Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been challenged in court on his eligibility to hold a parliamentary membership and his premiership.
Dec 11, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched from the 26th of December if the Cabinet paper that was passed under the good governance government pertaining to addressing salary anomalies and the graded system of the railway service is not enforced.
The effective date of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) should be postponed to ensure the removal of any detrimental clauses, MP Bandula Gunawardana said today.
An organization identifying themselves as Women for Justice yesterday filed a petition in the Court of Appeal seeking a Quo Warranto order to unseat former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his parliamentarian seat.
Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued notice directing the CID to be present in the Fort Magistrate's Court on December 19 for the inquiry into the bail application filed in court by former DIG Nalaka Silva’s counsel.
President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed the relevant authorities to avoid any shortages of essential food items in the market during the festive season and to provide the essential food items at reasonable prices without increasing their prices.
A compliant was lodged at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today against the false rumors that a close associate of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was allegedly involved in an incident where a large heroin haul weighing 231.5 kilogrammes was seized at Beruwala on December 5.
Dec 11, Colombo: A motion has been filed before the Supreme Court against the President Maithripala Sirisena's request to expedite the verdict of the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament.
Dec 11, Colombo: The Harvest 2018 Agriculture Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka will be opened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH in Colombo.
Dec 11, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC was reaffirmed the best among Sri Lanka's banks for financial disclosure for a consistent 14th year, winning the Gold in the Banking Institutions category at the 2018 CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards.
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced that he will request the Supreme Court to issue the decision of the petition against the dissolution of Parliament.
Dec 10, Colombo: A remarkable growth of the cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported this year. According to the records of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45 cruise ships have called at the Port of Colombo in the past 10 months
Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Department has launched a SMS alert service from Monday (10) as the first phase of the project on preventing elephant deaths by collision with trains.
The report of the Experts Committee appointed to look into the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) has highlighted the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment has found his bowling action to be illegal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today the President’s claim that 19th Amendment to the Constitution was brought in haste was baseless and said it was discussed for months prior to its approval in Parliament.
The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today.
The Department of Railways today introduced an SMS hotline 070-4445454 to inform about locations of elephant herds on railway lines countrywide with the help of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Dec 10, Colombo: The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka's flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions project for the period December 2018 to December 2020.
Dec 10, Colombo: The report of the Presidential Commission on Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has highlighted that the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
Dec 10, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has suspended him from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
A 36-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid in Bahrain has claimed that she was tortured and forced into prostitution for almost two years, the Gulf Daily News reported on Monday. The victim says she survived only on bread and was made to sleep with up to 20 men every day.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by the country’s anti-graft agency over alleged “tampering” of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report, Channel News Asia reported a short while ago.
United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would not be appointed as the Prime Minster even if the confidence motion would be passed in Parliament, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today.
At least five persons including a woman were injured after two gunmen opened fire at them in Modara a short while ago, Police said.
The first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a US museum-The Jewelled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka-would be presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Art Daily reported on Monday.
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict with respect and take future political decisions accordingly in the best interest of the country.
Dec 10, Colombo: The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding the plantation companies to increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector.
Dec 10, Colombo: A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction.
Dec 09, Colombo: The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons.
Dec 09, Colombo: According to the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal, all payments to ministers and their staff were temporarily suspended, a senior government official has told the Sunday Times.
Dec 09, Colombo: A motion to summon five Secretaries to Ministries before parliamentary committees for questioning has been handed over to the Speaker of House, Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
A 40-year-old man had been arrested with nine fire arms including a MP5K weapon used for VIP protection and a stock ammunition in Beruwala, the Police said.
A Mexican model and volunteer was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on Saturday.
Three persons were killed and another five persons were injured in two accidents involving the same car at Mount Lavinia on the Colombo-Galle Main road early this morning, Police said.