Ravi Karunanayake

Bond commission serves summons on former Finance Minister

The Presidential Commission probing alleged Central Bank bond scams in Feb. 2015 and March 2016 has summoned former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, MP, to appear before it early this week.

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Two young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning on Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks.

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan president orders tighter security for judges following shooting incident

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday instructed his police chief to ensure the security of all judges after a shooting incident on Saturday threatened the life of a high court judge in Jaffna, in northern Sri Lanka.

Gun shooting

Police Sergeant dies in Jaffna shooting

A Police Sergeant attached to the security detail of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan, who was undergoing treatment at the Jaffna General Hospital for gunshot injuries in yesterday’s shootout at Nallur, died early this morning, the Police said.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Top CB official linked to bond scam spirits away files at night

Serious doubts of a plot to destroy evidence of the Treasury bond scandal have arisen after a very senior official of the Central Bank was found removing a haul of files and documents from the bank recently.

Mangala Samaraweera

New Sri Lanka tax bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes

Sri Lanka’s new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top finance ministry officials said on Friday.

President Maithripala Sirisena at developed Galgamuwa base hospital

Present Government gave a proper meaning to free health service – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the present Government gave a proper meaning to the free health service by providing all the facilities in the health service free of charge.

Sri Lanka Cricketer Upul Tharanga with India Cricketer Virat Kohli

Never easy playing Sri Lanka in their backyard: Kohli

Top-ranked India will not take Sri Lanka lightly despite the home team’s recent indifferent form as well as controversies over fitness and ethics, captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday.

UN logo

UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today (20) congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an important step for all Sri Lankans who are still looking for the truth about their loved ones.”

Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind elected India’s 14th President

Giving India its second Dalit president, former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind today won the presidential election with a comfortable margin against Opposition nominee Meira Kumar.

Sri Lanka to probe 2011 World Cup defeat

Sri Lanka to probe 2011 World Cup defeat

Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing.

Ranil Wickremesinghe

GSP+,new technology will enhance country’s competitiveness – PM

The GSP plus concession is the lynchpin to build our outward-looking, export-oriented economy which will provide jobs and increase incomes, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Julie Bishop

Australia helps Sri Lanka to control dengue fever after 250 die

Australia announced programs on Wednesday to help control dengue fever in Sri Lanka, where the mosquito-borne disease killed more around 250 people in the first half of this year.

DKP Dassanayake - Former Navy Spokesman

Former navy spokesman Dasanayake further remanded

Former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake, who was further arrested last week over abduction and disappearance of 11 youth, was remanded till August 2 by Fort Magistrate’s Court today.

Sri Lanka flood disaster

Sri Lanka struggles to adapt as disasters become a new “normal”

During Sri Lanka’s May floods, rescue crews in Kiriella, a small town in Rathnapura District, spotted a remarkable sight.

Harsha De Silva

Internet tax reduction soon

National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva yesterday implied relaxing of the telecommunication levy on internet services shortly.