Day: May 15, 2019

Police Curfew in North Western Province and Gampaha

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that police curfew will be imposed in the north-western province and Gampaha police division from 7 pm till 4 am tomorrow.

May 20th declared a public holiday

The Government has declared Monday the 20th of May as a special public holiday.

Amith Weerasinghe remanded

Mahasohon Balakaya leader Amith Weerasinghe was remanded till May 28 by Colombo Additional magistrate Shalani Perera today.

Kuliyapitiya SP transferred; TID now under CID

Three superintendents of police (SP), including Kuliyapitiya Division SP, Oshan Hewavitharana, have been transferred, the police said.

Sri Lanka is a Sinhala Buddhist country: Mano

Referring to Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s statement that Sri Lanka was not a Sinhala Buddhist country, National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister Mano Ganesan said yesterday that Sri Lanka was a Sinhala Buddhist country.


Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday vowed to provide all possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its endeavour to strengthen national security by wiping out the scourge of terrorism.

Don’t rush Madrasa Bill – Bhaddiya Thera

The Government and relevant authorities should not rush the draft Bill to regulate Madrasa schools and should prepare it in a transparent manner, Ven. Mawarale Bhaddiya Thera said yesterday (14).

Majority being Sinhala Buddhists doesn’t mean rest are secondary citizens – Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says that the biggest threat to the country is not from global terrorism, but from a certain political group.

NTJ received over Rs.1000 million from three foreign countries – Patali

The National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) has received over Rs.1000 million as funds from three foreign countries over the last few months, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday.