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LTTE to remain on EU’s terrorism list despite ECJ’s ruling

LTTE to remain on EU’s terrorism list despite ECJ’s ruling

The European Union (EU) announced that they would continue to consider the LTTE as a terrorist organisation, despite the ruling made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) earlier today (26). MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  8:54 pm
CPC trade unions call off strike following talks with President

CPC trade unions call off strike following talks with President

Petroleum trade unions have decided to temporarily call off their strike after discussions with the President. MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 26, 2017  8:17 pm
President Sirisena congratulates newly elected Indian President

President Sirisena congratulates newly elected Indian President

Congratulating the newly elected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his willingness to work closely with the new Indian President to further develop and strengthen excellent bilateral relations and cooperation which exists between the two countries. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  4:52 pm
LTTE removed from EU’s terrorism list

LTTE removed from EU’s terrorism list

The court said that EU had not produced any evidence to show that there was a risk of the LTTE carrying out attacks after its military defeat in 2009. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  3:51 pm
Parliament adjourned following tense situation

Parliament adjourned following tense situation

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya resorted to postponing the Parliamentary session owing to a heated situation that arose during the session. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  3:05 pm
CPC workers arrested following unrest in Kolonnawa

CPC workers arrested following unrest in Kolonnawa

The 16 Ceylon Petroleum Corporation employees arrested for unruly behavious near the Kolonnawa Petroleum Storage Terminal have been released on police bail. MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 26, 2017  2:34 pm
CPC trade unions agree to carry out essential services until talks

CPC trade unions agree to carry out essential services until talks

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade unions engaged in the strike action have agreed to carry out essential services until 6.30pm today, when discussions are expected to be held with relevant authorities. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 26, 2017  2:19 pm
Pres. Task Force calls for public cooperation with fumigation activities

Pres. Task Force calls for public cooperation with fumigation activities

The Presidential Task Force states that the public’s active cooperation is required in order to eradicate dengue by means fumigation. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  2:01 pm
15 bowsers carrying fuel leave Kolonnawa terminal

15 bowsers carrying fuel leave Kolonnawa terminal

Fifteen bowsers loaded with fuel left the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal in Kolonnawa, a short while ago. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 26, 2017  1:55 pm
JO is poised to file a no-confidence motion against Ravi - Namal

JO is poised to file a no-confidence motion against Ravi - Namal

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa stated that the leaders of the Joint Opposition (JO) were in the process of hosting discussions in order to file a motion of no confidence against Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  1:44 pm
Bus topples off Ampara - Sammanthurai main road; 19 injured

Bus topples off Ampara - Sammanthurai main road; 19 injured

19 individuals have been injured following a traffic accident along the Ampara – Sammanthurai main road, Police reported. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  1:02 pm
Protesting CPC workers block road in Kolonnawa

Protesting CPC workers block road in Kolonnawa

The Dematagoda - Kolonnawa road is blocked for traffic in front of the Kolonnawa petroleum storage complex due to a protest being staged by CPC employees. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 26, 2017  12:55 pm
Cabinet consents to conducting island-wide PC elections on the same day

Cabinet consents to conducting island-wide PC elections on the same day

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to amend the provisions of the Constitution and Provincial Councils Act, in order to enable the conductionof elections of all Provincial Councils on the same day. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  12:51 pm
Rs.10 million worth Walla Patta seized at BIA

Rs.10 million worth Walla Patta seized at BIA

Customs officials of the departure terminal at the Katunayake airport have seized 60kg of Walla Patta worth Rs. 10 million. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  12:35 pm
Stationmaster remanded for assault in Chilaw

Stationmaster remanded for assault in Chilaw

The station master and two railway employees at the Chilaw railway station have been remanded for allegedly assaulting a passenger. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  12:21 pm
Ravi unable to appear before bond commission

Ravi unable to appear before bond commission

Minister Ravi Karunanayake has informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Central Bank bond scam, through his attorneys, that he will be unable to appear before the commission until next Wednesday due to a busy schedule. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  11:23 am
Court requested to release elephants for processions

