Day: May 2, 2018

New State Ministers and Deputy Ministers sworn in

Eight State Ministers and ten Deputy Ministers were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

Wild animals fleeing with the advent of new Minister: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa quipped yesterday that in the reshuffle of the Cabinet, the only Ministry that underwent a scientific transformation was the Wildlife Ministry.

Dr. Lester James Peries’ State funeral today

The funeral of world renowned film producer Dr. Lester James Peries will be held at 3 pm today at Independence Square with full State patronage.

Sri Lanka, citing violence and dengue, cuts 2018 tourist arrivals target

Anti-Muslim violence and an outbreak of dengue fever in Sri Lanka have led the government to slash its target for tourist arrivals this year after a record 2017.