Southeast Asia’s largest tyre manufacturing factory opened in Horana

The Largest tyre manufacturing factory in South-East Asia was declared open by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Wagawatte in Horana today (14).

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Opposition MPS urge Speaker to safeguard their privileges

Fifteen MPS have in writing requested Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene to safeguard the privileges of MPS and their right of expression.

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Sri Lanka Air Force canines to sniff out narcotics, explosives

The passing-out ceremony of a group of 20 Air Force dogs was held yesterday (13) at the Sri Lanka Air Force Base in Katunayake, under SLAF Commander, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.

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Ownership of East Container Terminal with Government and 49% stake to be held by India’s Adani Group: President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday assured trade union representatives of the Colombo Port that ownership of the East Container Terminal (ECT) will be retained by the Sri Lankan Government while a 49% stake will be held by India’s Adani Group, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a statement.

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Sri Lanka President’s Thai Pongal message

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa states in his Thai Pongal message  “Thai Pongal has become an integral part of the national culture.”

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Sri Lanka confirms 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Three 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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UNP Working Committee appoints new office bearers

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) has approved the appointments of Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Palitha Range Bandara, Wajira Abeywardena and A.S.M. Misbah as new office bearers.

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Sri Lanka reports first case of new variant of COVID-19

An arrival from the United Kingdom has been infected with the new COVID-19 variant which is rapidly spreading in the UK and several other countries, The Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said.

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Pillayan acquitted over Joseph Pararajasingham murder case and released

MP Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias “Pillayan” has been acquitted over the case pertaining to the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham.

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20kg of heroin found in a jungle area in Kosgoda

A heroin consignment weighing 20kg has been found while hidden in a jungle area in Kosgoda, says Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana.

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Siddique’s accomplice caught with Rs. 12.6 million cash, 40 pound gold jewelry

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested two suspects including an accomplice of drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique with Rs. 12.6 million in cash and 40 sovereigns of gold jewellery in Grandpass yesterday, Police said.

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Champika willing to live in any political cesspit for his benefit – Wimal

National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader, Minister Wimal Weerawansa questioned what political fronts, alliances or parties could be formed with a politician of the calibre of SJB MP Patali Champika Ranawaka, who is willing to live in any political cesspit for his benefit.

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MPs must know their limits – Chamal

Irrigation Minister and Defence, Home Affairs and Disaster Management State Minister and former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa said that it is very important for Members of Parliament to understand their responsibilities, duties and limitations.

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Mannapperuma to replace Ramanayake

SJB General Secretary and MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara said that Ajith Mannapperuma might replace MP Ranjan Ramanayake who would lose his Parliament seat due to being sentenced to prison.

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Sri Lanka confirms 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Four 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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Ranjan Ramanayake sentenced to 4 years of rigorous imprisonment

Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has been sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment today (12) on charges of contempt of Court.

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