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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...

You put the time in to update your materials and tell everyone in your network that you were looking for a job. You asked...

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...

Women in Management, (Maldives Chapter) organized a Women’s Leadership Conference on the 14th of September 2017 at Hotel Jen Male’. This is the first...

UNP for abolition “SLFP should respect mandate given to President with UNP support” – Kiriella The United National Party (UNP) last week firmly...

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress informed that they were amenable to the election of an executive Prime Minister by the people. When also questioned regarding...

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) is planning to meet President Maithripala Sirisena with regard to the situation concerning the Provincial Councils elections...

The Veddahs, who has a strong factual claim to being the first settlers to inhabit the land of Sri Lanka, bemoaned the fact that...

To submit report to President and PM The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) will be submitting a comprehensive report to the President and the...

BY Ruwan Laknath Jayakody Elephant conservationists called for new additional regulations to be put in place and implemented to ensure that tourist activities such as...

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka will bring modern technology transforming education over the next decade, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at the opening of a...

Laws pertaining to land, both State and privately owned, are to be amended to allow for uncultivated and abandoned agricultural land to be cultivated. Relevant...

With cancer gradually on the rise, with 17,000 to 18,000 cases reported per year, Governmental health authorities are scheduled to bring in new legislation...

Director General of the Government Information Department, Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya tendered his resignation from the post on Friday (29). Kalansooriya who is a senior journalist...

MoH research reveals Cadmium in rice and kurakkan Research studies conducted by the Ministry of Health using food and blood samples from those in households...

Organizations working towards the prevention of suicides highlighted that there was a rise in suicides among senior citizens above the age of 60 years. Sri...

A five-year national strategic plan will be implemented from 2018 onwards by the National STD / AIDS Control Programme with the view of eradicating...

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol has present several proposals with regard to the control of tobacco use for Cabinet approval. The first includes...

Buddhist clergy does not approve of but acknowledges social need “Religions can never condone; but it remains a social requirement,” – Asgiriya Chapter The Buddhist clergy, specifically...

May file amicus brief over postponement of elections The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) as per the procedure for instituting contempt-of-court action handed over...

Rejects the Dr. de Silva report outright The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) informed that they totally rejected the report of the Presidential committee appointed...

Critics say opposition to military’s bloody crackdown on country’s Muslim minority is silenced by fear, suspicion and propaganda Hundreds of jubilant supporters of Aung San...

The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has taken steps to investigate irregularities that are alleged to have taken place in the construction of the...

In light of owner of primary bidder Perpetual Treasuries Private Limited, Arjun Aloysius who is involved in the Treasury bonds scam at the Central...

With the view of enhancing the participation of females in politics, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is currently engaged in conducting educational awareness...

Victims of bogus employment related defrauding residing in the Northern Province will be filing a petition including against a prominent politician of the area...

The judgment in the trial-at-bar into the case of the abduction, gang rape and murder of a 17-year-old schoolgirl in Pungudutivu on May 13,...

Sri Lanka will be hosting the fourth biennial Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum (AESF) in August next year, which will bring together all the election...

Chamath Palihapitiya, founder of the venture-capital firm Social Capital, has launched a new “blank-check” company in partnership with the London-based VC firm Hedosophia, named...

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