Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told a news gathering this morning that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was prepared to double its annual funding to Sri Lanka up to an estimated US$ 1.2 billion.

Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 14:27

The Committee report prepared on an investigation into the alleged deforestation of Wilpattu National Park buffer zone has been handed in to President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday; May 11.

Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 07:22

Sri Lanka national women's captain Chamari Atapattu has injured her right fourth and fifth fingers while doing a gym session. 

Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:03

A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating quake. The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest.

Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:05

President Maithripala Sirisena has given time till tomorrow; Wednesday 12 noon for all political party leaders to submit their suggestions and proposals over a formation of a new electoral system. President met all political party leaders yesterday at the President’s office and had a lengthy discussion over the issue.

Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:47

Police have arrested a suspect and investigations are going on to nab a team who allegedly has transported heroin to Sri Lanka from India. Police have uncovered a more than eight kilo grams of heroin last night at Thoduwawa in Marawila area.

Police said that investigations are going on to arrest the other partners of the smuggling team. 

Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:22

The Court of Appeal yesterday issued a restraining order against the Governor of the Central Province and the members of the Central Provincial Council, restraining them from taking further steps to remove Sarath Ekanayake from the post of Chief Minister of the province.

Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:12

Former Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has filed a fundamental rights violation petition and has requested the court to restrain the respondent state authorities engaging in an illegal arrest of him. He claimed it could be a violation of his personal liberty and also identified as a mala-fide practice with petty political aspirations.

Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 17:49

United People's Freedom Alliance Galle District Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardane who was arrested by the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over allegations of misusing vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat was remanded for nine days.

Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 16:35

UPFA MP Prof. G.L. Peiris speaking on behalf of the group of politicians backing former President Mahinda Rajapaksa back in active politics said that a general election should be held as soon as to end the present political turmoil of the country.

Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 10:32

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) revealed that the Parliament would be dissolved if parties failed to reach an agreement on the 20th Amendment. This was revealed by JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday and he also added that President Maithripala Sirisena has already come to that stance.

Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 10:19

Bandula Gunawardena sets off from the Aluthkade court complext in a bus to the much publicized ‘Bring Back Mahinda’ rally in Kurunegala immediately after receiving bail over the ‘national flag’ matter. ( Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe )

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00

With the issue of unauthorized settlements in the region surrounding Wilpattu National Park now reaching boiling-point, Secretary to the President, P.B. Abeykoon has directed the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment to conduct an immediate investigation, The Nation learns. When contacted, Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development Environment, Nihal Rupasinghe on Friday (May 8) confirmed that a directive had...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:32

The Code of Conduct for all representatives of the people, as promised by the 100 Day Program, was continuing to be delayed as most parliamentarians were not interested in it, MP, Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha said.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:30

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) is conducting an extensive probe into allegations that for years, a factory involved in extracting lead from used batteries has been dumping hazardous waste resulting from the extraction process at several areas in Puttalam.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:28

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement rejected Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s claim that around USD 18 billion had been deposited overseas by the Rajapaksa family. The former had noted it as a sinister move by the Foreign Minister to sling mud at him with false allegations.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:26

Sri Lankan born Ranil Jayawardena, representing the Conservative Party, was elected to UK Parliament on Friday (May 8) from the North East Hampshire Constituency at the 2015 UK General Election.Jayawardena received 35, 573 votes, which is 65.9 percent of the total valid votes.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:24

Sri Lanka’s main Muslim political party, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), is likely to face a popularity setback in their stronghold areas of Kalmunai and Sainthamaruthu at the forthcoming General Elections, independent observers’ in the region predicted last week. According to sources, who wished to be named, the popularity of the SLMC in the Eastern Province has been fast eroding...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:22

We write in reference to the article carried by your esteemed publication on the 2nd of May 2015, concerning Ceylinco Insurance. The headline of this news article we find to be profoundly mischievous and misleading, and in it, we see a sinister motive, to discredit a company, which has maintained best practices and the highest reputation for several decades.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:20

There seems to be a little slip between ‘not being in the habit of never lying to our shareholders, policy holders or the general public’ and the promise ‘we will never lie.’At your last AGM, where the shareholders pointed out the irregularities with regard to the appointment of directors in violation of IBSL law, a director of your Board...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:18

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