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No Provincial Election in June: Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon

2021-03-04 09:44:00

Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government Janaka Bandara Tennakoon emphasised that there is no truth in media propagation that the Provincial Council Election will be held in June...


We must also eradicate deforestation terrorism in Sri Lanka: Opposition Leader

2021-03-04 07:14:00

Deforestation occurring beyond control in Sri Lanka also takes the form of terrorism, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa emphasised speaking at the occasion held in launching the Green Party concept of SJB yesterday (03)...


Health Ministry issues SOPs for burial of Covid victims

2021-03-04 07:03:00

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health has issued revised guidelines on disposal of COVID19 dead bodies detailing burial requirements after the government decided to reverse its strict policy of cremating the corpses of COVID-19 victims...


Iranathiv Islanders protest against burial of covid dead bodies

2021-03-03 11:51:00

he government has approved the burial of the bodies of those who died due to the covid 19 virus and the decision has been published in a gazette notification. Health guidelines for burying dead bodies have also been finalized...


Has the Chairman of the People’s Bank violated the orders of the Central Bank? - The People’s Bank is silent

2021-03-03 11:25:00

Sujeewa Rajapaksa, the current chairman of the People’s Bank, has disregarded the advice of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and obtained a loan of Rs. 23 million from the BDO Partners auditing firm he heads...


Guidelines for Covid burial are finalised- Director General of Health Services

2021-03-03 10:41:00

Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General of Health Services says that guidelines have been prepared for burying the bodies of those who died due to the covid-19 virus...


The government is preparing ordinances to curb the right to information and speech - Sunil

2021-03-03 09:28:00

Journalist Sunil Jayasekara says that the government is drafting laws to restrict the right to information and freedom of speech of the people of this country by putting forward the issue of preventing fake news and hate speech...


65 volumes of Easter Commission report handed over to Attorney General

2021-03-03 08:07:00

Out of 87 volumes of evidence in the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday bombings, 65 volumes have been handed over to the Attorney General by the Secretary to the President...


SJB becomes SL Envoy to global Go Green Movement

2021-03-02 20:51:00

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is set to commence its political operations as the Sri Lankan envoy to the global Go Green political movement from tomorrow (03)...


UK govt concerned about marginalisation of Tamils and Muslims

2021-03-02 09:00:00

The UK government remains concerned about the marginalisation of Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka, and about threats received by demonstrators during the Pottuvil to Polikandy march last month, a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Minister said. The remarks were submitted in response to written questions put forward by Scottish National Party Chief Whip Patrick Grady MP...


Prof. Rohana Lakshman has not even read the report of the Easter Commission - Pohottuwa responds

2021-03-02 08:32:00

Although the Senior Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa has criticized the government regarding the report of the Easter Commission, his statements show that he has not even read the report, says the General Secretary of the SLPP Sagara Kariyawasam...


The government allows the US to use Sri Lanka at one time and China at another time - Pubudu

2021-03-02 08:02:00

A tripartite National Security Advisory Secretariat on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Sri Lanka and Maldives was inaugurated in Colombo yesterday (01)...


A Complaint to search whether the Supreme Court has been insulted through the Revenge Commission

2021-03-02 07:30:00

A group of lawyers have lodged a complaint with the Chief Justice seeking an inquiry into whether the Supreme Court was insulted through the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Revenge...


President vows to protect communities marginalised due to gender and sexuality on Zero Discrimination Day

2021-03-01 23:40:00

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he is determined to secure everybody’s right to live life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, physical appearance and beliefs...


Police has a lesson to learn from late Anura Senanayake

2021-03-01 08:14:00

Calling on witnesses to the murder of Rugby Player Wasim Thajudin, one of the residents living in an apartment near the place where the victim’s motor car was burning had testified that ’the Singing DIG’ had arrived in the place at around 2.30 - 3.00 am in the dawn...


Ruling Party accused of conspiracy to destabilise SLFP upon General Election

2021-03-01 07:37:00

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) senior Vice Chairman Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa leveled allegations over the Ruling Party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) suggesting that a conspiracy to destabilise SLFP began upon the General Election, 2020, speaking to media at Kandy yesterday (28)...


