Views - 63 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:23
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Views - 140 Saturday, 11 August 2018 04:37
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday launched a program to empower women socially, economically, and politically, and to aspire them to contribute to the development drive of the country.
Views - 235 Saturday, 11 August 2018 04:35
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) will release nearly 922 acres out of the remaining 2600 acres of Army-held land in the North and the East to the rightful owners, soon, a senior Army official said yesterday.
Views - 43 Saturday, 11 August 2018 04:33
Supreme Court Thursday deferred to 13 December the appeal made by the convicts in the sensational murder case of female student Vidya of Punguduthivu, one of the islets of the Jaffna Peninsula.
Views - 69 Saturday, 11 August 2018 04:28
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday appointed new envoys to 10 different countries, including Russia.
Views - 203 Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:25
Lao People’s Democratic Republic has recommenced issuing visa on arrival for Sri Lankans from 1 August. Honouring a request received from the Rajapakse Government, Lao People’s Democratic Republic has stopped stamping Sri Lankan passports with
Views - 113 Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:23
The Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have been working together since February 2017 to formulate the urban development vision, plan and design guidelines with the objective of realising
Views - 85 Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:21
With climate change and disaster management grabbing world attention, the study of the Eastern Indian Ocean, in which Sri Lanka is located, has begun in right earnest, with China taking a deep interest in it.
Views - 18 Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:19
Pakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) ‘Kashmir’ is scheduled to arrive at Colombo Port on a four-day goodwill visit from 13 to 16 August.
Views - 33 Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:15
Sri Lanka Army and the Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation (SLADC) have jointly organised a mega nation-building project to plant more than 135,000 herbal saplings inside all island-wide Army installations.
Views - 62 Saturday, 11 August 2018 02:04
The 24th death anniversary of Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa and several other military war heroes, who sacrificed their lives for the country took place this week amid honours at Anuradhapura town in the presence of LalyKobbekaduwa, family me
Views - 445 Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:54
The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act, No. 2 of 1996 (as amended on 14 October 2015 under Section 61) states that: No person engaged in fishing operations in Sri Lanka Waters shall catch any shark of the species specified....
Views - 36 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:53
Regardless of all efforts the UPFA Joint Opposition took to disrupt the process, the Government was able to receive the House approval smoothly for the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (amendment) Bill when
Views - 42 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:53
The Government is currently negotiating with private bus owner associations to allow train season ticket holders to ride for free, Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashoka Abeysinghe said yesterday. “We will try to develop a mech
Views - 174 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
The High Posts Committee of Parliament finally ratified President Maithripala Sirisena’s nomination of Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka as ambassador to Russia yesterday, but only after pitched battles within the committe
Views - 25 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) reforms have successfully progressed with the establishment of ‘Bala Mandala’, Party Spokesperson and Port and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday.
Views - 26 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
Workers engaged in trade union action should consider the rights of the public with the same attitude they have towards their own privileges, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday at a ceremony held at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo.
Views - 41 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development and Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka in a statement said people must unite to defeat trade union terrorism. Following is the ful
Views - 39 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
Former President and current Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament yesterday demanded to know why the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara failed to follow recommendations of the N
Views - 94 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
The Supreme Court has determined the provisions of the Medical (amendment) Bill are not inconsistent with the Constitution and could be passed by Parliament by a simple majority. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya read out the determination on the Medical (amen
Views - 52 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) yesterday called for reforms within the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), to allow non-medical professionals to be included to protect patients from malpractices, but retain the self-reg
Views - 188 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
Criticising the ruling against Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, Sinhala Ravaya and BBS revealed they were seeking a presidential pardon. “Ven. Gnanasara Thero’s words were that the eunuch governmental officia
Views - 168 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10
An initiative by Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva to provide transport to A/L candidates to get to examination halls on time as the railway strike continues has caught on, with popular taxi services coming on board to provid
Views - 142 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:10
By Skandha Gunasekara Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament yesterday that Rs. 205 million has been allocated as compensation for victims of the communal violence that occurred in the Kandy area earlier this year, but that awarding
Views - 146 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:10
EFL was granted Special Leave to Appeal by the Supreme Court on 1 August in SC (Spl) LA 289/2017, relating to an illegal forest clearing and the subsequent erection of an electric fence within the immediate vicinity of the Nakolagane Purana Raja Ma
Views - 980 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:10
By Skandha Gunasekara The Joint Opposition yesterday charged that the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar A. S. P. Liyanage had wrested control of the Stafford Sri Lankan School in Doha, forcibly bringing it under the management of the Sri Lankan Embassy
Views - 72 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:09
Defending the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to give allowances for Government-side Parliamentarians monitoring the Gamperaliya development program, Cabinet Co-spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said that the proposal will be taken
Views - 330 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:08
Hundreds of train commuters yesterday clashed with railway trade unions after a flash strike was staged by the latter with no notice, prompting the Government to deploy the Special Task Force (STF) to protect the station. Commuters, who flocked to
Views - 54 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:07
By S.S.Selvanayagam Court of Appeal yesterday issued summons to Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran as well as Provincial Ministers Ananthi Sasitharan and K. Sivanesan to appear before Court on 7 September to answer the Contempt of C
Views - 116 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:07
Launching a passionate appeal for the rights of patients, Health Minister and Cabinet Co-spokesperson Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said that the Sri Lanka Medical Council has been safeguarding errant doctors at the expense of the interests of pati
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin
Monday, 20 August 2018
Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.
Monday, 20 August 2018
According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on
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