Views - 677 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:16
The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) alliance led by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa will be launched on 2 March.
Views - 725 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:15
During the call on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Muhammad Saad Khattak informed the Prime Minister that Pakistan is offering 1,000 fully-funded scholarships to Sri Lankan stude
Views - 138 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:12
The Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar hearing the 11-youth abduction case on Monday issued summons on former Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda for the fourth time, directing him to appear in court on 20 March.
Views - 322 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:12
State Minister of Highways Lohan Ratwatte yesterday undertook an observation visit of the Peradeniya-Gannoruwa stretch of the Colombo-Kandy Highway
Views - 76 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:11
The All Ceylon Bakery Owner’s Association (ACBOA) yesterday announced that it will reduce the price of a 450g loaf of bread by Rs. 5.00 with effect from yesterday.
Views - 89 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:10
Six suspects were arrested with 4.2 kilograms of heroin during a raid in Dehiwala conducted by the Police Narcotics Bureau on Monday night.
Views - 281 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:09
The unavailability of the 154 MW Kelanitissa Combined Cycle Power Plant and 270 MW Unit 1 of the Norochcholai coal power plant were contributing factors to the unapproved power interruptions in multiple areas of the country on 3 February, a report by
Views - 80 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:07
The Government yesterday advocated the need for a domestic reconciliation process which will bring sustainable peace, while assuring that they will continue to work closely with international organisations.
Views - 108 Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:06
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will present awards to the 110 best performing State institutions as recommended by the Parliamentary Committee on Public Account (COPA) at a ceremony to be held on 28 February at the parliamentary complex.
Views - 172 Tuesday, 25 February 2020 02:15
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday pledged that the Government would take new measures to improve the operations of the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation (SLLDC) to fast-track land development projects. The Prime Minister expressed these
Views - 741 Tuesday, 25 February 2020 02:14
The United National Party (UNP) yesterday expressed confidence that it can form a Government if the party manages to win 90 seats at the upcoming General Elections. UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the party will be able to form a
Views - 309 Tuesday, 25 February 2020 02:12
Work on the Colombo Health Square Development Project which will see a major transformation of the area in and around the National Hospital has been expedited to ensure that thousands of people who come to the area for medical treatment get the best
Views - 158 Tuesday, 25 February 2020 02:09
The Supreme Court will take up for hearing on 25 March a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) challenging the Gazette notification appointing a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to pr
Views - 330 Tuesday, 25 February 2020 02:09
The Army yesterday began deploying Military Police (MP) to assist City Traffic Police during peak hours. MPs will be deployed at congested entry and exit points in the greater Colombo area and will assist in easing traffic congestion while closely l
Views - 114 Tuesday, 25 February 2020 01:22
The prelaunch of the book “Archive of Memory”- Reflections of 70 years of Independence’ was held last week with German Parliamentary Delegation led by Dr. Peter Ramsauer together with German Ambassador Jörn Rohde receiveing the first copies. T
Views - 99 Tuesday, 25 February 2020 01:21
The British Scholars Association will hold a panel discussion titled ‘The need for electoral reforms in Sri Lanka’ on Wednesday 26 February at 5:30 p.m. at the auditorium of the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA), Prof. Stanley Thila
Views - 154 Monday, 24 February 2020 01:26
Ahead of the upcoming 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) scheduled to commence today, Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha briefed HRC President Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger on the decision of the Government of Sri Lanka to wit
Views - 754 Monday, 24 February 2020 01:26
By Chandani Kirinde Sri Lanka has requested a meeting with the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet as the country begins to work towards the closure of a contentious UNHRC Resolution on Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Hum
Views - 130 Monday, 24 February 2020 01:25
The Defence Ministry has established a task force (TF) to speed up the ongoing investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) into last year’s Easter Sunday serial terrorist attacks in the country, which had claimed more than 250 lives.
Views - 320 Monday, 24 February 2020 01:25
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) on Friday defended itself over allegations made by UNP MP Eran Wickramaratne in Parliament that BASL had remained silent when Anurangi Singh, a lawyer and journalist attached to the Sunday Observer, was interr
Views - 148 Monday, 24 February 2020 01:20
An e-ticketing service for retired government servants was launched yesterday by Sri Lanka Railways (SLR), allowing users to book train tickets via an app instead of the much longer process followed to obtain railway warrants. According to the usual
Views - 112 Monday, 24 February 2020 01:20
The Cabinet last week approved a proposal by State Minister of Defence Chamal Rajapaksa seeking to establish a mechanism to reinstate Policemen who had been issued orders to vacate their posts. Speaking at a press conference, Minister of Information
Views - 98 Monday, 24 February 2020 01:20
The Defence Ministry has vehemently denied the accusations by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) which claimed that families of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them are under the microscope of the Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence
Views - 154 Monday, 24 February 2020 01:20
A three-day training exercise involving maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) between India Navy, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force came to an end at Weerawila Air Force Base last week. The exercise conducted by the Indian Naval Air Squadron 313 saw a
Views - 141 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00
The Government will announce at the upcoming 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that it intends to work towards the closure of UNHRC Resolution 40/1 on Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lank
Views - 134 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said that it was the Government of then-President Mahinda Rajapaksa which first “internationalised” human rights issues when it invited Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General at the time, to
Views - 134 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00
By S.S. Selvanayagam The Court of Appeal yesterday declared that interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya shall not be arrested without an order from a competent court of law. A bench comprising Justices A.H.M.D Nawaz (CA President) and Arjuna O
Views - 1357 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00
Industrial Export, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday said he was against the inclusion of former President Maithripala Sirisena in the alliance contesting the forthcoming General Election as well as allo
Views - 170 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00
The National Peace Council in a statement has urged the Government to spell out the alternative roadmap to national reconciliation. Following is the full text of the statement: Sri Lanka’s Government is presently facing a major challenge with th
Views - 523 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00
The Government of Japan will provide a total amount of $ 175,246 (approx. Rs. 30 million) for ‘The Project for Constructing a Causeway in Buttala, Monaragala District’ and ‘The Project for Constructing a Psychiatry Unit of Divisional Hospital,
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020
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Tuesday, 25 February 2020
So that saintly MP has thrown a spanner in government’s works again. The pious member lashed out against a battery of citizens from journalists and lawyers to members of his own estate. Last week, much of his grievance was about the silence of the
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
The tourism industry is a key service export of Sri Lanka. It is currently the third-largest export earner after foreign worker remittances and textiles and apparel and brought in $ 4.4 billion in 2018 alone, equivalent to 4.9% of the country’s GDP
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