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2019/06/30
23:45
Colombo PageFinancial benefits proposed by Finance Minister to public servants, pensioners, Tri services from todayThe salary increment and other allowances for public servants proposed by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera in his budget 2019 is effective from today (July 01)....Link
2019/06/30
22:30
Ada DeranaBusinessman shot dead in KurundugahahethekmaA person who was shot at in Anuruddagama area, Elpitiya-Kurundugahahethekma has succumbed to his injuries after being hospitalized....Link
2019/06/30
22:15
Ada DeranaCPC trade unions to halt fuel supply to CEB from midnightThe Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade unions say that the supply of fuel to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will be suspended from midnight today (30)....Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstFormer AG on importance of using peoples vote wisely in futureAttending an awareness program in the Polonnaruwa district, former Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe said that even though he should remain silent in a situation like this, that he cannot remain silent in the face of an economy that is going downhill. The former AG while relating to those gathered a...Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstRW opposes President’s decision on capital punishmentPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking on the death penalty said that the implementation of this decision is completely against the policies of their party. He continued to say that they had spoken to the opposition leader, the JVP, the Tamil parties and stated that all of them are against thi...Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstOpposition MPs claim they regret voting in favour of 19th amendmentVarious parliamentarians commented on the 19th amendment to the constitution. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka said that they had presented the 19th amendment, taken the matter to the Supreme Court and also obtained a 2/3 majority. He continued to say that they...Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstRevelation on more state sector employees paid by the USOn a previous occasion, it was reported that an advisor in parliament is on the payroll of an American corporation.The Opposition today brought up the fact that such employees are present at a number of other institutions in the country as well. Speaking on the matter, UPFA MP C. B. Ratnayake said...Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstWe don’t want to hand over the government: KiriellaA newly refurbished road in the Hewaheta electoral district in Kandy was vested with the public yesterday (June 29). The carpeted road from Galaha to Bel-Uda along Uda-Deltota was declared open by Minister Lakshman Kiriella. Speaking at the occasion, the Chief incumbent of the Galaha Udadeltota Jine...Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstPetroleum trade unions threaten to suspend supply of fuelPetroleum Trade Unions threatened to suspend the supply of fuel to the Ceylon Electricity Board from midnight tonight (June 30). Trade Unions allege that Minister Ravi Karunanayake is obstructing the process of renovating the supply line from the Colombo Port to Kolonnawa. The 05 kilometres long sup...Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstAsgiriya chapter condemns attempts to defame the Asgiriya MahanayakeSpeaking at a media briefing today (June 30), the Deputy Registrar of the Asgiriya Chapter Venerable Dr. Narampanave Ananda Thero said that they have arrived at the understanding that certain individuals of NGOs are attempting to defame the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter by directing false alleg...Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstSOFA agreement would be a threat to sovereigntyThe Sunday Times reported today (June 30) that it had obtained a draft copy of the Status of Forces Agreement or the SOFA, which is currently under negotiation between the United States of America and Sri Lanka. The newspaper says the SOFA draft reveals a number of Washington’s demands that would im...Link
2019/06/30
21:45
NewsFirstLalkantha opts for general election over presidential electionsThe motion of No-confidence against the government is scheduled to be taken up for debate on the 10th of next month. Speaking in this regard JVP politburo member K.D. Lalkantha stated that they are attempting to create a public opinion and make the members of the parliament raise their hands in favo...Link
2019/06/30
21:16
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube....Link
2019/06/30
20:16
Hiru NewsNo change in the decision not to provide fuel to the CEB; says trade unionsPetroleum Trade Unions allege that Minister Ravi Karunanayake should be held responsible for the issue which has arisen in Mahawatte - Muttuwal when laying......Link
2019/06/30
19:30
Ada DeranaFather of two injured in assault by Ginigathhena policeA 28-year-old individual who has been allegedly assaulted by officers at the Ginigathhena Police Station has been admitted to the Ginigathhena District Hospital over injuries to a leg....Link
2019/06/30
19:00
Hiru NewsPrime Minister says he is against the implementation of the death penaltyPrime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha says he cannot support the resolution to reintroduce the implementation of the death penalty.Prime Minister further......Link
2019/06/30
19:00
Hiru NewsAthuraliye Rathana thero is preparing for another fastMP, Venerable Athuraliye Rathana thero says if the government gives the Ministerial portfolio again to former Minister Rishard Baduideen a no confidence......Link
2019/06/30
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube....Link
2019/06/30
18:45
NewsFirstKirinda tragedy : Surviving mother draws last breathThe surviving mother of the tragic Kirinda drowning has drawn her last breath. She died while she was treated at a private hospital in Colombo. Her husband and two daughters died on June 22nd after the strong currents in Kirinda dragged them away into the sea. The funerals of the husband...Link
2019/06/30
18:45
NewsFirstSalary and other allowance increments effect from tomorrowProposed salary increments and allowances in 2019-budget are to come into effect from tomorrow (July 01). The press release from the Ministry of Finance noted that the 1.1mn state employees will benefit from a Rs 2500 interim allowance. In addition, the increment of security division allowances, res...Link
2019/06/30
18:45
Ada DeranaGood balance between President and Parliament - PataliCurrently, there is a good balance between the president and the Parliament, says Minister of Megapolis Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka....Link
2019/06/30
17:45
NewsFirst8-hour water cut for several areas of ColomboWater supply to Colombo 13,14 and 15 will be suspended for 8 hours until 7 pm today. Meanwhile, a low-pressure water supply will be provided for Fort and Pettah. The reason for this suspension of water supply is a leak in a supply pipe in Mattakkuliya which carries water from Ambatale to...Link
2019/06/30
17:45
NewsFirstAllegations of fraud in procuring cancer medicines : Director of Apeksha hospital summoned before PCDirector of the Maharagama Apeksha Hospital, Consultant, Wasantha Dissanayake is to appear before the Presidential Commission appointed to answer allegations of fraud and corruption when procuring cancer medicines.Representatives from two private pharmaceutical companies are also due to testify befo...Link
2019/06/30
17:45
NewsFirstLarge amounts of Kerala ganja smuggled through JaffnaA total of 193.6 kg of Kerala ganja was discovered in Nelladi, Jaffna. The raid was carried out by the Special Task Force based on a tip-off. No arrests have been made yet. Nelliadi police division is carrying out further investigations into the matter....Link
2019/06/30
17:45
News.LkIllicit alcohol consumption up to 40 percent - WHO surveyThe Consumption of illicit alcohol in Sri Lanka constitute 40 percent of the total consumption of alcohol, the survey conducted by the World Health Organisation reveals....Link
2019/06/30
17:30
Ada DeranaI cannot support death penalty – PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he cannot support the death penalty because harming lives is against the policy of the United National Party (UNP)....Link
2019/06/30
17:30
Daily MirrorIllicit alcohol consumption up by 300 percent - WHO surveyThe consumption of illicit alcohol in the country has grown by 300 percent during the period between 2003 and 2016 while the legal alcohol consumption has increased only by 50 percent, according to a survey conducted by the World Health Organisation....Link
2019/06/30
17:00
News.LkCompensation for Easter attack victims ongoingThe Office of Reparation (OR), set up by the Prime Minister’s office to compensate Easter Sunday bomb blast victims, said that Rs283.3 million had been paid as compensation for the dead and injured. The Treasury had allocated Rs1 million per death, injury and loss of property for the year 2019....Link
2019/06/30
16:46
Hiru NewsMother of the family caught in the tragedy in Kirinda also diesThe Mother in a family of 4 who was rescued after been washed away in ocean currents in Yala Kirinda last week has succumbed to her injuries. The......Link
2019/06/30
16:46
Hiru NewsBar Association wants more information on SOFAThe Sri Lanka Bar Association has made a request under the Right To Information act regarding contents of the controversial Status of Forces Agreement,......Link
2019/06/30
16:46
Hiru NewsJVP expecting support of Pohottuwa and TNA to defeat GovernmentThe JVP says that they expect the Joint Opposition and Tamil National Alliance would support the No Confidence Motion put forward by them against the Government. JVP......Link
2019/06/30
16:45
NewsFirstThree women including a pregnant woman die in head-on collisionSeven people died while more than a dozen were injured in accidents reported from Talawa, Tissamaharama, Alawwa, Jaffna and Millaniya during the past 24 hours. Police stated a head-on collision between a van and lorry on the Anuradhapura – Kurunegala main road resulted in the death of three women in...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
NewsFirstFire destroys matchbox warehouse in KandyA fire erupted at a matchbox factory in Werellagama, Katugastota. Police stated that the fire broke out in a matchbox warehouse and it was reported that the warehouse was heavily damaged due to the fire. The Kandy Fire Brigade deployed four fire trucks to contain the situation and the cause of...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
NewsFirstPuttalam MP’s son assaults police officer and is still at largeApolice officer was hospitalized following the assault by the son of Puttalam district MP Shantha Sisira Kumara. Police spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara noted that a police constable attached to the MP’s security division was wounded following the assault. The victim is being treated at the Chilaw ...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
NewsFirstBeedi wrapping smuggling : Another 772 kg seized in MannarThe Police Narcotic Bureau seized 772 kg beedi wrappings or tendu leaves from the Oluthuduwai coast in Mannar. Police spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the stock of beedi wrappings were found buried in the beach and a suspect was arrested. It is believed the beedi wrappings may have been brought...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
News.LkClimate change adaptation crucial for corporate sectorMany Sri Lankan corporates will perish in the next five to 10 years if they do not take the impact of climate change seriously and adopt proactive measures with substantial investments in building eco-friendly businesses, a senior official of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World ...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
News.LkFree on-arrival visas to woo touristsThe government will issue free on-arrival visas to Thai travellers to Sri Lanka, shortly, in a push to woo visitors from Thailand, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga told journalists at a media briefing in Colombo, when welcoming a Thai travel delegation to ...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
News.LkMCC agreement will be signed soon, says MinisterSri Lanka needs to sustain the cordial relationship with America to continue its trade and international links for the benefit of the country. The anti-American protests and fake news that is spread by certain short-sighted politicians will not yield their desired results as the country has built up...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
News.LkOpportunities for women of the futureThe world is engaged in an act of gender balancing and industries and career paths which were stereotyped as male dominated fields are now fast becoming women centred.Due to this, there are many opportunities for women in the logistics industry, and Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
News.LkHard-to-fathom Lankans’ perplexing CWC campaignThe Sri Lanka cricket team is like the British weather. If you like them one day—like on June 21, when they brought down one of the pre-tournament favourites, England—there’s a good chance you might dislike them the next. So contrasting have been Sri Lanka’s conduct in this year’s World Cup....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
News.LkDinesh Chandimal was never made to be droppedFormer Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal is one of the many Sri Lanka star cricketers produced by Ananda College, Colombo which has been a breeding ground for outstanding young cricketers. The galaxy of the Sri Lanka national players produced by Ananda is headed by Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning cap...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
News.LkNew key appointments at the ArmyMilitary Secretariat at the Army Headquarters on the instructions of the Commander of the Army has made several new key appointments for under-mentioned Senior Officers as stated against their names:...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
News.LkUS-North Korea: Trump and Kim Jong-un in symbolic DMZ meetingDonald Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea, after meeting Kim Jong-un in the area between the two Koreas.After posing for handshakes, Mr Trump met the North Korean leader for over an hour in the heavily fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ).The two men agreed to s...Link
2019/06/30
16:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka wage, subsidy hikes kick in amid import collapse; capex cutSri Lanka's current spending of up to 40,000 rupees are kicking in from July 01, the finance ministry said, amid a import fall coming from monetary instability 2018, though cut in capital expenditure may help balance cashflows....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
EconomyNextECOWAS adopts 'ECO' as name for planned common currencyLeaders of the member states of the Economic Community of West African States, known as ECOWAS, formally agreed Saturday to name a planned common currency the "ECO"....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka's UNP against death penalty: Prime MinisterSri Lanka's United National Party is against carrying out the death penalty, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, as President Maithripala Sirisena has said he had signed four death warrants on convicted drugs offenders....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
Ada DeranaOver 988 kg of Beedi leaves found at Nadukuda beachA group of naval personnel, during a search carried out in Nadukuda, Mannar on yesterday (June 29) had found 988.4kg of Beedi leaves....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
Ada DeranaWater supply limited for 8 hours in ColomboThe water supply to several areas in Colombo will be limited over an essential maintenance activity, stated the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB)....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
Ada DeranaFire erupts in matchbox factory in KatugastotaA fire has broken out in a matchbox factory at Aladeniya in Katugastota, stated the Police Media Unit....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
Ada DeranaMadush revealed 7 politicians who engaged in political rackets - RajithaMakandure Madush has revealed names of 7 cheap politicians who had engaged in political rackets, according to the Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
Daily MirrorTrump meets Kim at the DMZ in historic momentUS President Donald Trump has shared a symbolic handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the heavily fortified zone dividing the two Koreas....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
Daily MirrorNarammala Deputy PS Chairman remandedDeputy Chairman of Narammala Pradeshiya Sabha Manjula Polgampola who was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police constable, was remanded till July 3, by the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate today....Link
2019/06/30
16:45
Daily MirrorNCM against Govt. by JVP on July 10,11The No Faith Motion against the government by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna is to be debated in parliament on 10th and 11th of this month and a public rally of sending home the government will be held on July 7 and 8....Link
2019/06/30
12:45
Ada DeranaTrump and Kim Jong-un in historic handshake at DMZUS President Donald Trump has shared a symbolic handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the heavily fortified zone dividing the two Koreas....Link
2019/06/30
12:31
Hiru NewsConstable hospitalized after attack by UNP MP Shantha Abeysekara’s son – Deputy Chairman of Narammala Pradeshiya Sabha also arrestedThe Son of UNP Parliamentarian Shantha Abeysekara has assaulted a Police Constable attached to the Ministerial Security Division serving at the MPs......Link
2019/06/30
12:30
News.LkFair weather will continueExcept for light showers in the Sabaragamuwa province, mainly fair weather will continue further over most parts of the island. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph are likely in Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota and Matara districts....Link
2019/06/30
12:30
Ada DeranaNarammala PS Deputy Chairman remanded for assaulting constableThe Deputy Chairman of the Narammala Pradeshiya Sabha who was arrested over an assault on a Police officer has been remanded, stated Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/06/30
12:15
Ground ViewsBeyond Borders: Statelessness and the People in BetweenFeatured image courtesy Global Geneva The following is the text from the keynote speech at the World Conference on Statelessness held on the 24th of June in The Hague.  The United Nations......Link
2019/06/30
12:15
News.LkSuspected dengue cases islandwide over 22,873A total of 22,873 suspected dengue cases have been reported islandwide by the Epidemiology Unit. According to sources 24 dengue deaths were reported from January to May end. The highest number reported has been in the Colombo district, 4,900 with 623 recorded in May, Gampaha district second, with 2,...Link
2019/06/30
12:00
Ada DeranaYala drowning- Mother in ICU passes awayThe mother who was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital, Colombo after a family drowned in Yala beach, Kirinda, has passed away, last night (29)....Link
2019/06/30
11:45
NewsFirstNon-residential drug rehabilitation center for every districtA surveyby the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board has revealed that 30,000 drug addicts have to be rehabilitated with immediate effect. Chairman of the board, Professor Saman Abeysinghe noted that the survey revealed that there are about 80,000 drug addicts in the country of which the majority o...Link
2019/06/30
11:45
NewsFirstNarammala PS deputy chairman behaves like a thug : Arrested for assaulting police officerDeputy Chairman of the Narammala Pradeshiya Sabha, Manjula Polgampola has been arrested for assaulting a police officer. Police spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara noted that the deputy Chairman had arrived at the Narammala police station with another person around 10.45 last night and assaulted apolic...Link
2019/06/30
11:45
NewsFirstExtensive discussions on salary anomaliesMinistry of Public Administration and Management says several rounds of discussions with the Ministry of Finance and the Salary and Cadre Commission have been held so far with regard to the implementation of the recommendations of the report prepared to remove salary anomalies of state employees. It...Link
2019/06/30
11:45
Sri Lanka MirrorMP son assaults MSD officerA police constable of the Ministers’ Security Division (MSD) has been injured after being assaulted by a son of a parliamentarian.According to the Police Media Spokesperson the assault has been carried out by the elder son of Puttalam District UNP MP Shantha Abeysekara.The assaulted officer has been...Link
2019/06/30
11:45
Sri Lanka Mirror3 killed in lorry-van collisionThree persons have been killed in a collision between a van and a lorry near the Moragoda Junction on the Thambuttegama-Anuradhapura road.The accident has occurred at around 4.40 am this morning (30), stated the Police Media Unit.Six persons including three females who had been travelling on the van...Link
2019/06/30
11:45
Sri Lanka MirrorNuwan Pradeep ruled out of CWC19 through illnessri Lanka's faltering World Cup campaign suffered a fresh blow on Saturday as paceman Nuwan Pradeep was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with chickenpox.Seamer Kasun Rajitha will take the place of Pradeep, who took five wickets in his three outings, including one in his team's surprise w...Link
2019/06/30
11:45
News.LkZion Church to be rebuilt by ChristmasPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the reconstruction of the Batticaloa Zion Church to be completed prior to Christmas this year. While commending the Army Engineering Corps for their efforts to rebuild the church, the Premier said the work should be completed before the religiously ...Link
2019/06/30
11:45
News.Lk988.4kg haul of beedi leaves found at Nadukuda beachA group of naval personnel, during a search carried out in Nadukuda , Mannar on 29th June 2019 had found 988.4kg of beedi leaves. A group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command, during a search carried out in Nadukuda beach area, Mannar had found this abandoned haul of beedi ...Link
2019/06/30
11:45
Daily MirrorTragedy at Kirinda Sea: Mother also diesThe 33-year-old mother, whose two daughters and husband died in a tragedy where they were dragged by strong currents at Kirinda Sea off Yala last week, had also succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment last night, police said....Link
2019/06/30
11:30
Sri Lanka Mirror"I have fought multiple times and I’m tired now" -MaliSri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga speaking on his decision of retiring from international cricket with the BBC Sinhala service stated that he is tired of fighting against the select committee, their proceedings and the harm they have caused to the game.He further said that he hopes to participat...Link
2019/06/30
11:30
News.LkOfficial Languages week from July 1 to 5The Ministry of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs has decided to declare July 1 of every year as the Official Languages Day starting from this year. Simultaneously, the Ministry has nominated the period, July 1-5 as the ‘Official Languages Week’....Link
2019/06/30
11:30
News.LkPresident participates special donation day at PolonnaruwaPresident Maithripala Sirisena attending a special donation day organised under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ (Awakening Polonnaruwa) program last week, presented various equipment for educational purposes and livelihood development. The event was held at Pulathisi Buddhi Mandapaya, Polonnaruwa....Link
2019/06/30
11:16
News HubSri Lanka’s Strategic Location Incites US-China Rivalry – AnalysisBy Kalinga SeneviratneU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled a scheduled visit to Sri Lanka on June 27......Link
2019/06/30
11:15
Ada DeranaWestern Province Governor pressurizing PHI over raid of grain storage?Public Health Inspectors (PHI) are under pressure from the Governor of Western Province influences over the raiding of grain warehouse, according to the Public Health Inspectors Association....Link
2019/06/30
10:46
News HubRussia keen to develop military ties with Sri LankaRussia said it was interested in developing military cooperation with Sri Lanka and to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism in......Link
2019/06/30
10:45
Colombo TelegraphUS-SL Draft SOFA Reveals American Plan To Turn SL Into Military Colony But Mangala Says ‘No Danger’ ...Link
2019/06/30
10:45
NewsFirstExecutive and legislature delayed PC elections : Elections CommissionerNational Elections Commission stated that the negligence of the legislature and the executive has led to the delay in provincial council elections.Mahinda Deshapriya speaking to News 1st noted that National Elections Commissionor its employees are not responsible for the delay. Meanwhile, Mahinda De...Link
2019/06/30
10:31
News HubDeputy PS chairman arrested over policeman assaultThe deputy chairman of the Narammala Pradeshiya Sabha Manju Polgampola has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a police constable at Narammala police......Link
2019/06/30
10:30
Daily MirrorSL in the headlines for wrong reasons: German envoyGerman Ambassador Joern Rohde said Sri Lanka was unfortunately again in the headlines for the wrong reasons....Link
2019/06/30
10:15
Daily MirrorThree women killed in head-on collision in ThalawaThree women were killed and five others were injured when a van and a lorry collided head-on at Moragoda in Thalawa early this morning , police said....Link
2019/06/30
10:00
Daily MirrorMP’s son assaults MSD officerA Police Constable attached to the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) hospitalised after he was assaulted by a son of Puttalam District UNP MP Shantha Sisira Kumara Abeysekara, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/06/30
10:00
Daily MirrorNarammala Deputy PS Chairman arrested for assaulting PCDeputy Chairman of Narammala Pradeshiya Sabha Manjula Polgampola has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Police Constable last night, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/06/30
09:45
Colombo TelegraphEaster Sunday Attacks: Viyathmaga Kamal Gunaratne Trashes Army Commander And The PoliceGotabaya Rajapaksa’s Viyathmaga front-liner and retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne has trashed Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake and the Sri Lanka Police. “This group [referring to the National Thawheed Jamath] was training and preparing for the attacks but our Army Commander says ‘we didn’...Link
2019/06/30
09:30
Colombo TelegraphEx- CDS Was Caught Making False Accusations – No Action TakenDetails of former Chief of Defense Staff Ravi Wijegunratne’s attempts to level false accusations against Inspector Nishantha Silva of the CID who handled investigations into several high profile cases, were revealed during a testimony made before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sun...Link
2019/06/30
09:15
Sri Lanka MirrorJustice Ministry yet to receive presidential orderThe Justice Ministry is yet to receive a presidential order to prepare for the execution of four convicts.President Maithripala Sirisena said last week that he ordered the execution of four convicts over the next few days. However, Justice Ministry Secretary R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla told that the Minist...Link
2019/06/30
09:01
News HubVan-lorry collision claims 3 livesThree women died and six other persons injured in a collision between a van and a lorry at Thalawa on Anuradhapura-Thambuttegama road......Link
2019/06/30
09:01
News HubNuwan Pradeep ruled out of CWC19 through illnessSri Lanka seamer Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the remainder of CWC19 due to chickenpox, with fellow pacer Kasun Rajitha......Link
2019/06/30
09:00
Ada DeranaMP Shantha Abeysekara s son assaults MSD officerA police constable of the Ministers Security Division (MSD) has been injured after being assaulted by a son of a parliamentarian....Link
2019/06/30
08:45
Ada DeranaNarammala PS Deputy Chairman arrested for assaulting constableA Pradeshiya Sabha Deputy Chairman has been arrested over an assault on a Police officer, stated the Police Media Spokesperson....Link
2019/06/30
08:30
Ada DeranaThree women killed in lorry-van collisionThree persons have been killed in a collision between a van and a lorry near the Moragoda Junction on the Thambuttegama-Anuradhapura road....Link
2019/06/30
08:16
Hiru NewsWelgama loses Badulla District Leader post of PohottuwaThe Badulla district coordinating committee of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna which convened yesterday has decided to remove Kumara Welgama from the District......Link
2019/06/30
08:00
Hiru NewsA report to Supreme Court regarding those who avoid Select CommitteeThe Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look in to the Easter Sunday attacks says that they would report to the Supreme Court regarding those who......Link
2019/06/30
08:00
Hiru NewsCPC stops supply of fuel to CEB from midnightPetroleum Trade Unions allege that Minister Ravi Karunanayake should be held responsible for the issue which has arisen in Mahawatte Muttuwal when......Link
2019/06/30
08:00
Sri Lanka MirrorThe Kadirgamar case is over!The case of the assassination of former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has been concluded by the High Court.The reason behind this is the death of Muttiah Sabhadevan, a former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) member who was arrested in connection with the murder of Kadirgamar on June 22...Link
2019/06/30
07:45
Sri Lanka MirrorOnly seven MPs have declared assetsOnly seven MPs have so far submitted their Asset Declaration for 2018/19 to the relevant authorities following a call by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) to do so by today.However, after being referred by the Right to Information (RTI) Commission, the authority ruled that President Maithr...Link
2019/06/30
07:30
Colombo PageCorruption in purchase of drugs and equipment major problem in health sector, President saysSri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says that the frauds committed when purchasing medicine and equipment are a major problem in the health sector....Link
2019/06/30
07:30
Colombo PageUS offers Sri Lanka technical assistance for capacity building and skill development to improve bilateral tradeThe US has expressed willingness to offer their cooperation in providing technical assistance for capacity building and skill development in several areas to improve bilateral trade during trade talks held recently between the U.S. and Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/30
07:30
Sri Lanka MirrorMavai returns to the post of Chairman of ITAKParliamentarian Mavai S. Senathirajah has been reappointed as the leader of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK).The 16th general meeting of the party was held in Nallur, Jaffna yesterday (29).Former Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of Eastern Province Krishnapillai Thurairajasingam was appo...Link
2019/06/30
07:15
EconomyNextJayawardene urges Sri Lanka to retain World Cup beliefFormer captain Mahela Jayawardene has urged Sri Lanka to keep believing they can still reach the World Cup semi-finals, pleading for the batsmen to show consistency....Link
2019/06/30
07:15
EconomyNext'Back on track': Trump, Xi seal trade war truceUS President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed trade talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as "far better than expected" and vowed to hold off on further tariffs as negotiations continue....Link
2019/06/30
07:00
Sri Lanka MirrorReport sought from CID after Rathana Thera complainsActing Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne called for a report from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), following a complaint made by Parliamentarian Ven. Athureliye Rathana Thera accusing the CID of mishandling investigations into Kurunegala doctor Dr. Shafi Siyabdeen.Spea...Link
2019/06/30
07:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka to index alcohol taxes to inflation: MinisterSri Lanka is planning to index alcohol taxes to inflation, State Minister for Finance Eran Wickramaratne has said....Link
2019/06/30
06:30
BBCGotabhaya Rajapaksa: The wartime strongman who wants to run Sri LankaGotabhaya Rajapaksa, the former defence chief who crushed the Tamil Tigers, is eyeing a return to power....Link
2019/06/30
01:30
Sri Lanka MirrorPrisons Dept. gives undertaking not to carry out executions for a weekThe Commissioner General of Prisons has given an undertaking to the Appeals Court that the death penalty will not be carried out within the next 7 days.Prisons Commissioner General T.M.J.W. Thennakoon gave this undertaking when he appeared before the court today after being served notice over a writ...Link
2019/06/30
01:30
Sri Lanka MirrorWelgama removed from SLPP's Badulla district leadershipUPFA stalwart and Kalutara District Lawmaker Kumar Welgama fell victim to the ‘candidate wars’ within the recently founded Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday, for being overly critical of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapkasa’s plans to run for presidential office.At the SLPP Distric...Link
2019/06/30
01:15
Ada DeranaSri Lanka appoints executioners for return of death penaltySri Lanka has hired two executioners as it prepares to put four prisoners convicted of drug offences to death in what would be its first use of capital punishment for more than 40 years....Link
2019/06/30
00:15
Colombo TelegraphIsrael, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi & Dubai Pushing America To Military Action: Donald Blinked!By Kumar David -It is clear that for the time being at least, hawks Hugh Bolton and Mike Pompeo have been relegated to the B-team but it is not clear who makes up the A-team; probably the military brass, certainly not the Democrats pitiful in their inability to say boo to Trump’s rush to bri...Link
2019/06/30
00:15
Colombo TelegraphSriLankan Airlines’ Long Overdue AGM By Rajeewa Jayaweera -The national carrier SriLankan Airlines (UL) held its long-delayed Fortieth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Share Holders on Tuesday, June 25 at the BMICH.It was convened to receive and consider the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year e...Link
2019/06/30
00:15
Colombo TelegraphPlaying Political Games While Doing Nothing About Anti-Muslim Bigotry   ...Link
2019/06/30
00:15
Daily MirrorRussia keen to develop military ties with SLRussia said it was interested in developing military cooperation with Sri Lanka and to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism in the region and other security challenges....Link
2019/06/30
00:00
Ada DeranaState bank makes revelation on Saudi funds received by Batticaloa CampusThe Chairman of Bank of Ceylon (BOC) Senarath Bandara says that the Batticaloa Campus Private Limited has never mentioned to the bank that the Rs 3.5 billion deposited to their BOC savings accounts was received as a foreign loan from a Saudi Arabian company to establish the campus....Link
2019/06/29
23:45
BBCSri Lanka hires first two hangmen in 43 yearsThe president has announced four prisoners will be executed over drug offences....Link
2019/06/29
22:45
NewsFirst“I have fought multiple times and I’m tired now”: Lasith MalingaSri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga speaking on his decision of retiring from international cricket with the BBC Sinhala service stated that he is tired of fighting against the select committee, their proceedings and the harm they have caused to the game. He further said that he hopes to participa...Link
2019/06/29
22:45
NewsFirstPoliticos debate on the upcoming Presidential candidatesConsidering some of the comments made by several parliamentarians on the presidential candidate, JVP MP Vijitha Herath said that although MP Kumara Welgama had maintained a very straight forward approach when it came to such matters, that he was spotted at a recent meeting of the SLFP. He further sa...Link
2019/06/29
22:45
NewsFirstPolice made mistakes in the arrest of Dr Safi: CIDThe Criminal Investigations Department has informed courts that the police had committed mistakes when arresting Dr Mohamed Shafi Sahabdeen of the Kurunegala teaching hospital. This was revealed when the police reported the current progress of the investigations in question. The CID is also taking s...Link
2019/06/29
22:45
NewsFirstCall to abolish 19th amendment: In best interest of countryDr Jayampathi Wickramaratne and Attorney-at-Law Lal Wijenayaka headed the drafting of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. However, amid the several complications created by the amendment, those who drafted the amendment have themselves criticized the amendment in public. Speaking to the Island n...Link
2019/06/29
22:30
Ada DeranaMavai Senathirajah reappointed Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi leaderParliamentarian Mavai S. Senathirajah has been reappointed as the leader of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK)....Link
2019/06/29
22:00
NewsFirstRoyal College take inter-schools rugby league championshipRoyal College Colombo clinched the prestigious Inter Schools Rugby League for the third consecutive year by beating St Joseph’s College 24-17.ÂThe encounter was played at the Royal Sports Complex. At half time Royal led 14 points to 10. Royal secured another 10 points in the second half while the Jo...Link
2019/06/29
21:30
NewsFirstTeachers’ and Principals’ Trade Unions to go on sick leaveThe Teachers’ and Principals’ Trade Unions have decided to take trade union action based on four issues including the removal of salary anomalies. Convening a media briefing the General Secretary of the Government Teachers Association, Shehan Dissanayake stated that their protest is carried out in o...Link
2019/06/29
21:30
NewsFirstTheros of the three sects voice opposition on US agreementsA special Sangha meeting themed “Daye Samaya Surakshawa Udesa Hela Bikshu Wanshaye Punaragamanaya” was held in Matugama today (June 29). This special Sangha meeting was chaired by the Anunayakas of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters and was attended by the Maha Sangha representing the three sects. T...Link
2019/06/29
21:01
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/29
19:30
NewsFirstWestern Province governor accused of hampering legal process on warehouse raidThe Public Health Inspectors (PHI) Association accuses the Western Province Governor of attempting to hamper the legalities of the case regarding a raid conducted on a warehouse which stored grains unsuitable for human consumption in Mabima, Biyagama. Issuing a communique, the association stated tha...Link
2019/06/29
19:30
Ada Derana25-year-old from Ampitiya nabbed with heroinA suspect, who was in possession of heroin, has been arrested at Hali Ela in Badulla....Link
2019/06/29
19:15
Hiru NewsA condition from Dayasiri to participate in the select committeeSLFP General Secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekera says that although he was summoned to the Parliamentary select committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks,......Link
2019/06/29
19:01
Hiru NewsActing IGP calls for a report from the CID regarding investigation on Dr. SaafiInvestigations have commenced following a complaint lodged at the Police headquarters by Venerable Athuraliye Rathana thero stating that investigations......Link
2019/06/29
19:00
News.LkZion Church will reconstruct before Christmas, PM assuresRenovation of the Zion Church in Batticaloa, which became a target of coordinated terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.He added that renovation of the church would conclude before the Christmas festival this year....Link
2019/06/29
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/29
18:30
Colombo PagePrime Minister instructs to expedite reconstruction of Zion Church damaged in Easter Sunday attacksPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the reconstruction of the Zion Church in Batticaloa, which was destroyed by the Easter Sunday bomb attacks, would be completed before Christmas to hold the Christmas services....Link
2019/06/29
18:30
News.LkSIXTY YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC TIES WITH CUBAState Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake, undertook an official visit to the Republic of Cuba from 25 to 29 June to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Cuba. The State Minister held bilateral discussions with his coun...Link
2019/06/29
18:00
News.LkPM visits Batticaloa Church to assess progress of renovationsPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe paid a visit today (june 29) to assess the progress being made to reconstrcut the Zion Church in Batticaloa which was among the churches that came under the Easter Sunday attacks.The Prime Minister's Office said that the Mr Wickremesinghe had inquiried into the pr...Link
2019/06/29
18:00
News.LkHaul of landmines found in VavuniyaOmanthai police said that 25 land mines were recovered in one sack. An RPG bullet was also found amongs the landmines. The security forces believe that the stockpile of land mines may have been hidden by the LTTE during the war. Further investigations are being carried out by the Omanthai Police....Link
2019/06/29
18:00
News.Lk126.5kg of beedi leaves found by NavyNaval personnel found 126.5kg of beedi leaves during a search conducted in Oluthuduwai area, Mannar this morning (29th June).Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command found this stock of beedi leaves which were in 04 parcels, hidden in a nearby thicket in Ol...Link
2019/06/29
17:30
NewsFirstG20 summit concludes in Osaka, JapanREUTERS: The 14th summit of the Group of 20 (G20) concluded in Osaka, Japan on Saturday. Addressing the keynote speech at close session, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the leaders have agreed in principle to govern the global economy. Amid the reform of the World Trade Organization, Abe sai...Link
2019/06/29
17:30
NewsFirstStormzy, George Ezra and Sheryl Crow delivers at GlastonburyREUTERS: Stormzy made history as the first British rapper to headline Glastonbury on Friday (June 28), bringing his experience of black urban life to the world’s biggest greenfield music festival in a performance that had the capacity crowd jumping. The 25-year-old Londoner, whose debut album was re...Link
2019/06/29
17:30
NewsFirstYankees set for next chapter of Red Sox rivalry in LondonREUTERS: The New York Yankees prepped for their “London Series” clash on Friday (June 28) with training sessions at the former Olympics. MLB may lag behind the other major U.S.-based sports leagues when it comes to establishing a foothold in Europe but they are hoping to catch up quickly with a mout...Link
2019/06/29
17:16
Lanka Business OnlineCeylon Chamber of Commerce inducts Hans Wijayasuriya as its new ChairpersonThe Ceylon Chamber of Commerce inducted Hans Wijayasuriya as its new Chairperson during its 180th AGM on Friday. Dr.......Link
2019/06/29
17:15
Sri Lanka MirrorFirst on the death penalty list is a womanIt is reported that a woman is the first person on the list of eighteen death sentences.Shyamali Perera, a resident of Mattakkuliya is first in the list.She was sentenced to death on March 1, 2011.Women have not been sentenced to death under Section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code.The highest puni...Link
2019/06/29
17:15
Ada DeranaWill reconstruct Zion Church before Christmas, PM assuresPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says renovation of the Zion Church in Batticaloa, which became a target of coordinated terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/06/29
17:00
Colombo TelegraphProfessor’s Lament: Sarath Wijesuriya Talks In An Academic Prism By Shyamon Jayasinghe -“What I see now is the clash of two worlds:the world of politics and the world of academia. Academics who indulge in politics must realise that the world of politics is full of imperfections weighed by the need to compromise on ideals, to pander to popular sentiments...Link
2019/06/29
17:00
FTSC gives leave to process FR petition by woman in ‘Dharma Chakra’ dressThe Supreme Court yesterday granted leave to proceed in a Fundamental Rights petition to the woman arrested with a ship’s wheel on her clothes akin to the Dharma Chakra symbol. The woman, Abdul Rahim Mazaina, a resident of Kolongoda, filed the petition at the Supreme Court, naming the OIC of the Has...Link
2019/06/29
16:45
NewsFirstKurunegala doctor: Rathana Thero complains on inefficient investigationsVenerable Athuraliya Rathana Thero submitting a written complaint to the acting IGP stating that the investigations regarding Dr Mohommad Safi Sahabdeen of Kurunegala are not being carried out in an efficient manner. Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that accordingly, the acting I...Link
2019/06/29
16:45
NewsFirstLegal action against railway employees: Railway DepartmentThe Railway Department states that legal action will be taken against the railway employees who engaged in a train strike defying the order of it being an essential service. Railway Superintendent Dilantha Fernando stated that special attention will be given to the railway employees from today (June...Link
2019/06/29
16:45
NewsFirstForeigner’s body among three unidentified bodies discovered islandwideTwo unidentified corpses have been discovered from the North Western coastal line. The police stated that the bodies were found lying along the Nirmalapura coast in Norochcholai and the Muthupanthiya coast in Arachchikattuwa. The corpse discovered from Arachchikatuwa has been identified as a foreign...Link
2019/06/29
16:45
FTDFCC Bank holds serene Poson Bhakthi Gee 2019Sharing the peace and joy of Poson Poya, DFCC Bank’s staff organised a Poson Bhakthi Gee 2019 on 13 June at the DFCC head office auditorium with the participation of Board of Directors, CEO, senior management, staff and their families.. Poson Poya celebrates the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and ...Link
2019/06/29
16:15
Ada DeranaChina and U.S. agree to restart trade talksThe United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks and Washington will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, China s foreign ministry said, raising hopes for the world s two largest economies to resolve their trade war....Link
2019/06/29
15:45
NewsFirstPresident speaks about the issues in western medicineSpeaking at an event to declare open a hospital ward at the Manampitiya rural ayurvedic hospital, President Maithripala Sirisena said there are more irregularities than benefits to the people when purchasing medicine and modern equipment in the western medical field. Addressing the gathering the Pre...Link
2019/06/29
15:45
Ada DeranaMannar mass grave- Results of radiocarbon dating report questionableThe results of the radiocarbon dating test report carried out by a laboratory in the United States on the bone samples recovered from the mass grave in Mannar are questionable, says Prof. Raj Somadeva of Archaeology at the Postgraduate Institute of the University of Kelaniya....Link
2019/06/29
14:30
News.LkFair weather and gusty windsExcept for light showers in the Sabaragamuwa province, mainly fair weather will continue further over most parts of the island.Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph are likely in Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota and Matara districts....Link
2019/06/29
14:15
News.LkG20 summit: Trump and Xi agree to restart US-China trade talksUS President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached the agreement on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.Mr Trump said the talks had been "excellent".He had threatened to impose an additional $300bn (£236bn) in tariffs on Chinese imports.However after the meeting in Osaka, he con...Link
2019/06/29
14:15
Ada DeranaEverything went wrong, especially batting, laments Dimuth KarunaratneDimuth Karunaratne blamed every aspect of his team that didn t click against South Africa as the Lankans slumped to their third defeat of the World Cup with their knockout chances getting further slimmer. Sri Lanka have tougher opponents against West Indies and Indian in remaining games....Link
2019/06/29
14:15
Daily MirrorJO wants AG letter on PSC tabledThe joint opposition yesterday urged the Speaker to table the letter sent by the Attorney General stating his views on the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/06/29
13:46
News HubMarket conditions in Sri Lanka normalizing – IMFThe market conditions in Sri Lanka are normalizing, says Camilla Andersen, the Assistant Director at the Communications Department of the International Monetary......Link
2019/06/29
13:45
Colombo PageUnreasonable demands of trade unions will result in public sector salary anomaliesThe Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga says that the trade unions will not be suppressed but also cannot allow the trade unions making unreasonable demands....Link
2019/06/29
13:45
News.LkIMF says market conditions in Sri Lanka normalisingThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) says market conditions in Sri Lanka are normalising.Camilla Andersen, Assistant Director at the IMF Communications Department said in response to a question that on June 24th, the country successfully tapped the international bond market for 2 billion at five- a...Link
2019/06/29
13:31
Hiru NewsT 56 weapon hidden by Madush found from a lake in NegomboDuring a search operation carried out by accompanying underworld gangster Makandure Madush, who is currently in custody, a T 56 weapon has been recovered. This......Link
2019/06/29
13:31
Hiru NewsJVP to take a new face from 14thJVP Politburo Member K D Lal Kantha says that their National Movement will be revealed to the country on the 14th of next month. He expressed these views......Link
2019/06/29
13:31
Hiru NewsSri Lanka’s alcohol consumption continues to riseThe latest report by the World Health Organization revealed that Sri Lankas alcohol consumption has increased further. It also points that Sri......Link
2019/06/29
13:31
Hiru NewsSchool time in the South increased by an hour – Teachers opposeSouthern Province Governor Keerthi Thennakoon has issued a circular to schools under its purview to cover up for lessons which were missed following the......Link
2019/06/29
13:30
Ada DeranaTwo power centres cannot govern Sri Lanka - MahindaThe country cannot be governed through two power centres , says the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa....Link
2019/06/29
13:15
Colombo PageNo evidence on MP Rishad Bathiudeen linking to Easter Sunday Attacks - policeThere is no evidence linking ACMC Leader and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to the series of bomb attacks on Easter Sunday, the police has informed the parliament....Link
2019/06/29
13:15
News.LkWoeful Lanka throws away World Cup chanceDURHAM, FRIDAY – Sri Lanka gave a woeful batting performance against South Africa to undermine their chances of qualifying for a place in the World Cup semi-finals when they lost a crucial contest played at Chester-le-Street here on Friday by nine wickets.It was a must win game for the Lankans and a...Link
2019/06/29
13:15
News.LkSri Lanka team for Asian Youth Netball ChampionshipThe Sri Lanka junior netball team pictured with Sports Ministry and Netball Federation of Sri Lanka officials before their departure to Japan. The Sri Lanka junior netball team pictured with Sports Ministry and Netball Federation of Sri Lanka officials before their departure to Japan. The Sri Lanka ...Link
2019/06/29
13:00
News.LkG20 worries over US–China Trade WarThe G20 Summit taking place in Osaka, Japan from yesterday is one of the most important such meetings of world leaders in recent decades. The nations are faced with the huge challenge of seeking to resolve the current US-China Trade War affecting business interests and the economies of countries thr...Link
2019/06/29
13:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka inflation rises 3.8-pct in JuneInflation in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo grew 3.8 percent in June from a year earlier, down from 5 percent in May, the state statistics office said....Link
2019/06/29
12:30
NewsFirstGovernment midwives strike action continuesThe strike action launched by the Government Midwives in the North Western Province on the 26th of this month based on several demands continues. The President of the Government Midwives Association Devika Kodituwakku stated that the trade union action will continue as the demands of the union are y...Link
2019/06/29
12:30
NewsFirst“Education is important to build a peaceful country” – PresidentSpeaking at an event held in Polonnaruwa President Maithripala Sirisena said, that it is very important to provide a good education for all children where all communities live in a disciplined and peaceful way. President also added that if the country is divided into ethnic groups and there is confl...Link
2019/06/29
12:30
NewsFirstTwo arrested at BIA with gold worth Rs. 26 millionTwo Singaporeans aged 55 and 45 who attempted to smuggle jewellery worth Rs. 26 million into the country were arrested by the Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport. The jewellery weighing 4.850 kg was found concealed in their clothes....Link
2019/06/29
12:30
NewsFirstT-56 firearm belonging to Madush discoveredThe Criminal Investigation Department has seized a T-56 firearm, belonging to underworld kingpin Makandure Madush. The weapon was discovered hidden at Dalupotha Ela, Negombo during a raid carried out by the Police Special Task Force and the Criminal Investigations Department. The CID added that Maka...Link
2019/06/29
12:30
NewsFirst4 arrested for treasure hunting in Aralaganwila4 suspects were arrested while excavating a plot of land in Allewawa, Aralaganwila with the intention offinding artefacts. Police noted that the suspects aged from 21 to 31 are residents of Allewewa, Trincomalee, Passara and Aralaganwila. The suspects are due to be presented before the Polonnaruwa M...Link
2019/06/29
12:30
NewsFirstChina says U.S. agrees to restart trade talks* This article originally appeared on www.nytimes.com China and the United States have agreed to resume trade talks, official Chinese media announced today (June 29) after President Trump and Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, held an 80-minute meeting during the Group of 20 summits in Osaka, Japan. Th...Link
2019/06/29
12:30
Colombo PageSri Lanka Customs nab Singapore couple for smuggling gold jewellery worth Rs. 2.6 millionSri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Singaporean couple who were attempting to smuggle in gold jewellery worth over Rs. 2. 6 million....Link
2019/06/29
12:30
Daily MirrorSL in the headlines for wrong reasons: German envoyGerman Ambassador Joern Rohde said Sri Lanka was unfortunately again in the headlines for the wrong reasons....Link
2019/06/29
12:15
Colombo PageBlack oil attack on GMOA secretary's clinicThe office of the Assistant Secretary of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), Dr. Navinda Soyza, has been attacked with black engine oil and stones....Link
2019/06/29
12:15
Ada DeranaMarket conditions in Sri Lanka normalizing - IMFThe market conditions in Sri Lanka are normalizing, says Camilla Andersen, the Assistant Director at the Communications Department of the International Monetary Fund....Link
2019/06/29
11:46
News HubHeat advisory issued for four districts todayThe heat index, the temperature felt on the human body, is expected to increase up to ‘Extreme Caution’ level (32°C - 41°C)......Link
2019/06/29
11:46
Washington PostSri Lanka welcomes FIFA ruling Macau out of WCup qualifyingSri Lanka’s soccer authorities have welcomed a FIFA decision to advance its team to the next round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers removing Macau for its refusal to travel to Sri Lanka owing to the recent terror attacks...Link
2019/06/29
11:45
Sri Lanka MirrorSTF is able to find T-56 through MadhushNotorious drug kingpin “Makandure Madush” has helped the Police Special Task Force (STF) recover a hidden firearm in Negombo.This is the second firearm found through Madush.The Police said that a T-56 firearm was discovered in Dalupotha Ela in Negombo.Madush had pointed out the location where the we...Link
2019/06/29
11:45
Sri Lanka MirrorSri Lanka's per capita consumption of liquor hits 95 percent : WHOSri Lanka's per capita consumption of liquor has increased upto a staggering 95 percent, a report by the WHO has revealed.According to the 2018 Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health by the WHO, the total number of new alcohol users in Sri Lanka had increased upto 10.4 percent by 2016.According ...Link
2019/06/29
11:45
Sri Lanka MirrorFrance, Norway and Germany urge Sri Lanka not to install the death penaltyNorway and Germany have expressed deep concern regarding the Sri Lankan President’s decision to resume executions in the country for drug offenders.Norway yesterday said in which would put an end to Sri Lanka’s 43-year moratorium on the use of this cruel and irreversible punishment.The full statemen...Link
2019/06/29
11:45
News.LkUNODC ready to bring criminals to justiceVIENNA, 27 June 2019 -The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime issuing statement, in response to enquiries regarding reports from Sri Lanka on the application of the death penalty for four individuals convicted of drug-related offences, says that it is stand ready to engage with all countries to...Link
2019/06/29
11:31
Lanka Business OnlineIMF at G20: Lagarde calls for stronger international cooperationChristine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today at the conclusion of the Group of......Link
2019/06/29
11:30
Colombo PageDefense Ministry to undergo restructuring to strengthen intelligence apparatus and national securityThe Ministry of Defense (MOD) has taken steps to restructure and streamline the entire system in order to strengthen the intelligence apparatus and national security, the Secretary to Ministry of Defense General (Retired) Shantha Kottegoda said....Link
2019/06/29
11:30
Ada DeranaReport submitted to PSC says Rishad has no links to terrorist activitiesA report submitted by the DIG of the Criminal Investigation Department on former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was read out yesterday (28) at the Special Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the Easter attacks....Link
2019/06/29
11:15
News.LkBIA, Palali airports to be upgraded: Civil Aviation remits Rs. 5 bn to TreasuryThe Civil Aviation industry suffered a direct loss of Rs.12 million daily due to the drop of foreign tourists' arrival in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, Transport and Civil Aviation State Minister Ashok Abeysinghe said.He said that it suffered an indirect loss of Rs.51 mill...Link
2019/06/29
11:01
News HubNo evidence on Rishad – PoliceThere is no evidence linking ACMC Leader to the April 21 bombing series. Rival political factions have been continuously making various allegations......Link
2019/06/29
10:45
Colombo PageJVP to launch massive street demonstrations against government next monthSri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it is planning to launch massive street demonstrations against the government next month....Link
2019/06/29
10:45
Sri Lanka Mirror100 go to China to see trains : The cost is Rs 500 lakhIt is reported that a team of about 100 people from the Railways Department will be traveling to China to inspect the S-14 locomotives manufactured in China.The group will travel to China under five groups of 20 each.The first group has already left for China and the second group is ready to go as s...Link
2019/06/29
10:45
News.LkCB Bond scam indictments Record 1 million pages evidenceIn what is Sri Lanka’s biggest corruption case to date, Attorney General Dappula de Livera has filed indictments in the First Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and nine others in connection with the February 2015 Central Bank Treasury Bond scam, ...Link
2019/06/29
10:45
Ada DeranaT-56 recovered during search with Makandure MadushA T-56 rifle has been recovered from Dalupotha area in Negombo when the notorious drug kingpin “Makandure Madush” was escorted to find hidden weapons....Link
2019/06/29
10:30
Daily MirrorParliamentary affairs - Neither SC nor a judicial officer can interfereReferring to the statement by President Maithripala Sirisena that the Attorney General had informed him there were issues pertaining to the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), House Leader Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday neither the Supreme Court nor any other Judicial Officer could intervene in ...Link
2019/06/29
10:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka establishes diplomatic relations with Saint LuciaThe Government of Sri Lanka has established the diplomatic relations with the government of St. Lucia with effect from 25th June 2019....Link
2019/06/29
10:00
News.LkPresident explains death penalty decision to UN Secy Gen.President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday disclosed that he had spoken with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres over the telephone on Thursday night and explained the reasons for implementing the death sentence in Sri Lanka.Speaking at a ceremony at Lankapura Vijitha Maha Vidyalaya in Polonnaru...Link
2019/06/29
10:00
News.LkTransparency in Police service important – SpeakerSpeaker Karu Jayasuriya and UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer launching the Public Complaints Management System (PCMS) of the National Police Commission (NPC) held at Movenpick Hotel in Colombo yesterday.Openness and transparency in the Police service is important to increase public ...Link
2019/06/29
10:00
Ada DeranaSingaporean couple busted with gold jewelry worth over Rs 20 mnA Singaporean couple has been arrested for smuggling in a stock of gold jewellery worth over Rs 20 million....Link
2019/06/29
09:45
NewsFirstAnother 24-hour Railway Trade Union strike ends. Another strike next Thursday?Police says investigations are underway after Railways General Manager Dilantha Fernando, filed a complaint that railway workers continued with their strike action defying an essential services order. Police said statements will be recorded in the near future from trade union leaders who went on str...Link
2019/06/29
09:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka, Thailand agree to promote bilateral tourismSri Lanka has signed memorandum of understanding with Thailand to promote bilateral tourism....Link
2019/06/29
09:45
News.LkChildren to have education to create a peaceful and disciplined country – PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena said that it is very important to provide a good education for all the children of the country to build a disciplined and peaceful country where all communities are living.The President made this observation when he declared open the new three storied building at the T...Link
2019/06/29
09:15
Sri Lanka MirrorPoojith and Hemasiri in danger of being arrestedFormer Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and former IGP Pujitha Jayasundara are to be arrested by the police for questioning, a weekend newspaper has reported.Hemasiri and Pujitha are about to be arrested for not preventing the attack on Easter Sunday and for threatening and assaulting a person.Ac...Link
2019/06/29
09:01
News HubSri Lanka appoints executioners for return of death penaltySri Lanka has hired two executioners as it prepares to put four prisoners convicted of drug offences to death in what would......Link
2019/06/29
08:46
News HubBees fail to make limp Sri Lanka buzz as South Africa coast to victoryThat this match will be chiefly remembered for a swarm of bees briefly halting play says everything. Having waited almost a month......Link
2019/06/29
08:30
Hiru NewsTrain strike ends; Services as usual – Strict legal action if strikes continueThe one day strike carried out by Train Drivers, Guides and Station Masters ended at midnight. Joint Convenor of the Railway Operations Officers Trade......Link
2019/06/29
08:30
Hiru NewsSaudi and Sri Lanka enter an agreement to expedite blood money claimsSri Lankas Consulate General in Jeddah said that an agreement has been reached with a law firm in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to initiate and prosecute......Link
2019/06/29
08:30
Hiru NewsDayasiri once again called up by the Parliamentary Select CommitteeThe Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring in to the Easter Sunday attacks is scheduled to meet once again at 2 PM on the 10th of next month. Chairman......Link
2019/06/29
08:30
Hiru NewsA couple arrested with Jewellery worth 26 MillionCustoms Officers at the Katunayaka International Airport have arrested a Singaporean couple along with jewellery worth 26 Million Rupees. Acting Customs......Link
2019/06/29
08:30
Colombo PageSri Lanka President says implementing death penalty to protect future generation from drug traffickersSri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has justified his decision to restore the death penalty after a 43-year moratorium as a measure to protect the country and the future generation from drug traffickers....Link
2019/06/29
08:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka brewer warns of imitation Japanese sake, synthetic toddyA product pretending to be Japanese sake has entered the Sri Lankan market, while synthetic toddy continues to be popular, a top official from the country's largest brewery Lion said....Link
2019/06/29
08:30
Daily MirrorIs Mattala airport to be handed over to India? : JVPHeated arguments prevailed in parliament today after JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti claimed that moves were afoot to hand over the Mattala Airport to India and asked the subject minister if the government was planning to do so....Link
2019/06/29
08:00
Ada DeranaAccording to Matthew wins best film at Derana Lux Film Awards 2019The Seventh Derana Lux Film Awards 2019 was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo last night with a host of awards being presented to artists and creators alike at the glittering ceremony, which was graced by Sri Lanka s biggest celebrities and stars....Link
2019/06/29
06:15
Daily MirrorI’m opposed to the death penalty: MROpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday he had always been against the implementation of the death penalty and had refused to sign any of the death warrants during his term as President....Link
2019/06/29
04:16
Daily NewsParliamentBIA, Palali airports to be upgraded: Civil Aviation remits Rs. 5 bn to Treasury yearly - AshokThe Civil Aviation industry suffered a direct loss of Rs.12 million daily due to the drop of foreign......Link
2019/06/29
04:16
Daily NewsRecord 1 million pages evidenceIn what is Sri Lanka’s biggest corruption case to date, Attorney General Dappula de Livera has filed indictments in the First Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar against former......Link
2019/06/29
04:16
Daily NewsStriking Railways employees face legal actionThe Sri Lanka Railways yesterday managed to operate a few trains despite the strike launched by the railway trade unions even after the service was declared an essential......Link
2019/06/29
04:16
Daily NewsPSC can penalise Dayasiri - KiriellaThe Parliament Select Committee (PSC) investigating the Easter Sunday terror attacks can take necessary action against UPFA MP Dayasiri Jayasekara if he does not comply with......Link
2019/06/29
04:16
Daily NewsTransparency in Police service important – SpeakerOpenness and transparency in the Police service is important to increase public confidence, Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya stressed yesterday at a function of the......Link
2019/06/29
04:16
Daily NewsPresident explains death penalty decision to UN Secy Gen.President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday disclosed that he had spoken with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres over the telephone on Thursday night and explained the reasons for implementing......Link
