CEYPETCO Ceylon Petroleum Corporation

CPC unions to strike over alleged Trinco deal with India

Several Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade unions were planning to launch an island-wide strike from midnight yesterday against an alleged decision by the government to sign an agreement with India regarding the oil tanks in Trincomalee.

Japanese disaster relief team in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster

Sri Lanka has outlawed protests over Colombo´s garbage crisis following rallies over the city´s waste disposal after a landslide at a giant rubbish tip killed 32 people and destroyed 145 homes.

Khuram Shaikh was killed while on holiday in the resort of Tangalle

Khuram Shaikh was ‘stabbed 40 times with broken bottles’

An aid worker from Greater Manchester who was killed in Sri Lanka was shot and stabbed more than 40 times with broken bottles, an inquest has heard.

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

FM highlights potential for increased Sri Lanka – U.S. bilateral trade

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce.

New houses for Meethotamulla victims

New houses for Meethotamulla victims

The first phase of the programme to provide houses for the displaced persons, whose houses were completely destroyed, due to the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump

Dr. Neville Fernando

SAITM founder welcomes government decision

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine Chairman Dr. Neville Fernando yesterday said that after the government decision to list his institute in the Colombo Stock Exchange his aspirations had been fulfilled.

Mahinda Rajapaksa - Former President of Sri Lanka

War took priority over Meethotamulla – Mahinda

Former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the Meethotamulla Landfill site did not receive much attention in the past, as the civil war at the time had to be given priority.

Thissa Witharana

Government should pay at least Rs.3 million compensation: Tissa Vitharana

The Government should pay at least two or three million rupees as compensation per person killed under Meetotamulla Garbage Mountain, Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Leader Prof. Tissa Vitharana said today.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Garbage disposal declared an essential service

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed issuance of a special gazette notification to declare garbage disposal as an essential service.

Ranil Wickremesinghe is at Meethotamulla

New houses for Meethotamulla affected by May, June: PM

Steps are underway to provide new houses to the people affected by the Meethotamulla Garbage dump tragedy by May, June and July this year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi has confirmed his visit: Sri Lanka Minister of Justice

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar, a senior Lankan minister said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Meethotamulla garbage site

Premier promises a house to each of the affected

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who visited those affected by the Meethotamulla tragedy this morning, promised a house to each of the affected families in the disaster.


Protest at Karadiyana over dumping of garbage

A group of residents of Karadiyana today staged a protest against the move to temporarily dump garbage collected in Colombo at Karadiyana.

Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to offer India port development to balance out China

Sri Lanka may find it difficult to wriggle out of China’s clutches because of the massive debt it owes to Beijing but to balance things out, it is now set to allow India to jointly develop the Trincomalee port in northeastern part of the country.

Edappadi Palaniswami

TN fishermen must be protected from attacks by SL Navy – Edappadi

The state government will extend full cooperation to the Indian Navy in protecting fishermen and their livelihood, said TN chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.

Patali Champika Ranawaka

Meethotamulla tragedy: No garbage in state land

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has decided to prohibit the dumping of garbage on any State land owned by it with effect from May 1