Month: February 2018

Tense situation at Thabuththegma

A tense situation was reported in Thabuththegma a short while ago following a protest carried out by a group of farmers.

Rajapaksa in Tirumala to worship at Lord Venkateswara shrine

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday arrived in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh to worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala.

‘Reconciliation need of the hour’

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday stated that incidents such as the one in Ampara on Monday were detrimental to the reconciliation process of the country.

President disbands Prime Minister headed Economic Management Committee

President Maitripala Sirisena has ordered that the Committee on Economic Management, headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe be disbanded and the functions of that Committee be vested in the Cabinet of Ministers

Tension in Ampara town

Four shops and a place of religious worship were damaged and three people injured in a clash between two groups in Ampara town…

Financial context demand strengthen macroeconomic policies and institutions says minister

Even countries with relatively low levels of absolute debt may face repayment challenges if there are weaknesses in its economic structures and debt management institutions.

Egyptian driver murders Sri Lankan maid after love affair

An Egyptian twenty-two-year old driver is being held in custody for four days over charges of killing a 54-year-old Sri Lankan maid who worked in Egypt after a love affair had transpired between them.

SF, Law and Order Minister in two weeks – Rajitha

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took over the Ministry of Law and Order for a short period of two weeks only.

UNP MPs ready to bring no-confidence against Prime Minister – Range Bandara

UNP State Minister Range Bandara yesterday said a no-faith motion would be brought against the party leadership with the support of other UNP MPs, if the party leadership was not changed.

PM appoints committee to expedite action on corruption

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a three-member committee of ministers to examine ways of expediting cases on corruption and fraud, the PM’s Office said.

President signs condolence book on Ms. Una McCauley’s demise

President Maithripala Sirisena signed the special condolence book to mark the death of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley at the United Nations Office in Sri Lanka.

Cabinet reshuffle will do no good – Ex–President Rajapaksa

A Cabinet reshuffle wouldn’t do any good to the country under an inefficient government, said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa responding to media in Kandy, yesterday (25).

Live Updates: Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Cabinet Minister of Law and Order, during the Cabinet reshuffle currently underway at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died of a heart attack, her family says. She was 54.

World Bank praises Sri Lankan Health service

The World Bank praises the public health service in Sri Lanka by saying that There are few if any other low or middle-income countries that have public health service like in Sri Lanka

PTL’s Arjun Aloysius, Kasun Palisena admitted to Prison Hospital

Perpetual Treasuries Limited’s Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena, who are under remand custody over the Central Bank bond scam, haVE been admitted to be the Prison Hospital.