2019/06/29
03:45
Daily MirrorI had never known suicide bomber related to my party official: RishadFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen who today testified before the Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the Easter Sunday carnage said one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up in one of the attacks had been his party’s assistant Treasurer Alawdeen’s son in law. However the MP said he had ...Link
2019/06/29
03:15
Sri Lanka MirrorSri Lanka's semi-final hopes dented by SA (Match Highlights)Sri Lanka's hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals were dented as South Africa thrashed them by nine wickets at Chester-le-Street.Victory would have taken Sri Lanka level on points with fourth-placed England, but they stay in seventh.No player scored more than 30 as they were bowled out for a t...Link
2019/06/29
02:15
Daily MirrorSLPP to contest upcoming elections as a new allianceThe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the political parties which represent the joint opposition have decided to contest the upcoming elections including the presidential election as a new alliance, the SLPP said....Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FT28 June 1914: The gunshot that changed historyBefore the guns of August (1914) blew it to smithereens, to the casual observer, Europe was a picture of solidity, successful and stable. Having created the ground for the industrial revolution, Europe now carried limitless potential; enjoying high productivity, global trade, broadening literacy, ...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTWhen the sleeper wakes, the Sri Lankan version‘The Sleeper Awakes’ (1910) is a dystopian science fiction novel by English writer H.G. Wells, about a man who sleeps for 203 years, waking up in a completely transformed London where he has become the richest m...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTMunchee supports Bhakthi Gee competition for dhampasal children in AnuradhapuraMunchee, the market leader in Sri Lanka’s biscuit manufacturing industry, recently concluded their Poson Poya Day Program, comprising of Bhakthi Gee and Poem Writing (Padya Rachana) competitions, organised in association with the Madhayama Nuwaragam Palatha Sasanarakshaka Balamandalaya and the Madha...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTBathiudeen tells PSC detractors linked him to terror groups for refusing to support Oct. coupFormer Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen told a Parliamentary Committee yesterday that the allegations being made by Opposition MPs linking him to the terrorist group that carried out the Easter day attacks have to do with his refusal to support the October political coup. “The att...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTTrump to Putin: Please don’t meddle in US electionsOSAKA (Reuters): President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in US elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign’s contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections. A two-year investigation into a Mosco...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTPompeo says remains hopeful Pakistan will crack down on Islamist militantsMUMBAI (Reuters): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a trip to India on Wednesday that he remained hopeful that neighbouring Pakistan would chose the “right course” in cracking down on Islamist fundamentalists. The United States and Britain have long urged Pakistan to deal with militant g...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTModi says one-sided decisions drive development of global economyOSAKA (Reuters): The development of the global economy is largely driven by one-sided decisions and disputes felt by the entire system, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday....Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTSri Lanka tourism fighting back from Easter bombings: MangalaAFP: Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is recovering faster than expected after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings shook the island nation, giving a much-needed boost to the economy, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told AFP.. The country was hit by mass cancellati...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTUnderserved communities in Walagambapura and Ambagahawella, Ampara gifted with Piyawara schoolsHemas Holdings begins the construction of its 54th and 55th pre-school in the rural areas of Walagambapura and Ambagahawella, Ampara as it strives to assist the commitment made by the Government of Sri Lanka to improve children’s learning in their formative years.. Initiated in 2002, the Piyawara pr...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTArjuna takes guard against railway unionsTransport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, refusing to budge an inch over the strike carried out by railway trade unions representing the drivers, regulators, operators, stationmasters and the oversight managers, pledged...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTCarrying out death penalty will cause loss of GSP+ says JVPPresident Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to carry out the death penalty will lead Sri Lanka to lose GSP+ benefits received from the European Union as well as set the stage for an anti-Sri Lanka campaigns across the world, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Bimal Rathnayake cautioned the Parliam...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTTrump talks trade at G20, China’s Xi warns against protectionismOSAKA (Reuters): US President Donald Trump made clear on Friday that trade was his top priority at a summit of leaders of Group of 20 nations, as China’s Xi Jinping warned against rising protectionism and India, Japan and Russia defended multilateral trade rules. Trump, who is holding a seri...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
FTAG indicts 10 bond scam suspectsThe Attorney General (AG) yesterday filed indictments against former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran, his son-in-law Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjuna Aloysius and eight others before the three-member Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar. Co-ordin...Link
2019/06/29
00:30
BBCCricket World Cup: Sri Lanka's semi-final hopes dented by South AfricaSri Lanka's hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals are dented as South Africa thrash them by nine wickets at Chester-le-Street....Link
2019/06/29
00:15
GuardianSri Lanka appoints executioners for return of death penalty after 40 yearsFour convicts to be put to death after president announced end to moratorium this weekSri Lanka has hired two executioners as it prepares to put four prisoners convicted of drug offences to death in what would be its first use of capital punishment for over 40 years.The executioners were picked from...Link
2019/06/28
23:31
Daily NewsPrisons Dept.: 2 Executioners trained and readyThe Prisons Department yesterday said that the department has already recruited two executioners. They were those who had obtained the highest marks among 26 shortlisted......Link
2019/06/28
23:30
Colombo TelegraphSirisena’s Execution Mania Hits Snag: ‘No Executions For A Week,’ Commissioner General Promises Court Of Appeal ...Link
2019/06/28
23:30
Daily MirrorPM, UNP MPs, ministers absent: BandulaJoint opposition MP Bandula Gunawardane said today there were doubts if a conspiracy was being hatched when most of the UNPers including the Prime Minister were absent during Thursday’s debate on the state of emergency....Link
2019/06/28
23:16
Daily NewsExecutions not within next 7 days - Prisons ChiefThe Commissioner General of Prisons yesterday gave an undertaking to the Court of Appeal that the death penalty would not be implemented within the next seven days.......Link
2019/06/28
23:16
Daily NewsBathiudeen to PSC: Never asked for any detainee release from Army CdrFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen told the Parliamentary Select Committee(PSC) probing the 21/4 Easter attack yesterday that he merely contacted the Army Commander Lt.......Link
2019/06/28
23:15
Ada DeranaMaldivian terror plot mastermind s transfer from Sri Lanka delayedAbdulla Luthufee, the leader behind the 1988 coup attack on Maldives has not been transferred back to Maldives from Sri Lanka due to pending documentations from Sri Lankan authorities, Maldives Police Service has stated....Link
2019/06/28
23:00
Ada DeranaNorway, Germany urge Sri Lanka not to reinstate death penaltyNorway and Germany have expressed deep concern regarding the Sri Lankan President s decision to resume executions in the country for drug offenders....Link
2019/06/28
23:00
Ada DeranaEthnic divisions will not benefit any community - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena said that it is very important to provide a good education for all the children of the country to build a disciplined and peaceful country where all communities are living....Link
2019/06/28
22:45
Colombo PageFrance, Norway express concern over Sri Lanka President's decision to implement death penaltySri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to execute death row prisoners convicted of drug related crimes as a measure to deter drug trafficking has drawn the concerns of many countries including the UK and Europe Union while the latest to call on Sri Lanka to abolish death penalty are Fra...Link
2019/06/28
22:45
Daily MirrorI had never known suicide bomber related to my party official: RishadFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen who today testified before the Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the Easter Sunday carnage said one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up in one of the attacks had been his party’s assistant Treasurer Alawdeen’s son in law whom he had never met or kno...Link
2019/06/28
22:30
NewsFirstIMF states market conditions of Sri Lanka normalizing post 04/21 attackQuestions were raised on the continuity of net foreign outflows from Sri Lanka’s government securities market at a media briefing convened by the International Monetary Fund yesterday (June 28). Responding to these inquiries Assistant Director of the IMF Communications Department Cammila Andersen sa...Link
2019/06/28
22:30
ReutersSri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970sSri Lanka has hired two hangmen as it prepares for executions of four prisoners convicted of drug offences in what would be the country's first use of the death penalty for over 40 years, prison authorities said on Friday. ...Link
2019/06/28
21:45
EconomyNextDeath penalty will hurt Sri Lanka’s reputation, human rights record, Norway saysResuming executions will damage Sri Lanka’s reputation and human rights record, Norway said in a statement issued by its embassy....Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstDayasiri refuses to appear before 04/21 PSCThe special parliamentary committee appointed to investigate into the 04/21 attacks were focused on a debate in parliament today (June 28). The leader of the house Lakshman Kiriella claimed that the Supreme Court cannot halt the activities of this parliament and that even in the past that a special ...Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstVavuniya deputy director of agriculture assaulted by Mullathivu deputy director: Public protestA protest was staged opposite the office of the Deputy Director of Agriculture of the Northern province located in Vavuniya. The protest was organized against the assault of the Deputy Director of Agriculture of the Northern province in Vavuniya by the Deputy Director of Mullathivu. The protesters d...Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstPetition filed against death penalty; no executions for one weekThe Court of Appeal decided to take up a petition filed against the death penalty on July 2nd. The Commissioner General of Prisons gave an undertaking that the executions will not take place for a period of one week from today (June 28). He stated that the death penalty will not be...Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstMR opposes President’s decision to implement death penaltyThe newly erected wall around the Bodhiya of the Sri Vijaya Sundararamaya in Horapavita, Kamburupitiya was unveiled today (June 28) by the Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. Responding to a question imposed by a journalist on the President’s decision to implement the death penalty, Rajapaksa said ...Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstNo substance in Dr Shafi’s accusations: CID can no longer hold him under PTAThe Criminals Investigations Department has taken measures to inform the Defence Minister that they can no longer hold Dr Mohamed Shafi Sahabdeen from Kurunegala, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. The CID informed courts regarding the progress made in investigations so far and said that they ca...Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstBanking sector to face further increase in non-performing loans : Rusirupala TennakoonFitch Ratings says in new reports that Sri Lanka’s banking sector will face further increases in non-performing loans this year as the macro-economic environment remains difficult. Non Performing Loans rose by 64% in 2018, the sharpest increase since 2013. The banking sector NPL ratio rose to 3.4% a...Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstLand Special Provisions bill tabled in parliamentThe State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill was tabled in parliament today (June 28). The General Secretary of Parliament Dhammika Dissanayaka speaking at the instance stated that it is a bill with provisions to award the sole right to lands of the state held by citizens and matters pertaining to affi...Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstRussia interested in developing military cooperation with Sri LankaSpeaking to the Sri Lankan military officials, the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation said Russia is interested in developing military cooperation with Sri Lanka. The meeting was held to discuss issues related to combatting international terrorism in the region and ...Link
2019/06/28
21:30
NewsFirstAnomalies in 19th amendment should be resolved before presidential election: MP Faizer MustaphaSpeaking at a media briefing of the SLFP, UPFA MP Faizer Mustapha stated that it is because of the 19th amendment to the constitution that two leaders were created in the governance structure. He further said that when a President is elected through the public mandate and when a Prime Minister who...Link
2019/06/28
21:15
Daily MirrorMaldives says getting escaped convict back from SL difficultThe Maldivian Foreign Ministry has said that bringing the escaped convict Abdulla Luthufee back from Sri Lanka was challenging due to the nature of the case....Link
2019/06/28
21:00
NewsFirstCID unearths haul of weapons in OllikulamThe Criminal Investigations Department inspected a plot of land in Ollikulam, Kattankudi today (June 28). The inspection was carried out based on the information revealed by a chief suspect connected to the 04/21 attack, Mohammad Ahamed Milhan. Milhan who was arrested in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was tak...Link
2019/06/28
20:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/28
20:30
NewsFirstRailway unions defy essential services order and continue strikeRailways General Manager Dilantha Fernando, filed a complaint at the Fort police station as the railway trade unions continued their strike action defying the essential services gazette notification. The General Manager requested for action to be taken against the train drivers, operators and statio...Link
2019/06/28
20:01
Asian Mirror"No Evidence Linking Rishad Bathiudeen To Easter Sunday Attacks": Deputy Speaker Kumarasiri Quotes Letter Sent By Acting IGPThere is no evidence linking ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen to the April 21 bombing series. Rival political factions have been continuously making various allegations against ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen (MP) linking him to Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Attacks, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri said, quot...Link
2019/06/28
20:00
Daily MirrorNo evidence against Rishad: Acting IGP informs PSCActing IGP C.D. Wickramaratne has informed the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe Easter Sunday attack that according to the investigations carried out into the complaints against former minister Rishad Bathiudeen so far, there is no evidence to show that the minister was involv...Link
2019/06/28
19:30
NewsFirstHuman – Elephant conflict: Two deaths reportedA 47-year-old person has died in an elephant attack in Thimbiriwewa, Eppawela. The police said that the deceased victim was attacked when he travelling to his plot of land in a three-wheeler. Another incident was reported from Palutawa, Sigiriya where a 53-year-old person who was travelling to his p...Link
2019/06/28
19:30
Daily MirrorCase against Sarath Silva - Justice Sisira De Abrew also recuses from BenchJustice Sisira J. De Abrew today recused himself from the Bench hearing the contempt of court allegation against former chief justice Sarath N.Silva when the matter came up before the Bench comprising Justices Sisira J. De Abrew, Vijith K. Malalgoda and P. Padman Surasena....Link
2019/06/28
19:16
Hiru News10 including Arjuna Mahendran sued; one million pages charge sheetThe Attorney General indicted 10 respondents including former Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran in connection with the Central Bank bond scam today.It......Link
2019/06/28
19:16
Hiru NewsActing IGP informs parliament that Baduideen has no involvement in terrorist activitiesThe Acting IGP has informed the secretary general of parliament that police investigations have found former minister Rishard Badiudeen has no involvement......Link
2019/06/28
19:16
Hiru NewsRailway strike continues despite the department’s complaint to policeRailway trade unions threatened today that they would resort to extending the ongoing token strike to an indefinite one if their trade union actions are......Link
2019/06/28
19:15
EconomyNextWeak rupee, higher taxes to prune profits of Sri Lankan insurersSri Lanka’s insurance industry growth is likely to slow down and profits reduced owing to a weakened rupee and higher taxes, Fitch Ratings has said in a new report....Link
2019/06/28
19:15
Ada DeranaMahinda says he is personally against death penaltyLeader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is personally against the implementation of the death penalty....Link
2019/06/28
19:00
Daily MirrorRail strike - Railways Dept. complains to the policeThe Railway Department today complained to the Fort Police about the work stoppage by the railway employees despite the service being declared an essential service, Railways General Manager Nilantha Fernando said....Link
2019/06/28
19:00
Daily MirrorPrisons Chief says no executions within next seven daysWhen questioned by Court, Prisons Commissioner General today assured the Appeal Court that no prisoner would be executed within the next seven days from today....Link
2019/06/28
19:00
Daily MirrorImplementing death penalty - Prez tells UN Chief why he decided to do soPresident Maithripala Sirisena said today he had spoken to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres over the phone and explained his decision to implement the death penalty in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/28
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/28
18:30
NewsFirstBRICS leaders reach consensus on partnership, global governance, cooperationREUTERS: Leaders of the emerging economies’ bloc BRICS on Friday reached a broad consensus on a partnership of the bloc, global governance and sci-tech innovation cooperation at a meeting in Osaka, Japan, on the sidelines of the 14th G20 Summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Jair...Link
2019/06/28
18:30
Daily MirrorPrisons Chief says no executions for a weekWhen questioned by Court, Prisons Commissioner General today assured the Appeal Court that no prisoner would be executed within the next seven days from today....Link
2019/06/28
18:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks lower as central bank slaps price controls on bank depositsSri Lankan stocks closed 0.51 percent higher on Friday with brokers saying more interest in shares was expected with a new ceiling on deposit rates coming into effect....Link
2019/06/28
18:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends firmer, bond yields easeSri Lanka's rupee closed strong at 176.40/45 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market on Friday while bond yields eased, dealers said....Link
2019/06/28
18:00
Ada DeranaNavy busts drug dealer in MataraA drug dealer has been arrested during a search operation carried out at Kudawella fishery harbour in Matara....Link
2019/06/28
18:00
Daily MirrorRail strike - Railways Dept. complains to the PoliceThe Railway Department today complained to the Fort Police about the work stoppage by the railway employees despite the service being declared an essential service, Railways General Manager Nilantha Fernando said....Link
2019/06/28
18:00
Daily MirrorImplementing death penalty - Prez tells UN Chief why he decided to do soPresident Maithripala Sirisena said today he had spoken to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres over the phone and explained his decision to implement the death penalty in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/28
18:00
Daily Mirror36 swords found at KattankudiThirty six swords which had been buried, were recovered from Kattankudi today, Police said....Link
2019/06/28
17:45
News.LkAUSTRALIAN TRAVEL AGENTS TO VISIT SRI LANKAA Twenty member delegation comprising of travel agents and media personnel will undertake a familiarisation tour to Sri Lanka from 06 – 15 July 2019. The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) in coordination with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney has organised this familiarisation to...Link
2019/06/28
17:30
News.LkDMC cautions as heat runs high over countryThe Disaster Management Center (DMC) yesterday issued a heat advisory for the country for today and tomorrow. Besides the Center has issued heat warnings particularly for Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa and Ampara districts. Disaster Management Center spokesman Pradeep Kodippili yesterday said. “We expect t...Link
2019/06/28
17:30
Ada DeranaHeat advisory issued for four districts tomorrowThe heat index, the temperature felt on the human body, is expected to increase up to Extreme Caution level (32°C - 41°C) at some places in Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Ampara and Monaragala districts tomorrow (29), says the Department of Meteorology....Link
2019/06/28
17:16
Hiru NewsThe mobile phone theft recorded on a CCTV cameraA person who came into a shop stealing a mobile phone there was recorded on a security camera.It was a shop in Hali-Ela that this individual had entered......Link
2019/06/28
17:16
Hiru NewsA Samurdhi Development officer killed at Matugama, using a sharp weaponA Samurdhi Development officer had been assaulted with a sharp weapon and killed at Helamba Matugama.The Hiru Correspondent said that it was a......Link
2019/06/28
17:15
Colombo PageDeath penalty will not be carried out within next week, Prison authority assures courtThe Commissioner General of Prisons has promised the Court of Appeal that no prisoner will be executed within a week from today....Link
2019/06/28
17:15
News.LkState of Emergency extendedThe extension of the emergency regulations by another month was passed in Parliament without a vote yesterday.The proposal was tabled by Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella. By the time the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) raised objections to the extension and called for a division, the pro...Link
2019/06/28
17:15
News.LkAG files indictments against bond scam accusedThe Attorney General has filed indictment against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and 9 others before the three-member Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar. Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General,State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, stated that the Special High Court has summoned the ac...Link
2019/06/28
17:15
EconomyNextCentral bank cuts Sri Lanka 3-month deposit rate 1.7-pct under new price controlsSri Lanka's central bank on Friday ordered a cut of 1.71 percent on 3-month deposits under its controversial price control program to stop depositors from getting a market based interest rate....Link
2019/06/28
17:15
Ada DeranaRishad responds to allegations at PSCFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen says that the Quran does not state that non-Muslims must be killed and that it is a false accusation being made by certain individuals....Link
2019/06/28
17:15
Daily MirrorDeath penalty may impede int’l cooperation to fight drug trafficking: UNODCThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said application of the death penalty may impede international cooperation to fight drug trafficking....Link
2019/06/28
17:01
Daily NewsDeath penalty should be enforced to protect the countryPresident Maithripala Sirisena says to protect the future of the country as well as the future generation, the death penalty should be enforced against the drug traffickers while preventing the......Link
2019/06/28
17:01
Hiru NewsA petition to the Appeal Court preventing the implementation of the death penaltyA writ application has been filed at the Appeal Court requesting that an interim order preventing the decision made by the President to implement the death......Link
2019/06/28
17:01
Hiru NewsAn individual dead in a wild elephant attackAn individual died in a wild elephant attack in Eppawala.The victim who was attacked last night and killed was a father of two resident in Thimbiriwewa,......Link
2019/06/28
17:01
Hiru NewsFour people including the Manager interdicted regarding a ticket fraud at the Galle DepotThe Sri Lanka Transport Board Regional Management office said that four persons including the Manager of the Depot were interdicted in connection with......Link
2019/06/28
17:00
Sri Lanka MirrorStop importing cigarettes from China : Rajitha tells PMHealth Minister Rajitha Senaratne has sent a letter to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe demanding the immediate suspension of the Ministry of Finance's decision to import cigarettes from China, the Daily Mirror reported.It further states:Minister Senaratne in his letter to Prime Minister Wickreme...Link
2019/06/28
17:00
Sri Lanka MirrorPrisons Dept. gives undertaking not to carry out executions for a weekThe Commissioner General of Prisons has given an undertaking to the Appeals Court that the death penalty will not be carried out within the next 7 days.Prisons Commissioner General T.M.J.W. Thennakoon gave this undertaking when he appeared before the court today after being served notice over a writ...Link
2019/06/28
17:00
News.LkResponsibility of Minister is to develop their districts – PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena says it is the responsibility of every minister to implement necessary development projects in their respective districts utilizing allocated funds. The President made these remarks participating at the progress review meeting on the development programmes carried out ...Link
2019/06/28
17:00
Ada DeranaSamurdhi Development Officer killed with sharp weaponA Samurdhi Development Officer has been stabbed to death in Matugama area at around 3.30 a.m. this morning (28)....Link
2019/06/28
17:00
Daily MirrorAG files indictments against bond scam accusedThe Attorney General has filed indictments against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, PTL owner Arjun Aloysius, PTL CEO Kasun Palisena, former Deputy Governor P. Samarasiri and six others over the bond scam....Link
2019/06/28
16:46
Daily NewsNavy arrests a drug traffickerDuring a search conducted in Kudawella fishery harbour in Matara, naval personnel and Police STF arrested a drug trafficker.Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the Southern Naval......Link
2019/06/28
16:45
Colombo PageUNF government committed to create a generation skilled for the future -PMThe United National Front (UNF) government is committed to creating a skilled generation suitable for the future world by providing smart classrooms, smart schools and tablet computers, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said....Link
2019/06/28
16:45
Sri Lanka MirrorJustice de Abrew recuses from hearing petition against ex- CJ Sarath N. SilvaJustice Sisira de Abrew today (Jun 28) recused himself from the three-member judge bench appointed to hear the contempt of court case against former Chief Justice Sarath Silva.Abrew is the third judge to have recused himself from hearing the case. Previously, Justices Priyantha Jayawardana and Prasa...Link
2019/06/28
16:45
Sri Lanka MirrorTwo recruited for the executioner postTwo were recruited for the executioner post.Sri Lanka received 100 applications, including from an American. 26 were selected for the training.After a training an exam was conducted recently, two of the highest scorers has been chosen to the post.They will be working at the Welikada Prison and given...Link
2019/06/28
16:31
Asian MirrorCommissioner General Of Prisons Gives Undertaking In Court That No Prisoner Will Be Executed Next WeekThe Commissioner General of Prisons gave an undertaking before the Court of Appeal that no prioner would be executed within the next week. With the undertaking given by the Commissioner General of Prisons, the Court of Appeal decided to hear the case on July 02. The undertaking was given when the Wr...Link
2019/06/28
16:30
NewsFirstUN Secretary General inquired about the Death Penalty in Sri Lanka – PresidentThe three-storey building constructed at the Pulasthigama Vijitha central college was vested in the students today (June 28), under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena. Speaking at the event President Sirisena noted that he hasordered to implement the death penalty against four drug convi...Link
2019/06/28
16:30
NewsFirstDrug trafficker arrested in Navy search operationDuring a search operation conducted in the Kudawella fishery harbour in Matara, Naval personnel attached to the Southern Naval Command in coordination with the STF personnel of Pattiyapola arrested a drug trafficker. The suspect was identified as a drug dealer in the area. The 24-year-old suspect is...Link
2019/06/28
16:30
NewsFirstFive arrested for fishing with explosivesThe Navy apprehended five persons who attempted fishing, using explosives in the Kokilai lagoon in Pulmudei. The arrest was made by personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a patrol.The suspects are residents of Pulmude and are between the ages of 27 and 43. Two dinghy boats used for ...Link
2019/06/28
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NewsFirstFirst trailer for new generation of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ debutsREUTERS: The first trailer for the newest “Charlie’s Angels” has debuted. In its third outing, the franchise features a female director and a multi-racial trio of women led by Kristen Stewart. “Twilight” star Stewart, along with rising British actresses Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, will play the l...Link
2019/06/28
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NewsFirst“There is no point in blaming the 19th Amendment” – Dep. Min. Nalin BandaraDuring a media briefing yesterday (June 27) Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara noted that when theyapproved the 19th amendment to the constitution, apart from one MP, everyone else voted in favour of it. However, he said the recent opposition against the amendment is part of the SLFP’s search for a strat...Link
2019/06/28
16:30
NewsFirstWork suspension for four employees of Galle bus depotThe Manager of the Galle depot and four others have been suspended. An officer of the Southern Province Divisional Secretariat stated that the suspended members have been charged with stealing ticket machines and issuing fake tickets to passengers. He added that they have been charged with defraudin...Link
2019/06/28
16:30
Sri Lanka MirrorBond Scam: AG files cases against 10 suspectsThe Attorney General has filed indictments against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, PTL owner Arjun Aloysius, PTL CEO Kasun Palisena, former Deputy Governor P. Samarasiri and six others over the bond scam.The High Court has summoned the accused to appear before the court on July 19, 20...Link
2019/06/28
16:16
Daily NewsWrit petition filed against death penaltyA writ petition in the Court of Appeal  has been filed seeking an interim order preventing the implementation of the death sentence....Link
2019/06/28
16:01
Daily NewsRishad arrives at ParliamentFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen arrived at Parliament.He has been summoned before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks....Link
2019/06/28
16:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka’s Sampath Bank finds buyers for undersubscribed rightsSri Lanka’s Sampath Bank said it had found buyers for the unsold 25.47 million shares of its 12.1 billion rupee rights issue....Link
2019/06/28
16:00
Ada DeranaGovt foreknew 5 ways how attacks were going to be struck - S.B.It is a well-known fact that the Yahapalanaya government was in a crisis ever since its inception on the 8th January 2015, says Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake....Link
2019/06/28
15:45
NewsFirstChinese President meets UN Secretary-GeneralREUTERS: Chinese President Xi Jinping met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Osaka, Japan, on Friday. Xi is in Japan for a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies slated for Friday and Saturday. Xi said China always supports multilateralism and the positive role of the UN in inter...Link
2019/06/28
15:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks end 0.5-pct higherSri Lankan stocks closed 0.51 percent higher on Friday with brokers saying more interest in shares was expected with a new ceiling on deposit rates coming into effect....Link
2019/06/28
15:31
Hiru NewsFormer Minister Rishard Bathiudeen arrives at the PSC to give evidenceFormer Minister Rishard Bathiudeen is at present engaged in giving evidence at the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter......Link
2019/06/28
15:30
Colombo TelegraphBut What Then Is Capital Punishment But The Most Premeditated Of Murders…?"But what then is Capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders…?" ~ Albert Camus The Friday Forum wishes to express its horror and disgust that the President has signed the death warrants of four prisoners. To date the names of these prisoners have not been made known to the public, no...Link
2019/06/28
15:30
Colombo PagePresident says it's the Minister's responsibility to develop their respective districtsPresident Maithripala Sirisena says it is the responsibility of every minister to implement necessary development projects in their respective districts utilizing allocated funds....Link
2019/06/28
15:30
Ada DeranaPrisons Dept. gives undertaking not to carry out executions for a weekThe Commissioner General of Prisons T.M.J.W. Thennakoon has given an undertaking to the Appeals Court that the death penalty will not be carried out within the next 7 days....Link
2019/06/28
15:30
Daily MirrorRishad appears before PSCFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is currently giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/06/28
15:16
Asian MirrorJournalist Malinda Seneviratne Files Writ Application In Court Of Appeal Against Implementation Of Death PenaltyJournalist Malinda Seneviratne has filed a Writ application in the Court of Appeal against the implementation of the death penalty. In his petition, he has said the implementation of death penalty was a violation of human rights. The journalist, in his petition, refers to President Maithripala Siris...Link
2019/06/28
15:15
Colombo PagePetition filed in Court of Appeal against implementing death sentenceA writ petition has been filed in the Court of Appeal, seeking an interim order preventing the implementation of the death sentence....Link
2019/06/28
15:01
Daily NewsTwo recruited for the executioner postTwo were recruited for the executioner post.Sri Lanka received 100 applications, including from an American.  26 were selected for the training.After a training an exam was conducted recently,......Link
2019/06/28
15:00
Colombo PageNational Police Commission launches Public Complaint Management SystemThe National Police Commission's Publication Complaint Management System was launched by the National Police Commission (NPC) today under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya....Link
2019/06/28
15:00
Daily MirrorWrit petition filed in AC against death sentenceA writ petition was filed in the Appeals Court today seeking an interim order preventing the implementation of the death sentence....Link
2019/06/28
14:46
Hiru News1689 kilos of Beedi Leaves found on the Mannar –Oluthuduwai coastThe Navy discovered 1689 kilograms of illegal Beedi Leaves hidden on the coast in Mannar Oluthuduwai. This stock of Beedi Leaves was found subsequent......Link
2019/06/28
14:46
Hiru NewsSix individuals taken into custody on drug charges in KalmunaiThe Excise Department said that six suspects were taken into custody on drug charges at Kalmunai. These suspects who were arrested under an operation......Link
2019/06/28
14:45
Colombo TelegraphGota’s Spokesman And Channa Jayasumana Off To Kurunegala To Fuel Their Racist AgendaPresidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official spokesman, Milinda Rajapaksha together with Prof. Channa Jayasumana, the architect behind the Dr. Shafi fallopian tube saga, are set to take off to Kurunegala on Sunday in what appears to be an attempt to fuel an ugly racist agenda. In an Instagr...Link
2019/06/28
14:45
Times of IndiaEU says planned Sri Lanka executions contradict commitments ...Link
2019/06/28
14:45
Ada DeranaPSC commences recording Rishad s testimonyFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has commenced giving evidence before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the terrorist attacks on the 21st of April, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/06/28
14:31
Hiru NewsCase filed against ten persons including Arjuna Mahendran at the Special High CourtThe Attorney General has filed a case at the Special High Court against 10 defendants including former Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran, today......Link
2019/06/28
14:30
Daily MirrorPresident speaks to UN Chief explaining reasons to implement death penaltyPresident Maithripala Sirisena said he spoke with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres over the phone and explained as to why he has decided to implement the death penalty in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/28
14:15
Sri Lanka MirrorCourt orders all communities should be allowed to use Dankotuwa public fairMarawila Magistrate’s Court today ordered that vendors from all communities should be allowed to use the trading facilities at the Dankotuwa public fair.Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman earlier temporarily banned Muslim vendors from using trading facilities at the public fair....Link
2019/06/28
14:00
Colombo PageInvestigations into 4 vehicles moved in and out of Temple Trees on the day of Thajudeen's murderDeputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate's court that four vehicles moved in and out of Temple Trees in the early morning of the day former Sri Lankan Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen was killed and investigations are currently underway into the vehicle movements....Link
2019/06/28
14:00
Ada DeranaPresident says he spoke to UN chief on implementing death penaltyPresident Maithripala Sirisena says that in an over-the-phone conversation with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres last night he explained the reasons for implementing the death sentence in Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/28
14:00
Ada DeranaWrit petition filed against implementing death penaltyThe Writ petition has been filed with the Court of Appeal seeking an interim order preventing the implementation of the death sentence, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/06/28
13:31
Hiru NewsAn individual who took food for his dog killed in a wild elephant attackSigiriya Police said that a farmer who took food for his dog who was protecting his tomato cultivation last night (27) was killed by a wild elephant. The......Link
2019/06/28
13:31
Hiru NewsPresident gives an explanation to the UN Secretary General regarding the death penaltyPresident Maithripala Sirisena said he explained over the phone to United Nations Secretary-General about the decision he had made regarding implementing......Link
2019/06/28
13:31
Hiru NewsThere is no one to accept the responsibility of the Easter Sunday attacks – MP S.B.Member of Parliament S. B. Dissanayake said that a situation has arisen where no one is coming forward to accept the responsibility of the Easter Sunday......Link
2019/06/28
13:31
Hiru NewsSisira De Abrew withdraws from panel of judges in the case against Sarath N. SilvaJudge Sisira De Abrew said today that he is withdrawing from the panel of judges which is due to hear the case against former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva......Link
2019/06/28
13:30
NewsFirstBond Scam: AG files cases against 10 suspectsThe Attorney General today (June 28) filed cases at the Permanent High Court Trial at Bar against Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, Beneficial owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius, Geoffrey Joseph Aloysius and 07 others over the Central Bank Treasury Bond Scam. Justices ...Link
2019/06/28
13:30
Daily MirrorAG files indictments against bond scam accusedThe Attorney General has filed indictments against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, PTL owner Arjun Aloysius, PTL CEO Kasun Palisena, former Deputy Governor P. Samarasiri and six others over the bond scam....Link
2019/06/28
13:15
EconomyNextForeign holdings in Sri Lanka rupee bonds growForeign holdings in Sri Lankan rupee bonds grew by 2.3 billion rupees to 147.1 billion rupees for the week ended June 26, the central bank said....Link
2019/06/28
13:01
Hiru NewsRailway department complains to police against the strikersThe Railway Department filed a complaint against its strikers with the Fort Police this morning. The Department request police to take legal action against......Link
2019/06/28
13:01
Hiru NewsSLFP General Secretary says he won’t appear before the Select CommitteeSLFP General Secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekera said, despite the notice served to him by the parliament select committee, he would not appear before the committee......Link
2019/06/28
13:01
Hiru NewsDankotuwa weekly fair opened for all communities on a court orderMarawila Magistrate, Keminda Perera ordered police today to permit traders of all communities to engage in commercial activities in Dankotuwa weekly fair. The......Link
2019/06/28
13:01
Hiru NewsDr. Naveen De Zoysa’s medical centre in Kaluthara attacked last nightAn attack was launched on a medical centre owned by GMOA deputy secretary, Dr. Navin de Soyza at Kudawaskaduwa in Kalutara last night. Our correspondent......Link
2019/06/28
13:00
Ada DeranaAG filed indictment against Mahendran and 9 others before Special HCThe Attorney General has filed indictment against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and 9 others before the three-member Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar....Link
2019/06/28
12:45
Ground ViewsDeath Penalty: License for Judicial KillingsFeatured image by Sri Lanka Mirror Last year, on October 2, Iran executed a 24-year-old woman, Zeinab Sekaanvand, who was a child at the time of her alleged offense. Under international law,......Link
2019/06/28
12:45
Sri Lanka MirrorChinese journalists on media tour with SriLankan AirlinesThe first media familiarisation trip post Easter organised by SriLankan Airlines bought in chief editors and senior journalists from leading and influential media houses in China.The media houses were LUXURYTIMES Magazine, Jiemian News, News.qq.com, Global Times and Zen Lake.While being first time t...Link
2019/06/28
12:31
Asian MirrorMarawila Magistrate Orders PS Chairman To Allow All Ethnicities To Do Business At Dankotuwa Pola: PS Chairman Likely To Issue Public ApologyThe Marawila Magistrate has ordered the Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman to allow venders of all ethnicities to do business at the Dankotuwa weekly pola. The Wennappuwa Pradeshita Sabha Chairman recently came under fire for issuing a letter prohibiting Muslim vendors from entering a weekly pola ...Link
2019/06/28
12:30
Colombo TelegraphSri Lanka’s 42nd Chief Justice Does Gotabaya’s Dirty Work – Blatantly Violates The Constitution! ...Link
2019/06/28
12:30
NewsFirstEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAYYour Friday Morning Brief 1.Railway trade unions launched another one-day strike. Finance Minister says demands of the railway employees cannot be met. 2.Extension of...Link
2019/06/28
12:30
NewsFirstJustice de Abrew recuses from hearing petition against ex- CJ Sarath N. SilvaSupreme Court Justice Sisira de Abrew recused himself from considering the petition filed against former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva for contempt of court. The petition was today taken up in the presence of Justices Sisira De Abrew, Vijith Malalgoda and P. Pathman Surasena. Professor Chandragupta T...Link
2019/06/28
12:30
Ada DeranaDayasiri refuses to testify before PSC todayThe General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Dayasiri Jayasekara has said he would not testify before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee, probing the coordinated terror attacks on the 21st of April, despite being called to the committee meeting today (28)....Link
2019/06/28
12:30
Daily MirrorCourt orders all communities should be allowed to use Dankotuwa public fairMarawila Magistrate’s Court today ordered that vendors from all communities should be allowed to use the trading facilities at the Dankotuwa public fair....Link
2019/06/28
12:15
Colombo PageRailway unions strike despite declaring services essential, Railways lodge complaint with policeThe railway unions have gone ahead with their promised strike action despite the Railways being declared as an essential service by the government....Link
2019/06/28
12:15
Sri Lanka MirrorAnother train strike!The train strike commenced from midnjght yesterday (27) in many parts of the island has deeply inconvenienced commuters.Several trains running across many main train stations have been absent this morning while several postal trains scheduled for last night were also suspended.The train strike by ra...Link
2019/06/28
12:15
Ada DeranaTunisia shaken by twin suicide bombings and illness of presidentTunisia s ageing president, Beji Caid Essebsi, a major figure in the country s transition to democracy in the wake of the Arab spring, is in critical condition in hospital, officials have said....Link
2019/06/28
12:15
Ada DeranaCourt orders to allow all ethnicities to trade at Dankotuwa MarketThe Marawila Magistrate today ordered the Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman to allow traders of all ethnicities to do business at the Dankotuwa Market....Link
2019/06/28
12:01
Daily NewsSteps to modernize the Mihintale sacred siteThe Minister of Power and Energy, Ravi Karunanayake said  that the modernization of the Mihintale sacred site should be done in a manner that does not damage the religious monuments and......Link
2019/06/28
11:46
Daily NewsFew trains operate inspite of strikeAccording to the Department of Railways said that few trains have operated since this morning.Railway Deputy Transport Director Vajira Saman Polwattage said that several commuter trains from Kandy,......Link
2019/06/28
11:45
NewsFirst24-hour train Strike continuesTrain commuters are facing hardships once again as Railway Trade Unions commenced their weekly trade union action at midnight yesterday (June 27). News 1st correspondents said that trains were not operating across many major train stations across the island. Thus they report, commuters who travel by...Link
2019/06/28
11:45
Colombo PageExpolanka Holdings opens market to celebrate S&P SL 20 entryExpolanka Holdings PLC rang the opening bell Thursday to commence trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE)....Link
2019/06/28
11:30
Daily NewsRailway unions strikeRailway trade unions launched a 24-hour token strike from midnight yesterdayRailway trade union announced that they would launch a strike every Friday for 24 hours until their demands are met.Railway......Link
2019/06/28
11:30
NewsFirstSuspect arrested with heroin in BadullaA suspect has been arrested while in possession of heroin in Bogahamadiththa, Badulla. Police said that 5.885 grams of heroin were seized while in his possession. The suspect aged 29 is a resident of Hali-Ela. He is due to be produced before the Badulla Magistrate Court today (June 28)....Link
2019/06/28
11:30
NewsFirstComplaint filed against Railway employees for non-compliance of essential services orderRailways General Manager Dilantha Fernando noted that he has lodged a complaint regarding the employees of the Railway Department initiating a trade union action in spite of the service being an essential service. He said that accordingly, the courts will take necessary action against the workers fo...Link
2019/06/28
11:30
NewsFirst3 motor accidents claim 3 lives3 people including a woman died following accidents in Narammala, Waduraba and Kurunegala. Narammala Police stated that a woman died when she was hit by a motorbike in Giriulla, Narammala. The victim is a 57-year-old resident of Ambepussa. Waduraba A 69-year-old man died when two motorbikes collided...Link
2019/06/28
11:30
NewsFirst2 arrested with over 13 kilograms of refuse teaTwo suspects have been arrested in Galigamuwa, Kegalle with 13.350 kilograms of refuse tea. The Police noted that they were arrested while transporting the refuse tea from Gampola to Colombo in two lorries. The suspects who are residents of Welamboda, Gampola will be produced before the Kegalle Magi...Link
2019/06/28
11:30
NewsFirstHeat advisory issued for 4 districtsThe Disaster Management Centre says the number of people adversely affected by prevailing dry weather conditions has increased further. Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippilli said over 445,000 people are reportedly affected, a majority from the North. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department, issuing...Link
2019/06/28
11:30
Colombo PageSLASSCOM launches Amazon Educate to position Sri Lanka as a hub for data science and AI skillsTo position Sri Lanka as a hub for data science and artificial intelligence (AI) skills, the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) Thursday announced the launch of Amazon Educate in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS)....Link
2019/06/28
11:16
Hiru NewsFive persons who were fishing using explosives, arrestedFive fishermen who were using explosives for fishing at the Pulmodai Kokilai Lagoon at the mouth of the river have been taken into custody. The......Link
2019/06/28
11:15
Ground ViewsPride Under EmergencyFeatured image by Amalini De Sayrah This June marks the first Pride month in Sri Lanka under a State of Emergency since 2011, when it was last in place. For Sri Lanka’s......Link
2019/06/28
11:15
Daily MirrorCome out of ‘Frog in the Well’ thinking - Mangala tells WimalForeign Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday invited to joint opposition stalwart Wimal Weerawansa to obtain copies of ACSA, SOFA and MMC agreements and study them possible of he could....Link
2019/06/28
11:00
Ada DeranaRailway Dept. files complaint against trade unions token strikeThe Department of Railways has lodged a complaint against the trade unions for resorting to a token strike despite Sri Lanka Railways being declared an Essential Service....Link
2019/06/28
11:00
Daily MirrorPolice complaint against railway strikeThe Railway department today lodged a complaint with the Fort Police station over the ongoing trade union action by the railway employees despite the service being declared as an essential service, the department said....Link
2019/06/28
10:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka calls for balanced and comprehensive disarmamentThe international and regional strategic landscapes becoming increasingly constrained, only accentuates the need for the Conference on Disarmament (CD) to get down to its substantive task of negotiating appropriate disarmament frameworks, said Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez speaking at the CD Plenary Sessi...Link
2019/06/28
10:45
FTNew torture claims in US case against GotaAP: Military and Police forces led by Sri Lanka’s former Defence Secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made Wednesday by 10 men an...Link
2019/06/28
10:45
FTCID informs Court no evidence found for all allegations against Dr. Shafi ShihabdeenThe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday informed the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court that investigations carried out so far had not proven that Dr. Mohammed Shafi Shihabdeen had blocked the fallopian tubes of mothers, amassed wealth in an illegal manner, or maintained links with a terror...Link
2019/06/28
10:45
FTPresident has few options to avoid PSC: HirunikaPresident Maithripala Sirisena’s options to avoid testifying before the Select Committee of Parliament to look into the Easter Sunday attacks are bleak, the UNP lawmaker Hirunika Premachandra told Parliament yesterday. According to MP Premachandra, President Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister ...Link
2019/06/28
10:45
FTPresident-PM stand-off bringing country to collapse: OppositionTension between the President and Prime Minister has led the country to the verge of collapse, charged United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday in Parliament. Joining the debate on extending Emergency Regulations for another 30 days, MP Gunawardena, highlighting Prime ...Link
2019/06/28
10:30
Sri Lanka MirrorKuragala in darkness over Sajith's grudge?Measures taken by the Ceylon Electricity Board to provide power for the Kuragala archeological site in Balangoda and the entry point of the Kuragala stupa has been put on hold over the intervention of the Archeology department, reports say.In response to a request for electricity to this venue, the ...Link
2019/06/28
10:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee opens weaker, bond yields edge upSri Lanka's rupee opened weak at 176.65/80 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market on Friday while bond yields edged up and stocks opened 0.07 percent higher, dealers said....Link
2019/06/28
10:16
News Hub“CID cleared the name of Dr. Shafi: matter will be taken before Intl. Community” – Ven. Rathana (Video)Jathika Hela Urumaya MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero hasaccused the Criminal Investigations Department of Sri Lanka of acting in a totallypartisan manner......Link
2019/06/28
10:16
Asian MirrorACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen To Testify Before Parliamentary Select Committee TodayACMC Leader and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks. Although Bathiudeen appeared before the PSC earlier this week, the members of the committee expressed the view that Bathiudeen should be questioned extensivelThe...Link
2019/06/28
10:16
Hiru NewsSeveral trains running even though the strike is in operationAuthorities said that running of trains has not come to a complete standstill due to the strike launched by several Railway Trade Unions. General Manager......Link
2019/06/28
10:16
Hiru NewsTwo containers of refuse tea taken into custody in GaligamuwaPolice took into custody at dawn this morning two containers and the drivers which were transporting refuse tea at Galigamuwa Kegalle. Police......Link
2019/06/28
10:15
EconomyNextSmall, mid-sized Sri Lankan banks under pressure with thin capital, high risk: FitchSri Lanka's small and mid-sized banks (SMBs) are facing higher pressure due to thin capital buffers and higher risk appetites, ratings agency Fitch said....Link
2019/06/28
10:15
FTPiano concert by Shani Diluka with Sahana Banerjee and Prabhu EdouardThe French Spring Festival will celebrate music through an exceptional and original piano concert by Shani Diluka with Sahana Banerjee and Prabhu Edouard on 9 July at 7 p.m. at Bishop’s College....Link
2019/06/28
10:15
Daily MirrorArabic name-boards still up in plain sight ...Link
2019/06/28
09:46
Asian MirrorSLFP Central Committee Unanimously Decides To Field Maithripala Sirisena As The Presidential CandidateSri Lanka Freedom Party Central Committee has decided to field President Maithripala Sirisena as the party's presidential candidate at the next election. The SLFP Central Committee has made this decision when it met at the official residence of the President at Paget Road, Colombo 05. Former Nort...Link
2019/06/28
09:46
Hiru NewsAdvice from the President to Divisional Secretaries, Chairmen of Pradeshiya Sabha and MinistersPresident Maithripala Sirisena says that it is the responsibility the Divisional Secretary, Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman and Minister representing a district......Link
2019/06/28
09:46
Hiru NewsFormer Minister to the Select Committee again, todayFormer Minister Rishard Bathiudeen is due to be present today at the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday bombings, once......Link
2019/06/28
09:45
Daily MirrorSOFA only if terms are agreeable to us-RuwanSri Lanka will sign the proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the US only if the terms of the agreement are favourable to Sri Lanka, State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday....Link
2019/06/28
09:31
Hiru NewsWeekly railway strike begins, if influence is used will make it continuous – Trade Unions warnRailway Trade Unions said that as planned they commenced their strike from Thursday midnight. Railway Trade Unions have launched the strike while the......Link
2019/06/28
09:31
Hiru NewsInvestigations into Dr. Safi in America tooVenerable Athureliye Rathana thero said that the main national Medical Faculty in Los Angeles America is due to commence an investigation into Dr. Safi......Link
2019/06/28
09:31
Hiru NewsFinance Minister explains the reason for importing cigarettesMinister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said that in order to find new sources of income, permission was granted for the import of cigarettes from foreign......Link
2019/06/28
09:31
Washington PostEU says planned Sri Lanka executions contradict commitmentsThe European Union has criticized Sri Lanka’s move to resume executions, saying it would directly contradict the country’s commitment to maintain a 43-year moratorium on death penalty...Link
2019/06/28
09:30
Ada DeranaTrain services disrupted due to token strikeRailway trade unions have resorted to a token strike again from midnight yesterday (27) to midnight today (28)....Link
2019/06/28
09:30
Daily MirrorRajitha as WHO Vice Chairman: Not attributed on individual performances: WHOThe World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Sri Lanka had revealed that the post attributed to Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne as WHO Vice Chairman, was not based on individual performances but a post attributed to the country, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said....Link
2019/06/28
09:17
News HubEU says planned execution will contradict commitment at UNThe European Union says Sri Lanka's move to resumeexecutions would directly contradict the country's commitment to maintain a43-year moratorium on death penalty......Link
2019/06/28
09:16
Daily NewsMainly fair weather will prevail over the islandExcept for light showers in the in Rathnapura, Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts, mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the country , said the Department of Meteorology.Fairly......Link
2019/06/28
09:15
Ada DeranaRishad s testimony before PSC scheduled for todayThe Special Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday is scheduled to reconvene this afternoon (28)....Link
2019/06/28
09:01
Lanka Business OnlineDeath penalty sends wrong signal to investors: EUThe European Union has issued a statement opposing the revival of the death penalty, saying it will send wrong signals to......Link
2019/06/28
09:01
Hiru NewsOpposition Leader says he will not allow Sri Lankan Airlines to be privatizedOpposition Leader says he will not allow in any way to privatize Sri Lankan Airlines. He made this remark while expressing his views to the media subsequent......Link
2019/06/28
09:00
Daily MirrorWelgama says will not support Gota for PrezUPFA MP Kumara Welgama said that he will not support Gotabhaya Rajapaksa if he contests the next Presidential Election....Link
2019/06/28
08:46
Lanka Business OnlineSLASSCOM and AWS collaborate to position Sri Lanka as hub for data science and AITo position Sri Lanka as a hub for data science and artificial intelligence (AI) skills, the Sri Lanka Association of......Link
2019/06/28
08:31
Lanka Business OnlineLand prices in greater Colombo increase up to 64-pct: Lanka Property Web reportDemand for land in Thalahena, Gothatuwa and Kolonnawa are rising significantly, resulting in the highest percentage......Link
2019/06/28
08:30
Sri Lanka MirrorAnura senanayaka indicted for concealing evidence against thajudeen murderIndictments were served on former Senior Police DIG Anura Senanayake over the killing of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen today (Jun 27).The papers were handed over to the accused before the Colombo High Court this morning. Accordingly, the case has been fixed for hearing on October 23.Mr. Senanayake has b...Link
2019/06/28
08:30
Sri Lanka MirrorStop importing cigarettes from China : Rajitha tells PMHealth Minister Rajitha Senaratne has sent a letter to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe demanding the immediate suspension of the Ministry of Finance's decision to import cigarettes from China, the Daily Mirror reported.It further states:Minister Senaratne in his letter to Prime Minister Wickreme...Link
2019/06/28
08:30
Sri Lanka MirrorISIS didn't lead Easter Sunday bombings - Intel. (video)Exclusive - The string of Easter Sunday bombings is not a direct mission of the ISIS, state intelligence units have confirmed.An intelligence officer has elaborated on this factor during a recent press conference held on tourism development, under the auspices of minister John Amaratunga. (The video...Link
2019/06/28
08:30
Ada DeranaSri Lanka tourism fighting back from Easter bombings - MangalaSri Lanka s tourism industry is recovering faster than expected after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings shook the island nation, giving a much-needed boost to the economy, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told AFP....Link
2019/06/28
08:30
Daily MirrorWelgama says will not support Gota for PrezUPFA MP Kumara Welgama said that he will not support Gotabhaya Rajapaksa if he contests the next Presidential Election....Link
2019/06/28
08:30
Daily MirrorWelgama says will not support Gota for PrezUPFA MP Kumara Welgama said that he will not support Gotabhaya Rajapaksa if he contests the next Presidential Election....Link
2019/06/28
08:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka does not expect major deviations off budget targets: Treasury officialSri Lanka does not expect 'major deviations' from budget targets, a Treasury official said as imports fell following monetary instability in 2018 and a suicide bombers hit tourism in April....Link
2019/06/28
07:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka’s Expolanka diversifies into tech products shipments, expands warehousingSri Lanka’s Expolanka Holdings is diversifying its core logistics business into moving technology products, in addition to its garments shipments and also aiming to expand warehousing overseas, chief executive Hanif Yusoof said....Link
2019/06/28
06:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka police says Muslim doctor illegally detained in sterilization scareThe alleged mass sterilization carried out by a Muslim doctor on Sinhala-Buddhist women turned out to be baseless rumor spread by the Kurunegala Deputy Inspector General of Police Kithsiri Jayalath, a magistrate was told today....Link
2019/06/28
05:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka police says Muslim doctor illegally detainedThe alleged mass sterilization carried out by a Muslim doctor on Sinhala-Buddhist women turned out to be baseless rumor spread by the Kurunegala Deputy Inspector General of Police Kithsiri Jayalath, a magistrate was told today....Link
2019/06/28
05:30
EconomyNextStock markets wobble ahead of key G20 talks, Boeing slumpsWorld stock markets wobbled on Thursday ahead of key US-China trade talks at the Group of 20 summit, while Boeing shares took a hit on expectations that the 737 MAX will remain out of service for even longer than expected....Link
2019/06/28
05:15
Daily MirrorStop importing cigarettes from China: Rajitha tells PMIn an apparent confrontation with Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has written to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe requesting him to suspend immediately the decision taken by the Finance Ministry to import cigarettes from China....Link
2019/06/28
05:00
FTWorld record dive for OMEGA Planet OceanAt the British Museum in London, OMEGA reveals the watch that made the world’s deepest dive – and the ground-breaking technology behind its success. When Victor Vescovo successfully piloted his deep submergence vehicle DSV Limiting Factor to the bottom of the Mariana Trench earlier this year, the 10...Link
2019/06/28
05:00
FTWaters Edge reveals exclusive offers at My Wedding Exhibition 2019One of the premier wedding venues in Sri Lanka, Waters Edge opens its doors to couples who wish to create the perfect wedding with a complete, full service line-up, and first access to attractive promotions are offered exclusively at stall number ‘A01/A02’ at My Wedding Exhibition 2019. With the we...Link
2019/06/28
05:00
FTSL pavilion debuts at ‘XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival’The ‘XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival’ features projects that commit to the idea of repairing and building connections, on all scales, in all dimensions, from all fields of design research. This exhibition underlines design approaches aimed not only at correcti...Link
2019/06/28
04:45
FTColombo Innovation Tower gets set to drive innovation for SLHoused at the Colombo Innovation Tower, AOD 3.0 is set to power the ecosystem with new age professionals educated in a unique environment that converges design with technology and creative business. It is set up to drive a different side of much-needed innovation using strategic design and design th...Link
2019/06/28
04:45
Daily MirrorSLMA denounces moves to import foreign cigarettesCampaigners against tobacco use alleged that measures to licence the import of foreign cigarettes were expedited, during the same week declared as the National Drug Prevention week....Link
2019/06/28
04:30
FTOptimistic South Korean investor signs new BOI deal to export packaging itemsThe Board of Investment of Sri Lanka recently signed a supplementary agreement with J and D Venture Ltd. The agreement was signed on behalf of the BOI by Chairman Mangala Yapa and on behalf of the company by Directors Seong Eun Lee and Seok Ok Jang.. Jeong Ho Lee and Seok Ok Jang invested in Sri Lan...Link
2019/06/28
04:30
FTKorea to provide $ 6 m for resilience building against recurrent natural shocksTaking a step forward in the attempt to contribute to the betterment of the vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an agreement on 19 June with the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Provi...Link
2019/06/28
04:30
FTRavi K short-circuits PUCSLBy Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake charged the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) yesterday in Parliament with unnecessary interference, insisting it prevents the Government from reducing the disparity betw...Link
