Category: Local News

Indian clinical waste reaches Puttalam

The mounting clinical waste in coastal areas off Puttalam has washed ashore from India, the Maritime Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) confirmed yesterday.

Fifty-five MPs given transport allowance of Rs 200,000

The Joint Opposition says that it deplores the monthly transport allowance of Rs 200,000 given to 55 selected MPs.

I will stop illegal activities in prisons: Thalatha

Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale yesterday said she will arrest illegal activities in prisons.

China printing currencies for countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Chinais printing currencies for the governments of several countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brazil, the Chinese media reported, quoting a top official of the state-owned banknote printer.

Sri Lanka gets $39 million military funding from US

In a move to counter China’s increasing influence on Sri Lanka, the United States has announced that it would grant the Indian ocean island a $39 million to boost its maritime security.

I will never enter politics: Kumar Sangakkara

Former Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara has declared that he will not enter politics despite the prevailing rumors of his entry to politics as presidential candidate in 2020.

Female inmates launch protest at Welikada prison

20 female inmates of the Welikada prison are, protesting on top of the roof, since this morning (13).

Ven. Gnanasara gets prison dress

General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Organization, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, who is being medically treated in Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital under imprisonment, had been issued a light jumper (Liberty Dress), the Prisons sources said.

lawyers to seek Rs.100 mn compensation for Glyphosate deaths

Professor Channa Jayasumana of the Rajarata University said yesterday that discussions are underway to file a case in the Supreme Court seeking compensation of Rs.100 million for each victim of cancer and kidney disease caused by the Glyphosate agro chemical.

India hands over 1st lot of newly-built houses to Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka

India today handed over the first lot of houses built under a USD 350 million project for Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils, in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas.

Railway strike called off

The trade unions of the Railways Department had decided to call off their strike following a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena, a top TU official said.

MR: “I told Prabhakaran: Don’t shoot, let’s talk; he didn’t listen”

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he had offered to hold talks with Velupillai Prabhakaran to find a peaceful solution to the Tamil Question.

Striking trade union agree to operate several trains

The railway trade unions engaged in strike action have decided to operate several train services.

27 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

A total of 27 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested on Thursday by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island nation waters, according to a fisheries department official.

India to Pilot Lanka’s Mattala Airport? MEA’s ‘Maybe’ Adds to Confusion

New Delhi: Confusion around the operations and working of Sri Lanka’s Mattala Rajapaksa airport refuses to end. Just days after the Civil Aviation Ministry told Parliament that India was not looking at controlling stake in the airport, the Ministry of External Affairs said New Delhi was considering a proposal for the same.

Fuel prices revised from midnight today

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said that the fuel prices have been revised with effect from midnight today (10), based on the fuel pricing formula.