Aug 14, Colombo: The Government has decided to appoint a Special Salaries Commission to make necessary recommendations to increase the salaries of the entire public sector staff, and to remove the salary anomalies in public sector institutions, including the Railways Department.
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's court has granted permission to the Criminal investigations Department (CID) to detain and interrogate a former Navy Officer, who was arrested yesterday after evading arrest for months.
Aug 14, Colombo: To celebrate International Youth Day in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted its fourth Youth4Youth symposium in the Central Province from 12 - 14 August 2018.
At least 22 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains on Tuesday morning over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, and the deputy transport minister said the death toll would rise.
A group of female inmates who were protesting on top of the roof of the Welikada Prison are reported to have taken to the Prisons Headquarters for a discussion with a higher official of the Prisons Department, sources said.
The female inmates who were protesting on top of the roof of the Welikada Prison called off their protest following a discussion with the officials of the Justice Ministry, sources said.
The party leaders of the Joint Opposition (JO) today appointed a committee of experts headed by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris to study the matter of becoming independent in Parliament.
Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka's hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game's shortest format.
Aug 14, Colombo: Nine Sri Lankan entrepreneurs have been honored with Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 (APEA 2018) at the award ceremony held recently in Colombo under the patronage of the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.
Aug 14, Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the Independence Day of Pakistan with national zeal and enthusiasm and the commitment to protect the country against perils.
Aug 14, Colombo: The Commercial High Court judge Hon. Ratnapriya Gurusinghe has dismissed the petition filed by Dialog Broadband Network Ltd (Dialog Broadband) on July 18, 2017 against Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT)
China is printing currencies for the governments of several countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brazil, the Chinese media reported, quoting a top official of the state-owned banknote printer.
Polonnaruwa District Secretary Ranjith Ariyaratne has been appointed as the Post Master General (PMG).
The Maritime Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) today said that it would request the Ministry of Environment to discuss with the Indian High Commission at a diplomatic level urging India to prevent clinical waste from being released towards Sri Lanka.
A man has been arrested and a number of pedestrians injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said.
Navy Sampath, who was wanted by the CID in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths, had been arrested yesterday, the Police said.
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka, for the first time is planning to issue 'Panda' and 'Samurai' bonds this year, the Governor of Central Bank Indrajit Coomaraswamy has said.
Aug 13, Colombo: Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC has announced its results for the 1st Quarter of FY 2018-19 with Rs. 1.649 billion of revenue with Rs. 86 million of profit before tax.
Aug 13, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance stressed that no changes have been made to Octane 92 Petrol and Auto Diesel under the fuel price formula on price review.
Aug 13, Colombo: Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Athukorala says she will not instruct to hasten the process in response to the demands by a group of female inmates at the Welikada Remand prison.
Sri Lanka is currently facing a foreign currency issue and needs to go for an export-driven economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today requested the Attorney General in writing to suspend all payments made to House Leaders, the Opposition Leaders the Chief Government Whips and the Chief Opposition Whips at provincial councils including the Western Provincial Council on the basis that they were illegal posts.
Aug 13, Colombo: The United States Department of State has announced that it will provide approximately $39 million in Foreign Military Financing for Sri Lanka, pending Congressional approval.
Aug 13, Colombo: India's envoy to Sri Lanka highlighting the strengthened bilateral development partnership between the two countries today said the industries of the two countries haven an important role to play in crafting the developmental trajectory.
Aug 13, Colombo: Queen Elizabeth II has today recognized Prashan De Visser, as the 2nd Commonwealth Point of Light from Sri Lanka, in honor of his exceptional voluntary service engaging young people and promoting peace across Sri Lanka.
Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray today suggested that the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) ministers should resign so as to resolve the issue, which has arisen from the change in its ministerial composition.
Some 999 terror suspects from 40 nationalities, including one from Sri Lanka, detained in Saudi Arabia's intelligence prisons, according to Nafidha, the Interior Ministry's window for communications between the suspects and their relatives.
A special discussion regarding the use of drone technology in agriculture had taken place at the Natural Resources Management Centre in Kandy under the chairmanship of Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama.
Block one of the Yala National Park, considered to be the main tourism zone of Yala, would be closed from September 2 to October 31, Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department, M.G.C. Sooriyabandara said.
Pakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) Kashmir today arrived at the port of Colombo on a four-day goodwill visit.
If Speaker Karu Jayasuriya constantly refused to recognize the Joint Opposition (JO) as the Main Opposition in Parliament and MP Dinesh Gunawardane as Opposition Leader, the JO would stop recognizing him as the Speaker, MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.
Aug 13, Colombo: Leader of the House, Minister of Public Enterprise and Kandy City Development Lakshman Kiriella says that no one can challenged the decision of the Speaker on the post of Leader of the Opposition in a court.
Aug 13, Colombo: Ten female inmates at Sri Lanka's Welikada Remand Prison are engaged in a protest on the roof of the prison building.
Aug 13, Colombo: A group of treasure hunters who were engaged in digging a site in the Mahawilachchiya - Kohombapitiya archaeological reserve believed to be an ancient palace, have attacked the wildlife officers who have attempted to arrest the group.
A group of female inmates of the Welikada prison are staging a protest on top of the roof of the prison, Police said.