2019/06/28
04:16
Daily NewsUNP to present draft Constitution to abolish Executive PresidencyAfter the Presidential Election, the UNP is to present a new constitutional draft which will abolish the Executive Presidency and empower Parliament, Deputy Development......Link
2019/06/28
04:16
Daily NewsJVP to hold two day protest march on July 7,8A Rajapaksa rule is never the replacement to the present government, which has been unsuccessful during the past four and a half years, JVP leader, MP Anura Kumara......Link
2019/06/28
04:16
Daily NewsUpcountry voters favour UNP, Ranil - Vadivel SureshPlantation Industries State Minister Vadivel Suresh said on June 27 that 99.9 per cent of the upcountry people will cast their votes for the United National Party (UNP) and......Link
2019/06/28
04:16
Daily NewsParliamentSectoral Oversight Committees commendedGovernment and opposition parliamentarians yesterday commended the function of the Sectoral Oversight Committees during the last three and half years.Chief......Link
2019/06/28
04:15
FTDifficult operating conditions to stifle bank performance in 2019: FitchFitch Ratings yesterday said expectation of continued pressure on banks’ financial profiles due to the challenging operating environment, which includes heightened risks, largely on the macro front, with a sharp rise in non-performing loans (NPLs) likely this year.. The operating environment is of h...Link
2019/06/28
04:15
FTDifficult operating conditions to stifle bank performance in 2019: FitchFitch Ratings yesterday said expectation of continued pressure on banks’ financial profiles due to the challenging operating environment, which includes heightened risks, largely on the macro front, with a sharp rise in non-performing loans (NPLs) likely this year.. The operating environment is of h...Link
2019/06/28
04:00
FTJetwing Colombo Seven unveils exquisite new menuRestaurant 57, the main restaurant of Jetwing Colombo Seven, recently unveiled a new menu to highlight its fusion of diverse and signature flavours, to its globally-inspired cuisine. Headed by Chef Indika, the restaurant invites guests to set off on a culinary voyage from Sri Lanka to India, Japan t...Link
2019/06/28
04:00
FTWorldSpice Food Festival at Kandy City CentreIt’s going to be an eventful weekend at the Kandy City Centre where the second edition of WorldSpice Food Festival will be happening on 28, 29 and 30 June parallel to the last three days of Kandy Book Fair 2019. WorldSpice – the KCC owned in-house food loft and the organisers of this event, cordiall...Link
2019/06/28
04:00
FTAYU Sunday Lunch buffet back at Mövenpick Hotel ColomboLoosen that belt and pile up your plate. The AYU Sunday lunch buffet is back at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo and this time, it’s all about “live cooking”. That’s not all, it’s priced at 2,900/= nett with free access to our rooftop infinity sky pool.. The salad stations feature a range of local produc...Link
2019/06/28
04:00
FTUltimate ‘Teppanyaki’ promotion at KOBE, Waters EdgeRenowned for its mouth-watering food and calming ambience, Waters Edge is offering its loyal and privileged customers the chance to experience the ultimate teppanyaki promotion, offered at the hotel’s authentic Japanese restaurant, KOBE. This must-have promo will kick off from 27 to 30 June, from 7 ...Link
2019/06/28
04:00
FTWhy the Sri Lanka bombings shouldn’t put you off a visit to paradiseBy Sarla Fernando travel.nine.com.au: I am a New Zealand born, Sri Lankan Australian. Being Australian comes without effort or thought. When I greet a friend my first question is always: G’daymate-’owyagoin? (Usually uttered rapid-fire out of the corner of my mouth). I feel as much at home stranglin...Link
2019/06/28
04:00
FTExperience exciting Commercial Bank card offers at Flow Luxury River Cruises by The Amber CollectionFlow Luxury River Cruises by The Amber Collection, part of the Debug Hospitality and Leisure chain, has partnered with Commercial Bank, one of the leading banks in Sri Lanka opening doors to a host of unmatched privileges and benefits. Experience the extraordinary at Flow by The Amber Collection and...Link
2019/06/28
04:00
FTBollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez urges Indians to visit Sri LankaAs part of wooing Indian tourists post-Easter Sunday attacks, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau held an interactive session between a Sri Lankan delegation and the key players of travel trade in western India at the ITC hotel, Mumbai. The event was graced by Jacqueline Fernandez, a popular Sri ...Link
2019/06/28
03:45
FTAxe-ing local carpentersOn 6 June, for World Environment Day, the President stated that he will ban carpentry sheds, and will ban the import of machinery used to cut down trees. Since that statement, there has been considerable policy confusion. It is unclear whether the Gazette notification was amended to ban carpentry sh...Link
2019/06/28
03:00
FTKitchen and the StateApart from the urgent need for having a major structural change in the State and the system of governance, Sri Lanka must seriously contemplate making a significant change in food habits of its people, what they eat and how they cook them.. This is an issue pertaining to the kitchen which is general...Link
2019/06/28
02:30
Colombo PageFrustrated opposition spreading misinformation about beneficial US agreements - Minister MangalaMinister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera says that frustrated political ghosts of opposition are spreading misinformation in an attempt to create a phobia on U.S. agreements that are highly beneficial to the country....Link
2019/06/28
02:15
Daily MirrorUNP against decision to implement death sentenceThe UNP yesterday said it was not agreeable to President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to implement death sentence....Link
2019/06/28
01:16
Daily NewsCEB incurred huge loss due to PUCSL’s delays - RaviThe Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) incurred an immense loss since it has to generate a unit of electricity at Rs.72 owing to the flaws of the Public Utilities Commission (......Link
2019/06/28
01:16
Daily NewsArms cache hidden in Ollikulam jungle baredA Criminal Investigation Department (CID) police team dug out a cache of 1,000 detonators, eight liters liquid gelignite, 300 gelignite sticks, detonator wires and a stock of......Link
2019/06/28
01:16
Daily NewsDMC cautions as heat runs high over countryThe Disaster Management Center (DMC) yesterday issued a heat advisory for the country for today and tomorrow. Besides the Center has issued heat warnings particularly for......Link
2019/06/28
01:16
Daily NewsNew torture claims against GotaNew allegations have surfaced against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa when the case against him was taken up in an American court on Wednesday. Ten men and women......Link
2019/06/28
01:16
Daily NewsSpecial Bill to streamline national drug prevention campaignA Special Bill is scheduled to be submitted to Parliament in the near future to prepare a mechanism to conduct the country’s drug prevention campaign in a scientific and productive manner via the......Link
2019/06/28
01:15
Colombo PageSLASSCOM launches national policy framework on Artificial Intelligence for Sri LankaThe Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) on Wednesday announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy for Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTOrphaned Muslims under siegeIn a number of short but provocative pieces that Daily Financial Times published, the pathetic state of Muslim political and religious leadership, its lack of vision about the community’s future in this country, and the leaders’ incapacity to understand the root causes of the Muslim problem, let alo...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTLand prices in Greater Colombo up 64% as demand growsDemand for land in Thalahena, Gothatuwa and Kolonnawa are rising significantly, resulting in the highest percentage increases in land prices in Greater Colombo, according to a recently concluded study.. LankaPropertyWeb.com analysed postings in its website to ascertain the change in asking prices fo...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTDollar holds gains vs yen, jitters prevail ahead of G20TOKYO (Reuters): The dollar hovered near a one-week high against the yen on Thursday, propped up by hopes of Sino-US trade talk progress though investors were nonetheless cautious ahead of a meeting between leaders of the two powers in Japan in days ahead. The greenback was little changed at 107.730...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTPakistan rupee reaches record low, sliding more than 3% in a dayKARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters): Pakistan’s rupee dropped to another record low on Wednesday, sliding more than 3% in a day, the central bank said. The rupee closed at 161.94 against the dollar in the interbank market, continuing a slide since Pakistan signed an agreement with the International Monetary...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTHNB launches exclusive Priority Banking Centre in MaharagamaSri Lanka’s most customer-friendly bank, HNB PLC, continued the expansion of its exclusive Priority Circle service with the launch of another new Priority Lounge in Maharagama in order to cater to rising demand from a growing segment of high net-worth clients in the region. Offering a highly persona...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTInsurance near-term growth to moderate: FitchSri Lanka’s insurance industry expansion is likely to moderate in the near term, based on Fitch Ratings’ expectations of slower motor-insurance premium growth due to sustained tax rises on imported vehicles, intense price competition in the non-life market and a slower recovery in economic activity....Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTStocks end flat as blue chips drag; rupee slipsReuters: Sri Lankan shares ended nearly flat on Thursday pulled down by weakness in blue chips such as conglomerate John Keells Holdings PLC in dull trade, while the rupee fell on importers’ dollar demand, market sources said.. The benchmark stock index ended 0.06% weaker at 5,345.13, hovering near ...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTPrimary markets continue positive momentumBy Wealth Trust Securities The bullish outcomes at the recently conducted primary auctions were seen continuing at yesterday’s Treasury bond auctions of Rs. 125 billion as well, as its total offered amount was subscribed to at its Phase I stage. The new 4 year and 11 month maturity of 15.06.2024 rec...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTThe Clearing Association of Bankers concludes 27th successful Annual Interbank Quiz CompetitionThe 27th Annual Interbank Quiz Competition organised by the Clearing Association of Bankers (CAB) took place on 23 June at the Balmoral Hall of The Kingsbury in Colombo. The Chief Guest of the event was CBSL Director of Payment and Settlement D. Kumaratunga. . A total of 28 teams from the banking fr...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTChartered Accountants can assist in implementing effective and efficient tax systemThe new Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Nadun Guruge recently highlighted the important role Chartered Accountants can play in ensuring an effective and efficient tax system in the country. Speaking at the felicitation ceremony organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka ...Link
2019/06/28
00:15
FTCIMA and Moody’s collaborate to assist finance talent developmentA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka and Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Ltd. recently.. Amongst initiatives to be undertaken as part of this collaboration are development of CIMA talent with training opportuni...Link
2019/06/28
00:00
Daily MirrorJO spreading malicious stories about deal with US: MangalaThe disinformation, misinformation, fabrication and absolute lies spread by the joint opposition on three highly beneficial proposed agreements to Sri Lanka to be signed with the US are derived on sheer jealousy, political hypocrisy and vengeance, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today....Link
2019/06/27
23:45
Colombo PageNew Regulations on Food Security effective from January 1, 2020Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the new guidelines and regulations on food security will be implemented from January 1, 2020....Link
2019/06/27
23:45
Ada DeranaDeath penalty can affect country s tourism and investment prospects – Canadian HCThe High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka, issuing a statement on President Maithripala Sirisena s decision to carry on with the death penalty, states that Canada strongly and unequivocally opposes the use of the death penalty in all cases....Link
2019/06/27
23:15
Ada DeranaModi thanks Ranil for hospitality during his visitIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a letter addressing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has expressed gratitude for the hospitality accorded to him and the delegation during the recent visit to Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/27
23:00
Colombo PageCID informs court no evidence to support allegations against Kurunegala doctorThe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed court today that there was no evidence to prove the allegations made against Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen, the doctor attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital....Link
2019/06/27
23:00
Daily MirrorFire breaks out in a shop at Bastian MawathaA fire broke out in a shop at Bastian Mawatha in Colombo this evening following a leakage in a gas cylinder, fire brigade officials said....Link
2019/06/27
22:30
NewsFirstNew laws for cabinet to take over selected powers of Public Utilities CommissionIt was revealed in Parliament today (June 27) that the names of five new members to the Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL), have been proposed to the Constitutional Council. This was revealed while MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake expressed his concerns over the attempts made by certain ministers to obt...Link
2019/06/27
22:30
NewsFirstState banks to be privatized?Journalists today questioned Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera on rumours regarding state banks beingprivatized. Responding to this the Minister noted that this rumour is fake and nothing but a lie. He added that he released a statement in this regard yesterday and noted that he is unsure whet...Link
2019/06/27
22:30
NewsFirstOpposition raises objection over ministers being absent during debate on emergency regulationsThe extension of the emergency regulations by a month was passed without a vote in parliament today (June 27). The opposition raised concerns over the notable absence of certain responsible members of government during the debate. Chief Opposition Whip Mahinda Amaraweera noted that theusual traditio...Link
2019/06/27
22:30
NewsFirstCrisis between President and PM results in economic crisisSpeaking at the parliamentary debate today (June 27) Deputy Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Nalin Bandara Jayamaha noted that following the 04/21 incident, 2389 people have been arrested, of which 236 suspects are currently in remand custody, 189 individuals are under dete...Link
2019/06/27
22:30
NewsFirstReports say, Maldivian terrorist is hiding in Colombo EmbassyReports say that Abdulla Luthfee, the mastermind behind the 1988 terror plot that killed 19 Maldivians, had been at the Maldivian Embassy in Colombo for nearly two months until May. Issuing a statement, the Maldives Police confirmed that Luthfee surrendered himself to embassy officials on May 1st. H...Link
2019/06/27
22:30
NewsFirstFinance Minister says demands of the railway employees cannot be metRailway trade unions announced another one-day strike starting at midnight today (June 27). The unions stated that they will stage a one-day strike from 12 midnight on Thursday every week until their demands are met. Railway trade unions launched the strike action over the failure to implement the c...Link
2019/06/27
22:30
Daily MirrorNo evidence against Dr.Shafi : CID informs CourtThe investigations carried out so far had not proven that Dr. Mohammed Shafi had blocked the fallopian tubes of mothers, amassed wealth in illegal manner or had maintained links with a terrorist organisation, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court toda...Link
2019/06/27
22:16
Asian MirrorCID Clears Dr. Shafi: "No Evidence To Prove Dr. Shafi Performed Unconsented Sterilization": CID Informs MagistrateThe Criminal Investigations Department today informed the Kurunegala Magistrate that there was no evidence to prove that Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen engaged in unconsented sterilization. In a 210-page report, the CID informed the Magistrate that Dr. Shafi had not damaged Fallopian tubes of mothers who unde...Link
2019/06/27
22:15
Colombo PageParliament approves extension of Emergency Regulations by another monthThe motion to extend Emergency Regulations by another month from 22 June was approved in Parliament this evening....Link
2019/06/27
22:15
Ada DeranaNo links between NTJ and Dr. Shafi, CID tells courtDr. Mohamed Shafi has performed 4372 Caesarian surgeries at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Kurunegala Magistrate s Court today (27)....Link
2019/06/27
22:00
Colombo PagePrime Minister deploys new luxury buses to SLTBPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe along with the Minister of Transport Arjuna Ranatunga deployed new luxury buses to Sri Lanka Transport Board today at Shalika Ground in Narahenpita....Link
2019/06/27
22:00
Daily MirrorGota faces ten claims for damages in US from torture victims: ITJPThe International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) today said former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa faces ten new claims for damages in the US from victims of torture inflicted....Link
2019/06/27
22:00
Daily MirrorNo evidence against Dr.Shafi : CID informs CourtThe investigations carried out so far had not proven that Dr. Mohammed Shafi had blocked the fallopian tubes of mothers, amassed wealth in illegal manner or had maintained links with a terrorist organisation, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court toda...Link
2019/06/27
22:00
Daily MirrorResuming death penalty will send wrong signal and affect GSP+: EUWhile stating that resuming death penalty would send a wrong signal to the world, the European Union (EU) today said it would continue to monitor Sri Lanka’s effective implementation of the international conventions relating to the GSP+ commitment....Link
2019/06/27
21:45
Daily MirrorCID seizes large stocks of gelignite sticks, detonators, live ammunitionThe CID today recovered over 300 gelignite sticks, 1,000 detonators, 485 T56 live ammunition and several other explosive material at Ollikulam in Kattankudy following information given by one of the suspects arrested in Jeddah, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/06/27
21:16
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/27
21:00
Sri Lanka MirrorWhy MPs become fraudsters? - Ashoka Abeysinghe (video)"Journalists introduce us as fraudsters (Magodis) and some say all 225 should be killed in a blast. Such statements are being made as they do not posses proper knowledge about the country" , says State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashoka Abeysinghe.Abeysinghe pointed out that 98% of our ...Link
2019/06/27
20:30
NewsFirstSri Lanka Transport Board receives 9 luxury busesNine luxury buses were handed over to the Sri Lanka Transport Board today (June 27). A total sum of Rs 153.9 million was spent to acquire these luxury buses. These buses are to be added to the fleet of buses in seven bus depots island wide. The buses are equipped with passenger...Link
2019/06/27
20:30
NewsFirst2 dead, 2 injured when mound of earth collapses in KalawanaTwo people died and another two sustained injuries when a mound of earth collapsed in Pothupitiya, Kalawana today (June 27). The 15-foot high mound of earth collapsed on the victims who were engaged in excavation activities to construct the foundation for a school building. News 1st correspondent in...Link
2019/06/27
20:16
Hiru NewsGovernment MP’s absent during Emergency regulations debateThe Opposition MPs enquired the reason for the absence of government MPs in the chambers during the Emergency Regulation which was debated today.Leader......Link
2019/06/27
20:15
Daily MirrorCharges against Dr.Shafi not proven: CID informs CourtThe investigations carried out so far had not proven that Dr. Mohammed Shafi had blocked the fallopian tubes of mothers, amassed wealth in illegal manner or had maintained links with a terrorist organisation, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court toda...Link
2019/06/27
20:00
Daily MirrorExplosives recovered in KattankudyThe CID today recovered over 300 gelignite sticks, 1,000 detonators, 485 T56 live ammunition and several other explosive material at Ollikulam in Kattankudy following information given by one of the suspects arrested in Jeddah, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said....Link
2019/06/27
19:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka makes Railways an Essential Public ServiceA special gazette notification has been issued making the railways an "essential public service". The Extraordinary Gazette notification has been signed by the Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne on the order of the President....Link
2019/06/27
19:45
Sri Lanka MirrorGota is more suitable - RohithaRohitha Rajapaksa, the youngest son of former president - Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that his uncle Gotabhaya would be more suitable if a Rajapaksa family member would come forward as the next presidential candidate.During an interview with 'Hari TV', Rohitha was asked whether his oldest uncle - Cha...Link
2019/06/27
19:45
Sri Lanka MirrorPolitics tutor for RanjaState Minister of Highways and Road Development and popular actor Ranjan Ramanayake is to sit for GCE Advance Level examination next August.It is said that the Minister who sat for the GCE A/L examination for the first time in 1981, will sit for the GCE A/L examination next year after 38 years.The B...Link
2019/06/27
19:45
Sri Lanka MirrorEU opposes resumption of the death penaltyThe European Union issuing a statement has called the resumption of the death penalty a “cruel, inhuman and a degrading punishment.”In this context it cited Sri Lanka’s commitments made at the 73rd UN General Assembly sessions to maintain the moratorium on the death penalty which upto now had not be...Link
2019/06/27
19:45
Ada DeranaGelignite sticks, detonators and ammunition unearthed in KattankudyBased on information uncovered from suspected terrorist, Ahamed Milhan, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recovered a stock of explosive devices, detonators and ammunition....Link
2019/06/27
19:45
Daily MirrorEmergency regulations extended by another monthThe extension of the emergency regulations by another month was passed in Parliament....Link
2019/06/27
19:45
Daily MirrorPresident should declare stand on PSC drama: JVPWhile indicating awareness of a political game behind the appointment of the PSC, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that President Maithripala Sirisena should make a statement in parliament as to how the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attack had been a ...Link
2019/06/27
19:31
Asian MirrorSouth African President Ramphosa Welcomed By Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe At BIASouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who arrived in the Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, was welcomed by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the VVIP lounge.Two leaders engaged in a discussion on many important issues including Freedom of Navigation and peace keepin...Link
2019/06/27
19:15
Daily MirrorGovernors using funds allocated to PCs: DineshThe opposition today brought to the notice of the government about delays in holding the Provincial Council elections claiming that the chairman of the elections commission had said the PC polls could be held....Link
2019/06/27
19:15
Daily MirrorRuwan rejects claims of his involvementDefence State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said today that he was not the politician involved in the incident where some motorists in Colombo expressed their protest after being forced to stop for VIP movements by honking their vehicle horns....Link
2019/06/27
19:01
Hiru NewsA report of 210 pages on Doctor Saafi submitted to the courtThe CID submitted a 210-page report to the Court in connection with Dr Sihabdeen Shafi.The case was taken before Kurunegala Chief Magistrate, Sampath Hevawasam......Link
2019/06/27
19:00
Colombo PageSpecial program by the Excise Department to eliminate illicit liquor and drugsThe Excise Department initiates a special program to convert all areas except licensed excise zones into "illegal liquor and drug free" zones, the Department said in a release....Link
2019/06/27
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/27
18:31
Hiru NewsFuneral of veteran singer Indrani SenaratneThe funeral of veteran singer Indrani Senaratne is taking place at the General Cemetery in Borella at the moment. The remains were placed at a private......Link
2019/06/27
18:31
Hiru NewsA 210-page report from the CID connected to Dr. Shafi’s investigationThe Criminal Investigation Department has submitted a 210-page report in connection with Dr. Siyabdeen Shafi. It was decided to postpone the case until......Link
2019/06/27
18:30
NewsFirstTISL calls MPs to publicly disclose their declarations of assets and liabilitiesTransparency International Sri Lanka ( TISL) convening a media briefing once again called on the 225 members of parliament to publicly disclose their declarations of assets and liabilities in the interest of strengthening their accountability and as an example of their commitment to an open democrac...Link
2019/06/27
18:30
Sri Lanka MirrorNuwan Pradeep to miss tomorrow's matchCricketer Nuwan Pradeep will miss tomorrow's match, reports say.Sources from England say that he would be missing the game after suddenly falling ill. ...Link
2019/06/27
18:30
Ada DeranaIndian arrested with Ice worth over Rs 5 million at BIAAn Indian national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as Ice , worth over Rs 5 million....Link
2019/06/27
18:15
Colombo PageSouth African President meets PM during brief visit to Sri LankaSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa made a brief visit to Sri Lanka this morning en route to Osaka, Japan to attend the G20 Summit....Link
2019/06/27
18:15
News.LkFair weather will prevailExcept for the light showers in the Sabaragamuwa province and in Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts, mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the country.Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph are likely in Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Ham...Link
2019/06/27
18:00
Colombo TelegraphRacist Divaina’s Fake News Targeting Dr. Shafi Debunked – CID Says No Evidence ...Link
2019/06/27
18:00
News.LkBabar Azam stars as Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep World Cup hopes alivePakistan’s Babar Azam celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England, on June 26Birmingham, Wednesday: Pakistan kept alive their chances of reaching the World Cup semi-fina...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkBatting coach backs Sri Lanka to continue winning momentumDURHAM, Wednesday: Sri Lanka will be relying on the expertise of their batting coach Jon Lewis on the pitches and conditions at Durham when they play two crucial World Cup matches at this venue against South Africa on Friday and West Indies on Monday as they aim for a place in the semi-finals. Sri L...Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaAmended circular on attire of public officers issuedThe Ministry of Public Administration has issued an amended Circular with regard to the Dress Code of public sector employees....Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo PageEU to monitor Sri Lanka's implementation of international conventions as President moves to end moratorium on death penaltyThe European Union said it will continue to monitor Sri Lanka's effective implementation of the 27 international conventions relating to the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) commitment, as the island nation is preparing to resume executions after 43 years....Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee steady, bond yields flat after auctionSri Lanka's rupee closed steady at 176.50/70 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday while bond yields held the same rates after the bond auction, dealers said....Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo TelegraphResuming The Death Sentence In Order To Divert Public AttentionSri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena announced that he has signed four warrants for execution of persons who were convicted of crimes related to drugs. His announcement was given very wide publicity. In justifying his action, he said that in the Philippines, 27,000 people were shot on allegati...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstBrazil’s Bolsonaro Vows Punishment for G-20 Cocaine Trafficking* This article originally appeared on www.bloomberg.com President Jair Bolsonaro described the trafficking of cocaine by a sergeant on a Brazilian Air Force plane bound for the G-20 summit in Japan as “unacceptable” and denied it had any connection to his team. “I demanded immediate and severe punis...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstBEAR-LY ALIVE Man ‘dragged away by a bear is found ALIVE one month later looking like a mummy after being stored inside its den as food’* This article originally appeared onwww.thesun.co.uk A Man resembling a “mummy” has been found alive in a bear’s den a month after the beast attacked him and dragged him to its lair for a future meal, according to reports in Russia. Named only as Alexander, the victim is said to have been severely ...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkPresident briefs Muslim envoys on rapid normality in security situationPresident Maithripala Sirisena met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Muslim countries holding the membership of the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) to discuss about the current security situation in the country at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (June 26).He thanked the env...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkSouth African President makes brief visit to SLSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa made a brief visit to Sri Lanka this morning while on his way to Osaka, Japan to attend the G20 Summit. He was accompanied by a delegation of 20 members. They were welcomed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister Arjuna Ranatunga.The President was ...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkPresident attends Pirith chanting ceremony held at SLFP headquartersAn All Night Pirith Chanting Ceremony was held at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters yesterday to mark the opening of the main office of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the SLFP headquarters. President Maithripala Sirisena joined in listening to Pirith. President Sirisena...Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextReviving executions will send wrong signal to investors, EU tells Sri LankaThe European Union has joined other countries like Canada to oppose Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s revival of the death penalty, saying it will send wrong signals to investors and violate commitments to the United Nations....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsSA President visits SLSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived at the BIA this morning.The South African President visit to the country en route to Japan to attend the G-20 Summit.He was welcomed by Prime Minister......Link
2019/06/27
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Asian MirrorFormer DIG Anura Senanayake Served Indictment On Concealing Evidence In Wasim Thajudeen MurderThe Colombo High Court today served indictment on former DIG Anura Senanayake for concealing evidence on Wasim Thajudeen's murder. Senanayake, who was previousy remanded in connection with the investigation for several months, appeared in court today.Senanayake, a key figure in the defence apparatus...Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo PageSri Lanka BOI signs agreement with South Korean investor to produce packaging items for exportSri Lanka's investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment (BOI) recently signed supplementary agreement with J and D Venture (Pvt) Limited, a South Korean company to produce packaging items for export....Link
2019/06/27
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ReutersSri Lankan presidential hopeful Rajapaksa faces new lawsuits in U.S. courtSri Lankan torture victims have filed 10 new claims for damages in a U.S. court against wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, lawyers for the plaintiffs and a rights group said, possibly jeopardizing his plan to run for president. ...Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks close 0.06-pct lowerSri Lanka stocks closed 0.06 percent lower on Thursday....Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextExecutions won’t help draw tourists, investors, Canada warns Sri LankaSri Lanka’s plans to revive executions, which the island’s president maintains is needed to fight the illicit drugs trade, is incompatible with human dignity and will not help attract tourists and investors, Canada has said....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaRailways to launch token strike at midnightThe Railway Trade Unions stated that their token strike will be launched from midnight today (27) as planned....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorThajudeen murder: Anura Senanayake served indictmentThe Colombo High Court today served an indictment on former DIG Anura Senanayake for allegedly fabricating and concealing evidence in the case of rugby player Thajudeen’s murder....Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsAn individual taken into custody with 4100 kilograms of refuse teaThe Police Special Task Force took into custody an individual at Kadugannawa who was transporting refuse tea.The Police said that based on a tip-off received,......Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstD Basnayake assumes duties as Controller General of Department of Immigration and EmigrationR.N.P.S.D Basnayake assumed duties as the 23rd Controller General of the Department of Immigration and Emigration. R.N.P.S.D Basnayake commenced his duties, Following religious observances held at the head office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration this morning, Minister of Internal and ...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstPrime Minister will face the Parliamentary Select Committee confidently-MP Harshana RajakarunaUNP Parliamentarian, Harshana Rajakaruna noted that when the Parliamentary Select Committee into 4/21 was formed, MPs of the opposition refused to participate. He added that today the committee is facing accusations despite the initial invitation to the opposition to join the committee. He went on t...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstOnly 13 months left to show government’s ‘promised land’JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa noted that the Ranil Wickremesinghe led UNP government came into power with the promise of a prosperous country in 60 months, but it remains to be a false promise as Sri Lanka is burdened with the largest debt in the history; Rs 12 000bn. He added that...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstIndictments served against former DIG Anura SenanayakeThe Colombo High Court today (June 27) served indictments against former DIG Anura Senanayake, for allegedly concealing information regarding the murder of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. Colombo High Court Judge Wikum Kaluarachchi ordered the former DIG to be released on bail. Accordingly, bail was g...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstKilinochchi fatal accident : Investigations into level crossing signal circuitRailway Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) Center of the Railway Department has launched an investigation into the signal circuit which was in close proximity to tragic Kilinochchi accident. The investigations commenced due to allegations that the signals did not function properly at the time of the ...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirst18 kilos of Kerala ganja found in abandoned dinghySri Lanka Navy discovered a dinghy boat with 18kg of Kerala ganja in Talaimannar. Navy stated that suspects had left the dinghy boat and fled due to search operations. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Navy seized 20kg of beedi leaves in Mannar. The stock of beedi leaves concealed in packages was handed over...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstDebate on extension of emergency todayParliament sessions will commence at 10.30 am today under the auspices of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.The debate on extending emergency regulations by another month is to be taken up today (June 27) and a vote will be called at 6.30 pm. Meanwhile, the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Hu...Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo PageCanada deeply concerned over Sri Lanka's resumption of executionsThe High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka today said Canada today is deeply concerned by reports that Sri Lanka is considering a reversal of its long-standing moratorium on the death penalty....Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkNavy apprehends 04 Indians for poaching Sri Lankan watersSri Lanka Navy apprehended 04 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters on 26th June 2019. The arrest was made by a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, during a patrol conducted in the sea area off the Kachchathivu Island. The a...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkNew luxury buses for SLTBPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe deployed new luxury buses to SLTB today at Shalika Ground in Narahenpitiya. Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board Upali Marasinghe were also present at the ev...Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaWill not support Gotabaya if he runs for President - WelgamaUnited People Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Kumara Welgama says that he wouldn t support former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa if he runs for Presidency....Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru News14 who engaged in treasure hunting arrestedFourteen persons including a woman who engaged in treasure hunting at Pudukudirippu in Mullaitvu were taken into custody.It is said that the Police carried......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsThe reason for poverty is drugs – President saysPresident Maithripala Sirisena said that the main reason for poverty in this country is drugs.The President made this comment today when he joined the......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsA suspect arrested at the Katunayake Airport with a stock of the drug ‘Ice’An Indian national who attempted to bring in a stock of the drug ice to the country was taken into custody at the Katunayake Airport this......Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo TelegraphTerrorists & Murderers Rejoice! By Niresh Eliatamby -Terrorists and Murderers rejoice! Maithripala Sirisena may have saved the day for you!The next time that Sri Lanka asks the European Union, UK, Canada or Australia to arrest and extradite a suspect wanted for terrorism, murder, drug trafficking, etc., we are quite li...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkNavy finds 18.9kg of Kerala cannabisNaval personnel found 18.9kg of Kerala cannabis abandoned at Katahas Paththiri area in Thalaimannar on 26th June 2019.A group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command, during a routine patrol conducted in Katahas Paththiri area spotted an abandoned dinghy and found this stock o...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkSri Lankan Airlines' Jumps on the Army's Environmental BandwagonSri Lankan Airlines' was the latest to jump on the environmental bandwagon, initiated by the Sri Lanka Army by offering a stock of 5,000 saplings of rare species to be planted in the Wilpattu National Reserve under the ongoing 'Thuruliya Wenuwen Api' reforestation project, conceptualized by the Comm...Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorDeath penalty can lead to irreversible miscarriages of justice: CanadaExpressing concern about reports that Sri Lanka would reverse the moratorium on the death penalty, Canada said the punishments in the nature of the death penalty can lead to irreversible miscarriages of justice....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsPresident briefs envoys from OIC countries on rapid normality in security situationPresident Maithripala Sirisena met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners representing the Organization of Islam Countries to discuss the current security situation in......Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorBC files indictment against AluthgamageThe Bribery Commission today filed indictments against former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando in the Colombo High Court for allegedly causing Rs. 50 million loss to the Government by purchasing carom boards and checkerboards in the run-up to the last Pres...Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorSouth African President makes brief visit to SLSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa made a brief visit to Sri Lanka this morning while on his way to Osaka, Japan to attend the G20 Summit....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsNew luxury buses for SLTBPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe deployed new luxury buses to SLTB today at Shalika Ground in Narahenpitiya.Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation......Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstFour Indian fishermen arrested in DelftFour fishermen with their fishing vessel were arrested along the Delft sea, Jaffna. Sri Lanka Navy stated that the fishermen were arrested as they violated the maritime border. The fishermen were handed over to the District Fisheries Office, Jaffna for further investigations....Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstPermanent solutions are necessary for landslides-Uru Warige Wannila AththoLeader of the indigenous community, Uru Warige Wannila Aththo attended an event in Dambulla yesterday(June 26). A tree planting campaign was held at the Ibbankatuwa area in Dambulla under the patronage of Uru Warige Wannila Aththo. Uru Warige Wannila Aththo wisely noted that temporary remedies for l...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorSLTB to get luxury Chinese buses todayThe handing over of Chinese luxury buses to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) will be held at the Shalika ground in Narahenpita today (27) under the auspices of PM Ranil Wickremesinghe.The buses, equipped with high technology was imported at a cost of Rs. 153 million.Issuing a public statement, m...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorAnura senanayaka indicted for concealing evidence against thajudeen murderIndictments were served on former Senior Police DIG Anura Senanayake over the killing of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen today (Jun 27).The papers were handed over to the accused before the Colombo High Court this morning. Accordingly, the case has been fixed for hearing on October 23.Mr. Senanayake has b...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorOsman Gunasekara and wife arrested at BIAA married couple who had been issued arrest warrants from the court has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).They have been arrested by the Immigration and Emigration Bureau and have been handed over to the Gampaha Police station, stated Police Media Spokesperson’s Office.Ac...Link
2019/06/27
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Asian MirrorUnited States And Japan Revise Travel Advisories On Sri Lanka As Country Has Returned To Normalcy After Easter Sunday AttacksThe United States and Japan have relaxed their travel advisories on Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) announced. Travel advisors were imposed by a number of countries on Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday explosions which claimed the lives of over 250 people including...Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsRailway strike with effect from midnight todayRailway trade union announced that they will commence a 24-hour token strike from midnight today. They would launch a strike every Friday for 24 hours until their demands are met.As an initial step,......Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextSri Lanka bank bad loans rise 64-pct in 1Q 2019: FitchBad loans at Sri Lanka's banks had risen 64 percent in the first quarter of 2019, the worst since 2013 when gold-backed loans went bad, leaving lenders with thinner capital buffers, Fitch Ratings said....Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks fall 0.06-pctSri Lanka stocks closed 0.06 percent lower on Thursday....Link
2019/06/27
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Lanka Business OnlineSri Lankan banks face rising NPLs, capital pressure: Fitch RatingsSri Lankan banks face further increases in non-performing loans (NPLs) this year as the macro-economic environment remains......Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextSri Lanka 05-year Treasury Bonds yield 9.83-pct at auctionSri Lanka sold a five year bond maturing on 15 June 2014 at a weighted average yield of 9.83 percent at an auction Thursday, according to the public debt department of the central bank....Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkTransitional Justice is integral to reconciliation among communities-PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps will be taken to provide further compensation through the Office of Reparations to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in the future as well. He said the government is even prepared to cover the total cost if the injured require treatment abroad. T...Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaHead advisory issued for four districtsThe Department of Meteorology has issued a heat advisory for parts of several districts in the island for tomorrow (28)....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaSouth African President visits Sri LankaSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (27) on a brief visit to the country, stated Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/06/27
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Lanka Business OnlineAccountants can assist in implementing effective tax system: new Inland Revenue Commissioner-GeneralThe new Commissioner General of Inland Revenue, Nadun Guruge recently highlighted the important role Chartered Accountants can......Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsFour Indian fishers apprehended for poachingSri Lanka Navy apprehended 04 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan yesterday.The arrest was made by a Fast Attack Craft attached to the......Link
2019/06/27
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Daily News18.9kg Kerala cannabis seizedNaval personnel found 18.9kg of Kerala cannabis abandoned at Kahatas Paththiri area in Thalaimannar.A group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command, during a routine patrol......Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits Sri LankaSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning(June 27). The South African head of state paid a visit to the island en route to the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe welcomed the South African President and his del...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstBus veers off into 15m deep precipiceTwo people died and two others were injured when a mound of earth collapsed in Pothupitiya, Rakwana. Police said the earth slip had buried a group of people who were excavating the land to make a school building. The injured are receiving treatment at the Pothupitiya Hospital. Meanwhile, 28 people w...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorWe know South Africa's game - HathurusingheSri Lanka will enter tomorrow's (28) match with South Africa after knowing their game, Sri Lankan cricket coach Chandika Hathurusinghe says.Speaking during a practice session at River Side stadium, he said, "we should initiate a good start whether we ball or bat first. aAt no point should we give up...Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka Railways declared an Essential ServiceThe Sri Lanka Railways has been declared an Essential Public Service, stated the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation....Link
2019/06/27
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News HubRichard Branson writes to PM on death penalty; Condemns President’ decision on TwitterFounder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson has called on the Sri Lankan government to uphold its four decade......Link
2019/06/27
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News HubCrackdown after Sri Lanka bombings may help in fight against blast fishingBy Malaka RodrigoA crackdown on unregulated explosives in the aftermath of deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka may......Link
2019/06/27
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News HubBBC Sinhala ‘Sex’ News ServiceThe British Broadcasting Corporation’s Sinhala Service in a bid to magnetize a much more vast audience, since of late has hopped on......Link
2019/06/27
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News HubProtests erupt in Indian cities after Muslim man is lynched; Modi says he is ‘pained’Protests were held in several Indian cities on Wednesdayfollowing the lynching of a Muslim man last week by a Hindu mob that......Link
2019/06/27
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Lanka Business OnlineCEAT Kelani’s Truck Bus Radials enter marketHeavy duty, high-performance radial tyres custom-engineered for trucks, buses and prime movers plying Sri Lanka’s roads and manufactured for......Link
2019/06/27
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Lanka Business OnlineComBank announces ‘Nil Margin’ LCs for vehicle permit holdersThe Commercial Bank of Ceylon has launched a scheme for government officers with vehicle permits, offering reduced interest rates on vehicle loans......Link
2019/06/27
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Lanka Business OnlineNew BOI agreement to produce packaging items for export signedThe Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed recently supplementary agreement with J and D Venture (Pvt) Limited. The agreement was signed on behalf......Link
2019/06/27
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Lanka Business OnlineOpinion: Where is regulatory energy focused?By Dinesh Perera The Central Bank has been taking out all its regulatory energy[i] on the Non-Bank Financial Institutions. The current 25 percent cap......Link
2019/06/27
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Asian MirrorSri Lanka For Balanced And Comprehensive Disarmament, Sri Lanka’s Envoy In Geneva SaysThe international and regional strategic landscapes becoming increasingly constrained, only accentuates the need for the Conference on Disarmament (CD) to get down to its substantive task of negotiating appropriate disarmament frameworks, said Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez speaking at the CD Plenary Sessi...Link
2019/06/27
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Asian MirrorUK Government Expresses Deep Concerns About President's Decision To End Moratorium On Death PenaltyThe UK government expressed deep concerns about President Maithripala Sirisena's move to end the moratorium on the death penalty. "We are deeply concerned at reports that Sri Lanka intends to abandon its long-standing moratorium on use of the death penalty. The UK opposes the use of the death penalt...Link
2019/06/27
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Asian MirrorOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa Says He Will Not Allow Government To Postpone Presidential ElectionFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would not allow the government to postpone the Presidential election. Addressing a meeting with artistes, Rajapaksa said his camp would field a patriotic candidate who could win the Presidential election. "We will also formulate national policies covering k...Link
2019/06/27
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Asian MirrorGazette Notification Issued Declaring Railways As An Essential Service: Measures Underway To Recruit Retired EmployeesA Gazette extraordinaire has been issued declaring railways as an essential service. The Gazette comes in the wake of a trade union action carried out by railway unions demanding the government to resolve their salary anomalies. Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said measures were underway to recr...Link
2019/06/27
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Daily News‘SLPP will not allow Presidential Election to be postponed’Opposition Leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said whatever other election is postponed, they would never allow the Presidential Election due at the end of this......Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsUNP against death penalty - HarshanaThe United National Party (UNP) is against the enforcement of the death penalty as no former president has executed, MP Harshana Rajakurana said.Addressing the media at......Link
2019/06/27
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Daily News19TH AMENDMENT, A CURSE - PRESIDENTPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday declared that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution (19A) was “a curse on the country” and should be abolished.The President, addressing a meeting with the......Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsLight showers expected in several districtsLight showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts,said the Department of Meteorology.Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph......Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsParliament meets for emergency debateThe Parliament is scheduled to be convened at 10:30am ,will be presided by Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya.Today’s parliamentary session will debate on extending......Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsG20 summit taking place tomorrowThis year’s G20 Summit will take place in Osaka, tomorrow and Saturday (29). It is planned to discuss a number of issues....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsNational Accident Prevention Week from MondayThe National Accidents Prevention Week is from July 1 to 5 has been declared by the Ministry of Health.The aim of the initiative being conducted is to raise awareness of......Link
2019/06/27
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Daily NewsTwo killed in Rakwana as mound of earth collapsesTwo workers engaged in a construction work have been killed after amount of earth collapsed on them. The incident occurred in the Pothupitiya Maha Vidyalaya in Rakwana around 9:15am this morning.Two......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsAn individual with foreign currency worth more than 10 million rupees taken into custodyCustoms took into custody at the Departure Terminal of the Katunayake Airport a Sri Lankan with foreign currency worth Rs. 14, 916, 812 million. Acting......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsThree persons including two Police Officers arrested due to an accidentThree persons including two Police Officers have been taken into custody in connection with an accident that took place at Wattala Oliyamulla on......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsParliament to meet today to debate EmergencyParliament is scheduled to meet today to debate extending Emergency Regulations for another month. The President issued the Gazette notification on 22......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsA fire in a forest reserve in Moneragala – 60 acres destroyedIn a fire that broke out at a government forest reserve in Moneragala Hulandawa South, a land area of about 60 acres have been destroyed. Police......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsAn individual killed falling from a heightAn individual who was engaged in some electrical work on the upper floor of a house at Kudamaduwa Mattegoda has died after suddenly falling down. Police......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsThree Sri Lankans who returned illegally from India, arrestedThe Navy took into custody three Sri Lankans who came by sea illegally to this country. The Navy Media Unit said that these individuals who had come in......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru News28 hospitalized when a bus toppled overIn an accident that took place this morning (27) at the 8 Mile Post at Jayawindagama involving a bus which was plying from Pelampitiya to Yatiyantota,......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsTheft of a Ganadevi Statue caught on CCTV camerasSome persons have robbed a Ganadevi Statue from a Dewala located at the 7 Mile Post Uduwara, Hali-Ela. It is reported that this theft took place last......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsTwo individuals die trapped under rubbleTwo persons have died during construction work being carried out at the Rakwana Pothupitiya Maha Vidyalaya. Rakwana Police said that another two......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsAnura Senanayaka indicted for concealing evidence against Thajudeen murderFormer senior DIG Anura Senanayake was indicted before the Colombo High Court judge Vikum Kaluarachchi for concealing the evidence in the Wasim Thajudeen......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru News10 more cases against Gotabaya filed in the USForeign media report that another 10 lawsuits have been filed against former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in the United States.8 of the plaintiffs......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsA couple connected to the killing of ‘Pas Chami’ arrested at the AirportA couple connected to a murder was taken into custody at the Katunayake Airport. The Police Media Spokesmans office said that this couple was arrested......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsSLFP central working committee approves the proposal to field President Maithripala Sirisena in the next Presidential electionA proposal to field President Maithripala Sirisena as the party candidate in the forthcoming presidential election has received the approval of its central......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsPresident instructs that state finances be spent on problems of peoplePresident Maithripala Sirisena said that it is the responsibility of Peoples Representatives to spend money provided by the government giving priority......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsRailway unions confirm the strike despite declaring it an essential serviceRailway trade unions confirmed that they would launch their proposed token strike effective midnight today despite the Gazette being issued declaring the......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsDebate on extending Emergency Regulations commencesThe debate on extending Emergency Regulations is being held at present in Parliament. With the Chief Opposition Whip Mahinda Amaraweera questioning whether......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsSouth African President to the islandPresident of South Africa Cyril Ramphosa arrived in the island for a short visit. He stopped over on his way to Osaka Japan to attend the G-20 summit,......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsCase filed at the Special High Court against Member of Parliament MahindanandaCharges were filed against Member of Parliament Mahindananda Aluthgamage at the Special Trial-at-Bar by the Bribery or Corruption Investigations Commission,......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsSpecial announcement from the Meteorology DepartmentThe Meteorology Department announced that tomorrow high temperatures which warrant attention can be experienced in the districts of Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa,......Link
2019/06/27
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Hiru NewsRailway Service declared an essential serviceThe Extraordinary Gazette Notification declaring the Railways an essential Service has been issued as of n...Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo Telegraph“Kill Them Wherever You Find Them” – A Misunderstood Quranic VerseBy Mass L. Usuf -Like a person suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (a common disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts), there are many who often derogatively question about the verse on ‘killing’ in the Quran. The relevant reference is in Chapter 9 Verse 5...Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo TelegraphHow We Came To This Pass – IIBy Sachithanandam Sathananthan -Missing the Singapore MomentsThe shattering impact of April 21, 2019 and May anti-Muslim Pogroms we discussed in Part 1[1]has triggered the Sinhalese intelligentsia’s recurrent breast beating: why hasn’t Sri Lanka emulated (if not superseded) Singapore’s s...Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo TelegraphEx-US Embassy Colombo Staffer Blows The Whistle On American Hypocrisy!In a startling turn of events, a former U.S. Embassy Colombo staffer took U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz to task today, after she published a tweet last morning on the importance of women’s empowerment in workplaces. The ex-staffer - former Information Specialist of U.S. Emba...Link
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Colombo TelegraphGota Faces More Damage Claims In The U.S. ...Link
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NewsFirstEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAYYour Thursday Morning Brief 1. President Maithripala Sirisena declares that he is against SOFA and other agreements that would expose Sri Lanka to US forces. 2. Former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, TamaraKunanayakam noted that the signing of ACSA and SOFA agreements wo...Link
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NewsFirstRailway one-day strike launches at midnight todayRailway Trade Unions declared that they will launch a one-day strike action from midnight today(June 27). This is according to a decision reached by the trade unions to launch a one-day strike every Thursday if their demands were not met. Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga signed the Gazette declar...Link
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NewsFirstSuspected arrested with Heroin in WellampitiyaA suspect was arrested with 100.37g of Heroin in Buthgamuwa, Wellampitiya. The suspect who was arrested by the Police STF has been handed over thePolice Narcotic Bureau, along with the contraband, for further investigations....Link
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NewsFirstArgentina seizes thousands of guns in nationwide smuggling ring bustReuters-Argentine security forces on Wednesday (June 26) seized an arsenal of about 1,000 smuggled guns during an operation that also saw the arrest of 17 people and more than 52 raids in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Cordoba, Rio Negro and Santiago del Estero, according to Argentina’s security ministry. ...Link
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NewsFirstApple buys self-driving car startup Drive.aiReuters –Apple on Tuesday (June 26) confirmed that it has acquired self-driving shuttle firm Drive.ai. Technology news website The Information reported earlier this month that the iPhone maker was considering acquiring the firm as a move to bring aboard some of its engineering talent to boost Apple’...Link
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NewsFirstDepartment of Prisons has 458 inmates on death rowSri Lanka currently has 458 inmates on death row according to the Department of Prisons. The Department noted that a total of 1178 inmates have received death sentences adding that 720 of them have appealed against their sentences. 30 of them have been convicted of drug-related offenses. Out of the ...Link
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NewsFirst“Furry medicine”-recovered addict’s rescue dogs bring healing to young inmatesReuters –Zach Skow is on a mission. Fueled by a passion for animals and a history of overcoming immense obstacles, the dog rescue centre owner wants to save unwanted pets from euthanasia and send them to live with prisoners. His ‘Pawsitive Change’ program operates in five California prisons, includi...Link
2019/06/27
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NewsFirstGayle delays retirement to play home series against IndiaReuters –West Indies opener Chris Gayle wants to play the home series against India in August-September reversing his earlier decision to quit international cricket after the ongoing World Cup, the batsman said on Wednesday (June 26). The 39-year-old had earlier this year announced his plans to reti...Link
2019/06/27
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Ground ViewsOpinions, B*tch: Technology Based Violence Against Women in Sri LankaAlthough there is growing awareness of the impact on technology-based violence globally, there is little research on the different ways it can manifest. This report looks at how women are discussed on......Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo PageUK expresses concern over Sri Lanka President reinstating death penaltyThe United Kingdom has raised concerns at the highest levels of the Sri Lankan Government over the President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to execute four death row prisoners abandoning a 43-year long moratorium on death penalty....Link
2019/06/27
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Colombo PageSri Lanka Navy arrests three illegal migrantsThe Sri Lanka Navy yesterday has arrested three Sri Lankans attempting to migrate from India to Sri Lanka by illegal means....Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka Mirror19A should be abolished - MaithriThe 19th amendment to the constitution should be abolished before or after the upcoming presidential election, president Maithripala Sirisena said.He said thus during a meeting this morning (26) with heads of media institutions.Noting that the 19A was merely a want of NGOs, the president said that t...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorThajudeen case : Indictments to be served on ex-DIGIndictments will be served on former police DIG Anura Senanayake today (Jun 27) in the case involving the killing of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.The former senior police official has been issued notice to appear before the Colombo High Court in order to receive the indictment papers.Attorney General (...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorSLTB to get luxury Chinese buses todayThe handing over of Chinese luxury buses to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) will be held at the Shalika ground in Narahenpita today (27) under the auspices of PM Ranil Wickremesinghe.The buses, equipped with high technology was imported at a cost of Rs. 153 million.Issuing a public statement, m...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorMalinda loses job after clash with AkilaEducation minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that former Commissioner General of the Education Publications Department I.M.K.B. Ilangasinghe had stated before the PCoI that there was no additional cost was involved in printing his message or photo as education minister on textbooks.“Mr. Illangasi...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorAlleged victims of torture file case against Gota in US courtSri Lanka's presidential hopeful, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, faces ten new claims for damages in the US District Court for the Central District of California from victims of torture inflicted while he was secretary of defense.In court documents filed on June 26, the new plaintiffs, who remain anonymous in ...Link
