Students Vs STF

Magistrate issues order against anti-SAITM protesters

A group of University students protesting against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), forcibly entered the Health Ministry premises yesterday.



Lasith Malinga vs Dayasiri Jayasekara

Lasith Malinga says Sports Minister is a joke

Fast bowler Lasith Malinga made a scathing attack on Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara after the Minister had questioned the fitness of Sri Lankan cricketers.



Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero

Gnanasara Thera surrenders

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera surrendered to the Fort Magistrate’s Court a short while ago. Recently the Court issued an arrest warrant against him for not appearing in Court.



Parliament of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka slams report by UN envoy on judges, lawyers

Sri Lanka on Tuesday slammed a report by a special United Nations (UN) envoy, saying she has misled the international community on the judicial process currently followed in Sri Lanka.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena with Bangladesh High commissioner to Sri Lanka Riaz Hamidullah

Sri Lanka to learn from Bangladesh on disaster management

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that he would explore the possibility of getting some help from Bangladesh regarding disaster management and recovery.



Human Rights Watch - HRW

Sri Lanka should reject Minister Wijeyadasa’s statement: HRW

The Sri Lankan government should immediately reject statements made by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe allegedly threatening to disbar a prominent lawyer for speaking out against attacks on religious minorities, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.



President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena

No Army for garbage control – MS

President Maithripala Sirisena says that as long as he remains as President, he will not permit the Army to be utilized for the cleaning of garbage in the city and that he does not even mull such ideas.



Navin Dissanayake

Our activists are disappointed – Navin Dissanayake

The activists of the United National Party (UNP) are disappointed with the policies of the government, a Minister said.



Dengue deaths in 2017 - Sri Lanka

Dengue kills over 200

A new strain of the dengue virus has claimed over 200 lives, with 63,987 patients detected, during the first half of the year. The new virus, identified as Type 11 is distinct from the ones which affected the country during the past five years.



CV Wigneswaran

Vigneswaran to change decision if Sampanthan takes responsibility

A decision has been made by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran to change his stance regarding the posts of two provincial ministers on one condition, sources said.



Minister Rajitha Senaratne

Private hospitals ordered to reduce blood test fee

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne ordered private hospital authorities to reduce the charges for the blood tests carried out to diagnose dengue from today (Monday), Health Ministry spokesman said.



Handcuffs - Arrest by Police

Sri Lanka arrests monk, police officer for anti-Muslim violence

Sri Lankan police have arrested four people including a Buddhist monk and a police officer accused of taking part in an attack on a mosque, as part of a crackdown on violence against the minority Muslim population.



Ravi Karunanayake

Legal problem over Lotteries Board being assigned to Ravi?

Will the allocation of the National Lotteries Board to Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake create a legal problem? Or has it already?



CV Wigneswaran

Colombo hatched plot to oust him

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran yesterday accused ‘Colombo’ of a plot to oust him from office as the Chief Minister of the Northern Province.



Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee ends weaker on importer dollar demand

The Sri Lankan rupee ended weaker on Friday as dollar demand from importers weighed on the local currency, dealers said.



Innovation

Sri Lanka ranks 90th on Global Innovation Index: Report

Sri Lanka has moved up one place to 90th among 130 nations on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017, slowly emerging as one of the top-ranked economies in Central and South Asia in the lower-middle income group.