Lahiru Weerasekara

IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara arrested

Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) Convener Lahiru Weerasekara was taken into police custody today.

President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony in Polonnaruwa

I don’t blame university students for activities of politically indecent groups – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says some politically indecent groups are trying to show the country that the government is acting to emasculate the free education by depriving the opportunities of the students of the medical faculties in government universities.

Lasith Malinga - Sri Lanka Cricketer

Malinga in hot water over ‘monkey’ comment

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga faced an investigation Thursday after he compared a government minister to a monkey following criticism that the country’s cricketers were too fat.

Doctor's strike in Sri Lanka

GMOA launches islandwide strike

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) launched an islandwide strike today at 8 a.m.

Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant

Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant ready to generate electricity

At present, all the testing works of the Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant, which will generate25MW hydro-power to the national grid, have been concluded.

Students Vs STF

Magistrate issues order against anti-SAITM protesters

A group of University students protesting against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), forcibly entered the Health Ministry premises yesterday.

Lasith Malinga vs Dayasiri Jayasekara

Lasith Malinga says Sports Minister is a joke

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga made a scathing attack on Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara after the Minister had questioned the fitness of Sri Lankan cricketers.

Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero

Gnanasara Thera surrenders

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera surrendered to the Fort Magistrate’s Court a short while ago. Recently the Court issued an arrest warrant against him for not appearing in Court.

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka slams report by UN envoy on judges, lawyers

Sri Lanka on Tuesday slammed a report by a special United Nations (UN) envoy, saying she has misled the international community on the judicial process currently followed in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with Bangladesh High commissioner to Sri Lanka Riaz Hamidullah

Sri Lanka to learn from Bangladesh on disaster management

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that he would explore the possibility of getting some help from Bangladesh regarding disaster management and recovery.

Human Rights Watch - HRW

Sri Lanka should reject Minister Wijeyadasa’s statement: HRW

The Sri Lankan government should immediately reject statements made by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe allegedly threatening to disbar a prominent lawyer for speaking out against attacks on religious minorities, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena

No Army for garbage control – MS

President Maithripala Sirisena says that as long as he remains as President, he will not permit the Army to be utilized for the cleaning of garbage in the city and that he does not even mull such ideas.

Navin Dissanayake

Our activists are disappointed – Navin Dissanayake

The activists of the United National Party (UNP) are disappointed with the policies of the government, a Minister said.

Dengue deaths in 2017 - Sri Lanka

Dengue kills over 200

A new strain of the dengue virus has claimed over 200 lives, with 63,987 patients detected, during the first half of the year. The new virus, identified as Type 11 is distinct from the ones which affected the country during the past five years.

CV Wigneswaran

Vigneswaran to change decision if Sampanthan takes responsibility

A decision has been made by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran to change his stance regarding the posts of two provincial ministers on one condition, sources said.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne

Private hospitals ordered to reduce blood test fee

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne ordered private hospital authorities to reduce the charges for the blood tests carried out to diagnose dengue from today (Monday), Health Ministry spokesman said.