Category: Local News

Austin Fernando

Criminal investigators face many a challenge – Secretary to the President

Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando emphasized the importance of the tasks entrusted to criminal investigation officials. He said that their task is of immense importance to the quest for justice and fight crimes, corruption and frauds.

Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Net neutrality gives voice to people – PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today came out in support of Net neutrality, saying that unthrottled access to the Internet is key to level playing field and giving voice of the oppressed.

Piyasiri Wijenayake

Split in NFF? – Piyasiri says party doesn’t need Wimal

Piyasiri Wijenayake says that the day the National Freedom Front (NFF) will be limited only to a name board is not very far away.

Ajith P Perera

Ajith appeals Speaker to mediate

UNP MP and Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday made an appeal to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to mediate to get the details of the telephone conversations from the Presidential Commission of Inquiry…

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to hold talks with PM Modi on wide range of issues today

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on a four-day visit to India to attend the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space, will on Thursday hold extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

CV Wigneswaran

Northern Edu Minister’s negative feelings understandable – Wigneswaran

Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran responded to a question raised by a journalist on his view on the controversial actions of the Northern Province Education Minister who refused to raise the national flag at an event earlier this month.

Sujeewa Senasinghe

Bonds Scam I contacted Aloysius to conduct research – Sujeewa

State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe affirmed that he had contacted the Owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited, Arjun Aloysius in an effort to gather details for his book that he was authoring related to the sale of Treasury Bonds and also in a bid to clarify certain other issues and to verify a few other details.

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to probe phone tapping of legislators

Sri Lanka’s parliament Tuesday announced an investigation into how the private phone records of legislators were leaked in a scandal that has deepened acrimony between President Maithripala Sirisena and his coalition.

S. Narayan

‘Some Sri Lankan goods doing extremely well in India’

From chicken sausages, nail polish, strawberries and chicken feed to glass and Damro chairs, some Sri Lankan goods are doing ‘extremely well’ in India.

Namal Rajapaksa

JO will not align with the SLFP – Namal

MP Namal Rajapaksa stated that the Joint Opposition will not join with the SLFP to contest the upcoming elections as a united front.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe

PM off to India

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe is due to leave on an official visit to India today,(November 21), states a press release from the Prime Minister’s office..

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe at bond commission

Sri Lanka PM appears before bond probe panel

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared voluntarily before a panel investigating alleged irregularities in government bond sales on Monday to clear his name.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe at bond commission

Prime Minister arrives at Bond Commission

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry today (20) to record a statement over Central Bond scam,a short while ago.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe at Ginthota


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited Gintota in Galle yesterday in the aftermath of the tense situation that prevailed in the area said that stern legal action will be taken against those responsible for the violence.

Sri Lanka fuel station

Fake sms on petrol shortage again! Leads to panic buying in Kandy

A malicious and scurrilous countrywide sms (short messaging service) campaign over mobile phones, by unknown unruly elements, led to panic buying of both petrol and diesel and long queues in the Kandy District last night.

Lakshman Kiriella

PM not summoned to Presidential Commission; making voluntary appearance – Kiriella

There is an attempt to portray that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been summoned before the Presidential Commission into the Treasury bond scam.