Monday, January 23, 2017

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Responding to Sri Lanka’s water levels in reservoirs fast depleting due to the drought, the government has implemented a short-term programme  to rehabilitate minor...

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to take action with regard to the recent removal of Chairman of the Lanka Coal Company (Private) Limited, Satendra...

The amendments to all the Standing Orders of Parliament have been finalized and are scheduled to be tabled following the obtaining of the views...

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention as part of its targets for the year commenced the establishment of grassroots level village drug prevention...

The Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) have blamed student organizations including the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) and the University administrations for keeping mum...

The National Child Protection Authority is closely monitoring the tourism sector with regard to reports of commercial sexual exploitation of children and would submit...

Trishaw drivers last week complained of the lack of parking slots and groups who extort money from them to park in certain places. The Lanka...

The Elections Commission urged the government for the introduction of political science in the school curriculum to eradicate political apathy among the country’s youth. At...

Environmentalists threatened to take legal action against the Government if it failed to take measures to control and halt the continuing destruction of forests...

Lawyers explained that the right to propagate religion should not be enshrined as a fundamental right in the new Constitution as it would serve...

Elections monitoring bodies have called for issues in the relevant law with regard to the Local Government election. Polls monitor, People’s Action for Free and...

Supreme Court issued notice on Lanka e-news editor Pradeep Sandaruwan Senadeera to appear before the Courts on March 3 for contempt of court. The Court was...

Government has decided to amend the Firearms Ordinance which was drafted over a hundred years ago. The Ordinance which was first passed in 1916 will be...

Anil Bandara Dharmapriya alias Banda, an underworld gangster, was shot and killed in Athurugiriya by two unidentified persons yesterday evening. The victim is a resident...

The delimitation committee has handed over its report to the Minister of Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha today. The report was initially rejected by the Minister...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for Switzerland this morning to attend the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The World...

Three more individuals were arrested yesterday by a special police unit in Tangalle over the incident took place at the launch of the Mirijjawila...

President Maithripala Sirisena attempts to operate a backhoe during the ceremony held to cut the first sod to inaugurate the longest water canal in...

In the wake of irregularities reported in grade one school admissions at Royal College, the Ministry of Education has decided to introduce an island-wide...

The Government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took up antithetical positions over the recent recommendation made by the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation...

The National Child Protection Authority is closely monitoring the tourism sector with regard to reports of commercial sexual exploitation of children and would submit...

There has been an increase reported in the number of patients suffering from chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in the Uva Province...

Consultant community physicians have warned of an increase in specific health concerns such as influenza virus transmissions due to the prevalent cold climate weather. President...

The Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms says that public forums for discussing constitutional reforms with the civil society would take place at a...

Elections monitoring bodies called on the Sri Lanka Freedom Party to prepare the code of conduct for its Local Government contestants soon and arrive...

Senior Counsel Anura Meddegoda tendered his nomination for the office of President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka 2017/2018 on January 9, 2017. Meddegoda...

The annual Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera was held from January 9 to 11 with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe....

Lawyers called for the new Constitution to provide a clear legal interpretation regarding refugees, undocumented persons, asylum-seekers, those sans visa, those who overstay their...

The government launched a propaganda hype that it slashed the prices of 48 essential drugs recently. Alas, when I went to buy my monthly...

Recently, I was travelling in a Matale-bound bus from Kandy. In the middle of the journey a schoolboy boarded the bus and sat beside...

The mandatory retirement age for government servants is 60 and optional retirement age is 55. Present life expectancy of Sri Lankan females is around...

Health Minister and Co-Cabinet spokesperson Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today that the government had moved away from its pledge to abolish the Executive Presidency. Responding to...

President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the release of first water of the Moragahakanda Reservoir, the country’s largest multi-functional Irrigation Project, which took place this...

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa who was arrested today by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has been remanded till January 24. The MP was remanded...

The Ministry of Finance has said that the price of a litre of kerosene would be reduced by Rs. 5 from midnight tonight. Accordingly, the...

Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha says the local government elections most probably will be held in April this year. He said that...

Former minister Wimal Weerawansa has been arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today. Weerawansa was arrested in connection with allegations of misusing State...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented the ‘Sri Lanka Sustainable Development’ draft bill yesterday in Parliament. The bill aims to provide for the development and implementation...

All agreements on the industrial zone in Hambantota project will be presented to the House for debate, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge told the Parliament...

Former Fisheries Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on charges of misappropriating Rs.12 million belonging to...

Janet Jackson is a mom for the first time at age 50. Janet delivered a baby boy Tuesday with hubby Wissam Al Mana, and...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge on Friday confirmed that the automobile assembling plant which started construction last week was not exclusively for Volkswagen. A divergence from...

Legal heavyweights claim that there are no provisions in the system or the hierarchy of courts or the Constitution or the updated Judicature Act...

The Department of Archaeology has called for a national policy decision to be taken with regard to conditions imposed on the granting of tourist...

Internationally renowned Sri Lankan lawyer Justice CG Weeramantry passed away on Thursday at the age of 90, a family spokesman said. Justice Weeramantry was one...

A new Mental Health Bill to replace the current Mental Health Act is scheduled to be presented to the Cabinet soon. The Sri Lanka College...

Pediatric cardiologists claim that 3000 newborns suffered from congenital heart diseases, out of which 2,200 to 2,500 required surgical operations. Babies born with a hole...

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) forewarned that if necessary, they would bring people onto the streets in a bid to defeat the proposed...

Consumer rights groups while criticizing canteen owners for increasing the price of lunch packets by Rs 10 have fired a letter to the Chairman...

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