If there is anyone trying to sabotage my work within the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), they can immediately leave the party, opposition leader Sajith Premadasa said.
Basil Rajapaksa, the founder and chief strategist of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), who is also considered by many to be the unofficial head of state, turned 70 today.
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena called on the government to immediately suspend a programme initiated by a private company that provides quarantine facilities to Indian nationals in Sri Lanka prior to their departure to other countries.
The parliamentary resolution tabled by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa would aggravate Sri Lanka’s culture of impunity and undermine the rule of law, the International Commission of Jurists said in a statement on Friday (23).
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Sunday (25) that only vaccination can end the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the people must strictly follow all the rules and regulations recommended by the health authorities in order to overcome the pandemic.
Sri Lanka is at dire risk of a new wave of Covid-19 infections, the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) warned, adding that the government has failed to take necessary precautionary measures to control the surging pandemic.
The family members of Rishad Bathiudeen MP and his brother Reyaj Bathiudeen have conveyed their shock and surprise at the sudden and unannounced arrests by officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).