Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Missing persons’ relatives handover petition to Sirisena Resettlement and reconciliation on the agenda Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Opposition, Attorney-at-Law R. Sampanthan ...

The Government will be expanding the priority lane from buses to also include school vans and three-wheelers within the course of this month. The National...

The Government called for a special drive programme to be put in place to provide employment for ex-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam cadres who...

The Government has announced the enactment of a new Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) Act, which will repeal the existing SLBFE Act,...

Citing the failure on the part of the Government on the basis of several performance indicators utilized in assessing the Government’s performance, the Sri...

The legal community called for affirmative action measures to be taken with regard to creating a quota for the purpose of increasing the participation...

The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) called on the general public to submit complaints relating to information and cyber security for investigations...

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) raised concerns about Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne’s lack of commitment with regard to gazetting the minimum...

Elections monitoring bodies raised concerns about the right to information application made to the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration requesting for information with...

The Government of Sri Lanka condemned the terrorist attack in Spain last Thursday (17) which killed 14 people and injured another hundred. “My Government condemns...

Deprived schoolchildren in Mulankavil Maha Vidyalayam and Nallur Maha Vidyalayam in Poonalari Divisional Secretariat experienced difficulties in attending schools due to transport problems.  Based...

After a gap of 47 years, Sri Lanka on Friday appointed a Tamil as the Commander of its navy. Rear Admiral Travis Jeremy Liyanduru Sinniah,...

State Minister of International Trade of Sri Lanka, Sujeewa Senasinghe visited Turkey last week. He took part in meetings held in Istanbul, the countrys’ commercial...

The Cabinet granted approval to construct 50,000 brick and mortar type houses for the conflict-affected families in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The approval was...

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to be briefed regarding an allegation pertaining to personnel attached to the State intelligence services engaging in illegal surveillance...

The Rex de Silva Memorial Fellowship is to be given to W.G.A. Inushi Lanka to follow her Diploma in Journalism at the Sri Lanka...

The attention of the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka Secretariat (PCCSL) has been drawn to the publication of photographs of rape victims, identifying...

Ten UNDP staff members from across the globe have joined 1,000 bright global talents at the UNLEASH 2017 Innovation Lab event that is held...

Government MPs including Ministers representing the United National Party (UNP) are preparing to bring a no confidence motion against fellow Party member and Minister...

The country’s indigenous population, the Veddahs, approximately 0.1 million in number, residing in 62 villages scattered over six districts, is presently facing major crises...

Opposition Leader and the Parliamentary Group Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan has called on the Sinhala politicians to campaign on...

The amended and updated national policy on waste management will be addressing problems pertaining to the implementation of the cluster based approach and the...

The master plan with regard to the integrated township development project involving Kalmunai and Sammanthurai of the East is presently under preparation, the Ministry...

Medical doctors and academics pointed out that the number of admissions to major State hospitals resulting from complications arising out of the use of...

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka co-hosted the 20th Session of the ‘Summer Youth Assembly’ along with the Permanent Missions of Kenya and Portugal,...

Trade unions have raised grave concerns about attempts by the Ministry of International Trade and Development Strategies and the United States Agency for International...

Incumbent Prime Minister’s Spokesperson and Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Rosy Senanayake has informed that she would be contesting to be elected...

Minister of National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages and Leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance, Mano Ganesan last week said the gangs in the...

The Ministry of Health’s National STD / AIDS  Control Programme and the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board commenced a national, island-wide survey to assess...

Elections monitoring bodies whilst considering going to the Supreme Court over the alleged attempt to postpone the Provincial Councils elections via the proposed 20th...

Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake on Friday said there will be no room for ‘murderers’ within the military who are trying to take the cover...

In light of the identification of former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam cadres as being involved in several attacks on personnel attached to law...

The Ministry of Transport acknowledged that the National Transport Commission (NTC) had made certain mistakes in the tender process in relation to the issuing...

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy explained that they were looking into how the available existing power plants could be operated without technical...

The historic Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord that mooted a permanent solution to the decades-long-ethnic conflict in the island nation was signed on July 29,...

With a drought raging across many parts of the country affecting millions, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) urged the public to use water carefully...

A study of estate sector Tamils permanently migrating to the City of Colombo has revealed a host of problems faced by them in relation...

The United National Party (UNP) has called for the issuing of new regulations and the enactment of new laws in relation to addressing sudden,...

The Government and the United Nations signed the 2018 – 2022 UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), the agreement which pegs UN assistance to Sri...

Prosecution concludes examination At the time of the prosecution concluding its examination in the ongoing trial-at-bar at the Jaffna High Court into the abduction, gang...

Ports employees trade union leaders have requested to be allowed along with petroleum employees trade union leaders to participate at the meeting to be...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, along with Ministers of the United National Party (UNP) at an event to commemorate four decades of Open Economy. Incidentally,...

Virakesari of Express Newspaper shone at the 2016 Journalism Awards bagging five awards and two merit. The ceremony was held on July 25 at...

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned on Friday (28) following a Supreme Court verdict disqualifying him from holding office. A five-member bench of the Supreme...

Octogenarian teacher, psychological counsellor, social worker and child rights activist, Gethsie Shanmugam, who is a recipient of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards, explained that...

Developmental economists and researchers in the North raised concerns about the reality of the situation with regard to youth unemployment within the Northern Province...

Engineers of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) presently reviewing the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) approved version of the long term power...

In the wake of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) stating that they would temporarily refrain from accepting any report including any environmental impact assessment...

A ceremony to felicitate 193 students from Jaffna who had obtained A passes in all nine subjects at the General Certificate of Education Ordinary...

In the aftermath of an attempted abduction attempt on a student activist, the Ministry of Law and Order has instructed the Department of Police...

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