R. Sampanthan - TNA

Sampanthan appointed Opposition Leader

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentary Group Leader R. Sampanthan has been recognised was recognised as the Opposition Leader of Parliament a short while ago.

Sarathchandra Mayadunne

Mayadunne to resign today

JVP National List MP Sarathchandra Mayadunne has decided to resign from his MP post today.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President turns 64

President Maithripala Sirisena will mark his 64th birthday today. He was born on September 3, 1951 in the Western Province and grew up in Polonnaruwa in the North Central Province.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Sri Lanka may restrict visitors to its national parks

Sri Lanka may restrict visitors to each of its national parks after a recent spate of vehicular accidents injured and killed wild animals, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said here on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee steady amid importer dollar demand

The Sri Lankan rupee ended steady for a second straight session on Wednesday amid importer dollar demand as a state-run bank, through which the central bank usually directs the market, sold the greenback at a flat rate of 134.50.

Kumar Sangakkara twitter account

Kumar Sangakkara’s Twitter account hacked

Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday claimed that his Twitter account had been hacked after an obscene tweet appeared on his verified Twitter account.

Mattala airport

Protesters block first paddy stocks entering Mattala

A group of people staged a protest at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) this morning against the Paddy Marketing Board’s decision to use airport warehouses as a paddy storage space.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Dates for Ranil’s Delhi visit to be finalised

India and Sri Lanka are working to fix the dates for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to make New Delhi his first foreign port of call this month itself.

Sri Lanka Vs India test Cricket

Cricket-India’s Sharma and Sri Lankan Chandimal get bans

India paceman Ishant Sharma and Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal have been given one-match bans after admitting charges of misconduct during the third test between the countries, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Opposition Leader to be appointed tomorrow

It has been decided to name the Opposition Leader and the Chief Organizer of the Eighth Parliament tomorrow.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

A National Government that will promote reconciliation and economic growth – President

President Sirisena addressing the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka a little while ago said the main aim of the National Government is to promote reconciliation and economic growth.

Namal Rajapaksa with Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes an MP

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn-in as a parliamentarian of the new parliament today. He was seated in the second seat of the front row next to UPFA stalwart Nimal Siripala de Silva.

Karu Jayasuriya

Karu elected as new Speaker

UNP MP and former Public Administration Minister Karu Jayasuriya was appointed uncontested as the Speaker of new parliament a short while ago.

Missing persons of Sri Lanka

Report on Sri Lanka’s missing ‘almost ready’

The Presidential Commission on Missing Persons has almost completed its task, according to Justice Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama, chairman of the panel.

Kumaran Pathmanadan

Initial Evidence unfolds ‘KP’ not a terrorist – AG Tells COURT

Senior State Counsel Priyantha Nawana informed President of the Court of Appeal Wijith Malalgoda yesterday (31) that nothing had come to light with regard to Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan, a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam leader’s involvement in terrorist activities.

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Inaugural sitting of 8th parliament today

The inaugural sitting of the eighth parliament will commence at 9.30 a.m. today and Members of Parliament have been asked to be present by 9.00 am.