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Court reserves decision on hearing PUCSL writ

Court reserves decision on hearing PUCSL writ

The Court of Appeal has reserved the order on whether to take up for hearing the writ application filed by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) seeking to prevent the imposing of power cuts during the 2022 GCE Advanced Level examination to 10 February.

| February 8, 2023  4:46 pm
Police officer swims after fleeing suspect, arrests him at sea

Police officer swims after fleeing suspect, arrests him at sea

A 19-year-old suspect has been apprehended in Galle after he had attempting to evade arrest by jumping into the sea. MORE..

video | February 8, 2023  4:17 pm
Military personnel deployed in Colombo amidst mass protests

Military personnel deployed in Colombo amidst mass protests

Several teams of military personnel have been deployed within the Colombo Fort area, to help control the prevailing situation in the wake of various groups taking to the streets this morning (08 Feb.) to stage protest marches and rallies. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  4:14 pm
Death toll from Turkey-Syria earthquakes nearing 10,000

Death toll from Turkey-Syria earthquakes nearing 10,000

Families in southern Turkey and Syria spent a second night in the freezing cold on Wednesday as overwhelmed rescuers raced to pull people from the rubble two days after a massive earthquake that killed more than 9,600 people. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  3:46 pm
New Zealand recovers 3 tonnes of cocaine floating in the sea

New Zealand recovers 3 tonnes of cocaine floating in the sea

New Zealand authorities have recovered 3.2 tonnes of cocaine, worth more than $300 million, found floating in the Pacific Ocean and believed to be bound for Australia. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  3:23 pm
President instructs Treasury to only provide provisions for essential public expenditure

President instructs Treasury to only provide provisions for essential public expenditure

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policy, has instructed the Treasury Secretary to provide provisions only for essential government services. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  3:15 pm
Cabinet decided not to implement Political Victimisation Commissionís recommendations - AG

Cabinet decided not to implement Political Victimisation Commissionís recommendations - AG

The Attorney General (AG) has informed the Court of Appeal that the Cabinet of Ministers has decided not to implement the recommendations of the Political Victimisation Commission, which was chaired by former Justice Upali Abeyratne. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  2:53 pm
Zelensky to make surprise visit to UK on Wednesday

Zelensky to make surprise visit to UK on Wednesday

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will make his first visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday since the Russian invasion of his country, Downing Street said. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  2:50 pm
IRD issues circular on non-cash benefits provided to employees

IRD issues circular on non-cash benefits provided to employees

A circular has been issued on non-cash benefits including vehicle, fuel allowances, housing, communication and other benefits provided to employees. MOE..

| February 8, 2023  2:13 pm
Balangoda Kassapa Thero arrested during Satyagraha

Balangoda Kassapa Thero arrested during Satyagraha

Two individuals including Ven. Balangoda Kassapa Thero were arrested today (Feb. 08) during a Satyagraha campaign that was blocking the entry road to parliament. MORE..

video | February 8, 2023  1:49 pm
Rahul Gandhi questions Adaniís rise under Modi

Rahul Gandhi questions Adaniís rise under Modi

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today led the Opposition attack over the Adani-Hindenburg issue accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of pulling strings in his favour. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  1:40 pm
More roads in Colombo closed as protests kick off

More roads in Colombo closed as protests kick off

One lane of Olcott Mawatha in Fort has been closed for traffic owing to a protest march by several trade unions.

video | February 8, 2023  12:52 pm
Heated situation after Police intervene in Maha Sangha protest

Heated situation after Police intervene in Maha Sangha protest

A heated situation arose earlier today (08 Feb.), when the Police intervened in a protest staged by a group of Buddhist monks against the full implementation of the 13th Amendment. MORE..

video | February 8, 2023  12:34 pm
Lotus Road closed due to protest

Lotus Road closed due to protest

The police have closed the Lotus Road in Colombo Fort for traffic due to a protest march, according to Ada Derana reporter.

| February 8, 2023  12:22 pm
In State of the Union speech, Biden challenges Republicans on debt and economy

In State of the Union speech, Biden challenges Republicans on debt and economy

President Joe Biden challenged Republicans to lift the U.S. debt ceiling and support tax policies that were friendlier to middle class Americans on Tuesday in a State of the Union speech that served as a blueprint for his 2024 re-election campaign. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  12:00 pm
President confident Sri Lanka can emerge from bankruptcy by 2026

President confident Sri Lanka can emerge from bankruptcy by 2026

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, delivering the governmentís policy statement in parliament today, said he is ready to make politically unpopular decisions, such as introducing new tax policies, to put the country back on track. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  10:58 am
Teen arrested for attacking elder brother to death in Kalutara

Teen arrested for attacking elder brother to death in Kalutara

The police have arrested a 14-year-old on suspicion of attacking his elder brother to death with a sharp weapon in the Palathota area of Thekka Watta, Kalutara yesterday (Feb. 08). MORE..

video | February 8, 2023  10:39 am
President delivers govtís policy statement in Parliament

President delivers govtís policy statement in Parliament

President Ranil Wickremesinghe began delivering the Government Policy Statement a short while ago (08 Feb.). MORE..

video | February 8, 2023  10:10 am
President arrives in parliament to inaugurate Fourth Session of Ninth Parliament

President arrives in parliament to inaugurate Fourth Session of Ninth Parliament

President Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in parliament a short while ago for the inauguration of the Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament at 10.00 a.m. MORE..

video | February 8, 2023  9:45 am
Newborn baby pulled from collapsed building in quake-hit Syria

Newborn baby pulled from collapsed building in quake-hit Syria

A newborn girl has been saved by rescuers from beneath the rubble of a building in north-west Syria that was destroyed by an earthquake on Monday. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  9:39 am
Fourth Session of Ninth Parliament to be inaugurated today

Fourth Session of Ninth Parliament to be inaugurated today

The Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament is scheduled to be declared open today (Feb. 08). MORE..

| February 8, 2023  9:15 am
Collective trade union action underway today

Collective trade union action underway today

Several trade unions have decided to engage in strike actions today (Feb. 08), in protest of the governmentís new tax policy and its failure to address the shortage of medicines in the country. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  8:38 am
Turkey-Syria quake toll tops 7,800 as rescuers battle cold

Turkey-Syria quake toll tops 7,800 as rescuers battle cold

Rescuers in Turkey and Syria battled bitter cold Tuesday in a race against time to find survivors under buildings flattened by an earthquake that killed more than 7,800 people. MORE..

| February 8, 2023  7:43 am
Several spells of showers expected parts of the country

Several spells of showers expected parts of the country

The Meteorology Department says several spells of showers will occur in Eastern, Uva and North-Central provinces and in Hambantota, Matale and Mullaitivu districts. MORE...

| February 8, 2023  7:35 am
Host Country Agreement signed between Sri Lanka Govt and GGGI

Host Country Agreement signed between Sri Lanka Govt and GGGI

A Host Country Agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) progressing Sri Lankaís climate action and further deepening Sri Lankaís green growth development. MORE..

| February 7, 2023  10:38 pm