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Bus fares increased with effect from today

Bus fares increased with effect from today

Increased bus fares will be implemented from today (21), as the fares of general bus services were hiked by 4% with effect from midnight yesterday. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 21, 2018  9:56 am
Harsha explains reason for depreciation of Sri Lankan Rupee

Harsha explains reason for depreciation of Sri Lankan Rupee

The reason for the depreciation of Sri Lankan Rupee against the US Dollar is the increase in US interest rate, according to the State Minister Harsha De Silva. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 21, 2018  9:23 am
Showery condition expected in several provinces

Showery condition expected in several provinces

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph can be expected in North-central and Uva provinces and in Hambanthota districts, according to the Department of Meteorology. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 21, 2018  8:50 am
CBK becomes first Sri Lankan recipient of France’s highest honour

CBK becomes first Sri Lankan recipient of France’s highest honour

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Prestigious Medal of Commander in the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest rank of the National Order of France. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 21, 2018  8:44 am
Renovating dilapidated tanks in Anuradhapura district to commence today

Renovating dilapidated tanks in Anuradhapura district to commence today

A programme for the renovating dilapidated tanks in the Anuradhapura district under the Cascaded Tank-Village System will commence today (21) near the Mahawilachchiya, Nabadagasdigiliya tank under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 21, 2018  8:25 am
SLFP removes 6 MPs from electoral organiser posts

SLFP removes 6 MPs from electoral organiser posts

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed several MPs and senior members from from their respective electoral organiser posts. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 21, 2018  8:06 am
Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018 – Award Winners

Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018 – Award Winners

‘Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018’, the national awards ceremony felicitating the Sri Lankans who have defied convention and raised the bar of excellence, was held for the third consecutive year at the Hilton in Colombo on Thursday (20). MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  11:38 pm
Top army intel officer arrested over Eknaligoda disappearance

Top army intel officer arrested over Eknaligoda disappearance

Army Intelligence Officer Lieutenant Colonel Erantha Peiris has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in connection with the disappearance of Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  9:49 pm
Shiral Lakthilake appointed advisor to the President

Shiral Lakthilake appointed advisor to the President

Former UNP Western Provincial Councilor and Attorney-at-Law Shiral Lakthilake has been appointed as an advisor to President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  9:28 pm
Gnanasara Thero’s appeal to be considered on Sep. 28

Gnanasara Thero’s appeal to be considered on Sep. 28

The appeal filed by Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, challenging his 6-years prison sentence, will be taken up for consideration on September 28 before the Supreme Court. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  5:55 pm
Twenty year old arrested carrying Cannabis on luxury bus

Twenty year old arrested carrying Cannabis on luxury bus

Vavuniya Police Headquarters have arrested a person while transporting Kerala Cannabis on Jaffna-Colombo luxury bus. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  5:33 pm
IGP is a special character – Fonseka

IGP is a special character – Fonseka

Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that the allegations against Inspector General of Police (IGP) should be proven before he can be removed from his post. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 20, 2018  5:16 pm
Joint Opposition claims IGP ‘mentally unwell’

Joint Opposition claims IGP ‘mentally unwell’

The Joint Opposition alleges that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is clearly not in a good mental health condition according to medical observations. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 20, 2018  4:28 pm
Police should be assigned under President – Dilan

Police should be assigned under President – Dilan

It is vital that the President assigns the Police under the Ministry of Defense, stated Dilan Perera of Group of 16 in SLFP, at a press conference held today (20). MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 20, 2018  4:21 pm
Gammanpila’s overseas travel ban lifted

Gammanpila’s overseas travel ban lifted

The Colombo High Court today issued an order to temporarily lift the travel ban currently imposed on Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  4:02 pm
DIG Nalaka de Silva linked to LTTE?

DIG Nalaka de Silva linked to LTTE?

