Month: June 2015

No Prime Ministerial candidate for SLFP before election : PMD

Issuing a special release the President’s media unit says that no candidate fielded by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has been named as a prime ministerial candidate.

No intention of grabbing power again – Former President Chandrika

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunga says she has no intention of grabbing power again unlike others.

Government expects increase per capita income to 6000 US$, within next 5 years – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government expects to increase per capita income to 6000 American Dollars, within next five years.

UN closes down humanitarian office in Sri Lanka

The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.

SLFP nominations for Mahinda: TALKS INCONCLUSIVE

Talks between President Maithripala Sirisena and SLFP stalwarts over accommodating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the SLFP nomination list at the next election ended without a conclusion last night.

Sri Lanka shares recover after election announcement

Sri Lankan shares recovered on Monday from a near 2-1/2 month low hit in the previous session after President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament and announced elections, but trading volume slumped due to the political uncertainty.

Sri Lanka ranked 114 in Global Peace Index

Sri Lanka ranked 114th on the global peace index conducted by an Australian-based Institute for Economics and Peace which measured national peacefulness in 162 countries.

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to level series

Sri Lanka needed a little over 26 overs to chase down a 153-run victory target for a series-levelling seven-wicket victory in the second test against Pakistan on Monday.

Stop maids running away from sponsors – Saudi tells Lanka

The Saudi Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani has asked the Sri Lankan government to stop maids running away from their Saudi sponsors soon after their arrival in the Kingdom.

Eran wants minutes of COPE Sub Committee sittings on Treasury Bond issue be published

The minutes of the COPE Sub Committee sittings on the Central Bank Treasury Bond issue should be publicized, Highways and Investment Promotion Deputy Minister Eran Wickremaratne said.

BBS to be reborn as BJP

The controversial Buddhist outfit, Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) will be reborn as the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), to field lay candidates at the forthcoming parliamentary elections, BBS Executive Committee member, Dilantha Withanage said.

NRFC fraud through fake emails: Banks lose Rs. 1 billion

Fake emails have led to banks holding Non-Resident Foreign Currency (NRFC) accounts suffering losses of more than one billion rupees, a Criminal Investigation Department investigation has revealed.

ICC asks Sri Lanka to hold elections before October

The ICC has urged Sri Lanka’s sports ministry to hold Sri Lanka Cricket elections before the next ICC board meeting in October, suggesting “further action” may be taken against SLC “in the event of further non-compliance”.

Port city project to start soon: Arjuna

Work on the Colombo Port City project will begin soon as it has not been cancelled, Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga informed Parliament yesterday.

Parliament dissolved

The Parliament of Sri Lanka has been dissolved with effect from midnight today (June 26) by President Maithripala Sirisena, Government sources told Media.

Former President accorded maximum security – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has emphasized in Parliament that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is being accorded maximum security and facilities. He further told Parliament that even KP alias Kumaran Pathmanathan a former LTTE Leader has been accorded security.