Ranil Wickremasinghe

National Govt introduces new political culture – PM

The historic National Government formulated with the joining of the country’s two main political parties is capable of finding solutions to the issues faced by Sri Lanka at national and international level, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.

Government of Sri Lanka

New Ministers sworn in

The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet of the National Government commenced at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago.

Chandrika Kumaratunga and Narendra Modi

India attaches highest importance to ties with Sri Lanka: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Sri Lanka and looks forward to taking the ties to new heights as he received former President Chandrika Kumaratunga in New Delhi.

Bimal Ratnayake

Bimal Ratnayake named for JVP National List parliamentary seat

The JVP has nominated Bimal Ratnayake as a National List MP for the seat vacated due to the resignation of S. Mayadunne.

Coca cola and Kelani river

Coca Cola to settle oil leakage loss with Water Board

According to National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) estimates, the damage caused to the board by the recent oil leakage to the Kelani river is over Rs. 170 million.

R Sampanthan

First Tamil in 32 years to lead Sri Lanka opposition

A Tamil lawmaker became leader of the opposition in Sri Lanka’s parliament for the first time in 32 years on Thursday, in the latest sign of progress towards ethnic reconciliation on the once bitterly divided island.

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.