Month: May 2018

JO decides to oppose 20A

The hierarchy of the joint opposition unanimously decided yesterday to oppose the 20th Amendment to the Constitution proposed by the JVP to abolish the Executive Presidency, an official said.



President loses his cool

President Maithripala Sirisena said, the late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera never intended to choose a common candidate, for the Presidential Election, with the aim of stealing from the Central Bank.



Sri Lanka signs deal with Schlumberger subsidiary for $50 million seismic study

Sri Lanka on Wednesday signed an agreement with a subsidiary of U.S. firm Schlumberger for a $50 million seismic study off the country’s east coast to evaluate any prospective oil resources, a senior government official said.



Railways goes to CID over sabotage

The Railway Department has registered a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) that the railway workers on strike have caused damages train engines and compartments, Additional General Manager (Operations) Vijaya Samarasinghe said.



New Sri Lanka Map launch tomorrow

New Map of Sri Lanka which consists additional two square kilometer land due to image of Port City produced by the Survey Department will be launched tomorrow (31st May)



118 people benefited from the Bond Scam – Dayasiri Jayasekara

It seems that are many individuals who had benefitted from the Bond Scam. Former Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera is the latest name to become embroiled in this incident after details came to light regarding a bank cheque



GMOA calls for more vaccines as flu death toll rises

Although a batch of flu vaccines is on the way, the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle is still under-equipped and underfunded to deal with the current flu epidemic, GMOA Co-Secretary Kanchika Samararatne said on Tuesday.



Sri Lanka begins clean-up campaign after monsoon rains killing 24

Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center (DMC) on Tuesday said the tri forces along with the police and relief teams had begun a massive clean-up campaign in several districts affected by the monsoonal rains as water levels receded.



Railway token strike launched

The 48-hour token strike of the Railway Technical Services Trade Union Committee (RTSTUC) was launched a short while ago, RTUSTSTS President P. Sampath Rajitha said.



Dayasiri says 118 other MPs took Rs.1.3 billion from Aloysius

Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara who admitted he had received a sum of Rs.1 million from a company affiliated to Arjun Allosius’s Perpetual Treasuries yesterday said 118 other Parliamentarians has taken a sum totaling Rs.1.3 billion for electioneering from the businessman.



Sri Lanka says pitch-fixing allegations hard to believe

Sri Lanka’s top cricket administrators say it is difficult to believe allegations of pitch-fixing in a 2016 test match against Australia which have triggered a probe by the International Cricket Council (ICC).



Actress Deepani Silva arrested over accident

Actress Deepani Silva has been arrested by the Bandaragama police this morning in connection with an accident in which her car collided with a three-wheeler in Bandaragama injuring a child.



Provide 3D spectacles for cinema goers

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had informed the State Film Corporation Chairman to get the cinema hall owners to provide three dimensional spectacles to viewers who come to watch movies made using high technology.



Possibility of a snap presidential election anytime after 9 January 2019

As the month of June approaches, we realise that the incumbent President now has only 18 full months in office before the last date by which a presidential election should be held and a new president declared elected.



Rs. 300 million earned from recycled garbage

The government was able to earn Rs. 300 million from recycling garbage during the last six months, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.



Exclusive: Cricket match-fixers caught in the act in Sri Lanka

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third.