The report compiled by the three-member committee tasked with probing the 2012 Welikada prison riot will be released at the end of this month. The committee appointed by Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapakshe commenced inquiries in February this year.

Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 19:04

Colombo Chief Magistrate gave a hard warning for all suspects who had been charged for contempt of court as they participated in a protest in front of the Bribery Commission on April 23 despite a court order not to have any protests. The Court warned nine members of Bhikkus, 10 United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarians and few other local government members and said that no bail will be given in future on such offences.

Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 19:00

The Court of Appeal on Friday gave its verdict on the Galle Municipal Council Mayor’s being in office and annulled the Southern Provincial High Court judgment which brought back the Mayor in office after the Chief Minister of the Province had removed him from his post by a gazette notification.

Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 18:57

The President’s Guard, which was established by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, comprising of army personnel has been dissolved with effect from April 30. Military Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said the unit had been dissolved due to ‘administrative purposes’.

Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 18:54

The University Grants Commission has called for, applications for University Admission for the academic year 2014/2015 based on the results of the G.C.E. (A/L) 2014. The Admissions Handbook including the rules and regulations for University Admission is now available for purchasing at the University Grants Commission and distributing Agent Bookshops countrywide.

Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 18:47

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Friday said inflows to the financial account had moderated in the month of February 2015 mainly due to the deceleration in investment activities with the reviewing of major infrastructure projects of the public sector. The current account of the Balance of Payments (BOP) is generally strengthened by cumulative foreign exchange inflows to the country in the form of earnings from exports, tourism and workers remittances.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:16

Most Ven. Galagama Attadassi Anunayaka Thera was elected as the new Maha Nayake Thera of the Asgiri Chapter of the Siyam Maha Nikaya. The vacancy was created by the demise of the Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera a month ago on April 8. The 18-member Supreme Council of the Sangha (Karaka Sangha Sabha) met on May 08 at the Asgiri temple...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:14

Only one fourth of approximately 40,000 dairy farms in the North produce milk for commercial purposes over the past five years, producing approximately 70,000 liters of milk, according to the Northern Provincial Department for Animal Production and Health. Provincial Director of the Department...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:12

Colombo again saw its fair share of protests last week. On Thursday, a protest was held opposite the Fort Railway Station by several trade unions on the alleged assault of former Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) President Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri on May Day.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:10

The resettlement of the displaced in the Sampur region will continue. A total of 1,272 families in five Grama Niladari areas had been displaced from the area. The Government is taking measures to resettle them in their original places, and provide them initial livelihood assistance as well. The navy camp in Sampur will be relocated to an adjoining land, where it...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:08

According to the Buddha’s word, food, clothing, shelter and medicaments are called the basic requirements of living. Among these four, food is said to be the first requirement of living beings, as Buddha said, “Sabbe satta aharattithika’: “This body subsists on food-with which it continues to subsist”.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:04

Security Force Headquarters (Wanni), together with several of its formations, held New Year Festival on Saturday (25) in SF HQ (Wanni) Play Ground.The event had its ceremony at SFHQ premises under the auspices of Major General MHSB Perera RWP RSP USP ndu psc, Commander, SF HQ (Wanni) as the Chief Guest. SF HQ (Wanni)...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:02

The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI), together with International Media Support (IMS) in Denmark and the Open Society Foundation, is organizing an International Assessment Mission to Sri Lanka by leading media development and advocacy organizations which takes place from May 8-14, 2015.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 02:00

The meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa ended cordially, but no concrete decision had been taken, sources said.

Full Article Wednesday, 06 May 2015 17:42

Salman Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison for drunkenly killing a homeless man with his SUV in a 2002 hit-and-run.

Full Article Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:25

Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) in a statement said that though they admire the passage of the 19th Amendment, it does not wholly meet the aspirations of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and all those committed to strengthening democracy, the independence of the judiciary and the Rule of Law.

Full Article Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:59

Former UNP minister who later crossed over to the UPFA to support then President Mahinda Rajapaksa's hands Johnston Fernando further remanded until May 11 after being produced before Kurunegala Chief Magistrate this morning.

Full Article Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:28

Former Trade Minister Johnston Fernando was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation (FCID) division today; May 05. According to the Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara, MP Fernando was arrested on the charge of irregularities related to the use of state assets.

Full Article Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:44

The Government has welcomed a Private Member’s Bill presented by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran to ban mechanized bottom trawling in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters.

Full Article Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:56

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others who had been remanded for questioning over the misuse of Divi Neguma funds were further remanded two more days.

Full Article Tuesday, 05 May 2015 13:46

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