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Contempt of court cases against Ranjan to be called on Jan. 22

Contempt of court cases against Ranjan to be called on Jan. 22

The Supreme Court has decided to call the contempt of court cases against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake on January 22.

(0) Comments | December 14, 2017  11:08 am
LG polls: accepting nominations ends at noon

LG polls: accepting nominations ends at noon

The acceptance of nominations for 93 local government bodies will come to an end at 12 noon today (14). MORE..

(0) Comments | December 14, 2017  10:30 am
UNP to contest LG polls as United National Front

UNP to contest LG polls as United National Front

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) has decided to contest the forthcoming Local Government elections under the United National Front (UNF). MORE..

(0) Comments | December 14, 2017  9:59 am
New Secretaries appointed to six ministries

New Secretaries appointed to six ministries

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed new Secretaries to six ministries, the President’s Media Division said. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 14, 2017  8:17 am
Women are hesitant to vote for women - Faiszer

Women are hesitant to vote for women - Faiszer

The parliament has already passed a bill for 25 per cent mandatory representation for women in local government and the Sri Lankan minister is finding inspiration from Kerala to implement this. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 14, 2017  12:35 am
All facilities to equip security forces with knowledge – President

All facilities to equip security forces with knowledge – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Government will provide all the necessary facilities to equip the Sri Lankan security forces with knowledge as well as expertise when implementing state policy on national security. MORE..

video (0) Comments | December 13, 2017  8:01 pm
Several parties and independent groups handover nominations for Puttalam district

Several parties and independent groups handover nominations for Puttalam district

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and JVP today (13) handed over nominations for Wanathawilluwa Pradeshiya Sabha for the upcoming Local Government (LG) elections. MORE...

video (0) Comments | December 13, 2017  7:21 pm
New syllabus for A/L Communication and Media Studies suspended

New syllabus for A/L Communication and Media Studies suspended

The Ministry of Education has decided to suspend the newly introduced syllabus for Advanced Level Communication and Media Studies.MORE...

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  5:04 pm
JO and UNP members pledge support to President

JO and UNP members pledge support to President

The former Chairman of the Deraniyagala Pradeshiya Sabha Anura Kuruppu and its former Deputy Chairman L.T. Wijewardena have decided to support President Maithripala Sirisena and the SLFP at the upcoming local government election. MORE..

video (0) Comments | December 13, 2017  4:34 pm
Scientists claim Adam’s Bridge likely man-made

Scientists claim Adam’s Bridge likely man-made

According to a Science Channel promo, scientific analysis shows that rocks on a sandbar between southern Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka - said to have been the king Raavan’s kingdom - are 7,000 years old. But the sand itself is only four millenia old. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  4:04 pm
Chinese national arrested with 155  cigarette cartons

Chinese national arrested with 155 cigarette cartons

A Chinese national was apprehended by the Customs Anti Narcotic Division at the Arrival lounge of Bandaranayke International Airport while trying to smuggle in 155 Chinese cigarette cartons. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  2:50 pm
Geminids Meteor shower visible to Sri Lankans tonight

Geminids Meteor shower visible to Sri Lankans tonight

The annually occurring meteor shower named Geminids Meteor shower will be visible in Sri Lanka tonight (13). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  2:23 pm
Minimum qualifications for medical education

Minimum qualifications for medical education

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal prescribing the minimum qualifications for medical education in Sri Lanka. MORE..

video (0) Comments | December 13, 2017  2:21 pm
LG polls: acceptance of deposits ends

LG polls: acceptance of deposits ends

The time period for making deposits for 93 Local Government (LG) institutions for the upcoming LG polls terminated at noon today (13) ,the Election Commission announced. MORE...

video (0) Comments | December 13, 2017  1:32 pm
Petition against Ambagamuwa delimitation postponed

Petition against Ambagamuwa delimitation postponed

The Supreme Court today postponed until Friday (Dec. 15) to consider the fundamental rights (FR) petition filed against the delimitation of the Ambagamuwa local government area in the Nuwara-Eliya District. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  12:50 pm
Mahanayake Theras responsible for defeating new constitution - Amarasekara

Mahanayake Theras responsible for defeating new constitution - Amarasekara

The Maha Sangha of the country including the Mahanayake Theras of the three Chapters should take the responsibility of defeating the proposed new Constitution, says the Collective of National Organizations. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  12:50 pm
Railway strike called off

