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Fonseka condemns ’fake’ weepers over Army Commander’s travel ban

2020-02-20 06:58:00

The Field Marshal made these observations in response to reporters yesterday (19)...


UNHRC High Commissioner requests to implement the Resolution 30/1 for Human Rights

2020-02-19 17:37:00

High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelette has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 to promote a peaceful society and sustainable development...


Sexual abuse and Child abuse rates has begun to increase again-Sajith Premadasa

2020-02-19 17:35:00

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says that only in the first 15 days of 2020, 142 cases of rape, 42 cases of serious sexual abuse and 54 cases of child abuse have been reported...


Hospital director in Wuhan dies of infection

2020-02-19 15:56:00

On Tuesday, Liu Zhiming, director of the Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak, himself died of the virus, according to a statement released by local government authorities...


People should decide how fair the US is to restrict Sri Lankan military personnel- Mahinda Rajapaksa

2020-02-19 14:27:00

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the US decision to punish Army Commander Shavendra Silva, who has not been found guilty of any of the charges, is reminiscent of the method of collective punishment in medieval Europe...


Kawinga Perera arrested accused for a fatal accident

2020-02-19 14:10:00

Popular teledrama actor Kavinga Perera has been arrested by the police. He was charged with causing the death of a person in an accident...


‘Make a global decade of action for sustainable development’

2020-02-19 13:24:00

United Nations Under-Secretary General and ESCAP Chief Prof. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana says ESCAP is currently working with several countries in the region to develop country specific FDI sustainability indicators which can be used to prioritise, identify and channel foreign direct investment into sectors key to the SDGs. The following are excerpts from her interview...


UNP Working Committee approves the Swan symbol

2020-02-19 12:50:00

United National Party (UNP) Working Committee has approved the Swan symbol. The Working Committee met at Sirikotha today (19th) at 10.00 am to make a final decision regarding the alliance and the sign...


Mahinda Deshapriya’s objection to the view of sending intellectuals to the parliament

2020-02-19 12:49:00

President of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the socialized view that only intellectuals should be sent to Parliament is unacceptable. He says it’s a myth...



Basil Rajapaksa has completed the political map of Sri Lanka until about 2040 - Sanjeewa Edirimanne

2020-02-19 11:16:00

SLPP spokesman Sanjeewa Edirimanne says that the founder of the SLPP, Basil Rajapaksa has completed the political map of Sri Lanka until about 2040...


Everybody has now forgotten the Easter Sunday Attacks-Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

2020-02-19 11:14:00

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says that although nearly a year has passed since the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday, investigations into the matter are not satisfactory...


A severe shortage of essential medicines in government hospitals

2020-02-19 09:02:00

It is reported that there is a severe shortage of essential medicines in government hospitals...


Working committee meeting scheduled today to get approval for the swan symbol

2020-02-19 08:10:00

The proposal for a swan symbol for the next general election is to be presented to the UNP Working Committee today...


The verdict on the murder case of the Pohottu MP Choka Malli rescheduled!

2020-02-19 07:46:00

Ratnapura Provincial Court of Appeal Judge and Acting Judge of Ratnapura High Court S. P. Sethunga, postponed declaring the verdict of the murder case against Pohottu MP Premalal Jayasekara aka Choka Malli, until April 24...


The Forensic Report has only taken by 71 out of 225 MPs-Sunil Handunneththi

2020-02-19 07:36:00

JVP MP Sunil Handunneththi says that even only 71 members out of 225 MPs have obtained the forensic audit report on bond transactions from the library of the parliment, the question of how to conduct a formal debate in Parliament would be raised...


Udayanga cannot be guilty even if there is a complaint- Chamal Rajapaksa

2020-02-19 07:23:00

Defense Minister Chamal Rajapaksa says although that the former Sri Lankan Ambassador in Russia Udayanga Weeratunga has been charged with defrauding US $ 7 million in the MiG plane, anyoune could not blame him guilty...


Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena’s improper assets case postponed

2020-02-19 07:22:00

The Colombo High Court yesterday adjourned the hearing of the case filed by the Bribery Commission against Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena for allegedly earning Rs. 41 300 000...


Avant Garde Group facilitates vocational training for 5000 prisoners!

2020-02-19 00:10:00

Minister Nimal Siripla de Silva inaugurated prisoners vocational training programme at the prison head quarters in Colombo on Tuesday 18...


IOM Launches Media Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking in Sri Lanka

2020-02-18 22:59:00

The new campaign follows nearly two decades of IOM support for Sri Lankan government efforts to address the scourge of human trafficking...


Sri Lanka’s tourism earnings down last year

2020-02-18 22:35:00

Sri Lanka’s tourism sector earnings were provisionally estimated at US dollars 3,592 million during 2019, compared to US dollars 4,381 million during the corresponding period of 2018, latest Central Bank statistics revealed...


Sri Lanka’s trade deficit widens with low export earnings

2020-02-18 22:31:00

Earnings from exports declined while expenditure on imports increased during December 2019, widening the trade deficit. During the year 2019, the trade deficit contracted significantly, driven by a sharp contraction in import expenditure, Central Bank announced...


Special Announcement by Speaker on MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s Voice Recordings

2020-02-18 21:17:00

The Speaker made this announcement in the controversy raised over the voice recordings by parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake was addressed in the chambers...


High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi organizes art exhibition to commemorate Independence

2020-02-18 20:37:00

An exhibition of paintings was held recently at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi to coincide with the 72nd anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka...


Swan to lead UNP in General Election battle! (VIDEO)

2020-02-18 20:31:00

Any dispute or problem owing to the situation has ended today and the necessary legal procedures would be followed, he added...


Island-wide Raids On Low-Quality Lubricants

2020-02-18 20:18:00

Sri Lanka carried -out an Island-wide raid on substandard and unauthorised lubricants products as the CAA decided to investigate the importation, production, distribution and sale of lubricants and related products in Sri Lanka due to increase number of consumer complaints on low-quality lubricants in the market...


Bipartisan US Congressional Delegation holds discussions in Sri Lanka

2020-02-18 20:13:00

The delegation took note of the concerns and informed that they would conveythese sentiments to the US Congress...


Separation in North? (VIDEO)

2020-02-18 17:01:00

Accordingly the UPFA exists in need at anytime, he emphasized, adding that discussions are still being carried out in this regard...


Food Hygiene 5 Crown awarded to Nawaloka Hospital for the fifth consecutive time

2020-02-18 16:17:00

The awarding ceremony has been taken place in the Nawaloka Hospital Auditorium...


Two Sri Lankan crew members safe on board Diamond Princess

2020-02-18 15:42:00

Presently 454 persons are infected with Coronavirus on this cruise ship and are being treated in Hospitals in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan...