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SriLankan Airline exec’s wife offered US$16mn bribe for Airbus deal: Court filing

EN – Airbus aviation group had offered a 16 million US dollar bribe to the wife an employee of Sri Lanka’s state airline for...

Jaliya asked to spill beans on Rajapaksas in US plea deal?

Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya is likely to be offered a proffer agreement by US federal prosecutors this week,...

Sri Lanka coup hastens prosecution of Rajapaksa envoy to Washington

Image: Jaliya W. and Mahinda Rajapaksa. Political Correspondent/ ECONOMYNEXT . Dec 24, 2018 , Sri Lanka’s October coup that brought former president Mahinda Rajapaksa briefly back to...

Sri Lanka creates special courts for Rajapakse-era graft

Image: Loyalists of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse voted against the bill to create special courts for major graft cases (AFP Photo/ISHARA S....

Sri Lanka Sets Up Panel To Investigate ‘Panama Papers’

COLOMBO: Cash-strapped Sri Lanka announced on Sunday (May 1) it was setting up a special panel to chase after nationals likely to figure in...

Allegedly Funding Rajapaksa Polls Campaign: FCID to Prosecute Chinese Company

The Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) will file legal action against the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for allegedly funding the election campaign of...

How Rajapaksa Played Santa Claus With State Funds Providing Luxury Vehicles

Presidential Secretariat spent billions of rupees for hiring luxury vehicles for ex-President’s friends, family and cronies. by Nirmala Kannangara. Following last week’s expose titled ‘Weerawansa Family...

Weerawansa Family And Friends’ Joyride At State Expense

(Wimal Weerawansa) A fleet of 40 vehicles hired for State Engineering used by ex-minister’s cronies, by Nirmala Kannangara. Weerasangilige Wimal Weerawansa who mouths slogans and gives breast-beating...

SriLanka’s Airline Losses are Bigger than the Spending on Health or Education

CONOMYNEXT - Colossal losses that state-run SriLankan Airlines was made to suffer since ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa chased away Emirates Airlines, and a questionable aircraft...

Gotabhaya Agrees that His Rakna Lanka Security Firm was Corrupt

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaks has accepted the fact that Rakna Lanka Security Firm under his authority used its employed for his brother Mahianda...
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Sri Lankan Brigadier threatens medical staff of in Sampathnuwara, Mullaitivu : “Bloody Tamil, I will kill you all”

Brigadier K. K. S. Parakum of Mechanized Infantry Regiment has entered the Sampathnuwara District Hospital a few days ago and threatened the medical staff...
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Sovereign default risks to rise further in 2021; Sri Lanka among the high risk countries: Goldman Sachs

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign default risks are on course to rise further in 2021, with Iraq, Sri Lanka, Angola and Gabon at high probability...

UNESCO writes to Sri Lanka Govt on the “LankaGama road” being built across World Heritage property “Sinharaja Forest Reserve”

Image: Sinharaja Forest Reserve © Ko Hon Chiu Vincent / Ko Hon Chiu Vincen. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party...

Amnesty International writes to Pompeo: Raise Human Rights issues with Rajapaksas

Dear Secretary Pompeo: I am writing on behalf of Amnesty International and our 10 million members, supporters and activists worldwide. Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is...