Railway strike called off

Sri Lanka’s railway trade unions have decided to end their strike action after talks held today with the ministerial committee chaired by Minister Sarath Amunugama. MORE..

video (0) Comments | December 13, 2017  11:42 am
Former Navy Spokesman further remanded

Former Navy Spokesman further remanded

Former Navy Media Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake and 6 others have been further remanded until December 22 by Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  11:14 am
Suspect arrested with 200 Tramadol tablets

Suspect arrested with 200 Tramadol tablets

A suspect who was found in possession of 200 Tramadol tablets was arrested in Kadawatha,Siyambalape Junction by the Organized Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) today (13). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  11:06 am
CEB fast continues as talks fail

CEB fast continues as talks fail

The hunger strike launched by the trade unions of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will continue for the third day today (13). More...

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  10:48 am
Railway strike enters 7th day

Railway strike enters 7th day

The strike action launched by several railway trade unions continued for the seventh day despite President Maithripala Sirisena requesting all striking railway employees to report back to work. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  10:34 am
Corrupt politicos of the former regime have not been penalized - Sarath Fonseka

Corrupt politicos of the former regime have not been penalized - Sarath Fonseka

There are issues pertaining to the failure to enforce the law against the corrupt politicians of the previous regime, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  10:01 am
Facebook hits back at former executive Chamath Palihapitiya

Facebook hits back at former executive Chamath Palihapitiya

Facebook has responded to a former executive who said the social network, and other services like it, was “ripping society apart”. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  8:39 am
Sri Lanka partners with US to end HIV/AIDS in country by 2025

Sri Lanka partners with US to end HIV/AIDS in country by 2025

The Governments of Sri Lanka and the United States launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership to fast track government efforts to end AIDS by 2025. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  8:31 am
Malaysian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka

Malaysian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka

The Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka was given a new assignment prior to the visit of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 13, 2017  8:22 am
“Tell the President” programme gets e-Swabhimani

“Tell the President” programme gets e-Swabhimani

The “Tell the President” programme implemented by the Presidential Secretariat to submit any complaints, suggestions, ideas and grievances directly to the president by the public was recently awarded with e-Swabhimani gold award. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  9:45 pm
Striking railway trade unions to take a decision after discussions with ministerial committee

Striking railway trade unions to take a decision after discussions with ministerial committee

Striking railway unions say decision will be taken on whether strike is to continue or not after talks with ministerial committee tomorrow morning (13). MORE....

video (0) Comments | December 12, 2017  8:57 pm
Finland pledges support to Lankan wave energy program

Finland pledges support to Lankan wave energy program

Finnish Deputy Minister of Finance Jyrki Katainen met with Minister of Power and Renewable energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya to discuss a joint-venture to establish a wave-energy power plant across the coasts of Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  4:21 pm
State Minister Palitha Range Bandara acquitted from all charges

State Minister Palitha Range Bandara acquitted from all charges

The Colombo High Court today (12) acquitted Skills Development and Vocational Training State Minister Palitha Range Bandara from all charges in the case filed against him. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  4:14 pm
Railway trade unions expect a favourable response from the cabinet

Railway trade unions expect a favourable response from the cabinet

Heads of the Railway Trade Unions that are currently on strike stated that they hope that the cabinet will provide a favourable response to the demands made by them that includes a revision of their current remuneration schemes. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  4:04 pm
Sri Lankan nabbed with gold jewelry worth Rs. 20 million

Sri Lankan nabbed with gold jewelry worth Rs. 20 million

A person was nabbed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) by Customs Officers while attempting to smuggle in gold jewelry worth Rs. 20 million from Dubai, earlier today (12). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  3:18 pm
Sri Lankan arrested with cigarettes worth Rs. 1,148,000

Sri Lankan arrested with cigarettes worth Rs. 1,148,000

A Sri Lankan who attempted to smuggle in 22,960 sticks of cigarettes worth Rs. 1,148,000 was apprehended at the Bandaranaike International Airport,Katunayake earlier this morning (12). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  3:00 pm
Local farmers lament over decision to import rice

Local farmers lament over decision to import rice

The All Island Rice Manufactures Association (AIRMA) stated that the decision taken by the government to import artificially produced rice has led to the closing down of 99 percent of small and medium scale rice mills within Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  2:26 pm
Navy arrests Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters

