Month: March 2018

Maithri Gunaratne arrested with two shotguns

Secretary of the United National Freedom Front and former UNP provincial councillor Maithri Gunaratne, was arrested by the Kadugannawa police with two shotguns, at Pilimathalawa, Police said.

SLFP fully backs no-faith motion against Premier

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday said it would, on April 04, vote for the no-confidence motion, moved by the Joint Opposition (JO) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Mangala, Vigneswaran discuss Northern Province development projects

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy met Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran in Jaffna yesterday.

President emphasized need of Line Ministries & Local Authorities working together in consensual & friendly manner

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of Line Ministries and Local Authorities working together in consensual as well as friendly manner.

Government invited China, India power struggle into Sri Lanka: Gotabaya

The government has invited the power struggle between China and India into the country by handing over national assets to these two countries, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.

President to distribute 1,053 land deeds to farmers in Polonnaruwa district

A programme to distribute 1053 land deeds to the farmers in the Polonnaruwa district, under the national programme to distribute one million deeds, will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Royal College in Polonnaruwa, today (30).

Bank of China opens in Colombo

The Bank of China has an important role to play in making finances and credit available to Sri Lankan enterprises that operate in the country. Bank of China can bring more and more Chinese investments in to Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Retired Colonel arrested over Avant Garde floating armoury

Retired Army Colonel Don Thomas Alfred Wijethunga was arrested yesterday by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with the investigation of the floating armoury of Avant Garde Maritime Services Ltd, Police said.

Prisons Commissioner arrested over Welikada Prison riot

A Commissioner of Prisons Department Emil Ranjan Lamahewa was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) last night in connection with the Welikada Prison riot in 2012.

Ten-year education plan for Jaffna – PM

A 10-year-plan will be implemented to improve the quality of education in Jaffna, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Vajira reads the riot act to President

The UNP yesterday warned President Maithripala Sirisena and the SLFP that the no-confidence motion (NCM) moved against UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would boomerang on them.

Govt. fulfills responsibilities to protect children from negative side of modern technology – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government fulfills the responsibilities to a maximum level to protect the younger generation from the negative side of modern technology.

Best results of 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level exam

The Department of Examinations announced the names and schools of the students who obtained the best results in the island at the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination.

Cabinet adds NBT to alcohol

Cabinet today imposed the Nation Building Tax (NBT) on alcohol products in addition to existing taxes.

Mahindra & Mahindra to assemble vehicles in Sri Lanka

India’s homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday announced that it will soon begin assembling vehicles in Sri Lanka, though it did not disclose the type of vehicles to be assembled or the scale of the operation.

Sri Lanka seeks India and Japan investment to balance China

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sri Lanka is seeking foreign investment from India, Japan and others amid criticism over his country’s reliance on Chinese loans for infrastructure projects.