Sunday, December 11, 2016

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A shortage of foreign currency notes especially United States Dollars has inconvenienced  many outbound travellers who plan to travel particularly during this holiday season. Institutions...

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...

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...

The Asian Development Bank has presented a draft plan with regard to the development of Colombo Fort as a transport hub. The National Transport Commission...

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...

It has been confirmed that heroin and Kerala ganja were being smuggled from the country via established trade routes also known as green channels...

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...

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...

New four-wheelers instead of trishaws E-card license for road violations The government has proposed several amendments to the existing Motor Traffic Act, one of which is...

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 ministry of health has discussed the possibility of introducing private chanelling of doctors through some major government hospitals in the evenings after 4pm...

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the existing 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from the financial system overnight.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 Court of Appeal today ordered the release of Former Parliamentarian Tiran Alles. Alles is currently in remand custody over alleged financial discrepancies at the...

In light of reports that members of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) had violated the Parliament ACT by making statements to the media...

The Health Ministry has introduced two hotlines for consumers to report on pharmacies that have not complied with the new drug price regulations. The hotlines...

Veteran musician Pandit Amaradeva passed away a short while ago while receiving treatment. He was 88. The veteran was admitted to to Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital...

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s youngest daughter Sanjeewanie Indira Jayasuriya succumbed to a terminal illness in London, England yesterday (Nov.02). She was a mother of two and...

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed a seven-member committee headed by Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva to study the report of the...

President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader R Sampanthan are expected to hold discussions with students of the Jaffna University today. The...

In a startling revelation, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources admitted that departmental inspectors...

The VAT Amendment bill was passed in Parliament a short while ago. The third reading of the VAT Amendment Bill was passed with amendments and...

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has appointed a high-profiled three member committee to carry out an independent investigation of the recent breakdown...

Jaffna has shut down in protest of the deaths of two undergraduates last week. Pix by U Shalin from Jaffna

With the country reeling from a crushing drought which has left millions high and dry and another breakdown of the coal power plant at...

Five policemen who were arrested in connection with the death of two Jaffna University students last night have been interdicted with immediate effect. "The CID...

The daily wage of estate workers has been increased to Rs.730 following a joint agreement between estate unions and estate owners. The workers had earlier...

Local government authorities announced that there was a high probability of a new sewerage tax being introduced in the near future as part of...

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has been appointed as the next UN Secretary-General and will take over from Ban Ki-moon’s from January 1...

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed authorities to probe the recent attack on a nightclub in Colombo, in which his son was also said to have been...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the  present government is focused on creating the Bay of Bengal Economic Zone which would link Sri...

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, who arrived in the island last afternoon, is expected to hold key discussions with...

Masterminds behind the formation of a new political front with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the helm revealed that the name and symbol of...

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Santos was praised by the judges in Norway for his peace deal with...

President Maithripala Sirisena left the island on a four day official visit to Thailand this morning, reports said. The President will attend the second Asia Cooperation...

The national carrier SriLankan Airlines’ focus on re-structuring its operations  to effect a turnaround is recording a significant reduction in losses, coupled with a...

The Finance Ministry has announced that prices of cigarette will be increased by Rs. 7 per cigarette from today. The Cabinet had approved the proposal...

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention last week said that a massive covert operation which involves a month of surveillance for purposes of...

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday said it would never support moves for a federal solution. Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala...

Formulation of the much awaited fuel pricing formula is said to be in its final stages, reports said. Reports said that several rounds of discussions...

Parliamentarian Jayantha Samaraweera who was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Division today has been remanded till October 5. Samaraweera appeared before the FCID today...

The body of the former Editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge is currently being exhumed as part of a fresh probe into his death. Wickrematunge’s...

In an unexpected turn of events, the Chairman of the Tea Board, Rohan Pethiyagoda has tendered his resignation, protesting against regulations that constitute an...

The government has announced that it will not be mandatory for students to pass their GCE Ordinary Level examinations to sit for the GCE...

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has commended Sri Lanka’s efforts towards lasting reconciliation. Addressing the opening of the 71st annual debate of the UN...

Three of the convicts who were sentenced to death in the murder of Former Presidential Advisor and MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra have filed appeals...

The heads of Local Government bodies have handed over a petition to the Secretary of the Elections Commission, calling for the polls to be...

Chief Minister of the Western Province, Isura Devapriya has accused the Government of omitting the Western Provincial Council (WPC) in its plans to address...

SriLankan Airlines has completely banned the use or charging of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on board all its flights with immediate effect...

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the country’s energy sector regulator, has revealed that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) saved Rs. 2.5...

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