Saturday, December 10, 2016

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The Ministry of Power and Energy confirmed that the power requirement for the proposed electrification of the railways system was a maximum of 60...

The Forest Department last week said that they lacked officers in terms of numbers and those proficient in Tamil in areas such as Kilinochchi,...

Disability rights activists charged that while other countries provided concessions to the terminally ill and those unemployed due to permanent disability, Sri Lanka through...

The Ambalantota Divisional Secretariat informed that the removal of 300 families, who according to them are illegal dwellers in the Walawe river reservation area,...

Elections monitoring bodies suggested that the Local Government election be held under the mixed member proportional representation system within the first quarter of next...

The Police Narcotic Bureau today seized 800 kilograms of cocaine worth Rs. 10 billion at the Colombo Harbour. It is reported that it was the...

Approximately 700,000 students will be sitting for the GCE Ordinary Level examination this year which got underway today in 5,669 centres islandwide. The examinations will...

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is no more. Seventy-four days after being admitted to hospital here, the general secretary of the All India Anna...

Following the island-wide strike launched by the private bus operators last Friday (2), the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has commenced moves to revamp...

Closed-circuit television footage obtained from a source at the scene of Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s murder has revealed the image of an...

Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE) confirmed that there are more than 100 street children in and around the areas surrounding the Kataragama temple,...

The Hambantota District Secretariat is planning on implementing a project to establish colonies of bees in Sooriyawewa and other areas to minimize elephants encroaching...

Academics in export agriculture highlighted that 50% of the land in the Central Highlands were marginal and degraded lands which were presently on the...

Eleven persons who were arrested for alleged ties with the Aava group in Jaffna were released on bail today. The suspects were released after they...

A plane carrying 72 people, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. Details...

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama in a press conference last week said the allegations of financial misconduct were ludicrous and...

The government last week published a discussion paper on media standards and entitlements in Sri Lanka and invited relevant stakeholders to contribute to the...

The Fellowship of WONCA - is the most prestigious award. It is awarded to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the WONCA Organisation,...

The government is scheduled to introduce major amendments to the law pertaining to poisons, opium and dangerous drugs. The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board said...

Farmers selling vegetables and fruits at Dedicated Economic Centres, particularly at Dambulla and Bandarawela, have been forced to throw away their produce unable to...

The government plans to ban the sale of loose cigarettes in the near future, Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today. Accordingly, the Minister also...

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senatatne said the Government had not received any report about Sri Lankans joining ISIS. "The Government has not received any military...

The Joint Opposition (JO) has filed a complaint at the Commission to Investigate into Allegations of Bribery or Corruption against Minister Malik Samarawickrama. The JO...

The report on controversial Bond issue compiled by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is to be handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena today,...

Sri Lankan fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been found guilty of indulging in a dangerous form of cricket against the spirit of the game...

The report of the committee appointed by Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on the Central Bank bond issue has been completed. Accordingly, the report would...

Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday said that there would be a drastic change in the private and public bus transportation system in the...

The government last week said that it would implement a flexible working hours system for State institutions on a trial basis from January after...

The Criminal Investigation Department is now calling in the main suspects allegedly involved in the killing of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen for questioning including...

Speaker Karu Jayauriya has instructed Secretary General of Parliament to hold an inquiry into an incident where a Parliament engineer had occupied the Speaker’s...

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa last week said he would work to rectify the mistakes made by the previous regime after admitting that the previous...

The Ministry of Women’s and Child Affairs is scheduled to unveil the national action plan for the implementation of the Prevention of Domestic Violence...

Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem has warned that the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) would record a loss...

The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) announced that it would conduct an islandwide survey of employees in the Public and Semi Government sectors...

The Government today disclosed that 38 persons attached to Aava group in Jaffna had been arrested by the law enforcement authorities. Minister of Law and...

The bus strike that was scheduled for tomorrow (15) by private bus owners has been called off. Reports said that the Lanka Private Bus Owners...

The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has proposed a fresh survey of landslide prone areas following inclement weather conditions experienced in several parts of...

The government and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) must take measures to increase the levels of reserves if the depreciation of the...

Environmentalists have called for the issuing of government circulars banning the use of polythene  and plastic in State institutions. They also called on the...

The Spice Council says it is following a study of the data and factors pertaining to the cinnamon oil industry over a minimum price...

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake shares a light moment with fellow Minister Susil Premjayanth during the tea party soon after presenting the budget proposals on...

Protests against the election of Donald Trump as president have swept across the US, with hundreds of people gathering in New York's Union Square. Thousands...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the existing 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from the financial system overnight. The surprise...

The Avissawella Magistrate's Court today granted bail to two military intelligence officers who were in remand custody in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth...

The Court of Appeal today ordered the release of Former Parliamentarian Tiran Alles. Alles is currently in remand custody over alleged financial discrepancies at the...

The Police used tear gas and water canon to disperse disabled soldiers who were protesting near the Presidential Secretariat.  The government has agreed to pay Service...

The newly formed political party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) informed that they already possessed the capacity to achieve a party membership of...

Former head of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) lawyer Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa wants the government to provide facilities for video confessions...

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention said that they were presently ironing out issues they anticipated would arise as a result of the...

Economists have pointed out that special legislation or regulations to recover illegally obtained monies, should also encompass custodians of such illegally accumulated wealth who...

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