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President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka

President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward march of Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  7:10 am

More than 130 dead as earthquake hits Mexico

More than 130 dead as earthquake hits Mexico

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  7:22 am

Sri Lanka qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Sri Lanka qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Sri Lanka have qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after the Windies lost the first ODI against England at Old Trafford on Tuesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  7:32 am

Railway strike from midnight today

Railway strike from midnight today

Railway Employees attached to 11 grades including railway drivers, station masters, and guards have decided to engage in a strike action with effect from midnight today (20).

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  8:51 am

CEB employees to protest tomorrow

CEB employees to protest tomorrow

A massive protest will be staged tomorrow (21) if the government fails to address their issues before 12 noon today (20), announced the Ceylon Electricity Board Employees’ Union (CEBEU). MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  9:41 am

Consumers would not be hindered - Siyambalapitiya

Consumers would not be hindered - Siyambalapitiya

A regular supply of electricity would be maintained throughout the country, without causing any hindrance to consumers due to the CEB strike action, Power and Renewable Energy Ministry affirmed. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  10:28 am

Mahendran appears before the bond Commission for the second consecutive day

Mahendran appears before the bond Commission for the second consecutive day

Central Bank former Governor Arjuna Mahendran appeared before the Presidential Commission of inquiry today (20), for the second consecutive day. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  10:46 am

Parliament Road closed due to protest over disappearance bill

Parliament Road closed due to protest over disappearance bill

Parliament Road has been closed for traffic from Parliament Roundabout due to a protest, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  11:04 am

Parliament adjourned due to uproar over PC polls bill

Parliament adjourned due to uproar over PC polls bill

Parliament has been adjourned until 12 noon following a tense situation during the debate on the Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Bill. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  11:34 am

GMOA to stage 24-hour strike

GMOA to stage 24-hour strike

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has decided to launch a 24-hour strike action tomorrow (21), with the participation of several other trade unions. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  11:56 am

Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita granted bail

Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita granted bail

Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the TRC Anusha Palpita, who were sentenced over the ‘Sil Cloth’ case, have been granted conditional bail by the Colombo High Court. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  12:10 pm

CEB Employees issued final warnings to report back to work

CEB Employees issued final warnings to report back to work

The Power and Renewable Energy ministry issued final warnings to CEB employees on casual and probation basis to report to work before noon tomorrow (21) or face the consequences. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  12:24 pm

Railway strike called off

Railway strike called off

The railway strike which was scheduled to be launched from midnight today (20) has been called off by the trade unions after the discussions held with the Prime Minister’s secretary. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  12:49 pm

Pakistan’s new PM assures continued assistance to Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s new PM assures continued assistance to Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured President Maithripala Sirisena that Pakistan would continue the assistance provided to Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  3:04 pm

Sri Lankan fugitive faces Sh253.3 million theft charge in Kenya

Sri Lankan fugitive faces Sh253.3 million theft charge in Kenya

Moshin Ranatunga, who entered Kenya on a 90-day visa, was charged last year with stealing USD 2,450,377 (Kenyan Sh 253.3 million) from his employer, a tea exporter in Kenya, between July 2012 and September 2015. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  3:38 pm

Man hacked to death in font of son by motorcycle gang in Jaffna

Man hacked to death in font of son by motorcycle gang in Jaffna

One person in Navalar, Jaffna had been hacked and murdered using sharp weapons by a gang of eight in four motor bikes. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  4:23 pm

PC Elections Amendment Bill requires 2/3 majority in Parliament - AG

PC Elections Amendment Bill requires 2/3 majority in Parliament - AG

The Attorney General has informed the Speaker of Parliament that the Provincial Council Elections (Amendment) Bill needs to be passed by a two-thirds majority of votes in Parliament. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  7:28 pm

Provincial Council Elections Amendment Bill passed in Parliament

Provincial Council Elections Amendment Bill passed in Parliament

The Provincial Council Elections (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament with a two-thirds majority, a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  8:30 pm

CEB trade unions end strike

CEB trade unions end strike

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) trade unions decide to suspend their strike action after discussions with the Labour Minister this evening. MORE>.

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  8:31 pm

Derana wins at Sumathi Tele Awards 2017

Ada Derana wins the award for Best Investigative News Reporting for Television in 2016 at the Sumathi Tele Awards 2017 held at Nelum Pokuna Theatre today (20).

