Sri Lankan police on Monday arrested deposed oil minister Arjuna Ranatunga over a shooting that killed one person on the weekend, police spokesman said. The former petroleum minister, Arjuna Ranatunga, was a member of the cabinet that president Maithripala Sirisena dissolved on Saturday, one … Former UNP Parliamentarian Saman Rathnapriya said Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa didn’t work for the UNP’s victory when he was in the UNP and whatever he did in the party was aimed at grabbing the party’s leadership. Following discussions the incumbent Government had with India, it has now been agreed to retain 51 per cent of its ownership and the administration of the Eastern Terminal with the Ports Authority.”. Sri Lanka has proven... Sri Lanka has perhaps seen the end of one of the most dreadful years in recent history with the ghastly impact of the Covid-... “Although the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful, must be reasonable” – Thomas... Covid-19 vaccines to arrive to SL next week, Some thoughts on the Fall Army worm and its control, President’s Counsel Sarath Jayamanne retires after a celebrated career, Ranjan vilified Executive, Legislature and Judiciary - Minister Ranatunga, Sinhala Wedakam physician achieves international fame. This includes 10 MPs who were identified as close associates of Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara who had tested positive for the virus. Even though I knew it before and spoke about it, I’m not happy about it. Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon had said that a Cabinet paper has already been submitted regarding the holding of the Provincial Council elections according to the old system. The Sunday Observer is the oldest and most circulated weekly English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka since 1928. Copyright © 1995 - 2021 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. He said, “We will put our entire weight behind MP Fernando and take up the task of safeguarding democracy and freedom of expression. Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage during the parliamentary debate said, “We saw the list of individuals who were punished by Ranil Wickremesinghe.”. The Opposition, by using MP Ramanayake, was trying to defame the judiciary of this country and make people lose their faith in the state.”. The political crisis in Sri Lanka took a deadly turn on Sunday, with one person killed when sacked cabinet minister Arjuna Ranatunga tried to re-enter his office days after the President had removed the Prime Minister and installed a powerful China ally in his place. Premadasa was referring to the remarks by the President with regard to the recent speech made by Harin Fernando in Parliament. The Sunday Observer is the oldest and most circulated weekly English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka since 1928. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 12 convicted SJB Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake for contempt of court and sentenced him to four years Rigorous Imprisonment. He said, “Unlike those who wear the kurahan sataka in the Chamber to show their family power in Parliament, I will wear a black shawl in the Chamber seeking justice.”. National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Minister Wimal Weerawansa questioned what political fronts, alliances or parties could be formed with a politician of the caliber of SJB Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka, who is willing to live in any political cesspit for his benefit. New President of Sri Lanka Cricket Shammi Silva gestures as he leaves after a press conference in Colombo on February 21, 2019. Ven. He was responding to a query raised at the interview on the speculation that the NFF Leader was preparing to form a new political movement with the ex-JHU General Secretary Ranawaka. Wijewardene said that the people no longer have faith in the Government and the UNP is mobilising the public against the Government at grassroots level. The media reported that former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s residence in Horagolla had been burgled by an unidentified person or a group on January 20. Secretary of the Sinhala Ravaya Organisation, Ven. The Premier had advised the Election Commission to take mandatory steps to hold the PC Elections and consider the legal framework of the forthcoming elections while adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines. Another group of Parliamentarians and staff had also undergone PCR tests at the Parliament premises on Friday, January 15. Nearly 15 MPs underwent PCR tests on Wednesday, January 13 and all of them have tested negative. He, along with his brothers, studied at Ananda College Colombo where his mother was a teacher. Born on December 1, 1963, Arjuna Ranatunga who brought the glory of the World Cup to Sri Lanka, is a product of Ananda College, Colombo. He said, “Those lies and the ensuing deception have boomeranged and even though they are trying to do something constructive, they are being destroyed by the very lies they have disseminated. United National Party (UNP) Date of Birth: 01-12-1963: Civil Status: Married: Religion: Buddhism: Profession / Occupation: Company Director: Political Career-View Moved Bills. Opposition lawmaker Harin Fernando said that he will wear a black shawl in Parliament until justice is served to fellow Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who was imprisoned for Contempt of Court recently. I spoke the truth. Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, who has also expressed willingness to take over the leadership mantle, has been kicked upstairs as a senior Vice Chairman. “The people were taken for a ride by the incumbent Government by giving promises which can never be realised,” he said. He was the 7th Chief Minister of Western Province, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's Petroleum Minister and cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested on Monday for the first violent incident that killed one person during the on going political crisis in the country, police said. [email protected] Call Us : (+94) 112 429 429. As reported, the incident happened while several police officers were on duty at the premises. State Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said Harin Fernando should have worn the black shawl when hundreds of innocent Christians were brutally killed by the terror attacks at Katuwapitiya and Kochchikade churches on Easter Sunday. He told a recent public gathering that what befell Ramanayake was the result of his actions. Swaminathan were appointed as Senior Vice Chairmen and Sagala Ratnayake, Sunethra Ranasinghe and Daya Gamage as Vice Chairmen. The Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 12 convicted SJB Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake for contempt of court and sentenced... A medical heritage of a country could be cited as one of its best treasures and most powerful weapons. “Harin Fernando who wore a black shawl simply for the TV cameras and removed it later. However, the Working Committee had commended Karunanayake’s service to the party. However, UNP seniors Sagala Ratnayake, Daya Gamage, Ravi Karunanayake and Arjuna Ranatunga had not attended the ceremony. Hon. However, at the end of the program, Ravi Karunanayake who spoke to the media refuted the story of a new political front. SLPP Parliamentarian Upul Galappaththi, raising a Point of Order, said that MP Harin Fernando was misleading the House by attempting to imply that Ramanayake was imprisoned by the Government, which he said was incorrect and totally misleading. COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police on Monday arrested deposed oil minister Arjuna Ranatunga over a shooting that killed one person on the weekend, police spokesman said. The 78-year-old Democrat Joe Biden won the US election in November last year and was elected the 46th President of the country with over 270 electoral votes on his side. Ranatunga was arrested from the premises of … There is media speculation that former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has decided not to actively participate in the political activities of the UNP in the future. Galappaththi said that Ramanayake was imprisoned by the Supreme Court for an offence he committed. Samaraweera viewed President Rajapaksa’s decision as an encouraging development while urging “true patriots” to dismiss the rhetoric planted by certain politicians, popularising the sentiment of attracting foreign investments as a betrayal to the nation. Taking to his official Twitter account, the President said the Government of Sri Lanka looks forward to working together with the U.S. towards a mutually beneficial and stronger bilateral relationship. When Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga came to the crease, the famously rotund star called for a runner, sparking a confrontation with Healy. I did not talk about the President, but about Hitler and Charlie Chaplin. Minister Gunawardena said that the content of Harin Fernando’s speech should be qualitative. However, no change has been made to the party leadership and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will continue to lead the party. The Opposition Leader said, expressing his or her views in Parliament is a privilege enjoyed by a Parliamentarian. Minister Ranatunga said the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary were vilified by the previous Yahapalana Government and Ranjan played a key part in it. “We expect the IGP to enhance MP Fernando’s security. Arjuna Ranatunga and D.M. The Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Coordinating Secretary Kumarasiri Hettige and Secretary to the Chief Government Whip of Parliament Chaminda Kularatne had also tested positive for Covid-19. Amid the blessings of the Maha Sangha, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardena, Assistant Leader Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara and Chairman Vajira Abeywardena assumed duties. The Opposition lawmakers viewed the Government as violating the freedom of speech of MPs. I also regret that Minister Gunawardena whom I respect cannot understand the difference. Karunanayake, who was the former Deputy Leader of the party, had not attended the Working Committee meeting saying that other posts are unnecessary if he is not given the post of General Secretary as the Deputy Leader at a time when the party was in a difficult situation. The Minister made this request raising a Point of Order, while Fernando was on his feet, seconding the Adjournment Motion moved by JVP Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake. Government lawmakers were highly critical of SJB Parliamentarian Harin Fernando’s speech in Parliament on Wednesday, January 20 regarding the recent imprisonment