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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) will convene a special General Committee meeting on Monday (January 4) to decide on whether to launch an...

The government has declared the first week of January, 2016 as 'Good Governance Victory Week' to commemorate the victory of President Maithripala Sirisena at...

The upcoming Local Government Election will be held in June next year under a new mixed electoral system, the government said today. Addressing journalists at...

Despite vehement denials by senior officials at Sri Lanka Customs, the furor over the alleged large scale vehicle fraud amounting to over Rs.1 billion...

An accused who was on trial for importation, possession and trafficking of heroin has been sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court. Police Media...

The National Police Commission (NPC) can investigate if police had behaved in an improper manner when they broke up yesterday's (29) protest by Higher National...

The revelation that over a dozen prison officers have been bribed by drug dealers has shined a spotlight on how corruption within the prisons...

At the pinnacle of his career, America’s Lance Armstrong was widely regarded as the greatest long-distance racing cyclist of his generation. He won the...

Constitutional requirements and the upcoming presentation of the 2016 Budget are poised to delay the passage of the Right to Information Bill (RTI) until...

Sri Lanka Customs has pledged to   cooperate fully with the Bribery Commission regarding the case where three of its officials were arrested for allegedly...

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Puttalam District MP Sanath Nishantha Perera has been remanded in custody till tomorrow (16) after he surrendered to the...

Chief Ministers of the provinces will be summoned for Cabinet meetings once every two months in order to discuss matters relating to provincial councils,...

Three women were arrested by police in Dambulla town yesterday (11) for allegedly stealing a gold bangle valued at Rs.99,000 from a jewelry shop...

Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga stated if his brother had enough qualifications to be Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA),...

The 10-member Constitutional Council (CC) that convened in Parliament on Friday finalized names for four of the nine independent commissions that are to be...

Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga insisted that, contrary to speculation, the government had made no decision on restarting the controversial Colombo Port...

The Draft Right to Information Bill (RTI) which was supposed to have been submitted to Cabinet yesterday (7) was not done so as the draft was...

An investigation has begun under the supervision of the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province regarding allegations of police torture of two...

Following the refusal by Sri Lankan fishermen’s associations to hold any further talks with their Indian counterparts, regarding the longstanding ‘fishing dispute’ between the...

Warning the Centre not to compromise on its earlier stand of demanding international probe in to the war crimes allegedly committed by Sri Lanka...

Three people were confirmed dead while several more were reported missing due to a landslide that occurred at Wedamulla Estate in Kotmale on September...

Milco Private Limited stated it has initiated a disciplinary inquiry against the plant operator at its Gallella factory in Polonnaruwa over the contamination of...

In the wake of several deadly accidents that resulted in multiple fatalities, Police have once again appealed to motorists to exercise caution on the...

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested all suspects allegedly involved in the fatal shooting at Bloemendal in Kotahena on July 31, police confirmed...

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has written to Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya urging him to probe alleged misuse of State...

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) former National List MP and former Auditor General Sarathchandra Mayadunne told The Nation he hoped to carry on his fight...

By July this year, China became the top tourism generating market for Sri Lanka, sending 25,120 visitors to the country that month relegating India...

The Government is unlikely to present the interim report, compiled by the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (PCICRMP), at next...

Following last week’s article in The Nation regarding illegal Chinese tourist guides who were pushing local guides out of employment, and subsequent media exposure,...

An influx of Chinese nationals, arriving in the country to work illegally in the tourism industry, particularly as tourist guides, is pushing locals out...

Detectives probing the death of former Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen are still awaiting the report of forensic specialists investigating his exhumed remains,...

“I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and...

Despite the highly charged nature of the propaganda campaigns being waged online by political parties, candidates and their supporters, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency...

The Sri Lankan Government does not consider any deaths that had occurred in combat during the country's civil war as constituting 'War Crimes,' but...

The longstanding intense hatred between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) prevented President Maithripala Sirisena from building meaningful...

Authorities insist the government’s recent decision to promote commercial cultivation of Wallapatta (Gyrinops Walla) for export purposes will not play into the hands of...

The Center for Environmental and Nature Studies (CENS) alleges that illegal constructions and other illegal activities were taking place within the boundaries of Yala...

Environmentalists have voiced concern that the government’s moves to promote commercial cultivation of Wallapatta (Gyrinops Walla) for export may in fact benefit illegal Wallapatta...

Observers from three international organizations are expected in the country to monitor the August 17 General Election. Speaking to journalists at the Elections Secretariat...

The Department of Elections has announced a set of phone numbers that the public can used to lodge complaints regarding Election Law violations at...

The Department of Elections might be forced to relocate close to 150 polling stations located in Buddhist temples as they are occupied by monks...

Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said there were only two options open to him and other MPs who 'stood against corruption' in...

Despite former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and many other MPs from the pro-Rajapaksa camp of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) signing their nomination papers...

Over Rs.300 million worth of gold and foreign currency have been seized by Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) during the...

The Jathika Hela Urumaya’s (JHU) stand regarding how it will contest the August 17 General Election will be revealed by Monday (July 6), the...

Environmentalists are due to file legal action next week regarding alleged illegal forest clearance and construction of illegal settlements in the region around Wilpattu...

Executive Grade officers in the State service will start receiving an increase in their monthly allowances as promised in the interim budget with effect...

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told journalists today that Parliament could be dissolved 'within hours' and not within days. He was responding to a question...

The railway gate operator at the Dalawella Railway Crossing in Habaraduwa, Galle, was killed last night after being struck by the Colombo-Matara train. The victim...

Two suspects were taken into custody yesterday after police raided a pharmacy in Maggona, Payagala where medicinal drugs were being sold to school students...

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