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The punishment given to Ranjan was harsh. No other country in the world has given such a punishment! - Kiriella

2021-07-29 10:50:00

Former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has been sentenced by the Supreme Court for contempt of court. Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella says that the sentence given to Ramanayake is severe and that no other country in the world has given such a severe punishment for such an offense...


We need a long term policy framework of at least 20 years - Ranil

2021-07-29 08:58:00

Former Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized the need to establish a long-term national policy framework that will last at least 20 years to overcome the country’s economic crisis...


Daily covid deaths are on the rise again. 63 deaths reported yesterday

2021-07-29 07:52:00

The Government Information Department yesterday (28) announced the deaths of 63 more patients infected with the covid-19 virus...


Director Board walks away in objection to former SLIC Chairman

2021-07-28 15:29:00

A heated situation has reportedly occurred in the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of SLIC held yesterday (27) due to the attendance of its former Chairperson Jagath Wellawatte, who was recently ousted from the position due to alleged irregularities...


Probes into crimes against women and children must be expedited. Accused must be penalised: Opposition Leader

2021-07-27 09:42:00

Laws enforced over violence against women and children must be strengthened and the accused parties must be strongly penalised via impartial investigations...


Government to enter agreement with Paddy Mill Owners next week

2021-07-27 08:23:00

The government will be entering an agreement with paddy mill owners thereby curbing the price of rice by around Rs. 75 - 50, said Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, speaking to media yesterday (26)...


As President-SLFP talks show progress, SLPP Secretary pinches SLFP

2021-07-27 07:04:00

SLFP should be keeping in mind that they are not the main party in the present government but SLPP, said Ruling Party Secretary General MP Sagara Kariyawasam, speaking to media at the Party Headquarters yesterday (26), following the successful conclusion of a much-awaited discussion between the SLFP and the President on the same day...


No dollar deficit, Basil said so. Dollar deficit projected by merchants: SM

2021-07-26 09:59:00

Finance Minister informed Ruling Party MPs that there is no dollar deficit in the country and that such a dollar deficit is projected by ’dollar merchants,’ said Minister S.M. Chandrasena, speaking to media yesterday (25)...


Long-awaited discussion between President and SLFP to be held this morning

2021-07-26 08:18:00

The discussion was granted as per the request of the SLFP. This was originally intended to be held on July 21, but was delayed due to reasons undisclosed to the media...


Delivery of AstraZeneca maybe delayed due to Olympics. But don’t panic: Minister Channa

2021-07-26 07:06:00

As of now, the delivery of over 1.4 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 in Sri Lanka may be delayed by a few days due to the ongoing Olympics in Japan, revealed State Minister Channa Jayasumana, speaking to reporters yesterday (25)...


Nobody’s allowed to touch Free Education. Keep KDU as it is: Opposition Leader

2021-07-25 07:55:00

No force, neither group will be allowed to interfere in Free Education in Sri Lanka, emphasised Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, speaking at a discussion held with social media activists yesterday (24)...


Nobody in Ruling Party asked us to leave Government. Crisis made by Media: Siripala

2021-07-25 07:10:00

Nobody in SLPP has ever asked SLFP to leave the government, said SLFP Senior Vice Chairman Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, speaking to reporters upon the memorial ceremony of former SLFP Secretary General Dharmasiri Senanayake in Colombo yesterday (24)...


’POYA DAY’ Online Gambling Now Permitted - Also Dog Named ’Buddha’

2021-07-23 17:02:00

The government of Sri Lanka who have enforced a blanket closure of all gambling and gaming parlours and also with excise laws banning the sale of alcohol on ’Poya Day’, have strangely permitted online gambling to take place on this religious day...


If the importation of milk powder is restricted then there is nothing to be done - Minister Bandula

2021-07-23 09:10:00

Minister Bandula Gunawardena says that if the milk powder companies say that they have to restrict the import of milk powder, the government has nothing to do with it...


