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PM Mahinda Rajapaksa and his 17-member delegation leave for Italy

2021-09-10 09:34:00

It is reported that the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his delegation left for Italy this morning (10)...

Silk Cooperation wins two Gold Export Awards by NCE

2021-03-04 19:30:00

Silk Cooperation, a fully-fledged Supply Chain Management leader for the Organic Agriculture, Food and Beverage, and Nutraceuticals’ sectors, emerged victorious at the recent NCE Export Awards 2020; the principle company E-Silk Route Ventures Ltd won the Gold Award in the ‘Organic Products Sector’. E-Silk Route Ventures specializes in exporting organic products inclusive of a wide variety of spices, herbs, coconut products and related value added..

Sri Lanka Ambassador-Designate to Japan assumed duties

2021-01-08 20:28:00

Sri Lanka Ambassador-designate to Japan Sanjiv Gunasekara assumed duties on 6 January 2021, in Tokyo. He is the seventeenth Sri Lanka Ambassador to Japan during last 69 years of bilateral relations of the two countries. The event of the assumption of duties of the Ambassador-designate included the invoking of the blessings of Buddhists, Hindu, Islamic and Christian...

SriLankan Airlines CEO Tarnishes Staff Publicly - Pilots Guild Retaliates

2021-01-08 20:16:00

The Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka (ALPGSL) issued a press release earlier today, blaming the senior management of the national carrier for issuing a shabbily worded press release and going on to publicly tarnish the reputation of its dedicated pilots...

Fund Donation for the provision of Equipment and Supplies for the Korea-Sri Lanka Friendship Hospital in Matara for Covid-19 response

2021-01-08 19:35:00

The Ministry of Health, (MOH) of Sri Lanka together with the Government of the Republic of Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and UNOPS held a ceremony to provide funding for critical medical equipment and supplies including PPE, Medical Gas worth $260,000 to the Korea Sri Lanka Friendship..

Foreign Minister Gunawardena seeks to re-open employment opportunities in Korea

2021-01-08 19:13:00

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena held discussions concerning the revival of foreign employment cooperation between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea with the Korean Ambassador in Sri Lanka Woonjin Jeong on 4 January 2021, at the Foreign Ministry...

Boeing to pay $2.5bn to resolve 737 MAX criminal probe in US

2021-01-08 18:38:00

Boeing Co will pay over $2.5bn to resolve the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into two deadly 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people, the DOJ said, but will not be forced to plead guilty to criminal charges...

Australia to require negative COVID-19 tests from travellers

2021-01-08 18:00:00

Australia on Friday said it would require all international travellers to test negative for COVID-19 before getting on the plane, as the city of Brisbane prepared for a three-day lockdown after confirming a patient with the highly infectious variant of the virus first discovered in the United Kingdom...

ETI directors arrested again today

2021-01-08 17:28:00

ETI directors Jeevaka Edirisinghe, Nalaka Edirisinghe, Deepa Edirisinghe and Asanka Edirisinghe have been re-arrested by the CID today (08), police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said...

Tokyo 2020: No guarantee Olympics will go ahead, says IOC’s Pound

2021-01-08 16:30:00

Dick Pound, the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), remains uncertain whether the Tokyo 2020 Games will go ahead...

Quarantine process for Sri Lankans returning from foreign countries will be done completely free of charge - Namal

2021-01-08 15:46:00

The Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa states that from now on the quarantine of Sri Lankans returning from foreign countries will be done completely free of charge. He said this speaking in Parliament today (08)...

The harassment this government is inflicting on us is very painful - Rishad (VIDEO)

2021-01-08 14:55:00

MP Rishad Bathiudeen said that the present government is not a government that can be dealt with in any way and he cannot even think about the bad deeds done to the society...

Remembering Lasantha Wickrematunge on the 12th anniversary of his assassination

2021-01-08 13:55:00

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the former editor of the Sunday Leader and a veteran journalist...

We can pay off debts without any problems - Minister of State for Finance (VIDEO)

2021-01-08 13:20:00

Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Minister of State for Finance and Capital Markets and Public Enterprise Reforms, says that every loan and every sovereign bond can be repaid without any problems...

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...