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Rs 6,000 interim monthly allowance to families of missing persons from Nov.

Rs 6,000 interim monthly allowance to families of missing persons from Nov.

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..

| September 20, 2019  4:52 pm
Karu expresses concern over HR violations in occupied Kashmir

Karu expresses concern over HR violations in occupied Kashmir

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..

| September 20, 2019  4:44 pm
Tense situation at Fort railway station

Tense situation at Fort railway station

A tense situation is reported at the Fort railway station after all the ticket counters were closed due to work-to-rule campaign by the railway trade unions, says Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

| September 20, 2019  4:06 pm
FR petition against gazetting SLRC under Defence Ministry moved to Sep. 27

FR petition against gazetting SLRC under Defence Ministry moved to Sep. 27

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..

| September 20, 2019  2:52 pm
President’s testimony before PSC ends; final report by end of October

President’s testimony before PSC ends; final report by end of October

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..

| September 20, 2019  1:46 pm
Considering FR petition against holding Elpitiya PS poll postponed

Considering FR petition against holding Elpitiya PS poll postponed

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..

| September 20, 2019  12:53 pm
Gotabaya’s cash deposit for presidential election made

Gotabaya’s cash deposit for presidential election made

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..

video | September 20, 2019  12:15 pm
Parliament Road temporarily closed due to Samurdhi protest

Parliament Road temporarily closed due to Samurdhi protest

Parliament Road has been temporarily closed for traffic due to a protest, says Ada Derana correspondent. MORE..

| September 20, 2019  11:26 am
Date fixed for verdict on revision application against Pujith-Hemasiri bail order

Date fixed for verdict on revision application against Pujith-Hemasiri bail order

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..

| September 20, 2019  11:23 am
SL Ambassador to China clarifies claims on Lotus Tower project

SL Ambassador to China clarifies claims on Lotus Tower project

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..

| September 20, 2019  11:19 am
Gotabaya’s case postponed as chief magistrate yet to receive acquittal order

Gotabaya’s case postponed as chief magistrate yet to receive acquittal order

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..

video | September 20, 2019  10:47 am
PSC members meet President for evidence hearing

PSC members meet President for evidence hearing

The members of the special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks have arrived at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago. MORE..

| September 20, 2019  10:15 am
Railway work-to-rule action continues

Railway work-to-rule action continues

The Locomotive Operating Engineers’ Union says the work-to-rule trade union action commenced by the railway service from midnight yesterday (19) will be continued. MORE..

| September 20, 2019  9:19 am
President to testify before PSC today

President to testify before PSC today

President Maithripala Sirisena is set to testify before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks today (20). MORE..

| September 20, 2019  8:58 am
Fire breaks out at textile shop building in Wattala

Fire breaks out at textile shop building in Wattala

A major fire has reportedly broken out at the multi-storied building of a textile shop near Hekitta Junction, Wattala. MORE..

video | September 20, 2019  8:05 am
Trains delayed between Fort and Maradana

Trains delayed between Fort and Maradana

A signal failure between Colombo Fort and Maradana railway stations has caused delays in a number of trains commuting between the two railway stations, the Railway Control Room said. MORE..

video | September 20, 2019  7:30 am
Person arrested for acquiring money to release terror suspects

Person arrested for acquiring money to release terror suspects

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..

| September 20, 2019  12:55 am
Met. Dept. warns of rough seas & thundershowers

Met. Dept. warns of rough seas & thundershowers

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...

| September 20, 2019  12:00 am
Bathiudeen sheltering Turkish terrorists, SB alleges

Bathiudeen sheltering Turkish terrorists, SB alleges

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has brought in Turkish terrorists and is sheltering them, UPFA Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake alleges. MORE..

video | September 19, 2019  10:12 pm
Chinese Communist Party member calls on President

Chinese Communist Party member calls on President

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..

| September 19, 2019  8:38 pm
Reginald Cooray joins SLPP

Reginald Cooray joins SLPP

The former Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray has obtained the official membership of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). MORE..

video | September 19, 2019  7:25 pm
Three candidates make deposits for Prez. poll

Three candidates make deposits for Prez. poll

Three candidates have reportedly make deposits for the Presidential Election 2019 within the day. MORE..

| September 19, 2019  5:37 pm
Akila Dananjaya banned for one year

Akila Dananjaya banned for one year

Sri Lankan spin bowler Akila Dananjaya has been banned from international cricket for a period of one year after his bowling action was found to be illegal. MORE..

| September 19, 2019  5:35 pm
Cabinet decided not to discuss abolishing Executive Presidency now - Mano

Cabinet decided not to discuss abolishing Executive Presidency now - Mano

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..

video | September 19, 2019  5:23 pm
Disabled war hero climbs lamppost in protest

Disabled war hero climbs lamppost in protest

A disabled war hero had engaged in a protest after climbing on to the top of a lamppost in front of the Fort Railway Station, this afternoon (19). MORE..

video | September 19, 2019  5:09 pm
Abolishing Executive Presidency should happen after prez poll – Harin

