Month: November 2017

Rice exporters to visit Sri Lanka

A 15-member delegation of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) will visit Sri Lanka in December to increase rice exports, a statement said on Wednesday.

Weather: Heavy rains, gusty winds as deep depression begins to move away

Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka states that the depression that occurred in the South-west of Sri Lanka has developed into a deep depression.

Interim order preventing action against Gota

The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order till December 6, preventing the FCID from taking action against former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa based on the Public Property Act.

Legal action against those commemorating LTTE – Minister

Legal action will be taken against anyone commemorating a proscribed organisation, Defence State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said.

Piyasiri Wijenayake expelled from NFF

National Organizer of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Piyasiri Wijenayake stated that he was requested to step down from his post within the NFF and resign from a member from his political party.

North Korea confirms successful testing of intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea successfully launched a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, a newsreader on the state-run North Korean Central Television (KCTV) announced. The launch was ordered by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The broadcast showed a still photo of Kim signing the order.

I’ll never betray the nation – President

President Maithripala Sirisena assured to the Sri Lankan community in South Korea that he would never betray the nation or the country. Addressing the Sri Lankan community in Republic of Korea

Government blundered by halting East Terminal causing Rs 3.5 billion loss – Ports Minister

A delay in developing the Colombo Port East Terminal had led to a loss of Rs 3.5 billion to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told parliament yesterday.

Pothas slams ‘embarrassing’ Sri Lanka after worst Test defeat

Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas warned his players there would be “repercussions” after the country’s worst-ever Test defeat, at the hands of India on Monday.

Sri Lanka to release 50 acres of capital land for investments

Sri Lanka will release nearly 50 acres of state-owned land in the near future for investments in Colombo’s commercial area, a minister said on Monday, as the island nation targets a record $2.5 billion in total foreign direct investments next year.

Death knell of government imminent: JO

National Organizer of the Joint Opposition Dalles Alahapperuma said it is with disgust that the Joint Opposition rejects the shameless attempt being made by the government to postpone the elections of local government bodies for about 2 years and 7 months.

Nominations for 93 Local Councils to be called today

The district returning officers will issue notice calling for nominations for 93 undisputed local government bodies today (27th Nov.), the Elections Commission Chairman told, following the conclusion of a crucial internal meeting.

PM predicts victory at LG polls

As much as the UNP gave leadership and captured power to form a National Government in 2015, the government will win the village level administration in 2018 too and carry forward the country’s development process, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

PM has made a pledge to India – Wimal

Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Wimal Weerawansa stated that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has made a promise to India to enact the proposed new constitution within Sri Lanka.

‘Minister Musthapha gone abroad even without informing the PM’ – Kiriella

Leader of the House, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that the government was not aware of the whereabouts of Minister Mustapaha.

Sri Lanka PM returns from India to fight fire

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe returned from a four-day Indian visit to battle a deepening rift between his party and President Maithripala that threatens to undermine their unity government.