Important News
Prime Minister to address the Japanese Parliament tomorrow
[ Sunday, 04 October 2015, 07:54.59 AM ]
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasingh who is on an official visit to Japan was received by Sri Lanka Ambassador in Japan Professor Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayake at the Kansai Airport. [More]
Important News
Gaddafi who has his arm on my shoulder to end the war - Mahinda
[ 2015-10-05 03:54:12 ]
Though the passage of the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in the UNHRC without a vote last Thursday is being hailed as a diplomatic victory for Sri Lanka, I am unable to share that view. [More]
Mahinda slams resolution, defends ties with Gaddafi
[ 2015-10-04 12:31:20 ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says though the passage of the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) without a vote last Thursday is being hailed as a diplomatic victory for Sri Lanka, he is unable to share that view. [More]
Latest News
Ceylon chamber seeks review of finance bill
[ 2015-10-04 12:35:36 ]
Sri Lanka’s leading trade body, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) believes that the Finance Bill of March 2015, presented to Parliament recently sends a negative signal to the private sector and is likely to deter investment. [More]
Japanese PM assures full support to Sri Lanka
[ 2015-10-04 12:19:19 ] []
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe today assured his full support and that of his Government to Sri Lanka, when he had brief talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Japan. [More]
Chamal betrays Mahinda : Sath Handa
[ Sunday, 04 October 2015, 10:59.31 AM ]
Former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has been questioned by the FCID over the probe conducted on the CSN TV channel, which is said to be owned by the Rajapaksa family. [More]
Human Rights issue used as political tool : Tilvin Silva
[ Sunday, 04 October 2015, 08:11.49 AM ]
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) accused the current and former Government of using the human rights issue used as political tool. [More]
Police transfers
[ Sunday, 04 October 2015, 06:50.49 AM ]
Two Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) including Director of the Police Special Branch and four Chief Inspectors (CI) had been transferred due to the service requirement by IGP N.K.Illangakoon. [More]
Two Sri Lankans arrested with 5 kgs of heroin at BIA
[ Sunday, 04 October 2015, 06:02.20 AM ]
A Sri Lankan man and a woman had been arrested by the Customs when they tried to smuggle in 5 kgs of heroin from Chennai this morning at the BIA, the Customs said. [More]
Will ask North CM to explain : R.Sampanthan
[ Sunday, 04 October 2015, 05:11.53 AM ]
Opposition and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R.Sampanthan says he will seek an explanation from Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran over some comments he had made which went against the stand of the TNA. [More]
Resolution on Sri Lanka a crucial step : Cameron
[ Sunday, 04 October 2015, 04:51.20 AM ]
British Prime Minister David Cameron says the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a crucial step towards uncovering the truth about alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, ensuring accountability for the past and respect for human rights now and in the future. [More]
Tamil Eelam is the solution : Ramadoss
[ Sunday, 04 October 2015, 04:45.29 AM ]
India’s PMK leader S.Ramadoss has said that if Sri Lanka was ready for an international inquiry into the alleged “war crimes and human rights violations,” the United Nations should hold a referendum among the Sri Lankan Tamils across the world for the creation of a separate Tamil Eelam, Indian newspaper reported. [More]
Sri Lanka Promises "No questions will be asked" if Swiss bank cash brought back to SL
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 12:01.45 PM ]
Sri Lanka has asked its citizens holding Swiss bank accounts to redeposit the cash in their home country and promised there would be ‘no questions will be asked’ if they do so. [More]
Kolonnawa urban council deputy chairman Arrested
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 11:24.35 AM ]
Kolonnawa Urban Council Deputy Chairman Bandula Suresh Kodagoda was arrested by the police last night for threatening the Wellampitiya OIC. [More]
Maximum LTV ratio for vehicles Increased : Ravi Karunanayake
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 08:07.08 AM ]
The Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said yesterday that LTV-the maximum Loan-to-value ratio for vehicle leasing will be increased from 70% to 90 % with the immediate effect from Monday, the 5th of October-2015. [More]
Tamil Nadu Chief minister & Kalaignar Karunanidhi slams the UN resolution over Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 08:03.08 AM ]
Coming out strongly against a UN resolution that endorsed a domestic probe in Sri Lanka over alleged war crimes, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday expressed deep disappointment and anguish while DMK chief Karunanidhi termed it shocking. [More]
Siblings connection with heroin distribution nabbed
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 03:26.19 AM ]
Two women engage in the large scale of heroin business nabbed while at Mattakkuliya area today. [More]
