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Media announcement made by Speaker of Parliament!

2018-10-27 17:24:03

The Speaker of Parliament has made a special announcement in regard to the political confusion occurred in the country yesterday (26). The Speaker makes clear in his announcement that he will be acting completely politically unbiased and full lawfull..


INCREASED CARE FOR VICTIMS OF CONFLICT NOW POSSIBLE

2018-10-15 07:25:45

The passage of legislation establishing an Office for Reparations is another significant step forward in the transitional justice process aimed at healing the wounds of war and bringing a lasting solution to Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict. ..


Let us force the Members of Parliament and Local Authorities to Become Peoples’ Representatives

2018-09-12 11:26:54

The total population of 20 million people of Sri Lanka is supposed to elect 9215 members- 225 MPs for the Parliament, the supreme body of governance, 455 Councilors for Provincial Councils and 8535 members for local government bodies to represent the..


Introducing CIBF - Education & Career Exhibition at the Colombo International Book Fair 2018!

2018-09-09 10:30:06

The Colombo International Book Fair marks 20 Years of catering to the readers of Sri Lanka and in accordance with it ventures into adding further value to the exhibition by including a select set of stalls from institutes in Sri Lanka that offer guid..


New investments between SL and Japan

2018-08-30 05:43:21

Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane who arrived in Sri Lanka on an official visit met with Lakshman Kiriella, the Leader of the House, Public Enterprises and Kandy Development Minister and Acting Foreign Minister, yesterday (2..


Navy apprehends 27 Indian fishermen for fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters

2018-08-12 18:45:29

Twenty seven (27) Indian fishermen along with 4 dhows engaged in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters were apprehended by the Sri Lanka Navy around 5.00 p.m. 10th Friday. The apprehension was made by a Fast Gun boat attached to the Northe..


Clarification in relation to the financial facilities to MTD Walkers PLC & Walkers group of companies

2018-08-11 12:43:33

MTD Walkers PLC has been a customer of PEOPLE’S BANK since 2004.  Since that year MTD Walkers PLC has from time to time obtained loan facilities and these have been duly repaid and settled in full. ..


Press Release from Nelumyaya Foundation

2018-08-03 11:41:14

Nelumyaya Foundation's (NYF) in its Press Release on 3rd August 2018 emphasises that as Micro Finance issue in the country has become more prominent and pressing, some individual/s spreading falsehood either maliciously or recklessly against the..


Increase in fuel prices and economic mismanagement

2018-05-16 14:52:39

Following the recent increase in fuel prices, transport costs and the prices of goods and services have started rising. Fishermen are up in arms against the sudden increase in the price of kerosene by more than double the earlier price and the creati..


SRI LANKA TO ISSUE LICENSES FOR ELECTRICIANS

2018-03-23 13:45:23

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, successfully held a public consultation yesterday (22 March 2018) at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), on the proposed framework for li..


Celebrate the victory peacefully and with restraint

2018-02-11 08:00:46

Reports coming in from all corners of the island, indicate that the Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna is heading for a historic victory at the local government elections. I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to the voting public of Sri Lanka who have repos..


US remains proud to stand with SL as a friend and partner - Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon

2018-02-10 06:02:02

“Just as the United States is proud to have been among the first nations to recognize an independent Ceylon in 1948, we remain proud to stand with Sri Lanka as a friend and partner today,”Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador ..


A noteworthy increase in the numbers of appeals, information being released in a majority of cases and positive awareness on the part of many key Public Authorities - RTI Commission

2018-02-09 16:51:46

Statement of the Right to Information Commission, Sri Lanka 6th February 2018 – Statement of the Right to Information Commission, Sri Lanka  ..


Media Release about Udayanga Weeratunga

2018-02-09 15:57:19

Mr. Udayanga Weeratunga, the former Ambassador to Russia and Ukraine had been evading a warrant of arrest issued on 20 October 2016 by a Colombo Magistrate, in relation to investigations pertaining to alleged embezzlement of public funds to the tune ..


Alleged incident involving the Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London

2018-02-06 15:07:15

Authorities in Sri Lanka have taken serious note of videos being circulated on social and web-based media of an alleged incident involving the Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London behaving in an offensive ..


Nature bipartisanship to resolve national issues - NPC

2018-01-20 11:23:08

Sri Lanka currently has a government of national unity comprising the two largest political parties, the UNP and SLFP, which have hitherto been rivals for political power. As can be expected the forthcoming local government elections have aggravated ..


FCA Sri Lanka concerned over detention of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

2018-01-20 11:22:20

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka is deeply concerned over the continued detention of two journalists in Myanmar and urge the authorities to release them without further delay. ..


Nature bipartisanship to resolve national issues - NPC

2018-01-20 02:58:44

Sri Lanka currently has a government of national unity comprising the two largest political parties, the UNP and SLFP, which have hitherto been rivals for political power.  As can be expected the forthcoming local government elections have aggra..


FCA Sri Lanka concerned over detention of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

2018-01-18 06:19:25

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka is deeply concerned over the continued detention of two journalists in Myanmar  and urge the authorities to release them without further delay. ..


Stop Blocking Lanka e-News Website

2017-11-14 04:44:36

It is reported that the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has blocked the web site of Lanka-e-news. ..


''International Day for the Eradication of Poverty '' Today

2017-10-17 08:24:09

This year’s theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Answering the Call to End Poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies”, celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the creation of this international day and th..


How some lawyers trivialize legal proceedings

2017-07-13 06:40:34

  The case of torture of Mr. Daundalage Pushpakumara came up on the 12th July 2017 at the Court of Appeal in Sri Lanka. The court was considering a petition filed by Pushpakumara, seeking leave to appeal in his case bearing number CA: A12/16. A..


A desperate Plea to the Prime Minister on May Day

2017-05-01 10:35:39

Dear Prime Minister,..


32nd National Rover scout Moot in Mannar

2016-10-28 11:00:52

Theme: “United We Stand”Historic city of Mannar would be the venue for the 32nd National Rover Scout Moot scheduled from the 3rd to 6th of November 2016 where nearly 500 Rover Scouts from all over the island will gather at the La Salle Ki..


Sri Lanka wins Award for the “Most Popular Destination” at GITF

2016-03-03 10:05:25

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau(SLTPB)organized Sri Lanka’s participation at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) from 25th – 27th February 2016 at the..