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In a move to fast track the much needed investment programme and ease financial decision-making at all levels of the administration, the government will...

The government says that there would be no sale of the China Bay oil storage tanks complex in Trincomalee under any circumstances to India...

A proposal is being considered for the possible establishment of a National Solid Waste Management Authority, with the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local...

May 01st marks the 24th death anniversary of Ranasinghe Premadasa, the third President of Sri Lanka. The architect of the Sucharitha Movement for socio-economic...

BBC’s Top Gear, one of the world’s most read car magazine was officially launched in Sri Lanka on Thursday (27) in Colombo. The magazine is...

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva has said while Sri Lanka winning the vote on GSP+ last Thursday (27) indicated that...

Father’s Day, Mother’s Day.. we felicitate them. But on May Day, the real labour felicitation day, these people who toil, are only decorations that...

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called the government to re-start the stalled garbage management project which was funded by World Bank. Speaking on...

Elections monitoring bodies say that the draft of a bill for regulating campaign finance and bringing in reforms to election related expenditure will be...

Domestic workers have complained of being shunned by State authorities including the Labour and Trade Union Relations Ministry over their push for legal protection...

Announcements of purohitha changes always trigger many reactions. Those days, they ran to soothsayers. Alas, soothsayers are not trusted anymore. So, the purohithas now...

Civil society organizations pointed out that the reason why the long festering issue of garbage in Colombo was unresolved was because the relevant authorities...

Economists working with female entrepreneurs at the grassroots and village levels in rural areas of the Central Province have noted that women are being...

The public commission for formulating the basic features of a national policy on international trade will be holding public meetings to elicit the views...

President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday said that a central authority would be established in order to manage solid waste. Accordingly, the President has instructed relevant...

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) says that guidelines issued by the Council of Legal Education, the apex body with regard to the...

Both, Provincial Governors and Provincial Chief Ministers expressed favour with regard to the abolition of the Concurrent List. Among the Provincial Governors include those affiliated...

The Colombo High Court on Friday reversed a previous decision given by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court to enlarge six suspects remanded in relation...

The Consumer Affairs Council of the Consumer Affairs Authority says that major overhauls to the provisions of the Consumer Affairs Authority Act No. 9...

The Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government has expressed confidence that they could submit the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill to the Cabinet...

The fine  imposed on mosquito breeders will henceforth be Rs 5000. The current fine is only Rs 1000. The evaluation concerning the minimum charge which...

The Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists has charged that persons suffering from mental health problems were unable to access professional advice because the distribution...

The Ministry of Health has advised of the public who fall into the high risk categories with regard to susceptibility to the influenza A...

Lawyers are claiming that the legislation had reached a common understanding with regard to the repeal of Article 16 in that a commission would...

The competition to the post of the General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) intensified last week with three contenders vigorously vying for...

With the upcoming meeting of the US and Chinese Presidents this week in Florida, political analysts have predicted that the outcome would have an...

The Muthurajawela land grab mafia has recently targeted the illicit filling of 240 acres of low lying mangrove lands at Malwatte, Ja-Ela, within the...

An audit of the ticket collections of the Udawalawe National Park on March 16, 17 and 18 has revealed a fraud running in to...

Colombo is in the process of losing its drama theatres. The issue becomes  critical following information regarding the possible moves to privatize the John...

Information security engineers are warning the public of accessing electronic mails (e-mails) which contained a malware in the form of a “ransom-ware” which could...

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention claims that around 1300 children in the city of Colombo alone who were not attending school are...

Rice traders were critical of the government agencies for  releasing stocks of paddy for the purpose of alcohol production to a distillery in Kalkudah...

The legal community involved with work on the process of bringing in constitutional reforms or a new Constitution has complained that MPs were not...

Residents of Rathupaswala who were victims of an alleged State sponsored massacre in August 2013 called for the institution of a separate case with...

Tamil Nadu superstar Rajinikanth’s planned visit to Sri Lanka has reportedly created an uproar in the southern State where several political outfits have demanded...

Acknowledging the role played by lawyers, members of the Judiciary and court staff in exacerbating laws delays, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL)...

Farmers charged that the bulk of the Nadu and Samba rice available for human consumption in the market had been chemically treated using highly...

A Sri Lankan physician training to be a general practitioner was the first doctor helping in Westminster, the scene of a deadly terror attack...

The Government is coming under heavy, even undue influence from tobacco companies which want locally manufactured cigarettes such as Beedi to be taxed and...

The National AIDS (sexually transmitted acquired immune deficiency syndrome) Control Programme says that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among males was on the...

The Government is proposing to introduce a new amendment to the Dog Registration Ordinance to impose a fine or a term of imprisonment on...

The Ceylon Teachers Union while highlighting the dismal state of education in the estates and plantation sectors noted that there were over 600 unemployed...

Activists advocating for reforms to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) complained of the lack of momentum with regard to the reforms process. Recently,...

A new Peace, Education and Reconciliation Unit (PERU) was declared open by former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on Friday (24) at the premises of...

A proposal has been made to bring in several amendments to the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act No. 27 of 2006. Aside to...

Veterinary parasitologists are conducting further research on the treatment of cancer patients by using a capsule containing a particular fatty acid with well documented...

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) expressed views that the unofficial bar should be involved in relation to the nomination of names from...

A moment captured during President Maithripala Sirisena’s meeting with Russian Prime Minister, Dimitry Medvedev during the Sri Lankan leader’s official visit to Russia being...

Even though the general perception is that the private sector has an abundance of female employees the latest statistics from the Department of Labour...

The content of the resolution which was brought at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka in 2015...

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