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Sri Lanka MirrorGota is more suitable - RohithaRohitha Rajapaksa, the youngest son of former president - Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that his uncle Gotabhaya would be more suitable if a Rajapaksa family member would come forward as the next presidential candidate.During an interview with 'Hari TV', Rohitha was asked whether his oldest uncle - Cha...Link
2019/06/27
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Sri Lanka MirrorDepartment of Prisons has 458 inmates on death rowSri Lanka currently has 458 inmates on death row according to the Department of Prisons.The Department noted that a total of 1178 inmates have received death sentences adding that 720 of them have appealed against their sentences.30 of them have been convicted of drug-related offenses. Out of the 30...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkDocuments to execute four drug offenders signed by PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena said that he has signed the documents for execution of four big time drug operators currently convicted and awaiting death sentence. He said that the convicts and their next of kin yet to be informed. The convicts could appeal for clemency.Addressing heads of media tod...Link
2019/06/27
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News.Lk“Budu Puth Suraksha” health insurance launchPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over “Budu Puth Suraksha” health insurance certificates to around 2,000 members of the Maha Sangha including Maha Nayake and Anu Nayake Theras of the three Nikayas at a ceremony held at Temple Trees yesterday evening. The ceremony was organized by the Minis...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkRs. 100 Mn Trust Fund for Easter attack orphansA proposal to set up a Trust Fund to look after the well-being of 33 children orphaned due to the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks has gained Cabinet approval. The Treasury has already allocated Rs.100 million towards this trust fund for which it is hoped to obtain another Rs. 300 million as outside ...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkWB approves USD 310 mn loan for climate resilienceClimate Resilience Multi-Phase Programmatic Approach project is the first of a three-phase investment program totaling $774 million and to be implemented over eight years This comprehensive climate resilience program will reduce losses to people’s livelihoods and public assets while reducing shocks ...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkPeople’s Bank will not be privatized -MinisterThe recent news report in the media quoting an opposition Parliamentarian to the effect that the People’s Bank is to be privatized is completely false and misleading, finance minister Mangala Samaraweera said in a statement.The statement; Certain political parties and the trade union affiliated to t...Link
2019/06/27
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News.LkNew multi-faceted drug prevention MechanismUp keeping the intense of President Maithreepala sirisena to eradicate dangerous drugs men’s from Sri Lanka the government has taken steps to establish multi-faceted drug prevention Mechanism, the secretary to the president Udaya R. senevirathna disclosed this morning....Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextSri Lanka central bank makes Rs14bn hedging loss in 2018Sri Lanka's central bank has made a 14.8 billion rupee loss on outstanding swaps which gave hedged the foreign exchange risks of banks in a quasi-fiscal activity, published accounts show....Link
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EconomyNextSri Lanka wildlife among eight charged over baby elephant traffickingA senior Sri Lankan conservation official was among eight people charged Tuesday in a landmark case over the capture and sale to the wealthy of dozens of baby elephants as status symbols....Link
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EconomyNextOil prices rally on bullish US inventory report, global stocks mixedOil prices rallied Wednesday following a bullish US petroleum inventory report, while global stocks treaded water ahead of key US-China trade talks....Link
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EconomyNextSri Lanka President hopes to patch up differences with SLPPPresident Maithripala Sirisena said his Sri Lanka Freedom Party is likely to patch up differences closer to a Presidential poll later this year....Link
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EconomyNextCEB losses, poor policy raise risks for private energy investors in Sri LankaInadequate regulations prioritising renewable electricity generation and heavy losses in the state power utility raise the risks for private investments in Sri Lanka’s energy sector, a new Asian Development Bank report said....Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee opens weaker, bond yields steadySri Lanka's rupee opened weaker at 176.60/70 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday, bond yields were steady ahead of a bond sale and stocks opened 0.04 percent down, dealers said....Link
2019/06/27
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EconomyNextSouth Korean investor expands packaging manufacture in Sri LankaA South Korean investor making labels and hand tags in Sri Lanka is expanding its packaging manufacturing operations, the Board of Investment (BOI) said....Link
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EconomyNextAuto agents to draw up future mobility plan for Sri LankaCeylon Motor Traders Association, representing agents of global automakers, said they were planning to draw up a policy document on a future mobility plan for Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/27
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FTCountry’s reconciliation with English and MoragahakandaWhen the country received independence from British, it was blessed with an efficient administration, a high standard in education, and also sound foreign exchange reserves; the country was admired by other countries. The three major and several minor communities enjoyed perfect harmony among each o...Link
2019/06/27
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FTNeed for an education revolution: Future of our kids and the nation is at risk – Part IIA journalist of New York Times requested Hideki Shirakawa, a Nobel laureate, to describe Japanese culture. He said, “Fundamentally, Japanese culture is based on rice farming. Rice cultivation requires a lot of water, and water must be shared evenly by everyone. Planting rice also required teams of p...Link
2019/06/27
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FTNew Land Policy: Ideal alternate development strategy, but accompanying policies neededIt is reported that the Government has prepared a law to grant freehold possession of farm land held under lease from the Government. This may be a revision of the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) of 1935.. This article proposes to discuss the pros and cons of such a Land Policy and make suitable re...Link
2019/06/27
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FTSoaring heights of NPLs in bankingCapital inadequacy, political interference, abuse of power, wasteful and unproductive expenditure, corrupt deals, circumventions of regulatory directions, unscrupulous lending operations, imposed IMF and WB conditions for reforms, and window-dressed balance sheetsare some of the often-heard mediaspe...Link
2019/06/27
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FTHungary to fund Euro 52 m to build flyovers at Kohuwala and GetambeCabinet approval has been granted to enter into an agreement with the Government of Hungary to obtain financial assistance for the construction of two flyover bridges at Kohuwala and Getambe. The proposal to obtain financial assistance from the Government of Hungary was submitted by the Finance Mini...Link
2019/06/27
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FTTreasury allocates Rs. 100 m for trust fund for children affected by Easter Sunday bombsThe Government yesterday decided to set up a trust fund for 33 children left disabled or orphaned due to the Easter Sunday bombings, the Prime Minister’s office announced in a statement.  A sum of Rs. 100 million has already been allocated by the Treasury for this purpose. It is expected to raise a ...Link
2019/06/27
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FTUK deeply concerned over resumption of death penaltyThe British High Commission yesterday said it was deeply concerned at the possible abandonment of the moratorium on the death penalty in Sri Lanka.. “We are deeply concerned at reports that Sri Lanka intends to abandon its long-standing moratorium on use of the death penalty. The UK opposes the use ...Link
2019/06/27
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FTSEC files charges on market manipulationThe Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) has filed action in the Magistrate’s Court Colombo Fort against two investors on charges of having committed the offence of market/price manipulation with regard to the shares of E-Channelling PLC. The action was filed on the basis of evidenc...Link
2019/06/27
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FT19A should be further strengthened, President’s powers reduced: Dr. WickramaratneDr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, who was a member of a Cabinet committee that drafted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, said yesterday that there should be no going back on the process set in motion to reduce the powers of the Executive Presidency. “I agree there is a problem today with an impas...Link
2019/06/27
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FTEnvoys of OIC states meet President, PM; express concerns over communal tensionsThe envoys of member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to take all measures to contain any possible trace of events that could lead to communal disharmony and contribute to escalation of communa...Link
2019/06/27
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FTNo ‘imminent’ threat of another terrorist attack but problem not completely over: Army CommanderArmy Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday told a Parliamentary committee that there is no “imminent” threat of another terrorist attack but it is also not practical to say this problem is completely over. “We cannot give a percentage and say that the problem has been solved by this percent...Link
2019/06/27
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FTSLASSCOM launches Sri Lanka’s first AI policy frameworkA draft policy framework to promote artificial intelligence (AI) in Sri Lanka was unveiled yesterday by the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM). AI, a market which is expected to exceed more than $ 191 billion by 2024, will be introduced as a new pillar on top of the ...Link
2019/06/27
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FTAbolishing 19A should be priority: PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday expressed stern views regarding the 19th Amendment, describing it as a “curse” on the country and insisting abolishing it should be done before the Presidential elections or that must be the first task undertaken by the new President. President Sirisena, addr...Link
2019/06/27
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FTDocuments to execute four drug smugglers signedPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he has signed the documents for execution of four major drug smugglers but next of kin is yet to be informed and they could appeal for clemency. Addressing heads of media at the President’s House in Colombo, he emphasised the danger of illicit drugs...Link
2019/06/27
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FTAbolishing 19A should be priority: PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday expressed stern views regarding the 19th Amendment, describing it as a “curse” on the country and insisting abolishing it should be done before the Presidential elections or that must be the first task undertaken by the new President. President Sirisena, addr...Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaSri Lankan Navy arrests four Indian fishermenSri Lankan Navy arrested four Indian fishermen when they were fishing on the high seas in the Palk Bay on Wednesday on a charge of trespassing into the territorial waters of the island nation....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaUK warns Sri Lanka against implementing death penaltyThe United Kingdom has urged Sri Lanka not to reinstate the death penalty while warning that doing so would make it “more difficult” for the UK to cooperate with the island nation on law enforcement issues, including on counter terrorism....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka for balanced and comprehensive disarmament, Sri Lanka s envoy in Geneva saysThe international and regional strategic landscapes becoming increasingly constrained, only accentuates the need for the Conference on Disarmament (CD) to get down to its substantive task of negotiating appropriate disarmament frameworks, said Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez speaking at the CD Plenary Sessi...Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaResidents of Madangir have no clue about missing Sri Lankans - reportPeople residing in south Delhi s Madangir area are clueless about the whereabouts of the 243 Sri Lankan refugees who went missing after embarking on a perilous sea journey in January this year....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaSLFP to name presidential candidate from partyThe Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has taken a decision to nominate a Presidential Candidate from within the SLFP....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaThajudeen murder- Fmr. Senior DIG served indictmentsThe Colombo High Court has served indictments on the former DIG Anura Senanayake for concealing evidence on the murder of Sri Lankan rugby player Waseem Thajudeen, stated Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka turning back the clock on human rights - Richard BransonUrging Sri Lanka not to reinstate the death penalty, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson says that Sri Lanka is turning back the clock on human rights by resuming executions....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaTwo workers dead, 2 injured after boundary wall collapsesTwo workers have been killed while another 2 have been hospitalised with injuries after a boundary wall under construction collapsed at Pothupitiya Maha Vidyalaya in Rakwana....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaTen cases filed against Gotabaya at US District CourtFormer Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa faces ten new claims for damages in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California from alleged victims of torture inflicted while he was secretary of defense, reports foreign media....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaOsman Gunasekara and wife arrested at BIAA married couple who had been issued arrest warrants from the court has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)....Link
2019/06/27
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Ada DeranaBribery Commission files case against Mahindananda at Special HCThe Bribery Commission has filed a case in the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar against former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando for causing loses amounting to Rs 53 million to the government....Link
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Daily MirrorNo immediate threat: lone wolf attack a possibility- Army ChiefArmy Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday said it is not possible to eradicate threats from global terrorists totally and stressed that there could be lone wolf attacks in Sri Lanka in the future though there is no immediate threat. He said this while testifying before the parliamentary se...Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorPS wanted copper released to Colossus Ltd.Secretary to the Industry and Commerce Ministry, K.D.N. Ranjith Asoka said he received a letter from the Presidential Secretariat (PS) to release 500 tonnes of copper to Colossus Limited in Wellampitiya. He said it was not influenced but a mere request....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorWill make it difficult to cooperate on law enforcement issues: UKThe United Kingdom (UK) yesterday said the implementation of the death penalty in Sri Lanka would inevitably makes it more difficult for the UK to cooperate on law enforcement issues, including counter-terrorism....Link
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Daily MirrorSupplied copper based on melt capacityIndustrial Development Board Director-General, P.L.U. Ratnamalala who testified before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) looking into the Easter Sunday attacks said copper was supplied to factories after looking into their capacity of melting copper and at a price decided by an expert committ...Link
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Daily MirrorDeath row inmates shudder at news of death penaltyIt is reported that there was much consternation among the prisoners who were in the chapel ward no: 3 of the Welikada Prison last morning (26) on being told that capital punishment was to be implemented again after 43 years....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorPSC on Easter attacks: A drama rehearsed at Temple Trees: PrezPresident Maithripala Sirisena in a scathing attack on the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday bomb attacks yesterday said that the PSC was a drama scripted and rehearsed at Temple Trees and he would never go before it even if he was summoned....Link
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Daily MirrorDeath penalty is not the solution - Sir Richard BransonBritish billionaire Sir Richard Branson has requested Sri Lanka to maintain its commitment on the moratorium on death penalty....Link
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Daily MirrorThajudeen murder: Anura Senanayake served indictmentThe Colombo High Court today served an indictment on former DIG Anura Senanayake for allegedly fabricating and concealing evidence in the case of rugby player Thajudeen’s murder....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorTwo killed as foundation earth collapsesTwo workers had been killed and another two were injured when a mound of earth collapsed on them while digging a foundation for a building in Pothupitiya this morning, police said....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorBC files indictment against AluthgamageThe Bribery Commission today filed indictments against former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando in the Colombo High Court for allegedly causing Rs. 50 million loss to the Government by purchasing carom boards and checkerboards in the run-up to the last Pres...Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorEx-employee alleges SL women ’harassed’ at US EmbassyA former employee of the US Embassy today alleged that there were incidents of Sri Lankan women being harassed by some American diplomats at the US Embassy....Link
2019/06/27
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Daily MirrorEx-employee alleges SL women ’harassed’ at US EmbassyA former employee of the US Embassy today alleged that there were incidents of Sri Lankan women being harassed by some American diplomats at the US Embassy....Link
2019/06/26
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Ada DeranaRights group shocked as President signs death warrants for four prisonersAmnesty International said it is shocked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena s announcement that he has signed the execution warrants of four death row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, and that they will be hanged in “the near future”....Link
2019/06/26
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Daily MirrorPresident must halt 13 imminent executions for drug-related crimes: AIPresident Maithripala Sirisena must immediately halt plans to execute at least 13 prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, the Amnesty International (AI) said....Link
2019/06/26
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Lanka Business OnlineSir Richard Branson urges Sri Lanka not to enforce death penaltyBillionaire and global business icon Richard Branson has publicly weighed in on Sri Lanka’s intention to enforce......Link
2019/06/26
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka considers buying more Russian-made helicopters - CDSSri Lanka is mulling over the possibility to buy more Russian-made helicopters in addition to several aircraft of the Mi family the country has, Sri Lankan Chief of the Defense Staff Adm. Ravindra Chandrasiri Wijegunaratne told Sputnik on the sidelines of the Army-2019 defense forum....Link
2019/06/26
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Colombo PageNearly 3000 kg of heroin seized in the last 9 yearsMore than 2980 kilograms of heroin have been seized during raids carried out island-wide over the past nine years since 2010, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said....Link
2019/06/26
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Ada DeranaOIC countries urge President to ensure safety of MuslimsPresident Maithripala Sirisena met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Muslim countries holding the membership of the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) to discuss about the current security situation in the country at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 26)....Link
2019/06/26
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NewsFirstGeneral election to be held two months after presidential electionPresident Maithripala Sirisena said today that he is against SOFA and agreements that would allow US forces to arrive here in the country. He expressed these views during a meeting with theheads of media institutions at the President’s house this morning (June 26). The president said that his object...Link
2019/06/26
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Daily MirrorRailway strike to continue: TUDespite the Government declaring train services as Essential Service, the Railway Trade Union (RTUA) Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne said that they would continue their weekly trade union action from tomorrow midnight....Link
2019/06/26
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Daily MirrorCID in process of releasing Dr. Shafi - WimalThe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was working towards releasing Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen who was alleged to have performed illegal sterilization, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said today....Link
2019/06/26
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Colombo PageTreasury allocates Rs. 100 million to set up a trust fund for children orphaned by Easter Sunday attacksThe Cabinet has given approval to set up a Trust Fund to secure the future of 33 children who were orphaned by the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/06/26
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Sri Lanka MirrorWhatmore to coach SL teamDav Whatmore, the coach of Sri Lanka World Cup champion team in 1996, has agreed to return to Sri Lanka as a cricket coach.It is said that his appointment is likely to be confirmed after the ongoing World Cup in England.He will be appointed to supervise Sri Lanka Cricket from the lower level to the ...Link
2019/06/26
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Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/26
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GuardianSri Lanka planning executions after 43-year moratoriumCapital punishment set to be restored as Maithripala Sirisena signs death warrants for four drugs offendersSri Lanka’s president has ordered the execution of four drugs offenders, potentially ending a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment in the country.Maithripala Sirisena, the president, said W...Link
2019/06/26
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Sri Lanka MirrorCannot assure that threat of terrorism is over - Army ChiefNo one can assuredly say that the threat of terrorism in the country is completely over, says Commander of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.Testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee this afternoon (26), the Army Commander pointed out that giving such assur...Link
2019/06/26
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Asian MirrorParliamentary Select Committee Decides To Re-Summon Rishad Bathiudeen On June 28 Due To "Time Constraints"The Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks decided to re-summon former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on the 28th of this month. Although Bathiudeen appeared before the PSC at 5 PM today, the members of the committee expressed the view that Bathiudeen should be questioned exten...Link
2019/06/26
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NewsFirstDeath penalty decree signed to protect the children of the country – PresidentAn event to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was held in the Kollonnawa area today, under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena. The President announced a drug eradication week from the 23rd of June to the 1st of July in line with the Day Against Drug Ab...Link
2019/06/26
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NewsFirstSLFP SLPP discussions end with no resultAnother round of discussions between Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ended without an agreement today. General Secretary of the SLFP Dayasiri Jayasekara said another round of discussions will be held on the 5th of July. Several proposals including the structure of the propose...Link
2019/06/26
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NewsFirstCountries that sign ASCA and SOFA and not non-aligned nations – Tamara KunanayakamA seminar on SOFA, Economic Corridor and other controversial international agreements with the United States of America was held at the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka last evening.Former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona, President...Link
2019/06/26
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka among nations to back India s candidature for UN Security CouncilIndia s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council for a two-year term has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia-Pacific group....Link
2019/06/26
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Hiru NewsEducation Minister says no additional cost to use his photograph on textbooksEducation Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that his photograph in school text books was used as there was no additional cost involved in it. Minister......Link
2019/06/26
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NewsFirstGovernment imported sick heifers – VetrenarianThe veterinarian in charge of the Maskeliya area Deshapriya Senadeera testified today before the presidential commission probing irregularities in the importation of heifers through the Ministry of Rural Economic Development. Senadeera noted that examination of a few imported heifers that were in th...Link
2019/06/26
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NewsFirstDeath toll in Army lorry crash rises to 6Colombo (Sri Lanka) – The fatal accident which occurred inMurukandi, Kilinochchi on Tuesday (June 25) has claimed another life. A total of 6 army personnel died in the accident while another is receiving treatment at the Jaffna Hospital. The accident took place when a Sri Lanka Army Truck with 07 pe...Link
2019/06/26
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Colombo PageMinister orders special investigation into the fire at Kalamatiya Fisheries HarborA special investigation has been launched into the fire that broke out at the Kalamatiya Fisheries Harbor this morning on the instructions of the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi....Link
2019/06/26
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Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/26
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Hiru NewsBaduideen asked to testify before the select committee on another dayFormer Minister Rishard Badiudeen who appeared before the parliament select committee with regard to the Easter Sunday bomb attacks was allocated another......Link
2019/06/26
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Daily MirrorEducation Minister’s message not new, printed since 1980: AkilaWhile rejecting claims made by a certain media outlets, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today said that the State had not incurred any loss because of the printing of Education Ministers’ message with the photo on school textbooks....Link
2019/06/26
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Daily MirrorPSC postpones Bathiudeen hearing to FridayParliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe Easter Sunday attack postponed the hearing of evidence from former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to Friday despite his presence before the PSC today due to the absence of three members of the Committee....Link
2019/06/26
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Daily MirrorEducation Minister’s message not new; printed since 1980: AkilaWhile rejecting claims made by a certain media outlets, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today said that the State had not incurred any loss because of the printing of Education Ministers’ message with the photo on school textbooks....Link
2019/06/26
18:16
Hiru NewsA young man killed in a motorcycle accidentA young man died in an accident which took place at Eravur, Sandiveli area. This accident happened when a motorbike collided with a bus plying from Trincomalee......Link
2019/06/26
18:15
NewsFirstNo plans to privatize the People’s Bank – Ministry of FinanceThe Ministry of Finance issuing a media release notes that there are no plans in place to privatize the People’s bank. The Ministry also dismissed rumors regarding attempts being made to privatize the bank. The release further notes that theproposal made by the Finance Ministry to amend thePeople’s ...Link
2019/06/26
18:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka bond yields fall after bill auctionSri Lanka's rupee closed weak at 176.50/65 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market on Wednesday while bond yields plunged following a bill auction and ahead of a bond sale, dealers said....Link
2019/06/26
18:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka bond yields plunge after bill auctionSri Lanka's rupee closed weak at 176.50/65 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market on Wednesday while bond yields eased following a bill auction and ahead of a bond sale, dealers said....Link
2019/06/26
17:45
EconomyNextHistory of Sri Lanka paper money in National Trust by Kavan RatnatungaThe history of paper money in Sri Lanka will be the focus of a lecture by The National Trust this month ranging from the Dutch Rix dollars to modern depreciating rupees....Link
2019/06/26
17:45
Ada DeranaRishad Bathiudeen s testimony before PSC postponedThe testimony of former minister Rishad Bathiudeen which was scheduled to be delivered today before the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into the Easter Sunday terror attacks, has been postponed....Link
2019/06/26
17:45
Ada DeranaSLFP-SLPP begin sixth round of talksThe sixth round of discussions between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, with regard to a possible alliance between the two parties, has commenced at the office of the Leader of the Opposition a short while ago, said Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/06/26
17:31
Hiru NewsDuring the past few months of the year 1029 kilos of Heroin have been taken into custodyFrom 1 January this year up to now, 20,309 suspects together with Heroin have been taken into custody. The Police Media Spokesmans office announced......Link
2019/06/26
17:31
Hiru NewsRs. 100 million from the Treasury for the Trust Fund being established for 33 children who were made destitute due to the Easter Sunday attacksThe Prime Ministers office said that already Rs. 100 million has been allocated by the Treasury to the Trust Fund which was established for their......Link
2019/06/26
17:31
Hiru NewsAn investigation into Azath SalleyThe Organized Crime Prevention Division informed the Court today that an investigation has been launched into former Governor of the Western Province Azath......Link
2019/06/26
17:30
Colombo PagePeople's Bank will not be privatized - Minister of Finance Mangala SamaraweeraThe recent news report in the media quoting an opposition Parliamentarian to the effect that the People's Bank is to be privatized is completely false and misleading, says Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera....Link
2019/06/26
17:30
Colombo PageWorld Bank approves $ 310 mn loan for Sri Lanka to strengthen its climate resilienceThe World Bank Tuesday has approved a $310 million loan to reduce and mitigate flood risks in the lower Kelani basin in Colombo and improve weather forecasting and early warning systems across Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/26
17:30
Al JazeeraSri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratoriumExecutions by hanging would be the first carried out in Sri Lanka since 1976 when a moratorium was implemented....Link
2019/06/26
17:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka to experience more weather anomalies in future: officialSri Lanka will experience extreme weather events in the future and lead to more floods and droughts, a Meteorological Department official said....Link
2019/06/26
17:30
Ada DeranaImpractical to say threat of terrorism is over - Army ChiefNo one can assuredly say that the threat of terrorism in the country is completely over, says Commander of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake....Link
2019/06/26
17:30
Daily MirrorCBK awarded 2019 Common Ground AwardFormer President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award by Search for Common Ground at a reception organised in her honour at the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords in London last week....Link
2019/06/26
17:16
Daily NewsRailway strike with effect from midnight tomorrowRailway trade union today announced that they will commence a 24-hour token strike from midnight tomorrow. They would launch a strike every Friday for 24 hours until their demands are met.As an......Link
2019/06/26
17:16
Hiru NewsPresident says the death sentence will be carried out within the upcoming two weeks against drug convictsPresident Maithripala Sirisena said that the death sentence will be carried out in connection with 4 drug convicts in the forthcoming two weeks.The President......Link
2019/06/26
17:15
NewsFirst1029 kg of heroin seized so far this yearPolice headquarters today (June 26) announced that it seized 1029 kilograms of heroin so far this year and 20,309 suspects were arrested. The Police media unit said that in 2018 alone 737 kilograms of heroin were seized and 40,987 suspects were arrested.In 2017 a total of 29,272 suspects were arrest...Link
2019/06/26
17:15
NewsFirstJournalists asked to leave from Parliamentary Select Committee sessionsJournalists were asked to leave the session of the Parliamentary Select Committee when Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka began to question Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake on intelligence matters. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake commenced providing evidence before the Parliamentary Com...Link
2019/06/26
17:15
NewsFirstMattakkuliya shooting: Nine defendants acquitted and releasedNine defendants who were charged with shooting dead 05 people in Samithpura, Mattakkuliya on October 23rd 2016 were today acquitted and released from all indictments by Colombo High Court Judge Aditya Patabandige. The Attorney General filed 15 separate indictments against the 09 defendants. The High...Link
2019/06/26
17:15
News.LkFemale public servants Can wear decent clothes without covering faces.The Cabinet today decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their faces.In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attack, the Public Administration Ministry issued a circular stipulating the saree or the 'osariya...Link
2019/06/26
17:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka to expect more weather anomalies in future: officialSri Lanka will experience extreme weather events in the future and lead to more floods and droughts, a Meteorological Department official said....Link
2019/06/26
17:15
Ada DeranaKanjipani Imran produced at courtThe notorious underworld figure Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipani Imran , who is currently being held under a detention order after being deported from Dubai, was produced before the Colombo Magistrate s Court, today (26)....Link
2019/06/26
16:46
Asian MirrorArmy Commander Denies Claims Intelligence Agencies Have been Weakened: Adds President & PM Did Not Interfere In InvestigationsArmy Commander Lt. General Mahesh Senanayake denied claims that the intelligence units of the country have been weakened due to action against some intelligence officers. Testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday Attacks, Senanayake said the arrests of several indivi...Link
2019/06/26
16:45
Ada DeranaStatements made on infertility pills are problematic – Health MinisterPoliticians, making various statements on abortion pills , with no knowledge of medical science, are problematic and harmful, according to the Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne....Link
2019/06/26
16:45
Ada DeranaAG agrees to amend indictments against GotabayaThe Attorney General has agreed to amend the indictments filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the D.A. Rajapaksa museum....Link
2019/06/26
16:16
Asian MirrorUnited Nations Appeal President Sirisena To Hold Moratorium On Death Penalty: Says Death Penalty Does Little To Serve Future CrimesThe United Nations today appealed President Maithripala Sirisena to hold the moratorium on the death penalty. The UN statement came hours after President Sirisena confirmed that he had sanctioned death penalty on four convicts. Sirisena the date for their exectution is also fixed. The President made...Link
2019/06/26
16:16
Daily NewsHigher guaranteed price for paddyThe government is likely to increase the guaranteed price for paddy from the forthcoming Maha season.Agriculture Minister P. Harrison said that he too is not satisfied with the current guaranteed......Link
2019/06/26
16:15
NewsFirstFamily Health Officers strike over allowances and weekend wagesAll Family Health Service Officers in the North Western Province resorted to a trade union action today(June 26) by taking sick leave. Chairman of the Family Health Service Officers’ Association, Devika Kodituwakku noted that the measure was taken citing certain issues including allowances and weeke...Link
2019/06/26
16:15
NewsFirstRetired railway employees to be reinstatedThe Ministry of Transport has reached a decision to reinstate retired railway employees to service.The Ministry states that retired Engine Drivers, Guards, Station Masters, Signalmen and Track Inspectors will be reinstated accordingly. The Ministry requested all retired employees to visit the Shalik...Link
2019/06/26
16:15
NewsFirstGovernment policy is to sell every asset-Tilvin SilvaGeneral Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Tilvin Silva speaking at a meeting in Kurunegala said that the politicians are a gang of thieves who fight each other during the day and gang up to rob at night. He added that the Colombo harbour was sold in portions and Prime Minister...Link
2019/06/26
16:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka's former President Chandrika Kumaratunga awarded 2019 Common Ground AwardFormer President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka's first and only female President, was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award by Search for Common Ground for her vision, courage and commitment to peace and reconciliation....Link
2019/06/26
16:15
EconomyNextDilmah boosts Sri Lanka stocks to close 0.11-pct higherSri Lanka stocks closed 0.11 percent higher on Wednesday with Dilmah Ceylon Tea and Union Assurance boosted the market, brokers said....Link
2019/06/26
16:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks close 0.11-pct higher,Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.11 percent higher on Wednesday with Dilmah Ceylon Tea and Union Assurance boosted the market, brokers said....Link
2019/06/26
15:46
Daily NewsRishad, Army Commander arrives at ParliamentFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake arrived at Parliament.They have been summoned before the Parliament Select Committee......Link
2019/06/26
15:46
Daily NewsCabinet approves dress code circularCabinet has approved a new circular on the dress code for government employees.The Public Administration Ministry presented a circular on the dress code for government employees in accordance with......Link
2019/06/26
15:46
Hiru NewsPreparations underway to detain further Kanjipani Imran for another 90 daysThe Colombo Crimes Division informed the Court today that they intend to obtain from the Defence Secretary permission to detain Mohammed Najeem Mohammed......Link
2019/06/26
15:45
Colombo TelegraphAluthgamage And Weerawansa In Competition With Namal To Score Brownie Points From GotaColombo Telegraph reliably learns that SLPP front-liners Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Wimal Weerawansa, threatened by the potential heights Namal Rajapaksa might rise to, if Gotabaya Rajapaksa is elected into Presidency, have launched a systematic mudslinging campaign against the young politico....Link
2019/06/26
15:45
Ada DeranaNine acquitted over 5 murders in MattakkuliyaNine suspects accused over the shooting and killing of 5 persons at Samitpura, Mattakkuliya in 2016 were ordered acquitted and released by the Colombo High Court today (26)....Link
2019/06/26
15:45
Daily MirrorMastermind has been at Colombo embassy for two monthsAbdulla Luthfee, the mastermind behind the terror plot of 1988 which killed 19 Maldivians, has been at the Maldivian Embassy in Sri Lanka for nearly two months until May, Maldivian authorities have confirmed....Link
2019/06/26
15:30
Colombo PageAmnesty International expresses shock over Sri Lanka President's signing death warrants of convicted prisonersJune 26, London: Amnesty International says it is shocked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's announcement that he has signed the execution warrants of four death row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, and that they will be hanged in "the near future"....Link
2019/06/26
15:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka regulator charges two over manipulating e-Channelling stockSri Lanka’s capital markets regulator has filed charges of market manipulation against two investors in eChannelling, an online medical appointment business that was the island’s first listed dotcom....Link
2019/06/26
15:16
Hiru NewsArmy Commander begins giving evidence at the Special Parliamentary Select CommitteeArmy Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senananayke as arrived at the Special Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into the Easter Sunday attacks,......Link
2019/06/26
15:16
Hiru NewsSeveral acres destroyed in the fire on the Badulla Siripa KandaA fire broke out yesterday (25) in the Badulla Weeryapura Mountain Reserve alternatively named the Badulla Siripa Kanda.Area residents say that approximately......Link
2019/06/26
15:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka regulator charges two over securities fraudSri Lanka’s capital markets regulator has filed charges of market manipulation against two investors in eChannelling, an online medical appointment business that was the island’s first listed dotcom....Link
2019/06/26
15:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka Treasuries yields plunge across maturitiesSri Lanka's Treasuries yields fell across maturities at Wednesday's auction with the 12-month yield falling 16 basis points to 8.70 percent, data from the state debt office showed....Link
2019/06/26
15:01
Asian MirrorPolice Organized Crimes Division Begin Investigations Into Azath Salley's Controversial Statement: Police Inform Magistrate's CourtThe Police Organized Crimes Division has initiated an investigation into former Western Province Governor over a statement he made about judges being affiliated with extremist organizations. The Police informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today that an investigation into Salley's statem...Link
2019/06/26
15:01
Daily NewsRishad, Army Commander arrives for PSCFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake arrived at Parliament.They have been summoned before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter......Link
2019/06/26
15:01
Hiru NewsA suspect commits suicide at the Negombo Prison HospitalA suspect who was under treatment at the Negombo Prison Hospital has committed suicide by hanging.This suspect had committed suicide at dawn today and......Link
2019/06/26
15:01
Hiru NewsRecording of statements in connection with the Kilinochchi accident beginsThe Police has begun recording statements in connection with the accident where an Army truck belonging to the Army Hospital at Kilinochchi collided with......Link
2019/06/26
15:00
Sri Lanka MirrorFans celebrate MJ 10 years after iconic musician’s death (Pics)Michael Jackson was seemingly everywhere at an event held on Tuesday at the mausoleum in Glendale where he is interred to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death.The King of Pop’s face was emblazoned on T-shirts, backpacks, buttons and hats. Fans of all ages and ethnic backgrounds sported fedo...Link
2019/06/26
15:00
Ada DeranaI won t sit idly by even after resigning - SalleyThere is no such institute as a Sharia University in Sri Lanka, there is only a Batticaloa Campus, says former Western Province Governor Azath Salley....Link
2019/06/26
15:00
Daily MirrorSL tells UN it has made significant progress to ensure security of allBriefing the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Sri Lanka said it has made significant progress in assuring the security of all Sri Lankans and upholding law and order through the implementation of relevant laws and legal processes....Link
2019/06/26
15:00
Daily MirrorArmy Commander commences giving evidence before PSCArmy Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake a short while ago commenced giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks....Link
2019/06/26
14:46
Hiru NewsPresident says he has signed the execution of four persons sentenced to death over drug offencesPrior to the upcoming Presidential Election or subsequently whoever comes into power, if they love the country they should abolish the 19 Amendment to......Link
2019/06/26
14:45
Ada DeranaArmy Chief commences giving evidence before PSCCommander of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has commenced giving evidence before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/06/26
14:30
News.LkSri Lanka Railways to be an Essential ServiceThe Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation today announced that a decision has been taken to make the Sri Lanka Railways as an Essential Service and recruit retired engine drivers, station masters, railway guards and other officials.The ministry said further that ,a programme will be held on June ...Link
2019/06/26
14:30
ReutersSri Lanka reinstates death penalty for drug crimes ahead of pollsSri Lanka's president on Wednesday signed death sentences for four people convicted of drug-related offences in a decision analysts said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year. ...Link
2019/06/26
14:30
Daily MirrorPresident signs death warrants for four convictsPresident Maithripala Sirisena said he had already signed papers for execution of four convicts, who were sentenced to death over drug offences....Link
2019/06/26
14:16
News HubState-funded treatment abroad for Easter bomb victimsPeople injured by the Easter Sunday bombings who cannot be properly treated locally will be sent abroad for treatment at state expense,......Link
2019/06/26
14:16
Daily NewsPresident signs death penalty for four drugs convictsPresident Maithripala Sirisena today said that the death penalty will be implemented. “I have already signed death penalty for four (convicts). It will be implemented soon and we have already......Link
2019/06/26
14:16
Hiru NewsCultivators of minor export crops engage in a protestA group of cultivators of minor export crops engaged in a protest saying that they are not receiving a fair price for their produce. This was today at......Link
2019/06/26
14:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka to make railways an essential serviceThe Ministry of Transport says that steps are being taken to make the Sri Lanka Railway Service an essential service....Link
2019/06/26
14:01
Hiru NewsSelect committee is a drama; President says he won’t appear before the committee.President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated today that he would not appear before the parliament select committee to testify with regard to Easter Sunday......Link
2019/06/26
14:01
Hiru NewsA suspect taken into custody with 854 kilograms of Shark finsThe Navy has taken into custody an individual with 854 kilograms of Shark Fins at Pudumathalan Mullaitivu. It is reported that these shark fins......Link
2019/06/26
14:01
Hiru NewsA decision to declare railway an essential serviceThe Transport and Civil Aviation Services Ministry has decided to declare the Government Railway, an essential service.Accordingly, retired engine drivers,......Link
2019/06/26
14:01
Hiru NewsFire at Hungama fisheries harbour suspected to be sabotagePolice suspect that the arson erupted in Hungama Gurupokuna fisheries harbour is sabotage.A large number of fishing boats were docked in the harbour as......Link
2019/06/26
14:01
Hiru NewsMP Piyankara objects Wennapuwa Pradeshiya Saba chairman’s decisionUPFA Puttalam District MP Piyankara Jayarathna says that banning trade activities for Muslim merchants in Dankotuwa weekly fair could not be accepted.Wennappuwa......Link
2019/06/26
14:01
Hiru NewsFinal report of the Select Committee to be handed over to the Speaker, next monthA member of the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks said that the final report of the committee will......Link
2019/06/26
14:01
Hiru NewsCabinet approval to cancel the circular in connection with government officials’ dress codeThe Cabinet which met yesterday decided to cancel the circular in connection with the dress code of government officials That was while taking into consideration......Link
2019/06/26
14:01
Hiru NewsA suspect taken into custody with Rs. 2.2 million worth of imported cigarettesAn individual was taken into custody by the Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport with a stock of cigarettes he tried to smuggle in from Dubai......Link
2019/06/26
14:00
Colombo PageBrandix, Fonterra & JKH launch FastTrack Summer Internship Programme to inspire young talentBrandix Apparel Limited, Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. and John Keells Holdings PLC held the orientation for fifteen diverse, talented interns at Hatch, Colombo, formally commencing the Fast Track Summer Internship Programme 2019....Link
2019/06/26
14:00
Ada DeranaEngland win a confidence boost for upcoming matches - HathurusinghaSri Lanka s victory over tournament favorites and hosts England has provided the team with a good mindset ahead of their next three crucial games in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, says coach Chandika Hathurusingha....Link
2019/06/26
13:47
News HubRailways to be declared an essential serviceA Gazette notification will be issued declaring Sri Lanka Railways as an essential service, according to State Minister of Transport Ashok Abeysinghe....Link
2019/06/26
13:45
News.LkRain in South and strong gusty winds in the NorthSeveral spells of light showers will occur in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph are likely in Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota and Matara districts...Link
2019/06/26
13:45
EconomyNextUS sanctions on Russia firms hurting Sri Lanka, against SOFA for American forces: PresidentUS sanctions barring deals with firms in Russia are affecting long-standing commercial and military transactions President Maithripala Sirisena said, declaring his opposition to deals allowing visits by American forces to the island....Link
2019/06/26
13:31
News HubDress code circular amendedCabinet approval has been granted to the proposal to amend the circular issued on the dress code for public sector employees....Link
2019/06/26
13:30
Daily NewsSteps to make Sri Lanka Railways an Essential ServiceThe Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation today announced that a decision has been taken to make the Sri Lanka Railways as an Essential Service and recruit retired engine drivers, station masters......Link
2019/06/26
13:30
News.LkA simple rule for predicting the futureWhat will remain in 100 years’ time of the city or town where you were born: which landmarks or buildings? What about in 500 years? The controversial author Nassim Nicholas Taleb offers a counter-intuitive rule-of-thumb for answering questions like this. If you want to know how long something non-pe...Link
2019/06/26
13:15
NewsFirstArmy Commander and Rishard Bathiudeen summoned before PSCThe Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the 04/21 terror attacks will convene for its 6th session today(June 26). Army Commander Lt. General Mahesh Senanayake and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been summoned to appear before the committee today. Committee Chairman, Deputy Speak...Link
2019/06/26
13:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka President says he signed death warrants for four convicted drug traffickersSri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he has signed the death sentence of four prisoners convicted of drug offenses. He said the date for the executions has been decided....Link
2019/06/26
13:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka President opposes SOFA style deals for US forces visitsPresident Maithripala Sirisena said he was against agreements allowing US forces come to Sri Lanka and has blocked them in cabinet, in a stumbling block in relations with America...Link
2019/06/26
13:15
EconomyNextTwo Sri Lanka eChannelling investors charged with market manipulationSri Lanka’s capital markets regulator has filed charges of market manipulation against two investors in eChannelling, an online medical appointment business that was the island’s first listed dotcom....Link
2019/06/26
13:15
Daily MirrorModi’s visit is proof that Sri Lanka is safe: JohnPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka is a proof that the country is safe, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said....Link
2019/06/26
13:00
Sri Lanka MirrorDr. Shafi files a against the CIDDr. Shafi Shihabdeen of Kurunegala Hospital, filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court today alleging that the allegations of illegal sterilization were false.The petition filed on behalf of Dr. Shihabdeen said the sterilization allegations were a result of personal jealousy whic...Link
2019/06/26
13:00
Sri Lanka Mirror19A should be abolished - MaithriThe 19th amendment to the constitution should be abolished before or after the upcoming presidential election, president Maithripala Sirisena said.He said thus during a meeting this morning (26) with heads of media institutions.Noting that the 19A was merely a want of NGOs, the president said that t...Link
2019/06/26
13:00
Sri Lanka MirrorBollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez promotes Sri Lanka tourismSri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and national carrier SriLankan Airlines unveiled a total of 15 special promotional packages to Indian travel trade in Mumbai with a guest appearance by Sri Lankan-born Bollywood actress Jacquel...Link
2019/06/26
12:46
Lanka Business OnlinePeople’s Bank will not be privatized: Finance MinisterSri Lanka’s Finance Minister says that the recent news report in the media quoting an opposition Parliamentarian to the......Link
2019/06/26
12:45
Washington PostSri Lankan leader orders execution of 4 drug convictsSri Lanka’s president says he has ordered the executions of four drug offenders who will be hanged in prison soon...Link
2019/06/26
12:45
Colombo PageRacist allegations force charity in Sri Lanka to suspend providing food for poorThe Janaposha Foundation, a Muslim-run charity in Sri Lanka providing free meals to thousands of poor people at hospitals was forced to suspend its free meals project after an opposition parliamentarian made unsubstantiated allegations against the organization....Link
2019/06/26
12:45
Ada DeranaThis country doesn t have a huge national issue - ManoThere won t a national problem in the country if the people had an understanding of other languages, says the Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs Mano Ganesan....Link
2019/06/26
12:45
Daily MirrorJanaposha suspends free meals at hospitals due to misconstrualsThe Janaposha Foundation said it has suspended its free meals project at hospitals with immediate effect saying that their noble intention of serving the poor and destitute had been misconstrued....Link
2019/06/26
12:31
Lanka Business OnlineFastTrack Summer Internship Programme relaunched with Brandix, Fonterra & JKH to inspire young talentBrandix Apparel Limited, Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. and John Keells Holdings PLC held the orientation for fifteen diverse, talented interns......Link
2019/06/26
12:15
Colombo TelegraphDesperate Sirisena Seeks To Abolish 19A Before Prez Polls ...Link
2019/06/26
12:15
NewsFirstFire incinerates over 20 fishing vessels in KalametiyaCOLOMBO (News) – A fire broke out at the fishery harbour in Kalametiya at dawn today (June 26). Police stated that over 20 fishing vessels were incinerated in the fire. Two fire trucks were deployed to control the fire. Police have commenced investigations and have not ruled out arson. Police have d...Link
2019/06/26
12:15
NewsFirstWall St sinks as hopes fade for rate cuts, trade progressReuters –Wall Street stock indexes fell on Tuesday (June 25), led by a sharp selloff in technology shares, as simmering trade concerns and disappointing economic data sent buyers to the sidelines, while the Federal Reserve chairman pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest ...Link
2019/06/26
12:15
NewsFirstEndangered Mexican wolf pups take spotlight at Mexico City zooReuters –Six endangered Mexican wolf cubs have become stars at Mexico City’s Chapultepec zoo, as zookeepers seek to bring the species back from the brink of extinction. The cubs were born in early May but are now old enough to explore their zoo habitat. The proud parents are mother Seje and father R...Link
2019/06/26
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NewsFirstPresident states objection towards SOFA at cabinet meetingPresident Maithripala Sirisena stated that he had signed the decree of imposing death sentence against 4 convicts. He added a date to impose the death sentence has been scheduled. He went on to note that he is completely against SOFA and the agreements that allow the US forces to access Sri Lanka.Th...Link
2019/06/26
12:15
NewsFirstClinical Australia outclasses England to reach semisReuters –Jason Behrendorff had only ever visited England on holiday before the World Cup and the hosts would rather it had stayed that way after the Australian’s five-wicket haul at Lord’s on Tuesday (June 25). The 29-year-old left arm fast bowler meant business from the moment he took the new ball ...Link
2019/06/26
12:15
Ada Derana27 boats gutted in fire at fishery harbour in HungamaTwenty-seven boats at the Kalametiya Fishery Harbour have been gutted in fire, according to Hungama Police....Link
2019/06/26
12:15
Daily MirrorRailways Dept. seeks retired staffersWith the Government declaring railways as an Essential Service, the Railways Department had called the retired employees back to service, an official said....Link
2019/06/26
12:01
Asian Mirror"President Sirisena Must Immediately Halt His Plans To Resume Executions For At Least 13 Prisoners": Amnesty InternationalSri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, must immediately halt his plans to resume executions for at least 13 prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, Amnesty International said yesterday.Amnesty International is alarmed to learn from media reports that preparations are underway to execute de...Link
2019/06/26
12:00
Colombo PageAgreement with Hungary to obtain Euro 52 mn financial assitance to build flyovers at Kohuwela and GetambeCabinet approval has been granted to enter into an agreement with the Government of Hungary to obtain financial assistance for the construction of two flyover bridges at Kohuwela and Getambe....Link
2019/06/26
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee steady, bond yields easeSri Lanka's rupee was steady at 176.40/55 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market on mid-morning Wednesday while bond yields eased and stocks opened 0.05 percent higher, dealers and brokers said....Link
2019/06/26
12:00
Ada DeranaDress code circular to be amended- conservative attire that doesn t cover face allowedCabinet approval has been granted to the proposal to amend the circular issued on the dress code for public sector employees....Link
2019/06/26
11:45
Colombo TelegraphPompeo Cancelled SL Visit Because US Failed To Persuade SL To Accept SOFA: Athas ...Link
2019/06/26
11:31
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka securities regulator files charges on market manipulationSri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed an action in the Magistrate’s Court against two......Link
2019/06/26
11:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka president says signed death warrants of four drug dealersSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he has signed the death warrants of four convicted drug dealers but refused to say when they will be hanged, amid opposition to his revival of the death penalty....Link
2019/06/26
11:30
Ada DeranaRailways to be declared an Essential Service; retired officials to be recruitedA Gazette notification will be issued declaring Sri Lanka Railways as an Essential Service, according to State Minister of Transport Asoka Abeysinghe....Link
2019/06/26
11:16
News HubUS relaxes travel advisory on Sri LankaThe US State Department has relaxed its travel advisory for Sri Lanka, the US Embassy said. Accordingly, the......Link
2019/06/26
11:16
Daily NewsNational Drug Prevention Week to enhance awarenessThe National Drug Prevention Week from started on June 19 will continue until July 01. This was under the concept of President Maithripala Sirisena with the objective of further strengthening the......Link
2019/06/26
11:15
NewsFirstIn parliament : Grade 1 student admission circularSectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development stated that they would present the circular on registering students for Grade 1 by the Education Ministry. Chairman of the committee MP Ashu Marasinghe noted that the circular will be presented to the parliament tomorrow(June ...Link
2019/06/26
11:15
NewsFirstDress code specified for government employeesCabinet has approved a new circular on the dress code for government employees. The cabinet memo was presented by theMinister of Law and Order and Minister of Public Administration and Management, Ranjith Madduma Bandara at the cabinet meeting chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena. According to ...Link
2019/06/26
11:15
NewsFirstKilinochchi accident : Another soldier succumbsA fatal motor accident that was reported from the Kilinochchi 55th mile post area has claimed the life of another army person last night. Army Spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Athapattu stated that the last surviving army person continues to receive treatment at the Jaffna Hospital. The accident occurr...Link
2019/06/26
11:15
NewsFirstHong Kong activists call on G20 leaders to help “liberate” cityReuters –More than a thousand protesters marched to the U.S. consulate and European Union Office in Hong Kong on Wednesday (June 26) to call on nations in the G20 to raise the plight of Hong Kong with China and to support the full scrapping of a controversial extradition bill. Hong Kong’s Beijing-ap...Link
2019/06/26
11:15
Colombo PageAnother soldier dies in the Kilinochchi train accidentA soldier seriously injured when a truck belonging to the Sri Lanka Army collided with the Yaal Devi train in Kilinochchi yesterday has succumbed to his injuries today bringing the death toll from the accident to six....Link
2019/06/26
11:15
Sri Lanka MirrorSix army personnel killed, in Kilinochchi train collision (Pics)Six army personnel have died while two others were injured in an accident involving an Army truck and a train in Kilinochchi this afternoon.The accident had occured when a train heading towards Jaffna from Colombo had collided with the truck in Kilinochchi.The truck was transporting water and suppli...Link
2019/06/26
11:15
Sri Lanka MirrorInsurance programme for Buddhist monksThe insurance scheme introduced by the government for the Buddhist monks be launched by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (26).The event will be launched at 3.30 pm at Temple Trees tomorrow (26).Minister of Buddhist affairs and Wayamba Development Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said 2000 monks w...Link
2019/06/26
11:15
Sri Lanka MirrorTrial-at-Bar to hear elephant trafficking caseAttorney General Dappula de Livera has requested the Chief Justice to a appoint a three member Trial-at-Bar to hear the first elephant trafficking case in the legal history of this country.Attorney General’s Co-ordinating Officer, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne told Media that the Attorney General ...Link
2019/06/26
11:15
EconomyNextSri Lanka presidents says signed death warrants of four drug dealersSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he has signed the death warrants of four convicted drug dealers but refused to say when they will be hanged, amid opposition to his revival of the death penalty....Link
2019/06/26
11:15
Daily MirrorModi’s visit proofs SL is safe: John AmaratungaPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka is proof that the country is safe, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said....Link
2019/06/26
11:00
Daily NewsFire destroys 20 boats in Hungama Fishing HarbourA fire has erupted at the Kalametiya Harbour in Tangalle last night.The Tangalle Municipal Council Fire Brigade and the Area police doused the fire at around 8am this morning.Many equipments and 20......Link
2019/06/26
11:00
Hiru NewsIf one loves the country the 19 amendment should be abolished says the PresidentPrior to the upcoming Presidential Election or subsequently whoever comes into power, if they love the country they should abolish the 19 Amendment to......Link
2019/06/26
11:00
Hiru NewsI will not participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe Easter Sunday attacks – PresidentThe President said that he will not participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the 21 April Easter Sunday attacks. He further said that......Link
