithripala Sirisena has said he was not aware of likely bomb attacks in the country, though Sri Lankan security agencies had received prior intelligence, including from India, on the imminent threat. The information received from the State intelligence agencies was not passed on to him by relevant officials, ...

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Sri Lanka to impose death penalty on drug convicts

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will impose the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months after he vowed to free the country from the drug menace by 2020, local media reports said. Sirisena informed the parliament on Wednesday evening that he was determined to impose ...

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Sri Lanka’s re-instated PM vows to develop, strengthen nation

COLOMBO: Leader of Sri Lanka’s United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was re-instated as the Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena after being sacked from the post on Oct. 26, said he would continue his work to develop and strengthen Sri Lanka. In a live televised address to the nation, ...

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Sri Lankan President orders suspension of officials arrested for bribery

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered suspension of a senior official of the Presidential Secretariat and a Chairman of a State corporation on the charges of alleged bribery. The Bribery Commission arrested the President’s Chief of Staff Dr I.H.K. Mahanama and the Chairman of the Timber Corporation P. ...

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Sri Lankan president suspends parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament until next month in a shock move amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government’s prime minister. The official statement said that president had halted parliament’s meetings with effect from  Thursday midnight under article 70 of the constitution. The move, ...

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