Day: August 8, 2018

Commuters launch strike opposite the fort railway station

In response to the strike actions launched by several Railway Trade Unions including drivers and guards today a group of train commuters staged a protest outside the Fort Railway station blocking one lane of the Olcott Mawatha, from 3.00 pm today.



MP allowances should be increased instead of salaries – Fonseka

Allowances given for MPs should be increased instead of their salaries, says Minister Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka.



Gnanasara Thero sentenced 6 years of rigorous imprisonment

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera had been sentenced to 19-years imprisonment to be served in six years, for contempt of court by the Appeal Court, today.



Gnanasara Thera’s Contempt of Court judgement today

The Court of Appeal will deliver its judgement today (08) regarding the Contempt of Court action filed against Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera over his alleged offensive behaviour inside the Homagama Magistrate’s Court on January 25, 2016.



Sri Lanka mourns death of veteran Indian politician Karunanidhi

Sri Lanka today mourned the death of veteran Indian politician M K Karunanidhi. President Maithripala Sirisena tweeted saying he was deeply saddened by the death of Karunanidhi and expressed his condolences to Karunanidhi’s family.



Over 163,000 Chinese tourists arrive in Sri Lanka till July

Over 163,000 Chinese tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka from January to July this year, making China the second largest market for Sri Lanka tourism, statistics from the Tourism Ministry showed here on Tuesday.