RANIL WICKREMESINGHE

  • Interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket March 30, 2015

    Colombo: Mired in controversies owing to allegations of corruption, Sri Lanka Cricket will now be run by an interim committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Monday. The SLC Annual General Meeting to elect office bearers was to be held on April 30 and the nominations for positions were to be...
  • Maithripala Sirisena trounces Mahinda Rajapaksa, sworn in as Sri Lankan President January 9, 2015

    Colombo: In a stunning verdict, Sri Lankan voters on Friday ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power, ending a 10-year rule that was marked by allegations of family rule, corruption and authoritarianism and chose his one-time minister Maithripala Sirisena in his place. Hours after the results were declared, 63-year-old Sirisena, who...
  • Sri Lanka growth positive but needs to reduce debt: IMF May 30, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's economic growth has exceeded expectations last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today and forecast that the country's economy would grow by around 7 per cent in 2014. "Real GDP growth reached 7.3 per cent, inflation declined to below 5 per cent," Todd Schneider, the head of...
  • SL Opposition warns of Egypttype protests February 5, 2011

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition parties on Saturday warned the government that it will carryout agitations similar to those sweeping the Arab world as they planed a major protest against the detention of former army chief Sarath Fonseka. The United National Party (UNP) of former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said the attack...
  • SL govt, oppn sign historic agreement October 23, 2006

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's ruling party and the main opposition leaders on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on six main issues, including resolving the country's Tamil minority issue, a spokesman for the president's office said. The pact was historic because it marks the first time...