(0)Comments | September 20, 2017  11:03 pm

Uma-Oya project will be transformed into a viable resource – Amaraweera

Uma-Oya project will be transformed into a viable resource – Amaraweera

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development Mahinda Amaraweera stated that the Uma-oya project which has morphed into a misfortune that has plagued the residents of the Uva region will be transformed into a viable resource for the public. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  10:28 am

Arjuna Mahendran to appear before Bond Commission today

Arjuna Mahendran to appear before Bond Commission today

Former Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran is scheduled to appear before the Presidential Commission of inquiry today (19), to submit evidence for the ongoing inquiry on the dealings of Perpetual Treasuries Limited. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  9:42 am

51 year old nabbed with precious metals at BIA

51 year old nabbed with precious metals at BIA

The Customs Narcotic Control unit of the Bandaranaike International Airport was able to apprehend a 51 year old Sri Lankan who was attempting to smuggle several high value precious metals into the country earlier today (19).

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  10:05 am

Students unable to pass O/Levels to be granted entry to A/Levels

Students unable to pass O/Levels to be granted entry to A/Levels

The Ministry of Education has taken steps to launch a pilot project to enable students who failed their GCE Ordinary Level Examinations, to gain entry to the GCE Advanced Level Examination that is scheduled to commence in October. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  10:41 am

Data missing from Arjuna Mahendran’s mobile phones

Data missing from Arjuna Mahendran’s mobile phones

A considerable amount of data has been missing from the two mobile phones handed over by former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, probing the controversial treasury bond scam. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  11:29 am

Central Province also green-lights 20th amendment

Central Province also green-lights 20th amendment

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, to hold elections for all Provincial Councils in the same day, has been passed in the Central Provincial Council with amendments. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  11:47 am

Dwindling numbers cannot halt an island wide power cut – CEB Trade Unions

Dwindling numbers cannot halt an island wide power cut – CEB Trade Unions

CEB Trade Union members stated that the present dwindling number of electrical engineers and CEB employees who are attempting to keep the power grid afloat will not be able to prevent a nationwide power loss should the main power generation unit malfunction.

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  11:55 am

Exercise Cormorant Strike to commence in Mattala today

Exercise Cormorant Strike to commence in Mattala today

The Joint Field Training Exercise (FTX), Exercise Cormorant Strike VII – 2017 organized by the Sri Lanka Army for the 8th year will be conducted within the Mattala Airport premises at 4.30pm today (19). MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  12:20 pm

Fonseka laments over missed opportunity to attend UN General Assembly

Fonseka laments over missed opportunity to attend UN General Assembly

Minister of Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka stated that he was not able to obtain a VISA to travel with President Maithripala Sirisena to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, due to war crimes committed by several Sri Lankan Military officials. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  12:42 pm

Emmys 2017: Reese Witherspoon hails ‘incredible year’ for women on TV

Emmys 2017: Reese Witherspoon hails ‘incredible year’ for women on TV

One of the reasons this year’s Emmys stood out was for its celebration of strong female characters and actors. Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale - two dramas led by exceptional actresses - got five Emmys apiece. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  12:57 pm

Supreme Court determines that several clauses of 20A are unconstitutional

Supreme Court determines that several clauses of 20A are unconstitutional

During parliamentary sessions today (19), the Speaker of Parliament informed the House that the Supreme Court had found several clauses of the proposed 20th amendment to the constitution to be inconsistent with the constitution and that a referendum will be required to legally establish the proposed Bill. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  1:25 pm

Suspect detained at Pitigala Police station dies

Suspect detained at Pitigala Police station dies

A suspect detained at the Pitigala Police station has died earlier today (19), under unconfirmed circumstances, sources reveal. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  1:38 pm

600 million allocated for the development of rural economies

 600 million allocated for the development of rural economies

The Ministry of Rural Economy stated that Rs.600 million has been allocated by the government for the development of rural economies across the island. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  2:16 pm

Arundika Fernando crosses over to opposition

Arundika Fernando crosses over to opposition

UPFA MP Arundika Fernando crossed over and sat with the opposition in Parliament, a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  2:36 pm

Prison inmates to be granted supervised home visits

Prison inmates to be granted supervised home visits

The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms stated that a program will be introduced to grant supervised home visits to prison inmates in the near future. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  3:08 pm

