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Ensure Shani’s safety: Relatives

2020-11-26 09:47:00

The safety of former director of the Criminal Investigation Department Shani Abeysekara, who is currently in remand prison with a Covid-positive status, is in question, relatives alleged...


State Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena assures East Terminal will not be sold

2020-11-26 08:00:00

The East Terminal of Colombo Port will not be sold under any circumstances, nevertheless, private investors may be involved in the process of its development, State Minister of Ports Rohitha Abeygunawardena said speaking to media yesterday (25)..


Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara tests positive for Covid-19

2020-11-25 11:56:00

Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department Shani Abeysekara, who is currently in remand prison, has reported tested positive for Covid-19...


SJB MP Harsha urges authorities to increase frequency of PCR interventions in Colombo

2020-11-25 08:20:00

Opposition MPs Dr. Harsha De Silva and Mujibur Rahman have called for an immediate increase in the frequency of PCR interventions carried out in a daily basis in the reopening of Colombo...


Rohini Kavirathne strongly opposes the government’s ’menstrual tax’!

2020-11-24 14:46:00

There is strong opposition to the 15% tax on sanitary napkins proposed in this budget...


Loss incurred on 03 drugs due to commissions, discounts in local pharmaceuticals amounts to Rs. 700 million: Kumudesh

2020-11-24 08:51:00

In the event that commissions and discounts are made in large amounts compared to that of importing drugs, the loss incurred to the government due to a single company is over Rs. 700 million, disclosed Ravi Kumudesh...


Coming of Basil Rajapaksa and Cabinet Reshuffle on January

2020-11-24 07:50:00

Swearing in of Basil Rajapaksa, founder of SLPP the current Ruling Party, as a member of parliament and the first Cabinet reshuffle for the new government are due on January, 2021, sources said...


CID hunts down Temple upon revealing ministers’ corruption: Medille Thero

2020-11-23 08:18:00

Medille Pannaloka Thero left a Faceook remak stating that a group of high ranking officials of the CID has arrived in his Temple for questioning in the manner of intimidation, as corruption committed by a number of ministers and friends to the government was disclosed in recent occasion...


20A set into operation. Many institutes under Ministers taken over by President

2020-11-22 17:57:00

A number of government institutes under the ministers has been taken over by the President in accordance with the powers vested with the Head of State by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution...


Johnny given back distillery license with tax relief, while public suffers from food scarcity: Medille Thero

2020-11-22 08:09:00

The SLPP-led government of Sri Lanka has returned the license for Wayamba Distilleries Company to Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando with a tax relief, revealed Medille Pangnaloka Thero...


Army Commander’s explanation on yesterday’s Covid-19 death report

2020-11-22 07:53:00

Early bulletin claimed that 09 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in Sri Lanka yesterday (21), marking the highest number of fatalities to report in a day, surging the death toll up to 83...


Man who led Zahran to Easter Massacre still at large? Former CID Chief’s disclosure raises controversy!

2020-11-21 14:53:00

There was a force which navigated Hashim, revealed DIG Seneviratne, adding that he had been in a battle to arrest that man until the point of his retirement...


The policy of the govt. is that the Madrasa schools should have the same freedom of teaching as other schools - GL

2020-11-21 08:22:00

GL Peris says that the government is in the view that the Madrassa schools should have the same freedom of education as other government schools, private schools and international schools in the country...


A pioneer of the Oxford Covid vaccine - Maheshi N. Ramasamy, who was born in Sri Lanka

2020-11-20 15:25:00

Born in Sri Lanka and having completed his medical education in the United Kingdom, Dr. Maheshi Ramasamy is now world-renowned as the pioneer of the most widely accepted vaccine for the global outbreak of Kovid-19...


Has the Colombo District Health Services Director neglected controlling covid ?

2020-11-20 12:58:00

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) alleges that there is a situation in the Colombo District where it is a low risk area but the District Director of Health Services does not carry out such activities properly...


Bond case cannot be taken forward as Arjun Mahendran cannot be summoned - Minister Ali Sabri

2020-11-20 08:17:00

The Minister of Justice Mohamed Ali Sabri has stated that the case filed in the Special High Court regarding the Central Bank bond fraud cannot be taken forward...


