Month: May 2016

Vijitha Herath arrested following accident in Rajagiriya

JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath was arrested following a road accident, the police said on Tuesday (31).

The World No Tobacco Day – Get Ready for Plain Packaging

Today is the World Tobacco Day, which was declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1988 with the aim to increase awareness of the danger in tobacco and related products.

EU to revise development strategy for Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU), in close consultation with the Sri Lankan government, is currently in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka, a Sri Lanka – EU joint statement said on Monday.

Strict actions against government officials for any unauthorized building or environmental pollution – President

“If any unauthorized buildings or environmental pollution happens damaging the canal and river preservations in any area, strict actions will be taken against the responsible government officials in the areas”, emphasizes President Maithripala Sirisena.

PM calls for close cooperation between governments and service organizations

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the cost effective methods for governments to discharge its obligations to provide welfare services require close cooperation with service organizations.

I will not be deterred by GMOA’s threats: Rajitha

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, in response to a strike planned by doctors, said he would not shy away from such threats.

Japan extends Yen 38 billion ODA assistance to Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday that Japan will provide two patrol vessels to the South Asian country as part of their maritime security cooperation.

Jayalalithaa thanks Wigneswaran

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday thanked Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran, who had extended his wishes on her recent victory in the Assembly polls.

Probe if Sampur incident was premeditated

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday requested Tri Forces’ chiefs to investigate whether the incident at Sampur Maha Vidyalaya, Trincomalee was premeditated and targeted at the G7 Summit.

Simplicity shines in multihued surroundings

Among the flamboyant leaders, elegantly dressed in Western attire or in colorful national dresses one man stood in a simple white spotless national dress, his face reflecting an aura of contentment.

Price of vehicles to increase once again

Prices of Vehicles have increased once again with effect from today.

Xi offers condolences over Sri Lanka floods, landslides

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena over the devastating floods and landslides that hit the country last week.

Sri Lanka seek revenge after first Test thrashing by England

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the “weather can be a factor but it can’t be an excuse” as his side look to draw level in their Test series against England.

Abusing Navy officer: MR calls for probe into CM’s conduct

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged the government to probe the conduct of Eastern Province Chief Minister Z. A. Nazeer, who had verbally abused Captain I.R Premaratne at a event at a school function at Sampoor on May 20.

Tri-Forces to shun EP Chief Minister

The Tri-Forces have decided not to attend any functions attended by the Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed and has prohibited him from entering any of their camps.

Sri Lankan rupee forwards end little changed

Sri Lankan rupee forwards were little changed at the close of trade on Wednesday amid apprehension the currency would weaken on a possible increase in government spending after the country’s worst natural disaster since 2004, dealers said.