of SJB MP Ranjan Ramanayake for Contempt of Court. Arjuna Ranatunga, the captain of Sri Lanka’s 1996 Cricket World Cup winning team, on Sunday joined the race to lead the Opposition United National Party (UNP) after former Prime Minister … Yet another notable feature was UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene or any of his representatives had not attended the program. Ranatunga had refused to accept the post of Deputy Chairman of the United National Party which was presented to him and he … He has become so helpless so he goes from SJB MP to MP and urges them to speak on behalf of him,” he said. Violence erupted at the end of October when crowds loyal to the President attempted to prevent the recently deposed petroleum minister Arjuna Ranatunga from entering a … (Source: Express Archive) Sacked Sri Lanka petroleum minister Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested Monday, a day after his security staff opened fire at Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s supporters, and killed one and injured two others outside his office. The Minister said when the situation improves, the Government will review the matter. There is no use in pointing the finger at the Government,” he said. Ranatunga had refused to accept the post of Deputy Chairman of the UNP which was presented to him and he also did not attend the inauguration ceremony of the new officers at Sirikotha recently. Police arrest Sri Lanka's petroleum minister and captain of Sri Lanka's 1996 cricket World Cup Arjuna Ranatunga , in Colombo on October 29, 2018. I will not withdraw anything that I have said. The UNP Working Committee which convened recently chaired by Party Leader Wickremesinghe made new appointments to top posts in the party. UNP seniors Ravi Karunanayake, Navin Dissanayake, Arjuna Ranatunga, Lakshman Wijemanna and Mervyn Silva conducted an Adistana Pooja at Kataragama a couple of days ago. He said, “The former Yahapalana Government had made an agreement to sell the ECT to India. The Government will have to take the blame if something happens to him.”. Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has decided not to actively participate... COVID-19 deaths spike to 276. The Fall Army worm(FAW) recorded for the first time in Sri Lanka in August 2018 on maize is a moth, whose larva (... President’s Counsel Sarath Jayamanne wore many hats. SJB Parliamentarian Harin Fernando insisted that court cases filed in connection to those who have figured in the report, cannot be withdrawn. Meanwhile, at a meeting held in Anuradhapura on Friday (28) former State Minister, Ruwan Wijewardena, has said that he will definitely come forward to contest the leadership of the United National Party. Karunanayake said even at this juncture, all UNP leaders should be united to make joint efforts to build the party’s grassroots level. MP Ramanayake admitted in his evidence that he made the statement in question saying, “the majority in Sri Lanka are corrupt judges, corrupt lawyers and they work for money.”. Arjuna Ranatunga said this at a meeting held in Gampaha on Saturday (29). COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's petroleum minister and cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested on Monday for the first violent incident that killed … “That is why I say that Ranjan reaped what he sowed. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who met the Ports Authority trade union representatives at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday, January 13 assured trade unionists that the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port will not be sold or leased. Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has decided not to actively participate in the political activities of the United National Party in the future. “Don’t hide behind parliamentary privileges and be cowards,” he said. I tried to expose criminals, and this is where it landed me.”, Ramanayake had made some controversial remarks outside the Supreme Court building complex on several occasions. Magalkande Sudantha Thera said that the Government that pledged to refrain from allowing the country’s resources to be sold to foreign entities before coming into power, is acting in a contrary manner. The remaining 20 Parliamentarians are close contacts of State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara and MP Rauff Hakeem, who had previously tested positive for Covid-19. He again said on September 5, 2018, “I will never withdraw. He said that Opposition Leader Premadasa and former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga are likely to contest the next Presidential election. He claimed that at least 200 cases have been filed in court against the individuals who have appeared before the Commission. In the wake of the Supreme Court convicting MP Ramanayake for Contempt of Court, there is media speculation that he would most likely lose his Parliamentary seat and the vacant post would probably be filled by Ajith Mannapperuma of the SJB. However, the situation is problematic as the incident had taken place in the morning and also when Police officers had been deployed for security. