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Jeremy Corbyn suspended from Labour Party over antisemitism report reaction

2020-10-29 21:19:00

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the party and has had the whip removed...

Many PCR machines are malfunctioning, how can you face an epidemic like this? - Sajith

2020-10-29 20:22:00

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says that the failure of the testing machines to identify people infected with the covid 19 virus is a serious problem. The Leader of the Opposition points out that the government should provide immediate solutions for this...

Why didn’t Mike Pompeo meet the Prime Minister?

2020-10-29 20:11:00

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka, has not met with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa...

Monitoring the people who are self-quarantining to be conducted in 3 stages

2020-10-29 19:26:00

People who identify themselves as associates of covid 19 infected are now being referred for self-quarantine in their own homes instead of being sent to quarantine centers...

Another 414 corona cases reported

2020-10-29 19:21:00

Another 414 cases of corona virus have been reported so far today (29), Army Commander Shavendra Silva said...

Covid: UK at ’tipping point’, top scientist warns

2020-10-11 15:45:00

The UK has reached a ’’tipping point’’ in its coronavirus epidemic similar to that last seen in March, one of the country’s top scientists has warned...

Planet Mars is at its ’biggest and brightest’

2020-10-11 15:04:00

Mars is at its biggest and brightest right now as the Red Planet lines up with Earth on the same side of the Sun...

Attorney General summons DIG of the CID and investigating officer to inquire about Riaz Bathiudeen’s release

2020-10-11 14:28:00

The Attorney General has summoned the DIG in charge of the CID and the Chief Investigating Officer...

Sri Lanka and China discuss economic revival and COVID-19 assistance

2020-10-11 14:01:00

The Foreign Ministry has issued a media release on the topic ’Sri Lanka and China discuss economic revival and COVID-19 assistance’’ it is as follows...

Former Police Media Spokesperson Jaliya Senaratne transferred to Kankesanthurai due to disciplinary reasons!

2020-10-11 13:10:00

Former Police Media Spokesperson SSP Jaliya Senaratne has been transferred to Kankesanthurai Division...

Moody’s Ratings Downgrade Unwarranted - Analysis Erroneous - Suggests Reckless Reaction

2020-09-29 11:40:00

We observe, with disappointment, today’s rating downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service and the recent release of an erroneous analysis by an international investment bank expressing concerns about Sri Lanka’s economic and financial strength and external debt service capacity. This downgrade and the report fail to do justice to the ground reality of the ongoing rapid economic recovery backed by vastly improved business confidence arising from the..

Reinstating of former police officers who left the service commences

2020-07-10 11:51:00

The Ministry of Defense has commenced the process of reinstating officers who have been ordered to leave the Sri Lanka Police Department. The process is being carried out as per a Cabinet decision taken by the government and appeals have already been initiated...

Singapore election held against backdrop of pandemic and recession

2020-07-10 10:55:00

Voting is under way in Singapore’s general election, under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout...

The risk is too high. At least 5,000 random PCR tests should be done per day - GMOA

2020-07-10 10:48:00

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) says that at least 5,000 PCR tests per day should be conducted at random in the community as there is a high risk of a second wave of corona with a large number of covid patients being reported from the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center...

Another 196 COVID19 cases found in the Kandakadu cluster

2020-07-10 09:59:00

Another 196 infected people have been found in the Kandakadu cluster..

I’m not wearing masks - There is no fear as the president controlled corona - Dylan

2020-07-10 09:14:00

Former Member of Parliament Dilan Perera says that President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has managed to control the corona virus, which is a headache that even the most powerful leaders in the world could not control...

Free lunch for school children from PM Sajith - Concessions on hydro bills - Marikkar

2020-07-10 08:29:00

The government had to provide a 25% concession for electricity bills in March-April due to pressure exerted by the Samagi Jana Balawega. Says Mr. Marikkar. However, Mr. Marikkar said at a media briefing yesterday that the government that gives relief to the electricity bill has forgotten the people’s bills...

Maithri and Ranil should take responsibility for Easter attack - An Intelligence official testifies to commission

2020-07-10 08:25:00

A senior staff officer of the Army Intelligence Directorate who served in the Office of the Chief of National Intelligence during 2017-2019 has testified to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter attack that the former President and Prime Minister should take responsibility...

Private Bus Owners request an allowance of Rs. 10 per kilometer

2020-07-10 08:16:00

President of Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijeratne says that the bus industry has collapsed under the influence of the COVID 19 virus...

Covid-19: European Union provides EUR 22 million grant to Sri Lanka

2020-04-09 14:23:00

The European Union (EU) and its Member States are working with partners around the world to tackle the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and mitigate the effects of the crisis...

Shani Abesekara including few other former CID officials to meet with President’s Commission

2020-02-29 16:38:00

Former Director of the CID, Senior Superintendent of Police Shani Abeysekara has been asked to appear before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate political revenge on 3rd March...

Foreign Relations Minister meets UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

2020-02-29 12:51:00

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena met the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva has released a media release regarding the meeting. And it is as follows...

Ranil, Sajith meet before UNP Working Committee Meeting

2020-02-28 17:40:00

It is reported that a meeting is being held between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and opposition leader Sajith Premadasa and UNP seniors before the UNP Working Committee meeting...

Sri Lanka Promoted as an Exotic Travel Destination in Sweden

2020-02-28 17:10:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Sweden in partnership with Lotus Travel organized an informative session on Sri Lanka tourism on 19 February at the Embassy. This is the first of a series of customer events being organized during 2020 in association with leading travel agencies in Sweden. Lotus Travel is a reputed Swedish travel agency which arranges guided group trips, theme trips and tailor made trips to selected countries, mainly in Asia including..

Statement made by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations at the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

2020-02-28 17:00:00

We hope the Council would appreciate this approach of focusing on deliverable measures of reconciliation that are in line with the interest of Sri Lanka and its people, instead of the practice of taking on a host of undeliverable commitments with the intention of never implementing them...

CEB Submits Power Outage Report

2020-02-26 09:15:00

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has recieved an investigation on the electricity outage in Sri Lanka and has released a press released on it. And it is as follows...

Birth defects and disabilities must be addressed from the lens of human rights and inclusion.

2020-02-26 08:33:00

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka hosts a panel discussion with national experts at the 9th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World...

UNFPA: Reflecting on five decades of advancements in sexual and reproductive health and rights in Sri Lanka

2019-07-17 15:55:00

Marking the Global 50th anniversary of UNFPA on World Population Day..

UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

2019-07-17 11:48:00

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country...

Sri Lanka clears ACMC Leader Rishad on allegations

2019-07-15 15:19:00

Contrary to the accusations, the Police Intelligence Report on Easter Sunday bombings do not show ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen being linked to the attacks, said Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...