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Local News; Lanka Media Links
Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) Gemunu Wijeratne yesterday said he had requested the Finance Minister to include a clause to ban begging and selling goods inside buses and to Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: DM
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said the COPE report on the CB bond scam would be taken up for debate today as scheduled and there was no reason for the House to Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: DM
For the first time in the history of the Dimbulagala Forest Monastery, a seven-year-old Muslim boy has been ordained, said Chief Incumbent Millane Siriyalankara Thera. Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: DM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, informed sources said yesterday. Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: DM
Sri Lanka GuardianSri Lanka: Punish bond looters, recover stolen state fundsSri Lanka GuardianIt is heartening that President Sirisena has at long last declared that he will appoint a Special Presidential Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Goolgle
Muslim farmers in Ampara district in Eastern Sri Lanka are pleading with the government to return 2878 acres of agricultural land which ought to have been given back to them Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Derana
President Maithripala Sirisena says he will take steps to create a society of intellectuals by strengthening the free education system of the country and providing equal benefits to all the Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Derana
The moment we defy power, we are victorious. The moment we stand alongside the oppressed, and accept being treated like the oppressed, we are victorious. The […] Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: SLG
Asia TimesSri Lanka still paying past bills as it plans for the futureAsia TimesFor Sri Lanka, 2015 was a major turning point that saw voters reject a corrupt and authoritarian Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Goolgle
The Dasa Sil Matha who began a hunger strike on Sunday (22) was admitted to the Kandy General Hospital this evening due to being in a critical condition. Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: DM
President Maithripala Sirisena is attempting to enact a ‘Sampanthan Constitution' by cancelling the first three clauses in the First Chapter of the current Constitution, joint opposition MP Keheliya Rambukwella claimed Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: DM
The Anti-Corruption Front (ACF) led by Ven. Ulapone Sumangala Thera wrote to President Maithripala Sirisena today demanding him to prevent former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran from attending meetings at Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: DM
Sri Lanka: Amnesty International hosts “Memory and Justice” – day of activities and poetry book launchAmnesty InternationalAmnesty International will be hosting a day of activities around the theme of “Memory Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: Goolgle
The central focus was on Russia, because U.S. strategists, obsessed with maintaining “American primacy,” saw Russia as the country most likely to be able to challenge […] Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: SLG
The Government has sought the advice of the Attorney General on the action it should take on the delay by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) approving the Google Loon Project, Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: DM
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has spoken to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chief Ministers who met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday. Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said that Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: CMBGZ
Sri Lankans were among the highest number of asylum seekers in Switzerland last year. The Reuters news agency reported that requests for asylum in Switzerland plunged by nearly a third Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: CMBGZ
Muslim farmers in Ampara are pleading with the Government to return 2878 acres of agricultural land which ought to have been given back to them when the 30-year war ended Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: CMBGZ
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today said it will provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: DM
The USS Hopper (DDG 70) concluded its five-day port call to Colombo today as part of a visit to strengthen growing U.S.-Sri Lankan ties and express appreciation to the Sri Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: Derana
The "Defence Analyst" of the "Divaina" newspaper Keerthi Warnakulasuriya has written a new book on the international moves demanding a probe on alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, in Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: AM
Aamir Khan won the best actor award at the recently held prestigious Filmfare 2017 award ceremony. He was awarded for his portrayal as a wrestler in Dangal, which also went Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
Chinese communities around the globe are preparing to launch their new year celebrations, the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. Starting from 28 January this colourful event also called Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
A sports coach and four students were arrested by the police over charges of assaulting a school student. The injured student is currently treated at the National Hospital of Colombo. Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
EPF Under Investigation
The central bank and law enforcement authorities are probing the Employees' Provident Fund, a retirement fund of private sector workers which is managed by state workers. The Central Bank's governing Monetary Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: AM
There is no shortage in stents used to conduct heart surgeries, Ministry of Health states. Consultant Cardiologist of the National Hospital in Sri Lanka Dr. Gotabhaya Ranasinghe said the health Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
Lanka Private Bus Owners' Union Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said that he requests that the minimum fine for engaging in begging or selling in buses be raised up to 5000 rupees. Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
The Ministry of Health has decided to implement a special national dengue prevention programme today. The programme will be launched based on information received regarding there being a high Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
The debate for the Cope Committee report on the Central Bank bond issue is scheduled to take place in parliament today at 9.30 am and will continue on till 7.30 Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
The Department of Meteorology states that the wave type atmospheric disturbance is affecting weather island-wide, as well as surrounding sea areas. Under its influence showers and windy conditions are expected Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
The work to rule trade union action launched at midnight on Monday by train drivers, has currently been halted. The work to rule trade union action was launched based on Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
Tension arose yesterday at the Ratnapura District Coordinating Committee meeting following questions presented with regard to the construction of two minor power plants in violation of conditions of the environment Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: Hiru
PM Wants Next World Economic Forum To Be Held In SL
Minister Harin Fernando says prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has requested to hold the nest World Economic Forum in Sri Lanka. Addressing the media briefing held at the government information department Read more..
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Source: AM
Jan 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended the remand of the former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: Topix
Jan 23, Colombo: Faced with increasing price control issues in its domestic market, Sri Lanka has started enforcing new protection measures to safeguard its consumers from errant traders, the Ministry Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: Topix
Jan 23, Colombo: The European Investment Bank will provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, the long-term lending institution Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: Topix
Jan 23, Colombo: The USS Hopper concluded its five-day port call to Colombo today as part of a visit to strengthen growing United States-Sri Lankan ties and expressed appreciation to Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: Topix
Delimitation Of Local Government Areas To Be Gazette At End Of January
Delimitation of local government areas will be gazetted at the end of this month. Secretary to the Ministry of Local government and provincial councils Kamal Padmasiri said that it is aimed Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: AM
Tamil Nadu Assembly Passes Jallikattu Bill As Protests In Chennai Turn Violent
The Jallikattu Bill was unanimously passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly during a special session on Monday as protests over the bull-taming sport took a violent turn. It tabled by Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: AM
Sri Lanka Earns Scores Rs. 1200 Million By Fish Exports In 2016
Fish exports have earned a profit of Rs. 1200 million to Sri Lanka in 2016. This was revealed in a progress and performance review meeting held in the Ministry on Read more..
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Source: AM