The body of a witness in the case where North Western Provincial Councillor, Ananda Sarathkumara had forced a teacher to kneel down in Nawagattegama, was found from a well close to his house, Police said. The incident where the teacher was forced to kneel occurred on June 14, 2013 at Navodya Maha Vidyalaya in Nawagattegama in Puttalam District of the…
A development program has been initiated by the Government to assist people affected by severe drought in several parts of the country. The program, initiated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa is aimed at providing aid to families affectd by the prevalent drought conditions.
The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement says that the media statement issued by the US Embassy on July 28, expressing concerns on media freedom in Sri Lanka, could create mistrust among communities and the way they have responded was not satisfactory.The Ministry statement highlights the country is going through a sensitive process of national
Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa welcomed reports that Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Gotabaya Rajapaksa may enter into mainstream politics.
A tense situation has been reported within the Colombo National Hospital premises following clashes between two groups of doctors. Sources told The Nation that the tense situation was still prevalent at the Neuro Trauma building within the hospital premises.
The Board of Investment (BoI) allows a Water Gardens project in Sigiriya in the heart of the island’s cultural triangle at an estimated cost of Rs. 650 million. Facilities will include 30 super luxury villas, each equipped with every imaginable facility, amenity and convenience.
Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Parliamentarian, Anura Kumara Dissanayake who had met with an accident in Ratnapura has been transferred to the Colombo National Hospital, JVP sources said. The accident had taken place when the vehicle in which the Parliamentarian was traveling had collided with a tipper around 12.30pm today, according to party sources.
The Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC) - backed study titled ‘Parliament should have a formula for regulating cigarettes’ conducted by Verité Research finds tax and price setting system for cigarettes in Sri Lanka is ad hoc and in the clutches of political and bureaucratic discretion.
Safeguarding the national harmony and coexistence that prevail for thousands of years in the island is a prime duty of every citizen, stressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He also said that it is imperative to strengthen cultural ties between different groups.
The Australian border protection vessel carrying 157 Tamil asylum seekers is on its way to the Australian territory of the Cocos Islands, from where the department of immigration plans to transfer the asylum seekers to immigration detention on the Australian mainland, Guardian Australia understands.
The National Shoora Council (NSC) urges the authorities to conduct an impartial and transparent investigation into the complaint made to the Inspector General of Police by the Muslim theologian, Moulavi Mohamed Ameen Mohamed Ashkar Ali.
The Military today denied allegations that it was establishing new camps or expanding existing ones in the Jaffna peninsula. Speaking at the weekly press briefing in Colombo, Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya referred to an incident where the military was obstructed while measuring a privately owned land, which was part of the existing camp in Achchuveli.
Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) in a statement urges all government servants eligible for postal voting to complete their applications and hand it over to regional election officer, after obtaining the authentication from their superiors. The election department will accept postal voting applications for Uva provincial council elections until August 6, 2014.
Visiting Senior BJP leader and Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy said in an exclusive telephone interview with ‘The Nation’ that foreign policy of India will be based with national interest and not the interest of Tamil Nadu in mind. He stressed that the Indian government was not ready to compromise on cordial relations with a neighboring country on the…
The targeting of Sri Lanka over human rights issues has gone too far and has to stop, Chairman of the BJP Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister of the Government of India Dr. Subramanian Swamy said a short while ago. Furthermore, he said that India will give Sri Lanka much more support than before at the
Visiting Tanzanian Minister if Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Bernard Membe backed Sri Lanka’s efforts solve the country’s issues through a homegrown process and said the country had made great strides post war. Addressing a media briefing held at the Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka, Membe said Sri Lanka stood tall among other countries that face severe issues…
The Government needs to take further steps to bridge the gap between the Sinhalese politicians and the Muslim people created following unrest in Aluthgama, Dharga Town recently, Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. Speaking to The Nation, the Minister pointed out the actual misunderstanding was not between the people of the Sinhala and Muslim communities, but…
To create “balance of power” in the global finance sector, BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are to set up a new development bank - mainly as an alternative to the World Bank. The new bank is expected to aid development work across the world under friendlier terms and conditions vis-a-vis the “financial super power” of…
Former Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Vidanapathirana and three others were sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment today by the Colombo High Court after they were found guilty of murdering British national Khuram Shaikh.
A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down on Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude…