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The much talked of 100 days of the ‘100 Days Program’ that was part of President Maithripala Sirisena’s election campaign is now completed. The President himself has come out with a statement which can be read as ‘observations on progress’ (see pages 4, 8 and 9). The Government claims that much was done. Others claim that it’s mostly talk and…
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 02:35
The Draft Bill on the Right to Information has received Cabinet approval. Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the draft bill, as pledged in the 100-Day program, will be presented to Parliament. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal presented by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to present the said Draft Bill to the parliament as an urgent bill…
Full Article Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:30
Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has arrived at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption to give a statement.
Full Article Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:32
Former Minister of Economic Development and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Basil Rajapaksa has been arrested this evening by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division over allegations of financial fraud.
Full Article Wednesday, 22 April 2015 19:14
President Maithripala Sirisena should dissolve Parliament immediately if the 19th Amendment is not passed in Parliament next week, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ajith P. Perera said today. Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo, the deputy minister said the government will not have a mandate to move forward if it failed to achieve its main goal...
Full Article Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:17
Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe in an urgently summoned press briefing yesterday stressed that had no powers to summon the officials of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIBOC) to the Parliament.
Full Article Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:53
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjourned the Parliament till April 27 finally after adjourning the House for 10 minutes once and again for 30 minutes. The debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was due for today and the tense situation arose in the Parliament reasoned to postpone the sessions.
Full Article Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:20
Parliament has been adjourned after a group of MPs protested in the middle of the chambers against the summoning of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa before the Bribery Commission.
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 11:20
The committee appointed to probe the controversial Central Bank Treasury Bond issue has completed its investigations and the final report has been handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. A member of the committee that conducted the investigations, Mahesh Kalugampitiya told The Nation, that the report  was handed over before the beginning of the Parliament’s vacation for the Sinhala and…
Full Article Saturday, 18 April 2015 02:26
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P Perera who is currently in The Netherlands leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the Global Conference on Cyberspace – 2015 (GCCS 2015) visited the Dutch Parliament on the sidelines of the conference on 15 April. 
Full Article Friday, 17 April 2015 18:02
Former Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansha Amarasinghe has announced his resignation from the party this evening at a press briefing held at a restaurant in Battaramulla.
Full Article Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:05
The Government plans to introduce a special ‘Red label’ to inform the customers about the sugar level of the bottled drinks imported and locally produced. Health and Indigenous Medicine Ministry will implement the program soon with the intention of to educate the public about the excessive sugar content.
Full Article Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:22
Ceylinco Insurance employees present and past will be in for a New Year bonanza, with the recent court decision, which recognized them as the sole owners of the Ceylinco Insurance Employee Share Ownership Trust (CISOT) fund.  Each employee on the average should receive around Rs.1.8 million, if a potion of the trust, is sold and dispersed amongst them. 
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 02:23
The Chairman of Bank of Ceylon, Ronald C. Perera today said that the bank’s General Manager, D M Gunasekara has been “placed on leave until investigations are completed” amidst a contrasting claim made by the Finance Minister.
Full Article Wednesday, 08 April 2015 19:58
The Government of Sri Lanka has at present evacuated 54 Sri Lankans from Yemen. 43 Sri Lankans were evacuated to Djibouti by a Chinese vessel on April 06, 2015, while India and Indonesia each evacuated 3 Sri Lankans.
Full Article Wednesday, 08 April 2015 17:25
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has informed Parliament that he is studying the matter pertaining to the position of the Opposition Leader. As such, he has said no decision has been taken regarding the matter as yet.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:49
A body, suspected to be that of the woman who went missing from her house in Kotakethana, Kahawatta, has been found. The body has been found from a canal close to her home.
Full Article Monday, 06 April 2015 15:02
Improving food hygiene in the country is hampered by deficiencies in the Food Act, Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni said. Speaking to The Nation, Dr. Wijayamuni pointed out that there are no provisions currently in the Food Act to immediately shut down eateries which are found to be selling unhygienic food.
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 02:42
It has been reported that there are around 75-100 Sri Lankan expatriates, including students in Yemen. Due to the volatile situation in the country, the Government of Sri Lanka is making arrangements to evacuate all Sri Lankans in Yemen, who are principally residing in the capital, Sana’a and other main cities, such as Hodeida, Aden and Mukalla. 
Full Article Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:55
Three Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel have been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over their alleged role in the killing of former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Nadarajah Raviraj in 2006, Police Media Unit said.
Full Article Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:11

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