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Individual received Rs. 2.5m each from 400 drug companies

President Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament yesterday that a certain person who had blocked the National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill coming to Parliament during last regime obtained benefits amounting to Rs. 2.5 million each from 400 pharmaceutical companies.

Special separate court to investigate heroin cases

SriLanka government has paid its attention to appoint separate court to handle cases related to drugs business.

CM Ranatunga sounds defiant on bringing Rajapaksa as PM

Chief Minister of the Western Provincial Council Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that he would not give up his efforts to have former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominated as the UPFA’s Prime Ministerial Candidate at the next general election despite a recent ban the SLFP imposed on its elected representatives from attending pro-Rajapaksa rallies.

Colombo Port City project suspended

Cabinet decided to temporarily suspend the Sri Lanka’s controversial Chinese funded Colombo port city project due to pending of an investigative report on the issue, the deputy minister of external affairs Ajith Perera said.

Basil decided to give up politics

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa decided to give up his political career.

Fonseka ready to face internal probe

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says that he is ready accept the internal probe on human rights violations reported during final perhaps of war in SriLanka.

IMF rejects SriLanka's loan application

The IMF on Wednesday (Mar 4) ruled out a fresh bail-out for Sri Lanka, which had hoped to secure loans of more than US$4.0 billion to restructure expensive debt taken on by the previous regime. Much of the country’s post-war infrastructure under the administration of former president Mahinda Rajapakse was funded with Chinese debt and the new government had hoped to retire some of those loans.

Former Chairman of Shipping Corporation arrested

The former Chairman of the national line Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. (CSCL), Kanchana Ratwatte, and three other state officials have been arrested for criminal breach of trust with regard to coal shipments worth Rs 528 million.

Maldives’ road: Report on frauds exposed soon - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament he would submit a report to the House on the alleged fraudulent matters pertaining to the assistance given by the Sri Lankan Government to the Maldives to construct a road in that country.

CID question Champika over Nooraichcholai coal supply

CID officials’ today reordered statement from Minister of Power and Energy Champika Ranawaka regarding Rs.582 million corruption reported on supplying coal to Nooraichcholai coal power plant.