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It is reported that Champika Ranawaka, a Member of Parliament for the Samagi Janabalawegaya and the Leader of the 43 Division is preparing to leave Sajaben and become an Independent Member of Parliament when Parliament convenes next week.

It is said that the reason for this is the alleged deal between Sajaba leader Sajith Premadasa and Basil Rajapaksa. However, political sources say that Champika is planning to become an independent parliamentarian and support Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Reminiscent of the Sambuddha Trinity
Today is Vesak Poya Day


When the Supreme Buddha Deepankara ascended to Rambagam, the great Bodhisattva, who had attained the Eightfold Path, turned the unfinished road into a pole and offered flowers to the Buddha. The Venerable Sumedha Thapa, who directed the prophecies, predicted that he would attain enlightenment in the name of Gautama in the future and gave the first definite commentary on the full moon day of Vesak. The Bodhisattvas who completed the Dasaparami Dhammas became pregnant in the womb of Goddess Mahamaya, the Agabisawa of King Suddhodana when he ruled the city of Kapilavastu in Dambadiva. Ten months later, the Bodhisattva was born in the Lumbini Sal Garden on the full moon day of Vesak.

At the age of sixteen, he took up marriage with a princess named Yashodhara. At the age of twenty-nine, he saw the four omens and left the laity at midnight on Esala Poya, the birthday of Prince Rahula. Thaus disguised himself and left to attain Nirvana. After six years of hard work and hard work, he later realized its futility. Afterward, they avoided it and practiced the practice of meditation from the beginning of the Asatru Bo in Gaya. In order to express the great bliss of Nirvana, the great bliss of Nirvana, the great bliss of Nirvana, the bliss of Nirvana, the bliss of Nirvana, the bliss of Nirvana, the bliss of Nirvana, the bliss of Nirvana, the bliss of Nirvana, the bliss of Nirvana, the bliss of Nirvana

The good news about Ranjan
UNP plans to release him

UNP Deputy Leader Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that discussions are underway to release Ranjan Ramanayake who is in jail.

He stated this at a media briefing held at the Sirikotha party headquarters.


Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the health officials to pay special attention to those who are above the age of 60 and are suffering from chronic non-communicable diseases.

Presidential Media Division (PMD) said according to the investigations conducted into the deaths reported during the last few days, it has been revealed that the majority was from the Western Province.

“It has been identified that a higher percentage of this group was those who are above the age of 60, suffer from non-communicable diseases, and have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Therefore, the President emphasized the need to formulate a special mechanism by paying special attention to those who are above the age of 60 and are suffering from chronic non-communicable diseases,” it said.


State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics, and COVID-19 Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle has decided to cancel her son's wedding reception which was scheduled to be held at a five-star hotel in Colombo this evening, family sources said.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday issued warrants for the arrests of former MP Ravi Karunanayake, Arjuna Mahendran, Arjun Aloysius and seven others in connection with the Central Bank bond scam. 

He said the arrest warrants were issued under Section 139 (3) and 139 (1) (a) of the Criminal Procedure Code. 

At least four students were injured when a van participating in a Big Match vehicle parade skidded off the road in Matara this morning, police said. 

Former Sri Lanka Cricket captian Tillekaratne Dilshan said he would contest the forthcoming general election from the Galle District with a new approach and wish the support of all irrespective of any religious and racial differences.

He said this to the media at Bentota to make the people aware of his intention to contest the election.

“I am now 43. I honour the leader who endeavoured from 2005 to 2015 to end the war. Under his leadership there was a progress towards economic development but unfortunately we witnessed a backward trend from 2015. Considering his capabilities I decided to support Gotabaya Rajapaksa," he said

He Attorney General today directed the acting IGP to obtain warrants for the arrest of several people including former minister Ravi Karunanayaka, former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius, PTL CEO Kasun Palisena and former Public Debt Department (PDD) Director Sarathchandra in connection with the Central Bank bond scam.

The second interim report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe Easter Sunday attacks was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (02).

The first interim report was handed over on December 20th, 2020.

The Commission was appointed by the former President Maithripala Sirisena on September 22nd, 2019 to investigate the series of attacks that took place on Easter Sunday same year and to recommend necessary actions.

A number of protesting groups from state institutions daily hold agitation campaigns in front of the Presidential Secretariat and as a result, the staff has to devote more time to these agitators than performing their duties, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

He said the relevant ministries should be held responsible for these demonstrations.

President Rajapaksa said this at a function held at the Parliament yesterday to present awards to government bodies with high performance.

He further said Parliament has full control over public funds and the media report cases regarding financial mismanagement found in certain government institutions.

“The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) has an important role to play in revealing whether state assets are safeguarded against frauds occurring in excess of the expenditure approved by the Parliament,” he said.

Former Deputy Minister and LTTE's special commander for Ampara and Batticaloa Districts Vinaygamurthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman said on Saturday that it was he who persuaded President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa not to go ahead with the carving out of an Urban Council for the Sainthamaruthu region.

During a discussion held at the Karaithivu Vipulananda Cultural Centre in Ampara, he said that the Gazette notification on the institution of Sainthamaruthu Urban Council was issued on February 14, while a demand by Tamils to upgrade the Kalmunai North Divisional Secretariat had been ignored for the past 30 years.

A brave Yazidi woman has told the shocking story of her captivity as a sex slave and her escape from ISIS jihadists.

Farida Abbas Khalaf, 22, was captured by Islamic State soldiers and abused for four months as a sex slave.


A series of Investment Promotion events organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan concluded earlier this month. The events included a business forum in Osaka, Kansai, on 5th November supported by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries and around sixty (60) Kansai based companies attended the event.

These promotional events held were co-organized by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo under the Economic Diplomacy Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President Maithripala Sirisena has called an all-party conference with the participation of all political parties represented in the Parliament, in order to discuss the current political crisis in the country, Presidential Media Division said.

The demonstration organised by the United National Party (UNP) against the continued suppression of democracy is being held at the Lipton Circus in Town Hall, Colombo. A number of supporters of the UNP and MPs were seen marching towards the venue of the demonstration.

UNP MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said they have the power both inside and outside Parliament.

“Fake Prime Minister better listen to the people and respect democracy. You have no confidence in the Legislature. Go for God’s sake, Go!,” Dr. De Silva tweeted.

Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne says that president's invitation for a discussion at the presidential secretariat this morning (15) has been declined by party leaders.

Although it was decided last evening to attend the discussion, party leaders have later decided to boycott it, as a mark of protest against the letter sent by the president to the Speaker last night.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today announced that the no-confidence motion brought in against

Earlier this month, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posted a video investigation that used the Instagram posts of a woman with the handle Nastya Rybka to build a corruption investigation involving one of Russia's wealthiest men and a powerful government official. 

Rybka — who is actually a Belarus-born woman named Anastasia Vashukevich — works as an escort, which is how she wound up posting a video of her and others cavorting with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. Also seen in the video hanging out on Deripaska's yacht: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko, which Nalvany said showed the close link between oligarchs and the Russian government. 

UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera yesterday charged that a sum of Rs.4 billion had gone out of Sri Lanka as the net outflow from the equity market as a result of the decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint a new Prime Minister.

“This reaction by foreign investors will have a negative effect on the Sri Lankan economy especially in the face of the prevailing global economic crisis,” Mr. Samaraweera said in a statement issued last evening.

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