Category: Local News

Petition seeking SC order calling for PC polls filed

A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, requesting it to order the Elections Commission to hold Provincial Council elections immediately.



Sri Lanka to launch first nano satellite in mid-2019

Sri Lanka’s first nano satellite, developed by the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies with technological support from Japan, will be launched by mid-2019, Non-Cabinet Science, Technology and Research Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe yesterday said.



Special Police team awaits permission to question Madush

A special Police team is ready to leave for Dubai to question drug kingping Makandure Madush now in Police custody in Dubai, soon after permission is granted by the Dubai authorities.



Ranjan reveals names to Karu

State Minister of Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday (18), said that he had revealed the names of politicians, including Members of Parliament, who allegedly consume cocaine and other illegal narcotics to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on 17 February.



‘Raina’ arrested over shooting incident

‘Raina’, an accomplice of organized crime gang member ‘Keselwatte Dinuka’, has been arrested over a shooting incident.



Sri Lanka to tap bond market for $2 billion after Chinese loan delay – sources

Sri Lanka will bring forward a plan to raise $2 billion through the bond market after a delay in a pledged loan from Bank of China, sources close to the deal said on Monday.



Government seeks US$ 48 million credit line from India to develop KKS port

The government will obtain a US$ 48 million credit line from India for the development of Kankesanthurai Port, an official said yesterday.



Pest certification puts brakes on grape exports to Sri Lanka

Export of grapes from India to Russia and Sri Lanka has halted midway in the season over stronger pest control requirements from the destination countries, the Indian Express reported.



How Sri Lankans get into UK illegally revealed – report

A Sri Lankan community leader has told Sky News the vast majority of illegal immigrants arriving in Britain from the country are coming on fake passports.



All those who love the country should unitedly form a much needed national movement – President

Bringing forth a new national movement to form a new goverment and a new set of programs for the betterment of the country is the main responsibility of all those who love the country today, said President Maithripala Sirisena.



‘Critics have not built even one village’

Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa challenged those who make allegations regarding his Uda Gammana programme, to make their criticisms directly to him.



Four reported dead in bus accident in Marawila

Four individuals have been killed while 19 others have been sustained injuries after a Colombo bound Vavuniya private bus veered off the road and collided with a transformer in Chilaw.



Maximum retail price for rice from April 1st

Minister of Agriculture, P. Harrison said that a maximum retail price for rice will be in effect from April 1st. He made this statement at a meeting held in Anuradhapura this morning (17).



President congratulates Sri Lanka Cricket team

President Maithreepala Sirisena Congratulated the Sri lanka Cricket team for snatching a victory from the jaws of defeat against South Africa.



Nothing will happen in country when President and PM are fighting – MR

Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says that no development activities will take place in the country when there is no agreement between the President and the Prime Minister.



EU urges Sri Lanka to maintain moratorium on executions

The European Union (EU) has reiterated its opposition to the use of the death penalty in all circumstances and encouraged Sri Lanka to maintain its moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.