Swiss local staffer gives a statement to CID

The Swiss Embassy staffer who was allegedly involved in an abduction case has recorded a statement with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today (08).

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Protest against attack on journalist

Media personnel of the Kalutara District staged a protest opposite the Aluthgama police station yesterday against the failure on the part of the police to arrest the suspects who had attacked a provincial journalist and his wife on Friday for exposing an artificial toddy racket in the area.

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Maithripala to contest parliamentary polls from Polonnaruwa district

Former President Maithripala Sirisena will be contesting the forthcoming parliamentary election from the Polonnaruwa district, Minister of Technology and Innovation and SLFP Vice President, Thilanga Sumathipala, said.

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Colombo Port City opens

The Colombo Port City Project was opened for investors yesterday evening under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Foreign Ministry slams brandishing of LTTE flags outside British court

Sri Lanka yesterday slammed the brandishing of flags of a banned terrorist organisation in front of a British court in the case against Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, former Defence Attache at the High Commission in London.

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Sri Lankan crowned Mrs World 2019 after 35 years

Caroline Jurie from Sri Lanka has been crowned as Mrs. World 2020 at the World Pageant held in Las Vegas, United States.

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PCoI on Easter Sunday terror attacks: State Intelligence should be independent – Cardinal

The Indian High Commission had conveyed details about possible terror attacks to the relevant authorities before the series of bombings took place on Easter Sunday, Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith noted.

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Rishad: Gotabaya entitled to rule without Muslim ministers

Leader of the ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP, said yesterday that he had no complaints about there not being any Muslims in the Gotabaya Rajapaksa Cabinet, since the majority of Muslims did not vote for Gotabaya at the November 16, Presidential Election.

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Accountant sentenced to 367 years in prison

The former accountant of a private company in Colombo has been sentenced to 367 years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court, after he was found guilty of defrauding over Rs 2 million from the company by presenting forged documents.

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Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products

A Gazette notification has been issued prohibiting the re-export of pepper, areca-nut, tamarind, cinnamon, cloves and several other crops with immediate effect.

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Sri Lankan sprinters set new relay South Asian Games record

It was a Golden Day for Sri Lanka at the 13th Edition of the South Asian Games as both the men’s and women’s 4 X 100 Metres relay team won gold.

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‘Fake patriotism will be identified & revealed’

The JVP says false patriotism and racism will be identified following an extensive dialogue on the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement.

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“If possible make me an independent MP” : Ranjan Ramanayake requests the public

Former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake sat for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level English Language examination, earlier yesterday. He sat for the exam as a private candidate.

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TNA ready to talk with Government – Sampanthan

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday said it was prepared to talk with the new Government on the 13th amendment and was also prepared to work with the economic development initiatives of the government which are beneficial to the people.

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Maldives wants to restructure debt to China

The Maldives foreign minister says his country needs to restructure its massive debt to China, which he says has put the Indian ocean archipelago in a difficult situation.

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Ranil nominates Sajith as Opposition Leader

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa has been nominated as the new Leader of the Opposition.

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