Special Police Unit to probe Peliyagoda assault

Court has issued directives to the Inspector General of Police to hand over investigations into the assault of a youth at the Peliyagoda Police Station recently to a special Police unit.

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More needs to be done to stop Police brutality: SJB

A holistic approach is needed to combat Police brutality, former Parliamentarian and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Chief Executive Ajith P. Perera said yesterday.

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Former Minister’s company delayed Central Expressway work – Minister

A new town will be created around the Gettuwana Interchange on the Kurunegala – Dambulla main road, Highways Minister Johnston Fernando said.

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Compensation for termination of service increased

The maximum amount of compensation to be paid to an employee of the private sector and semi-government institutions (corporations and statutory bodies) whose service is terminated as per the requirement of the relevant institution has been increased.

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Sri Lanka confirms 07 more COVID-19 deaths

Seven more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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Easter attacks Committee to reconvene on March 3

The Cabinet Sub-Committee appointed to study the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that probed the Easter Sunday attacks has decided to reconvene next Wednesday.

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The need to treat legends with dignity

The scathing remarks of Professor Charitha Herath during a COPE hearing pertaining to Sri Lanka Cricket exposed severe deficiencies in our cricket administration and the public could get a firsthand experience of how poorly the sport has been run as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) took on former great Chaminda Vaas earlier this week.

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Ministry of Health to vaccinate People with age 30+ in Colombo & Gampaha

The Ministry of Health has decided to vaccinate individuals aged 30 years and above residing in Grama Niladhari Divisions at high risk of COVID-19 in the Colombo and Gampaha Districts.

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China strongly supports Sri Lanka during UNHRC session in Geneva

On Thursday, Chinese Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador CHEN Xu extended China’s strong support to Sri Lanka in his official statement in the Interactive Dialogue on the OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka during the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council.

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SJB working committee to appoint legal experts to carry out a study on PCoI report

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) working committee decided to appoint a committee of legal experts to carry out a broad study on the report of the Presidential Commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks, Party Leader and Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa said yesterday.

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Sri Lanka confirms 05 more COVID-19 deaths

Five more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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Ex-Senior DIG Anura Senanayake passes away

Former Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Anura Senanayake has passed away this afternoon, his family sources said.

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Four Policemen interdicted over assault on law student

A Chief Inspector of Police and three Police Constables attached to the Peliyagoda Police Station have been interdicted over assaulting a law student within the Police Station.

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US calls for strategy by Sri Lanka to implement OHCHR report

The United States has called for a strategy by Sri Lanka to implement the report on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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No attempts to scrap Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance – Sabry

Justice Minister Ali Sabry yesterday said that he had no intention of amending the Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance.

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Nothing to crow about in Easter Attack Commission Report – Ranil

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the report of the Presidential Commission on Easter Sunday attacks is a mere a white paper similar to the manifesto of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.

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