Cabinet reshuffle will do no good – Ex–President Rajapaksa

A Cabinet reshuffle wouldn’t do any good to the country under an inefficient government, said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa responding to media in Kandy, yesterday (25).



Live Updates: Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Cabinet Minister of Law and Order, during the Cabinet reshuffle currently underway at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.



Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died of a heart attack, her family says. She was 54.



World Bank praises Sri Lankan Health service

The World Bank praises the public health service in Sri Lanka by saying that There are few if any other low or middle-income countries that have public health service like in Sri Lanka



PTL’s Arjun Aloysius, Kasun Palisena admitted to Prison Hospital

Perpetual Treasuries Limited’s Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena, who are under remand custody over the Central Bank bond scam, haVE been admitted to be the Prison Hospital.



CPC urges public to disregard malicious reports intended to sabotage national fuel supply

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) wishes to notify the general public that fabricated reports are currently being circulated on various communication platforms, of a possible fuel shortage in the country.



Sri Lankan rupee ends marginally firmer in dull trade

The Sri Lankan rupee ended slightly firmer on Friday in dull trade as banks’ dollar selling on remittance inflows surpassed the importer greenback demand, dealers said.



Drug kingpin D. Manju shot dead

Drug kingpin Dadallage Manju alias D. Manju was killed during a shoot out with the Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel in Wattala a short while ago, the Police said.



INTERPOL has issued red warrant on Udayanga: Police

INTERPOL had issued a ‘Red Warrant’ on former Sri Lankan Envoy to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, naming him as a fugitive wanted by the Sri Lankan authorities, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara announced.



National Economic Council tackles food prices, fertiliser and infrastructure issues

The National Economic Council (NEC), which met under the chairmanship of President Maithripala Sirisena this week, deliberated over multiple issues concerning the cost of living, fertilisers and infrastructure development and agreed to swiftly resolve these problems.



Sri Lanka to launch global marketing campaign for tourism promotion

Sri Lanka will launch a global marketing campaign starting from next month to attract more and more tourists to the country, an official here said on Thursday.



Sri Lanka ranked 91 in Corruption Perceptions Index

Sri Lanka has failed to show significant improvement in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017, released by Transparency International (TI), the global movement against corruption, the Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said.



SAITM students to be transferred to KDU

The government has decided to transfer students of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the medical faculty of Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU) after determination their basic qualifications, Presidential Media Unit said yesterday (21st Feb.).



Sri Lankan rupee ends firmer on bank dollar sales

The Sri Lankan rupee ended slightly firmer on Wednesday as exporter dollar sales outweighed importer demand for the greenback on hopes that political stability would resume after coalition partners agreed to continue with a cabinet reshuffle.



Police suspect grenade in passenger’s bag exploded

Initial police investigations into yesterday’s blast in a private bus proceeding from Jaffna to Diyatalawa have revealed that a grenade carried by one of the passengers exploded.



Cabinet reshuffle set to take place tomorrow – Amunugama

A Cabinet reshuffle is set to take place tomorrow (22) said Minister of Special Assignments Sarath Amunugama.