Rohitha Rajapaksa joins mission to learn hassles faced by people of poor villages in Kurunegala

2021-02-28 07:58:00

Rohitha Rajapaksa, son of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, visited Kurunegala, where his father contested the election, in a mission to learn the hassles faced by the people of poor villages...


Cancer meds not available, children with Thalassemia left to die, no Media coverage: Rajitha

2021-02-28 07:45:00

There is a severe shortage of drugs and hospital equipment in the hospital system, including medicine used to treat cancer, revealed former Health Minister, SJB MP Rajitha Senaratne, speaking to a press briefing held in the Opposition Leader’s Office yesterday (27)...


The Easter Commission was appointed by the Yahapalanaya government . We do not accept responsibility for that report - Lansa

2021-02-27 11:38:00

Minister of State Nimal Lansa has stated that the SLPP government will not take responsibility for the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter attack as it was appointed by the previous government...


At present the cremation is still active. Burial Guide will be released Next Week - Director of Health Services

2021-02-27 08:10:00

Guidelines for burying the bodies of those who died of the covid-19 virus are expected to be issued next week and a special discussion will be held today (27) as well, said the Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena...


Basil gives a strict response to Dolawatta

2021-02-26 16:58:00

A significant number of new members representing the SLPP were elected to Parliament this time. However, many of these people have no understanding of governance or politics or diplomatic relations or international issues. Many of them were lucky enough to cross the Diyawanna Oya with the help of the massive wave that swept through the general election...


The SLFP unanimously decides to reject the final report of the Easter Commission

2021-02-26 07:30:00

The Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has unanimously decided to reject the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday bombings...


A special Gazette Notification issued granting permission for burial of covid dead bodies!

2021-02-26 07:05:00

A special gazette notification has been issued authorizing the burial of the bodies of people who died of the covid-19 virus...


Pakistan PM Imran Khan becoming a sales rep for China

2021-02-25 17:35:00

International political analysts had pointed out that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Sri Lanka was purely due to China’s interest, as both Sri Lanka and Pakistan are facing a severe consequences of covid epidemic. Lanka News Web also mentioned this from the beginning...


Covid Vaccination become chaotic due to actions by certain Health Ministery officials: Covid Minister

2021-02-25 09:17:00

State Minister of Covid Control Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle acknowledged that the vaccination program against the Covid-19 virus has become chaotic due to the actions of certain officials in the Health Ministry...


Parliament adjourned as Opposition Leader spoke for SL migrant workers stranded amid Covid

2021-02-25 07:38:00

Tensions began to grow between the Ruling Party and the Opposition in Parliament yesterday (24) in the event that Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa spoke on behalf the Sri Lankan migrant workers who are stranded amid the Covid-19 pandemic...


No Covid control. Daily cases declined due to lesser PCR interventions: PHI Association

2021-02-24 08:06:00

The clear decline of daily discovered Covid-19 cases indicated over the past few days does not stand for the pandemic’s control, but was due to the lesser number of PCR interventions carried out in the country, revealed the Public Health Inspectors Association...


The hypocrisy and duplicity of the hegemonic forces that accuse us were exposed, Foreign Minister tells Geneva

2021-02-24 07:36:00

Below is the statement delivered by External Affairs Minister Dinesh Gunawardena addressing the 46th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council online...


Easter Commission Report: Vasu responds to Cardinal’s criticism on Review Committee not being educated

2021-02-23 09:38:00

There is no need to pass examinations to study the report produced by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe the Easter Sunday Genocide, said Minister Vasudewa Nanayakkara, adding that it requires intelligence, in response to the Cardinal’s criticism on the Review Committee not being educated...


President receives complaints on irregularities allegedly committed by Ports Minister

2021-02-23 07:43:00

A number of complaints have been received to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on irregularities allegedly committed by Minister of Ports and Naval Affairs Rohitha Abeygunawardena...