Day: February 22, 2019

Ruwan Wijewardene sworn in as Non-Cabinet Minister

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has been sworn in as the Non-Cabinet Minister of Mass Media.



Rathgama businessmen killed, bodies burnt: Police

The two businessmen who were reported to have gone missing from Boossa in Rathgama have been killed at Akmeemana and their bodies burnt at the Kanumuldeniya-Megdagamgoda forest reserve in Walasmulla, the Police revealed today.



Petition filed seeking investigation into assault on prison inmates

A Writ Petition has been filed before the Court of Appeal calling for an order to be issued requesting the Inspector General of Police to launch an investigation into the assault incidents reported within the Angunakolapelessa Prison premises.



Sri Lanka’s economic growth around 3 percent in 2018 – Central bank chief

Sri Lanka’s economic growth was around 3 percent in 2018, the lowest since 2001, Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said on Friday.



Three major policy priorities to rebuild economy

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said the government is looking forward to and focusing on rebuilding and re-positioning the island with three major economic policy priorities.



Navy sailor arrested for abducting and killing 3 youths

A sailor attached to the Kankesanthurai Naval camp was arrested by the CID today over the abduction and disappearance of 11 civilians in Colombo during the period of 2008 and 2009.



Champika calls on TNA to join Government

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday invited the Tamil National Alliance to accept ministerial portfolios and join the government to make a more effective contribution towards developing Jaffna.



Embuldeniya set for surgery after thumb dislocation

Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya is almost certainly out of the Port Elizabeth Test after severely dislocating his left thumb while attempting to take a return catch on Thursday, the opening day.