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Government does not have a special program to rebuild the tourism and export industries - Bandula Gunawardhana

2020-04-09 14:40:00

Cabinet Spokesperson Dr. Bandula Gunawardena says the government does not have a special program to rebuild the tourism and export industries that have been damaged by the coronavirus. The future decisions will have to be made according to the circumstances he said...


Election Commission Chairman responds to Wimal’s attack!

2020-04-09 10:11:00

In response, Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya has left a remark in his official Facebook page...


Young Journalists’ Association lodges complaint over violation of Freedom of Speech amidst Corona Pandemic

2020-04-09 09:11:00

Sri Lanka Young Journalists’ Association has lodged a complaint with Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission over the press release by Police Media Division declaring enforcement of law against anyone criticizing minor errors of public servants attached to anti-Corona Campaign through Social Media...


Wimal’s retaliation against Election Commission reflects Government’s official stance?

2020-04-08 07:46:00

Former parliamentarian Ajith P Perera questioned whether Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s sentiment on the Election Commission that it engages in politics reflects the official opinion of the President and the government...


Wimal retaliates against Election Commission Chairman, defends Right to distribute goods amid Corona Pandemic

2020-04-07 08:33:00

Minister Weerawansa made this observation speaking to media on his arrival to Homagama Hospital to donate an air conditioner...


May anyone opposed to reconvene Parliament retire from politics!

2020-04-07 06:29:00

State media and unofficial state media fronting clergy of all religions favouring the governing party and retired artists who call themselves patriots continue to urge not to convene Parliament under any circumstance...


Discussion between President and Samagi Jana Balawegaya today

2020-04-06 09:23:00

A discussion between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Samagi Jana Balawegaya led by former opposition leader Sajith Premadasa is due to be held today (06) sources said...


Vegetable Farmers and Customers meet doldrums amid COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-06 07:17:00

The farmers who were brought to the Bandarawela Stock Exchange and the Keppetipola Special Economic Centre yesterday (05) were unable to sell their harvest being forced to face severe difficulties...


Director General of Health Services responds to GMOA’s demand on Rapid Tests

2020-04-06 06:58:00

The Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said he received various suggestions to channel low cost testkits to diagnose coronavirus however there are several issues pertaining to the patter that need consideration prior to implementation revealing that such tests are still being researched by the Medical Research Institute and the National Non-communicable Disease Centre...


GMOA warns of a potential multiplication of COVID-19 positive cases amid negligence

2020-04-05 20:02:00

Government Medical Officers’ Association revealed that around 42,000 people associated as a whole with the 166 patients who were tested positive for COVID-19 so far, and the relevant parties responding to the mitigation have not yet taken any measures on the matter despite being strongly warned...


SL students stranded in Malaysia amid COVID-19 Pandemic!

2020-04-05 19:47:00

We, like their parents, too urge the President and the government to follow adequate measures to recall these children in a safe passageway on an urgent basis by permitting the Airport and Aviation Authority to operate a flight...


Shortcoming of standard PPE endangers Health Staff, ACMOA warns

2020-04-05 08:09:00

The lack of quality assured standard PPE is endangering the lives of health staff members who are engaged in the corona suppression duties, ACMOA warned...


GMOA questions government’s willingness to adopt capacity to conduct more tests for Coronavirus

2020-04-05 07:40:00

In the existence of capacity to test maximum 750 - 1000 persons for coronavirus per day, it is a question as to why the Health Ministry tries for only 250 or less, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) stated...


Fifth death due to COVID-19 reported!

2020-04-04 07:55:00

A patient tested positive for COVID-19 admitted to Welikanda hospital died, director general of health services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said...


President can delay Election at will, consulting Supreme Court would be unnecessary - Gammanpila

2020-04-04 07:36:00

SLPP stalwart former parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila said consulting the Supreme Court would not be necessary on the matter of Election...


Reports on ’Illegal Assembly’ at Beruwala Mosque false. Public called in by PHIs

2020-04-04 07:10:00

Certain websites and social media outlets propagated a fabricated story in which an illegal assembly took place on Thursday (02) Beruwala Muslim Mosque, for the public was called in to the said place by the public health inspectors in the area in identification of persons who supposedly did not undergo the corona-related test the day before...


Udayanga Weeratunga granted bail!

2020-04-03 16:05:00

Udayanga Weeratunga who was alleged for defrauding US$ 7.8 million in the MIG plane deal has been released on bail as the Fort Magistrate Court ordered...


Do not further drag in Easter Massacre Case, AG’s Office strongly advises CID

2020-04-03 08:42:00

The Attorney General’s Department has strongly advised the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) not to ruin the case of the Easter bombing, which is very clearly based on circumstantial evidence, on the influence of political fist...


Health Ministry warns of hazardous Media fostering stigma against target groups amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-04-03 08:19:00

The violation of media ethics by certain Media outlets in reporting COVID-19 related stories drives positive patients to hide from the society in the feeling of being discriminated, the Health Ministry warned...


Election Commission warns of a potential constitutional crisis, urges to consult Supreme Court

2020-04-03 07:57:00

Although the new Parliament session shall be convened before June 02 in accordance with the gazette issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declaring Parliament Dissolution, the prevailing situation may not allow to conduct the election and have Parliament convened...


Coronavirus: US death toll exceeds 5,000

2020-04-02 08:53:00

The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has gone above 5,000, Johns Hopkins University has said...


A special all-party meeting to be held today

2020-04-02 07:46:00

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has called a special all-party meeting at 10.00 am today...


Government and UNP have formulated a joint statement and it will be published soon - Ravi Karunanayake

2020-04-02 07:21:00

Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that the government and the UNP presented a joint statement at the meeting with President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday and it will be published shortly...


Malicious attacks on public servants on social media will be arrested! - Acting IGP

2020-04-01 14:53:00

Police Media Unit announced that acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickremaratne has ordered the CID and all the police stations in the country to arrest and take legal action against people who criticize the activities of government officials engaged in anti-corona activities and highlight their shortcomings...


Hakeem responds to backlash following comments on deceased due to COVID-19

2020-04-01 07:07:00

Former MP Rauf Hakeem has responded to the criticism raised following his comments on the Muslim national whose funeral was conducted at the demise due to COVID-19...


Contact Police from home in suspicion of Corona infection, visiting hospital not allowed

2020-04-01 06:40:00

Anyone feeling suspicious of coronavirus infection should contact Police from home without visiting the hospital, DIG Ajith Rohana said, stressing that Police together with the health sector would be taking appropriate measures on the whole situation...


District and Divisional secretaries granted with the power to carry out essential services

2020-03-31 14:36:00

District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries will be empowered to carry out essential services, the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs announced yesterday...


Pre-election budget status report full of false estimates - Mangala

2020-03-31 09:05:00

Former finance minister Mangala Samaraweera in a statement said the government’s pre-election budget status report - 2020 - is full of false estimates of the economy of the government and is pointing the country towards a crisis...


Government plots to sacrifice EPF for Coronavirus Pandemic?

2020-03-31 07:29:00

The resolution by Prime Ministerial Adviser Ajith Nivaard Cabraal that only 20% of bonds accounting to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) be allocated for its members due to the Cornavirus pandemic indicates the government failure, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) former parliamentarian Wasantha Samarasinghe pointed out...


Announcement from Italian Embassy - Ajith Rohana’s claims are false

2020-03-31 07:13:00

The Italian Embassy for Sri Lanka in an announcement stressed the propagation that the bodies of the deceased in Italy due to COVID-19 are burned naked and disposed without any religious obtainment is completely false...