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No-confidence motion against govt to be taken up for debate today

2019-07-10 09:36:00

The no-confidence motion presented by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will be taken up for debate at Parliament today (10)...


Facebook agrees to remove users deemed inappropriate by government

2019-07-10 09:25:00

Over the last couple of months, it was evident that any Facebook account challenging or despising views of President Maithripala Sirisena, or the government, has been temporarily shut down or barred...


Land ownership for listed foreign companies triggers widespread protest

2019-07-09 16:10:00

Amidst mounting pressure from opposition parties, the government will be going ahead with new legislation making way for majority foreign owned companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) to buy and build on freehold land in Sri Lanka...


AG to act over granting bail to IGP and former Defence Secretary

2019-07-09 16:01:00

The Attorney General reportedly is planning to file revision application before the High Court against granting bail to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando...


New National Security Advisory Board appointed

2019-07-09 15:01:00

A National Security Advisory Board has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to probe matters related to national security...


Power outage as CPC cuts fuel supply to CEB throws consumers in dark

2019-07-09 14:28:00

Last night (08), a power outage lasting for about an hour was occurred in several areas of the country, as Ceylong Petrolium Corporation (CPC) has cut fuel supply to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB)...


Sri Lanka strives to regain foreign investor confidence

2019-07-09 14:25:00

Sri Lanka takes a bold step to reassure foreign investors that the country is reinvigorating its potential as an emerging economy with major mega investment projects in the pipeline...


Mahaweli Coconut Plantations commences trading at CSE

2019-07-09 13:40:00

Mahaweli Coconut Plantations LTD has commenced trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) marking the company listing its shares on the CSE...


Fmr Defense Secretary and IGP granted bail

2019-07-09 13:09:00

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (9) granted bail to former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara, who were accused of failing to prevent or minimize the Easter Sunday terror attacks...


Chandika Hathurusingha vows to stay on despite World Cup exit

2019-07-09 11:59:00

Chandika Hathurusingha insisted Monday he would remain Sri Lanka’s cricket coach despite pressure to step down after their World Cup exit, but official sources said a shake-up was planned...


SLFP will hold talks with JVP, Champika, Wijedasa for a new alliance: Mahinda Amaraweera

2019-07-09 10:44:00

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) plans to hold discussions with a number of groups including the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Patali Champika Ranawaka and Wijedasa Rajapaksa, in a bid to form a new alliance, MP Mahinda Amaraweera said...


JVP must be in next Cabinet! : Ranil

2019-07-09 10:42:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said whatever the political party heads the next Cabinet, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) must represent it...


Women and an Ageing Population: What are the implications for Sri Lanka?

2019-07-09 10:24:00

The life expectancy of a Sri Lankan woman is 79 years, as opposed to 72 years for a Sri Lankan man...


Sri Lanka embarks on Green Clubs for environmental conservation

2019-07-09 09:59:00

Sri Lanka on Monday (8) embarked on an ambitious programme of establishing Green Societies (clubs) countrywide empowering the community towards environmental conservation and protection...


British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach

2019-07-08 21:18:00

British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year’s breach of its security systems...


Party leaders agree to hold debate on JVP’s no-confidence motion

2019-07-08 15:47:00

Party leaders have agreed to hold a debate on the no-confidence motion presented by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) against the government...


Palali Airport to be upgraded to international level

2019-07-08 14:53:00

A project to upgrade the Palali Airport to international level commenced recently under the patronage of Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Arjuna Ranatunga...


The First Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Is Here!

2019-07-08 14:00:00

On Sunday (July 7), Disney gifted us with our first trailer for Mulan, the latest chapter in their run of live-action remakes of their classic films...


Bank of Ceylon writes off Rs. 1,169 million worth loans

2019-07-08 13:50:00

Bank of Ceylon has written Rs. 1,169 million in total lending capital in the year 2017 representing 12,014 customers of the Bank, recent government audit inspection revealed...


Israel offers technical knowhow to modernise Sri Lanka agriculture

2019-07-08 12:55:00

Israel is very eager in assisting Sri Lanka to explore immense potential in tourism, agriculture and water management adopting modern innovative techniques, visiting Israeli Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka, Dr. Ron Malka told the Business Times...


Furious ICC warn SL to prevent Sanath Jayasuriya mixing with players

2019-07-08 12:17:00

A furious ICC warned the Sri Lankan management not to allow disgraced former captain Sanath Jayasuriya to mix with their players after he was spotted in the Headingley crowd during Saturday’s game against India...


Gota will be presidential candidate even if jailed: Gammanpila

2019-07-08 11:34:00

MP Udaya Gammanpila says even if Gotabaya Rajapaksa was jailed, he will be the next presidential candidate...


Prez can stop selling lands with just one order: Opposition Leader

2019-07-08 10:27:00

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says President Maithripala Sirisena can easily put an end to selling lands to foreigners, and all he has to do is to issue one order to the Secretary of the Ministry of Lands...


Sri Lankan Airlines meets debt over 200 bl rupees!

2019-07-07 15:43:00

Sri Lankan Airlines hold 21 airplanes under leasehold basis, however with meeting 200 billion rupees of debt over 8000 employees, state Minister of Transport Ashok Abeysinghe says...


Niroshan challenges to prove connection to Madush

2019-07-07 10:50:00

Jathika Nidahas Peramuna MP Niroshan Premaratne challenges to prove if he has connections to Druglord Makandure Madush...


Another Presidential Candidate in town!

2019-07-07 10:32:00

In keeping with reports received to ’Lanka News Web’, she is Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, the former Director of Bribery and Corruption Commission...


SLT employees contemplate ‘disobedient’ action against poor management

2019-07-07 10:30:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is now in dire straits owing to its failure to adopt sensible management practices, Telecommunication Engineers Union (TEU) alleged...


1st of the 100 Model Villages with Indian assistance opens in Gampaha

2019-07-07 07:01:00

The first Model Village built with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program of the Ministry of Housing and Construction & Cultural Affairs - Ranidugama in Gampaha District was inaugurated and the completed houses were handed over to the beneficiaries...


Sri Lanka’s budget deficit, debt targets challenging

2019-07-07 00:30:00

Achieving the Sri Lankan government’s deficit and debt targets set out in last week’s budget for 2019 will be challenging without a big increase in fiscal policy effectiveness and faster economic growth, Central Bank report revealed...


Sajith’s Model Villege Programme flushes tax payers’ money down the drain

2019-07-06 22:45:00

Sri Lanka’s much hyped Model Villege Programme is flushing tax payers’ rupees down the drain dashing hopes of Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa who tried to gain some political mileage out of it...