Ranil Wickremasinghe

Arrangements in place to set up a Compassionate Council – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has said that a Compassionate Council will be established to solicit advice and guidance for all religions respecting the proposals of other countries.

Ven. Galabodaaththe Gnanasara Thero

Gnanasara Thera surrenders

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, Ven, Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who was issued an arrest warrant for not appearing in court, surrendered to the Fort Magistrate’s Court a short while ago.

Avant Garde - Mahanuwara ship

Avant Garde vessel matter: DISSANAYAKE UNDER PROBE

D.M.S. Dissanayake, Senior Assistant Secretary in the Defence Ministry and the officer-in-charge of Civil Security, has come under investigation over the controversy surrounding the Avant Garde Maritime Services Limited.

Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero

Warrant issued on Ven. Gnanasara Thera

An arrest warrant has been issued against General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, a short while ago.

Imported vehicles in Hambantota port

‘Prices of some vehicles may increase by almost 50 percent’

Sri Lanka’s finance minister has signed an extraordinary gazette to change the basis on which customs calculates the value of certain motor vehicles, therefore prices of some vehicles may increase by almost 50 percent, car dealers said.

Jayalalitha writes

Accord highest priority to fishermen issue: Jayalalitha

TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accord highest priority to the release of 54 Tamil Nadu fishermen and their 34 boats from the Sri Lankan custody.

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan

Former Chief Minister Pillayan arrested

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department short while ago when he arrived at the CID office in Colombo this evening to give a statement, police media said.

R Sampanthan

‘Involve TN to end poaching in Sri Lankan waters by fishermen’ – Sampanthan

Leader of Opposition and Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan has called for the involvement of the Tamil Nadu government to settle the issue of alleged poaching by fishermen from India, especially Tamil Nadu, in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka.

Arjuna Mahendran

Foreign remittances will not be taxed – CB Governor

Governor of the Central Bank, Arjuna Mahendran, yesterday assured all Sri Lankan expatriates that their savings would not be taxed if they decided to remit their savings here.

Imported vehicles in Hambantota port

Sri Lanka vehicle imports to drop by about 90 percent after govt regulations – official

Sri Lanka’s vehicle imports will drop by at least 90 percent after the government changes the way it calculates the value of certain motor vehicles, officials said on Friday.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena met Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin

Sri Lanka to continue having friendly policy towards China

Sri Lanka will continue to pursue a friendly policy towards China and promote all kinds of cooperation between the two countries, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said.

Harsha De Silva

Increase retirement age to 65 – Minister Harsha de Silva

The retirement age should be increased to 65 years, Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said while speaking at the National Pensioners’ Day Symposium at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institution.

Sri Lanka refugees

73 Sri Lankan refugees return home

Nine-year-old Arunraj and his younger sister Rakshana are excited about their journey on Thursday. For the first time in their lives, they would be travelling by an airplane and both want to have a window seat.

Atul Keshap

US announces more funding for demining

The US on Thursday announced an additional $1.745 million for demining in Sri Lanka’s former war theatre. US ambassador Atul Keshap conveyed this to minister D.M. Swaminathan, saying the funding would be for international and domestic partners and the National Mine Action Committee.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Talks on with Tamil parties: Ranil

The Sri Lankan government has begun “informal discussions” with the Tamil National Alliance and other parties on a political solution to the ethnic conflict, according to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Cyber crime scene

New laws contemplated to prevent breach of privacy through internet

The government is contemplating a new law to regulate social media, particularly in a bid to curb posting of sexual images and defamatory material.