Court requested to release elephants for processions

The domesticated elephant protection association has requested the Court to release all licensed elephants for the religious processions. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  9:53 am
Three-day dengue prevention programme to be launched in the Western Province

Three-day dengue prevention programme to be launched in the Western Province

The Ministry of Health has made the decision to launch a three-day dengue prevention programme within the Western Province, starting tomorrow (27). MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  8:35 am
Port workers poised to launch strike

Port workers poised to launch strike

The All Ceylon Port General Workers’ Union announced that they would conduct a demonstration tomorrow (27), opposing the transfer of ownership of the Hambantota Port to private companies. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 26, 2017  8:21 am
Fuel storage and distribution declared an essential service

Fuel storage and distribution declared an essential service

(UPDATE) The President’s Media Division announced that President Maithripala Sirisena had requested CPC workers to report to duty by being considerate of the inconvenience caused to the public as a result of the strike.

video (0) Comments | July 26, 2017  7:21 am
Presidential Commission re-issues summons to Ravi

Presidential Commission re-issues summons to Ravi

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and Inquire into the Issuance of Treasury Bonds has re-issued summons on former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  11:14 pm
Foreign Exchange Bill passed in Parliament

Foreign Exchange Bill passed in Parliament

The Foreign Exchange Bill was passed in Parliament with amendments, a short while ago. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 25, 2017  7:27 pm
Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe further remanded

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe further remanded

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe has been further remanded till the August 08 after being produced at the Kayts Magistrates Court. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 25, 2017  5:13 pm
Investments in H’tota were a big mistake - Eran

Investments in H’tota were a big mistake - Eran

Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy stated that the Government was in the process of attempting to deepen and widen the agreement with India to include services, investment, training and technology, in addition to goods. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  5:13 pm
Heavy traffic around town hall

Heavy traffic around town hall

Heavy traffic has been reported around Town Hall. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  4:54 pm
GMOA suspends strike

GMOA suspends strike

The GMOA has suspended their strike action, which began this morning (25), at 8.30am. MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 25, 2017  4:49 pm
Cabinet approves amended agreement on Hambantota Port

Cabinet approves amended agreement on Hambantota Port

The Cabinet of Ministers today approved the Hambantota Port concessionary agreement, Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe told Ada Derana. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 25, 2017  3:36 pm
Heated situation at Southern Provincial Council

Heated situation at Southern Provincial Council

A heated situation had arisen amidst the Southern Provincial Council session earlier today (25) morning. MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 25, 2017  1:12 pm
51 mistreated Lankan women return from Kuwait

51 mistreated Lankan women return from Kuwait

A troubled group of Sri Lankan women who had migrated to Kuwait looking for employment, were brought back down to Sri Lanka earlier today (25). MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  12:57 pm
 Treasury Bond commission’s term extended

Treasury Bond commission’s term extended

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to extend the term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and Inquire into the Issuance of Treasury Bonds. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  11:21 am
Officer shot dead in Nallur posthumously promoted

Officer shot dead in Nallur posthumously promoted

Officer Sarath Premachandra who was shot dead while on duty has been promoted posthumously to the position of Sub Inspector. MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 25, 2017  10:44 am
Public subjected to distress due to petroleum strike

Public subjected to distress due to petroleum strike

President of the Ceylon Petroleum General Services Union, Ashoka Ranwala stated that fuel distribution had been stalled island-wide as a result of the ongoing strike. MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 25, 2017  10:08 am
If Int. community feels we are doing security wrong, fix it - Ravi

If Int. community feels we are doing security wrong, fix it - Ravi

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ravi Karunanayake held a special discussion on national security. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  9:52 am
GMOA launches token strike

GMOA launches token strike

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) launched a token strike at 8.00 am today (25). MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  9:42 am
Satellite technology to be introduced to multi-day fishing vessels

Satellite technology to be introduced to multi-day fishing vessels

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development has made the decision to use satellite technology for communication to and from multi-day fishing vessels. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  9:28 am
Kerawalapitiya Power Plant functions restored back to normal

