LTTE to remain on EU s terrorism list despite ECJ s ruling

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The European Union (EU) announced that they would continue to consider the LTTE as a terrorist organisation, despite the ruling made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) earlier today (26). MORE... Read the Full Article

CPC trade unions call off strike following talks with President

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Petroleum trade unions have decided to temporarily call off their strike after discussions with the President. MORE... Read the Full Article

President Sirisena congratulates newly elected Indian President

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Congratulating the newly elected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his willingness to work closely with the new Indian President to further develop and strengthen excellent bilateral relations and cooperation which exists between the two countries. MORE.. Read the Full Article

LTTE removed from EU s terrorism list

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The court said that EU had not produced any evidence to show that there was a risk of the LTTE carrying out attacks after its military defeat in 2009. MORE... Read the Full Article

Parliament adjourned following tense situation

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Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya resorted to postponing the Parliamentary session owing to a heated situation that arose during the session. MORE... Read the Full Article

CPC workers arrested following unrest in Kolonnawa

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The 16 Ceylon Petroleum Corporation employees arrested for unruly behavious near the Kolonnawa Petroleum Storage Terminal have been released on police bail. MORE... Read the Full Article

CPC trade unions agree to carry out essential services until talks

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Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade unions engaged in the strike action have agreed to carry out essential services until 6.30pm today, when discussions are expected to be held with relevant authorities. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Pres. Task Force calls for public cooperation with fumigation activities

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The Presidential Task Force states that the public s active cooperation is required in order to eradicate dengue by means fumigation. MORE... Read the Full Article

15 bowsers carrying fuel leave Kolonnawa terminal

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Fifteen bowsers loaded with fuel left the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal in Kolonnawa, a short while ago. MORE.. Read the Full Article

JO is poised to file a no-confidence motion against Ravi - Namal

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Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa stated that the leaders of the Joint Opposition (JO) were in the process of hosting discussions in order to file a motion of no confidence against Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake. MORE... Read the Full Article

Bus topples off Ampara - Sammanthurai main road; 19 injured

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19 individuals have been injured following a traffic accident along the Ampara – Sammanthurai main road, Police reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

Protesting CPC workers block road in Kolonnawa

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The Dematagoda - Kolonnawa road is blocked for traffic in front of the Kolonnawa petroleum storage complex due to a protest being staged by CPC employees. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Cabinet consents to conducting island-wide PC elections on the same day

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The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to amend the provisions of the Constitution and Provincial Councils Act, in order to enable the conductionof elections of all Provincial Councils on the same day. MORE... Read the Full Article

Rs.10 million worth Walla Patta seized at BIA

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Customs officials of the departure terminal at the Katunayake airport have seized 60kg of Walla Patta worth Rs. 10 million. MORE... Read the Full Article

Stationmaster remanded for assault in Chilaw

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The station master and two railway employees at the Chilaw railway station have been remanded for allegedly assaulting a passenger. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ravi unable to appear before bond commission

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Minister Ravi Karunanayake has informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Central Bank bond scam, through his attorneys, that he will be unable to appear before the commission until next Wednesday due to a busy schedule. MORE... Read the Full Article

Court requested to release elephants for processions

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The domesticated elephant protection association has requested the Court to release all licensed elephants for the religious processions. MORE... Read the Full Article

Three-day dengue prevention programme to be launched in the Western Province

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The Ministry of Health has made the decision to launch a three-day dengue prevention programme within the Western Province, starting tomorrow (27). MORE... Read the Full Article

Port workers poised to launch strike

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The All Ceylon Port General Workers Union announced that they would conduct a demonstration tomorrow (27), opposing the transfer of ownership of the Hambantota Port to private companies. MORE... Read the Full Article

Fuel storage and distribution declared an essential service

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(UPDATE) The President s Media Division announced that President Maithripala Sirisena had requested CPC workers to report to duty by being considerate of the inconvenience caused to the public as a result of the strike. Read the Full Article

Presidential Commission re-issues summons to Ravi

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The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and Inquire into the Issuance of Treasury Bonds has re-issued summons on former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Foreign Exchange Bill passed in Parliament

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The Foreign Exchange Bill was passed in Parliament with amendments, a short while ago. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe further remanded

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Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe has been further remanded till the August 08 after being produced at the Kayts Magistrates Court. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Investments in H tota were a big mistake - Eran

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Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy stated that the Government was in the process of attempting to deepen and widen the agreement with India to include services, investment, training and technology, in addition to goods. MORE... Read the Full Article

Heavy traffic around town hall

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Heavy traffic has been reported around Town Hall. MORE... Read the Full Article