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To the literati in Colombo who are not part of this exclusive club, it may come as a surprise that SCOR (a silent community...

Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has said that the Joint Opposition would consider working with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) only if it...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has proposed a quick rehabilitation program to re-build a fishery harbhour in the former war torn area of...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility arrangement, which enables the disbursement of...

Police have arrested six individuals who were suspected be connected to the criminal gang allegedly responsible for the recent sword attacks on two individuals...

Eastern Province provincial councilor Jayantha Wijesekara who was a representative of the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) crossed over to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

Over half a million people in five districts continue to suffer without power due to inclement weather since November 29, the Ministry of Power...

The government has taken steps to modernise 500 tea factories in Sri Lanka with the aim of promoting productivity of tea small holding sector...

Sri Lanka is to operationalise the much awaited Office of Missing Persons (OMP) during the first quarter of next year, Secretary General of the...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week expressed India’s wish to fast track implementation of the country’s joint ventures in Sri Lanka. The Indian...

The Ministry of Finance entered into two - loan agreements with the Asian Development Bank last week to borrow US$150 million for rural road...

Zimbabwe’s new president is not, at first glance, an obvious champion of the change his country hungers for. Emmerson Mnangagwa is 75, and for...

The Colombo High Court on Friday (24) sentenced seven suspects in connection to an abduction case linked to Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra, to two years...

Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE), MP Sunil Handunnetti has called the Speaker to to conduct investigations on COPE members who were...

President Maithripala Sirisena last week said that there were no secret detention centers in the country. He made this statement when he met with...

Minster of Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayaka last week assured that it would not give room to any criminal gangs to raise its head...

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan has urged the government to encourage domestic investment and open more opportunities for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Speaking in Parliament...

The announcement on calling for nominations for the Local Government (LG) elections is scheduled to be made on November 27. The polls are expected...

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presents the National Human Rights Action Plan 2017 – 2021 to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament on November 1...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (2) ruled that Galle District United People’s Freedom alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe was not eligible to be Member...

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake last week refuted claims that he would switch parties following his removal from the post of UNP Organiser for Divulapitiya....

If current environment continues Opposition Leader, R. Sampanthan has warned that Sri Lanka’s political situation would only worsen if the current situation continues. “It is...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull commended President Maithripala Sirisena on the reconciliation programme undertaken by the Sri Lankan government. Turnbull who was in the...

The long awaited gazette notification on local Government Elections will be issued on Wednesday, November 1. Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha...

Department of Registration of Persons commenced issuing the new Smart Identity Cards from October 27. According to reports, the new National Identity Card will...

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera last week defended the moves to establish a new Constitution, stating that it was a must to achieve sustainable peace,...

An important meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena, Northern Provincial Councilor, M.K. Sivajilingam and some families of those detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act...

Railway unions called off their planned strike from midnight Friday (20) following discussions with the Government. The Railway Operations Supervisory Union (ROSU) and the...

Consumers will be able to buy rice at wholesale price through the Sathosa outlets islandwide, Sathosa Chairman T.M.K.B. Thennakoon said last week. According to...

Students of the Jaffna University have decided to boycott classes until October 25. Sources from Jaffna said that the students decision to refrain from...

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on 17 October 2017, under the theme “Answering the call of October 17 to...

No merger - BASL The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) whilst expressing that they were of the view that power should be devolved, noted...

The Sabaragamuwa Province is faced with the problem of unemployment, which according to the Governor of the Province, was extremely acute. Governor of the...

Official cum expert questions the veracity of the media reports and the researchers’ claims The Consumer Affairs Authority has issued instructions for samples of broiler...

Amendments to the ETA and CCA to address hacking attacks in the pipeline The Electronic Transactions Act, No. 19 of 2006 and the Computer Crime...

The private and unofficial bar criticized the Police and the Attorney General’s Department on the continued detention of prisoners arrested under the Prevention of...

PTFDP to garner the support of Asian countries at stakeholder meeting in November  A meeting with the view of establishing a regional information sharing unit...

The old guard of the leftist parties of the country has called for the abolition of the Executive Presidency and the devolution of power...

JO stalwarts Welgama and Aluthgamage removed Former President and former Sri Lanka Freedom Party Chairperson, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was appointed the Party’s Organizer for the...

The All Ceylon Peasants Federation pointed out that dairy farmers’ island-wide were facing a crisis due to the purchase related payments owed to them...

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, is to examine Sri Lanka’s...

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) whilst maintaining that a certain amount of power should be devolved, however noted that Police powers should be held by the Central Government. The...

Citing statistics from the Polonnaruwa General Hospital and the Divisional Hospital in Bakamoona amongst others, the Mental Health Focus Point of the District explained...

A nuclear disarmament group has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb. As...

The Mahanayakes of the Nikayas/Sects whilst agreeing for power to be devolved without resorting to separatism, however pointed out that land and Police powers...

Accuses Rajitha of attempting to manipulate SLMC The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has written to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe seeking...

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention informed that members of communities involved in implementing community based drug eradication programmes at the grass root...

The Sri Lankan Welfare Association (Sahana), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), highlighted that they encountered numerous cases involving fellow countrymen stranded in...

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Based on the Cabinet Memorandum submitted by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to construct 50,000 brick and mortar type...

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