Category: Local News
Eastern University students protest

TN’s apolitical Jallikattu stir inspires Sri Lankan protesters

Sri Lankan Tamils agitating for the last twenty days on the issue of forced disappearances and non-return of lands by the military, have, for the first time, kept the movement apolitical and did not involve any political party.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with children

President instructs IGP to work with university authorities to prevent ragging

President Maithripala Sirisena says he has given instructions to the Inspector General of Police to pay special attention to prevent inhuman ragging in universities carried out by a minority group of students in order to interrupt the education of the majority of students.

R Sampanthan

TNA promises maximum cooperation for constitutional reforms

The TNA promising that they would extend the maximum co-operation for the constitution making processes demanded that those processes should “be taken forward in a genuine and purposeful manner, so as to ensure permanent peace with justice and equality to all citizens.”

President Maithripala Sirisena

‘A Decision will be taken in the country’s interest’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said he would take a decision on private universities in the country including the Malabe SAITM private medical college, taking into consideration the best interests and the productivity of the country.

Durga Rao Ketali

Indian charged with murder of his Sri Lankan colleague in Malaysia

An Indian immigrant labour was charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Sungai Petani , Malaysia yesterday with the murder of his Sri Lankan colleague two weeks ago.

S Jaishankar with Harsha De Silva

India to supply water and rice to drought hit Sri Lanka

India is to donate eight water bowsers or large tanks and 100 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka, as part of drought relief for the island country which is headed for one of its worst droughts in 30 years.

Indrajith Coomaraswamy

Sri Lanka panel questions central bank chief over bond sale

A Sri Lankan commission investigating irregularities in government bond sales questioned the new head of the country’s central bank on Tuesday, as the government’s anti-corruption policy came under scrutiny.

Lena Hendry

Malaysian court finds film activist guilty for showing SL war documentary

Activist Lena Hendry has been found guilty by the Magistrate Court today for allegedly screening a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war without the approval of the Censorship Board.

Sri Lanka postal workers

State sector employees top 1.1 million now

Sri Lankan government sector kept on expanding year on year and today the total number of state employees is at over 1.1 million.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne

Hospitals to be powered by solar panels

Health minister Rajitha Senarathne has paid his attention to join all the hospitals island-wide with the ‘Suryabala Sangramaya’ initiative by fixing solar panels.

Boat capsized

Search continues for missing pilgrims in Katukurunda

The search for missing persons of the boat which capsized in sea off Katukurunda coast with a group of pilgrims continues for the second day with assistance from the Navy.

Anura Kumara - JVP


Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday criticized the proposed electoral system for upcoming Local Government Election and claimed that it should be held in accordance with the existing system.

Protest on journalist Keith Noyahr in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka arrests soldiers over journalist’s abduction during war

Sri Lankan police arrested an army officer and two soldiers on Saturday over the alleged abduction, assault and illegal detention of a leading journalist in 2008 during the war against separatist rebels, the police said.

US Dollars

Foreign investors withdrew Rs 100 Billion

Foreign exits from the government securities market (GSM) topped the Rs 100 billion mark in the 18 weeks ending Wednesday (15 February), after they pulled out Rs 17,707.18 million in the week under reference, data shows.

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka in May

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in UN Vesak Day celebrations to be conducted in Sri Lanka in May this year, a minister said.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena at the ceremony to inaugurate the right to information act

I am the first President who declared asset to the country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is the only President who declared asset to the country.