Three arrested including Rishad Badurtheen’s wife

2021-07-23 07:15:00

Rishad Badurtheen’s wife, her father and the broker who directed the girl to work at the house of MP Rishard Badurdeen have been arrested in connection with the death of a girl who worked at the house...


Does a criminal’s apology justify actions?

2021-07-22 13:38:00

Does a criminal’s apology justify actions?..


A fuel station in Kilinochchi given to an individual named Hansamali. Cabinet ministers are involved in this - Shanakiyan

2021-07-22 08:48:00

TNA MP Rasamanickam Shanakiyan says that a number of corruption scams have taken place in the Uthuru Wasanthaya and Neganahira Wasanthaya projects and those cabinet ministers are also involved in them...


Wages can be increased, but the people of the country have to pay taxes for that expense - Bandula

2021-07-22 07:50:00

Trade Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena says that in order to increase salaries as demanded by the trade unions including teachers, the money spent on it will have to be exploited by imposing a heavy tax burden on the entire country...


The allegations we made against Gammanpila are still valid - General Secretary of Pohottuwa

2021-07-21 08:46:00

The General Secretary of the SLPP Sagara Kariyawasam has stated that although the no-confidence motion was defeated to avoid any harm to the government, the allegations leveled against the Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila by him are still valid and the conflict with him continues...


This is what happens when those who used to sell hoppers become Army Commanders - Mahindananda tells the Field Marshal!

2021-07-21 07:36:00

The Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage has stated that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is a person who used to sell hoppers and is not suitable for the post of Army Commander...


Gammanpila wins. No confidence motion defeated by a two-thirds majority!

2021-07-20 18:01:00

The no confidence motion tabled by Samagi Jana Balawegaya against Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila over the fuel price hike has been defeated with a majority of 152 votes...


Grand scam behind sticker attached to liquor bottles: Two companies fight back!

2021-07-19 20:05:00

Further, the Indian company is also among the companies that are blacklisted in India, leading to failed business deals in several countries in the African region, including Sudan, business sources added...


Government promised us ministerial posts upon endorsement to 20A: Bathiudeen’s MP (VIDEO)

2021-07-19 08:23:00

Rahim also said that he is confident that Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa would be fulfilling this promise...


What I said was ’Teachers like Gods’, they have edited it - Keheliya

2021-07-18 09:03:00

Cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said in a controversial statement last week on the teachers’ strike, he had mentioned ’’teachers like gods’’ but that the media had edited and replaced it with another phrase...


Sajith and Karu on a same stage for an all party alliance of the opposition

2021-07-18 07:46:00

The inaugural conference of an all-party alliance of the opposition was held at the Janaki Hotel premises in Narahenpita yesterday (17) to reach a consensus among the opposition political parties on the country’s future political path...


Duminda Silva named as the Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority

2021-07-17 21:52:00

President’s Secretary P.B. Jayasundara informed the naming in writing to Keerthi Ranjith Abeysiriwardena, Secretary to the State Ministry of Rural Housing, Construction and Building Materials Industry Promotion...


Help me to slash prices of essential goods first: Basil (VIDEO)

2021-07-17 19:35:00

Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa speaking to the SLPP local government heads at Temple Trees this afternoon (17) requested to help him slash the prices of essential goods first...


Not possible to curb fuel prices. We’ve already relieved people big-time: Gammanpila (VIDEO)

2021-07-17 15:59:00

As of this moment, it is not possible to curb fuel prices and the fuel price in the global market has surged by 10% since the local price declaration in June 11, said Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila said speaking to the briefing held in the Ministry today (17)...


We are ready to go on a proper journey with Basil - Wimal

2021-07-17 08:02:00

Wimal Weerawansa, the Minister of Industries has stated that he is ready to go on a systematic journey with the Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa and that those stories saying that they will leave the government is just a dream...


I am a senior member of parliament. The manner the govt. acted without giving me a ministerial post is wrong - SB

2021-07-17 07:38:00

S.B. Dissanayake, a Member of Parliament for the SLPP says that the manner in which the government acted without giving him a ministerial post is wrong as he is the most senior member of parliament after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa...