Our drive for prosperity inspired by Dhamma – President

Strengthened by our past experiences and inspired by Dhamma, we strive for prosperity. Even whilst facing the prevailing pandemic, we did not deviate from our vision that is built on the civilized culture we inherited from Arahat Mahinda’s arrival in the country.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 5 June 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 5 June 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Jeevan Thondaman signs nomination papers

Late former Minister Arumugan Thondaman’s son, Jeevan Thondaman has signed nomination papers to contest the upcoming General Election for the Nuwara-Eliya District under the ticket of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.

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U.S. diplomat refuses PCR test at BIA

A U.S. diplomat, who had arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday (4) at about 1.30 a.m. and had been asked to undergo the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, had however refused, stating that he was entitled to diplomatic immunity.

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Having three members ensures diversity of opinion in Election Commission – Deshapriya

The whole purpose of having three members on the election commission was to accommodate a diversity of opinion, head of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday said during a TV talk show.

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Direct returnees from overseas for quarantine after PCR test results are known – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the officials to send returnees from foreign countries for quarantine only after results of PCR tests conducted at the airport itself are known.

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New task Force violates the Constitution – Kiriella

Former Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the newly appointed Presidential Task Force under the leadership of Secretary of Defence, Commanders of the Tri-Forces and the Acting Inspector General of Police violates the Constitution.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 4 June 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 4 June 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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No penalty for income tax delays during lockdown

The Cabinet has decided not to charge any fine on income tax during the lock-down period (till June 20, 2020), Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardane said.

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‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1,243 million

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1,243 million.

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Unseen hands delayed Mahendran’s Extradition – Sirisena

Former President Maithripala Sirisena claimed that the actual reason for the delay in the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, who is implicated in the CBSL Treasury Bonds Scam, from Singapore, is due to certain persons, including those who financially benefitted from the scam, maintaining a friendly relationship with powerful figures based in Singapore.

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Prime Minister: Supreme Court decision victory for democracy

The Supreme Court decision dismissing alll fundamental rights petitions that sought to block the general election was a victory for democracy, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

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Election Commission to decide on General Election Day on Monday

The National Election Commission is scheduled to convene on Monday (8) to decide on the date to conduct the Parliamentary Election.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 3 June 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 3 June 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Health guidelines for the General Election compiled

Preparations of health guidelines pertaining to holding the General Elections have been completed, says the Director General of Health Services.

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Two including Police Constable killed in accident

A Police Constable and a civilian were killed after the motorcycle they were travelling in crashed onto a lorry in Kanagarayankulam on the Colombo-Kandy A9 Road this morning, the police said.

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