NFF leader seeks voting on implementing UNHRC report
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 04:29.39 PM ]
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa today challenged the government to prove that the unanimously adopted UNHRC resolution did not contain a proposal for the setting up of a hybrid court as claimed by the government. [More]
One dead following shootout at Yala
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 03:31.47 PM ]
At least one person was reportedly killed following a shootout between wildlife officers and a group of hunters who had entered the Yala National Park. [More]
There will be ‘uncomfortable’ questions - British envoy
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 03:18.28 PM ]
Terming the resolution adopted at the UNHRC as an exciting and brave step for Sri Lanka to have taken, the UK says that while the process of asking and answering the questions is difficult and can be painful, it is important in instilling confidence and trust between communities which is necessary for countries to move forward. [More]
Necessary to rebuild relationship with international countries: Mangala
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 03:10.02 PM ]
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera addresses on 'Champions for a New Approach to Peace building' at International Peace Institute on 29th September. [More]
Workers protest against the estate administration
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 01:22.43 PM ]
Estate workers attached to the Troop estate in the Talawakele police division stage protest against estate administration over supplying expired wheat four to estate workers. [More]
UNHRC addresses Lankan issue on new angel : Prof.Mudiyanse Dissanayake
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 12:21.54 PM ]
Senior professor of the University of Performing Arts Mudiyanse Dissanayake welcomes the new angel followed by the UNHRC on Lankan issue. [More]
Hardliners misunderstood the UNHRC report on SL : Professor Desmond Mallikarachchi
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 12:15.43 PM ]
Professor Desmond Mallikarachchi , former head of the department of philosophy and psychology of the University of Peradeniya says hardliners from the North and Southern parts of the island were misunderstood over UNHRC report against SriLanka. [More]
Central Bank confirms 5 foreign banks to enter SL
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 12:07.42 PM ]
Sri Lanka’s banking watchdog, the Central Bank confirmed that five foreign banks will make an entry into the country’s financial industry in the near future. [More]
Sri Lanka must decide upon ferry services : India
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 12:07.33 PM ]
India says that Sri Lanka must decide upon the ferry services. [More]
Attempt to identify the girl in video going Viral
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 09:18.27 AM ] []
The police are attempting to identify the girl in video going viral in which she is shown being assaulted by two boys. [More]
38 Countries Co-sponsored to the idea of ​​the Sri Lankan War Crimes
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 09:00.54 AM ]
The resolution on Sri Lanka submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and adopted without a vote on Thursday had 38 co-sponsors as of yesterday, the last day of the 30th session of the UNHRC in Geneva. [More]
Mahinda Rajapaksa summoned to PRECIFAC again
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 08:18.59 AM ]
The Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and five others have been summoned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges-PRECIFAC. [More]
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe proceeded towards Japan
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 07:47.59 AM ]
The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is going to meet the Japanese Prime Minister on coming Tuesday. [More]
Maithripala Sirisena Rejects Claims Of Hybrid Court
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 05:46.09 AM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena rejected the claims that the mechanism to be introduced to investigate alleged war crimes is a hybrid court. [More]
Military personals should evacuate from Tamils land : R.Sambanthan
[ Saturday, 03 October 2015, 03:20.52 AM ] []
Opposition leader R.Sambanthan today called upon the military personals to evacuate from lands belongs to Tamils in the Northern Province and also stop their administration activities in Tamils area. Leader further stated that Tamil National Alliance will impose continues pressures upon the government this regard. [More]
Ceremonial guard duties at president’s house take turns
[ Friday, 02 October 2015, 04:34.33 PM ]
The change-over of the ceremonial guard at the President’s House and the Temple Trees took place this morning (1) during a brief ceremony in front of the President’s House at Colombo-Fort. [More]
US slams human rights violations in SriLanka
[ Friday, 26 June 2015, 08:03.21 AM ]
Several human rights violations had taken place last year in Sri Lanka , according to the annual human rights report of the US State Department released yesterday (Thursday). [More]
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