Monthly Archives: April 2015

Vanity airport project grounded by cash crunch

Vanity airport project grounded by cash crunch

Almost exactly two years ago, to celebrate the opening of a $210 million international airport in his sleepy seaside home district, then-Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa flew there on his national airline’s biggest jet with a coterie of ministers. The ensuing fanfare, replete with prayers, …

War of words between Chinese firm and Sri Lanka escalates over Colombo Port City

War of words between Chinese firm and Sri Lanka escalates over Colombo Port City

The war of words over the stalled Colombo Port City project escalated yesterday as China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) called the Sri Lankan government’s recent statement on the matter “factually incorrect”. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake had told the South China Morning Post on Friday that …

Navy Officers detained over 2006 Tamil Politician killing

Navy Officers detained over 2006 Tamil Politician killing

Three Sri Lankan Navy personnel, including two officers, have been detained by the police here under anti-terrorism act for the alleged murder of a popular Tamil lawmaker in 2006 that snowballed into a major human rights issue for the then government. Nadarajah Raviraj, 44, was …