Task Force appointed to build a secure country

A 13-member Presidential Task Force has been appointed to build a secure country, disciplined, virtuous and lawful society.

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Election Commission to decide polls date today

The Election Commission will meet today to discuss the way forward and a date for the General elections, following yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling which dismissed all petitions challenging the elections.

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Feeding poor and not infrastructure projects need of the hour – Sajith

While parts of the beach reclamation project at Mount Lavinia costing nearly Rs.900 million continues to be washed away, Samagi Jana Balawegaya leader Sajith Premadasa says the government has got its wires crossed.

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‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1,230 million

With corporate and individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1,230 million.

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June 04 declared a holiday for government institutions

Thursday, the 4th of June (Thursday), has been declared as a holiday for government institutions.

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Supreme Court dismisses Fundamental Rights petitions challenging election date

The seven Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament and General Elections from holding on June 20, were dismissed by the Supreme Court without hearing them.

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Public transport services to resume normal operations from Monday

It has been decided to recommence public transport including normal bus and train services from next Monday (08) under health guidelines, the Minister of Public Transport Service Management said.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 2 June 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 2 June 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Criminal operations by underworld kingpins from prisons must end – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has emphasized that crimes operated by underworld kingpins and drug mafia from prisons must be put to an end without delay.

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‘Rosa’ arrested over Soysapura shooting attack on restaurant

An underworld figure out on bail named ‘ Angulane Anju Rosa’ has been arrested in Akuressa, Matara, in connection with the recent shooting attack on a restaurant in the area of Soysapura in Moratuwa.

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Supreme Court to decide on hearing petitions today

The Supreme Court is set to announce, at 3.00 p.m. today (2), whether or not to grant leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights petitions, challenging the date set by the Election Commission for the General Election.

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Prime Minister sworn-in as Social Empowerment Minister

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the new Cabinet Minister of Community Empowerment and Estate Infrastructure Development before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (01).

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Temporary residents in Colombo and suburbs to register with police

Temporary residents in Colombo and suburbs are requested to register at the nearest Police Station, states Senior DIG for Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 1 June 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 1 June 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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11th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died today, marking the 11th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

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No more unemployed graduates from state universities – Bandula

State Universities will not produce unemployed graduates anymore since they follow President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Vision of Prosperity now, Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Bandula Gunawardena said in Ittapana, Malabe on May 29.

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