More trade unions to join GMOA token strike

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Several health sector trade unions have decided to support the token strike to be launched by the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) next Monday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Legal action against 139 after day 1 of dengue programme

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Over 18,000 locations were inspected for mosquito breeding grounds during day one of the three-day dengue eradication programme implemented by the Ministry of Health. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Udaya Gammanpila released on bail

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UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila, who was arrested and remanded last month on charges of using a fraudulent Power of Attorney to sell the shares of a company, has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate's Court. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka mulls three-tiered systematic approach to ease traffic congestion

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Sri Lanka is looking to boost its public transport infrastructure, particularly in Colombo, amid rising passenger numbers and increased road congestion. MORE.. Read the Full Article

EXCLUSIVE- New Governor to be appointed after Ravi K returns

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The new Central Bank Governor will be appointed only after the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake returns to the country, Government sources told Ada Derana. According to the Monetary Board Act it is mandatory to receive the recommendation of the Finance Minister to appoint a new Central Bank Governor. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Appointment of CBSL Governor should not be politicized says good governance activist

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka functions as its chief executive officer. This is one .. Read the Full Article

SF receives UNP membership

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Regional Development Minister and Field Marshal, Sarath Fonseka today obtained membership of the Uni.. Read the Full Article

PM hindering new CB Governor slot : Wimal

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The National Freedom Front (NFF) yesterday claimed that President Maithripala Sirisena had to retrac.. Read the Full Article

Navy intercepts suspicious Pakistan ship

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Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard intercepted a ship along with 27 crew members onboard yesterday on th.. Read the Full Article

SL s key commitments remain unfulfilled: HRW

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The Human Rights Watch (HRW) today said the Sri Lankan government has taken important steps to addre.. Read the Full Article

ACPBA bus strike from Sunday

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An islandwide bus strike would be launched from Sunday, July 3 midnight, All Ceylon Private Bus Owne.. Read the Full Article

Fourteen SSPs to be appointed acting DIGs

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An islandwide bus strike would be launched from Sunday, July 3 midnight, All Ceylon Private Bus Owne.. Read the Full Article

Thewarapperuma s suicide drama

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Deputy Minister Palitha Threwarappperuma is reported to have attempted to hang himself from the ceil.. Read the Full Article

Term of 23 LG bodies will not be extended - Minister

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The tenure of twenty-three local government bodies will not be further extended and will officially end from midnight today (June 30), Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Navy conducts soccer training for schools in the islands of Jaffna Peninsula

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Northern Naval Command of the Sri Lanka Navy conducted the second leg of soccer training programme for the school children who are in the Islands of Jaffna Peninsula, at the SLNS Uththara Kankasanthurai recently (25th Saturday, June 2016). Read the Full Article

Land used by Army in Jaffna handed over to legitimate owners

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Northern Naval Command of the Sri Lanka Navy conducted the second leg of soccer training programme for the school children who are in the Islands of Jaffna Peninsula, at the SLNS Uththara Kankasanthurai recently (25th Saturday, June 2016). Read the Full Article

Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna celebrates 20th anniversary

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Northern Naval Command of the Sri Lanka Navy conducted the second leg of soccer training programme for the school children who are in the Islands of Jaffna Peninsula, at the SLNS Uththara Kankasanthurai recently (25th Saturday, June 2016). Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka has failed to meet key commitments- HRW

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In Sri Lanka, the government has taken important steps to address the serious human rights problems in the country, including by supporting the Council's October 2015 resolution, the Human Rights watch said today. MORE... Read the Full Article

First govt in the world to create ‘factory’ to accuse own military - Wimal

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Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa claims that by urging the government to take more steps to create coexistence in Sri Lanka, the United Nations wants the government to take immediate steps to console and satisfy Tamil separatism and other minority extremism. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Police Commission promotes 7 SSPs to the rank of DIG

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The National Police Commission has promoted seven Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) with effect from today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Navy damages 7 boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen?

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Seven boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were today damaged allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Nedhunthivu in the island nation, the PTI reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

COPE report on bond issue should be made public soon - JHU

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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) says that the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) should release its report regarding the controversial Central Bank bond issue as immediately as possible as the people have a right to know the truth. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Thewarapperuma attempts to commit suicide, hospitalised

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Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, who attempted to commit suicide at a school in Mathugama, has been hospitalised, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE... Read the Full Article

PM to attend SADC in Singapore next month

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe is to attend the third South Asian Diaspora Convention next month. The Straits Times reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

Case filed against Namal for no show at Bribery Commission

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The Commission to Investigate Allegations of bribery and Corruption today filed a case against UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa with the Supreme Court on defamation charges. MORE.. Read the Full Article