The Cabinet of Ministers have approved the payment of an interim monthly allowance of Rs 6,000 to the families of missing persons, including the family members of the armed forces and the Police missing in action. MORE..
The Deputy Chairman of Pakistan Senate, Saleem Mandviwalla had a pleasant meeting with the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya in Colombo, where they discussed Sri Lanka’s cricket tour to Pakistan and also condemned the new wave of brutalities against the innocent people of Kashmir, since 5th August 2019. MORE..
Considering the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition seeking a verdict that revokes President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to take Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) under the purview of the Defence Ministry was moved to September 27. MORE..
The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday terror attacks have concluded the hearing of evidence from President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..
The Supreme Court has ordered to take up the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition requesting to cancel the decision to hold elections for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya on the 24th of September for consideration. MORE..
Secretary of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Sagara Kariyawasam has paid the cash deposit for the Presidential Election 2019 on behalf of the party’s presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..
Parliament Road has been temporarily closed for traffic due to a protest, says Ada Derana correspondent. MORE..
The Colombo High Court will be delivering its decision of the revision application filed by the Attorney General, against the granting of bail to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, on the 9th of October. MORE..
The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China, Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku yesterday (19) issued an interim statement to clarify the “extent of interventions” in the Lotus Tower project by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing. MORE..
The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today (20) stated that it has not yet received the order delivered by the Court of Appeal discharging the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the Avant-Garde floating armoury case. MORE..
A major fire has reportedly broken out at the multi-storied building of a textile shop near Hekitta Junction, Wattala. MORE..
A person has been arrested for obtaining money by promising the release of three suspects held under the custody of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). MORE..
The Department of Meteorology says there is a high possibility of heavy showers or thundershowers and sudden roughness, associated with the sudden increase of wind speed (up to 70-80 kmph) in the Southern and South-western sea areas due to the active cloudiness. MORE...
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has brought in Turkish terrorists and is sheltering them, UPFA Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake alleges. MORE..
Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chen Min-Er and President Maithripala Sirisena have held a detailed discussion on a wide range of subjects on bilateral relations, economic cooperation and regional stability. MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers today decided not to discuss the matter of abolishing the Executive Presidency at this moment as a Presidential Election has already been called, Minister Mano Ganesan said. MORE..
Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment & Sports Harin Fernando today (19) taking to his Twitter account stated that five ministers of the United National Party (UNP) have confirmed the party’s parliamentary group that “they will support Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential Candidate.” MORE..
The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today ordered the arrest of former Director General of Sri Lanka Customs Jagath P. Wijeweera and its former Additional Director General Tharaka Seneviratne. MORE..
Hearing of the case filed by the Attorney General against former Chief Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of Colombo Ananda Samarasekara for allegedly concealing evidence in the Wasim Thajudeen murder case was postponed until October 03. MORE..
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has appointed a five-member committee to conduct its presidential election campaign. MORE..
The railway employees have decided to commence a work-to-rule union action stating from midnight today (19), the Locomotive Operating Engineers’ Union stated. MORE..
The Parliament of Sri Lanka today passed the People’s Bank (Amendment) Bill with amendments. MORE..
The revision application filed by the Attorney General against the Colombo chief magistrate’s order granting bail to former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara was heard before the Colombo High Court today (19). MORE..
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is ready to hold talks with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) with regard to the measure that will be taken at the upcoming presidential election, stated SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera. MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers will take a decision regarding the issue of the protesting disabled war heroes within the next week, stated the Media Spokesperson of the Sri Lanka Army Major General Sumith Atapattu. MORE..
Former Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and former Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathileke have been conferred the topmost military ranks at an investiture ceremony held this morning (19). MORE..
The Ministry of Defence has issued a clarification on false news circulating in the Internet, print and electronic media of an attack similar to the Easter Sunday incident to be launched with the assistance of some Army personnel. MORE..
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 05 Indian fishermen along with their fishing trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters, yesterday (18). MORE..
Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne today (19) will record a statement with the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, probing the allegations of corruption and malpractices at state institutions, over a complaint on Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital. MORE..
The Ministry of Finance has alerted the general public not to be misled by false news on the issuance of vehicle permits on concessionary terms for migrant Sri Lankan workers. MORE..
Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan said that the man who has never touched the soil will never touch the sky. He said this attending the Agriculture Exhibition 2019 which was started yesterday (17) in Jaffna. MORE..
Accepting deposits for the Presidential Election 2019 will commence from tomorrow (19), stated the Elections Commission. MORE..