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Filing a motion in Colombo Fort Magistrate's court today, the Defence Counsel submitted a new bail application on behalf of MP Wimal Weerawansa who was accused of misusing 40 government Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara left for Malaysia to attend the 210th Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) Day, this morning, Police Headquarters said. Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption as Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC) Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
The Monetary Board decided to increase the key policy interest rates of the Central Bank, namely the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR) by Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open a High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
Three individuals who had been involved in motor vehicle theft, have been arrested the police. MORE... Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Derana
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday charged that the international community is making unrealistic demands from Sri Lanka. Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
The Government of India felt anguish and pain over the Sri Lankan military's alleged war crimes against unarmed Tamils in the 2009 war, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
The Government of India felt anguish and pain over the Sri Lankan military's alleged war crimes against unarmed Tamils in the 2009 war, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
A Counsel appearing on behalf of MP Wimal Weerawansa on Friday filed a bail application with the Fort Magistrate's Court, Ada Derana report said. MORE... Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Derana
Sputnik InternationalRussia, Sri Lanka Nearly Finalize Contract on Gepard 3.9 Corvette DeliveriesSputnik InternationalRussia and Sri Lanka have reached final stages of agreeing on a contract to deliver Gepard 3.9-class frigates Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Goolgle
Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
Russia has proposed to set up a service center for Russian-made helicopters in Sri Lanka, a deputy chief of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told Sputnik on Friday. MORE.. Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Derana
The spread of dengue in Sri Lanka could be a part of the health crisis which currently prevails in the Asian region, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday. Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: DM
The condition of MP Wimal Weerawansa, who is continuing a hunger strike urging is release, is critical, sources close to his party told Ada Derana. MORE... Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Derana
Germany appreciates Sri Lanka's approach to achieve democracy in the country, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement today. The President of the German Bundestag, Professor Dr Norbert Lammert accompanied Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: CMBGZ
India TodayBefore 2.0, Rajinikanth's Sri Lanka visit faces stiff protest from Tamil groupsIndia TodayAccording to reports, Tamil fringe groups like Viduthalai Chiruthaigal KAtchi (VCK), Marumarlarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMDK) and Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Goolgle
With the latest turn in connect to the controversy surrounding the deal with between Sri Lanka and China Merchant Port Holdings Company sparks doubts whether there is an attempt to Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Derana
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today warned Members of Parliament (MPs) over their conduct in the House. The Speaker said that MPs must respect Parliament and other MPs when making statements in Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: CMBGZ
The FINANCIALEnhancing the Trade and Competitiveness Potential of Sri Lanka's Private SectorThe FINANCIAL“Australia has long stood by Sri Lanka as a close friend. This year marks the 70th anniversary of Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Goolgle
While welcoming the adoption of resolution 34/L 1, at the UN Human Rights Council, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to honor its commitment Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: CT
Russia Offers To Set Up Helicopter Maintenance Centre In Sri Lanka
Russia has proposed to set up a service centre for Russian-made helicopters in Sri Lanka, a deputy chief of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told Sputnik on Friday. "We've Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AM
Weerawansa Seeks Bail Again 'Under Any Condition' Citing Daughter's Severe Mental Duress
Lawyers representing Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate that the MP's daughter was under severe mental duress due to her father's arrest. The lawyers requested the Magistrate to Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AM
The activist who screened ‘No Fire Zone' documentary in Malaysia was fined by a Malaysian magistrates court. It documentary is on Sri Lankan civil war and Malaysia banned it in Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
Valentina Tereshkova who is considered to be the first woman to go to space met President Maithripala Sirisena during his Russian tour yesterday. President Sirisena is touring in Russia in Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives on Friday on his troubled health care bill. The American Healthcare Act is intended to replace Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
The JVP questioned in parliament regarding the progress of the investigation carried out into the incident where body parts of late rugby player Wasim Thajudeen were found at the private Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
Colombo Fort Magistrate will consider the fresh bail application filed by MP. Wimal Weerawansa today. The court decision for it will be given on April 03, Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
A fisherman has died after a Navy boat on patrol collided onto his fishing boat in Vedithalativu sea. The incident has taken place this morning. Navy officials have saved him Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will battle for the ICC Cricket World Cup pass. It is reported that tomorrow's series, in Dambulla, will be of utmost importance to the two teams Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa reported to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Massive Fraud and Corruption at 10 o'clock this morning. He was asked to record a statement in connection Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
An unidentified male body was recovered from Castlereigh reservoir. The body was found by a group of fishermen. A bottle of alcohol was also found from where the body was Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
IUSF launched a public petition making several demands including that Malabe Private Medical School be shut down. They expect to collect 2.5 million signatures on their anti SAITM petition. The Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank today said it has decided to increase both the deposit rate and the lending rate by 25 basis points further tightening the monetary Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Topix
Central Bank Increases Key Policy Interest Rates In A Bid To Counter Inflation
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has announced an increase in key policy interests rates to counter inflation. ‘The Monetary Board, at its meeting held on 23 March 2017, was Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AM
Weerawansa Continues Hunger Strike: Refuses To Drink Water: Doctors Say Blood Pressure Increased
Doctors treating Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa informed prison officials this morning that the MP's blood pressure had increased, Prison Department sources said. Weerawansa, who is currently in remand over abuse of Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AM
Non-payment of bills for Rupavahini election ADs: Former President Before Presidential Commission
mer President Mahinda Rajapaksa appeared before PRECIFAC, a short while ago, to give a statement on non-payment of bills for election ads on the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation during the Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AM
Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera Released On Bail
The Colombo Additional Magistrate's Court has released the Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera on a surety bail of 100,000 rupees after recalling the arrest warrant issue for his arrest. He had Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AM
52 Indictments In Trincomalee On Dengue Cases
4752 sites came under inspection on the first day of the dengue control week operative in the Trincomalee District. The Health Ministry said that 83 sites with mosquito larvae were Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AM
New Zealand To Open High Commission In Sri Lanka
Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open a High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka. "Establishing a High Commission in Colombo is a sign of Read more..
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: AM