Day: August 6, 2018

Sri Lanka may grant visa free entry to tourist friendly nations

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a task force to study the possibility of granting visa-free entry to visitors from certain tourist friendly nations in order to boost arrivals, authorities said on Monday.



India and Sri Lanka in contrary stand on MRIA: Wimal

The Indian Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Minister of Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka had expressed contrary statements on the Mattala International Airport (MRIA), Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday.



G.C.E. A/L examination commences

G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination commenced today (06) in 2268 exam centers island-wide and 321,469 candidates will be sitting for the exam this year, Department of Examinations says.



At least 91 dead after quake strikes Lombok and Bali

A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 91 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early on Monday (Aug 6), with thousands of buildings left damaged.



Fractures emerge in the Joint Opposition

Recent reports have surfaced indicating a bitter dispute between Kumara Welgama and Mahindananda Aluthgamage. At a meeting yesterday (August 05) of the SLPP’s Kalutara district youth organisation Welgama launched a tirade on Aluthgamage after the latter claimed Welgama is playing the role of a joker.



Finance Ministry rejects claims of salary hikes for Government employees

Although there was a salary increment for those who represent the Judicial System, there is no truth in the claims that the salary of other state employees will be increased in parallel to that, stated the Ministry of Finance.



Vijayakala blames South and politicians

Government Parliamentarian Vijayakala Maheswaran on Friday charged that the South was responsible for supplying drugs to the North and that the menace had increased with the end of the separatist conflict in 2009.



Night party turns sour in Wadduwa: Three die, 37 fall ill

Three youth attending a party at a hotel in Wadduwa died and 37 women fell ill and were hospitalised after they consumed an intoxicating tablet on August 4 night. Wadduwa Police said the three youth from Kesbewa and Divulapitiya first collapsed and subsequently died.