Navy arrests Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters

23 fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters were arrested by the Navy early this morning (12), said S.Shivakaran, Deputy Fisheries Director in Jaffna. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  1:44 pm
Elections Commissioner to meet with local election watchdogs

Elections Commissioner to meet with local election watchdogs

A meeting between the Elections Commissioner and several local election watchdogs is scheduled to take place later on today (12). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  1:25 pm
Ministerial Committee appointed to address demands of railway unions

Ministerial Committee appointed to address demands of railway unions

A four-member Ministerial Committee chaired by Minister Sarath Amunugama was appointed earlier today (12) to evaluate and address the demands made by the Railway Trade Unions that have gone on strike for the past few days. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  1:15 pm
Fifth budget of NPC presented

Fifth budget of NPC presented

The 2018 Budget of Northern Provincial Council was presented by Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Vigneswaran today (12). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  1:11 pm
CEB protests continue for second day

CEB protests continue for second day

The protests launched by the trade unions of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will continue for the second day today (12). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  1:09 pm
I work only to achieve the objectives of the JO – Mahinda

I work only to achieve the objectives of the JO – Mahinda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that he will work only to fulfill the requirements of the Joint Opposition. MORE...

video (0) Comments | December 12, 2017  12:50 pm
Suspects arrested over murder of ‘Dala Puttuwa’ remanded till Dec 25

Suspects arrested over murder of ‘Dala Puttuwa’ remanded till Dec 25

The eight suspects detained for killing the tusker ‘Dala Puttuwa’ have been remanded till December 25 by the Mahawa Magistrate’s Court. MORE...

video (0) Comments | December 12, 2017  12:39 pm
Talking Resilient Infrastructure: sharing and learning best practices from the region

Talking Resilient Infrastructure: sharing and learning best practices from the region

Two delegations representing Sri Lanka from the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment took part in a conference on resilient infrastructure, to share experiences from Sri Lanka and draw lessons from the region for implementation in the country. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  11:53 am
One out of two inmates escaped at Siyambalanduwa court arrested

One out of two inmates escaped at Siyambalanduwa court arrested

One of the two inmates who reportedly escaped from the Siyambalanduwa court premises was arrested earlier this morning (11). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  11:13 am
All parties that were elected into power failed miserably – Anura Kumara

All parties that were elected into power failed miserably – Anura Kumara

Leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayake stated that all the political parties that were elected into power failed to fulfill the needs of the people. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  10:45 am
JO’s request asking all SLFP members to defect is immoral – Weerakumara

JO’s request asking all SLFP members to defect is immoral – Weerakumara

Former Deputy Leader of the National Freedom Front Weerakumara Dissanayake stated that he joined the President along with his peers to strengthen the weaknesses existing within the government and the SLFP. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  10:15 am
Request to transfer Dala Puttuwa’s tusks and gajamuthu to Colombo denied

Request to transfer Dala Puttuwa’s tusks and gajamuthu to Colombo denied

The Mahawa Magistrate Court has denied the request made by the National Zoological gardens to transfer the tusks and ‘gajamuthu’ of the tusker ‘Dala Puttuwa’ who was killed by poachers in late November. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  9:59 am
Nominations for 14 LG bodies handed over yesterday

Nominations for 14 LG bodies handed over yesterday

The Election Commission accepted nominations from several political parties and independent groups for 14 Local Government bodies yesterday (11). MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  9:52 am
Ordinary Level Examination Commences Today

Ordinary Level Examination Commences Today

688, 573 school and private candidates will sit for the GCE O/L Examination today. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  8:01 am
President requests railway trade unions to call off strike

President requests railway trade unions to call off strike

President Maithripala Sirisena requested all striking railway trade unions to return to work considering the inconvenience caused to Ordinary Level students who are sitting for the examination today (12). MORE...

video (0) Comments | December 12, 2017  6:42 am
Indian Air Chief Calls on Army Commander

Indian Air Chief Calls on Army Commander

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, presently in Sri Lanka on a five-day long goodwill visit, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake at the Army Headquarters Monday (11) morning. MORE...

(0) Comments | December 12, 2017  6:33 am
Election laws to be enforced from today

Election laws to be enforced from today

The Police issued a statement declaring that the Local Authorities Election Ordinance will be enforced from today (11). MORE...

video (0) Comments | December 11, 2017  9:08 pm