Bring any amount of money to Sri Lanka that cannot be disclosed, we will not question - Bandula

2020-11-20 08:04:00

Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena says that any money that cannot be disclosed should be brought to Sri Lanka and no question will be asked about it...


Antigen kits imported from the private sector have to be bought by the government anyway - Kumudesh

2020-11-19 08:20:00

Ravi Kumar, President of the Medical Laboratory Technologists’ Association, said that the Rapid Antigen Test kits imported by a private sector businessman would eventually have to be purchased by the government and that despite his request to the Secretary to the Ministry of Health to formulate a conciliatory methodology for these tests, he did not have the power or ability to do so...


Media suppression fueled by state-backed terrorism must be stopped immediately: Sajith

2020-11-18 14:27:00

In the event that media and social media activists are being targeted for suppression by the state-sponsored powers, Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa urged the government to immediately stop such acts in the name of democracy...


The Budget doesn’t address the major problem in Sri Lanka: Harsha

2020-11-18 07:04:00

As to how Sri Lanka should be revived in terms of economy and how those who are oppressed due to the Covid-19 pandemic should be helped, there are no provisions mentioned in the Budget tabled in Parliament, SJB MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said, speaking to reporters yesterday (17)...


Authorities must take immediate action on travel restrictions on the risk in Colombo - GMOA

2020-11-17 08:55:00

Dr. Haritha Aluthge, Editor of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) says that the authorities should take a quick decision on the corona risk limits in the Colombo Municipal Council area and the Ministry of Health should submit its recommendation to the country regarding the corona risk situation in Colombo...


The Chinese PCR machine in the 25 crore laboratory did not work properly from the beginning- Kumudesh

2020-11-17 08:17:00

Ravi Kumudesh, President of the Medical Laboratory Technologists’ Association, said that the PCR machine at the Mulleriyawa laboratory, which was built at a cost of 25 crore, had broken down again and whatever the Chinese embassy had said that the machine was faulty from the beginning and that it should be removed and given a new working machine...


We did not say whether the East Terminal of the Port will be given to India or China: Namal

2020-11-16 08:18:00

To whom the East Terminal of the Colombo Harbour will be given has not been declared by the government yet, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Namal Rajapaksa said...


Covid-19 situation report yesterday (15): 541 new infections found in Colombo

2020-11-16 08:07:00

Among the 704 new infections for Covid-19 discovered yesterday were 541 found in Colombo District, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said, speaking to a private television channel this (16) morning...


COVID-19: GMOA warns of another cluster-risk in the event that random sampling is less prioritised

2020-11-15 08:56:00

In the event that the Epidemiology Unit does not acknowledge that random sampling in the community to track down Covid-19 is necessary, it may be inevitable that huge cluster similar to Peliyagoda are discovered in the community, Editor of Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Dr. Haritha Aluthge said, speaking to the press yesterday (14)...


Government turned its back on expatriates who helped them: Sajith

2020-11-15 08:29:00

Sri Lankan expatriates, whose contribution towards electing the present regime was uncanny, have been forgotten in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic leading them to suffer, Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa said...


Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara removed from his post as Health Spokesman!

2020-11-14 20:09:00

Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara, who served as the Media Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, has reportedly been removed from his position...


We have not failed. The government has controlled corona very well - Army Commander

2020-11-13 09:02:00

Army Commander Shavendra Silva emphasized that the present government has controlled the spread of corona virus very well and there has been no failure in that regard...


India is very unhappy about the turmeric issue

2020-11-13 08:16:00

More than 50 turmeric containers from India to Sri Lanka have been stranded at the Port of Colombo for a long time. The importers have repeatedly asked the government to allow them to return to India or at least send them if they cannot be released before the expiration date, but the government has not responded...


A red light to the Pohottuwa. Budgets of three local government bodies defeated in a day!

2020-11-13 08:16:00

SLPP was defeated in three local government bodies in its budget yesterday (12). They are Ampara Urban Council, Ja-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha and Haldummulla Pradeshiya Sabha...