UPFA Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa today asked how the Hambantota Port, which was branded as a ‘white elephant’ by the United National Party (UNP) when in the Opposition, had now become a paying concern good enough to be sold to a private company.
UNP parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman said today there was suspicion whether some SLFP ministers with the connivance of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa were conspiring against the Government.
Nearly 800 kilograms of cocaine was detected on board a vessel docked in the Colombo Harbour. Sources said the ship was bound to India from Ecuador via Colombo.
South Korea’s Parliament today voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, an aloof conservative who took a hard line against North Korea and rose to power with strong support from those who revered her father, the military dictator Park Chung-hee, the New York Times reported.
President Maithripala Sirisena today cancelled Gazette No: 851 issued by English Governor Robert Brownrigg in January 10, 1818 listing 19 Kandyan leaders including Keppetipola Disawe as traitors.
Prison Reforms, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan has called for an explanation from the prisons authorities regarding MP Hirunika Premachandra’s allegations that former MP Duminda Silva, who is on death row had been provided with special facilities.