Day: March 8, 2019

Women only train in service from today

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation has today launched a train compartment service designated for women.



No one in government listens to me: President

There is no one in this government who accepts what I say, President Maithripala Sirisena said.



CID Police Sergeant arrested for taking bribes

A Police Sergeant attached to the Criminal Investigations Department has been arrested by Bribery Commission officers on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs. 80,000 from a businessman at Gonawala in Kelaniya.



Sri Lanka raises $2.4 billion from dollar bond sale – sources

Sri Lanka sold $2.4 billion in five-year and 10-year U.S. dollar-denominated bonds on Friday, two people involved in the deal said, successfully tapping the international markets at a time the country is facing strains on its finances.



Sumanthiran wants country to fulfil Geneva commitments – Sumanthiran

The TNA’s position was that a new resolution must be adopted at the UNHRC and Sri Lanka must co-sponsor it yet again, TNA MP M A Sumanthiran said.



Learning the ropes: Sri Lankan ad for hangmen draws 102 applicants

A Sri Lankan advert for hangmen has attracted more than 100 applicants, including an American, a prison service spokesman said on Wednesday, as the country pushes ahead with a plan to reintroduce the death penalty for drug offences.