Month: June 2017

Sri Lanka growth level satisfactory in 2016 despite challenges: WB

The World Bank noted in its report that despite challenges posed by natural disasters, Sri Lanka’s economic performance was satisfactory in 2016, said a statement here on Friday.

I am with the protesters – President

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he sided with the public protesting against the Uma Oya Project. “ I am on the side of the people.

Crisis set for crunch showdown soon: SAITM must be nationalised – GMOA

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday reiterated that remedial measures taken to resolve the issues caused by the SAITM (South Asian Institute of technology and Medicine) should lead to its nationalisation.

We are being deprived of the freedom of expression – Mahinda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the freedom of expression is slowly being deprived of.

PRECIFAC to complete 35 reports on large-scale corruption

The anti-corruption commission appointed by the President is in the process of completing 35 final reports on large-scale corruption, fraud and misuse of power and State funds before 3 September.

Protest against Uma Oya project

Residents of Bandarawela launched a protest against the Uma Oya project this morning.

Suspended ban six months for Malinga

National cricketer Lasith Malinga, who pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of his contract, was handed a one year suspension, suspended by six months and a 50% fine of his next ODI match fee, SLC said.

154 arrested for illegal dumping of garbage

Police have arrested 154 individuals who were caught dumping garbage without permission in the Western Province.

Postal unions to launch strike today

Postal workers will launch a continuous strike from today (27) as the government has failed to redress their long standing grievances, Convener of the Joint Postal Workers Union Front Chinthaka Bandara says.

Mahela Jayawardene to apply for Indian team coach’s job?

According to India Today’s reports, former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is all set to apply for the job of Indian cricket team coach.

Mahela Jayawardene not yet ready for Sri Lanka head coach’s job: SLC

Mahela Jayawardene is still short of experience to take over as head coach of Sri Lanka national team after the exit of Graham Ford, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala said.

Sri Lankan casino holds roadshow to display tourism potential

SriLankan Airlines expects a spectacular increase in visitors from North Andhra and its neighbourhood with the launching of a direct flight from here to Colombo from July 8.

Plans to reduce indirect taxes to 60 percent: Mangala

Indirect taxes account for 80 percent of the government’s tax income. This will be brought down to 60 percent within the next two years bringing tangible relief and benefits to the innocent and poor people, Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

Thalatha wants MR probed over Rs 400 mn monument for his parents

Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Atukorale has regretted the failure on the part of the government to have former President Mahinda Rajapaksa investigated through the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) for spending Rs 400 mn on a monument in memory of his parents put up in Tangalle.

Sri Lanka coach Ford steps down before Zimbabwe series

Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford has stepped down after 15 months in his second stint with the team, the cricket board announced on Saturday.

Sri Lanka: Establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

Amnesty International calls on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons.