Category: Local News

Arjun Aloysius

Arjun Aloysius arrives at PCoI with PC Gamini Marapana

Former Perpetual Treasuries Director Arjun Aloysius arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Treasury Bond issue for the fifth time with President’s Council (PC) Gamini Marapana a short while ago.



North Korea flag

North Korea illegally exported commodities to countries including Sri Lanka

North Korea illegally exported coal, iron and other commodities worth at least $270 million to China and other countries including India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka in the six-month period ending in early August in violation of UN sanctions, UN experts say.



Lakshman Kiriella

No decision to hand over expressways to Private Sector: Kiriella

Responding to concerns raised by various entities, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said the government has not taken any decision to handover the running of Expressways to private entities.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena offered a Tusker elephant named Pulatisi Raja, to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - Sri Dalanda Maligawa

President donates Myanmar gifted tusker elephant to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

President Maithripala Sirisena offered a Tusker elephant named Pulatisi Raja, to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalanda Maligawa) in Kandy, yesterday (08). Myanmar has donated this Tusker elephant to the President.



Mangala Samaraweera

Budget 2018 on 9 November

Budget 2018 will be presented to Parliament on 9 November, Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera said in Parliament yesterday.



Sri Lankan naval ships Sayura and Sagara

Sri Lanka Navy ships Sayura and Sagara to participate in war games with India

Sri Lankan naval ships Sayura and Sagara entered Visakhapatnam harbour to participate in the fifth edition of SLINEX 2017, a bilateral naval exercise between India and Sri Lanka.



Hotel apartment in Sharjah

Sharjah family suicide: Sri Lanka Consulate steps in

Dubai: The Sri Lankan Consul-General Charitha Yattogoda said his office is extending help to the next of kin of the family who police said committed suicide in a hotel apartment in Sharjah last week.



Michael Pezzullo and Kapila Mudantha Waidyaratne

Sri Lanka, Australia sign agreement to counter human trafficking

Sri Lanka and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enabling a closer cooperation to counter human trafficking in the region, the Australian High Commission in Colombo said in a statement.



Anusha Palpita

Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita found guilty in Sil Cloth distribution case

Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita were found guilty in the Sil Cloth distribution case by the Colombo High Court today.



Petronet LNG

Petronet to form JV with Japan, Sri Lanka firms for LNG plant

India’s biggest gas importer, Petronet LNG, will soon form a joint venture with Japanese and Sri Lankan companies to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Colombo, the Indian company said in a statement on Wednesday.



United National Party - UNP

UNP marks 71st anniversary today

The 71st anniversary of United National Party (UNP) falls today. A religious ceremony to mark this occasion will be held today at Sirikotha under the patronage of party leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.



Sarath Fonseka

JO plans No-Faith against SF

Member of Parliament Prasanna Ranatunga said, that the Joint Opposition plans to file a No-Confidence Motion against Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.



Sri Lanka Navy

80 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has released at least 80 Indian fishermen who had been caught poaching in the island nation’s waters, officials said Tuesday.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Journey of consensual government is a clear victory for the people – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says whatever said to the contrary, the journey of the consensual government during the past two and a half years is a clear victory for the people.



Minister Rajitha Senaratne

Decision on legalizing abortion will be made once proposal is submitted to cabinet – Rajitha

The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne stated that the motion to legalize abortion on two more counts was merely a proposal at this stage.



Wimal Weerawansa

If he made such statements during era of kings Fonseka would have been killed – Wimal

Minister Sarath Fonseka would have been killed in a gruesome manner, for his treacherous statement about former Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya, if he lived in the time of the kings, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa told the media yesterday.