Category: Local News

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with Prince Zeid Al Hussein

Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process is proceeded step by step – President to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is performing for the betterment of its people with much responsibility, in keeping with the charters of UN, as a member of United Nations. He said the government is taking the process to ensure human rights and reconciliation forward step by step.

Ocean University of Sri Lanka

Korea grants $ 2.5 m to develop Ocean University

The Ocean University of Sri Lanka, the first ever state university for maritime and ocean sciences is going to be upgraded under the financial and technical assistance by the Republic of Korea.

China Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in talks with two Chinese firms for $3 billion refinery

Sri Lanka is in talks with two Chinese companies about investing up to $3 billion to build in a new refinery at its Chinese-controlled port, a top government official said on Friday.

EU flag

EU pledges Rs. 5.4 billion for rural development in two provinces

The European Union (EU) has pledged Rs. 5.4 billion (EUR 29.7 million) to reduce poverty in Uva and Central Provinces by improving both living conditions and food security.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne

Health Ministry takes steps to reduce prices of medicinal drugs

The Ministry of Health says the prices of expensive medical drugs will be reduced in the near future.

Wasgamuwa National Park

Weapons stored at Wasgamuwa National Park Office go missing

Five weapons including two repeater rifles and a t-56 weapon had been robbed from the wildlife officers’ armoury at Wasgamuwa National Park last night.

Heart transplant

Second heart transplant abandoned

The second heart transplant planned at the Kandy General Hospital was abandoned at the last minute yesterday due to a tug-o-war between consultants not to remove the beneficiary’s heart. This situation has arisen even after the heart was harvested from the donor and fixed to a machine pending the transplant.

Mahinda Amaraweera

Sri Lanka to produce ornamental fish of high standard

The construction of the maiden fish breeding centre in Sri Lanka commenced recently at Sevanapitiya in Polonnaruwa.

Harsha De Silva

Tax incentives mulled to make North attractive to investors

The government is now planning to provide tax incentives to prospective foreign direct investors and local investors to invest in the North that had been devastated by the three decade war, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva said.

Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

LG and PC polls next year – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament yesterday that the Local Government elections would be held in January, while the Party leaders would take a decision on the fate of the Provincial Council polls.

Minister Sagala Ratnayake

PTA was not used for past six months: Sagala

The Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) will be replaced soon with a new counter terrorism law, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said in Parliament yesterday.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is addressing United Nations General Assembly

President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and rule of law

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms

Arjuna Mahendran

Data missing from Arjuna Mahendran’s mobile phones

A considerable amount of data has been missing from the two mobile phones handed over by former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, probing the controversial treasury bond scam.

Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

Akila announces insurance cover for schoolchildren

The main objective of the Education Ministry is to ensure a better future for children to enable them lead a happy life with their feet firmly on the ground safeguarding ourness.

Ranil Wickremesinghe

PM says OMP agreement has no retrospective effect

The agreement on looking for missing persons is effective for the future and not the past said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Wasantha Senanayake

‘No reports of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Sri Lanka’

There are no reports of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Sri Lanka in the wake of a mass exodus taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Foreign Affairs State Minister Wasantha Senanayake said.