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had also instructed the Election Commission to take steps to hold PC elections as soon as possible. Now that he has been punished for Contempt of Court, all these MPs in the Opposition feel responsible. Meanwhile, although it is speculated that an alliance is to be formed under the leadership of Karu Jayasuriya, and that former Deputy Leader of the UNP Ravi Karunanayake and National Organiser Navin Dissanayake and Arjuna Ranatunga are to join it, but this has not been confirmed as yet. A group of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentarians staged a protest near the Independence Square on Wednesday, January 13 demanding the Government ensure the freedom of Speech. All SJB frontliners including SJB Leader and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Harin Fernando, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Sarath Fonseka, Harsha de Silva, Rajitha Senaratne, Tissa Attanayake, Eran Wickramaratne and Manusha Nanayakkara were seen taking the lead in the protest. Prasanna Ranatunga is a Sri Lankan politician,member of parliament and current minister of tourism. He said under the Standing Order 83, a decision by the Supreme Court or by its justices, or any document published under the signature of the President, could be criticised personally only under this Standing Order. Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga - Press Photo COLOMBO - 7 November 2017: Sri Lanka's fuel shortage will end on Nov. 9, Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said on Monday, as state-run oil retailer Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Lanka IOC … I have not smuggled narcotics or ethanol. President Rajapaksa said that the ECT would be subject to sustainable development under the investment project. Nearly 31 Members of Parliament had been asked to self-quarantine after three Parliamentarians were identified as Covid-19 positive recently. Prof. Medagoda Abhayatissa Thera told the media, “We believe that the President is a person who loves the country, but since he was elected to power, various entities have been trying to manipulate him.”. State Minister Shehan Semasinghe challenged the Opposition lawmakers to publicly criticise the court ruling issued on Ramanayake rather than hiding behind parliamentary privileges. Ranatunga had refused to accept the post of Deputy Chairman of the United National Party which was presented to him and he also did not attend the inauguration ceremony of the new officers at Sirikotha recently. The ceremony held under the patronage of Party Leader Wickremesinghe was conducted adhering to the health guidelines. He said that was a Deva Kannalauwa to reunite the UNP factions and rescue the country from Covid-19 pandemic. It had raised doubt among the people whether the UNP heavyweights were planning to form a new political front as thousands of their supporters had attended the religious ceremony. Ranatunga, who is currently Sri Lanka’s transport minister, is preparing a new bid to take charge of Sri Lanka Cricket. On March, 23, 2018 he told the media, “If the Honourable Court gets some self satisfaction to conclude the proceedings with a jail sentence for me, I will very happily go to prison. Members of the Maha Sangha have criticised the Government over attempts that are allowing foreign entities to acquire the country’s resources. Semasinghe said, “I saw MP Harin Fernando wearing a black shawl to demonstrate his disagreement with the decision given by the Supreme Court. He said that his name had been proposed at the recent UNP Working Committee meeting together with the names of a few others. The actor-turned politician was moved to the Correctional Centre for Youth Offenders in Pallansena for quarantine. The newly appointed UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara told the media, “There is no issue regarding party leadership. Produced by Lake House. Former UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has been appointed the new UNP Assistant Leader while Ruwan Wijewardene will continue to serve as the party’s Deputy Leader. Arjuna Ranatunga, M.P. All nominations submitted by Party Leader Wickremesinghe for party posts for the year 2021 were approved by the Working Committee. Arjuna's cricketing career started and was carefully nurtured at school. Elle Gunawansa Thera told journalists “Just as the Sacred Tooth Relic protects the Dalada Maligawa, we must protect the East Container Terminal.” Some civic groups and trade unions have also criticised the Government’s efforts to hand over a 49 percent stake of the Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal to an Indian company. Former Minister Samaraweera in a media release stated, “As a true patriot, I am happy with the Government’s decision to get foreign investors to develop the Colombo Port. He said, “A group of senior UNP members who defied the party leadership have already expressed their willingness to rejoin the UNP.” Rathnapriya said that a united force is a must for victory at the next election and division will only lead to defeat. The 52nd birthday of Minister of Ports and Shipping, Arjuna Ranatunga was celebrated today. ARJUNA RANATUNGA Hailed as Sri Lanka's greatest ever skipper and a master strategist, Arjuna Ranatunga joined politics after a glittering cricketing career for the Island Nation and won the National Elections to become a Member of the Parliament in Sri Lanka for Gampaha constituency. Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has decided not to actively participate in the political activities of the United National Party in the future. Sri Lanka has proven... 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