Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will move the Supreme Court on a fundamental rights application seeking the conduct of the elections to the provincial councils.
Welcoming the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena that death sentence will be given to those convicted of drug-related offences, Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday said the President should turn his words into action.
The Colombo High Court’s hearing of the case against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Former Divi Naguma Director General Kithsiri Ranawaka was postponed for March 28 due to a stay order issued by the Court of Appeal.
The UNP said today that the need of the hour was a national election but not a provincial council election.
The Supreme Court directed the Commissioner General of Examinations to appoint an independent team of examiners to re-evaluate the 2013 G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination English paper answered by an aggrieved student and award appropriate marks and a requisite grade as well.
Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando today said licences of all 9mm firearms had been suspended and new licences would be issued from January 23. Mr. Fernando expressed these views at a ceremony held in Nalanda College, Colombo today.
A major and a corporal were killed while four others were injured in an accident at Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu this afternoon, the Army said.
Sri Lanka has the highest real interest rate in South Asia at 6.2 percent, Bloomberg said today. It said real interest rates in South Asia are among the highest in the world, raising the
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated that the anti-corruption amnesty conduct in Sri Lanka is progressing satisfactorily, the NDTV said today.
WhatsApp messenger service would globally limit the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”, Reuters said on Monday.
A 38-year-old businessman had been hospitalised when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him at Polwatte, in Weligama, Matara a short while ago, the Police said.
A Major and a Corporal were killed while four others were injured in an accident at Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu this afternoon, the Army said.
Sri Lanka has the highest Real Interest Rate in South Asia at 6.2 percent, Bloomberg said today. It said Real interest rates in South Asia are among the highest in the world, raising the
Jan 21, Colombo: The employees of the National Savings Bank have decided to launch a token strike on the 24th of this month.
Jan 21, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has submitted a recommendation to Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera to allocate funds from the 2019 Budget to make state buildings and transportation accessible to persons with disabilities in line with national laws as well as interactional obligations of Sri Lanka.
Jan 21, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today ordered to temporarily lift the overseas travel ban imposed on the Chairman of controversial Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Nissanka Senadhipathi and former Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Defense retired Major General Palitha Fernando until the 25th of February.
The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and the Kollupitiya Police are investigating the death of a 49-year old man who had worked as a cook in an apartment at the Galle Face Court housing complex in Colombo.
On 17 October, the Divaina quoted Mr. Bandula Gunawardena as saying that as a result of the Sri Lanka–Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA), nearly 4,000 products can be imported with zero tariffs as per the gazette notification 2069/2.
A top official of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is said to be refusing to work with another high ranking official of the council merely because the latter is a woman.
There is no need to prepare a draft for a new constitution if it cannot be approved by a two thirds majority, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said over the weekend. He said it is not clear whether a draft for a new constitution would be approved by a two thirds majority as the parties in Parliament have to decide on it.
The government was contemplating to hold Presidential poll or General election and the elections to all nine provincial councils in one day within this year, senior cabinet Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will raise the question of the government delaying the conducting of provincial council (PC) elections in Parliament this week, a party official said yesterday.
A former LTTE member was arrested with four firearms and a stock of ammunition by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in Palei, Kilinochchi yesterday, Police said.
Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says he is not afraid of criticism when taking decisions for the health of the people.
Jan 20, Colombo: As the fall armyworm infestation has alarmingly spread to many areas in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture has decided to cancel the leave for all officers in the Department of Agriculture and Department of Agrarian Services from tomorrow until further notice to battle the caterpillar.
Jan 20, Colombo: Special attention has been paid to school children in the program being carried out by the President to control and suppress the illegal drugs, which has become a social menace devastating the entire country and accordingly, a National Drug Eradication School Week has been declared.
The Philippines to send a specialist team to Sri Lanka to inquire on the technical expertise that can be provided to eradicate drug smuggling.
Leave off all agriculture officers and employees engaged in the Agrarian Services had been cancelled with effect from January 21 until further notice in order to control the Sena caterpillar (Army Worm) which had spread to all parts of the country, Director General of Agriculture Dr W.M.W. Weerakoon said.
Jan 20, Colombo: The police have arrested 21 youths who were engaged in a pilgrimage to the sacred Sri Pada mountain with drugs in their possession.
Jan 20, Colombo: Public Health Inspectors of Sri Lanka are due to launch an island wide strike Monday (21), the President of the Public Health Inspectors Union of Sri Lanka Upul Rohana said.
Jan 20, Colombo: Six people have died when a car traveling towards Chilaw on the Colombo-Chilaw road collided with a lorry transporting fish near the Nainamadama Bridge at Wennappuwa at pre-dawn hours of Sunday.
Six people were killed and three others were injured when a car they were travelling in collided with a lorry near the Nainamadama Bridge in Wennappuwa on the Colombo- Chilaw Main Road early this morning, Police said.
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the country last night after concluding his visit to the Philippines.
One suspect has been arrested along with a pistol in connection with the shooting incident at the Kudawella Fisheries Harbour, where four people were killed and eight injured.
Veteran film actor Mark Samson passed away yesterday at the age of 63. Thelge Samson Marcus Peiris who was born on February 29, 1956 had acted in a large number of films.