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‘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

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

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

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...

(0)Comments | July 25, 2017  9:15 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

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

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

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

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...

(0)Comments | July 25, 2017  10:08 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...

(0)Comments | July 25, 2017  10:44 am

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

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

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...

(0)Comments | July 25, 2017  1:12 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..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2017  3:36 pm

GMOA suspends strike

GMOA suspends strike

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

(0)Comments | July 25, 2017  4:49 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

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..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2017  5:13 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..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2017  7:27 pm

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

SL Navy rescues two more jumbos in the seas off Trincomalee

SL Navy rescues two more jumbos in the seas off Trincomalee

A group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command managed to rescue 2 elephants that were swept out to the sea, in between Round Island and Foul Point, Trincomalee this morning (July, 23).

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  5:09 am

Bus veers off 18 Bend Road, 22 injured

Bus veers off 18 Bend Road, 22 injured

Twenty-two individuals have been injured in a traffic accident along the Kandy – Mahiyangana main road. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  8:24 am

Lawyers of the North to refrain from Courts today

Lawyers of the North to refrain from Courts today

Lawyers of the North will refrain from attending court proceedings today (24), in connection to the shooting of the Police officer in Jaffna. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  9:34 am

IGP instructed to initiate special security for judges by President

IGP instructed to initiate special security for judges by President

President Maithripala Sirisena condemns the shooting attack aimed at the High Court Judge M. Illanchelian on Saturday in Nallur, Jaffna. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  10:08 am

The govt. cannot be toppled - Nimal

The govt. cannot be toppled - Nimal

Minister of Transport, Nimal Siripala de Silva stated that regardless of who leaves the current government, the government will not topple over. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  2:06 pm

Shooting in Jaffna not linked to Vidya’s Court case – Police Media Spokesperson

 Shooting in Jaffna not linked to Vidya’s Court case – Police Media Spokesperson

Speaking on the shooting, Police Media Spokesperson stated that the shooting that occurred in Jaffna was not related to Vidya’s court case. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  10:57 am

Accountability needed in Sri Lanka – Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Accountability needed in Sri Lanka – Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the anniversary of Black July. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  11:26 am

DRI seizes 28 kg gold biscuits smuggled from Sri Lanka

DRI seizes 28 kg gold biscuits smuggled from Sri Lanka

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has struck a hat-trick, seizing 28 kg of gold biscuits smuggled from Sri Lanka via the sea route in three separate incidents – one in Coimbatore and two in Ramanathapuram district. MO)RE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  12:09 pm

33-year-old drowns at holiday resort in Teldeniya

33-year-old drowns at holiday resort in Teldeniya

An individual had drowned in a swimming pool at a holiday resort in Teldeniya. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  12:19 pm

Medical students to continue satyagraha - Jayalath

Medical students to continue satyagraha - Jayalath

The Medical Faculty Students Action Committee stated that they will re engage in a satyagraha at the Lipton Circus roundabout. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  12:48 pm

Aloysius asked to hand over personal electronic devices to bond commission

Aloysius asked to hand over personal electronic devices to bond commission

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Bond Issuance has instructed Arjun Aloysius to hand over his mobile phones, laptops and other communication devices used since 2015. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  12:53 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

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...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  3:10 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

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..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  5:48 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

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

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...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  11:40 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...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  11:41 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...

(0)Comments | July 24, 2017  11:54 pm

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

President assures permanent solution to garbage crisis

President assures permanent solution to garbage crisis

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government will provide a viable solution to the country’s waste management problem. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  1:18 am

Mattala airport to open by the end of this year - Ranil

Mattala airport to open by the end of this year - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the agreement on the Hambantota port will be signed by the end of this year (2017). MORE...

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  8:29 am

Policeman injured in Jaffna shooting, passes away

Policeman injured in Jaffna shooting, passes away

The Police officer injured in the shooting incident in Nallur passed away at the Jaffna hospital today (23). MORE...

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  9:39 am

Streamlining legal aid among topics discussed at POLA

Streamlining legal aid among topics discussed at POLA

The Presidents of Law Associations in Asia (POLA) will commence the second phase of their summit today (23). MORE...

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  10:42 am

Missing persons office violates constitution - Mahinda

Missing persons office violates constitution - Mahinda

Former president Mahinda Rajapakse stated that the chairman of the ministerial commission appointed to over look provincial council elections has completed his job well. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  10:55 am

Two arrested in connection to Jaffna shooting that claimed life of cop

Two arrested in connection to Jaffna shooting that claimed life of cop

Two suspects have been arrested by the police in connection with the shooting incident that happened in Nallur Jaffna yesterday (22). MORE...

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  11:10 am

TNA condemns shooting targeting High Court judge

TNA condemns shooting targeting  High Court judge

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has condemned the shooting of the vehicle targeting Jaffna High Court judge M. Illanchelian. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  11:36 am

Katchatheevu’s restoration to India only solution to stand-off with SL navy - Palaniswami

Katchatheevu’s restoration to India only solution to stand-off with SL navy - Palaniswami

Restoration of Katchatheevu islet to India is the only permanent solution to a long-standing issue of Indian fishermen being apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Saturday. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  11:51 am

Three new projects converting waste to electricity in August - Ranawaka

Three new projects converting waste to electricity in August - Ranawaka

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Champika Ranawaka stated that three projects targeting the conversion of waste to energy for electricity generation will commence in August of this year (2017). MORE...

(0)Comments | July 23, 2017  12:02 pm