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The Government has appointed over 20 Ministers to seats and electorates in the country to ensure the implementation of the programme for rebuilding areas...

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran responding to reporters last Thursday said that he had confidence in the people and that he would wait...

The Colombo Fraud Investigation Division has commenced an investigation into a racket involving vehicle registration books being sold unbeknownst to the owners of vehicles...

Several groups in the North representing oppressed castes have complained of inadequate political representation. This situation could be remedied by way of a solution...

A man believed to have been carrying a knife has been arrested by armed police outside the gates of parliament. Eyewitnesses said a large number...

Garbage piled on sides of the road, not collected for weeks has caused difficulty for the public. Though the government had taken steps to...

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has overtaken an area in Afghanistan once used as a headquarters for former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. ISIS,...

The National Dengue Control Unit of the Ministry of Health informed that dengue had reached epidemic proportions in the country and at present showed...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was in the United States last week called on United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, at the United Nations...

Former cricketer and World Record holder for the Highest Test wickets, Muttiah Muralitharan became the first Sri Lankan to be inducted into the ICC...

A severe shortage of blood has been reported from the Jaffna Hospital where the authorities had requested the army to donate blood to the...

The latest Child Activity Survey – 2016 Report based on an island-wide survey in 25,000 housing units conducted by the government has revealed that...

Former MPs and Ministers who had lost the last Parliamentary elections in2015 are to form an alliance, reliable sources confirmed. Accordingly, these contestants have...

In a move to express solidarity, a group of well-wishers in Mullivaikkal had donated money to those affected by floods and landslides in the...

The United Nations (UN) has requested the Defence Ministry to submit a list of military personnel who haven’t served in the North and East...

CHENNAI: MDMK chief Vaiko was stopped from entering Malaysia on Friday morning as his name is on the list of people who are against...

South Asian regional drug enforcement agencies have arrived at a decision to share information concerning drug kingpins on a mutually beneficial basis for the...

The Government last week said that the total losses to the tea industry amounted to a staggering Rs. 5 billion. Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries,...

The Government has decided to introduce national policies with regard to the prevention and management of accidents and concerning sanitation. The Cabinet approved a proposal...

The Presidential Secretariat and the Railway Department have jointly organized a special train titled ‘Puravesi Athwela’ humanitarian train’’, to collect relief material to be...

This is Gavel, a German Shepherd who was recruited as a puppy to train as a police dog - but ended up getting the...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake has decided to allow State Minister of Foreign Affairs Wasantha Senanayake to take up the majority of the...

Renowned Tamil poet Abdul Rahman passed away on Friday in Tamil Nadu. He was 80 at the time of his death. Known as Kaviko (Emporer...

President Maithripala Sirisena has advised Health authorities to take steps to provide all State and Governmental hospitals with generators soon. The funds for the purpose...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe has advised the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and its National Planning Director to present a complete report with...

In the wake of the prevalent disaster situation engulfing the country with floods and landslides, and resultant issues pertaining to the provision of clean...

Former Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Anura Senanayake was granted bail on Friday (2) following being in remand custody over the case involving...

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health informed that the threat of water borne diseases, rat fever and dengue continued to remain high...

Heads of Mission of the European Union, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland together with other diplomatic representatives visited the Dawatagaha...

Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha De Silva informed that the 1990 emergency ambulance service would soon be available island-wide. 1990...

Billions of people around the world are now exposed to devastating natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions, according to a new...

country under alert relief operations underway  With Mother Nature summoning her seething apocalyptic fury to asunder, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) issued a warning that all...

The Ministry of Law and Order has given Muslim MPs including Ministers an assurance that a special programme will be introduced to prevent incidents...

The Department of Census and Statistics is scheduled to publish a report containing statistics pertaining to household debt in the country. The Central Bank of...

The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) informed that the Government would soon be introducing a blanket law which would allow for any new...

The National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) said that the biggest area of concern they faced was with regard to the delays involving the assessment...

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has urged the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to take into consideration the aspirations and demands of the Muslims...

The Ministry of Higher Education is scheduled to present a draft bill pertaining to the establishment of an independent Quality Assurance and Accreditation Commission...

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe attended the ‘One Belt One Road’ conferment in China last week. The delegation included his wife Maitree     Wickremesinghe,...

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation  General Employees Union have threatened to stage another nationwide strike next week over the government’s failure to consult them prior...

Opposition Leader and Parliamentary Group Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan along with several TNA members met Indian Prime Minister, Narendra...

In light of the spread of dengue within the country, public health inspectors informed that they would start filing legal action in the first...

President Maithripala Sirisena has called for the Police Narcotics Bureau to be strengthened following complaints of lack of facilities relating  to infrastructure and logistics...

Political sources last week revealed that the majority of politicians with dual citizenships hailed from the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The politicians include six Parliamentarians...

A government delegation is expected to visit Tamil Nadu shortly to hold discussions with the State authorities and Sri Lankan refugees in the country. The...

On May 12 a three-member bench of Judges of the Supreme Court took up the hearing of the appeal petition filed by Geetha Kumarasinghe,...

One of the Asiatic region’s most powerful State leaders, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Sri Lanka on the evening of May 11....

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Central Province during his two day visit to the country. Modi’s visit to the hill country is...

Government approves National Policy Implement within two years - Ganesan Political analysts have welcomed the Cabinet Approval of the National Policy on Reconciliation and Coexistence and...

Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe made a startling revelation last week when she claimed that several politicians including ministers held dual citizenship. The Court of Appeal last...

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