Ravi Karunanayake

Ravi wants to live in Visumpaya; President says no

President Maithripala Sirisena has turned down three Cabinet papers submitted by Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake including the one seeking ‘Visumpaya’ (Acland House) Union Place, Colombo to be designated as his official residence, sources said.



Mahindananda Alutgamage

Ravi should resign – Mahindananda Aluthgamage

Opposition MP, from the UPFA, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, in Parliament yesterday called for the resignation of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ravi Karunanayake



Government of Sri Lanka

Government asks petroleum workers to report for duties

The government asks the workers of Petroleum Corporation to report for duties to avoid the inconvenience faced by the people.



Sri Lanka Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe

Sri Lankan cabinet approves agreement with China on Hambantota Port

Sri Lankan cabinet has approved agreement with China on Hambantota Port, describing it as “a win-win situation for both countries.”



Petroleum storage terminals

Security Forces enter Petroleum Storage Facilities in Kolonnawa and Muthurajawela

Distributing and unloading fuel has been declared an Essential Service from midnight, tonight.



CEYPETCO Ceylon Petroleum Corporation

Petroleum trade unions go on strike; public subjected to distress

President of the Ceylon Petroleum General Services Union, Ashoka Ranwala stated that fuel distribution had been stalled island-wide as a result of the ongoing strike.



Dengue

Dengue outbreak kills 300 in Sri Lanka, hospitals at limit

An outbreak of dengue virus has killed around 300 people so far this year in Sri Lanka and hospitals are stretched to capacity, health officials said on Monday.



Doctor's strike in Sri Lanka

Another GMOA strike today

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday decided to launch a token strike from 8 am today, GMOA Media Spokesman Dr. Samatha Ananda said.



Ravi Karunanayake

Bond commission serves summons on former Finance Minister

The Presidential Commission probing alleged Central Bank bond scams in Feb. 2015 and March 2016 has summoned former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, MP, to appear before it early this week.



Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Two young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning on Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks.



President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan president orders tighter security for judges following shooting incident

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday instructed his police chief to ensure the security of all judges after a shooting incident on Saturday threatened the life of a high court judge in Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka.



Gun shooting

Police Sergeant dies in Jaffna shooting

A Police Sergeant attached to the security detail of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan, who was undergoing treatment at the Jaffna General Hospital for gunshot injuries in yesterday’s shootout at Nallur, died early this morning, the Police said.



Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Top CB official linked to bond scam spirits away files at night

Serious doubts of a plot to destroy evidence of the Treasury bond scandal have arisen after a very senior official of the Central Bank was found removing a haul of files and documents from the bank recently.



Mangala Samaraweera

New Sri Lanka tax bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes

Sri Lanka’s new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top finance ministry officials said on Friday.



President Maithripala Sirisena at developed Galgamuwa base hospital

Present Government gave a proper meaning to free health service – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the present Government gave a proper meaning to the free health service by providing all the facilities in the health service free of charge.



Sri Lanka Cricketer Upul Tharanga with India Cricketer Virat Kohli

Never easy playing Sri Lanka in their backyard: Kohli

Top-ranked India will not take Sri Lanka lightly despite the home team’s recent indifferent form as well as controversies over fitness and ethics, captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday.