Category: Local News

Arjuna Mahendran

Mahendran responsible for CB Bond scam: COPE report

Former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran was held responsible for the controversial Central Bank Bond sale scam in the COPE report presented in Parliament a short while ago,

President Maithripala Sirisena

War heroes will even be looked after retirement: President

Measures would be taken to rectify without delay the salary anomalies of war heroes who became differently abled during the war against terrorism, President Maithripala Sirisena promised yesterday.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Sri Lanka eyes incentives, lower taxes to boost investment

Sri Lanka will introduce concessions on investments and a lower tax regime in its next budget to boost faltering investment, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the parliament on Thursday.

Minister Sagala Ratnayake

Jaffna incident offenders would be punished after the offence proved – Minister Sagala

The unfortunate incident that occurred recently in Jaffna killing two university students riding a motorbike is an issue that harms the present reconciliation initiativeand the offenders would be charged after the investigations are finished

Coal power plant

Coalition Against Coal hails move to cancel Sampur

The Coalition Against Coal is thanking the government for deciding to cancel the proposed Coal Power plant that was to be set up in Sampur.


VAT passed

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament yesterday with a majority of 66 votes.

CV Wigneswaran

Wigneswaran appeals for calm as North observes hartal over killing of students

The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has appealed to the people of the province, especially the youth, to be calm as they mourn the killing of two university students by the police.

Sunil Handunnetti

COPE chairman to reveal harassment at the hands of UNP members

Chairman of the Parliament watchdog committee (COPE), Sunil Handunnetti told Parliament yesterday that he would reveal to the House the harassment he underwent at the hands of UNP members who caused him to walk out of Monday’s meeting.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at All Ceylon Tamil Language Day awards ceremony

No language-based conflict should take place in the country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says any conflict should not take place in the country based on the languages spoken by the different communities.

Buddha statue vandalised

FR against vandalising Buddha status re-fixed for support

A Fundamental Rights petition filed seeking an Interim Order directing the Law and Order Minister to take action to investigate the incidents of vandalising Buddha statues in the Northern Province

Una McCauley

UN adapting and refocusing its work in Sri Lanka

The United Nations on Monday said it is adapting and refocusing its work in Sri Lanka with evolving global and national development priorities.

Sunil Handunnetti

Handunnetti walks out of COPE meeting

COPE (Committee on Public Enterprises) Chairman MP Sunil Handunnetti has left the committee meeting held in Parliament a short while ago on Monday.

CSN logo

Terrestrial broadcasting license of CSN Channel cancelled

Terrestrial broadcasting license of CSN Channel has been cancelled due to violation of conditions, the Secretary Ministry of Media says.

Ranil Wickremesinghe

New Constitution needed since the war has ended – PM

The war, which prevailed for the past 30 years in the country has now been finished and the country needs a new Constitution, said Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Handcuffs - Arrest by Police

Sarath Kumara Gunaratne arrested

Former Fisheries Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne had been arrested after he surrendered to the Negombo Police Station over an accident in which an individual was killed in 2002.

Shadow fight

Two police officers attacked by biker gang in Jaffna

Two policemen were attacked with swords in broad daylight in Jaffna yesterday.