Lohan Ratwatte sworn in as the State Minister of Prisons Management

Lohan Ratwatte has been sworn in as the new State Minister of Prisons Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation.

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Cyclone ‘Burevi’ likely to cross Sri Lanka; adverse weather conditions expected

The cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ very likely to cross Sri Lanka and rainy, windy conditions are expected to enhance considerably over the island owing to this development, the Department of Meteorology says.

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Kottu makers earn more than teachers

Teachers earned less than kottu makers and it was only natura that they were downhearted, Parliament was told yesterday (1).

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21,000 Tablets to Treat Psychosocial Disorders at Prison Infirmary

The death toll in the Mahara Prison unrest on 29 November evening and 30 November rose to 11, when three more inmates admitted to the Ragama Teaching Hospital succumbed to injuries yesterday (01).

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Sri Lanka confirms 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Four more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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6 judges appointed to Supreme Court, 14 judges to Court of Appeal

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed 06 judges to the Supreme Court and 14 judges to the Court of Appeal.

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Driving licenses, registration certificates, number plates to be sent via Speed Post – Government

The Government has approved the implementation a new service for the fast delivery of vehicle driving licenses, registration certificates and registered number plates for clients through a Speed Post Courier Service.

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President’s speech at Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020

Full text of the speech by His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020 on December 01, 2020

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Supreme Court rejects petitions against gazette on cremation of COVID-19 victims

The Supreme Court today rejected the examining of 12 Fundamental Rights petitions filed challenging the gazette notification issued on cremation of COVID-19 victims.

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GCE Ordinary Level Examination Postponed again

The government will not be able to conduct the GCE Ordinary Level Examination on the scheduled dates due to the prevailing situation in the country, Minister of Education GL Peiris said in Parliament.

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Mahara Prison Clash: Another inmate dies – 38 inmates infected with COVID-19

Another inmate who was admitted to the Ragama Hospital after being injured in the clash at the Mahara Prison on Sunday (29) has died.

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Opposition Leader calls for impartial, independent inquiry into Mahara prison shooting

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday called for an independent and impartial inquiry into the unrest at the Mahara prison on Sunday night which left eight prisoners dead and scores injured.

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Opposition blames Government for recent COVID-19 deaths

The Expenditure Heads of the Ministry of Health and State Ministries of Production and Supply of Pharmaceuticals and Indigenous Medicine Promotion and Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals for the year 2021 were passed with amendment in Parliament yesterday.

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Hidden hand behind Mahara Prison unrest – Minister

State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation, Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, yesterday (30), claimed in Parliament that the Government believes there is an invisible hand behind the unrest at Mahara Prison on 29 November.

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Ranjan Silva’s murder: Suspect arrested in UAE

Dharmasiri Perera, the main suspect in the assassination of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council Member Ranjan de Silva has been arrested by the Interpol in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Sri Lanka confirms 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Two more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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