The Yahapalana government is planning for another ‘war hero hunt’ says the National Freedom Front (NFF). MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 20, 2018  3:15 pm
Section of Katunayake Expressway closed for construction

Section of Katunayake Expressway closed for construction

Police says that a section of the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway will be temporarily closed off until October 04 due to construction work on the New Kelani Bridge. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  2:11 pm
Special salaries commission begins accepting recommendations

Special salaries commission begins accepting recommendations

The special commission, appointed to rectify the salary disparities and issues related to salaries in the Public Service, has commenced accepting relevant opinions and suggestions. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  2:06 pm
Sri Lanka to implement measures to prevent elephant-train collisions

Sri Lanka to implement measures to prevent elephant-train collisions

Considering the frequent deaths and accidents of elephants on rail tracks and damage that causes on trains, prompt action will be taken to avoid more elephant-train collisions, said Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  1:55 pm
SLFP Central Committee to meet today

SLFP Central Committee to meet today

The Central Committee of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is scheduled to assemble today (20). MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 20, 2018  12:58 pm
Sri Lankan Rupee falls to record low

Sri Lankan Rupee falls to record low

The Sri Lankan has depreciated against the US Dollar, today (20), to a new record low as the selling rate closed at Rs 168.63. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 20, 2018  12:50 pm
Action needed to prevent impacts from climate change in Sri Lanka - World Bank

Action needed to prevent impacts from climate change in Sri Lanka - World Bank

Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns pose a threat to Sri Lanka and could reduce GDP and living standards, a new World Bank report says. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  12:41 pm
IGP not asked to resign; ministerial-level probe on allegations

IGP not asked to resign; ministerial-level probe on allegations

The Law & Order Minister has informed the Secretary to the ministry to investigate the allegations against IGP Pujith Jayasundara at a ministerial-level, deputy minister Nalin Bandara told Parliament this morning. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 20, 2018  11:46 am
Can’t buy high-quality wheat flour at control price - Traders

Can’t buy high-quality wheat flour at control price - Traders

Wholesale and retail sellers say that consumers cannot buy high-quality wheat flour at the control price imposed by the government. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  11:33 am
Education should be adapted to suit modern world – Akila Viraj

Education should be adapted to suit modern world – Akila Viraj

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the education system in the country should be adapted to suit the modern world. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  10:13 am
Woman arrested with illicit liquor at Moragahahena

Woman arrested with illicit liquor at Moragahahena

A woman has been arrested in Pitawila, Moragahahena for the possession of illicit liquor. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  9:57 am
IGP asked to resign?

IGP asked to resign?

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has been requested by President Maithripala Sirisena to hand over his resignation letter within two weeks, according to political sources.

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  9:33 am
AIADMK to target DMK for its’complicity’ in Eelam War

AIADMK to target DMK for its’complicity’ in Eelam War

The AIADMK on Wednesday decided to take on its principal rival DMK, which had been targeting the ruling party with allegations of corruption, by reviving the issue of the DMK’s “complicity” in the alleged massacre of Tamils during the final phase of the Eelam War in Sri Lanka in May 2009. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  9:16 am
Strong winds and showers in several provinces

Strong winds and showers in several provinces

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph can be expected in Central, North-western, North-central and Southern provinces and in Badulla and Trincomalee districts, stated Meteorological Department. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  9:03 am
Development programmes under ‘Sirisara Pivisuma’ project to be vested in the public

Development programmes under ‘Sirisara Pivisuma’ project to be vested in the public

The ceremony to vest the Gomarankadawala Bakmeegama tank which is renovated under the ‘Sirisara Pivisuma’ project with the public and the opening of the 30 km long Elephant Fence which is constructed as a pilot project in Gomarankadawala area to provide a solution for the age old human elephant conflict, will be held... MORE..

(0) Comments | September 20, 2018  8:16 am
SL has no plan to hand over strategic Palaly Airport to India – Transport Min.

SL has no plan to hand over strategic Palaly Airport to India – Transport Min.

Sri Lanka has decided against giving control of Palaly Airport to India just days after the state-run Airport Authority of India made a move to develop it. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  11:05 pm
‘Tripitaka’ declared a national heritage

‘Tripitaka’ declared a national heritage

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to declare the ‘Tripitaka’, the text which includes all teachings of Buddha, as a national heritage in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  9:02 pm
100% margin deposit requirement imposed against LCs opened with banks to import vehicles

100% margin deposit requirement imposed against LCs opened with banks to import vehicles

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has imposed a 100 per cent margin deposit requirement against Letters of Credit (LCs) opened with the commercial banks for the import of motor vehicles, which are generally used for non-commercial purposes, with immediate effect. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  8:27 pm
Price hike of sugar not permitted – Finance Ministry

