Ceylon Electricity Board

CEB workers calls off strike

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) workers called off the strike which was launched yesterday against assaulting some CEB workers

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Lanka will enjoy economic progress in the near future – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the government has adopted a strong and adaptable fiscal policy to ensure that the country enjoys a vast level of economic progress in the near future.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President orders AG and other officials Act Now on Bond Commission Report Prime Minister’s ‘Value Judgment’ questioned

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday directed the Attorney General, Jayantha Jayasuriya, the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy and DG Bribery Commission Sarath Jayamanne and other officials to immediately act on the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the alleged Bonds scam.

Rajitha Senaratne with Dayasiri Jayasekara

President was hurt by certain remarks – Rajitha

Co-cabinet spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne yesterday clarified that the President had merely voiced his displeasure against certain remarks made against him by some members of the UNP.

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Bond and PRECIFAC reports handed over to Speaker’s office

The Bond Commission report and PRECIFAC reports were handed over to the Speaker’s Office this morning.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Angry President says Enough is enough

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (16), walked out of the Cabinet meeting after making an emotional speech, in which he criticized United National Party (UNP) members who were attacking him on the campaign trail…

Ranjan Ramanayake

Yes there was a bond scam: Ranjan

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake admitted to there having been a Central Bank bond scam, and said President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to investigate such scams was an election promise and therefore should be supported by the people.

China Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, China think tanks co-launch book on Sino-Lanka relations

Sri Lankan and Chinese think tanks on Tuesday jointly launched a book on the Sino-Lanka relations titled “The Island of the Lion and the Land of the Dragon” in order to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya is JO’s candidate for Presidential Polls – Roshan

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be the Joint Opposition’s candidate for the next Presidential Election, says MP Roshan Ranasinghe.

Largest haul of seized cocaine destroyed in Sri Lanka

Largest haul of seized cocaine destroyed

Enforcing the government’s commitment to create a drug free society, 928 kgs of seized cocaine valued at Rs. 16.7 billion was publicly destroyed for the first time in the country…

Supreme court of Sri Lanka

Length of President’s term only five years

The Supreme Court has informed President Maithripala Sirisena that his term of office is five years, the President’s Media Division says.

Bandula Gunawardena

If there were Bonds frauds in MR’s time President, CBSL must reveal them – Bandula

Following the special statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Member of Parliament Bandula Gunawardena insisted that the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Central Bank Governor reveal to the people whether the Treasury bond frauds actually took place between 2008 and 2014…

Harsha De Silva

Government will seek assistance from IMF for Central Bank reform – Harsha

Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Harsha De Silva stated that the government will seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reform the Central Bank in accordance with the recommendations made by the Bond Commission.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe

Tourism, industrial zones will help increase pci Growth Rate: PM

Several industrial and tourism zones being set up by the government will help increase the Per Capita Growth Rate and accelerate development, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka President Restores Ban On Women Buying Alcohol

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s president on Sunday reimposed a four-decade-long ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister had lifted the restriction.

CV Wigneswaran

Sri Lanka’s Northern Province CM calls for bigger role in India-assisted development projects

Sri Lanka’s Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has sought greater collaboration between the Government of India and the provincial administration in the Tamil-majority north in development projects.