Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi’s intervention for release of 34 fishermen held by Sri Lanka

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate action to secure the release of 34 fishermen from the state and 88 fishing boats

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

We should take a firm determination to make achieved victoriesby workers a reality – President on May Day

“We should take a firm determination to fulfill the aspirations of our people with a firm commitment to make the achieved victories a reality in this May Day…

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Prime Minister emphasized responsibility of Unions in May Day Message

Unions of the labour must ideally give priority to safeguard the rights of the workers instead of focusing on political agendas, emphasized Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Dayasiri Jayasekara

Basil trying to split SLFP- Dayasiri

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa had been given a contract to divide the SLFP and weaken President Maithripala Sirisena allegedly funded by a neighbouring country, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera charged yesterday.

Sri Lanka money Rupee notes

Sri Lankan rupee rises after IMF loan announcement

Sentiment on the Sri Lankan rupee improved on Friday, as reflected in the forwards market, after the country signed a $1.5 billion, three-year loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

IMF - International Monetary Fund

IMF agrees $1.5 billion bailout for Sri Lanka to avert balance of payments crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it has reached agreement with the Sri Lankan government for a $1.5 billion bailout to help the island nation avert a balance of payments crisis.

Sri Lanka cabinet meeting

UPFA allies to join May Day Rally in Galle

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have expressed their willingness to join the UPFA May Day Rally.

Srilankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines passengers offloaded after box containing butane torch caught fire

A SriLankan Airlines flight made to return to Changi Airport for “security reasons” two weeks ago did so because a checked-in box had caught fire, injuring a baggage handler, said the Singaporean police in a statement on Thursday (April 28).

Geetha Kumarasinghe

Geetha removed from organizer post

Benthara – Elpitiya SLFP Organizer Geetha Kumarasinghe has been removed from the organizer post by party leader…

Murugesu Chandrakumar

Sri Lankan Tamils asked not to brush issues of social justice under the carpet

Former Sri Lankan parliamentarian Murugesu Chandrakumar, who recently quit the Eelam Peoples’ Democratic Party (EPDP), has said that social injustice is rampant among Lankan Tamils, and that it is time they stopped brushing this grave issue under the carpet on the specious plea that bringing it out will jeopardize “Tamil unity”.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Jayasuriya back to lead selection panel

Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed the return of Sanath Jayasuriya as chief selector, little more than a year since he stepped down from the role.

Dullas Alahapperuma

UNP using Kirulapone-Galle issue to cover up its failure – Dullas

The UNP-led government was using the issue of the SLFP and the Joint Opposition (JO) holding two separate May Day rallies in Galle and Kirulapone to cover up its failures and rackets, former Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said yesterday.

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena

My top priority is to ensure that there will be no place for rotten corrupt regimes in future – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the top most priority of the government is to create legal, constitutional and political conditions in Sri Lanka to ensure that corrupt, rotten, autocratic regimes will not come to power in the future.

Airport Arrival

Construction of two domestic airports to commence this year

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said yesterday that construction work on two out of four proposed domestic airports would be commenced this year in Bandarawela and Palavi.

United Nations Human Rights Council

UN experts on torture and justice system in joint visit to Sri Lanka

United Nations human rights experts Mónica Pinto and Juan E. Méndez will carry out a visit to Sri Lanka from 29 April to 7 May 2016 to assess recent developments and identify challenges related to the use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and to the independence of the justice system, UN said in a release.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Sri Lanka to cancel four Airbus aircraft

Sri Lanka’s prime minister on Tuesday said that he ordered the national carrier to cancel four Airbus aircraft it has already ordered.