Price hike of sugar not permitted – Finance Ministry

The Ministry of Finance and Media states that price hike of sugar will not be permitted as the international price of sugar has been drastically reduced due to excess sugar in the world market. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  7:40 pm
Bakery Owners agree to reduce price of bread by Rs 5

Bakery Owners agree to reduce price of bread by Rs 5

Following a discussion held with Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Bakery Owners’ Association said that they will be able to bring down the price of a loaf of bread by Rs 5 within several days. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  6:31 pm
Rohitha permitted to travel overseas

Rohitha permitted to travel overseas

The overseas travel ban imposed on former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena, who is charged over the alleged illegal acquisition of assets, has been temporarily lifted by the Colombo High Court. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  5:50 pm
JO accuses govt. of abusing the Sri Lankan Rupee

JO accuses govt. of abusing the Sri Lankan Rupee

There is no other era in the Sri Lankan history, in which Sri Lankan Rupee consecutively depreciated three times just within a week and three years, claims the Joint Opposition. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  5:36 pm
IGP is a disgrace to Sri Lankan Police history – Anura Kumara

IGP is a disgrace to Sri Lankan Police history – Anura Kumara

The current Inspector General of Police (IGP) is behaving in a manner that disrepute the whole of Sri Lankan Police history, says JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  5:31 pm
Revised bus fares

Revised bus fares

The National Transport Commission (NTC) today announced the revised bus fares following the decision to increase fares in line with the recent fuel price hike. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  5:21 pm
Embilipitiya paper mill to be rented out to Korean company

Embilipitiya paper mill to be rented out to Korean company

The decision to revive the Embilipitiya Paper Mill, which had discontinued its production, has received Cabinet approval. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  5:06 pm
Former Pakistani PM released after 2 months into 10-year jail sentence

Former Pakistani PM released after 2 months into 10-year jail sentence

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered the release from jail of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt Safdar, suspending the sentences they received from an accountability court in July. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  4:32 pm
Malwathu-Asgiri Chief Prelates present letter to President

Malwathu-Asgiri Chief Prelates present letter to President

Chief Prelates of Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters have given a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena to bring his attention to actions of both clergy and laymen against the Buddha Sasana. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  3:39 pm
Wholesale price of sugar increased - importers

Wholesale price of sugar increased - importers

The wholesale price of sugar will be increased by Rs 15 per kilogram with immediate effect, according to the Sugar Importers’ Association.

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  3:33 pm
No ethnic problem in Sri Lanka – Prof. Channa Jayasumana tells UNHRC

No ethnic problem in Sri Lanka – Prof. Channa Jayasumana tells UNHRC

Professor Channa Jayasumana says that the mythical history created by racists in Sri Lanka has led to violation of human right in all Sri Lankans. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  3:01 pm
Sri Lankan Rupee depreciates further

Sri Lankan Rupee depreciates further

The Sri Lankan Rupee has further depreciated against the US Dollar as the selling price hikes up to Rs 167.14 per US Dollar. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  1:37 pm
Ministry recommends to send DIG Nalaka de Silva on compulsory leave

Ministry recommends to send DIG Nalaka de Silva on compulsory leave

The Ministry of Law and Order has recommended to the National Police Commission to place DIG Nalaka de Silva on compulsory leave with immediate effect, to facilitate the ongoing investigations into allegations against him. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  1:36 pm
Action could be taken against IGP’s behavior – Rajitha

Action could be taken against IGP’s behavior – Rajitha

Action could be taken regarding the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara’s behavior, says Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne. MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  1:31 pm
Thirty arrested during special search operation in Matale

Thirty arrested during special search operation in Matale

Thirty individuals have been arrested under various charges during a 12-hour special search operation carried out within Matale district, centralizing on four police stations. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  1:30 pm
Bus fares to increase by 4%

Bus fares to increase by 4%

Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva says that bus fares will be increased by 4% with effect from midnight tomorrow (20). MORE..

video (0) Comments | September 19, 2018  12:45 pm
Knife-wielding robber makes off with Rs 1.7 million from finance company

Knife-wielding robber makes off with Rs 1.7 million from finance company

A suspect wearing a full face helmet and armed with a knife has robbed Rs 1.7 million in cash from a private finance company in Chavakachcheri. MORE..

(0) Comments | September 19, 2018  12:00 pm