Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya is JO’s candidate for Presidential Polls – Roshan

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be the Joint Opposition’s candidate for the next Presidential Election, says MP Roshan Ranasinghe.

Largest haul of seized cocaine destroyed in Sri Lanka

Largest haul of seized cocaine destroyed

Enforcing the government’s commitment to create a drug free society, 928 kgs of seized cocaine valued at Rs. 16.7 billion was publicly destroyed for the first time in the country…

Supreme court of Sri Lanka

Length of President’s term only five years

The Supreme Court has informed President Maithripala Sirisena that his term of office is five years, the President’s Media Division says.

Bandula Gunawardena

If there were Bonds frauds in MR’s time President, CBSL must reveal them – Bandula

Following the special statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Member of Parliament Bandula Gunawardena insisted that the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Central Bank Governor reveal to the people whether the Treasury bond frauds actually took place between 2008 and 2014…

Harsha De Silva

Government will seek assistance from IMF for Central Bank reform – Harsha

Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Harsha De Silva stated that the government will seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reform the Central Bank in accordance with the recommendations made by the Bond Commission.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe

Tourism, industrial zones will help increase pci Growth Rate: PM

Several industrial and tourism zones being set up by the government will help increase the Per Capita Growth Rate and accelerate development, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka President Restores Ban On Women Buying Alcohol

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s president on Sunday reimposed a four-decade-long ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister had lifted the restriction.

CV Wigneswaran

Sri Lanka’s Northern Province CM calls for bigger role in India-assisted development projects

Sri Lanka’s Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has sought greater collaboration between the Government of India and the provincial administration in the Tamil-majority north in development projects.

Thai Pongal day

Thai pongal day messages

Marking this year’s Thai Pongal festival as an occasion to make the efforts taken by the government to take the country towards self-sufficiency in food meaningful and providing strength to these efforts, President Maithripala Sirisena extended his greetings to all Hindus across the world celebrating the festival that expresses gratitude to nature.

launch of Tamil book, Ore inaprachinaiyum or opandhamum

Indo-Lanka accord is a sound framework, say experts

The Indo-Sri Lankan agreement drafted in 1987 is a sound framework that can be improved upon, say politicians and those who were involved closely with the political developments then.

IMF - International Monetary Fund

IMF says economy normalising but reforms essential

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) envisages Sri Lanka’s economy normalising in 2018 with the real GDP growth projected to reach about 4.6% over the medium term; however, the global lender called on the Government to continue its reform process centered on fiscal consolidation to maintain stabilisation momentum.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Central bank suspends four officers over alleged bond irregularities

Sri Lanka’s central bank said it has suspended four officers and taken disciplinary action against several others following alleged irregularities in a 2015 government bond auction.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Attorney General says: President’s term covers six years

The incumbent President who was elected on January 8, 2015 had assumed duties in the office of President on January 9, 2015 for a period of six years.

Sagala Ratnayake

Traffic offenders to get fines by mail

According to a new system to monitor traffic offences, CCTV cameras in strategic places in Colombo would take pictures of offenders, and the picture along with the fine would be mailed to their homes, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said yesterday.

Mangala Samaraweera

Ministry revokes the prohibition on selling liquor to women

Ministry Finance and Mass media yesterday revoked the prohibition on selling liquor to women and employing women in places where liquor is manufactured or sold.

Hang rope

17-year-old detainee commits suicide at Pettah Police Station

A 17-year-old detainee has committed suicide at the Pettah Police Station by hanging himself inside a cell.