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Minister Sanath Nishantha’s brother released on bail!

2020-09-24 15:09:00

The Chilaw Magistrate’s Court has ordered the release on bail of Minister of State Sanath Nishantha’s brother Jagath Samantha, who was remanded after surrendering to court on charges of bulldozing a part of the Anavilundawa Sanctuary for shrimp farming...

Integrity of Myanmar polls questioned amid conflict, pandemic

2020-09-24 14:39:00

Tens of thousands of minorities in Myanmar remain without the right to vote, while access to information has been hampered due to internet restrictions and the coronavirus lockdown, rights groups told the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday, saying the situation raises questions about the integrity of Myanmar’s November election...

The Speaker should be impartial, but Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena is even seated leaning towards the ruling party - Anura

2020-09-24 14:08:00

The Leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayake stated in Parliament today (24) that a Speaker should be impartial in his activities in Parliament but even Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena is sitting on the chair leaning towards the ruling party...

Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day

2020-09-24 13:01:00

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Wednesday would not commit to providing a peaceful transition of power after Election Day, lending further fuel to concerns he may not relinquish his office should he lose in November...

Sri Lanka seeks support to defeat LTTE’s international network

2020-09-24 11:25:00

Sri Lanka has sought support to defeat the LTTE’s international network which continues to push its ideology...

University of Glasgow outbreak sees at least 124 students test positive for coronavirus

2020-09-24 11:16:00

The uni have identified two ’significant’ clusters of cases at the Murano Street and Cairncross sites which are believed to be linked to freshers’ week events...

Russian national tests positive for COVID-19 at hotel in Matara. Hotel staff quarantined

2020-09-24 11:08:00

A Russian national who was being quarantined at a hotel in Polhena, Matara has tested positive for Coronavirus...

Sri Lanka to import wheat as a substitute for corn

2020-09-24 11:02:00

Sri Lanka will be importing wheat as a substitute for corn under temporary import licenses to help the poultry industry...

Riyadh Chamber of Commerce extends assistance to Sri Lankan firms

2020-09-24 10:53:00

The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce (RCC), under its International Trade Cooperation initiative, has extended their assistance towards Sri Lankan companies who are interested in having business linkages with Saudi companies...

Government postpones the construction of new government buildings for two years

2020-09-24 10:40:00

Finance Ministry directed relevant ministries to postpone for two years, the construction of new buildings for Government Institutions..

Doubts rise whether 20A was drafted by US Embassy - JVP

2020-09-24 10:13:00

Doubts have risen whether the 20th Amendment to Constitution was drafted by the US Embassy Office, JVP Political Bureau member and former parliamentarian Bimal Rathnayake suggested...

A third of my country was just underwater. The world must act on climate

2020-09-24 10:01:00

The climate crisis and Covid-19 are crying out for international cooperation, writes the prime minister of Bangladesh..

Suspect died of escape attempt from Police custody murdered?

2020-09-24 09:14:00

The deceased was a male, 24, who was a resident in Gonapinuwala and accused of stealing money, jewelry and motorcycles...

Easter Genocide: Former IGP reveals how former President barred investigations into Islamic Extremists

2020-09-24 07:58:00

Ex IGP Pujith Jayasundara disclosed that former President Sirisena had told him to halt open investigations by the Terrorism Investigation Division into Islamic extremists and their activities during a Security Council meeting...

We voted for 19A in the hope of voting for 20A - Dayasiri

2020-09-24 07:43:00

SLFP Secretary Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara speaking at the Chambers yesterday (23) said they voted in favour of the 19th Amendment to Constitution as response to the United National Party’s pledge to table a 20th Amendment...

What happened to Good Governance due to Bond Scam would happen to present regime due to 20A - Mano

2020-09-24 07:26:00

What happened to the Good Governance due to the Bond Scam will inevitably happen to Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s regime due to the 20th Amendment to Constitution, SJB MP Mano Ganeshan said...

SJB to launch a national protest over 20A

2020-09-24 07:07:00

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya is set to launch a national protesting campaign against the draft 20th Amendment to Constitution, in the move to raise awareness among the public, Party MP Tissa Attanayake revealed...

Virtual Summit between Prime Minister Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Modi

2020-09-24 02:00:00

The Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka and India are scheduled to have a Virtual Bilateral Summit on Saturday, 26 September 2020...

TGTE Appeal to UN to Help Thileepan’s Memorial to be Observed Peacefully in Sri Lanka

2020-09-24 00:00:00

’’ Thilleepan died after a protest hunger strike against Sri Lankan Government sponsored Sinhalese settlements (Colonization) in Tamil areas ’’..

Viewing 20A through governance prisms

2020-09-23 22:15:00

Twentieth Amendment (20A) is reviewed by commentators from political, legal, journalistic, and religious angles...

Eight new COVID-19 cases found

2020-09-23 20:48:00

Eight new COVID-19 cases have been reported on Wednesday (23), official records showed...

Sri Lanka finalises certification for export of Cinnamon in bark form to Brazil

2020-09-23 20:25:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brasilia recently finalized the certification process for the export of Sri Lanka Cinnamon to Brazil in bark form with Brazilian Authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said...

CB facilitates non-resident investors to invest in government securities

2020-09-23 18:45:00

Government will be renewing foreign interest on the rupee-denominated securities market providing tax and other intensives to encourage foreign investors, State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal said...

1000 drivers accused of violating Lane Rule referred to classes

2020-09-23 18:36:00

Over one thousand drivers who were recognised to have violated the recently introduced lane rule have been summoned to appear before the Police Field Force HQs, Traffic Police revealed...

SJB lodges petition before Supreme Court over 20th Amendment

2020-09-23 18:23:00

Samagi Jana Balawegaya the runner up to the ruling party on Wednesday (23) has lodged a petition with the Supreme Court over the questionable 20th Amendment to Constitution...

Tissa Vitharana brand new Chairman of COPA

2020-09-23 18:14:00

MP Tissa Vitharana has been appointed as the brand new chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) at its inaugural session...

Outspoken Chinese tycoon who called President Xi a ’clown’ jailed for 18 years

2020-09-23 17:57:00

A Chinese property mogul and arch critic of President Xi Jinping jailed for corruption after calling the president a clown...

Finance Ministry finalizes Budget 2021 most challenging task under uncertainty

2020-09-23 17:24:00

The Finance Ministry is now finalising Budget 2021 in Sri Lanka’s most challenging task under uncertainty triggered by the post-lockdown economic outlook and the massive fiscal shock from COVID-19 with the decline in revenue and sky rocketing expenditure...

President to address people’s grievances via a mobile service

2020-09-23 17:14:00

The President hopes to witness himself the difficulties suffered by fellow citizens first hand and to listen to them in order to relieve them of their burdens with a correct understanding...

Achievements and Challenges of the RTI Act - Open Discussion on the 28th

2020-09-23 15:34:00

An open discussion organized by the Free Media Movement on the occasion of International Information Day on 28th September will be held on Monday 28th September 2020 at 3.00 pm at the Sri Lanka Press Institute Auditorium...