2019/06/26
11:00
ReutersSri Lanka president signs death penalty for four drugs convictsSri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinsate the death penalty for drug-related offences. ...Link
2019/06/26
10:46
News HubDeath penalty signed for 4 drug racketeers – MaithriPresident Maithripala Sirisena says he has signed an order handing down the death penalty to four drug racketeers.Sentenced......Link
2019/06/26
10:45
Colombo PageProviding students with tablet computers is a historic achievement - Education MinisterMinister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the Ministry of Education receiving cabinet approval to provide tablet computers to the students of Sri Lanka, giving a revolutionary approach to the field of education is a historic achievement....Link
2019/06/26
10:45
EconomyNextVitol Asia wins Sri Lanka petrol, diesel supply contractThe Singapore unit of energy and commodities trader Vitol has won a long-term contract to supply Sri Lanka’s government-run oil refiner and retailer with petrol and diesel, the state information office said....Link
2019/06/26
10:45
Ada DeranaPSC, a drama scripted by Temple Trees - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the heads of media institutions today (26), has called the Special Parliamentary Select Committee is a drama scripted by the Temple Trees....Link
2019/06/26
10:45
Ada Derana24-hour water cut for several areasSeveral areas in the country will, today (26), experience a 24-hour suspension of the water supply, stated the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB)....Link
2019/06/26
10:45
Daily MirrorPresident signs death warrants for four convictsPresident Maithripala Sirisena said he had already signed papers for execution of four convicts, who were sentenced to death over drug offences....Link
2019/06/26
10:45
Daily MirrorWhoever wins presidency should abolish 19A - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena said that whoever comes to power at the next Presidential poll should abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to create stability in the country....Link
2019/06/26
10:31
Daily NewsModern hospital in Hambantota to be inaugurated on July 1Modern hospital in Hambantota will be inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena and Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on July 1st.The hospital in......Link
2019/06/26
10:30
Sri Lanka MirrorEsala Weerakoon tipped to be SAARC Gen. SecretarySources from the Presidential secretariat say that senior additional secretary - Esala Weerakoon is to be appointed as the new general secretary of the SAARC.After the nomination is approved by member states, he is to assume duties from March 01, 2020, reports say.Sri Lanka has already sent the nomi...Link
2019/06/26
10:30
News.LkSancharaka Udawa 2018 concludesThe 8th edition of the Sancharaka Udawa organized by Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) concluded at BMICH last. The event is Sri Lanka’s only Tourism & Travel fair that creates a platform for all tourism industry stake holders to meet and network to enhance the awareness of th...Link
2019/06/26
10:16
Asian MirrorSirisena Says Date Already Set For Death Penalty: Reiterates Need To Repeal 19A And Opposes SOFAPresident Maithripala Sirisena said he would make a decision on running for re-election based on the decision the SLFP makes.Sirisena made these remarks while addressing a meeting with media heads and newspaper editors at the President's House this morning. Addressing the meeting, President Sirisena...Link
2019/06/26
10:15
NewsFirst24-hour water cut commences from 9 am todayThe National Water Supply and Drainage Board stated that a 24-hour water cut will be in effect from 09 am this morning in several areas. The water cur will be in effect due to essential maintenance on the pipes which fall under the Colombo District East Water Supply Project. The water supply...Link
2019/06/26
10:15
NewsFirstNo referendum : PresidentThe President stated that speculations regarding areferendum are false. He said this when he met the heads of media this morning (June 26). The President added that whoever gets elected in the 2020 presidential election, should abolish the 19th amendment if the country is to prosper. He finally adde...Link
2019/06/26
10:15
News.LkDigital development support for freelance communityThe government is making effort to provide necessary legal or infrastructure support to develop the freelancing community as well as the start up culture in Sri Lanka, Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P. Perera told the Social Media Day 2019.The event was organized by...Link
2019/06/26
10:15
Ada DeranaAlready signed death penalty for 4 drug dealers - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena says that he has already signed the death penalty order for 4 imprisoned drug dealers....Link
2019/06/26
10:15
Ada DeranaSixth officer dies in train-Army truck collisionAn Army officer, who was hospitalized over the fatal accident of an Army truck colliding with a train in Kilinochchi, has succumbed to his injuries, last night (25)....Link
2019/06/26
10:00
Colombo PagePakistan donates sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul SocietyThe Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, donated sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society, Wennapuwa, Sri Lanka on 25th June 2019....Link
2019/06/26
10:00
Sri Lanka MirrorRishad, Army Commander before PSC todayFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake have been summoned before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, today (26).The PSC sources said the media would be allowed to cover the sittings.He also said that th...Link
2019/06/26
10:00
News.LkSri Lanka Updates HRC on Human Rights MeasuresThe Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Council briefed the Council today on progress made in addressing human rights concerns, national security imperatives, as well as reconciliation priorities. Sri Lanka’s intervention under Agenda Item 2 of the Council, followed the Oral Update provided by ...Link
2019/06/26
09:46
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka relaxes dress code for female public servantsSri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to amend a circular on the dress code for public servants allowing......Link
2019/06/26
09:45
Daily NewsMigrant Workers Return from Kuwait after unpaid wagesThirty-five migrant workers returned to Sri Lanka from Kuwait yesterday after complaining of unpaid salaries and promised benefits weren’t met by the employers.The workers returned yesterday morning......Link
2019/06/26
09:45
Hiru NewsSixth round of talks between SLFP and SLPP todayThe sixth round of talks between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is scheduled to be held today. Discussions were held......Link
2019/06/26
09:45
Hiru News24-hour water cut in several areas in Colombo todayDue to an improvement of a system of pipes under the Colombo District East Water Supply Project, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said that......Link
2019/06/26
09:45
Hiru NewsA fire at the Gurupokuna Fisheries harbor destroys 20 boatsIn a fire that erupted at the Hungama - Gurupokuna Fisheries harbor last night, 20 boats which were there were completely destroyed. The Police said that......Link
2019/06/26
09:45
Hiru News20 women hospitalized due to a wasp attackTwenty women were hospitalized as a result of a wasp attack on a group of people who were engaged in tea plucking at Torrington Estate, Agarapathana ......Link
2019/06/26
09:45
Hiru NewsSecurity forces safely detonate a hand grenade found in the Udubaddawa - Kuliyapitiya Divisional Secretariat office premisesSecurity forces found a hand grenade in the Udubaddawa Kuliyapitiya Divisional Secretariat premises. Based on information given by a person who......Link
2019/06/26
09:45
Colombo PageTransitional Justice is integral to reconciliation among communities, PM emphasizesSri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps will be taken to provide further compensation through the Office of Reparations to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in the future as well....Link
2019/06/26
09:45
News.LkState-funded treatment abroad for Easter bomb victimsPeople injured by the Easter Sunday bombings who cannot be properly treated locally will be sent abroad for treatment at state expense, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge promised yesterday. The Prime Minister gave this assurance when he officiated at a function of the National Peace Council at the ...Link
2019/06/26
09:45
News.LkThink beyond politics- SpeakerA report containing the recommendations of youth trainees to strengthen the Transitional Justice Process was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by National Peace Council Chairman Jehan Perera at the graduation of community leaders held at the BMICH yesterday. A report containing the ...Link
2019/06/26
09:45
News.LkTrial-at-Bar to hear elephant trafficking caseAttorney General Dappula de Livera has requested the Chief Justice to a appoint a three member Trial-at-Bar to hear the first elephant trafficking case in the legal history of this country. Attorney General’s Co-ordinating Officer, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said that the Attorney General has a...Link
2019/06/26
09:31
Asian MirrorSri Lanka Has Made Significant Progress In Assuring Security Of All Citizens And Upholding Law And Order: SL Tells UNHRC ChiefThe Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Council briefed the Council today on progress made in addressing human rights concerns, national security imperatives, as well as reconciliation priorities. Sri Lanka’s intervention under Agenda Item 2 of the Council, followed the Oral Update provided by ...Link
2019/06/26
09:31
Hiru NewsA suspect in possession of four elephant tusks arrested at ImaduwaA suspect was taken into custody from Haupe Imaduwa Galle with a firearm manufactured in this country, some parts of a firearm and four......Link
2019/06/26
09:30
News.LkPresident looks into the issues faced by QuarriesPresident Maithripala Sirisena discussed the issues related to quarries with District Secretaries at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 24). The discussion was held at the request of Quarry Permit holders.Secretary to the President, Mr Udaya R Seneviratne was also present during this discussio...Link
2019/06/26
09:30
News.LkDrug Prevention Week to enhance awareness in every sectorThe National Drug Prevention Week from started on June 19 will continue until July 01. This was under the concept of President Maithripala Sirisena with the objective of further strengthening the drug prevention program in Sri Lanka and rallying all Sri Lankans for the program....Link
2019/06/26
09:30
Ada Derana19th Amendment caused current political instability in Sri Lanka - PresidentThe 19th Amendment to the Constitution is the cause of current political instability in the country and it has created two leaders, President Maithripala Sirisena has said....Link
2019/06/26
09:15
Hiru NewsPresident says his decision to contest for the Presidential election will depend on that of the SLFPPresident Maithripala Sirisena says that he will act according to the SLFPs decision regarding the upcoming presidential election. The president......Link
2019/06/26
09:15
Daily MirrorSL refugees seek Indian citizenshipScores of Sri Lankan refugees living in various camps in Virudhunagar district on Monday submitted separate petitions seeking Indian citizenship to Collector A. Sivagnanam....Link
2019/06/26
09:01
Hiru NewsFormer minister Rishad to appear before the select committee investigating the Easter Sunday attacks, todayFormer minister Rishad Bathiudeen and the secretary to the ministry of industry and commerce has been summoned before the special select committee today.The......Link
2019/06/26
09:01
Hiru NewsNotice issued to the chairman of Wennapuwa to investigate the Dankotuwa weekly market ban.Six persons including Wennappuwa Divisional Council Chairman, Susantha Perera have been ordered to appear before the Marawila Magistrates Court......Link
2019/06/26
09:01
Hiru NewsAnother soldier succumbs to injuries following the Kilinochchi train accident Death toll increases to 6Another army soldier succumbed to injuries yesterday following the collision which took place between an Army truck and the Yaldevi train in the Kilinochchi......Link
2019/06/26
09:01
Hiru NewsCourts request the progress report with regard to investigations conducted on IGP Pujith sent on compulsory leaveColombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayaka ordered yesterday that the report on the progress of the investigations regarding the assault carried out by......Link
2019/06/26
08:46
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka updates HRC on measures taken to advance human rights, peace and securityThe Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Council briefed the Council on progress made in addressing human rights......Link
2019/06/26
08:45
Ada DeranaNaval fishing communities cautioned of rough seasShowers or thundershowers will occur in Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts....Link
2019/06/26
08:30
Colombo PageDoctor arrested in Kurunegala files Fundamental Rights petition against his arrestDr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohammed Safi, the doctor from Kurunegala who was accused of carrying out illegal surgical treatments on women, has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court against his arrest....Link
2019/06/26
08:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka coconut auctions in limbo after price floorSri Lanka's main coconut auction has been in limbo for over a month after a floor price of 28 rupees a per nut was set by authorities, in the wake of falling nut prices and a recovery in production....Link
2019/06/26
08:30
Ada DeranaBathiudeen and Army Chief to testify before Select Committee todayThe Special Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday (April 21st) is scheduled to reconvene at 2.00 p.m. this afternoon (26)....Link
2019/06/26
08:30
Ada DeranaSri Lankan refugees seek Indian citizenshipScores of Sri Lankan refugees living in various camps in Virudhunagar district have submitted separate petitions seeking Indian citizenship to Collector A. Sivagnanam....Link
2019/06/26
08:15
NewsFirstEverything you need to know todayYour Wednesday Morning Brief 1. 24-hour water cut to effect in several areas of Colombo from 9 am onwards. 2.President Maithripala Sirisena has opposed the conditions presented by the Millennium Challenge Corporation in return for providing funds to Sri Lanka. 3.President of the Bar Association Pres...Link
2019/06/26
08:15
Daily MirrorFemale public servants - Can wear saree, ’osariya’ or other decent dressThe Cabinet today decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their faces....Link
2019/06/26
08:00
Daily MirrorLift operator complaints against IGP PujithThe Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered the CID yesterday to conduct an investigation over the incident where it has been alleged that IGP Pujith Jayasundera had arrived at the CID without prior notice and abused the police officers who were at the reception counter and had used crimin...Link
2019/06/26
08:00
Daily MirrorCourt issued warrant on one respondentIn the Contempt of Court application filed against Sri Lanka Medical Council members over their failure to register a SAITM student according to the Supreme Court Judgement, the Court of Appeal yesterday issued a warrant against one respondent for failing to appear in court and directed another thre...Link
2019/06/26
07:45
Sri Lanka MirrorCourts intervene over removal of Muslims from Dankotuwa fairA social debate has arisen over a formal request made by the Wennappuwa PS Chairman requesting to remove the Muslim businessmen from the Dankotuwa weekly fair.The Wennappuwa PS Chairman - K.V. Susantha Perera had requested this from the Dankotuwa OIC on June 24.Subsequent to the request, the Dankotu...Link
2019/06/26
06:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka police overturn Dankotuwa council ban on MuslimsSri Lanka's police Tuesday stepped in to prevent a local council from banning Muslim traders from a weekly fair in another backlash from the devastating Easter attacks blamed on Islamic extremists....Link
2019/06/26
06:16
Daily NewsUS upgrades SL travel advisoryThe US State Department has updated its travel advisory for Sri Lanka by lowering the ‘threat level’ for US government employees.“On June 24, 2019, the Department lifted the......Link
2019/06/26
06:16
Daily NewsPM: State-funded treatment abroad for Easter bomb victimsPeople injured by the Easter Sunday bombings who cannot be properly treated locally will be sent abroad for treatment at state expense, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge......Link
2019/06/26
06:16
Daily NewsFive Soldiers Die in Yal Devi-Truck CrashFive soldiers were killed and two others were critically injured when the truck they were travelling in was hit by a train in the Kirimurukkandy area in Kilinochchi yesterday, Army Media sources......Link
2019/06/26
04:15
Daily MirrorCabinet approves LTLCPGPThe Cabinet yesterday approved the Long Term Less Cost Power Generation Plan (LTLCPGP) of the Power, Energy and Business Development Ministry and also the proposal submitted to resolve salary dispute of engineers of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said....Link
2019/06/26
03:15
Colombo TelegraphGrowing Global Consensus On Terrorism, Hybrid Threats & National SecurityBy Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka - On Easter Sunday this year, Sri Lankan people came face to face with international terrorism for the first time. At several international security conferences held in the Russian Federation over the last three months, the theme of international terrorism formi...Link
2019/06/26
03:00
FTEU ministers approve trade deal with VietnamBrussels (Reuters): Ministers from European Union countries on Tuesday approved a landmark free trade agreement with Vietnam, which will reduce tariffs on 99% of goods over a period of 10 years....Link
2019/06/26
03:00
FTINSEE Ecocycle extends waste management services to BOI for next 16 yearsAfter a decade of successful operations with the Board of Investment – Sri Lanka, INSEE Ecocycle Lanka, the waste management subsidiary of INSEE Cement, the country’s premier cement manufacturer, recently signed an agreement, extending its waste management services to BOI for the next 16 years, up t...Link
2019/06/26
03:00
FTAs tax, trade and transparency dominate G20 agenda, IFAC issues call-to-actionIFAC (the International Federation of Accountants) last week urged G20 countries to pursue smart regulation, heightened transparency, and inclusive growth to embrace Japan’s vision for an innovative and intelligent ‘Society 5.0’....Link
2019/06/26
03:00
FTFastTrack Summer Internship Program 2019 returnsBrandix Apparel Ltd., Fonterra Brands Lanka Ltd., and John Keells Holdings PLC held the orientation for 15 diverse, talented interns yesterday at Hatch, Colombo, formally commencing the FastTrack Summer Internship Program 2019....Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTSLPP says will present qualified and credible presidential candidateThe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday said the party was focusing on a qualified, competent and clean candidate for the next election, and called on the Government to hold polls rather than speculate on the Opposition candidate....Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTPresident was misled to support 19th Amendment: DayasiriThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SFLP) levelled fresh criticism on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which their leader President Maithripala Sirisena mooted during his 2015 Presidential Election bid....Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTLitro Gas Lanka donates Rs. 5 m to fund aiding victims of Easter Sunday tragedyStanding in solidarity with fellow Sri Lankans who had to reckon with an unprecedented tragedy on Easter Sunday this April, Litro Gas Lanka donated Rs. 5 million to the fund for the victims of the day. Representatives of Litro Gas including Muditha Peiris handed over the donation to Malcolm Cardinal...Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTBond yields dip marginally ahead of weekly bills auctionThe secondary bond market remained active yesterday with yields continuing to trickle down on the liquid maturities of two 2021’s (i.e. 01.03.21, 01.08.21, 15.10.21 & 15.12.21), two 2023’s (i.e. 15.03.23 & 15.07.23) and 15.03.24 to intraday lows of 9.18%, 9.35%, 9.35%, 9.40%, 9.83% 9.87% and 9.97% r...Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTFitch named ‘Best Islamic Finance Rating Agency’ for third yearFitch Ratings has been recognised as the ‘Best Rating Agency for Islamic Finance’ for the third straight year by The Asset, a leading financial magazine in the Asia-Pacific. Established in 1999 in Hong Kong, The Asset is a multi-media company whose publications, events and awards are widely followed...Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTCSE falls; rupee ends steady as bond sale attracts dollarsReuters: Sri Lanka shares fell for the fourth straight session on Tuesday to hit a two-week low on foreign outflows, while rupee ended steady buoyed by dollar inflows into two new sovereign bonds launched a day ago, market sources said.. The island nation raised $2 billion via 5-year and 10-year sov...Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTDFCC Bank’s revamped website offers enhanced user experienceKeeping pace with the way customers transact with their banks, and staying abreast of digital trends, DFCC Bank revamped its website, www.dfcc.lk recently to the convenience of its customers. The sleek website offers improved functionality and a host of features that enhance user experience signific...Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTHSBC-backed startup aims to become LinkedIn of global tradeHONG KONG (Reuters): In a first of its kind initiative, HSBC Holdings Plc is backing the launch of a technology startup that aims to connect small-and-medium-sized manufacturers with component suppliers in different parts of the world as part of its trade banking push....Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTLanka Credit and Business Finance celebrates 1st anniversaryLCB Finance Ltd. celebrated its first anniversary at the head office premises, No. 76, S. de. S. Jayasinghe Mawatha Kohuwala Nugegoda where the corporate branch is also located on 25 June. The celebrations commenced in the morning with the offering of ‘Heel Dhana’ to Mahasanga and chanting of ‘Seth ...Link
2019/06/26
02:30
FTUnion Assurance delivers higher dividends for its policyholdersUnion Assurance (UA) declared a 10% dividend rate on its dividend-based policies for year 2018 meeting the minimum guaranteed rate of 10% which is also higher than the average market interest rate of 8.85%for the year 2018....Link
2019/06/26
02:15
FTSL’s $ 2 b Bond issue draws big demandThe Central Bank yesterday said it has raised a $2 billion international sovereign bond to bolster reserves and refinance debt, which was oversubscribed three times and received most interest from fund managers in the US and Europe....Link
2019/06/26
02:15
Daily MirrorPrez insists on a close scrutiny prior to approvalPresident Maithripala Sirisena told the Cabinet meeting yesterday that each clause of the agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States should be scrutinized before it was approved by Parliament....Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTToday’s business leadership lacks infinite vision: Simon SinekSimon Sinek says today’s business leadership sucks! He says that if corporates and their leadership are doing well, he wouldn’t have a career, and that it is embarrassing there is demand for his work which gives sense there is “something missing”....Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTAlethea acclaimed at International School Awards 2019Alethea School and Alethea International School, was recently honoured as the Best Infrastructure of the Year and Best Stand-alone School at the International School Awards 2019, recently held in India. Alethea achieved this feat from over 9,673 applications from 51 countries across the globe. This ...Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTAussie watchdog readies clampdown on Google, FacebookSYDNEY, AFP: Australia’s competition watchdog is poised to call for far-reaching new regulations on Facebook, Google and other tech giants which could have global ramifications for how they make money and choose the content people consume....Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTAdfactors PR moves to new office as it expands workforce, offeringsAdfactors Public Relations Lanka, in its fifth year of operations in the country, moved to its new office at Parkway Building in the Park Street Mews neighbourhood. The Park Street office will play a key role in the PR consultancy’s re-thinking its working practices and rebooting relationships with ...Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTSLIM announces Brand Excellence Awards 2019The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing has announced the launch of the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2019.. Besides members of the media, the press conference was attended by marketing and business leaders from the fraternity. The participants were briefed on the process, rules, regulations and the age...Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTUS relaxes travel advisory furtherThe United States has further eased travel restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday attacks on several churches and hotels in the country. The Level 3 travel advisory issued on 26 April, which advised American citizens to reconsider traveling to the country “due to serious risks to ...Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTAirtel revolutionises mobile telecom marketIn a move that is set to revolutionise the telecom industry, Airtel Lanka yesterday introduced a new product offering unlimited voice calls.. With a price point of Rs. 98 or Rs. 3 per day, many industry analysts see this as something that will create real traction among telecom consumers....Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTDr. Shafi Shihabdeen files FR petition contesting arrest and detentionDoctor Mohamed Shafi Shihabdeen (42) of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, who is alleged to have sterilised women without their consent, filed a fundamental rights petition against his arrest and detention at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday....Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTJanaposha Foundation’s free meals at hospitals regretfully closes doorsThe Janaposha Foundation issuing a statement announced with immediate effect the suspension of its free meals project. The statement noted that it was “with great sense of sadness, despair and a heavy heart”that the Foundation has taken a decision to close its doors and suspend services from 25 June...Link
2019/06/26
02:00
FTPS Chairman who banned Muslim traders from weekly fair asked to appear in courtWennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha (PS) Chairman K.V. Susantha Perera has been asked to appear before the Marawila Magistrate Court on Friday, in connection with a letter he issued prohibiting Muslim traders from doing business at the Dankotuwa weekly fair....Link
2019/06/26
01:45
FTImplementing SC OrdersThe Supreme Court on 18 April has ordered six Ministries, their Secretaries and three Government authorities to take immediate several effective measures to be enforced in the design and construction of all parts of new buildings and services the public needs to use – as defined in the Gazetted Acce...Link
2019/06/26
01:30
FTDigital Loan via mCash wins 2 prestigious awards from International Business MagazineDemonstrating the rising use of digitally-backed products and services in the financial services space, Mobitel and LOLC Finance PLC partnered to offer digital loans for the first time in Sri Lanka via the mCash mobile money platform....Link
2019/06/26
01:30
FTHackers hit global telecoms in espionage campaign: Cyber research firmTEL AVIV (Reuters): Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns. Investigators at...Link
2019/06/26
01:30
FTOPPO takes lead in unveiling Under-Screen Camera at Shanghai MWC 2019OPPO yesterday unveiled its ground-breaking Under-Screen Camera (USC) and MeshTalk, a proprietary decentralised communication technology, at MWC Shanghai 2019, underscoring its leadership in smartphone design innovation and new communications technology solutions....Link
2019/06/26
01:30
FTDell Technologies boosts local Inter-University Esports ChampionshipDell Technologies announced that Dell was the official Title Sponsor for gaming laptops at the Inter-University Esports Championship held recently at Stein Studios, Ratmalana. The event, hosted by Gamer.LK, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, was also endorsed by the Sri Lanka Esports Assoc...Link
2019/06/26
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Daily News‘SLPP presidential candidate will be named in August’The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate who will reverse the obnoxious change brought about by Maithri-Ranil Combine in 2015 will come before the people......Link
2019/06/26
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Daily NewsConstitution should be amended - SLFP Gen. Sec.SLFP General Secretary and Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday that the Constitution should be amended to ensure a clearer definition of the powers of the......Link
2019/06/26
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Daily News19th Amendment strengthened democracy - State MinisterThe 19th Amendment to the Constitution has strengthened democracy in the country since it was enacted with the intention of ridding the country of the dictatorial features of the 18th Amendment,......Link
2019/06/26
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Daily NewsPompeo cancels Sri Lanka visit over anti-US base sentimentsUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to cancel his visit to Colombo on Thursday has more to do with rising local sentiments against a proposed American military base......Link
2019/06/26
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Daily NewsKeeping 19th Amendment important - RajithaHealth,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne stated that the Executive Presidency should be abolished by introducing the 20th Amendment to the......Link
2019/06/26
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Daily NewsThink beyond politics- SpeakerAll major political parties should work hand in hand to develop the country instead of sticking to typical political agendas, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said.He was addressing......Link
2019/06/26
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Daily NewsFemale intern doctor attempts suicideA female intern doctor attached to the Marawila Hospital has attempted suicide by consuming an overdose of antibiotics on June 24 night. She is claiming that she could not......Link
2019/06/26
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Daily NewsFree tablet PCs for A/L students, teachersThe Cabinet of Ministers yesterday granted approval to provide free tablet computers for students in the GCE Advanced Level classes in government schools, Minister of Education Akila Viraj......Link
2019/06/26
01:15
FT‘Sri Lanka, A Land Like No Other’ – Wakeup call: A responseWith reference to the above column on Saturday 22 June. It is dismaying and unnerving to read the remarks (within quotes) made by the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter.. To say the Reverend Monk is a “most highly respected” Buddhist Prelate in the context of his prejudicial, racist, ill-informed...Link
2019/06/26
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FTUniversalism versus tribalismThe most venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter has announced that his recent remarks, have been misconstrued and distorted. The authenticity of recorded information in cyber space is an inconvenient truth of the age we live in. For those curious the original ...Link
2019/06/26
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FTNeed for an education revolution: Future of our kids and the nation is at risk – Part IIt is said that a country is only good as her people. A country belongs to her people. In a democratic country, people elect the leaders to manage the country on their behalf. Hence, to be hailed as a progressive country, it is paramount for a country to have wise and disciplined people. This is wha...Link
2019/06/26
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FTSailing Regatta in breezy Trinco Blu by Cinnamon this weekendThe 10th successive Trinco Blu Sailing Regatta will be held off the pristine blue waters of Cinnamon’s East Coast retro paradise resort, Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, in continued collaboration with the Royal Colombo Yacht Club (RCYC).. This year, a record number of 53 boats have been registered for the e...Link
2019/06/26
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FTQatar Airways launches flights to Lisbon, PortugalQatar Airways’ first-ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on Monday, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network. Operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, flight QR343 was greeted with a water cannon salute on arrival. Present on board the inaugural fligh...Link
2019/06/26
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FTTurkish Airlines, LOT Polish expand codeshare networkStar Alliance members Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines expanded their codeshare network. Turkish Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines, the largest airlines and flag carriers of their countries, have announced the enhancement of their current codeshare agreement with additional destinations both ...Link
2019/06/26
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FTGrand Hotel among top 100 luxury hotels of the worldThe Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya found itself ranked among the top 100 luxury hotels of the world in the Hotel of the Year Awards 2019.. Recognised for its superior guest experience and service standards, the iconic landmark of the hill country became the only Sri Lankan Hotel to be listed in the elite ...Link
2019/06/26
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FTAccor expands Mövenpick brand in ThailandAccor has expanded its portfolio of Mövenpick hotels in the Kingdom of Thailand, with the opening of the Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok in the Thai capital. The resort, which first opened in 1984 as the Hilton Nai Lert Park, is surrounded by 1.2 acres of lush greenery with trees dating back ...Link
2019/06/26
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FTNawaloka Hospitals partners with PickMe to bring convenience to patronsPickMe, Sri Lanka’s leading technology-driven mobility solutions provider recently partnered with leading healthcare provider Nawaloka Hospitals to offer a special promotion to patients and patrons visiting the hospital, offering a 30% discount up to Rs. 200 for all rides to the hospital, as well as...Link
2019/06/26
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FTPandaterippu Siddha Medicine Centre opens after enhancementThe Siddha Medicine Centre, Pandaterippu at the Sandilipay Divisional Secretariat area was declared open to the public recently. The existing Siddha Medicine Centre was enhanced using an allocation at Rs. 8.65 million. Ministry of National Policies, Economics Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation...Link
2019/06/26
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FTCeylinco Healthcare Centre’s Chief Radiation Therapist undergoes training in SwitzerlandThilak De Silva, the Chief Radiation Therapist at Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) recently visited Switzerland for a training program hosted by Varian Medical Systems International AG, a global leader in Radiation Oncology. He is the second member of the staff of CHSL’s Radiation Treatment ...Link
2019/06/26
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FTUK Medical Aid to Sri Lanka, Inner Wheel Club of Colombo West donate incubator to Puttalam HospitalMedical Aid to Sri Lanka, UK in collaboration with Inner Wheel Club of Colombo West presented the Puttalam Base Hospital with a state-of-the-art incubator worth Rs. 2 million for its Paediatric Ward, on Wednesday 19 June. At a handing over ceremony, the Medical Superintendent of the hospital welcome...Link
2019/06/26
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FTBadulla Hospital receives two cardiotocography machinesTwo cardiotocography machines were recently donated to the Maternity Ward of the Badulla General Hospital by the members of the Subian family. The existing four machines could not meet the demands of the hospital and this was communicated to the donors by Ministry of Health Additional Secretary (Pub...Link
2019/06/26
00:46
Lanka Business OnlineYarl Geek Challenge and Arima Technologies Bringing Silicon Valley to JaffnaBy Jekhan Aruliah “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, a much used saying originating from the 19th Century German philosopher......Link
2019/06/26
00:45
FTPathfinder Director delivers lecture on Easter bombings in Leshan, ChinaDirector of Pathfinder Foundation Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage delivered a lecture titled ‘Islamic State and International Terrorism: Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka’ at the centre for Trans-Himalaya Studies at Leshan Normal University in early June 2019....Link
2019/06/26
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FTTrade stress, Iran tensions hits stocks, dollar frets on Fed dovesLondon (Reuters): European shares were spooked by Iran tensions and trade jitters on Tuesday, while the risk of more dovish talk from the Federal Reserve inflated gold to six-year highs and stoked demand for safe-harbour currencies like the yen and Swiss franc....Link
2019/06/26
00:45
FTUS to solicit funds for Middle East peace plan though details remain vagueManama/Jerusalem (Reuters): The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a secret and Palestinians have already denounced the approach as a sell-out. T...Link
2019/06/26
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FTBritain’s new PM by 23 JulyLONDON (Reuters): Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced as Britain’s new Prime Minister 23 July, the Conservative Party said yesterday. The party said a postal ballot of the 160,000 or so Conservative Party members to decide who will replace Theresa May as leader would close on 22 July with...Link
2019/06/26
00:45
FTQatar will invest $ 3 b in PakistanDUBAI (Reuters): Qatar is making $ 3 billion worth of new investments in Pakistan, in the form of deposits and direct investments, the Qatari state news agency QNA said on Monday.. Following this investment, the economic partnership between Qatar and Pakistan will reach $ 9 billion, the agency repor...Link
2019/06/26
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FTParents of girl from India who died in US desert ‘desperate’ for asylumReuters: The parents of a six-year-old migrant girl from India who died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert said they sought asylum in the United States because they were “desperate”. “We wanted a safer and better life for our daughter and we made the extremely difficult decision to seek asylum here...Link
2019/06/26
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Colombo TelegraphNext Presidential Elections; Are We Missing The Point?By Vishwamithra -“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers KaramazovOnce again, maybe for the umpteenth time in the midst of election euphoria, we are talking about the upcoming Presidential Elect...Link
2019/06/26
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka updates UNHRC on measures taken to advance Human RightsThe Sri Lanka delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council briefed the Council today (25) on progress made in addressing human rights concerns, national security imperatives, as well as reconciliation priorities....Link
2019/06/25
23:45
Daily MirrorFemale public servants - Can wear saree, ’osariya’ or other decent dressThe Cabinet today decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their faces....Link
2019/06/25
23:30
Ada DeranaGMOA calls for national commission for investigations on Dr. ShafiThe Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has proposed for a national-level commission to overlook the investigations carried out regarding illegal sterilization charges against Dr. Mohamed Shafi....Link
2019/06/25
23:15
Colombo TelegraphNext President!By Hema Senanayake -I do not know who will be the next president. But I know the sublime qualities he should have. The word ‘sublime’ has been defined as “of such excellence as to inspire great admiration.” In that sense sublime quality is an excellent quality that inspires the great admirat...Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstSri Lanka returns to the US dollar bond marketThe Central Bank, on behalf of the Sri Lankan government, returned to the U.S. dollar bond markets yesterday, to raise US$ 2 billion. This represents Sri Lanka’s fourteenth U.S. dollar benchmark offering in the international bond markets since 2007, and its second transaction this year. The US$500 m...Link
2019/06/25
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Colombo PageSri Lanka updates UNHRC on measures taken to advance human rights, peace and securityJune 25, Geneva: The Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Council briefed the Council Tuesday on progress made in addressing human rights concerns, national security imperatives, as well as reconciliation priorities....Link
2019/06/25
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Daily MirrorChina removes travel advisory on SLChina has removed its travel advisory on Sri Lanka from June 22, a spokesman said....Link
2019/06/25
22:30
Daily MirrorCB Bond Scam - Parallel inquiry postponed for Aug.29The parallel magisterial inquiry into the CB bond scam with regard to the deletion of phone call data from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd voice recording system and the alleged fabrication of evidence to the Bond Commission was postponed for August 29 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today....Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstCrowd jeers MP Wijith Wijayamuni in KatanaParliamentarian Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa called on the Mahanayakes of the Asigiriya and Malwatte today (June 23). MP Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa who has been nominated for the position of the UNP Organiser for Katana, met with the Chief Prelates to discuss his future activities. Following the meeting, he...Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirst“STOP USA”; a movement against US influence launchedA new organization established against the intervention of the USA convened in Colombo today (June 25). The organization named STOP USA was joined by many lawyers, politicians and artists. The media briefing which was held today was themed “Let’s defeat the American trap that’ll destroy the island u...Link
2019/06/25
22:15
NewsFirstBar Association requests for copy of ACSA agreementPresident of the Bar Association President’s Counsel Kalinga Indatissa has written to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, requesting for a copy of the proposed Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement or the ACSA. The copy has been requested under the provisions of the Right to Informat...Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstPresident opposes Millennium Challenge Corporation conditionsPresident Maithripala Sirisena has opposed the conditions presented by the Millennium Challenge Corporation in return for providing funds to Sri Lanka. The President expressed his opposition during the cabinet meeting held today (June 25). The head of state has informed the cabinet that another disc...Link
2019/06/25
22:15
NewsFirstIranian President Rouhani responds to latest US sanctionsIran’s president has responded with defiance to the latest sanctions imposed by the US, saying they show that the US is lying about wanting dialogue. Hassan Rouhani said Donald Trump’s policy was one of desperation, calling the White House “mentally retarded”. The sanctions against Iran’s supreme le...Link
2019/06/25
22:00
Daily MirrorCourt issues notice on Wennappuwa PS ChairmanThe Marawila Magistrate’s Court today issued notice on Wennappuwa Pradesiya Sabha Chairman K.V Susantha Perera and five others on their decision to ban Muslims to trade at the Dankotuwa sathi pola (market), police said....Link
2019/06/25
21:45
Colombo TelegraphWennappuwa Pohottuwa PS Chairman Under Fire After Attempt To Score Sinhala-Buddhist VotesSLPP politico - Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Susantha Perera is under fire for his move to temporarily ban Muslim vendors from doing business at the Dankotuwa weekly fair. The Marawila Magistrate has issued notice on Perera to appear before Magistrate Court on Friday to show cause, failing w...Link
2019/06/25
21:45
Colombo PageFormer Minister Bathiudeen and Army Commander summoned to PSC tomorrowThe special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on the 21st of April and report to parliament is scheduled to convene again Wednesday (26th)....Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/25
21:15
NewsFirstUN Human Right chief’s concern on 04/21 attacksUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaking about the situation of Human Rights worldwide also spoke about the situation of Sri Lanka. Bachelet said that she is afraid that the terrorist attack launched in our country two months ago may have fuelled the increase in t...Link
2019/06/25
21:15
NewsFirstAre the state banks a viable option to invest in?Hot on the heels, of our coverage of Peoples Bank’s ever-increasing non-performing loan portfolio, details have emerged of the declining profitability of the People’s Bank group. The state-run Peoples Bank group which includes a leasing unit amongst its assets posted a net profit of Rs. 3.2 billion ...Link
2019/06/25
21:00
Ada DeranaWennappuwa PS Chairman ordered to explain ban on Muslim traders at Dankotuwa MarketThe Marawila Magistrate has called for an explanation from the Chairman of Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha on his letter disallowing Muslims to trade at the Dankotuwa Market, stated the Police Media Spokesperson....Link
2019/06/25
20:30
Daily MirrorCabinet approves tablets to GCE Advanced Level studentsThe Cabinet today approved the proposal made by Education Minister Akila Wiraj Kariyawasam to distribute tablets among GCE A/L students and teachers....Link
2019/06/25
20:30
Daily MirrorPresidential election - Our candidate will have a degree and vision: SLPPThe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today it would reveal its presidential candidate on August 11 and that the candidate would be someone who had a bachelors degree and a vision apart from experience and other qualifications....Link
2019/06/25
20:15
Times of IndiaSri Lanka safe for tourists, travel advisories issued after blasts to be withdrawn soon: Tourism minister ...Link
2019/06/25
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Times of IndiaSri Lanka police overturn local council ban on MuslimsSri Lanka's police on Tuesday stepped in to prevent a local council from banning Muslim traders from a weekly fair in another backlash from the devastating Easter attacks blamed on Islamic extremists. The local government body had ordered minority Muslims not to participate in the farmer's market in...Link
2019/06/25
19:45
Hiru NewsA committee appointed to check whether any anti reconciliation facts in school text booksEducation Publication Department states that a special committee has been appointed to ascertain whether any anti reconciliation or controversial materials......Link
2019/06/25
19:45
Hiru NewsFive soldiers killed when an army truck collided with Yal Devi trainFive Army soldiers killed and two others were injured when a truck belonging to the Kilinochchi Army Hospital was hit by the Yaal Devi on the railway crossing......Link
2019/06/25
19:45
Sri Lanka MirrorMaithri does not take crazy decisions - Shiral (Video)Attacking none-elitist politicians by the public and media has been a common occurrence in Sri Lanka when such individuals come to power and even though President Maithripala Sirisena has been called ' a crazy person' as a result of that, he is in good mental health, says Senior Presidential Adviser...Link
2019/06/25
19:30
Asian MirrorArmy Commander Mahesh Senanayake And Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen To Restify Before PSC Probing Easter Attacks TomorrowArmy Commander Lietenant General Mahesh Senanayake and former Minister ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen will testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks tomorrow.In addition, the Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the ministry previousy headed by...Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsKurunagala Dr. Saafi files a fundamental rights petitionA doctor of Kurunegala hospital Safi Shihabdeen filed a fundamental case today seeking the Supreme Court to issue a writ declaring that his detention is......Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstHuman-elephant conflict: Maradankadawala residents protest with corpseA group of people have staged a protest obstructing the Kandy-Jaffna main road in Hichcikattiya, Maradankadawala.The News 1st correspondent reported that the group had started the protest by bringing in a corpse of a person who had died in an elephant attack....Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstBusinessman shot dead in KelaniyaA 45-year-old businessman has died in a shooting reported from Kelaniya. The police said that the shooting was carried out by two people who had arrived on a motorbike. The deceased is the owner of a jewellery shop. Investigations are currently ongoing to trace the suspects by utilizing the CCTV foo...Link
2019/06/25
19:15
NewsFirstCabinet approves tabs for school children amidst many allegationsThe Ministry of Education’s proposal to provide Tabs to school children has received approval from the cabinet. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the approval could be considered as a huge victory of the recent times. Under the first phase of the program, A/L students of all na...Link
2019/06/25
19:15
NewsFirstDr Shaafi files FR petition to suspend detentionDr Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shaafi of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital who is currently under the custody of the Criminal Investigations Department has filed an FR petition at the Supreme Court. The FR petition was filed requesting an order to suspend his detention and interrogation. The Acting IGP, ...Link
2019/06/25
19:15
NewsFirstAG requests a tripartite bench for Ali Roshan’s caseAttorney General in aspecial request from the Chief Justice has requested for the appointment of a tripartite bench to take up the case filed at Colombo High Courts against the infamous elephant trafficker Ali Roshan alias Niraj Roshan and eight other defendants. State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stat...Link
2019/06/25
19:15
Ada DeranaOver 939 kg of Beedi leaves found by NavyNaval personnel found 939.2kg of Beedi leaves during a search conducted in Nadukuda area, Mannar yesterday (24)....Link
2019/06/25
19:00
Daily MirrorCabinet approves tablets to GCE A/L studentsThe Cabinet today approved the proposal made by Education Minister Akila Wiraj Kariyawasam to distribute tablets among GCE A/L students and teachers....Link
2019/06/25
18:46
Asian MirrorPressure Mounts On Police To Take Action On Wennappuwa PS Chairman Under ICCPR Act For Barring Muslim Vendors From Entering PolaPressure has mounted on the Police to take action on the Chairman of the Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha for barring Muslim vendors from entering the weekly pola. The Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman has barred the Muslim vendors from entering the pola citing security reasons. The Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman's a...Link
2019/06/25
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends strong, bond yields easeSri Lanka's rupee closed firm at 176.40/55 against the US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday while bond yields eased, dealers said....Link
2019/06/25
18:30
Ada DeranaSpecial committee to probe controversial content in school textbooksMinistry of Education has appointed a special committee to look into whether content affecting reconciliation or may cause social dissension are included in Sri Lanka s school textbooks....Link
2019/06/25
18:15
News.LkPM launchs program to provide insurance to Buddhist monksThe insurance scheme introduced by the government for the Buddhist monks will commence tomorrow.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will launch the national program at 3.30 pm at Temple Trees tomorrow (26). Minister of Buddhist affairs and Wayamba Development Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said 2000 mon...Link
2019/06/25
18:15
Daily MirrorDr. Shafi files FR petition, says allegations of illegal sterilisation falseA fundamental rights petition filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen states that the allegation of illegal sterilization is false and is a result of personal jealousy which followed the purchasing of a block of land in Kurunegala....Link
2019/06/25
18:00
Hiru NewsThirty workers who were in Kuwait without salaries, return to the islandThirty five workers who had gone to Kuwait as drivers who were not paid salaries as promised returned to the island today. This group had complained to......Link
2019/06/25
18:00
Hiru NewsTravel on the A9 road obstructedTraffic has been obstructed on the A9 main route at Maradankadawala Hichchikattiya due to a protest. The Hiru Correspondent said that a group......Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsRavi’s daughter leaves the CID after six hoursMinister Ravi Karunanayakes daughter Onella Karunanayake left the CID subsequent to being there for a period of more than 6 hours....Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka starts its own payment card to cut costsSri Lanka has started a national payment card which will settle domestic and international transaction partnering with JCB International, which will lower costs, the central bank said....Link
2019/06/25
18:00
Daily MirrorOnella leaves CIDMinister Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter Onella who arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) this morning to give a statement in connection with the investigations carrying out over the Central Bank bond scam, had left the CID a short while ago after being grilled for several hours....Link
2019/06/25
17:45
Daily News19th Amendment strengthened democracy - State MinisterInternal and Home affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government State Minister J.C. Alawatuwala said that the 19th amendment to the constitution paved the way for......Link
2019/06/25
17:45
News.LkPerson apprehended with a stock of shark finsA group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command apprehended a suspect with 854.3kg of shark fins, during a raid conducted in Pudumathalan area. The arrest was made when the stock was made ready to be transported by a freezer lorry. The arrested person has been identified as a reside...Link
2019/06/25
17:45
Ada DeranaJewellery shop owner shot and killed in KelaniyaThe owner of a jewellery shop at Nungamugoda in Kelaniya has been shot and killed inside his shop by unidentified gunmen....Link
2019/06/25
17:30
News.LkSriLankan brings 200 MICE travelers from ChennaiSri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines in an effort to improve tourism between India and Sri Lanka organized a MICE promotions activity by bringing in 200 travelers from Chennai last week.Accordingly a groups of travelers from Chennai arrived Sri Lanka on a fact finding mission to promote ...Link
2019/06/25
17:30
Ada DeranaJanaposha Foundation s free meals project at hospitals shuts downThe Janaposha Foundation issuing a statement announced with immediate effect the suspension of its free meals project at Colombo National Hospital, Kalubowila Teaching Hospital, and the Maharagama Cancer Hospital....Link
2019/06/25
17:30
Daily MirrorMan shot dead in KaleniyaThe owner of an imitation jewellery shop in Nungamugoda, Kelaniya, was killed when two unidentified gunmen opened fire at him this evening, police said....Link
2019/06/25
17:16
Hiru NewsAn individual dead in a shooting in KelaniyaThe owner of a jewellery shop at the Nanugamugoda Junction, Kelaniya died in a shooting....Link
2019/06/25
17:15
News.LkBollywood actress Jacqueline promotes Lanka tourismSri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and national carrier SriLankan Airlines unveiled a total of 15 special promotional packages to Indian travel trade in Mumbai with a guest appearance by Sri Lankan-born Bollywood actress Jacquel...Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextE-commerce bolsters SriLankan Airlines freight businessRapid growth in highly profitable e-commerce shipments are helping increase the freight business of SriLankan Airlines with the national carrier aiming to use the island’s location to grow transhipment cargo, an official said....Link
2019/06/25
17:01
Lanka Business OnlineMinister seeks cabinet intervention as consumer group charges CEB over salary hikeSri Lanka’s Power Minister is reportedly to present a cabinet paper to obtain the approval of the cabinet to rectify the......Link
2019/06/25
17:00
Ada DeranaPresident must halt 13 imminent executions for drug-related crimes - AISri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena must immediately halt plans to execute at least 13 prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, Amnesty International said today....Link
2019/06/25
16:45
Hiru NewsAttorney General requests that a special three-member High Court panel of judges be appointed to hear the case in connection with the elephant racketAttorney General Dappula De Livera has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a special three-member High Court panel of judges to hear the case against......Link
2019/06/25
16:45
Times of IndiaAmnesty raises fresh fears of executions in Sri Lanka ...Link
2019/06/25
16:45
News.LkCB Governor focuses on growth rateIf Sri Lanka continues on this favourable path, the country can reach 6% growth in the next 5-6 years which would clearly improve the outlook of the banking sector asserted Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy in a conversation with the KPMG team recently. Sri Lanka has an output gap and ...Link
2019/06/25
16:45
Ada DeranaAG requests Trial-at-Bar to hear Sri Lanka s first elephant trafficking caseThe Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a Trial-at-Bar to hear the first ever elephant trafficking case in the legal history of Sri Lanka....Link
2019/06/25
16:31
Daily News19th Amendment contributed immensely to strengthen democracy of the country- J.C. AlawatuwalaInternal and Home affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government State Minister J.C. Alawatuwala said that the 19th amendment to the constitution paved the way for......Link
2019/06/25
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News.LkUS$ 2 bn raised through sovereign bondsSri Lanka has raised 2.0 billion US dollars from 5 and 10 year sovereign bonds a report said in the second such sale in 2019.The Central Bank of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, returned to the U.S. dollar bond markets, successfully pricing a new issuance of U.S...Link
2019/06/25
16:30
Ada DeranaCabinet approves tablet PCs for A'L studentsThe Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to provide free tablet computers for students in Advanced Level classes, says Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam....Link
2019/06/25
16:16
Hiru NewsA warrant for a member of the Sri Lanka Medical CouncilThe Appeal Court issued a warrant today to immediately take into custody Dr. N. S. A Senaratne who is a member of the Sri Lanka Medical Council......Link
2019/06/25
16:16
Hiru NewsDr Shafi Siyabdeen files a petition at the Supreme CourtDr. Shafi Siyabdeen has filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court requesting to declare his arrest and detention as illegal....Link
2019/06/25
16:15
News.LkFive soldiers killed in train-bowser accidentFive soldiers were killed while two others injured when an Army bowser truck collided with the Yal Devi Train at Kilinochchi this afternoon, the Army Spokesperson said.He said the train was travelling towards Jaffna from Colombo when the bowser truck collided with it. Seven army personnel were trave...Link
2019/06/25
16:15
News.LkUS relaxes travel advisoryThe US Department of State has updated its travel advisory to Sri Lanka by lowering the threat level allowing US citizens to undertake travel but to remain cautious due to the threat of terrorism."On June 24, 2019, the Department lifted the ordered departure status of family members of U.S. governme...Link
2019/06/25
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Colombo PageFive Army soldiers killed in Kilinochchi as army truck collides with trainAt least 5 army soldiers were killed while another 2 soldiers were wounded when an army truck collided with a train in Kilinochchi....Link
2019/06/25
16:00
Ada DeranaWould never support revoking 18th 19th amendments - RajithaIt is ridiculous to see the president who supported to bring forth the 19th Amendment to the Constitution saying it is problematic, says Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratne....Link
2019/06/25
15:46
News HubPradeshiya Sabha bans Muslims from trading at Dankotuwa weekly fairThe Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha has banned all Muslims fromtrading at the Dankotuwa weekly fair.Incidentally the Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha......Link
2019/06/25
15:46
Asian MirrorDr. Shafi Files Fundamental Rights Petition Challenging His Detention: Requests Supreme Court To Declare Detention IllegalDr. Mohammed Shafi Shiyabdeen, who is currently under the Criminal Investigations Department's detention, has filed a Fundamental Rights petition challenging his detention. The Acting IGP, the Attorney General, the Director of the CID, the DIG in charge of Kurunegala Kurunegala and several others ha...Link
2019/06/25
15:46
Daily NewsAccident in Kilinochchi: 5 soldiers killedFour army soldiers were killed after an army truck collided with a train in Kilinochchi. The truck had collided with the ‘Yal Devi’ train.Four more military personnel were injured in the accident.......Link
2019/06/25
15:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka launches its National Card SchemeThe Central Bank of Sri Lanka together with LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd., (LCPL) achieved a significant milestone in the country's payment landscape by launching the National Card Scheme (NCS)....Link
2019/06/25
15:45
Sri Lanka MirrorDual citizenship for another 810: but no contesting electionsAnother 810 Sri Lankans residing overseas would receive their dual citizenship today (25), said the Acting Controller of Immigration and Emigration Prasanna Ratnayake.He said the ceremony would take place under the patronage of Minister Vajira Abaywardena.Under this programme which was initiated in ...Link
2019/06/25
15:45
Sri Lanka MirrorDr. Shafi files a against the CIDDr. Shafi Shihabdeen of Kurunegala Hospital, filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court today alleging that the allegations of illegal sterilization were false.The petition filed on behalf of Dr. Shihabdeen said the sterilization allegations were a result of personal jealousy whic...Link
2019/06/25
15:45
EconomyNextUS investors buy 30-pct of Sri Lanka US$2bn sovereign bonds, Europe 60-pctA 2.0 billion US dollar international sovereign bond received 6.2 billion dollars in orders, with fund managers from the US buying 60 percent of the issued, the central bank said....Link
2019/06/25
15:45
Daily MirrorFive soldiers killed in train-bowser truck accidentFive soldiers were killed while two others injured when an Army bowser truck collided with the Yal Devi Train at Kilinochchi this afternoon, the Army Spokesperson said....Link
2019/06/25
15:45
Daily MirrorDr. Shafi files FR petition, says allegations of illegal sterilisation falseDr. Shafi Shihabdeen of Kurunegala Hospital filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court today alleging that the allegations of illegal sterilisation were false....Link
2019/06/25
15:31
Hiru NewsUpdate: Five soldiers killed in the truck train collision at KilinochchiFive Army soldiers were killed and three others injured when a truck belonging to the Kilinochchi Army Hospital collided with the Yaal Devi train and Junction......Link
2019/06/25
15:30
Colombo TelegraphOrphaned Muslims Under SiegeBy Ameer Ali -In a number of short but provocative pieces that Colombo Telegraph and Daily Financial Times published, the pathetic state of Muslim political and religious leadership, its lack of vision about the community’s future in this country, and the leaders’ incapacity to understand th...Link
2019/06/25
15:30
Sri Lanka MirrorAround 12,000 children in orphanagesAround 12,000 children are housed in around 400 orphanages countrywide, according to the Commissioner General of Probation and Child Services Department Chandima Sigera.She said that under the current situation, a decision had been made to conduct an island-wide survey.She said a consensus would be ...Link
2019/06/25
15:30
Sri Lanka MirrorSix army personnel killed, in Kilinochchi train collisionSix army personnel have died while two others were injured in an accident involving an Army truck and a train in Kilinochchi this afternoon.The accident had occured when a train heading towards Jaffna from Colombo had collided with the truck in Kilinochchi.The truck was transporting water and suppli...Link
2019/06/25
15:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka stocks close 0.22-pct lowerSri Lanka stocks closed 0.22 percent lower on Tuesday withthe market dominated by four crossings....Link
2019/06/25
15:15
NewsFirstFans all around the globe prepare to celebrate Michael Jackson’s 10th anniversaryMichael Jackson fans around the world are gearing up to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of the King of Pop. Jackson, a child star turned King of Pop, set the world alight with his infectious songs and music videos. But his musical genius was overshadowed at times by a bizarre...Link
2019/06/25
15:15
NewsFirstSenior South Korean blacksmith discovers the internet can revive his tradeReuters –In the small, mountain valley town of Yeongju, 66-year-old blacksmith Seok Noh-ki had been bracing for closing his struggling workshop until his home, a traditional Korean hand plow, began selling like hot cakes on Amazon.com and eBay Inc late last year following a promotional campaign on Y...Link
2019/06/25
15:15
NewsFirstAccident in Kilinochchi claims 5 livesA fatal motor accident has been reported from the Kilinochchi 55th mile post area. The accident occurred when a truck belonging to the Sri Lanka Army crashed into a train between the Kilinochchi and Murukandi railway stations. The accident which occurred at around 1.45pm claimed the lives of 5 peopl...Link
2019/06/25
15:15
NewsFirstInland Revenue Department contributes 50% of government salariesNadun Guruge, the Commissioner General of the Inland Revenue Department stated that Sri Lanka is a welfare state as the government provides numerous services for free. He made this statement at a ceremony at Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College to felicitate him. The ceremony was organized by the Past Pup...Link
2019/06/25
15:15
Colombo PageBollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez promotes Sri Lanka tourismSri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and national carrier SriLankan Airlines unveiled a total of 15 special promotional packages to Indian travel trade in Mumbai with a guest appearance by Sri Lankan-born Bollywood actress Jacquel...Link
2019/06/25
15:15
Ada DeranaDr Shafi files FR petition challenging his arrest detentionDr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi, who was arrested allegedly accumulating assets via illegal means, has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition with the Supreme Court requesting to declare his arrest and detention as unlawful, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/06/25
15:15
Daily MirrorFour soldiers killed in train-bowser truck accidentFour soldiers were killed while three others injured when an Army bowser truck collided with the Yal Devi Train at Kilinochchi this afternoon, the Army Spokesperson said....Link
2019/06/25
15:15
Daily MirrorDr. Shafi files FR petition, says allegations of illegal sterilization falseDr. Shafi Shihabdeen of Kurunegala Hospital, filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court today alleging that the allegations of illegal sterilization were false....Link
2019/06/25
15:01
Hiru NewsCabinet approval for the project of providing Advanced Level students with TabsCabinet approval was granted for the project of providing Advanced Level students and teachers with Tab computers. This was according to a proposal submitted......Link
2019/06/25
15:01
Hiru NewsArmy Commander to be present at the Parliamentary Select Committee, tomorrowArmy Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been summoned to the Parliamentary Special Select Committee to give evidence regarding the Easter......Link
2019/06/25
15:01
Hiru NewsFour soldiers dead when an Army truck met with an accidentAn Army Truck from Kilinochchi collided with the Yaal Devi train, causing the death of four soldiers. The Army Media Spokesman said that another three......Link
2019/06/25
15:00
Colombo TelegraphUniversalism Versus TribalismBy Sarath de Alwis - The most venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana thero Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter has announced that his recent remarks, have been misconstrued and distorted.The authenticity of recorded information in cyber space is an inconvenient truth of the age we live in...Link
2019/06/25
15:00
Colombo TelegraphWennapuwa – A Land Of Its Own? Pradeshiya Sabha Bans Muslim VendorsSLPP politico - Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman, in a blatant violation of the Constitution, has issued a letter prohibiting Muslim vendors from using the Dankotuwa Sathi pola premises claiming it is to ‘preserve peace’ in the area. Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman K V Susantha Perera in...Link
2019/06/25
15:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka expressways yield property investment opportunities: PwCConstruction of expressways in Sri Lanka has led to sharp increases in nearby property prices, indicating potential investment opportunities in future projects, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Sri Lanka unit said....Link
2019/06/25
14:46
Daily NewsUS relaxes travel advisoryThe US Department of State has updated its travel advisory to Sri Lanka by lowering the threat level allowing US citizens to undertake travel but to remain cautious due to the threat of terrorism."On......Link
2019/06/25
14:46
Hiru NewsResidents of Bloemendhal engage in a protestA group of residents of the area engaged in a protest this morning, at the place where old fuel pipes running through houses located near the Bloemandhal......Link
2019/06/25
14:45
Colombo TelegraphChi Chi’s Case Of Sour Grapes – Says Ravana 1 Is Not Sri Lanka’s First Ever Satellite!Rohitha Rajapaksa has thrown shade at the efforts of the two Sri Lankan engineers who designed and developed Ravana 1 described as Sri Lanka's first ever satellite - claiming it is in fact not the first satellite developed by Sri Lanka.It may be a case of sour grapes given Rohitha himself is...Link
2019/06/25
14:45
Colombo TelegraphDivaina Spreads Fake News Again! Remains UnscathedDivaina is at it again! In its recent edition published on Saturday, June 22, the racist newspaper carried an anti-Muslim story citing former Minister Gamini Lokuge which has now been completely rejected by Lokuge himself! In the story published on June 22, Divaina quotes Lokuge calling for a...Link
2019/06/25
14:45
Colombo PageSuspect in the assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar diesA suspect in the assassination of former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has died in hospital....Link
2019/06/25
14:45
Sri Lanka Mirror“ Samurdhi recipients are not charged”Minister of Social Empowerment Daya Gamage said that no money is being charged from Samurdhi beneficiaries by the government.Addressing a media conference today (25), he said this is illegal and if any Samurdhi officer demands for any money the public should complain to the police or the Samurdhi mi...Link
2019/06/25
14:45
Ada DeranaFour soldiers dead, 3 injured as train hits army truckAt least 4 army soldiers were killed while another 3 soldiers were wounded after an army truck collided with a train in Kilinochchi, the military spokesman confirmed....Link
2019/06/25
14:45
Daily MirrorArmy Commander and Bathiudeen before PSC tomorrowArmy Commander Mahesh Senanayake and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had been summoned to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks....Link
2019/06/25
14:32
Lanka Business OnlineOpinion: The increasing need to invest along expressway networkBy PwC Sri Lanka The Nexus between Property and Road Development in Sri Lanka Post war Sri Lanka has seen a dramatic revival to its infrastructure......Link
2019/06/25
14:31
Hiru NewsJoint Opposition says that a politician who has served the people will become the Presidential CandidateMember of Parliament Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said that the Presidential Candidate of the Joint Opposition will be someone who has served the people.......Link
2019/06/25
14:31
Hiru NewsSLFP worried about 19The Sri Lanka Freedom Party said that the country is facing anarchy because of the 19 Amendment to the Constitution. The General Secretary of the Party......Link
2019/06/25
14:30
Colombo TelegraphCat Is Out Of The Bag! Chi Chi Endorses Gota, Says SL Needs A Leader With Dictatorial Qualities ...Link
2019/06/25
14:30
Al JazeeraSri Lanka blasts: probes of ex-defence secretary, police advisedThe special board of inquiry finds "major lapses" led to a failure to stop Easter bombings that killed more than 250....Link
2019/06/25
14:16
Asian MirrorCase Against Shakthika Sathkumara Postponed Till July 09: Police Say No Instructions From Attorney General's DepartmentThe case against author Shakthika Sathkumara was postponed till July 09 by the Polgahawela Magistrate today. Although the preliminary investigations into the case have been concluded, the police said they were waiting for instructions from the Attorney General's Department. The writer was charged un...Link
2019/06/25
14:15
NewsFirstTwo illegal sand mining rackets raidedPolice arrested six people for engaging in illegal sand mining in the Malwathu Oya. The raid was carried out by personnel attached to the Thanthrimale entrance of the Wilpattu National Park. Our correspondent in the area noted that the suspects were mining sand in the Northern area of Wilpattu and t...Link
2019/06/25
14:15
NewsFirstTwo suspects with revolver arrested in HiriwadunnaPolice arrested two men for the possession of a revolver in Hiriwadunna, Kegalle. Police said the arrests were made when officers rushed to a scene where an altercation between two groups took place. Police said the revolver and 06 bullets were discovered from the car which belonged to the suspects....Link
2019/06/25
14:15
NewsFirstThe CBSL’s latest international bond issuanceThe Central Bank of Sri Lanka said it returned to the U.S. dollar bond markets, successfully pricing a new issuance of U.S.$500 million 5-year and U.S.$1.5 billion long 10-year Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate Bonds According to the Central Bank, this represents Sri Lanka’s fourteenth U.S. dollar benchma...Link
2019/06/25
14:15
NewsFirstShop owner stabbed to death in DehiwalaA man who attempted to rob a shop which sells building material in Dehiwala had stabbed the 63-year-old owner to death last evening (June 24). Police said the owner was resting after lunch inside the shop and the robber who had entered it, stabbed him with a sharp weapon and fled the...Link
2019/06/25
14:15
NewsFirstFarmers stage protest demanding water for cultivations in HulapaneA protest was held barring the Pothuvil – Siyambalandu main road in Ampara yesterday(June 24). The protest was held against the destruction of 186 acres of paddy land in Hulapane, Ampara due to the shortage of water in the area. The farmers in the area allege that although the construction of the...Link
2019/06/25
14:15
NewsFirstNational security through racism?General Secretary of theJVP, Tilvin Silva noted that the 04/21 attacks were not a threat to national security but were a direct threat to public security. He added that if the attacks were intended to invade or conquer the country, the attacks could be considered as a threat to national security. He...Link
2019/06/25
14:15
NewsFirstMan who pushed 91-year-old onto London tube tracks sentenced to lifeReuters – A man who pushed a 91-year-old passenger onto the tracks at a busy London Underground train station was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday (June 24), after earlier being found guilty of two counts of attempted murder. Paul Crossley, underwent months of psychiatric assessment before h...Link
2019/06/25
14:15
NewsFirstEngland’s Roy ruled out of Australia clash at Lord’sReuters –England opener Jason Roy has been ruled out of Tuesday’s (June 25) World Cup match against Australia at Lord’s after failing to recover from an hamstring injury in time. Roy, who smashed 153 against Bangladesh earlier in the tournament, was injured in the win over West Indies 10 days ago an...Link
2019/06/25
14:15
Colombo PageU.S. eases travel restrictions on Sri LankaThe United States has eased the travel restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka after the April 21 suicide bomb attacks on several churches and hotels in the island country....Link
2019/06/25
14:01
Daily News“Post Easter Attacks , Sri Lanka is still a paradise “ - JacquelineSri Lankan actress and bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez that despite the terror attack which took place in April, Sri Lanka is still a paradise isle.Jacqueline Fernandez was speaking at a tourism......Link
2019/06/25
14:00
Ada DeranaRishad and Army Chief to appear before PSC tomorrowFormer Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is scheduled to appear tomorrow (June 26) before the Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks....Link
2019/06/25
13:46
Daily NewsUS$ 2 bn raised through sovereign bondsSri Lanka has raised 2.0 billion US dollars from 5 and 10 year sovereign bonds a report said in the second such sale in 2019.The Central Bank of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Democratic Socialist......Link
2019/06/25
13:31
Asian MirrorRavi Karunanayake's Daughter Ornella Arrives At CID To Give Statement On Providing "False Information" To Bond CommissionMinister Ravi Karunanayake's daughter Ornella Karinanayake arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today to give a statement. She was summoned to the CID to record a statement on providing false information to the Presidential Commission probing the Treasury bonds scam. This was the ...Link
2019/06/25
13:31
Hiru NewsGMOA strike in Kaluthara called offThe token strike launched by doctors attached to all government hospitals in the Kalutara district against health minister Rajitha Senarathna was called......Link
2019/06/25
13:31
Hiru NewsDNA reports of the 15 who died in the Saindamarudu bomb to be submitted to Court on FridayThe DNA reports of the 15 persons who died in an explosion at Saindamarudu are due to be handed over to the Court and to the Criminal Investigation Department......Link
2019/06/25
13:31
Hiru NewsPolitical parties raise objections to Hakeem’s IS statementSeveral political parties raise objections to the statement made by SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem with regard to the Easter Sunday attacks. Addressing a gathering......Link
2019/06/25
13:31
Hiru NewsBody of Army soldier found from a lakeThe body of an army private that died under mysterious circumstances has been found from Sinnavilluva tank in Puttalam. The victim has been identified......Link
2019/06/25
13:30
Colombo PagePrime Minister to launch national program to provide insurance to Buddhist monksThe insurance scheme introduced by the government for the Buddhist monks will commence tomorrow....Link
2019/06/25
13:30
Ada DeranaUS relaxes travel advisory for Sri LankaThe United States has downgraded its travel advisory for Sri Lanka urging its citizens to “exercise increased caution” due to threats of terrorism in the country....Link
2019/06/25
13:15
NewsFirstMeasures to limit import of supplementary cropsThe government has turned its attention on restricting the importation of supplementary crops which are locally produced. The Ministry of Agriculture stated that preliminary discussions are underway into the matter.The Department of Agriculture intends to acquire data on the requirement of imported ...Link
2019/06/25
13:15
NewsFirst24-hour water cut in several areas of ColomboA 24-hour water cut will be in effect from 9 am tomorrow (June 26) in the areas of Maharagama, Boralesgamuwa, Kottawa, Pannipitiya, Rukmalgama, Pelanwatta, Mattegoda, Homagama, Meepe and Padukka. The National Water Supply and Drainage Board stated that the water cut will be in effect due to renovati...Link
2019/06/25
13:15
NewsFirst15 families moved due to landslide threatFifteenfamilies living in close proximity to the Karadiyana Waste Dump were evacuated from the area due to a threat of landslides. Director of the Western Province Waste Management Authority, Nalin Mannapperuma noted that the families were moved following the instructions given by the National Build...Link
2019/06/25
13:15
Daily MirrorSL getting USD 2 billion from UK, US: PMSri Lanka is to receive a sum of US 2 billion from UK and USA, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today....Link
2019/06/25
13:01
News HubJacqueline Fernandez says IS defeated in ‘Paradise Island’ (Video)"We may have suffered a very terrible attack, but thatdoes not change the fact that we are still a paradise," Sri Lankan......Link
2019/06/25
13:00
Daily MirrorDehiwela hardware shop owner stabbed to death by robberThe owner of a building material shop near Waidya Road in Dehiwala was stabbed to death by a man who broke into the shop last afternoon, police said....Link
2019/06/25
13:00
Daily MirrorUS travel advisory level for SL moved upThe US Government has moved up the level of travel advisory for Sri Lanka from three to two on Monday, the US Embassy said today....Link
2019/06/25
12:46
Daily NewsThree nabbed with ICEThree persons apprehended with 60 grams of ICE (Crystal Methamphetamine) during a raid carried out in Urumalai area-Mannar by Navy, yesterday.Accordingly, a group of naval......Link
2019/06/25
12:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka Navy arrests three persons with 'Ice'A team Sri Lanka Navy personnel have arrested three persons with 60g of methamphetamine, also called 'ice' during, a raid carried out on Monday in Mannar....Link
2019/06/25
12:45
Ada DeranaPresident was involved in both 18th and 19th amendments - MahindaThe Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the current government plundering money instead of any development....Link
2019/06/25
12:31
News HubLeader of NTJ identified; Zahran Hashim ruled outSecurity forces have identified the recently arrestedsuspect Naufer Maulavi from a lodge in Dambulla as the Leader of the NationalThawheed Jama’ad (NTJ),......Link
2019/06/25
12:30
Colombo PageComBank commences acceptance of LankaPay-JCB CardsThe Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become one of the first banks in Sri Lanka to have its point-of-sale (POS) network accept LankaPay-JCB (Japan Credit Bureau) co-branded cards issued under the national card scheme program....Link
2019/06/25
12:30
News.Lk24-hour water cut from tomorrow in Maharagama areaWater supply to several areas in Colombo will be disrupted for 24-hours commencing from 9.00a.m tomorrow (26) till 9.00a.m Thursday, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said.Accordingly, water supply to Maharagama, Boralasgamuwa, Kottawa, Pannipitiya, Rukmalgama, Pelanwatta, Maththegoda, Ho...Link
2019/06/25
12:30
Ada DeranaTwo busted with revolver and live ammunition roundsOfficers of Kegalle Police have arrested two suspects while in possession of a revolver and 6 live ammunition rounds....Link
2019/06/25
12:15
Sri Lanka MirrorWelikada inmates transferred to Boossa and Angunukolapelessa PrisonsOne Hundred and fifty inmates from the Welikada Prison were transferred to the Boosa and Angunukolapelessa prisons. Commissioner General of Prisons J.W.Tennakoon 69 out of them are death row prisoners.He said the transfer was made taking in to account the renovations taking place in the prison cells...Link
2019/06/25
12:15
News.LkShowers expected in several provincesShowers will occur at times in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara and Kaluthara districts. Several spells of showers will occur in North-western province and in Colombo, Gampaha and Hambanthota districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Badulla, Batticaloa...Link
2019/06/25
12:15
News.LkThree persons arrested by Navy with ICEA Naval team apprehended three persons with 60g of drug ICE during, a raid carried out in Urumalai area-Mannar, yesterday (24th June). Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command, arrested these persons for possessing drug ICE, during a search conducted at Uru...Link
2019/06/25
12:15
Ada DeranaRathana Thero urges President not to proceed with SOFAParliamentarian Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero urges President Maithripala Sirisena not to allow the government to proceed with the proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States....Link
2019/06/25
12:01
Daily NewsFather, 2 daughters in sea tragedy in Kirinda : funeral todayThe final rites of the father and his two daughters who drowned in the sea off Kirinda while bathing, will take place today at 4 p.m. at the Hatton Kudagama General Cemetery....Link
2019/06/25
12:01
Hiru NewsMinister Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter to the CIDMinister Ravi Karunanayakes daughter Onella Karunanayake has arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department. Our Correspondent there said that......Link
2019/06/25
12:00
Ada DeranaFemale doctor ODs on antibiotics due to harassmentA female doctor who had ingested 35 antibiotic pills has been admitted to the Marawila hospital for treatment, stated Marawila Police....Link
2019/06/25
11:46
News HubCardinal bashes ‘John’ over casino comments in ItalyArchbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith hit out atTourism Development and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga over hisclaims on increasing the number......Link
2019/06/25
11:46
Asian MirrorJoint Opposition To Launch 100-Day Programme Against The Government Following The Announcement Of Presidential CandidateThe Joint Opposition MP Dillas Alabapperuma said his camp would launch a hundred-day programme to send the current government home. Addressing a press conference, Alahapperuma said the programme would follow the announcement of the party's Presidential candidate next month. He confirmed that Opposit...Link
2019/06/25
11:46
Daily NewsKadirgamar Murder case : LTTE suspect diesLTTE suspect alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, who was in the Magazine Prison has died.The 62-year-old died......Link
2019/06/25
11:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka USD 2 bn sovereign bond issues oversubscribed more than three timesSri Lanka's two sovereign bond issues of USD 2 billion issued yesterday were oversubscribed by more than three times to a total of USD 6.2 billion, clearly reflecting the continued global investor confidence in Sri Lanka, the Central Bank said....Link
2019/06/25
11:45
Sri Lanka MirrorNTJ Leader identified!The security forces have identified the recently arrested suspect Naufer Maulavi from a lodge in Dambulla as the Leader of the National Thawheed Jama’ad (NTJ), according to internal security sources.This was confirmed after the suspect who is now in CID custody, had been brought before the Easter Su...Link
2019/06/25
11:45
News.LkBangladesh sink Afghanistan to keep alive WC semi-final hopesSouthampton, Monday: Bangladesh boosted their bid to reach the World Cup semi-finals as Shakib Al Hasan’s superb all-round display inspired a 62-run win over Afghanistan on Monday. Shakib’s 51 laid the foundations for Bangladesh to score 262-7 and made him the leading run-scorer in this year’s World...Link
2019/06/25
11:45
News.LkKusal relives the moment when Sri Lanka beat EnglandLEEDS, Monday – Kusal Mendis admitted that his heart was in his mouth when he spilled a catch given by England’s Ben Stokes during the crucial World Cup match played at Headingley here on Friday that Sri Lanka managed to win by 20 runs to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals alive....Link
2019/06/25
11:31
Lanka Business OnlineINSEE extends waste management services to BOI for next 16 yearsAfter a decade of operations with the BOI, INSEE Ecocycle Lanka, the waste management subsidiary of INSEE Cement recently......Link
2019/06/25
11:31
Daily News24-hour water cut in several placesWater supply to several areas in Colombo will be disrupted for 24-hours commencing from 9.00a.m tomorrow (26) till 9.00a.m Thursday, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said.Accordingly,......Link
2019/06/25
11:31
Hiru NewsA 24-hour water cut for some areas in Colombo, tomorrowDue to an improvement of a system of pipes under the Colombo District East Water Supply Project, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said that......Link
2019/06/25
11:30
EconomyNextUS investors buy 30-pct of Sri Lanka US2bn bonds, Europe 60-pctA 2.0 billion US dollar international sovereign bond received 6.2 billion dollars in orders, with fund managers from the US buying 60 percent of the issued, the central bank said....Link
2019/06/25
11:30
Ada DeranaNow only countries like Kazakhstan, Balochistan invite Sri Lanka – RajithaDespite the many shortcomings of the government, it has done a lot of work for the country, stated Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne addressing a public meeting in Gampaha....Link
2019/06/25
11:30
Ada Derana24-hour water cut in suburbs of ColomboA 24-hour water cut is set to be imposed in the suburbs of Colombo starting from 9.00 a.m. tomorrow (26), says the National Water Supply and Drainage Board....Link
2019/06/25
11:30
Daily MirrorOnella arrives at CIDMinister Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter Onella arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) this morning to give a statement in connection with the investigations carrying out over the Central Bank bond scam....Link
2019/06/25
11:15
NewsFirstSri Lanka to launch sovereign bond sale in International marketsBloomberg reports that Sri Lanka has launched a sale of 5 and 10 year sovereign bonds in international markets, for the second time in 2019. It adds that Citi, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, SMBC Nikko, StanChart and BOC International are managing the sale. Bloomberg News wires said initial price...Link
2019/06/25
11:15
NewsFirstUS downgrades travel advisory on Sri Lanka from level 3 to level 2The travel advisory level for Sri Lanka issued by the US State Department has been downgraded from level 3 to level 2. The State Department’s travel advisories are categorized as follows. Level1 — Blue – Exercise Normal Precautions. Level2 — Yellow – Exercise Increased Caution. Level3 — Orange – Rec...Link
2019/06/25
11:15
Colombo PageTensions after Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka concern UNHRC ChiefThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressing concern over the religious and ethnic tensions arose in Sri Lanka following the terrorist attacks by Muslim Jihadists on Easter Sunday, said the friction between the government and the President is a human right concern....Link
2019/06/25
11:01
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka successfully launches USD bond with over 3 times oversubscriptionSri Lanka returned to the US dollar bond markets, successfully pricing a new issuance of 500 million dollars 5-year and 1.5......Link
2019/06/25
11:00
Sri Lanka MirrorRajitha slams President during foundation laying ceremony of the Dr. Jayalath’s hospital wardPresident Maithripala Sirisena has not been able to uphold the respect accorded to him by the world leaders at the G7 summit, said Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.He said the response shown to Sri Lanka by world leaders prior to 2015 is not seen today. Current...Link
2019/06/25
11:00
EconomyNextUS travel advisory to Sri Lanka relaxedThe United States has lifted travel advisory imposed after Easter Sunday suicide attacks which asked citizens to reconsider visits to Sri Lanka to exercising increased caution when traveling to the island....Link
2019/06/25
10:46
Daily NewsAgriculture Ministry to distribute rice for school childrenThe Ministry of Agriculture and  World Food Organization have jointly launched a programme to provide nutritious high quality rice  to school children free of charge, to eradicate......Link
2019/06/25
10:45
Ada DeranaRavi s daughter arrives at CID to give a statementDaughter of Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Onella Karunanayake, has arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to record testimony, says Ada Derana reporter....Link
2019/06/25
10:31
Hiru NewsIndividual killed in a lightning strikeAn individual died in Siyambalanduwa - Madugama when he was struck by lightning. Police said he had gone to his cultivated land while there was rain when......Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru News939 kilograms of Beedi leaves found from MannarThe Navy discovered more than 939 kilograms of Beedi leaves from the Nadukuda Mannar beach. This stock of Beedi leaves which was found yesterday......Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsThe father and his two daughters who died in the seas off Kirinde to go on their last journeys todayThe funerals of the father and his two daughters who were swept away to sea and killed in a rip-current at Kirinde coast will be held today at the Hatton,......Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee opens stable, bond yields ease after sovereign bond saleSri Lanka's rupee opened steady at 176.50/60 to the US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday while bond yields eased, dealers said....Link
2019/06/25
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Daily Mirror24-hour water cut in Colombo and suburbsThe water supply to several areas in the Colombo suburbs would be interrupted for 24 hours starting from 9.00 a.m tomorrow (26) due to essential maintenance work, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced today....Link
2019/06/25
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Daily NewsTwo arrested for extortionTwo were arrested last evening for allegedly extorting money from bank accounts and  eZ- Cash by calling for landline phones.Officers of the Mirihana Special Criminal......Link
2019/06/25
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Daily NewsSLTB earns Rs. 79 million from railway strikeThe Sri Lanka Transport Board has earned a revenue of Rs. 79million during the period of the trade union action, said the Deputy General Manager of the SLTB T.H.R.T. Chandrasiri.Number of additional......Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstWoman murdered, killer attempts to commit suicideA 37-year-old woman was killed using a sharp weapon in Ranahinkanda, Deraniyagala. Police reported that a person with a vocal impairment who had engaged in an illicit affair had committed the murder. Police added that the perpetrator had attempted to commit suicide following the murder and was admit...Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirst6782 foreign nationals without valid visas in the countryThe Department of Immigration and Emigration states that appropriate steps will be taken to deport 152 foreign nationals who remained in the country without valid visas. Spokesperson Gayan Milinda informed the News 1st that the group is currently held at the Mirihana Detention Centre. Among them are...Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextStocks mixed ahead of G20, Iran and weak dollar lift goldAsian equities were mixed Tuesday as investors sat on their hands days before this week's crucial meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, while gold hit a fresh six-year high on a weaker dollar and the US-Iran crisis....Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee opens stable, bond yields ease after sovereign bond sale.Sri Lanka's rupee opened steady at 176.50/60 to the US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday while bond yields eased, dealers said....Link
2019/06/25
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News Hub“Who will be responsible if the allegations against Dr. Shafi are false?” – Eran (Video)State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne speaking inParliament states that the allegations of sterilization levelled against Dr. SeiguShihabdeen Mohamed Shafi of the......Link
2019/06/25
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Daily NewsTwo held for demanding extortion moneyTwo were arrested last evening for allegedly extorting money from bank accounts and  eZ- Cash by calling for landline phones.Officers of the Mirihana Special Criminal Investigation Unit have......Link
2019/06/25
10:01
Hiru NewsElephant Operation in WelikandaA wild elephant which was roaming around Welikanda and damaging houses and property was captured successfully on 23.Our Correspondent said that the Eastern......Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextINSEE Ecocyle to manage waste at Sri Lanka industrial zoneINSEE Ecocycle Lanka, a unit of INSEE Cement will operate a waste management facility at an industrial zone in till 2035, Sri Lanka's investment promotion office said....Link
2019/06/25
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Ada DeranaMike Pompeo canceled Sri Lanka visit over anti-US base sentiments - reportUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo s decision to cancel his visit to Colombo on Thursday has more to do with rising local sentiments against a proposed American military base in Sri Lanka than scheduling issues, people tracking the developments said....Link
2019/06/25
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Asian MirrorCardinal Lashes Out At John Amaratunga: "I Am Ashamed He Says He Belongs To Our Religion"Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith hit out at Tourism Development and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga over the latter's statement on increasing the number of night clubs and casinos in the country to boost the tourism sector. "I don't know what religion he belongs to, " Cardinal ...Link
2019/06/25
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Daily News939.2kg of beedi leaves foundNaval personnel found 939.2kg of beedi leaves during a search conducted in Nadukuda area, Mannar.Accordingly, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command found this stock......Link
2019/06/25
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Sri Lanka Mirror3 Ex-LTTE members indicated over mass murder of soldiersIndictments were filed against three ex-LTTE intelligence cadres over the killing of 26 navy and army personnel during the war at the Vavuniya High Court today (Jun 24).Madiarasan Sulakshan, Ganeshan Dharshan, and Sivathurai Sivaruban - the suspects in the case, have been accused of killing Sri Lank...Link
2019/06/25
09:45
Sri Lanka MirrorDual citizenship for another 810: but no contesting electionsAnother 810 Sri Lankans residing overseas would receive their dual citizenship today (25), said the Acting Controller of Immigration and Emigration Prasanna Ratnayake.He said the ceremony would take place under the patronage of Minister Vajira Abaywardena.Under this programme which was initiated in ...Link
2019/06/25
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Daily NewsShowers expected in several provinces after 2pmShowers will occur at times in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara and Kaluthara districts,said the Department of Meteorology.Several spells of showers will occur in North-western......Link
2019/06/25
09:31
Hiru NewsA survey regarding the Easter Sunday attacks by the Department of Census and StatisticsThe Department of Census and Statistics has taken steps to conduct a survey to estimate the economic damage which befell both small and medium scale entrepreneurs......Link
2019/06/25
09:30
Colombo PageINSEE Ecocycle extends waste management services to BOI for the next 16 yearsAfter a decade of successful operations with the Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI), INSEE Ecocycle Lanka, the waste management subsidiary of INSEE Cement, the country's premier Cement manufacturer, recently signed an agreement, extending its waste management services to BOI for the next 16 years, ...Link
2019/06/25
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Sri Lanka MirrorGovt. doctors in Kalutara district launch token strikeThe government doctors in Kalutara district have resorted to 24-hour token strike from 12.00 p.m. this afternoon (24), the Government Medical Officers’ Association stated. ...Link
2019/06/25
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Sri Lanka MirrorAround 12,000 children in orphanagesAround 12,000 children are housed in around 400 orphanages countrywide, according to the Commissioner General of Probation and Child Services Department Chandima Sigera.She said that under the current situation, a decision had been made to conduct an island-wide survey.She said a consensus would be ...Link
2019/06/25
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News.LkMaduruoya-Groomed 319 More Elite SF SoldiersThe pride of the Nation, the Army’s elite Special Forces (SF), having once again ‘Vowed to Reach the Goal Fearlessly’, translated literally their motto, “Adhishtanayen Abheethawa Aramuna Karaa” bestowed SF graduation on 4 Officers and 315 Other Ranks in the Intake-49 during a glittering passing-out ...Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsAn assassin of former Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar diesA former LTTE suspect who was in remand charged with the assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar who was a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has died.The......Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstCabinet to discuss Batticaloa campus report todayThe report on the Batticaloa Campus by the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education will be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers today (June 25). Chair of the Committee MP Professor Ashu Marasinghe said the action required to be taken based on the recommendations of the report will be widely discu...Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirst150 Welikada inmates transferred to Boossa and Angunukolapelessa PrisonsOne Hundred and fiftyinmates from the Welikada Prison were transferred to the Boosa and Angunukolapelessa prisons. Commissioner General of Prisons J.W.Tennakoon informed News 1st that 69 out of them are death row prisoners. He said the transfer was made taking in to account the renovations taking pl...Link
2019/06/25
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News.LkCountry must be pulled through difficult times - PMSri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states that it is useless to engage in politics criticizing one another, and the priority is to pull the country though difficult times."It is useless to engage in politics criticizing others. It is useless for such persons to remain in politics. A futur...Link
2019/06/25
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News.LkGOOD GOVERNANCE NEEDS SOME AMENDMENTS TO ABOLISHED: PRESIDENTPresident Maithripala Sirisena says that the 18th and 19th amendments to the Constitution should be abolished in order to establish good governance in the country in the future ensuring freedom and democracy.Even though the monarchical and dictatorial nature of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution...Link
2019/06/25
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Ada DeranaPresidential Commission of Inquiry issues summons to Education MinisterMinister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has been summoned before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probe corruption and malpractices in the government, to testify over a complaint filed against him for allegedly misappropriating state funds during printing school textbooks....Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsA businessman killed inside his own shop in DehiwelaA proprietor who ran a business in Dehiwela was killed using a sharp weapon last afternoon. A person had entered the shop when the 63-year-old owner was......Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsA red light from postal and bus unions as wellPostal unions are preparing to launch a strike over several demands. Postal Trade Unions Collective convener Chintaka Bandara said that a decision......Link
2019/06/25
09:01
Hiru NewsKalutara doctors decision at 8 this morningThe strike launched by all government doctors in the Kalutara district in protest against minister of health Rajitha Senaratne, continues. However, the......Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsNotice from presidential commission to Education Minister Akila over using multicolour image for the text bookThe presidents investigation commission has issued notice to minister of education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. This is with regard to a complaint......Link
2019/06/25
09:01
Hiru NewsRice for schoolchildren from Agriculture MinisterAgriculture Minister P. Harrison says that a programme has been launched for production of high quality rice varieties with nutritive value for eradicating......Link
2019/06/25
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Hiru NewsKalutara doctors’ end strikeThe strike that was launched in all government hospitals in the Kalutara district by doctors protesting against Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne has......Link
2019/06/25
08:46
Lanka Business OnlineComm Bank commences acceptance of LankaPay-JCB cardsSri Lanka’s Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become one of the first banks in Sri Lanka to have its point-of-sale (POS)......Link
2019/06/25
08:30
Sri Lanka MirrorPrime Minister would also not be given arbitrary powers - JayampathyThe Constitution should not be made in a manner where the Executive Presidency is abolished and all powers are vested with the Prime Minister or the Parliament, said MP Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne.He made this statement during a Face Book interview with BBC on Monday afternoon (24).Currently, there...Link
2019/06/25
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Ada DeranaThundershowers expected in several districts after 2pmShowers will occur at times in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara and Kalutara districts, says the Department of Meteorology....Link
2019/06/25
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Daily Mirror176 children lost their parents in dastardly Easter Sunday attacksOne hundred and seventy-six children have lost either both or one of their parents in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told the foreign media during his recent visit to Rome....Link
2019/06/25
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Washington PostProbe advised of ex-defense secretary over Sri Lankan blastsSri Lanka’s attorney general advises a criminal investigation of the ex-defense secretary over “major lapses” that led to a failure to stop Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people...Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstPhotograph of Akila Viraj Kariyawasam on school textbooks to boost his political career?The Presidential Commission probing large scale fraud and corruption at state institutions during the past 4 years issued summons on Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.The Minister was summoned over a complaint of printing a colour photograph of the Minister on the textbooks given to stud...Link
2019/06/25
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NewsFirstEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAYYour Tuesday Morning Brief 1. Doctors attached to government hospitals in the Kalutara District launched a strike at 12 pm yesterday until further notice after a tense situation arose at the premises of the Kalutara hospital. 2.IGP Jayasundara requested the Supreme Court to issue an order citing his...Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka raises US$2.0bn from sovereign bondsSri Lanka has raised 2.0 billion US dollars from 5 and 10 year sovereign bonds a report said in the second such sale in 2019....Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends firmer, gilt yields ease amid sovereign bond launchSri Lanka's rupee closed firm at 176.50/55 percent against the US dollar in the spot market on Monday while bond yields eased, dealers said....Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextMalaysia's Hyrax eyes Bangladesh, India from Sri Lanka lubricant plantMalaysia based Hyrax Oil which has commissioned a contract blending for Sri Lanka's state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation is eyeing other South Asian markets to use excess capacity, officials said....Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka elections could threaten debt roll-over in 2020: Moody'sPresidential and parliamentary elections starting from the end of 2019 could threaten the ability of Sri Lanka to roll-over debt, Moody's, a rating agency said as the country lauched a second sovereign bond....Link
2019/06/25
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EconomyNextSri Lanka raises US2.0bn from sovereign bondsSri Lanka has raised 2.0 billion US dollars from 5 and 10 year sovereign bonds a report said in the second such sale in 2019....Link
2019/06/25
04:01
Daily NewsSeven Muslim MPs to meet Communist Party leadersSeven Muslim Parliamentarians who resigned from their ministerial portfolios will meet the leaders of Sri Lanka Communist Party on June 26 at 3 p.m. at party headquarters in......Link
2019/06/25
04:01
Daily NewsGotabhaya will be SLPP’s Presidential candidate: BasilGotabhaya Rajapaksa will be the SLPP’s Presidential candidate, former Minister Basil Rajapaksa said yesterday.The name of the SLPP Presidential candidate will be announced by......Link
2019/06/25
04:01
Daily News‘No decision yet on UNP Presidential candidate’Although certain people express various views about the candidacy for the Presidential Election and have suggested various names, the UNP has not taken a final decision about its Presidential......Link
2019/06/25
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Daily NewsBoy accidentally hangs himself while mimicking TV prankA 10-year-old boy from Teldeniya, Kandy accidentally hanged himself inside his bedroom while mimicking a TV prank.His grandmother claimed the boy had been watching a prank......Link
2019/06/25
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Daily NewsAG directs to initiate criminal investigations against Hemasiri FernandoAttorney General Dappula de Livera PC has directed Acting IGP Chandana Wickremeratne to initiate criminal investigations against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando......Link
2019/06/25
04:01
Daily NewsCountry needs scientific development- PataliThe country needs scientifically planned development and not political pompous, said Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.He noted that the......Link
2019/06/25
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Daily NewsNPC to entertain online complaints against PoliceThe National Police Commission (NPC) has decided to entertain public complaints against the Police through the internet too.“The programme will be launched at a ceremony held......Link
2019/06/25
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Daily NewsSri Lanka lacks strategic, conducive development policies - PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday opened a new  lubricant blending plant built at the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd (CPSTL) complex in Muthurajawela with an investment of US......Link
2019/06/25
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Daily MirrorGovt. to compensate 31,000 political victims in next two monthsThe government will pay compensation to some 31,000 public servants in the next two months who have been subjected to political victimisation between 2005 and 2015, a spokesman to the Prime Minister’s office said recently....Link
2019/06/25
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Ada DeranaForeign countries haven t lost confidence in Sri Lanka - PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that foreign countries have not lost their confidence in Sri Lanka even after the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/06/25
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FTAG indicts three LTTE cadres for killing 26 POWsThe Attorney General (AG) yesterday indicted three LTTE cadres before the Vavuniya High Court for killing 26 military personnel who were Prisoners of War (POW). The men were indicted under the Prevention of Terrorism (PTA) Act for killing 18 navy personnel and eight army personnel during the last ph...Link
2019/06/25
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FTCabinet to discuss Govt. takeover of Sharia University in BattiCabinet is set to discuss today a note presented by the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development recommending the Government takeover of the controversial higher education facility commonly known as ‘Sharia University’.. The Committee, which has uncovered a number of...Link
2019/06/25
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FTSC defers FR of IGP till 31 JulyBy S.S.Selvanayagam The Supreme Court yesterday again deferred for 31 July support for granting of Leave to Proceed in respect of the fundamental rights violation petition filed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara against sending him on compulsory leave. The Bench comprised J...Link
2019/06/25
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FTGunarathana Thero praises Cardinal for exemplary leadership post-Easter Sunday attacksBy E. Weerapperuma The incumbent Monk of the Ashwaththaraama Historical Temple at Thalgasyaaya, Akmeemana, Galle Ven. Matugama Gunarathana Thero last week heaped praise on Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith for his leadership following Sri Lanka’s worst tragedy in recent history on Easter Sunday.. “Malcolm Ca...Link
2019/06/25
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FTAmbassador Rohan Perera pays farewell call on UN Secretary General Antònio GuterresPermanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York Dr. Rohan Perera paid a farewell call on the UN Secretary General Antònio Guterres on 18 June, as he concludes his term as Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN. During the farewell call, the Secretary General took the opportunity ...Link
2019/06/25
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FTBritish Council supports Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process by helping reduce language barriersThe British Council, in partnership with the National Institute for Language Education and Training (NILET), is pleased to initiate a Tamil language course for public officials with the aim of reducing language barriers in bilingual divisions.. The course is part of ‘Strengthening the Reconciliation...Link
2019/06/25
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FTCSO of IORA successfully concludes in Durban, South AfricaThe ninth Bi-Annual Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) was held in Durban, South Africa from 19-20 June.. The ninth session of the CSO chaired by Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa Deputy Director General Ambassador Anil So...Link
2019/06/25
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FTHigh Commissioner-designate to Singapore assumes dutiesThe newly appointed High Commissioner-designate of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Singapore, Sashikala Premawardhane assumed duties at the Mission on 24 June. Her assumption of duties was marked by a simple ceremony that began with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp, followed by religious observ...Link
2019/06/25
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FTAAT to host seminar on ‘Lessons from Military Leadership’The Conference and Seminars committee of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) is organising a seminar on ‘Lessons from Military Leadership’ on Thursday, 27 June from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the AAT Auditorium.. The purpose of this seminar is to educate AAT members...Link
2019/06/25
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Ada DeranaCurrent political leaders must retire to make way for new leadership - CardinalCurrent political leaders should retire to make way for new leadership, says Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith....Link
2019/06/25
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FTA sermon on stoningIt is generally assumed we have passed the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Industrial Age, and the Space Age.After a breath-taking dive in to the Digital Age, we are well on our way to the Age of Automation and Artificial Intelligence. Not quite. In Sri Lanka, we are trapped in a new St...Link
2019/06/25
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FTMilinda puts forward 3 points on governance for aspiring Presidential Candidates1. It is now apparent to all that the 19th Amendment has created a dysfunctional governance structure in which the Executive President, although directly elected by the people, does not carry much power. Hence, the following options could be considered:...Link
2019/06/25
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FTNo unity, no developmentThere had been a time when Sri Lanka was only second to Japan in Asia on just about any socio-economic indicator in Asia. It was at the time of the country’s independence. Above is a remark reiterated by Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka frequently in his speeches. Inter...Link
2019/06/25
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FTPM pledges to lead charge for investmentPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday assured he would lead the charge for stronger investment in the future to fast track economic growth and create new jobs outlining ambitious plans for a host of new investment projects including a renewable power cable to India.. The Prime Minister made ...Link
2019/06/25
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Colombo Page'No use in engaging in politics criticizing others, country must be pulled through' - PMSri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states that it is useless to engage in politics criticizing one another, and the priority is to pull the country though difficult times....Link
2019/06/25
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FTSri Lanka’s road to economic recovery after 21/4 carnage is far: Janaka Ratnayake ...Link
2019/06/25
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FT$ 5 b annual tea export target optimistic but not impossible: Ceylon Tea Brokers ChiefCeylon Tea Brokers PLC Chairman and industry veteran Chrisantha Perera strongly believes a $ 5 billion export earnings target per annum for tea in the medium term is possible though optimistic.. This view was shared by Perera in the Chairman’s Review of the Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC 2018/19 Annual Repo...Link
2019/06/25
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FTNDB Bank: Committed towards gender parityAs the first Sri Lankan company to receive the Global Gender Equality certification from the assessment body Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), NDB has taken massive steps to provide gender balance in the workplace, as well as to become the employer of choice to both women and men.. Reco...Link
2019/06/25
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FTUniversity of Colombo MBA Alumni concludes year 2018/19 on high noteThe University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association President Thusitha De Silva, looking back on the year congratulated his Executive Committee for a successful year where the Association was able to take many new initiatives on the theme ‘Creating a Holistic Life’, and took part in key programs to inf...Link
2019/06/25
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FT3-day professional training program on data analytics for businessThe Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA) will be organising a three-day professional hands-on training program on ‘Data Analytics for Business’ in association with Muladhara, which is an India-based skill development organisation specialised in data analytics. The worksho...Link
2019/06/25
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FTAIA Insurance Platinum Sponsor of Sri Lanka’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ for 2nd consecutive yearAsia’s leading insurer AIA has partnered as Platinum Sponsor the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in presenting ‘Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies Awards 2019’. . This is the second year of the prestigious awards ceremo...Link
2019/06/25
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FTViber-Honda sticker download competition brings great joy to winner Dulma’s lifeA mother of one daughter, Dulma Dharmasiri lives in Alapane in the Ratnapura district with her husband and mother. She takes her toddler to the Early Education Centre located in Ratnapura. While her husband rides to work daily, a distance of over six kilometres, she travels by bus for over six kilom...Link
2019/06/25
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FTSecure yourself from potential cyber threats this World CupWith the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 having kicked off in England, Sophos, the global leader in network and endpoint security, today reminded cricket fans of how cybercriminals have been using people’s interest in the sport to launch cyber-attacks.. Cricket has been targeted before by those who want ...Link
2019/06/25
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FTOPPO rewards top performing Abans showroom managers island-wide with foreign toursOPPO Sri Lanka organised a series of tours to Thailand, Bali, China and England for 50 sales managers from Abans showrooms, one of their key distributors to reward high volumes of sales achieved during the recently-concluded sales campaign. OPPO felicitated the tour participants prior to their tours...Link
2019/06/25
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FTTechnology transfer program for ornamental fish sector from 26-28 June at NARAThe Export Development Board together with the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), and the Live Tropical Fish Exporters Association will conduct a three-day technology transfer program from 26-28 June in order to make...Link
2019/06/25
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Daily MirrorConcerns over tensions after Easter Sunday attacks: UNHR ChiefUN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today said that she was concerned that the terrorist attacks two months ago in Sri Lanka have fuelled increasing tensions....Link
2019/06/25
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Colombo TelegraphMystery Surrounds Murder Of Dehiwala Muslim BusinessmanA Muslim businessman from Dehiwala was stabbed to death this afternoon at his hardware store and the murder is shrouded with mystery as family and neighbors struggle to figure out what reason led to the murder. The 60 year-old victim identified as Abdul Aziz alias Sufiyan Moulavi who owned a hard...Link
2019/06/25
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Ada DeranaRobber stabs shop owner to death in DehiwalaAn individual who runs a building material shop has died after he was stabbed by a robber at his own store located in Galle Road, Dehiwala this evening (24)....Link
2019/06/24
23:45
Daily MirrorSL getting USD 2 billion from UK, US: PMSri Lanka is to receive a sum of US 2 billion from UK and USA, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today....Link
2019/06/24
23:45
Daily MirrorUNP yet to decide on presidential candidate: RaviPower and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today the United National Party (UNP) had not yet decided on its presidential candidate though several party members had made comments about a person perceived to be fielded....Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageAG instructs Acting IGP to initiate criminal investigation on former defense secretaryThe Attorney General has directed the acting Inspector General of Police C. Wickramaratne to conduct a criminal investigation against former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando for failing to prevent or mitigate the April 21 Easter Sunday Attacks....Link
2019/06/24
23:16
Daily NewsGMOA not decided when to call off token strikeThe Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has not decided, when the ongoing token strike launched in the Kalutara district from yesterday noon, ends, GMOA Secretary......Link
2019/06/24
22:45
Daily MirrorApril 21 blasts: AG directs criminal probe on ex-Defence Secy.Considering the recommendations in the final report of the special board of inquiry appointed to inquire the Easter attacks, Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed the Acting IGP to initiate criminal investigations against former Secretary to the Defence Ministry Hemasiri Fernando over hi...Link
2019/06/24
22:45
Daily MirrorConstitution-making comes to a grinding haltThe Constitution-making process of the government has come to a standstill as the Steering Committee on Constitutional Reforms has not met since January this year, Daily Mirror learns....Link
2019/06/24
22:30
Daily MirrorThree ex-LTTE members indicted over killing 26 Army, Navy personnelThe Attorney General (AG) indicted three former LTTE members at the Vavuniya High Court over the killing of 26 Sri Lanka Army and Navy personnel who were kept as prisoners during the last phase of the war....Link
2019/06/24
22:15
NewsFirstPM opens lubricant blending plantA new lubricant blending plant, ajoint venture between the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and a Malaysian company was declared open under the auspices of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (June 24). The new plant has been built within the lubricant stock storage terminal of the Petroleum Corpo...Link
2019/06/24
22:15
NewsFirstPresidential candidate 2020?Political activists of the SLPP expressed the following views on the presidential candidate of their party. MP Shehan Semasinghe shared thatGotabaya Rajapaksa will be the next presidential candidate yet it is to be verified by Mahinda Rajapaksa. Both MP Udaya Gammanpila and UPFA MP Dullas Alahapperu...Link
2019/06/24
22:15
NewsFirstProtest against the Co-operative Act 6 in SeenigamaA protest was staged yesterday(June 23) by the members of the Southern Provincial Co-operatives against the co-operatives act no 6 of 2019 that was approved recently by the Southern Provincial Council. News 1st correspondents noted that the protest was held from 2 pm till 5 pm. A protestor at the lo...Link
2019/06/24
22:15
NewsFirstHandicraftsmen are important-Buddhika PathiranaAn awareness program on the Shilpa Abhimani Presidential awards ceremony and exhibition 2019 was held yesterday (June 23) in the Ampara Town Hall. The event was chaired by the Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana and issues regarding handicraftsmen. Issues that people engaged ...Link
2019/06/24
22:15
NewsFirstTrump imposes new sanctions on Iran targeting the Supreme LeaderREUTERS –U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order that would impose fresh sanctions on Iran, amid increased tensions between the long-time foes. Trump initially told reporters the sanctions, which will target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office, were i...Link
2019/06/24
21:45
Hiru NewsHis Eminence Archbishop says that he regrets a statement made by a Catholic MinisterHis Eminence Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said that he regrets a statement made by a Catholic Minister recently that more Casinos and Night Clubs......Link
2019/06/24
21:45
Daily MirrorPresidential poll three-pronged: Vijitha HerathJVP Propaganda Secretary and MP Vijitha Herath said the forthcoming presidential election would most probably be a three-cornered fight between the JVP, UNF and the SLPP or SLFP....Link
2019/06/24
21:31
Hiru NewsDoctors in Kalutara continue the strike against RajithaThe doctors of all government hospitals in the Kalutara district who staged a token strike against health minister Rajitha Senarathna have decided to continue......Link
2019/06/24
21:31
Hiru NewsCriminal investigation to be initiated against former Defense Secretary Hemasiri FernandoThe Attorney General has instructed Acting IGP CD Wickramarathna to conduct criminal investigations against former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando.Attorney......Link
2019/06/24
21:31
Hiru NewsSharing Facebook messages to be limited in Sri LankaFacebook says it will be limiting the number of people a Sri Lanka-based user can forward messages to on the social media platform and is improving its......Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsHakeem says no ISIS hand behind Easter Sunday attacksSLMC leader and former minister Rauff Hakeem said that he does not accept ISIS is behind the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.Hakeem was speaking at a ceremony......Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka Mirror19th Amendment should not be abolished - PAFFRELAbolishing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution for the sake of personal interests is not beneficial for the country, says the PAFFREL (People’s Action For Free & Fair Elections) team on election monitoring.What should be done at present is not abolishing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution but...Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorAustralian MP to provide scholarships for children affected by Easter bombing (Video)Australian parliamentarian , Craig Philip Ondarchie, has proposed a scholarship program for children who have lost their parents in the Easter bombing.Craig, who is of Sri Lankan origin, is very proud of his Sri Lankan heritage and is now a representative of Sri Lanka in the Victorian Parliament.He ...Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/24
21:15
NewsFirstProtest in Karandeniya demanding fair Cinnamon priceA group of people staged a protest inMahaedanda junction on the Elpitiya-Ambalangoda main route demanding a price increase for cinnamon. The protestors claimed that they are inconvenienced as they do not have a fair price for cinnamon in the market. The News 1st correspondent said that there was tra...Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirstDoctors strike following a heated situation at Kalutara hospitalDoctors attached to government hospitals in the Kalutara District launched a strike at 12 pm this afternoon after a tense situation at the premises of the Kalutara hospital today(June 24). Government Medical Officers Association organized a public petition against Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratn...Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirstCCTV will not compensate for national security-Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala TheroMinister Lakshman Kiriella met with the Chief Prelate of the Malwatte Chapter of the Siam Sect, Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thero today(June 24). Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thero noted that CCTV installation in the temple premises would not be required if the government ...Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaSL aims to woo 400,000 Indian tourists after Easter bmb attacksSri Lanka expects 400,000 visitors from India in 2019 as it lines up discounts, events and aggressive marketing campaigns. These measures are being planned as the country recovers from the April 21 terror attack at Colombo hotels and churches which killed over 250 persons and crippled its tourism se...Link
2019/06/24
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Daily Mirror176 children lost their parents in dastardly Easter Sunday attacksOne hundred and seventy-six children have lost either both or one of their parents in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told the foreign media during his recent visit to Rome....Link
2019/06/24
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Washington PostEx-defense secretary faces probe over Sri Lankan blastsSri Lanka’s attorney general has advised the acting police chief to begin a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over “major lapses” that failed to stop Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people...Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka Mirror3 Ex-LTTE members indicated over mass murder of soldiersIndictments were filed against three ex-LTTE intelligence cadres over the killing of 26 navy and army personnel during the war at the Vavuniya High Court today (Jun 24).Madiarasan Sulakshan, Ganeshan Dharshan, and Sivathurai Sivaruban - the suspects in the case, have been accused of killing Sri Lank...Link
2019/06/24
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Daily Mirror176 children lost their parents in dastardly 21/4 attacksOne hundred and seventy-six children have lost either both or one of their parents in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told the foreign media during his recent visit to Rome....Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextSri Lanka elections could threaten debt roll-over: Moody'sPresidential and parliamentary elections starting from the end of 2019 could threaten the ability of Sri Lanka to roll-over debt, Moody's, a rating agency said as the country lauched a second sovereign bond....Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirstFormer Olympic athletes motivate 04/21 child victimsA conference of former Olympic athletes was held yesterday at St.Sebastians College in Negombo. This year’s seminar was held in order to alleviate the psychological condition of the children who were injured in the 04/21 attacks as well as those who had lost their loved ones. Former athletes includi...Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirstPresident and Prime Minister are responsible for security of country : Sarath FonsekaField Marshal Sarath Fonseka expressed views regarding the Parliamentary Select Committee investigating into the 04/21 attacks. The UNP Parliamentarian who is also a member of the PSC was speaking at an event in Kelaniya. Fonseka noted that they will not only summon the prime minister but the presid...Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirstPeople’s Bank forced to a point of no return?As the JVP revealed yesterday (June 23) in a backdrop where the government proposal to amend the People’s Bank act no. 9 of 1961, presented by the Minister of Finance on May 24th 2019 sensational details have emerged of the astonishing level of the non-performing loans portfolio of the People’s Bank...Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirstProgress of ACSA compromises the sovereignty of the countryUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Jeddah Saudi Arabia today (June 24) for talks amidst heightened tensions with Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is making surprise visits to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to ensure that they are “strategically aligned” on Iran. It comes amid escalating t...Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextSri Lanka elections could threaten debt roller: Moody'sPresidential and parliamentary elections starting from the end of 2019 could threaten the ability of Sri Lanka to roll-over debt, Moody's, a rating agency said as the country lauched a second sovereign bond....Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextSri Lanka to lure transit passengers to boost post-terror tourismSri Lanka is attempting to lure transit passengers at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport to make short visits into the country to boost tourism earnings, which are falling after the Easter Sunday terror attack, a SriLankan Airlines official said....Link