Railway staff members to go on strike tomorrow

Railway staff members to go on strike tomorrow

Railway Trade Union members have announced that train drivers, Stationmasters, railway guards and controllers will go on strike from midnight tomorrow (20). MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  3:32 pm

Budget is always drafted to satisfy foreign markets – Bandula

Budget is always drafted to satisfy foreign markets – Bandula

MP Bandula Gunawardane stated that the Budget for 2017 has to be drafted to satisfy the ambitions of the international market, regardless of the wishes of the Ministry of Finance. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  3:48 pm

MIT’s The Engine raises $200M to fund ‘tough tech’

MIT’s The Engine raises $200M to fund ‘tough tech’

The Engine, based out of MIT and Cambridge, has raised a $200 million fund to back and help incubate startups working on “tough tech” — new challenges in areas like aerospace, advanced materials, biotech, genetic engineering and renewable energy. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  4:10 pm

Govt has exceeded progress of both Chandrika and Mahinda regimes – Kiriella

Govt has exceeded progress of both Chandrika and Mahinda regimes – Kiriella

Minister of Highways and Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella stated that anti-government activists are jealous of the fact that the current government has been able to accomplish an unprecedented surge of development greater than that of the Mahinda or Chandrika regimes that lasted for a period of 20 years. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  4:36 pm

PUCSL report highlights shortcomings of implementing long term power generation plan

PUCSL report highlights shortcomings of implementing long term power generation plan

PUCSL says that shortcoming of implementation of the Least cost longterm generation expansion plans (LCLTGEP) has resulted in cost overruns, load shedding, and unplanned power procurement in the past few years and these consequences are expected to be continued in the next few years..... MORE.

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  4:45 pm

Political activists have attempted to hinder the vision of the President – Shantha Bandara

Political activists have attempted to hinder the vision of the President – Shantha Bandara

Leader of the SLFP Youth Front Shantha Bandara stated that several parties are attempting to hinder the development plan formulated by President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  4:52 pm

SLC selection committee receives approval from Sports Minister

SLC selection committee receives approval from Sports Minister

The new SLC selection committee chaired by former cricketer Graeme Labrooy has been approved by the Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara. MORE...

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  5:07 pm

Appeal to help Sri Lankan sisters who survived suicide pact in Dubai

Appeal to help Sri Lankan sisters who survived suicide pact in Dubai

The Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai has appealed to community members and other philanthropists to support two sisters who survived a family suicide pact in Sharjah. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 19, 2017  6:51 pm

President arrives at New York

President arrives at New York

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New York to the attend 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 18, 2017  9:00 am

CEB Technological Engineers and Superintendents to join strike from midnight

CEB Technological Engineers and Superintendents to join strike from midnight

The Ceylon Electricity Board Employees’ Union (CEBEU) said that they will not report to work until the respective parties involved in the CEB frauds are penalized.MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2017  9:59 am

Arrest warrant issued against Weerakumara Dissanayake

Arrest warrant issued against Weerakumara Dissanayake

(UPDATE) The arrest warrant issued against MP Weerakumara Dissanayake has been recalled after he appeared before the court, a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 18, 2017  10:16 am

Pilot Project on flexible working hours commences in Battaramulla today

Pilot Project on flexible working hours commences in Battaramulla today

The pilot project to implement flexible working hours for the public sector employees in Battaramulla area will launch today(18).MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2017  10:29 am

Building collapses in Ahangama: five injured

Building collapses in Ahangama: five injured

Five individuals were injured after a five-storey building collapsed in Kathaluwa,Ahangama ,a short while ago.MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2017  11:18 am

Govt attempting to delay provincial elections again - CaFFE

Govt attempting to delay provincial elections again - CaFFE

The government is attempting to postpone the Provincial Council Elections through a proposal during the committee stage on September 20th, the Executive Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon claims. MORE..

(0)Comments | September 18, 2017  12:53 pm

Tuition master and brother involved in A/L Chemistry paper scam released on bail

Tuition master and brother involved in A/L Chemistry paper scam released on bail

The tuition master and his brother who were alleged of involving in a fraud regarding the G.C.E A/L paper was released on bail by the Gampaha Magistrate today (18).MORE...

(0)Comments | September 18, 2017  3:13 pm