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Charges to be filed against Wimal and seven others - Police

Charges to be filed against Wimal and seven others - Police

Charges will be filed against MP Wimal Weerawansa and seven others for taking part in an unlawful assembly, the Cinnamon Gardens police informed the Colombo Magistrates Court today. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  5:22 pm

India has been our enemy since ancient times - Gammanpila

India has been our enemy since ancient times - Gammanpila

The agreement between India and Sri Lanka would not be allowed to go through without the consent of the public, leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, MP Udaya Gammanpila says. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  5:00 pm

Govt. incurs losses in its bid to please India and China - JVP

Govt. incurs losses in its bid to please India and China - JVP

The government incurs losses in its bid to please India and China by providing petroleum tanks from harbors in Hambantota and Trincomalee, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said Monday. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  4:50 pm

Rajitha addresses media ahead of World Malaria Day

Rajitha addresses media ahead of World Malaria Day

The Minister of Health, Rajitha Senaratne, stated that Sri Lanka has been awarded the WHO certification for elimination of Malaria in 2016. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  2:14 pm

Japanese experts present report to the President on Meetotamulla

Japanese experts present report to the President on Meetotamulla

The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on Meetotamulla Garbage Dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today (24) at the Presidents Official Residence in Colombo. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  2:12 pm

Hot weather conditions could last till May Met. Dept.

Hot weather conditions could last till May  Met. Dept.

The prevailing hot weather conditions are likely to last till mid-May, Meteorological Department states. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  1:16 pm

New Chairperson for NCPA

New Chairperson for NCPA

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Mrs. Marini De Livera, Attorney at Law as the Chairperson of National Child Protection Authority (NCPA). MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  12:50 pm

4th round of talks between India, Lanka to finalise proposed ETCA

4th round of talks between India, Lanka to finalise proposed ETCA

The fourth round of talks between India and Sri Lanka to finalise the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) is beginning today in New Delhi. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  12:44 pm

Sri Lankan housemaid arrested 7 years after robbing sponsor

Sri Lankan housemaid arrested 7 years after robbing sponsor

A housemaid landed in court seven years after she had stolen Dh200,000 worth of valuables from her former sponsor, who had cancelled her residency and made her leave Dubai in 2010. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  11:00 am

Gemunu calls to appoint commission to probe NTC issue

Gemunu calls to appoint commission to probe NTC issue

The President should appoint a commission to investigate alleged fraudulent transactions occurred at the National Transport Commission (NTC), Lanka Private Bus Owners Association says. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  10:14 am

Invitation for all MPs that won elections to attend May Day rally

Invitation for all MPs that won elections to attend May Day rally

The Central Committee of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance has made a special decision to invite to the May Day rally, all Members of Parliament representing parliamentary and provincial councils who won elections as representatives of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  9:41 am

Elections commission to conclude registration of new parties

Elections commission to conclude registration of new parties

The discussions held regarding the registration of new political parties will conclude within this week, according to the election commission in Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  9:14 am

US Chamber of commerce recognizes SL financial discipline - Ravi

US Chamber of commerce recognizes SL financial discipline - Ravi

Minister of Finance, Ravi Karunanayake stated that the US Chamber of Commerce has agreed to help expand investment opportunities in the country. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  8:51 am

Strike action of the Petroleum trade unions begins

Strike action of the Petroleum trade unions begins

Strike action of the Petroleum trade unions has begun since early hours of this morning. Long lines of vehicles also formed since last night at fuel stations after trade unions at the state petroleum announced the strike. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 24, 2017  8:00 am

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, near-final results show. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 24, 2017  7:54 am

CoI directs SriLankan not to extend term of its security head

CoI directs SriLankan not to extend term of its security head

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) has directed SriLankan Airlines not to extend the term of its head of security, retired Major General P. Chandrawansa, sources said. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2017  10:02 pm

First ever Colombo session by G15 global grouping opens Monday

First ever Colombo session by G15 global grouping opens Monday

The first ever direct partnering effort by G15 global grouping with Sri Lanka will commence on Monday in Colombo, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2017  5:09 pm

Indian builders plan to import cement from Sri Lanka?

Indian builders plan to import cement from Sri Lanka?

In a bid to put an end to cartelisation by cement manufacturing companies in India, the builders Joint Action Committee, has decided to import cement from Sri Lanka, China and Bangladesh in protest against the hike of cement prices by the manufacturers in India, the NIE reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2017  4:58 pm

Appointment letters handed over to new SLFP organizers

Appointment letters handed over to new SLFP organizers

Appointment letters have been handed over to seven district organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) by President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 23, 2017  3:05 pm

China moves ahead with ancient Silk Road revival

China moves ahead with ancient Silk Road revival

China is moving forward with an ambitious project to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, hosting regional allies and other foreign dignitaries in what is expected to be the countrys biggest diplomatic event of 2017. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2017  2:57 pm

Petroleum workers to strike against proposed deal with India

Petroleum workers to strike against proposed deal with India

Seven trade unions attached to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will launch a strike over three issues including the move to sign a pact with India regarding the oil tanks in the Eastern port city of Trincomalee. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 23, 2017  1:22 pm

Indias Hindu outfit opposes Narendra Modis Lankan visit

Indias Hindu outfit opposes Narendra Modis Lankan visit

Accusing the Sri Lankan government of suppressing Hinduism and following a policy of Buddhist chauvinism, Indian Hindu Makkal Katchi leader Arjun Sampath has opposed the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the island nation to take part in the Buddhist festival, Deccan Chronicle reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2017  12:16 pm

Shooting on prison bus: committee to submit report

Shooting on prison bus: committee to submit report

The report prepared by the committee appointed to investigate the Kalutara prison bus shooting will be handed over to the relevant ministry, committee representatives reveal. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2017  10:51 am

21 tea pluckers hospitalized after wasp attack

21 tea pluckers hospitalized after wasp attack

A group of tea pluckers in Bogawantalawa area were hospitalized after being attacked by a swarm of wasps, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 23, 2017  10:11 am

Now American Airlines staff nearly hits woman passenger with baby stroller, video is viral

Now American Airlines staff nearly hits woman passenger with baby stroller, video is viral

American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew members, several passengers and a crying woman carrying a young child. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 23, 2017  9:52 am