2019/06/24
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Asian MirrorFamed Ballet Dancer And Founder Of Oosha Garten Of Ballet Oosha Saravanamuttu Passes Away At 87Famed ballet dancer and the founder of Oosha Garten of Ballet, Oosha Saravanamuttu has passed away at the age of 87. She was honoured with the Kalasuri national award by the Sri Lankan government for her yeoman service to Sri Lankan arts and culture. Apart from being one of the leading ballet dancer...Link
2019/06/24
19:31
Asian MirrorPrageeth Ekneligoda's Wife Sandhya Ekneligoda Files Fundamental Rights Petition Against Release Of Gnanasara Thera On Presidential PardonMissing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda's wife Sandhya Ekneligoda has filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court against President Maithripala Sirisena's move to release Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera on a presidential pardon. The Attorney General, the M...Link
2019/06/24
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Daily MirrorAkila wanted his mugshot on school textbooks: IlangasingheEducation Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed former Commissioner General of the Education Publications Department I.M.K.B. Ilangasinghe to include his photograph when printing school textbooks for future prospects, it was revealed today at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) t...Link
2019/06/24
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Lanka Business OnlineHyrax Oil lubricant blending plant declared open in MuthurajawelaPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared open the Hyrax Oil lubricant blending plant in Muthurajawela today. The is the......Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaSri Lanka launches sale of 5-year, 10-year sovereign bonds - reportSri Lanka on Monday launched the sale of 5-year and 10-year sovereign bonds, a senior government official told Reuters, as the Indian Ocean island nation looks to tap global capital markets for the second time in three months....Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/24
18:31
Lanka Business OnlineSri Lanka launches its National Card SchemeThe Central Bank of Sri Lanka together with LankaClear (LCPL) achieved a significant milestone in the country’s payment......Link
2019/06/24
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Daily MirrorThree ex-LTTE members indicted over killing 26 Army, Navy personnelThe Attorney General (AG) indicted three former LTTE members at the Vavuniya High Court over the killing of 26 Sri Lanka Army and Navy personnel who were kept as prisoners during the last phase of the war....Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsA group of farmers engage in a protest on Pottuvil RoadA group of farmers engaged in a protest today obstructing the Siyambalanduwa Pottuvil Road at Hulanne area. They were alleging that more than......Link
2019/06/24
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Times of IndiaTop Sri Lanka defence official faces charges over Easter attacksHemasiri Fernando, who was defence secretary before the April 21 bombing of three churches and three hotels, should be investigated for his failure to prevent or minimise the attacks, attorney general Dappula de Livera said. In a letter to Sri Lanka's acting police chief, Livera said that a presiden...Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextSri Lanka rupee ends strong, gilt yields ease amid sovereign bond launchSri Lanka's rupee closed firm at 176.50/55 percent against the US dollar in the spot market on Monday while bond yields eased, dealers said....Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaWe didn t let people feel burdened by war, maybe we should have – MahindaA country should be disciplined enough to prioritize national security, says the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa....Link
2019/06/24
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Daily NewsBIA cleaning staff nabbed for ‘smuggling’ goldA female aged 55 attached to a cleaning service at the BIA was apprehended and handed over to Sri Lanka Customs by Airport security while attempting to smuggle gold jewellery weighing 2.187kg valued......Link
2019/06/24
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News.Lk33 Dengue deaths and nearly 23,000 patients in six monthsA total of 33 dengue deaths and 22283 dengue cases had been reported from allover the country within this year by June 21st (last Friday), the Epidemiology Unit sources said.According to the sources, the highest number of dengue cases, 4790 had been reported from the Colombo district while the secon...Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextCTC drags Sri Lanka stocks 0.17- pct down at closeSri Lanka stocks closed 0.17 percent lower on Monday with Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) dragging the index down, brokers said....Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaRaghavan suspends principal for covering up abuse of schoolgirlThe Northern Province Governor Suren Raghavan has ordered to suspend a principal of a school in Point Pedro, Jaffna, over an attempt to cover up a case sexual abuse on a school student....Link
2019/06/24
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Daily MirrorApril 21 blasts: AG directs criminal probe on ex-Defence Secy.Considering the recommendations in the final report of the special board of inquiry appointed to inquire the Easter attacks, Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed the Acting IGP to initiate criminal investigations against former Secretary to the Defence Ministry Hemasiri Fernando over hi...Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextSri Lanka ISB gets same rating as sovereignSri Lanka's international sovereign bond launched on Monday received the same rating of the sovereign, ratings agencies said....Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaInvisible force is behind Easter attacks, not ISIS - HakeemFormer Minister Rauff Hakeem says he does not believe the fact that the ISIS is behind the terror attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/06/24
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Daily MirrorApril 21 blasts: AG directs Acting IGP to probe Hemasiri FernandoThe Attorney General today directed the Acting IGP to conduct investigations as to why former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando failed to prevent or minimise the April 21 bomb attacks, the AG’s Department said....Link
2019/06/24
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Asian MirrorAttorney General Directs Acting IGP To Initiate Criminal Investigation Into Former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri FernandoThe Attorney General has directed Acting IGP Chandana Wickremaratne to initiate a criminal investigation into former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. The criminal investigation will look into failures on the part of the Defence Ministry Secretary in relation to security lapses leading t...Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsCarry out a criminal inquiry regarding former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando – Attorney GeneralThe Attorney General has advised the Acting Inspector General of Police to hold a criminal inquiry on former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando....Link
2019/06/24
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News.Lk18 persons apprehended for illegal fishingNaval personnel apprehended 18 persons engaged in illegal fishing in the sea ares of Back Bay and Upparu in Trincomalee yesterday (22nd June 2019). Accordingly, crew of a Inshore Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command, during a patrol, apprehended 14 persons engaged in illegal fishing at Back B...Link
2019/06/24
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News.LkGOOD GOVERNANCE NEEDS 18 & 19 AMENDMENTS TO ABOLISHED; PRESIDENTPresident Maithripala Sirisena says that the 18th and 19th amendments to the Constitution should be abolished in order to establish good governance in the country in the future ensuring freedom and democracy.Even though the monarchical and dictatorial nature of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution...Link
2019/06/24
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News.LkRO plant for the of Paranagama Weva Vidyala childrenCommander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva declared open a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant at Paranagama Weva Vidyalaya in Welioya on 23rd June 2019.The occasion was attend by Director General Health Services, Surgeon Rear Admiral Sena Rupa Jayawardana, Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral ...Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaAG orders criminal investigation against Hemasiri FernandoThe Attorney general has advised the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a criminal investigation into the former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando....Link
2019/06/24
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Daily MirrorGlad President fathomed 19A an utter mess: MRIt is great that President Maithripala Sirisena has finally realised the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is a mess, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today....Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirstWill the Supreme Court consider IGP Jayasundara’s FR case?The decision on whether the FR case filed by IGP Pujith Jayasundara regarding the decision to send him on compulsory leave, would be taken up is to be made on the 31st of July by the Supreme Court. IGP Jayasundara requests the Supreme Court to issue an order citing his Fundamental...Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirst18th amendment is not flawed – MROpposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa attended several events held in Hanguranketa and Kandy yesterday(June 24). Speaking during these events, Mahinda Rajapaksa noted that despite the president’s criticism of the 18th amendment to the constitution, he does not believe the 18th amendment is flawed. But...Link
2019/06/24
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News.LkNew Medical Centre at Special Forces Training School - MaduruoyaOn the sidelines of the Passing out Parade (PoP) at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS) at Maduruoya on Saturday (22), Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Colonel of the Regiment, Special Forces (SF) and Commander of the Army was invited to inaugurate the newly-constructed medical (dressing)...Link
2019/06/24
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Daily NewsDoctors launch token strikeThe Government Medical Officers’ Association said that the government doctors in Kalutara district have commenced a token strike from 12.00 p.m. this noon.The strike was launched today alleging that......Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageFitch rates Sri Lanka's USD Bonds 'B(EXP)'Fitch Ratings has assigned Sri Lanka's forthcoming US dollar bonds an expected rating of 'B(EXP)'....Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageSriLankan brings 200 MICE travelers from Chennai to boost tourismSri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines in an effort to improve tourism between India and Sri Lanka organized a MICE promotions activity by bringing in 200 travelers from Chennai last week....Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageTense situation at Kalutara Hospital as people oppose GMOA petition against Health MinisterA tense situation has been reported in the Kalutara General Hospital when the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) attempted to sign a petition against the Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne at the hospital premises today....Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageMoody's assigns B2 rating to Sri Lanka's proposed senior unsecured US dollar bondsMoody's Investors Service has today assigned a B2 rating to the Government of Sri Lanka's proposed senior unsecured US dollar-denominated bonds....Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaWellampitiya Copper factory employee further remanded; TID ordered to submit reportKarupayya Rajendran alias Abdullah , one of the suspects arrested at the copper factory in Wellampitiya owned by the suicide bomber at the Shangri-La Hotel, has been further remanded until July 8th....Link
2019/06/24
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Daily NewsFolic acid tablets safe for pregnant mothersThe folic acid tablets provided for pregnant mothers by the Medical Supplies Division (MSD) of the Health Ministry is completely safe, Health Ministry spokesman said.According to the spokesman a......Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsFuneral of singer Indrani Senaratne to be held on 27The funeral of veteran singer Indrani Senaratne will be held at the Borella General Cemetery on 27 June. While she was admitted to the Colombo National......Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo TelegraphSLPP Power Struggle Continues: Mahinda Says Search For Prez Candidate Not Complete, Basil Admits It’s Gota! ...Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextNational Savings Bank Sri Lanka rated [Sl] AAA by ICRAICRA Lanka Limited has given a rating of [SL] AAA with a stable outlook to state-run National Savings Bank backed by government ownership and a lending portfolio with low non-performing loans....Link
2019/06/24
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Lanka Business OnlineMoody’s assigns B2 rating to Sri Lanka’s proposed senior unsecured USD bondsMoody’s Investors Service has today assigned a B2 rating to Sri Lanka’s proposed senior unsecured US......Link
2019/06/24
14:46
Daily NewsNew ambulance provided to the ParliamentHealth, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Ministry provided a brand new ambulance to the Parliament recently, Health Ministry spokesman said.According to the spokesman, the Ford ambulance is nearly......Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsA protest at Sapugaskanda against cutting of Samurdhi EntitlementsA group of residents engaged in a protest opposite the Sapugaskanda Divisional Secretariat office stating that their Samurdhi entitlements had been cut.This......Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageState Minister leads delegation to special Workshop on Multipurpose Fisheries Construction in KoreaState Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi and a delegation from Sri Lanka are participating in an expert workshop on construction of multi-purpose fisheries harbors commenced in Korea yesterday....Link
2019/06/24
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Daily NewsNearly 23,000 Dengue patients & 33 deaths in six monthsA total of  22283 dengue cases and 33 dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country within this year by June 21st (last Friday), the Epidemiology Unit sources said.According to......Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsFour persons arrested with a stock of cigarettes valued at more than Rs. 5.3 millionFour individuals were arrested together with a stock of cigarettes which were brought illegally from Dubai to this country at the Katunayake International......Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo TelegraphA Cause For Concern: Diminishing Trust Or Distrust Leading To Fear & UncertaintyBy Suji Hettiarachchi -The “Diminishing trust or distrust” article was written to catch the eyes of the scholarly readers of the Colombo Telegraph. It was not an attempt at analyzing human behavior per se. The objective of the article was twofold; to initiate an open dialogue among the intel...Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo Telegraph24 Hours Of Terror; What Was The Prime Minister Doing?By R.T. Samarasinghe -Two months have passed since the deadly Easter Sunday attacks, and as life slowly returns to normal in Sri Lanka attention now turns to what exactly happened on that fateful day.With President Maithripala Sirisena holidaying in Singapore, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesi...Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorPM willing to appear before PSCPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe indicated his willingness to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday Attacks, The Sunday Morning learnt.A senior source of the PSC, speaking on the grounds of anonymity, said that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had informed ...Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorRailway unions to launch another strike if no solution by June 28The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched again if the government fails to resolve their issues.Secretary of the Locomotive Engineering Operators' Union (LEOU) Indika Dodangoda has told The Island that the unions will conduct a strike each Friday if the gov...Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorGovt. doctors in Kalutara district launch token strikeThe government doctors in Kalutara district have resorted to 24-hour token strike from 12.00 p.m. this afternoon (24), the Government Medical Officers’ Association stated. ...Link
2019/06/24
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News.LkTechnology Transfer Programme for Ornamental fishThe Export Development Board together with the National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency (NARA), National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), and the Live Tropical Fish Exporters Association will to conduct a 3 day technology transfer programme from 26th -28th June 2019 in orde...Link
2019/06/24
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News HubNo evidence Islamic State had foreknowledge of Sri Lanka bombings, says officialIt is not at all clear that the Islamic State and itsleader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who claimed responsibility of the Sri Lankabombings......Link
2019/06/24
14:16
Lanka Business OnlineICRA Lanka assigns AAA rating with stable outlook to National Savings BankICRA Lanka Limited has assigned the issuer rating of [SL] AAA with stable outlook to National Savings Bank. Rationale The......Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextFacebook to limit message sharing in Sri Lanka to combat hate speechFacebook is limiting the number of people a Sri Lanka-based user can forward messages to on the social media platform and is improving its artificial intelligence (AI) to flag posts in Sinhalese to combat hate speech, the firm said....Link
2019/06/24
14:15
Ada Derana19th Amendment should not be abolished - PAFFRELAbolishing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution for the sake of personal interests is unbeneficial for the country, says the PAFFREL (People s Action For Free Fair Elections) team on election monitoring....Link
2019/06/24
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Daily MirrorPresidential candidate is Gotabaya: BasilSri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) front liner Basil Rajapaksa said at a meeting of its parliamentarians that Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa would declare on August 11 the presidential candidate of his party....Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsFunerals of the father and his two daughters who died by drowning in the sea to be held tomorrowThe funerals of the father and his two daughters who died by drowning in the Kirinde-Yala beach will be held tomorrow at the Hatton-Kudagama General Cemetery. The......Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsHakeem replies to GammanpilaLeader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, former Minister Rauff Hakeem says that the statement made by Member of Parliament Udaya Gammanpila that the Muslim......Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru News18 Amendment is democratic – GammanpilaLeader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Member of Parliament Udaya Gammanpila said that the 18 amendment to the constitution is democratic. He made this......Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru News8 persons including the Mayor of Anuradhapura remanded againIn connection with the incident of launching a hand grenade attack on the house of the Secretary to the United National Party Trade Unions Associations......Link
2019/06/24
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NewsFirstFacebook adds new restrictions to tackle hate speech in Sri LankaFacebook is introducing changes to its systems in order to curb the spread of hate speech in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is attempting to make it difficult for individuals to spread messages using Facebook Messanger, by implementing a restriction on how many times it can ...Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageMinister promises to increase paddy prices from Maha SeasonMinister of Agriculture, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development P. Harrison says that the price of paddy will be increased from next Maha season and that he too is not satisfied with the guaranteed price....Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorRecommendations on Batticaloa Campus to Cabinet tomorrowCommittee member Parliamentarian Prof. Ashu Marasinghe said that, the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education has recommended the Government to take over the controversial Batticaloa Campus under the Provision of Emergency Regulations.the report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and...Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorMahela vouches for Malinga’s abilityFormer Sri Lanka Cricket Team Captain Mahela Jayawardena has responded through Instagram to social media comments and photographs recently regarding fast bowler Lasith Malinga’s belly.This has nothing to do with six pack it is about his talent. Lasith Malinga has proved his talent and ability, the I...Link
2019/06/24
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News.LkEDB assists to obtain Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical IndicationThe Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka is assisting the Sri Lankan cinnamon industry to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon within the European Union to fight the competition from other cinnamon sources in the world market.While Sri Lanka is the leading exporter of true ...Link
2019/06/24
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News Hub“We missed out on our own security while trying to build a politically correct society”- Defense Adviser – (Video)Nilanthan Niruthan, a counter-terrorism advisor to SriLanka’s armed forces states that every one in the country was busy attemptingto build a politically......Link
2019/06/24
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Daily NewsRecommendations on Batticaloa Campus to Cabinet tomorrowCommittee member Parliamentarian Prof. Ashu Marasinghe said that, the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education has recommended the Government to take over the controversial Batticaloa Campus under......Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaRecommendations on Batticaloa campus presented to Cabinet tomorrowThe report containing recommendations for the private campus in Batticaloa will be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers which is scheduled to meet tomorrow (25), stated MP Ashu Marasinghe....Link
2019/06/24
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Lanka Business Online200 MICE travelers from Chennai arrived Sri LankaSriLankan Airlines in an effort to improve tourism between India and Sri Lanka organized a MICE promotions activity by......Link
2019/06/24
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Daily NewsReport on Batticaloa Campus to be submitted to the CabinetCommittee member Parliamentarian Prof. Ashu Marasinghe said that, the report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development on the Batticaloa University will be......Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageIGP's Fundamental Rights petition to be heard on July 31Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today fixed July 31 to consider a fundamental rights petition filed by IGP Pujith Jayasundara demanding the issuance of an interim injunction order on President's decision to send him on compulsory leave....Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorHad Salley honoured his promise, Easter Sunday attacks could have been prevented!Had former Governor Azath Salley honoured his promise and handed over the two brothers who damaged the Buddhist, Hindu and Catholic statues Mohamed Ibrahim Sadiq Abdullah and Mohamed Ibrahim Shaheed Abdul Abdul Haq, the Easter Sunday attacks could have been prevented, said former DIG Palitha Siriwar...Link
2019/06/24
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News.LkICC World Cup 2019 | Qualification ScenariosSouth Africa became the first big casualty (second team after Afghanistan) to be ousted from a chance to make the semi-finals after their 49-run loss to Pakistan at Lord’s.Pakistan kept their hopes alive with a splendid all-round performance led by Haris Sohail with the bat and Mohammad Amir with th...Link
2019/06/24
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EconomyNextFacebook limits message sharing in Sri Lanka to combat hate speechFacebook is limiting the number of people a Sri Lanka-based user can forward messages to on the social media platform and is improving its artificial intelligence (AI) to flag posts in Sinhalese to combat hate speech, the firm said....Link
2019/06/24
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Lanka Business OnlineFitch assigns Sri Lanka’s USD bonds expected rating of ‘B(EXP)’Fitch Ratings has assigned Sri Lanka’s forthcoming US dollar bonds an expected rating of ‘B(EXP)’. The......Link
2019/06/24
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Hiru NewsA dead body that was buried, disappearsAn incident of a dead body disappearing 28 days after burial has been reported from Nikavahera, Pallewela in the Galewela Police area of authority. When......Link
2019/06/24
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Ada DeranaGovt. doctors in Kalutara district launch token strikeThe government doctors in Kalutara district have resorted to 24-hour token strike from 12.00 p.m. this afternoon (24), the Government Medical Officers Association stated....Link
2019/06/24
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News Hub“Govt. Should Not Regulate Lifestyle” – Hakeem ;”Muslim Identity is not Burka” – Patali (video)As the nation reels with grief, religious and ethnic tensions continue to simmer in Sri Lanka’s political sphere making ‘faith’ the......Link
2019/06/24
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Lanka Business OnlineOpinion: Understanding social media and conflictBy Samidh Chakrabarti, Director of Product Management, Civic Integrity; and Rosa Birch, Director of Strategic Response, Facebook At Facebook, a......Link
2019/06/24
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Colombo PageTraditional recipes help Valalai's women become modern entrepreneursThere isn't a supermarket in sight. Instead, a morning shopping expedition for Merin Kalpana and the women of the Valalai Women's Rural Development Society is simply a walk down to the beach....Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorRailway unions to launch another strike if no solution by June 28The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched again if the government fails to resolve their issues.Secretary of the Locomotive Engineering Operators' Union (LEOU) Indika Dodangoda has told The Island that the unions will conduct a strike each Friday if the gov...Link
2019/06/24
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Sri Lanka MirrorSC to determine hearing of IGP's petition on July 31The Supreme Court will determine whether the petition filed by Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara would be taken up for hearing, on July 31, court announced today (Jun 24).The petition filed by Mr. Jayasundara against the decision to send him on compulsory leave was taken up before Justices Buwaneka Al...Link
2019/06/24
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Daily MirrorDoctors launch token strike in KalutaraThe Government Doctors of the Kalutara District have commenced a token strike from noon today alleging that Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne was importing substandard medicine used by pregnant mothers and children, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr Naveen de Soysa said....Link
2019/06/24
12:31
Asian MirrorPresident's Move To Send IGP On Compulsory Leave: FR Petition Refixed For Support On July 31 ...Link
2019/06/24
12:31
Hiru NewsPujith Jayasundera’s petition postponedThe hearing of the fundamental rights petition filed by IGP Pujith Jayasundera who was sent on compulsory leave has been postponed again to 31 July. This......Link
2019/06/24
12:31
Hiru NewsOpposition Leader says the 18th amendment has no harm but no time to abolish the 19thOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he does not see any harm in the 18thAmendment and is thankful to the President for realizing the consequences......Link
2019/06/24
12:31
Hiru NewsFormer Minister Baduideen to appear before the select committee on WednesdayFormer minister, Rishard Baduideen has been summoned before the parliament select committee that is probing the Easter Sunday attacks this Wednesday. At......Link
2019/06/24
12:31
Hiru NewsDoctors strike against posing threats at KalutharaA group of supporters of Health Minister, Rajitha Senarathna has threatened some doctors while they were signing a petition against Minister Rajitha Senarathna. To......Link
2019/06/24
12:30
Daily MirrorWellampitiya copper factory employee re-remandedAn employee, who worked at the copper factory owned by Insaf Ahmad, one of the Shangri La suicide bombers, had been re-remanded till July 8 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today....Link
2019/06/24
12:15
Colombo TelegraphCounter Potential For Anti Muslim Actions Through Education CampaignBy Jehan Perera -The wounds inflicted upon the body politic by the Easter Sunday bombing continue to fester and become more poisonous. They are not going away as might have been hoped for, and as might have been expected, in a country where much is eventually swept under the carpet to be for...Link
2019/06/24
12:15
News.LkA shade Slinger Malinga never sightsAfter executing a perfect yorker that felled the last Afghan wicket and led Sri Lanka to their first victory in the World Cup, seamer Lasith Malinga fell to his knees. His relief was understandable. On the one hand, it was also Sri Lanka’s first win after 21 attempts. And on the other, Malinga had a...Link
2019/06/24
12:15
Ada DeranaIllegal mobile sawmill in Haputale raidedA special raid has been carried out at the Gonaketiya rubber estate area in Soragune-Haldummulla by the Haputale Police Special Task Force (STF) officers....Link
2019/06/24
12:01
Daily NewsTwo dead in bike accidentTwo were killed after the driver lost control of the motorbike near the Podawakattu Bridge in Kuchchaveli.Police said that the victims were severely injured and rushed to Kuchchaveli hospital where......Link
2019/06/24
12:01
Hiru NewsInformation about the elephant calf hit by the Meenagaya trainWildlife officials said that the elephant calf hit by the Meenagaya train at Palugaswewa on the Northern Railway line is lying nearby with severe injuries. Two......Link
2019/06/24
12:00
NewsFirstSTF arrests 3 suspects with Hashish and ICE3 suspects have been arrested from the Dehiwala and Mattakuliya areas for possession of Hashish and Ice. The police STF noted that two suspects were arrested with 30mg of hashish in Dehiwala while the other suspect was arrested from Mattakuliya with 4mg of Ice....Link
2019/06/24
12:00
News.LkEngland to the quarter-finals of the Women's Foot Ball World CupEngland progressed to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup with a 3-0 victory over an enraged Cameroon side who protested after two VAR decisions went against them. Goals from Steph Houghton, Ellen White and Alex Greenwood sent England through to face Norway on Thursday, but the fractious gam...Link
2019/06/24
12:00
EconomyNextPeople's Bank Sri Lanka group profit down on bad debt, balance sheet shrinksSri Lanka's state-run People's Bank group, which also has a leasing unit, posted a net profit of 3.2 billion rupees for the March 2019 quarter, down 31.8 percent from a year earlier amid higher credit losses and slow net interest income growth, interim accounts showed....Link
2019/06/24
11:45
Ada DeranaSupreme Court decides to consider IGP s FR petition in JulyThe Supreme Court has ordered to consider the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, challenging the President s decision to send him on compulsory leave, on July 31st....Link
2019/06/24
11:45
Daily MirrorPresidential candidate is Gotabaya: BasilSri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) front liner Basil Rajapaksa said at a meeting of its parliamentarians that Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa would declare on August 11 the presidential candidate of his party....Link
2019/06/24
11:45
Daily MirrorFR Petition filed by Pujith re-fixed for July 31The Fundamental Rights Petition filed by former IGP Pujith Jayasundera against the President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave has been re-fixed for support on July 31 by the Supreme Court today....Link
2019/06/24
11:15
Hiru NewsPujith Jayasundera’s petition hearing postponed againThe hearing of the fundamental rights petition filed by IGP Pujith Jayasundera who was sent on compulsory has been postponed again to 31 July. This was......Link
2019/06/24
11:15
News.LkShowers will occur several districtsShowers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Kaluthara districts.Several spells of showers will occur in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts. Light showers will occur in North-western province and in Hambantota district.Showers or thundershowers may occur a...Link
2019/06/24
11:15
EconomyNextRanil - Maithri failures blamed on Sri Lanka constitutional reformA constitutional changed that blocked many dictatorial presidential powers and restored the independence of the judiciary was blamed for failure of the current administration to live up to its election promises....Link
2019/06/24
11:15
Ada DeranaDisrupted train services restoredRailway Control Room says that the train services that were disrupted owing to the 48-hour strike action....Link
2019/06/24
11:01
Asian Mirror"We Will Field A Candidate Who Can Win Next Presidential Election: Selection Process Still Underway": MRFormer President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said a Presidential candidate who could secure victory would be fielded at the next election. Speaking to the media in Kandy, Rajapaksa said their presidential candidate would be a person who loves the country. However, the Opposition Leader a...Link
2019/06/24
11:00
NewsFirstAnother elephant dies due to a train accidentAn elephant died this morning after colliding with the night mail train operating along the Batticaloa route. The accident in question took place at around 1 am between the Gal Oya and Hatharas Kotuwa areas. Train travel along the Batticaloa route was delayed by around 2 hours due to the accident....Link
2019/06/24
11:00
NewsFirstPolice discover over 500g of Heroin in suspect’s residenceThe Police anti-narcotics bureau has taken into custody a 500 grams and 700 milligrams of heroin from the residence of a suspect who was arrested in Kosgoda recently. The suspect in question was arrested on the 19th of this month along with 330g of heroin. Interrogation of the suspect led to the...Link
2019/06/24
11:00
NewsFirst18 arrested for illegal fishing activitiesThe Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended 18 persons who had been engaged in illegal fishing activities. The suspects were arrested in the seas off Trincomalee and Upparu. The Navy noted that 14 of them were arrested by their patrols for using illegal fishing nets. 4 dingies were also taken into custody, f...Link
2019/06/24
11:00
NewsFirstOver 350,000 affected by the drought – DMCThe Met. department predicts that a number of areas around the country could experience rainfall. The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a landslide and rock slide warning for 5 district due to the current weather conditions. Dr. Wasantha Senadeera of the NBRO noted that resid...Link
2019/06/24
11:00
NewsFirstSuspect arrested with illegal cigarettes in KalmuneiA suspect has been arrested in the Saindamarudu area in Kalmunei along with a stock of illegal cigarettes. The Police STF noted that they were able to take into custody 76 cigarettes that had been imported illegally. The suspect has been handed over to the Kalmunei police for further investigations....Link
2019/06/24
11:00
News.LkClimate change: Cashing in on CO2Scientists from round the world are meeting in Germany to improve ways of making money from carbon dioxide. They want to transform some of the CO2 that’s overheating the planet into products to benefit humanity.They don’t claim the technology will solve climate change, but they say it will help.Carb...Link
2019/06/24
11:00
Ada DeranaThis is no time for experimentation - MahindaOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says that there is no time to abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution during an election period....Link
2019/06/24
11:00
Daily MirrorDevelopment is easy, when Govt. is a single party - PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the development work and other things are easy when the government is a single party driven one....Link
2019/06/24
10:46
Daily NewsCID to investigate hate speech on social mediaNecessary steps have been taken by the CID to conduct investigations on people who spread hate speech posts on social media, said the Police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekare.A special police unit has......Link
2019/06/24
10:45
Sri Lanka MirrorCPA files complaint against Asgiriya Chief PrelateThe Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has lodged a complaint with the Police against the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter over the controversial remarks made by the Chief Prelate.Head of CPA Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu had told The Sunday Morning that his organisation had lodged a complain...Link
2019/06/24
10:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka gilt yields down as sovereign bond launchedSri Lanka's rupee opened flat 176.75/85 percent to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday while bond yields eased as government launched a second sovereign bond sale for the year, dealers said....Link
2019/06/24
10:30
Colombo PagePrime Minister to open high quality lubricants blending plant at Muthurajawela todayThe lubricant blending plant built at the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd (CPSTL) complex in Muthurajawela will be opened by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (24th June)....Link
2019/06/24
10:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka launches second sovereign bond sale in 2019Sri Lanka has launched a sale of 5 and 10 year sovereign bonds in international markets, a report said....Link
2019/06/24
10:15
Hiru NewsIGP Pujith Jayasundera who has been sent on compulsory leave arrives at the Supreme CourtInspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera who has been sent on compulsory leave arrived at the Supreme Court today again to be present at the hearing......Link
2019/06/24
10:15
Daily MirrorHow did Hizbullah obtain Rs. 3 bn from Saudi Arabia?The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development in Parliament has recommended that an inquiry be held to find out how Rs. 3000 million had been channelled to Batticaloa Campus (pvt) Ltd....Link
2019/06/24
10:15
Daily MirrorIndonesia earthquake - No harm to Sri Lanka: Met Dept.Meteorology Department Director of Forecasting, Anusha Warnasuriya told Daily Mirror that there was no harm to Sri Lanka following the deep earthquake of magnitude 7.5 that struck off the coasts of East Timor and Indonesia today....Link
2019/06/24
10:01
Lanka Business OnlineOpinion: Credit to Coomaraswamy – Sri Lanka is economically stable despite political/security challengesSri Lanka is set to tap the credit markets for the second time this year. A sovereign bond is to be floated at interest......Link
2019/06/24
10:00
Hiru NewsDrugs prevention week from todayThe week beginning from today until 1 July has been declared as the Drug Prevention week. This week was declared based on the International Drugs Day......Link
2019/06/24
10:00
NewsFirstEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAYYour Monday Morning...Link
2019/06/24
10:00
News.LkColombo Dockyard delivers modern cable laying vesselColombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) delivered the first ever modern Cable Laying Vessel built for Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. (KCS)Japan, last Friday. The high-technology ‘KDDI Cable Infinity’ is meant for subsea operation and cable installation and repair works of optical cables as well as power cables. T...Link
2019/06/24
10:00
News.LkJapan reaffirms commitment to develop East Container TerminalDr. Hiroto Izumi, the Japanese Prime Minister’s Special Advisor, reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo South Harbour as a joint venture partnership of Sri Lanka and India, at a meeting he had with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently. Pr...Link
2019/06/24
10:00
News.Lk‘SL Tourism recovers fast with promotional activities’The recovery of Sri Lankan Tourism is now well intensified by the promotional activities undertaken by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, as well as due to travel incentive packages being announced by the industry itself.In addition to this, Sri Lankan government has taken all the necessary mea...Link
2019/06/24
10:00
Ada DeranaIGP at Supreme Court for FR petition over being sent on compulsory leaveInspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has arrived at the Supreme Court this morning (24) for the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by him against being sent on compulsory leave, said Ada Derana correspondent....Link
2019/06/24
09:46
Daily NewsFire destroys three acres in Batticaloa forestA fire has erupted in the forest in  Sau Kade  area in Batticaloa Police Division.The fire has broke out around 1.00 pm yesterday.The Batticaloa Municipal Council Fire Brigade and the Navy......Link
2019/06/24
09:46
Hiru NewsTwo wild elephants hit by the Meenagaya train at PalugaswewaTwo wild elephants were hit by the Meenagaya express inter-city train on the Northern Railway at Palugaswewa. One elephant had died on the spot but there......Link
2019/06/24
09:46
Hiru NewsThree acres destroyed due to a fire in a forest in BatticaloaDue to a fire in a forest at Thiraimadu Batticaloa, about three acres have been completely destroyed. The Police Media Spokesmans office......Link
2019/06/24
09:46
Hiru NewsThe accident that the ‘third eye’ sawA series of video footage on how a motorcycle collided with a vehicle is being posted on social media networks these days. When a car attempted to turn......Link
2019/06/24
09:45
Colombo PageSri Lanka Insurance receives Fitch Rating upgrade to AAA (lka) for strong financial stabilityEndorsing Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) as the trusted insurer of the nation Fitch Rating Services has upgraded SLIC's national Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating to 'AAA(lka)' from 'AA+ (lka)' with a Stable Outlook....Link
2019/06/24
09:31
News HubGeoffrey Boycott slams James Vince after Sri Lanka World Cup defeatGeoffrey Boycott has criticised the England pair of JamesVince and Moeen Ali for their performances in Friday’s World Cup defeat againstSri Lanka....Link
2019/06/24
09:31
Hiru NewsTwo persons dead in a motorcycle accident in TrincomaleeWhen a motorcyclist was unable to control the speed of the bike he was riding on, it veered off the road and hit a concrete post near the Pudaveikattu......Link
2019/06/24
09:31
Hiru NewsGeneral Secretary of the UNP explains the delay in establishing the Volkswagen factoryGeneral Secretary of the UNP Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the delay in establishing the Volkswagen Factory in Kuliyapitiya was due to certain......Link
2019/06/24
09:30
Colombo PageRailway unions to launch another strike if no solution by June 28The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched again if the government fails to resolve their issues....Link
2019/06/24
09:30
Ada DeranaStrong quake recorded in Indonesia s Banda SeaA strong earthquake struck Monday in Indonesia s Banda Sea, but authorities said there is no tsunami threat....Link
2019/06/24
09:30
Daily MirrorDeshapriya threatens to quit as EC headChairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya threatened to quit as EC head if a presidential election was conducted without holding the provincial council elections first....Link
2019/06/24
09:30
Daily MirrorHow did Hizbullah attain Rs. 3 bn from Saudi Arabia?The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development in Parliament has recommended that an inquiry be held to find out how Rs. 3000 million had been channelled to Batticaloa Campus (pvt) Ltd. The committee had recommended that the assistance of the Foreign Affairs Ministry a...Link
2019/06/24
09:16
News HubPresident seeks to roll back his political reformsPresident Maithripala Sirisena has called for sweeping reforms to the country's constitution that he introduced in 2015 to be rolled back, saying......Link
2019/06/24
09:16
Daily NewsShowers expected in several provincesShowers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Kaluthara districts, said the Department of Meteorology.Several spells of showers will occur in Western province and in Galle......Link
2019/06/24
09:15
News.LkGamperaliya’ rural uplift gets Rs. 37.6 BnThe Government’s island-wide rural infra-structure development programme is based on a sizeable Rs. 37.6 billion budget allocation that provides for an integrated upgrade of electorate level economic infrastructure and boosting of rural-urban market linkages. As at May 24, 2019, the Ministry of Nati...Link
2019/06/24
09:15
News.Lk‘All Easter attackers netted, eliminated’ - PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has affirmed that all ‘extremists’ have been eliminated and calls on the public not to act in manner that would push innocent Muslims towards ‘radicalization’. The Prime Minister was speaking during the opening of a new technical laboratory at the Mallika Navodya ...Link
2019/06/24
09:15
EconomyNextUS-Iran fears buoy oil prices as focus turns to Trump-Xi talksOil prices extended gains Monday as rising US-Iran tensions fuelled supply concerns, while Asian equity traders moved cautiously ahead of a crunch meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping this week....Link
2019/06/24
09:15
Daily MirrorDevelopment is easy, when Govt. is a single party - PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the development work and other things are easy when the government is a single party driven one....Link
2019/06/24
09:15
Daily Mirror’Rathana Thera attempting to create rift among people’Athuraliya Thera is trying to bring about a split between the Tamils and Muslims in the North and East, while engaging in the same ploy with the Muslims and Sinhalese in the South, Trincomalee Parliamentarian Abdullah Maharoof said in a media release issued yesterday....Link
2019/06/24
09:00
Colombo PageSix Indian nationals arrested at Sri Lanka's airport for smuggling goldSri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested six Indian nationals for attempting to smuggle gold biscuits....Link
2019/06/24
09:00
News.LkPresident graced the commissioning naval paradeAt a splendid ceremony held at the main parade ground of the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee Saturday (22), Nineteen (19) Midshipmen of 32nd Intake (Technical) & Forty four (44) Midshipmen of 33rd Intake KDU and Twenty six (26) Midshipmen of 59th Intake cadet entry have been passed out as ...Link
2019/06/24
09:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka launches sovereign bond saleSri Lanka has launched a sale of 5 and 10 year sovereign bonds in international markets, a report said....Link
2019/06/24
08:45
Sri Lanka MirrorThe 18th and 19th Amendments should be abolished – President (video)If the country is to benefit, the 18th and 19th Amendments should be abolished, said President Maithripala Sirisena.“In my view the point where we went wrong was the 19thAmendment. If the 19th Amendment had not been brought this government would have been a very good government. There is an allegati...Link
2019/06/24
08:15
Ada DeranaShowers expected in several areas across the countryShowers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Kalutara districts, the Department of Meteorology said....Link
2019/06/24
08:00
EconomyNextSaudi women use wedding contracts to assert right to driveSaudi salesman Majd had just begun his wedding preparations when his fiancee sought to enshrine in their marriage contract a condition already guaranteed by law -- her right to drive....Link
2019/06/24
07:45
Hiru NewsAllegations stating that 10 Sri Lankan multiday trawlers were attacked in international watersAll Island multi-day trawler owners' union charge that 10 multi-day trawlers engaged in fishing in international waters were subjected to attacks by several......Link
2019/06/24
07:45
Hiru NewsReport comprising recommendations pertaining to the Batticaloe University to be submitted to the cabinetThe education and human resource development sectoral oversight committee says that final report comprising the recommendations with regard to the private......Link
2019/06/24
07:45
Hiru NewsMother who was swept away by Yaala sea waves continues to receive treatment at the ICUThe mother who was rescued after being swept away in the Kirinda- Yala sea, continues to receive treatment at the ICU of the Ampara general hospital. The......Link
2019/06/24
07:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka's Ranil - Maithri failures blamed on constitutional reformA constitutional changed that blocked many dictatorial presidential powers and restored the independence of the judiciary was blamed for failure of the current administration to live up to its election promises....Link
2019/06/24
07:15
EconomyNextRupee bonds held by foreigners in Sri Lanka slightly upRupee denominated Sri Lanka bond held by foreign investors grew slightly to 143.8 billion rupees to 143.95 billion rupees in the week to June 19, central bank data showed....Link
2019/06/24
06:45
EconomyNextSriLankan Airlines bond sale shows confidence in Sri Lanka: Standard CharteredThe sale of a 5 -year US dollar bond sale by SriLankan Airlines at 7.00 percent, which drew over a billion US dollars in orders has shown investor confidence in Sri Lanka, Standard Chartered, which was lead manager to the sale said....Link
2019/06/24
06:30
EconomyNextSri Lanka President seeks to roll back his political reformsSri Lanka's President Sunday called for sweeping reforms to the country's constitution that he introduced in 2015 to be rolled back, saying they are responsible for political instability....Link
2019/06/24
04:15
Daily NewsPresident: 18th, 19th Amendments should be abolishedHousing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the 40th anniversary......Link
2019/06/24
04:15
Daily News‘Build viable Presidency, scrap Provincial Councils’Former Minister and the originator of the Urumayaka Ulpatha Foundation Milinda Moragoda is asking all aspiring Presidential candidates to consider three proposals for better......Link
2019/06/24
04:15
Daily News‘Gamperaliya’ rural uplift gets Rs. 37.6 BnThe Government’s island-wide rural infra-structure development programme is based on a sizeable Rs. 37.6 billion budget allocation that provides for an integrated upgrade of......Link
2019/06/24
04:15
Daily NewsGovt. to tighten NGO controlsThe National Secretariat for NGOs has asked the Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resource Development to give necessary instructions and......Link
2019/06/24
04:15
Daily News‘All Easter attackers netted, eliminated’ - PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has affirmed that all ‘extremists’ have been eliminated and calls on the public not to act in manner that would push innocent Muslims towards ‘radicalization’.The......Link
2019/06/24
01:16
Asian MirrorRajitha Senaratne Says He Is Ready To Run For The Presidency: If I Get Nomination I know How To Win Election"Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said a famous Buddhist monk requested him to contest for the next Presidential election. Addressing a public event, Senaratne said the Buddhist monk urged him to "raise funds somehow" and run for the Presidency. Meanwhile, in an interview with a private TV station, ...Link
2019/06/24
01:00
Colombo TelegraphBoycotting Muslim Businesses & Stoning Offenders: Democracy Fails When Citizens Fail To Speak Up ...Link
2019/06/24
01:00
FTFacebook adds new limits to address spread of hate speech in Sri Lanka and MyanmarAs Facebook grapples with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing changes that limit the spread of messages in two countries where it has come under fire in recent years: Sri Lanka and Myanmar. In a blog post on Thursday evening, Facebook said that it was “adding friction” to me...Link
2019/06/24
01:00
FTSampath Bank talking to investors to allot unsubscribed RightsSampath Bank is talking to potential investors to place the unsubscribed component of its Rs. 12.1 billion Rights Issue. The Rights Issue involved 89 million shares on the basis of seven new shares for 23 existing shares at Rs. 136 each. Sampath Bank said the number of shares allotted to shareholder...Link
2019/06/24
01:00
FTJKH announces new ESOPPremier blue chip John Keells Holdings PLC has announced a new Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP) amounting to 1.5% of the issued share capital of the company with 0.5% issued annual over three years. The move is subject to shareholder approval at a General Meeting. JKH has been implementing ESOP sin...Link
2019/06/24
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FTPresident says good governance needs 18th, 19th Amendments abolishedPresident Maithripala Sirisena yesterday claimed that the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution should be abolished in order to establish good governance in the country, to ensure freedom and democracy in the future. “Even though the monarchical and dictatorial nature of the 18th Amendment to...Link
2019/06/24
01:00
FTCabinet nod for plantation task forceBy Chathuri Dissanayake the Government is to set up a task force to monitor progress of Regional Plantation companies under the supervision of the Plantation Ministry. The Cabinet paper presented by Plantation Industries Minister Navi Dissanayake to set up a monitoring unit made up of graduates with...Link
2019/06/24
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FTSCB triggers big global demand to finance SriLankan AirlinesStandard Chartered acting as the Joint Lead Manager and Joint Book Runner successfully priced a $ 175 million five-year Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Reg S issuance for SriLankan Airlines, guaranteed by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at 7.00% yield. This is the first international bond...Link
2019/06/24
01:00
FTCapital market must focus on insurance sector to spur growth: NITF ChiefBy Charumini de Silva A top industry expert last week outlined insurance as a potential sector the capital market must focus on for future growth asserting that it will be a win-win proposition. “If insurance companies can grow bigger and enhance their participation in capital markets, there is defi...Link
2019/06/24
01:00
FTStakeholders confident of tourism sector recovery, suggest way forwardBusiness tycoon Dhammika Perera on Saturday suggested the private sector must do their own campaigns without waiting for the Tourism Board’s PR and advertising campaign to kick off in July.. He noted that arrivals had increased from around 500 a day in April to about 2000 a day. However, a lot needs...Link
2019/06/24
00:45
FTICRA Lanka revises rating of Hayleys to [SL] A+ (Stable) from [SL] AA- (Negative)ICRA Lanka Ltd., a Subsidiary of ICRA Limited group company of Moody’s Investors Service, has assigned the issue rating of [SL]A+ (pronounced SL A plus1) with Stable outlook for the proposed Senior Unsecured Redeemable debenture program of Hayleys PLC (Hayleys/ “the Company”) amounting to Rs. 3,000 ...Link
2019/06/24
00:45
FTRavi to seek fresh Cabinet approval for quashed CEB salary scaleA paper seeking Cabinet sanction to pay Ceylon Electricity Board engineers’ salaries under the special salary scale which was deemed illegal by the Court of Appeal in March is set to be presented at this week’s meeting, Daily FT learns. Power, Renewable Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi ...Link
2019/06/24
00:45
FTPrime Minister vests several development projects in the publicPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe vested several development projects that have been implemented at rural level in all sectors in the public on Saturday. Several development projects in the Moneragala District were declared open by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday morning. The Premi...Link
2019/06/24
00:45
FTAdequate laws exist to deal with hate speechBy Chandani Kirinde There are adequate provisions in the existing law to deal with hate speech, Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) President Kalinga Indatissa said recently. Speaking at public seminar conducted by the BASL at the BMICH, Indatissa said that if authorities want to seriously curtail h...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTBoycotting Muslim businesses and stoning offenders: Democracy fails when citizens fail to speak upTwo prescriptions containing punishment for correction News was out last week that the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka had made a controversial public pronouncement. I believe that he has mostly been misunderstood by his critics as well as his followers. The ...Link
2019/06/24
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FTCNCI seminar on ‘Customs Procedures and Documentation’ at Hotel Taj tomorrowThe Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) has organised a comprehensive full day seminar on ‘Customs Procedures and Documentation’ to be held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo-3. . CNCI Secretary General Abeyratne Muthugala said that they have identified the need fo...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTParliment heats up over SriLankan Airlines CCO appointmentBy Chandani Kirinde The appointment of an American national with a questionable background as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of SriLankan Airlines was raised in Parliament by Opposition MPs on Friday. UPFA MPs Kanaka Herath and Mahindananda Aluthgamage both questioned the appointment of Joshua B...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTLufthansa Group completes GSA representation in Sri LankaThe Lufthansa Group has announced the appointment of United Ventures Ltd. as its new General Sales Agency (GSA) for Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines in Sri Lanka. In its new role as GSA United Ventures will manage onground sales and marketing resources and infrastructure end-to-end...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTQatar Airways signs agreement to order five more Boeing 777 FreightersQatar Airways has signed an agreement with Boeing to purchase five additional 777 Freighters. The deal is valued at $ 1.8 billion at list prices. “I am very pleased that Qatar Airways has signed this landmark order for five new Boeing 777 Freighters to add to our cargo fleet,” said Qatar Airways Gro...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTAsia Rice: Demand lulls in top hubs; Bangladesh hopes for a deal with PhilippinesBengaluru, Reuters: Export prices for Indian rice edged up last week on the back of an appreciation in the rupee even as demand was lacklustre in most exporting centres, while Bangladeshi traders looked for an export deal with the Philippines.. For top rice exporter India, prices for the 5% broken p...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTEDB workshops on Geographical Indication for Ceylon CinnamonSri Lanka is the leading exporter of true cinnamon to the world and holds almost 80% of the global pure cinnamon market. However, the exporters of Ceylon Cinnamon to the world market, particularly within the European Union (EU) and North American markets, are facing rising competition from substitut...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTCrysbro outgrower links grant poultry farmers greater benefit, reduced riskFor cherished Sri Lankan chicken producer Crysbro, the concept of doing good business no longer solely revolves around delivering a product which can be used as a vehicle to drive profit. After 47 years, the company, which is locally renowned for the high quality of its chicken, has now risen to a p...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTSri Lanka holds symposium with Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesThe Embassy of Sri Lanka in Sweden together with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) organised a Sri Lanka Symposium on 13 June at the SLU in Uppsala.. The Symposium was chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Relations at the SLU, Ylva Hillbur. Many academics from the uni...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTBrowns Thermal Engineering strengthens automotive product range with Bosch partnershipBrowns Thermal Engineering Ltd. (BTEL), the manufacturing arm of Browns Group, recently signed an agreement with Roberts Bosch Lanka Ltd., the local subsidiary of global technology and services supplier Bosch. The agreement will make Browns a distributor of world renowned quality products such as di...Link
2019/06/24
00:30
FTSL proposes developing investment plan with JapanThe development of an investment plan between Sri Lanka and Japan was discussed during a high level meeting between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Japanese Prime Minister’s Special Advisor Dr. Hiroto Izumi last week. Dr. Izumi reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to develop the...Link
2019/06/24
00:00
Colombo PageVeteran singer Indrani Senaratne passes awayThe popular singer Indrani (nee Wijebandara) has passed away at the age of 83 due to a sudden illness....Link
2019/06/24
00:00
Ada Derana1990-Suwaseriya now covers the entire countryThe launch of the historic final step of expanding Sri Lanka s pre-hospital emergency care revolution to the entire nation took place in Ampara district today (23) under the patronage of the Founder of the 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance Service, Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr. H...Link
2019/06/23
23:45
Ada DeranaEighteen apprehended over illegal fishingNaval personnel apprehended 18 persons engaged in illegal fishing in the sea areas of Back Bay and Upparu in Trincomalee yesterday (22), stated Sri Lanka Navy....Link
2019/06/23
23:00
NewsFirstFormer director of bank supervision at CBSL Joan Moonesinghe passes awayFormer Director of Bank Supervision of the Central Bank Of Sri Lanka Joan Moonesinghe passed away last night (June 23). Mrs Joan Moonesinghe is the late wife of Anil Moonesinghe who was the Deputy Speaker and Minister of Transport. She is the mother of a son and a daughter. She undertook an...Link
2019/06/23
22:15
Colombo PageSri Lanka President calls for repealing 19th Amendment, says it led to political instabilitySri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday called for repealing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which was the main component of his election manifesto at 2015 presidential elections, blaming the legislation for the political instability in the country....Link
2019/06/23
22:00
NewsFirst“Attempt to obtain testimony from PM, part of a staged drama” – Ranjith De ZoysaUPFA MP Ranjith Soyza commenting on the decision made by the parliamentary committee probing the 04/21 attacks to summon both the President and the Prime Minister to testify before the committee said that this committee has now become a joke. He claimed that although everyone made a big deal out of ...Link
2019/06/23
22:00
NewsFirst1990 Suwaseriya ambulance service introduced in Eastern provinceThe 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance service was introduced in the Eastern province today (June 23). Accordingly, this ambulance service is in operation in all 9 provinces of the country. As per a request of the Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr Harsha de Silva, the 1990 a...Link
2019/06/23
22:00
NewsFirstSamurdhi injustice in KantaleResidents of a number of villages in Kantale, Trincomalee are facing many hardships as they still have not received Samurdhi beneficiary schemes which were promised to them. An event was held on the 13th of this month at the Bathiyagama grounds in Kantale to award 5000 Samurdhi beneficiary schemes. ...Link
2019/06/23
22:00
NewsFirstMR to name the Presidential candidate on August 12th – Kumara WelgamaWhile speaking in Welimada today (June 23), Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama spoke on the views being expressed about the Presidential nominee of the Podujana Peramuna. Journalist: One team of the flower bud says that on the 11th Mahinda Rajapaksa will reveal the presidential candidate. Then Vasudeva ...Link
2019/06/23
22:00
NewsFirstCEB attempts go ahead with salary scale abolished by the Court of AppealOn the 9th of this month, Action TV spoke of a possible attempt to put forward a cabinet paper, based on the wants of a group of engineers of the CEB, going against a court order. The requirement of the said group of engineers is to maintain a salary structure or scale,...Link
2019/06/23
22:00
NewsFirstV Force carries out second program for drug addicts in KerawalapitiyaThe National Drug Prevention week began today (June 23) and will end on July 1st to coincide with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The second leg of the public awareness program carried out by Gammadda V Force together with Sri Lanka Police to prevent people from fal...Link
2019/06/23
21:15
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/23
21:15
Ada DeranaI can win Presidential election if nominated - RajithaMinister of Health, Nutrition Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne stated that he would contest the presidential election if the opportunity arises....Link
2019/06/23
21:00
NewsFirstKohli fined for excessive appealing in match against AfghanistanVirat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fee for excessive appealing in Saturday’s tense World Cup contest against Afghanistan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced. The two-time champions survived a scare against Afghanistan, who eventually fell 11 runs short of a major upset af...Link
2019/06/23
21:00