Abolishing Executive Presidency should happen after prez poll – Harin

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..

video | September 19, 2019  5:01 pm
Court orders arrest of former Customs DG and Addtl. DG

Court orders arrest of former Customs DG and Addtl. DG

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..

| September 19, 2019  4:51 pm
Thajudeen murder: Case against ex-Chief JMO postponed

Thajudeen murder: Case against ex-Chief JMO postponed

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..

| September 19, 2019  3:30 pm
SLPP assigns five-member committee to handle presidential campaign

SLPP assigns five-member committee to handle presidential campaign

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has appointed a five-member committee to conduct its presidential election campaign. MORE..

| September 19, 2019  2:41 pm
Sajith is ahead so far - Kabir Hashim

Sajith is ahead so far - Kabir Hashim

United National Party (UNP) Chairman and Minister Kabir Hashim says that he believes the party would most likely be able to reach a consensus with regard to selecting its Presidential Candidate by tomorrow. MORE..

video | September 19, 2019  2:04 pm
Railway workers to begin work-to-rule action tonight

Railway workers to begin work-to-rule action tonight

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..

video | September 19, 2019  1:49 pm
Postal vote applications accepted from today

Postal vote applications accepted from today

Acceptance of applications for postal votes for the Presidential Election 2019 has commenced today (19), stated the Elections Commission. MORE..

| September 19, 2019  1:35 pm
People’s Bank (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament

People’s Bank (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament

The Parliament of Sri Lanka today passed the People’s Bank (Amendment) Bill with amendments. MORE..

| September 19, 2019  1:26 pm
No evidence to prove Hemasiri’s negligence caused Easter attacks, court told

No evidence to prove Hemasiri’s negligence caused Easter attacks, court told

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..

| September 19, 2019  1:18 pm
President calls urgent Cabinet meeting

President calls urgent Cabinet meeting

An emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers has been called at 3.00 p.m. today (19). MORE..

| September 19, 2019  12:35 pm
SLFP ready to hold talks with JVP

SLFP ready to hold talks with JVP

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..

video | September 19, 2019  12:06 pm
GMOA’s 24-hour strike ends

GMOA’s 24-hour strike ends

The token strike launched by the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has come to an end at 8.00 am this morning (19), says Dr. Naveen de Soysa, the Association’s deputy secretary. MORE..

| September 19, 2019  12:01 pm
31,500 police officers promoted

31,500 police officers promoted

A total number of 31,500 police officers including Police Constable and Inspector of Police have been promoted, the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

video | September 19, 2019  11:36 am
Cabinet to resolve disabled war heroes’ issue by next week

Cabinet to resolve disabled war heroes’ issue by next week

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..

| September 19, 2019  11:21 am
Karannagoda & Gunathileke presented highest honorary ranks

Karannagoda & Gunathileke presented highest honorary ranks

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..

video | September 19, 2019  11:06 am
Kanjipani Imran brought to Govt. Analyst’s Dept.

Kanjipani Imran brought to Govt. Analyst’s Dept.

Notorious drug trafficker Kanjipani Imran has been brought to the Government Analyst’s Department for a voice test over the allegations of threatening police officers over the phone. MORE..

| September 19, 2019  11:03 am
Defence Ministry dismisses fake reports on possible attack

Defence Ministry dismisses fake reports on possible attack

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..

| September 19, 2019  10:08 am
Five Indian fishers apprehended for poaching in SL waters

Five Indian fishers apprehended for poaching in SL waters

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 05 Indian fishermen along with their fishing trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters, yesterday (18). MORE..

| September 19, 2019  9:59 am
Rajitha to appear before Presidential Commission today

Rajitha to appear before Presidential Commission today

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..

| September 19, 2019  9:15 am
Fin. Min. warns of fake news on vehicle permits for local migrant workers

Fin. Min. warns of fake news on vehicle permits for local migrant workers

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..

| September 19, 2019  8:32 am
Landslide affects part of Southern highway

Landslide affects part of Southern highway

A large portion of the Kirinda-Walakanda area belonging to the Southern Expressway, which is currently under construction, has been affected by an earth slip. MORE..

| September 19, 2019  12:13 am
PM to announce presidential candidate next week

PM to announce presidential candidate next week

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that the presidential candidate of the United National Party (UNP) for the Presidential Election 2019 will be declared in the upcoming week. MORE..

video | September 18, 2019  10:34 pm
Man who never touched the soil, will never touch the sky – Raghavan

Man who never touched the soil, will never touch the sky – Raghavan

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..

| September 18, 2019  9:28 pm
Gazette declaring Presidential Elections issued

Gazette declaring Presidential Elections issued

The Gazette notification declaring the date of the Presidential Election has been issued a short while ago. MORE..

video | September 18, 2019  9:13 pm
Accepting deposits for presidential poll from tomorrow

Accepting deposits for presidential poll from tomorrow

Accepting deposits for the Presidential Election 2019 will commence from tomorrow (19), stated the Elections Commission. MORE..

video | September 18, 2019  8:04 pm