Kerawalapitiya Power Plant functions restored back to normal

The generator of the Kerawalapitiya Power Plant which sustained a technical malfunction yesterday (24) has been restored to its normal functions. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  9:18 am
Main suspect in Nallur shooting turns himself in

Main suspect in Nallur shooting turns himself in

The main suspect involved in the shooting in Nallur, Jaffna handed himself over to the police, today (25). MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 25, 2017  9:15 am
Sampanthan urges President to solve issue on missing persons

Sampanthan urges President to solve issue on missing persons

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan has directed a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena, with regard to the issue surrounding the missing persons of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  9:10 am
Police shoot dead thief attempting to steal from Temple

Police shoot dead thief attempting to steal from Temple

An individual who had attempted to steal from a temple in Lassanagama, Migalawa was shot dead by police, yesterday (24). MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  9:06 am
‘Office of Missing Persons is practically untouchable by even the Supreme Court’

‘Office of Missing Persons is practically untouchable by even the Supreme Court’

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that even though the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) was technically an ‘office’, Section 12 of the OMP Act made it clear that it would in actual fact be a tribunal capable of receiving complaints, carrying out investigations, examining witnesses, issuing summons and holding hearings. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 25, 2017  9:01 am
Ranatunga files court case for Rs.1000 million compensation

Ranatunga files court case for Rs.1000 million compensation

Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, Arjuna Ranatunga has filed a court case against two trade union leaders of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) for defaming him. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 24, 2017  11:57 pm
No action will defame image of soldiers - Gayantha

No action will defame image of soldiers - Gayantha

Minister Gayantha Karunatileke stated that in order to protect the dignity of war heroes, those who had done wrong should be punished by the law. MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 24, 2017  11:54 pm
Japan SL Friendship Foundation donates fire trucks

Japan SL Friendship Foundation donates fire trucks

The Japan- Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation donated two fire trucks worth Rs. 150 million to Sri Lanka at the President’s official residence today ( 24th July).MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 24, 2017  11:41 pm
Bond  comm. reveals Aloysius's luxury apartment for Minister's family

Bond comm. reveals Aloysius's luxury apartment for Minister's family

The Presidential Commission to inquire into the issuance of Treasury bonds, today (24) revealed that Arjun Aloysius had rented a luxury apartment for a prominent minister and his family to reside in.MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 24, 2017  11:40 pm
Kerawalapitiya power plant fails - power cuts expected

Kerawalapitiya power plant fails - power cuts expected

A technical failure has been reported at the Kerawalapitiya power plant today (24).MORE..

(0) Comments | July 24, 2017  9:00 pm
Maldives President shuts parliament amid political turmoil

Maldives President shuts parliament amid political turmoil

Maldives lawmakers were locked out of parliament Monday (July 24) after President Abdulla Yameen ordered it shut to prevent a vote to impeach his speaker, the opposition said, in the latest turmoil to grip the troubled honeymoon islands. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 24, 2017  7:52 pm
Petroleum unions to go on strike

Petroleum unions to go on strike

The trade unions of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will be launching a strike from midnight today (24). MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 24, 2017  5:48 pm
Specialist doc arrested over alleged bribery scheme further remanded

Specialist doc arrested over alleged bribery scheme further remanded

The specialist doctor attached to the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital arrested in connection with a bribery allegation has been further remanded. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 24, 2017  4:55 pm
GMOA to launch 24-hour token strike tomorrow

GMOA to launch 24-hour token strike tomorrow

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has confirmed the launch of the island-wide 24-hour token strike. MORE...

video (0) Comments | July 24, 2017  3:10 pm
‘Join us, we will soon topple the Govt.,’ Basil says

‘Join us, we will soon topple the Govt.,’ Basil says

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa stated that the Sri Lanka People’s Front, which was considered to be the newest party, would be establishing its own Government before long. MORE...

(0) Comments | July 24, 2017  2:12 pm