NewsFirst“We will put forward a winning candidate” – MROpposition Leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa worshipped the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy this morning (June 23). He visited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic this morning along with a group of MPs representing the Joint Opposition. The Opposition Leader first met with the Chief Prelate of the Malwatte Cha...Link
2019/06/23
21:00
NewsFirstPresident stresses the need to abolish 18th & 19th amendmentsThe 40th-anniversary celebrations of the National Housing Development Authority was held in Colombo today. The event was presided by President Maithripala Sirisena. The event coincided with the 95th birth anniversary of the late President Ranasinghe Premadasa who was the founder of the National Hous...Link
2019/06/23
21:00
NewsFirstJVP expose` : IMF pushes government to privatize state banksAllowing foreign nations to take control of the natural resources in our country was a topic that has been widely discussed during recent months. The JVP today (June 23) made another revelation regarding this. JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake while showing a document said that it was the Peoples Bank amendmen...Link
2019/06/23
21:00
Daily Mirror18A, 19A should be abolished, says PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena today said that both 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution should be abolished....Link
2019/06/23
19:45
Sri Lanka Mirror"The economy hasn't collapsed" -Director of Census DeptIndu Bandara, Director General of the Department of Census and Statistics says that the claims made by some that the country's economy has collapsed is false.Joining a radio show named "Athul Paththa" (ඇතුල්පැත්ත) , she said that the economic growth rate in the first quarter of this year was 3.7%.Sh...Link
2019/06/23
19:45
Sri Lanka MirrorPM willing to appear before PSCPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe indicated his willingness to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday Attacks, The Sunday Morning learnt.A senior source of the PSC, speaking on the grounds of anonymity, said that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had informed ...Link
2019/06/23
19:30
Ada DeranaWorking with India on intelligence – Army CommanderThe Sri Lanka Army is engaged with Indian intelligence affairs in order to combat the Islamic State (IS) terrorism, stated the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake....Link
2019/06/23
19:01
Hiru NewsPresident says 18th and 19th amendments must be abolishedPresident Maithripala Sirisena states that the country will benefit only if the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution are abolished.President stated......Link
2019/06/23
19:01
Hiru NewsFather and 2 daughters who went to bathe in the Yaala sea dies - Mother in critical conditionA tragic incident was reported where a family from Nuwara-eliya were caught in ocean current at the Kirinda Yala beach.A Male, his wife and 2 daughters......Link
2019/06/23
19:00
NewsFirstVeteran Singer Indrani Senaratne passed away at 83Veteran singer Indrani Senaratne passed away at the age of 83 due to a sudden illness. The singer passed away this evening (June 23) while receiving treatment at the National Hospital. She is the wife of the famous singer Sisira Senaratne....Link
2019/06/23
19:00
NewsFirstEthiopia’s army chief killed in northern coup attempt – StateREUTERS: Ethiopia’s army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen and another retired general were shot dead, an Ethiopian state broadcaster said on Sunday (June 23), after a general tried to seize control of Amhara in an attempted coup. Seare and General Gezai Abera were shot dead in the former’s home in Addi...Link
2019/06/23
18:46
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/23
18:45
Ada DeranaMahinda will be named SLPP Leader at party convention – BasilOpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will be announced as the Leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at the party s National Convention, stated Basil Rajapaksa, the National Organizer of SLPP....Link
2019/06/23
18:00
NewsFirstSecurity forces kill four militants in Indian KashmirREUTERS: Indian security forces killed four militants in a gunfight on Sunday (June 23) that ensued after they surrounded the holed up insurgents in Kashmir’s Shopian district. Local police said that they launched an operation in Shopian on Saturday (June 22) evening, in which the police, Army, and ...Link
2019/06/23
18:00
NewsFirstSwiss win moves Vergne closer to second Formula E titleREUTERS: Jean-Eric Vergne took another step towards becoming the all-electric Formula E series’s first multiple champions by winning a Swiss ePrix that had to be stopped and restarted after a mass pile-up on Saturday (June 22). The Frenchman, starting from pole position, secured his third victory of...Link
2019/06/23
18:00
Ada DeranaMuslim women covered their faces due to open economy – HaleemThe clothes that Muslim ladies wear to cover their faces came to Sri Lanka following the Open Economy concept in 1977, according to Minister of Posts, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M.H.A. Haleem....Link
2019/06/23
17:00
NewsFirst335.7kg of beedi leaves recovered in JaffnaNaval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command recovered 335.7kg of kendu leaves (Beedi leaves) packed in nine sacks in Paraithivu island, Jaffna on the 22nd. The stock of Kendu leaves were handed over to the Customs Office, Jaffna for legal processing....Link
2019/06/23
17:00
NewsFirstResearch to evaluate living conditions of children in orphanagesThe Department of Probation and Child Care Services in affiliation with theDepartment of Census and Statistics have taken measures to evaluate the living condition of the children in orphanages islandwide. Director General of the Department of Probation and Child Care Services, Chandima Sigera noted...Link
2019/06/23
17:00
Daily MirrorFake document centre raided in RatnapuraA house in Ratnapura where counterfeit government documents were processed had been raided by the Wellawaya Police yesterday,...Link
2019/06/23
17:00
Daily MirrorIndrani Wijebandara passes awayPopular yester-year songstress Indrani Wijebandara (Senaratne) passed away today afternoon at the National Hospital in Colombo at the age of 79, family sources said....Link
2019/06/23
16:45
Ada DeranaPopular singer Indrani Senaratne passes awayThe popular singer Indrani (nee Wijebandara) has passed away at the age of 83, according to family members....Link
2019/06/23
16:30
News.LkYala drowning: Second daughter dies in ICUThe daughter who was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Debarawewa Hospital after a family drowned in Yala beach, Kirinda, has also passed away, stated Police. A family of four from Hatton had been swept away by a current at the Yala beach at around 7.30 am this morning (23)...Link
2019/06/23
16:15
EconomyNextProtectionism slammed as Southeast Asian leaders rally to trade pactThailand's premier made an impassioned plea against protectionism on Sunday at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders where the fallout from the US-China tariff war has dominated talks....Link
2019/06/23
16:00
NewsFirstSix arrested for treasure hunting in BalangodaSix suspects who engaged in treasure hunting around the Bolthumbe Maha Saman Devalaya in Balangoda have been remanded till July 2nd. The Police said that the suspects include a Nilame of the devalaya, a Shaman and a monk. Investigations are currently underway to trace if the arrested suspects are al...Link
2019/06/23
16:00
NewsFirstNavy arrests four for using explosives for fishingA group of naval personnel arrested four suspects aged between 27- 33 years who were engaged in fishing using explosives in Mannar yesterday (June 22). The suspects have been identified as residents of Mannar A dinghy, an outboard motor and 358kg of illegally caught fish were seized by the navy. The...Link
2019/06/23
16:00
NewsFirstBatticaloa campus: Manager of a state bank summonedThe Presidential commission appointed to look into fraud and corruption in state institutions during the past 4 years has issued summons on a manager in a state bank requesting to provide a statement to police regarding the Batticaloa campus. The commission said the objective of it is to ascertain d...Link
2019/06/23
16:00
News.LkNational Drug Prevention Week begins todayThe National Drugs Prevention Week has been declared from today in line with the International Day against Illicit Trafficking And Drug Abuse, that falls on Wednesday, 26th June. The National Drug Prevention Week from June 26 to July 01 has been declared on the advice of President Maithripala Sirise...Link
2019/06/23
16:00
EconomyNextSri Lanka's Ranil - Maithri failures blamed on 19th amendmentA constitutional changed that blocked many dictatorial presidential powers and restored the independence of the judiciary was blamed for failure of the current administration to live up to its election promises....Link
2019/06/23
15:46
Asian MirrorMR Likely To Officially Take Over SLPP Leadership On August 11: Also Expected To Make Important Announcement On Presidential CandidateFormer President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to take over as the official leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Party on August 11, party sources told Asian Mirror. The Opposition Leader will officially take the reins of the party at the SLPP National Convention on August 11 at the ...Link
2019/06/23
15:45
Daily Mirror1990 ambulance service now countrywideWith the launch of 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance Service in the Eastern Province today, the service was now available in all nine Provinces of the country, officials said....Link
2019/06/23
15:30
News.Lk1990 ambulance service now countrywideWith the launch of 1990 Suwaseriya Ambulance Service in the Eastern Province today, the service was now available in all nine Provinces of the country, officials said. The Ambulance Service was launched in the Eastern Province in a special ceremony held in Ampara today.Ministers Dr Harsha de Silva, ...Link
2019/06/23
15:15
Colombo TelegraphSirisena In Election Mania Mode, Says 19A Must Be Abolished ...Link
2019/06/23
15:01
Lanka Business Online1990 Suwaseriya ambulance service now covers entire nationThe launch of the historic final step of expanding Sri Lanka’s pre-hospital emergency care revolution to the entire......Link
2019/06/23
15:00
Ada DeranaNavy recovers over 335 kg of Kendu leavesA group of naval personnel recovered 335.7 kg of Kendu leaves (Beedi Wrappers) in Jaffna, yesterday (June 22), stated the Sri Lanka Navy....Link
2019/06/23
14:30
Colombo PageSri Lanka to host First Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security in AugustSri Lanka has informed the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) that the island nation will be hosting the First Working Group in Maritime Safety and Security (WGMSS) in Colombo in August....Link
2019/06/23
14:30
Daily Mirror18A, 19A should be abolished, says PresidentThe country would benefit only if the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution were abolished, President Maithripala Sirisena said today while addressing an event held at the BMICH....Link
2019/06/23
14:15
News.LkOur bones are changing in surprising ways in mordern worldIt all started with a goat. The unfortunate animal was born in the Netherlands in the spring of 1939 – and his prospects did not look good. On the left side of his body, a bare patch of fur marked the spot where his front leg should have been. On the right, his front leg was so deformed, it was more...Link
2019/06/23
14:15
News.LkSeveral spells of showersSeveral spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Light showers will occur in North-western province and in Hambantota district.Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva province and in Batticaloa and Ampara distri...Link
2019/06/23
14:15
Ada DeranaPast govt. used fake stats to show poverty levels - SajithMinister Sajith Premadasa says that measures will be taken to give the Samurdhi allowance to those who did not receive the Samurdhi allowance while being eligible to receive it, within the coming week....Link
2019/06/23
14:15
Daily MirrorExpect more showers: Met Dept. ...Link
2019/06/23
14:00
NewsFirstFull-time counselling teachers for schoolsThe Ministry of Education has decided to attach a full-time counselling teacher to every school. Additional secretary of the ministry, M Ratnayake noted that no school has a full-time counselling teacher employed. He added that students who need counselling are left out due to the lack of counsellin...Link
2019/06/23
14:00
NewsFirst18th and 19th amendments should be abolished-PresidentThe President states that the 18th and 19th constitutional amendments need to be abolished if a prosperous nation is to be rebuilt. President noted this at an event in the BMICH....Link
2019/06/23
14:00
NewsFirst4th Fast Attack Squadron commissioned as 4th Fast Attack Flotilla in TrincomaleeThe 4th Fast Attack Squadron of the Sri Lanka Navy was commissioned as the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla in Trincomalee. The grand commissioning ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee. To coincide with the commissioning, the Flotilla was...Link
2019/06/23
14:00
Colombo PageNational Drug Prevention Week begins todayThe National Drugs Prevention Week has been declared from today in line with the International Day against Illicit Trafficking And Drug Abuse, that falls on Wednesday, 26th June....Link
2019/06/23
14:00
News.LkCricket World Cup: Tournament sparks into life after three thrillers in a rowrathwaite caught on boundary looking for six for Windies winYou asked for a World Cup thriller. You got three in a row.England, world number ones and hosts, fell to a shock 20-run defeat by a Sri Lanka side that had struggled in previous matches.India, another of the tournament favourites, scraped t...Link
2019/06/23
13:46
Asian MirrorIndian High Commission Announces 1990 Ambulance Service Now Available Across The CountryThe Indian High Commission of Sri Lanka announced that 1990 ambulance service is now available island wide. The Emergency Ambulance Service was launched in the Eastern Province in a special ceremony held today in Ampara. Daya Gamage, Minister of Primary Industries and Social Empowerment, Dr. Harsha ...Link
2019/06/23
13:45
News.LkLankan skipper says legend Malinga is an exampleLEEDS, Saturday – Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne showered praise on his legendary bowler Lasith Malinga and cited him as an example for everyone to follow after the seasoned campaigner had bowled his team to a dramatic 20-run win over World Cup favourites England at Headingley here on Friday....Link
2019/06/23
13:45
News.LkGodamanna back for Sri Lanka Davis Cup tieSri Lanka’s leading tennis player Harshana Godamanna will play a key role when they participate in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania group III tennis tie by PNB Paribas at the OCBC arena in Singapore from June 26 to 29.Godamanna has been in the forefront of Sri Lanka’s Davis Cup ties for the past 17 years ...Link
2019/06/23
13:45
Daily MirrorSix Indians arrested at BIA for attempting to smuggle goldSix Indian nationals were arrested while attempting to smuggle gold biscuits worth Rs. 3 million to Chennai at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)....Link
2019/06/23
13:31
Asian MirrorPresidet Sirisena Says 18th and 19th Amendment To Constitution Shoud Be Abolished To Build A Better CountryPresident Maithripala Sirisena said both the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution should be abolished to build a better country. Addressing an event at the BMICH, Colombo, President Sirisena said the 19th Amendment — which he strongly advocated in the mid-2015 — has created political insta...Link
2019/06/23
13:30
Times of IndiaSix Indians arrested for smuggling gold in Sri LankaThe accused were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport here and had concealed the gold biscuits in their luggages, pockets of the trousers they were wearing and also their rectum, the Daily Mirror reported....Link
2019/06/23
13:30
Colombo PageSuwa Seriya free ambulance service launched in Eastern ProvinceThe final phase of the first fully fledged pre hospital care ambulance service was launched today in the Eastern Province with 27 fully equipped 1990 Suwa Seriya ambulances....Link
2019/06/23
13:16
Hiru NewsA single Ministry for all religions; Proposal to have it under the Head of StateNational Organizer of the SLFP Parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake says that he proposes to have a single Ministry to overlook religious matters and to......Link
2019/06/23
13:16
Hiru NewsFather and 2 daughters drown in Yala beach; Mother in ICUA tragic incident was reported where a family from Nuwara-eliya were caught in ocean current at the Kirinda Yala beach. A Male, his wife and 2......Link
2019/06/23
13:16
Hiru News8,000 without Visa to be deportedSteps are to be taken to gather nearly 8,000 foreign nationals currently in the country without a valid visa and to then deport them. Controller at the......Link
2019/06/23
13:15
Ada DeranaSri Lanka will benefit if 18A and 19A are abolished - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena states that the country will benefit only if the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution are abolished....Link
2019/06/23
13:00
NewsFirstWorld Widows’ Day : Invisible Women- Invisible IssuesToday marks International Widows day. According to the UN, over 258million people in the world are widows. Issuing a report on International Widows’ Day, the UN stated 1 out of every 10 widows is suffering from abject poverty. This year’s theme is “Invisible Women – Invisible Issues.” The United Nat...Link
2019/06/23
13:00
NewsFirstYouth dies in train accidentA youth died last night in a train accident in Hikkaduwa. Police stated that the deceased was hit by a train travelling to Galle. The 24-year-old victim is a resident of the Gonupinuwala area. The remains of the deceased are currently at the morgue of Karapitya Hospital....Link
2019/06/23
13:00
NewsFirstRailway strike concludes ; token strike every ThursdayThe strike action launched by several trade unions of the Department of Railways concluded at midnight yesterday after 2 days. According to the convener of the Allianceofthe Railway Operation SupervisoryOfficers’Union Lal Ariyaratne, arrangements have been made to resume normal railway operations fr...Link
2019/06/23
13:00
NewsFirst4 year old daughter and father drown in KirindaA father and his04-year-old daughter drowned when they were dragged into the sea by the strong currents in Kirinda, Yala. According to Police, the incident occurred when they had gone to the beach this morning. Police further noted that the mother and the other 8-year-old daughter who were also caug...Link
2019/06/23
13:00
Ada DeranaYala drowning- Second daughter dies in ICU; mother transferred to Ampara by airThe daughter who was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Debarawewa Hospital after a family drowned in Yala beach, Kirinda, has also passed away, stated Police....Link
2019/06/23
13:00
Daily MirrorSangaree expels two of members from TULFThe Deputy Mayor and a Councillor of the Kalmunai Municipal Council had been expelled from their party membership of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), over allegations of corruption....Link
2019/06/23
13:00
Daily MirrorNo 6-pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter: MahelaFormer Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Lasith Malinga for his ability to step up in big games after the paceman inspired his country’s shock World Cup win over England....Link
2019/06/23
12:45
NewsFirstLandslide warnings in five districtsThe National Building Research Organization (NBRO) stated that 5 districts are facing risks of landslides due to prevailing rainy weather conditions. Senior Scientist of the landslide studies unit of the NBRO Dr. Wasantha Senadheera said the districts of Galle, Matara, Ratnapura, Kegalle and Kalutar...Link
2019/06/23
12:45
News.LkSLTPB evaluates digital campaignThe Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is evaluating the impact of its digital campaign launched in the UK and France recently. The evaluation data will be used in fine tuning the digital campaign before its launch in Germany, India and China in the next few weeks.The digital campaign is aim...Link
2019/06/23
12:30
Colombo PageUnderground fake Kachcheri producing fake official documents raided in Wellawaya, suspect nabbedSri Lanka police raided an underground fake Kachcheri managed at a house in Wellawaya and arrested one person suspected of running the facility....Link
2019/06/23
12:30
News.LkColombo Dockyard eyes dredger tenderColombo Dockyard PLC plans to take part in the tender for a dredger for land reclamation work as it has proved its ability in ship building with the successful completion of the cable laying vessels built for Japan, said CDPLC Managing Director and CEO D.V. Abeysinghe at an event to mark the handing...Link
2019/06/23
12:00
Colombo PageSri Lanka EDB assists cinnamon industry to obtain Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical IndicationThe Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka is assisting the Sri Lankan cinnamon industry to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon within the European Union to fight the competition from other cinnamon sources in the world market....Link
2019/06/23
12:00
News.LkCommittee of CSOs of Indian Ocean Rim Association concludedThe ninth Bi-Annual (CSO) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) was held in Durban, South Africa from 19-20 June 2019.The ninth session of the CSO chaired by Ambassador Anil Sooklal, Deputy Director General, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa was the last CSO me...Link
2019/06/23
12:00
Ada DeranaTwo youths go missing in VavuniyaA father has lodged a complaint at the Vavuniya Police that his two sons who had come to Vavuniya from Nainamadu-Nedunkeni area have gone missing....Link
2019/06/23
11:45
Ground Views‘Culturally Inappropriate’ Love Stories and IdentitiesFeatured photo by Tavish Gunasena Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke was awarded the Gratiaen Prize 2018 for his play ‘The One Who Loves You So’ (TOWLYS). The drama explores the relationship between Vidhura, a ‘Colombo......Link
2019/06/23
11:45
News.Lk‘Ride with Pride’ Rides to GanemullaThe ‘Ride with Pride’, cycle tour that saw its birth as a conceptual notion of the Commander of the Army, aimed at grooming a healthy nation through cycling kicked off this morning (23) for the 3rd consecutive time.The cycling tour, commencing from the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (...Link
2019/06/23
11:45
Daily MirrorSix Indian arrested at BIA for attempting to smuggle goldSix Indian nationals were arrested while attempting to smuggle gold biscuits worth Rs. 3 million to Chennai at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)....Link
2019/06/23
11:30
Ada DeranaEighty nine midshipmen commissioned as naval officersEighty nine (89) midshipmen who completed their training at the Naval Maritime Academy (NMA), commissioned as officers of the Sri Lanka Navy yesterday (22), stated the Sri Lanka Navy....Link
2019/06/23
11:15
News.LkColombo Dockyard delivers the largest ship constructed in Sri LankaColombo Dockyard, the largest and oldest ship building company in Sri Lanka has delivered the largest ship built in Sri Lanka's history of shipbuilding to Japan. Colombo Dockyard delivered its biggest and most sophisticated vessel, the submarine cable-laying ship "KDDI Cable Infinity" built for Japa...Link
2019/06/23
11:01
News HubFacebook adds new limits to address spread of hate speech in Sri LankaAs Facebook grapples with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing changes that limit the spread of messages......Link
2019/06/23
11:00
News.LkKalmunai hunger strike called offThe hunger strike led by the incumbent priest of Kalmunai Sri Subadrarama Viharaya, Ven. Ranmuthugala Sangharathana, demanding the upgrade of Kalmunai North Sub-Divisional Secretariat (SDS) to the level of a Divisional Secretariat was called off yesterday....Link
2019/06/23
11:00
News.LkPM vests several development projects in the publicPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today vested in public several development projects that have been implemented at rural level in all sectors. Several development projects in the Moneragala District were declared open by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning. The Premier declared open ...Link
2019/06/23
11:00
News.LkLanka awaits global GAP certification to venture into EU marketsSri Lanka will export fresh fruits and vegetables to the European region, after the global accreditation for exports under the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) are awarded to local farmers this year, Assistant Director Agri-business Development, Department of Agric...Link
2019/06/23
11:00
News.LkRailway services back on trackThe 48-hour strike action launched by Railway employees has concluded last midnight (22), stated Railway Control Room.However, according to the Railway Control Room, all trains could be operated as per the usual schedule since until this morning (23)....Link
2019/06/23
11:00
Daily MirrorIS was initially unaware of Easter attacks-top officialThe Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was initially not aware of the horrific serial bombings, according to a top official familiar with the probe, the Hindu reported today....Link
2019/06/23
10:31
News HubKusal Mendis reflects on Sri Lanka’s remarkable World Cup victory against EnglandKusal Mendis admits Sri Lanka had to lean on their experienced core of Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga to get over the......Link
2019/06/23
10:31
Hiru NewsFamily washed away in KirindaA family from Nuwara-eliya who were having a bath at the Kirinda Yala beach have been caught in ocean currents. A Male his wife and 2 daughters......Link
2019/06/23
10:30
Colombo PageUNP ready to face any election successfully - General SecretaryThe General Secretary of the United National Party, Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that, as a party, all arrangements are now in place to face the upcoming election....Link
2019/06/23
10:30
Ada DeranaFamily of 4 drowns in Yala sea; father and daughter deadTwo members of the same family have died in a drowning incident at the Yala beach in Kirinda Police Division, stated Police Media Unit....Link
2019/06/23
10:30
Daily MirrorWaves sweep four out to sea at Yala, two diesA girl and her farther were drowned while her sister and mother hospitalised after the waves swept them away to the seas off Yala in Kirinda this morning, police said....Link
2019/06/23
10:16
News HubMaithri says will not reverse decisions taken to protect environmentDecisions taken to protect the environment will not be reversed, says President Maithripala Sirisena.He says he has introduced......Link
2019/06/23
10:15
Sri Lanka MirrorCMC to go bankrupt due to Rosy?It is reported that the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is run by a large bank overdraft.Sources from the Municipal Treasury Department reveal that the bank's overdraft has now exceeded Rs 1.58 billion, reports Deshaya newspaper.It is said that this has caused a serious financial collapse.The increa...Link
2019/06/23
10:15
Ada DeranaRailway services back on trackThe 48-hour strike action launched by Railway employees has concluded last midnight (22), stated Railway Control Room....Link
2019/06/23
10:00
Sri Lanka MirrorIllegal fishing in North Sea rises after Modi's arrivalA group of fishermen have complained to the government that over 4,000 Indian fishing vessels have been illegally fishing in the North Sea since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka.In their complaint, the fishermen have informed the government that the use of prohibited equipment b...Link
2019/06/23
09:30
News.LkOfficers should work to ensure the benefit of the public – PresidentThe government has taken steps to ensure the public officials have the required facilities to provide efficient public service to the masses. Thus it is the responsibility of the field officials to resolve the issues faced by the people especially those who live in rural areas, President Maithripala...Link
2019/06/23
09:30
News.LkDecisions to protect the environment will not be reversed– PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena said the sand, metal and earth are the most corrupted businesses in country and he has introduced several laws in the last four years to curb irregularities.President Sirisena made this statement addressing a function held at the Polonnaruwa Buddhi Mandapaya this (22nd...Link
2019/06/23
09:15
Sri Lanka MirrorNew alliance from UNP for Presidential PollsThe United National Party (UNP) will be contesting the next presidential election from an alliance named National Democratic Front, reports say.Minister of Internal and Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government J C Alawathuwala stated that the United National Party (UNP) led coalitio...Link
2019/06/23
09:01
News HubMembers urge US Congress to support post-war reconciliation in Sri LankaThree members of the U.S. Congress have written a letter urging the U.S. State Department to assert the need for the respect......Link
2019/06/23
08:46
Hiru NewsLegal action against those giving false evidence before Parliamentary Select CommitteeChairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ananda Kumarasiri says that legal action can be initiated against those......Link
2019/06/23
08:46
Hiru NewsRailway strike ends – Train services as usual from todayThe trade union action launched by Railway Unions against the Finance Ministrys failure to enact salary revisions approved by the cabinet, ended......Link
2019/06/23
08:46
Hiru NewsDrug Prevention week from todayA Drug Prevention Week has been announced with effect from today in view of the World Drug Prevention Day. President Maithripala Sirisena said that several......Link
2019/06/23
08:46
Hiru NewsElections Commission makes a request to the PublicThe Elections Commission requests the public to complete the voters list amendment sheet and hand it over to their respective Grama Niladhari. Director......Link
2019/06/23
08:31
News HubRailway trade unions to strike every FridaySri Lanka Railway’s trade unions say that they will engage in a 24-hour strike every Friday starting from next week, until a......Link
2019/06/23
08:30
Sri Lanka MirrorState of emergency extended againPresident Maithripala Sirisena has extended the state of emergency by another month with effect from yesterday (22).A gazette notice was issued announcing the extension of the state of emergency.The notice by the President said “I am of the opinion that by the reason of a public emergency in Sri Lan...Link
2019/06/23
06:15
EconomyNextUS has tools to prosecute Sri Lanka dual citizens for torture, crimes: DOJ officialThe United States has tools to prosecute Sri Lanka defence officials who are dual citizens for crimes including torture, a Department of Justice officials told a congressional hearing aimed tightening laws to prosecute those engaging in mass atrocities and war crimes....Link
2019/06/23
06:15
EconomyNextNo six pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter: JayawardeneFormer Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Lasith Malinga for his ability to step up in big games after the paceman inspired his country's shock World Cup win over England....Link
2019/06/23
03:00
Al JazeeraFear in Sri Lanka as monk calls for stoning of MuslimsTop monk says Muslims should be stoned amid unsubstantiated reports of Muslim doctor sterilising Buddhist women....Link
2019/06/23
01:45
Colombo TelegraphPremadasa’s Development Vision & Model: Work, Economic Progress, Social Security, People’s Participation By Dayan Jayatilleka - “The root cause of unrest among our people is that we have reduced them to mere voting machines operating once in five years. This system must change; and change completely to make the people the real masters.”~ R. Premadasa, April 4th 1973 (republished Ceylon Daily Ne...Link
2019/06/23
00:45
Ada DeranaDecisions taken to protect environment will not be reversed - PresidentPresident Maithripala Sirisena said the sand, metal and earth are the most corrupted businesses in the country and that he has introduced several laws in the last four years to curb irregularities in these industries....Link
2019/06/23
00:30
Ada DeranaTwenty-four persons arrested for engaging in illegal fishingNaval personnel apprehended 24 persons engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off Malaimundal, Trincomalee on Saturday (22)....Link
2019/06/23
00:15
Colombo TelegraphFew Opinions On Internal Discussions Of Sri Lankan Muslims By N.M Rishard - Two months have completed. It was an unexpected explosive attack that took place on 21st of April 2019 and none of Sri Lankan Muslims had any prediction on it. Few years back, some Muslims from Kattankudi had arranged a massive demonstration against Zahran Hashim, leader of...Link
2019/06/23
00:00
Colombo TelegraphDemand For A Political Solution To The Tamils In The North & East Of Sri Lanka By Kumarathasan Rasingam -Tamils have little interest in reconciliation without resolution of the political issues. Proper reconciliation can come only after a political solution is found... With successive Governments refusing to acknowledge, let alone address the political issues that...Link
2019/06/23
00:00
Colombo TelegraphHong Kong People Score A Big VictoryBy Kumar David -Beijing is moving towards a more flexible and nuanced approach to HK; Hong Kong people score a big victoryChief Executive Carrie Lam Cheung Yuet-ngor was compelled by the biggest protest rally in the history of Hong Kong (HK) to suspend the reviled Extradition Bill. This...Link
2019/06/22
23:15
Colombo PagePresident vows not to reverse decisions taken for protection of environmentSri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the sand, metal and earth are the most corrupted businesses in country and he has introduced several laws in the last four years to curb irregularities....Link
2019/06/22
23:00
NewsFirstGammadda V Force conducts free rehab program for drug addictsA free rehabilitation program for those who are addicted to drugs, was organized by the District Community Police Unit, the DIG’s Office of Peliyagoda, and the Gammadda V-Force at the Senanayake College in Ja-Ela today (June 22). The awareness program also provided a range of services including psyc...Link
2019/06/22
22:00
NewsFirstYen One billion offered by Japan to develop Trincomalee harbourIt is reported that Japan has offered Sri Lanka Yen One billion to develop the Trincomalee harbour. During a meeting with Dr Hiroto Izumi, the Japanese Prime Minister’s Special Advisor and the Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka at Temple Trees yesterday (June 21), Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe s...Link
2019/06/22
22:00
NewsFirstThree points for aspiring Presidential candidatesThe former Minister and the founder of the Urumayaka Ulpatha Foundation Milinda Moragoda has put forward three points on governance for aspiring Presidential candidates to consider. Issuing the release, the former minister said the first option would be to transform the executive presidency into a v...Link
2019/06/22
22:00
NewsFirstRW left Colombo when he was informed of a second terror attack – Anura K.Addressing a public rally in Matara JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that when the information regarding the CBSL bond scam was revealed at the PCOI that President Sirisena had returned from Dimbulagala to Colombo immediately. He further said that when the President had immediately made a vi...Link
2019/06/22
22:00
NewsFirstTrump : No war with IranUS President Donald Trump has said that he does not want war but warned Iran it would face “obliteration” if a conflict broke out. Speaking to NBC yesterday (June 21) Trump said the US was open to talks but would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. He further expanded on his...Link
2019/06/22
22:00
NewsFirstRavi K’s electricity act set to undermine PUCSL controlsA set of recommendations presented to the Cabinet of Ministers by a Ministerial Sub Committee which includes the Prime Minister, has been received by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, yesterday (June 21). The Sub Committee in question has been appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers on Apr...Link
2019/06/22
22:00
Colombo PageTop officials including Prime Minister summoned before PSC probing Easter Sunday attacksThe Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka and report to parliament has decided to summon four top government officials including the Prime Minister before the committee....Link
2019/06/22
21:45
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 9.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 9.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/22
21:30
Sri Lanka MirrorSri Lankan Airlines officers shifted to KatunayakeThe Sri Lankan Airlines administration has decided to shift their offices that were located at the World Trade Centre to Katunayake, it is reported.The airline had shifted their marketing, public administration and media units to the World Trade Centre in 2011.This measure has been taken to reduce t...Link
2019/06/22
21:30
Ada DeranaRailway trade unions to strike every Friday until demands are metRailway trade unions say that they will engage in a 24-hour strike every Friday starting from next week, until a solution is provided to their issue over existing salary anomalies....Link
2019/06/22
21:30
Daily MirrorCountry needs brave leadership that loves people: MROpposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that what Sri Lanka needed in the future is a brave leadership that loved its people....Link
2019/06/22
21:00
NewsFirst“Train strike launched when we were in the process of solving their issues” – State Minister Ashok AbeysingheThe railway employees launched a 48-hour strike on June 20th regarding the dysfunctional cabinet paper that was approved to remove the salary anomalies of the railway employees and due to the unsuccessful discussions held with the Minister of Finance. The general public was severely inconvenienced d...Link
2019/06/22
21:00
NewsFirstICC Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka shock hosts EnglandThe Sri Lankan team secured a famous victory yesterday (June 21) to further their record of being unbeaten in the World Cup encounters played against England, for 20 years. The team achieved this feat after beating the tournament hosts and favourites, England by 20 runs last evening. Sri Lanka won t...Link
2019/06/22
21:00
NewsFirstFate of our globally recognized ancient irrigation systemsSri Lanka throughout ancient times stood as a nation with an enriched irrigation technology. But what is the fate of our irrigation system today? This is the story of the Wegolla Wewa, in Nikawatawana Dambulla. Although it appears to be a normal piece of land, this is the Wegolla Wewa in Dambulla,...Link
2019/06/22
21:00
NewsFirstCentral Bank bond scam continues to scare away investorsAccording to the Central Bank, foreign investments in the government securities market recorded a net outflow of US$ 79 million in April 2019. On a cumulative basis, net outflows to the government securities market amounted to US$ 27 million during the first four months of the year. Foreign investme...Link
2019/06/22
20:15
Sri Lanka MirrorRishad free : Wimal will have to resign from politics!A special Police Committee report handed over to the Speaker this week has cleared Rishad Bathiudeen of any connection with the Easter Sunday bombings.This report was prepared by a tree member committee appointed to investigate if Rishad Bathiudeen, M.L,A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley had any connec...Link
2019/06/22
19:46
Hiru News4 give up fast in Kalmunei after the arrival of Gnanasara Thera4 out of 5 persons who were staging a fast demanding the Kalmunei North, Sub Divisional Office to be converted in to a Divisional Office have given up......Link
2019/06/22
19:46
Hiru NewsPresident says that Underworld is behind the sand trade in ColomboPresident Maithripala Sirisena says that stones, sand and soil trades are the most corrupt in Sri Lanka. The President expressed these views at an event......Link
2019/06/22
19:46
Hiru NewsRailway strike every Friday until solutions are received; Trade Unions decideRailways Trade Unions have decided to launch a strike with effect from every Thursday midnight if solutions are not received for their salary anomalies.......Link
2019/06/22
18:45
Hiru NewsHiru News - Sri Lanka’s number 1 TV news bulletin – @ 6.55 tonightHiru News - Sri Lankas number 1 TV news bulletin @ 6.55 tonightThis news telecast is available live on You Tube...Link
2019/06/22
18:45
Ada DeranaSix Indians arrested over attempt to smuggle goldSix Indian nationals who attempted to smuggle gold biscuits worth around Rs 3 million to Chennai through various means, including by concealing the gold in their rectums, have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake....Link
2019/06/22
18:00
Colombo TelegraphThe Portuguese, The Saviours Of Our Culture?By Wilfrid Jayasuriya -“The Portuguese, the Saviours of our Culture?”. This is the title of a scholarly article written in the Ceylon Historical Journal in the 1950s by B.J. Perera BA (History) University of Ceylon who was our teacher in the University Entrance class. It was of course “dead...Link
2019/06/22
17:45
NewsFirstPresident vows not to change decisions regarding the environmentPresident Maithripala Sirisena states that he will not change the decisions he took regarding the environment despite negative comments. The President made this statement while attending the “Polonnaruwa Buddhi Mandapaya” programme this morning (June 22). He further said that many laws have been act...Link
2019/06/22
17:45
NewsFirstMick Jagger back on stage following heart surgeryREUTERS: Mick Jagger swaggered back to the stage on Friday (June 21) in his first concert after undergoing heart surgery in April as the Rolling Stones kicked off a delayed North American tour. The veteran British band opened its No Filter tour in Chicago at the city’s 61,500 seat Soldier Field stad...Link
2019/06/22
17:45
NewsFirstRoger Federer closes in on 10th Halle titleREUTERS: Roger Federer is just two matches away from winning a tenth title at the Halle Open after downing Roberto Batista Agut in three sets Friday (June 21). Federer advanced after surviving a mid-match scare to defeat Bautista Agut 6-3 4-6 6-4 and reach the last four for the 15th time. The eight-...Link
2019/06/22
17:45
NewsFirstNine dead in a plane crash in HawaiiREUTERS: Nine people died in a plane crash in Hawaii on Friday (June 21) the Hawaii Department of Transportation said. Cellphone footage from the scene shows the wreckage of the plane by the side of the road, engulfed in flames. There appeared to be no survivors, the Department said in a statement. ...Link
2019/06/22
17:45
Colombo Page22 Senior police officers including Western Province DIG transferreSeveral senior police officers including have been transferred with Western Province Deputy Inspector General (DIG) have been transferred with immediate effect from yesterday (21) with the approval of the National Police Commission, the Police Media Spokesman's Office said....Link
2019/06/22
17:30
Colombo PageColombo Dockyard delivers the largest ship constructed in Sri Lanka's historyColombo Dockyard, the largest and oldest ship building company in Sri Lanka has delivered the largest ship built in Sri Lanka's history of shipbuilding to Japan....Link
2019/06/22
17:15
Ada DeranaCongress members urge US to support post-war reconciliation in Sri LankaThree members of U.S. Congress have written a letter urging the U.S. State Department to assert the need for the respect for religious minorities, respect for due process and the rule of law in Sri Lanka following the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday....Link
2019/06/22
16:45
NewsFirstSeveral police officers transferred with immediate effectThe Police Headquarters has taken steps to transfer several police officers with immediate effect. Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the Senior DIG of the Western Province Nandana Munasinghe has been transferred as the Senior DIG of the North Western and North Central provinces...Link
2019/06/22
16:45
NewsFirstSix Indian nationals attempt to smuggle Rs 3 Mn worth of goldSix Indian nationals who attempted to smuggle a haul of gold to Chennai, India have been taken into custody by the Sri Lanka Customs at the BIA. Customs spokesperson, Sunil Jayaratne states that the value of the gold is Rs. 3 million. The suspects had tactfully stashed the gold in their travelling...Link
2019/06/22
16:45
NewsFirstStrike causes Rs. 19 mn loss to railwayThe Department of Railways has reportedly suffered a loss of Rs. 19 million due to the protest launched by railway employees. Railway Superintendent Dilantha Fernando said that the general income per day for the department is between Rs. 11 – 15 million. On the weekends the department earns an incom...Link
2019/06/22
16:45
EconomyNextSri Lanka to lead global mangrove restoration: CommonwealthSri Lanka has stepped up as a 'Champion' to lead mangrove restoration globally, a statement from the Commonwealth office said....Link
2019/06/22
16:30
Colombo PagePrime Minister vests several development projects in the publicPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today vested in public several development projects that have been implemented at rural level in all sectors....Link
2019/06/22
16:00
Ada DeranaRishad should not be reappointed as minister - Ananda Sagara TheroChairman of the Protect Sri Lanka National Movement Ven. Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thero says that the government should not reappoint MP Rishad Bathiudeen as a Cabinet Minister....Link
2019/06/22
16:00
Ada DeranaWoman killed, 3 injured after three-wheeler topplesA woman died while three other persons were wounded following an accident involving a three-wheeler near the Poththode public cemetery on the Negombo-Mirigama main road....Link
2019/06/22
15:45
Sri Lanka MirrorRohan appointed President of the Badminton FederationFamous racer, veteran badminton player and businessman Rohan De Silva elected as the President of Badminton Federation defeating former interim Chairman Nishantha Jayasinghe( 25-18 votes) in the AGM held at ministry of sports on Friday.Mohan Wijesinghe defeated MLM Fernando (28-06 votes) to be appoi...Link
2019/06/22
15:30
News.LkPresident congratulates cricket team for victorySri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena offered warm congratulations to the Sri Lanka Cricket Team for their victory against England in the ICC World Cup Championship yesterday.Sri Lanka beat the top-ranked host at Headingly yesterday to secure a stunning 20-run victory reviving the race for semi-f...Link
2019/06/22
15:15
News.LkNavy recovers water gel sticks in UpparuNaval personnel, during a search conducted in the general area of Upparu in Trincomalee on 20th June 2019 recovered several water gel sticks.Accordingly, a team of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command whilst conducting a search operation, recovered these hidden water gel sticks in U...Link
2019/06/22
15:15
News.LkInauguration of Tree-Planting Birth Anniversary of Mahatma GandhiA special tree planting project in parallel with the opening of an India-funded New Housing Project in Nuwara Eliya got underway on Thursday (20) at Mahatma Gandhi Puram, Dunsinane Estate in Nuwara Eliya to coincide with 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, World Environment Day and International Da...Link
2019/06/22
15:00
News.LkThe Hindu reports:IS was initially unaware of Easter attacksIndian news paper the Hindu reported today the Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was initially not aware of the horrific serial bombings, according to a top official familiar with the probe.The ongoing in...Link
2019/06/22
15:00
ReutersSri Lanka extends emergency for third month after Easter bombingsSri Lanka on Saturday extended a law granting security forces emergency powers into third month following the Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people. ...Link
2019/06/22
14:46
News HubIslamic State was initially unaware of Easter attacks, says top officialThe Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi......Link
2019/06/22
14:45
NewsFirstTwo arrested with knives and foreign liquorIn a raid carried out in Horethuduwa, Panadura two suspects were arrested along with nine illegal knives and 32 bottles of foreign liquor. The police said that the raid was conducted with the Army from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm yesterday (June 21). The suspects who are residents of Horethuduwa are aged...Link
2019/06/22
14:45
NewsFirst17 year old drowns in KatuneriyaA 17-year-old boy drowned in the Katuneriya, Marawila sea.The police said that three others had accompanied the person who drowned.The missing person is a resident of Lindula....Link
2019/06/22
14:45
NewsFirstTrain strike to be called off at midnightThe train strike launched by employees belonging to several grades of the railway trade unions is due to end by midnight today (June 22). The 48-hour strike action that was launched on June 20th was regarding the dysfunctional cabinet paper that was approved to remove salary anomalies of the railway...Link
2019/06/22
14:45
NewsFirstStrong winds to prevail over the coming daysThe Department of Meteorology states that the prevailing windy condition over the island and showery condition in the south-western part is likely to continue during the next few days. Further, the department forecasts the possibility for the occurrence of strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph in West...Link
2019/06/22
14:45
NewsFirstPM to be summoned before the committee probing 04/21 attackThe special committee appointed to probe into the 21st April terror attacks is due to summon Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe before the committee. The list of the people that the committee intends to summon in future for statements includes the name of the Prime Minister along with several other...Link
2019/06/22
14:45
NewsFirstTeldeniya residents demand drinking waterA group of locals in Teldeniya staged a protest seeking for a solution for their prevailing drinking water issue. The protestors urged that the locals of several Grama Niladhari divisions belonging to the Teldeniya Elecotarate division face massive difficulties due to the issue. They further request...Link
2019/06/22
14:45
NewsFirstSluice gate of Laxapana reservoir openedThe Disaster Management Centre (DMC) states that a sluice gate of the Laxapana reservoir was opened due to the prevailing heavy rains. The Centre urges the residents of the lower areas of the reservoir to be vigilant....Link
2019/06/22
14:45
NewsFirst04/21 committee to end investigations next monthThe investigations carried out by the special committee appointed to look into the 04/21 terror attack is due to end their probe by next month. Chairman of the committee Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri states that a comprehensive report will then be submitted to the Speaker....Link
2019/06/22
14:45
BBCCricket World Cup: England beaten by Sri Lanka but what does it mean for their chances?What does England's shock defeat by Sri Lanka at Headingley mean for their World Cup chances?...Link
2019/06/22
14:45
Daily MirrorJapan-SL talks on East Contrainer TerminalJapanese Premier’s special adviser Hiroto Izumi yesterday called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and reaffirmed Japan’s commitment to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo South Harbour as a joint venture partnership with Sri Lanka and India....Link
2019/06/22
14:30
Colombo PageRishad Bathiudeen challenges Wimal Weerawansa to prove allegations against him or quit politicsFormer minister Leader of ACMC, parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen has issued an open challenge to an opposition MP who falsely accused him of being related by his family to a woman suicide bomber identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings....Link
2019/06/22
14:15
News.LkState of Emergency extended by a monthAn Extraordinary Gazette notification has been issued extending the State of Emergency in Sri Lanka by another month with effect from today (June 22). The relevant proclamation by the President has been issued by the Presidential Secretariat and is signed by the Secretary to the President....Link
2019/06/22
14:15
Ada DeranaSuspicious circumstances surrounding body found in WalasmullaThe body of a person who had died under suspicious circumstances has been discovered inside a house in the Divigalamandiya area in Walasmulla....Link
2019/06/22
14:00
Colombo PageUS emphasizes commitment to develop fair and reciprocal trade with Sri LankaDuring bilateral trade talks held recently, the United States emphasizing its commitment to further developing a fair and reciprocal U.S.-Sri Lanka trade and economic relationship has noted the need to further develop the 13-year trade agreement to achieve full potential of bilateral trade....Link
2019/06/22
14:00
News.LkAG seeks trial-at-bar for Welikada riot caseAttorney General Dappula De Livera yesterday requested Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya to appoint a Trial-at-Bar comprising High Court judges to inquire into the Welikada Prison riot case. Eight inmates were killed in the riot incident that took place on November 09, 2012 and authorities concerned...Link
2019/06/22
14:00
FTEaster Sunday bombings and spy agencies in Sri Lanka – Part IIIntelligence operations are never dull. These facilitate the opportunity to know the other side of our world. Most of the high-ranking intelligence agencies around the globe were born out of strong state policies which were protected against compromise for personal gains. In most of the strong natio...Link
2019/06/22
13:46
Lanka Business OnlineAccess Engineering (AEL) director sells Rs400mn worth of stockColombo Stock Exchange (CSE) listed Access Engineering (AEL) in a stock market disclosure reported that a non-executive......Link
2019/06/22
13:45
NewsFirstStrategy to destabilize country started with the bond scam: Bellanwila Dhammarathana TheroVen. Bellanwila Dhammarathana Thero, Chief Incumbent of the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya expressed the following views during a conference held in Colombo. “Today’s situation might change by tomorrow. We are living in such an unstable condition. Day by day the situation of this country becomes worse...Link
2019/06/22
13:45
NewsFirstAmendments to land act: President adamant on safeguarding people’s rightsA discussion on amendments to the land act was held at the presidential secretariat yesterday. The meeting was chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Ministers Dr Rajitha Seneratne, P. Harrison, Gayantha Karunathilake, Daya Gamage, MP WIjeyadasa Rajapakshe...Link
2019/06/22
13:45
NewsFirstSri Lanka – Japan bonds grow strongerDuring a meeting with Dr Hiroto Izumi, the Japanese Prime Minister’s Special Advisor, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said they made great progress in Japan-Sri Lanka economic cooperation. Issuing a statement, the Prime Minister’s office said he met with Dr Hiroto Izumi, Ambassador of Japan Akir...Link
2019/06/22
13:45
Sri Lanka MirrorNinety percent of coral reefs around Sri Lanka dead!Around 90% of the coral reefs around Sri Lanka are now dead, said Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) General Manager Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara.He said research had proved that Sri Lanka’s corals are faced with an imminent threat of destruction due to climate change, pollution and illegal...Link
2019/06/22
13:45
Sri Lanka MirrorPresident’s Office selects hangmenThe task of selecting the two hangmen to fill the existing vacancy at the Welikada Prison has been entrusted to the Presidential Secretariat, according to Prisons Department sources.This is the first time that such a decision has been taken.It is reported that based on the applications received and ...Link
2019/06/22
13:45
News.LkHow farming can help to heal natureThe global food system is at a crossroads. Five global thought leaders give their solutions for the future.We are in the middle of the greatest demographic upheaval in human history. The world’s population is the largest it’s ever been and is still growing fast.At nearly eight billion people, the gl...Link
2019/06/22
13:45
Ada DeranaEaster attacks- security lapses cost us trust of the people - PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has commended Sri Lanka s security forces and the police for successfully apprehending every suspects linked NTJ leader Zahran Hashim s terrorist group and the Easter Sunday attacks within the short span of two months....Link
2019/06/22
13:45
Daily MirrorIS was initially unaware of Easter attacks-top officialThe Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was initially not aware of the horrific serial bombings, according to a top official familiar with the probe, the Hindu reported today....Link
2019/06/22
13:30
News.LkRights of civil society must be safeguardedWhile taking measures to curb terrorism, measures should also be taken to safeguard the freedom of civil society, Finance State Minister Eran Wickramaratne said. Speaking on the debate on the regulations under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, he said the previous government di...Link
2019/06/22
13:30
Daily MirrorPolice top brass reshuffled following Easter Sunday reportPolice Headquarters announced a sudden reshuffle on the police top brass last night where senior most officers in charge of Western Province and the Colombo District were transferred elsewhere with immediate effect, in a bid to support probes prescribed by the recent Presidential Report on Easter Su...Link
2019/06/22
13:15
News.LkWinds over the island and showers continue in next few daysWindy condition over the island and showery condition in the south-western part is likely to continue during next few days. There is a high possibility for strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, North-western and North-central provinces and in Trincomalee an...Link
2019/06/22
13:15
Ada DeranaIslamic State was initially unaware of Easter attacks, says top officialThe Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was initially not aware of the horrific serial bombings, according to a top official familiar with the probe....Link
2019/06/22
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Ground ViewsBlasphemy and the Prisoner of BuddhismFeatured image by Raisa Wickrematunge For the last 11 weeks Shakthika Sathkumara, an award winning creative writer, has been deprived of his liberty by the State, for what appears to be the......Link
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Colombo PageSri Lanka President congratulates cricket team for victory against EnglandSri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena offered warm congratulations to the Sri Lanka Cricket Team for their victory against England in the ICC World Cup Championship yesterday....Link
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News.LkInflation declines to 3.5 percent in May 2019Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in May 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent recorded in April on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Tuesday. The NCPI for all items for the month of May 2019 increa...Link
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Hiru News4 including the Prime Minister to be summoned before the parliamentary select committee probing Easter Sunday attacksIt has been decided to summon 4 including Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha before the Parliamentary select committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks.A......Link
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Hiru NewsHisbulla ready for a discussion regarding the Baticalo UniversityEastern Province former governor M.L.A.M Hisbulla states that there are no legal provisions to acquire the Baticalo - Private University to the government.He......Link
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NewsFirstTrain strike steams aheadThe strike action launched by several trade unions of the Department of Railways from midnight yesterday, is still underway.Many trains that were due to operate last evening, were cancelled. The general public is facing inconveniences due to the ongoing strike.The strike was launched after talks wit...Link
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Sri Lanka MirrorHow Gota reprimanded Poddala JayanthaAt the time Mahinda Rajapaksa was ruling the country, the Defence Secretary at the time, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had summoned the Secretary of the Journalists Association Poddala Jayantha to his office and threatened him, a weekend newspaper had revealed.Poddala Jayantha had revealed that Sanath Balasoo...Link
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Sri Lanka MirrorCTB deploys around 600 busses due to train strikeThe Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has taken measures to deploy an additional 600 busses to provide transport for those affected by the train strike, according to the SLTB General Manager P.H.R.T. Chandrasiri.He said the leave of all SLTB drivers have been limited to ensure there are enough busses...Link
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Daily MirrorPM and several ministers to be called before PSC? ...Link
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Daily MirrorGota becoming presidential candidate a mere dream: DumindaThe Rajapaksas have ruled the country more than enough and therefore the electorate must choose a leader not related to the Rajapaksa family for the upcoming Presidential poll and at the Parliamentary election that would follow, Propaganda Secretary of the SLFP, Former Minister Duminda Dissanayaka s...Link
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Colombo PageSri Lanka extends state of emergency for another monthSri Lanka government has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification extending the Emergency Regulations for another month. From today, June 22....Link
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News.LkSustainable finance creates more business opportunities’Sustainable finance which aims at integrating environmental, social or governance criteria into financial service is increasingly gaining momentum across the world and plays a crucial role in realizing the objectives agreed upon in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Par...Link
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News.LkKalmunai North Divisional Secretariat in 3 months - MinisterThe Kalmunai North Divisional Secretariat will be upgraded to a full-fledged independent administrative unit in three months, Internal, Home Affairs and Provincial Councils Minister Vajira Abeywardena promised in a statement issued yesterday. This is in response to the ongoing campaigning in the Eas...Link
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Ada DeranaPM, State Defence Minister and ex-Law Order Ministers to appear before PSCPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena and two former Law Order Ministers are to be called to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks....Link
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News.LkState businesses: Asset base grew by 10 % but revenue losses"The total asset base of State Owned Businesses Enterprises (SOBE)s amounts to Rs. 8,204.07 billion in 2018, which grew by 10 percent compared Rs. 7,432.40 billion in 2017 but in 2018, total revenue generated by 54 SOBEs amounted to Rs. 1,916.02 billion, of which 37 SOBEs, recorded a net profit amou...Link
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News.LkPM tells JO : You have US citizens & agents among youPrasad Kariyawasam was appointed to the post of Sri Lankan Ambassador to the US by the former government, and they are now creating a fuss that Kariyawasam is an American agent, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe observed in Parliament yesterday. The PM said this in response to a query raised by Op...Link
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News HubSchool textbooks promote killing of deserters of Islam – witnessIslamic school textbooks distributed by the Education Ministry and being in use since 1981 promote the idea of killing deserters of Islam,......Link
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Ada DeranaStrong gusty winds, heavy rain expected in next few daysThe Department of Meteorology says there is a high possibility of strong gusty winds and heavy rain occurring during next few days in several provinces in the country....Link
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News HubMalinga steers Sri Lanka to thrilling win over EnglandLasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews played key roles in Sri Lanka's stunning 20-run World Cup win over England that revived the race......Link
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News HubState of Emergency in Sri Lanka extended by a monthAn Extraordinary Gazette notification has been issued extending the State of Emergency in Sri Lanka by another month with effect from today......Link
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News HubAll living suspects of Easter Sunday attacks arrested: PMAll living suspects responsible for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks have been apprehended by the security forces so far as two months......Link
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Lanka Business OnlineExpolanka, HNB Assurance, Janashakthi, Melstacorp in new S&P Sri Lanka 20 IndexColombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announces changes in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices at......Link
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Asian MirrorJapan And Sri Lanka Sign MOC On Systems Relating To Foreign Human Resources: Establishes Basic Framework For Information PartnershipThe Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan and the National Police Agency, and the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports of Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in Tokyo yesterday on a Basic Frame...Link
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Asian MirrorRishad Bathiudeen Challenges Wimal Weerawansa To Quit Politics If He Cannot Prove Allegations On Dematagoda Suicide BomberACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen issued an open challenge MP Wimal Weerawansa who accused Bathiudeen of being related by his family to a woman suicide bomber identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings. ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen MP, addressing Parliament today challenged Wimal Weeraansa MP to qui...Link
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Asian MirrorFacebook Adds New Limits to address the spread of hate speech in Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Limits Message Forwarding To Five PeopleFacebook has decided to introduce changes that limit the spread of messages in two countries where it has come under fire in recent years: Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Tech Crunch reported.In a blog post on Thursday evening, Facebook said that it was “adding friction” to message forwarding for Messenger u...Link
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Daily NewsSirisena should be SLFP presidential candidate – SLFP Gen. Sec.“The next Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) presidential candidate should be Maithripala Sirisena and the alliance between the SLFP and the SLPP (Pohottuwa) will decide......Link
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Daily NewsParliamentRights of civil society must be safeguarded - EranWhile taking measures to curb terrorism, measures should also be taken to safeguard the freedom of civil society, Finance......Link
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Daily NewsUNF to field Common Candidate at Presidential Elections - Akila VirajThe United National Party (UNP) led United National Front has decided to field a Common Candidate at the upcoming Presidential Elections, UNP General Secretary and Education Minister Akila Viraj......