Category: Local News

Sri Lanka Navy

Sri Lankan Navy sailor dies while undergoing training in Kochi

A Sri Lankan Navy sailor died while undergoing diving training at a Naval base in Kochi, India.

Anura Kumara - JVP

JVP flays Trinco oil tank deal

Leasing out the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm to India will cause serious national security breaches in the future, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) stressed yesterday.

Maithripala Sirisena in a trouble

Japanese experts present report to President

The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on Meetotamulla Garbage Dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today (April 24) at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo.

India Sri Lanka

Fourth round of talks between India and Sri Lanka on ETCA today

The fourth round of official talks between India and Sri Lanka regarding the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) will take place today (24) in New Delhi, officials said yesterday.

CEYPETCO Ceylon Petroleum Corporation

CPC unions to strike over alleged Trinco deal with India

Several Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade unions were planning to launch an island-wide strike from midnight yesterday against an alleged decision by the government to sign an agreement with India regarding the oil tanks in Trincomalee.

Japanese disaster relief team in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster

Sri Lanka has outlawed protests over Colombo´s garbage crisis following rallies over the city´s waste disposal after a landslide at a giant rubbish tip killed 32 people and destroyed 145 homes.

Khuram Shaikh was killed while on holiday in the resort of Tangalle

Khuram Shaikh was ‘stabbed 40 times with broken bottles’

An aid worker from Greater Manchester who was killed in Sri Lanka was shot and stabbed more than 40 times with broken bottles, an inquest has heard.

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

FM highlights potential for increased Sri Lanka – U.S. bilateral trade

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce.

New houses for Meethotamulla victims

New houses for Meethotamulla victims

The first phase of the programme to provide houses for the displaced persons, whose houses were completely destroyed, due to the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump

Dr. Neville Fernando

SAITM founder welcomes government decision

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine Chairman Dr. Neville Fernando yesterday said that after the government decision to list his institute in the Colombo Stock Exchange his aspirations had been fulfilled.

Mahinda Rajapaksa - Former President of Sri Lanka

War took priority over Meethotamulla – Mahinda

Former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the Meethotamulla Landfill site did not receive much attention in the past, as the civil war at the time had to be given priority.

Thissa Witharana

Government should pay at least Rs.3 million compensation: Tissa Vitharana

The Government should pay at least two or three million rupees as compensation per person killed under Meetotamulla Garbage Mountain, Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Leader Prof. Tissa Vitharana said today.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Garbage disposal declared an essential service

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed issuance of a special gazette notification to declare garbage disposal as an essential service.

Ranil Wickremesinghe is at Meethotamulla

New houses for Meethotamulla affected by May, June: PM

Steps are underway to provide new houses to the people affected by the Meethotamulla Garbage dump tragedy by May, June and July this year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi has confirmed his visit: Sri Lanka Minister of Justice

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar, a senior Lankan minister said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Meethotamulla garbage site

Premier promises a house to each of the affected

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who visited those affected by the Meethotamulla tragedy this morning, promised a house to each of the affected families in the disaster.