The Supreme Court determined that expulsion of former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayaka from his party membership was invalid as the due process was not followed.

Full Article Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:41

President Maithripala Sirisena was given a Tamil traditional welcome at the Ramakrishna Mission Hall, Wellawatte while he arrived in the annual Kamban Festival. A turban was placed on his head, he was draped with a shawl and an aala wattam at the festival which is commemorate great Tamil poet Kamban. (Pic by President’s Media Unit)

Full Article Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:33

Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri attached to the Open University of Sri Lanka has been attacked by an unidentified group at Kirulapone this evening. Police media unit confirmed that they have received the information.Dr. Dewasiri came into the picture when they set up the. Federation Of University Teachers' Association during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.

Full Article Friday, 01 May 2015 20:42

The reds are out, so are the greens and blues.  All for the workers and their rights.  Meanwhile sporting green, blue and red, the ‘represented’ colors and sweats without slogan, cheer or flag. (Pics by Ravindra Dharmathilake)

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

The Treasury has lost approximately Rs 76 billion in the eight (8) years between 2007 and 2014 in potential income due to weak and inconsistent taxation on tobacco products, Dr Nishan de Mel of Verité Research said on Thursday. Dr. de Mel, speaking on ‘Tobacco Economics and Taxation in Sri Lanka’ at the national summit titled ‘Towards Tobacco Free Sri Lanka,’ pointed...

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:26

A senior official of the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL) has disputed a claim made to shareholders of Ceylinco Insurance that the IBSL has not raised any issue regarding the appointment of its directors. A senior IBSL official, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, said the IBSL had indeed raised issue with the company on the matter and had also held discussions.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:24

Minister of Industry and Commerce and Vanni District MP Rishad Bathiudeen has called for the appointment of a Presidential Commission to probe allegations of unauthorized settlements inside forest reserves. The minister made this revelation in response to a query raised by The Nation regarding allegations that under the minister’s blessings, people were continuing to be illegally resettled in the North after clearing away of protected forest lands.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Sri Lanka today for an official visit. He will meet government leaders, including President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, civil society members, and other representatives during this visit.
Meanwhile, Police Headquarters has announced that traffic will be restricted at several locations in Colombo today due to Kerry’s visit. Accordingly, traffic...

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:20

The Nation learns that although the committee appointed to probe the controversial Bond Issue by the Central Bank recommended an inquiry into the involvement of the Bank of Ceylon (BoC), no action has been taken so far.
The Committee found that there was no direct involvement of Governor Arjun Mahendran but clearly implied the possibility of complicity indirectly.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:18

More than twenty May Day Rallies were held at Colombo. Sri Lanka Freedom Party, United Nation Party, Peoples Liberation Front, Democratic Party, Front Line Socialist Party and the Opposition Alliance, which is trying to bring back Mahinda Rajapaksa, had brought their supporters and members in Colombo to show their strength.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:16

Former Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe, who recently estranged from the party, cut a lone figure yesterday when he commenced a fast demanding an investigation into the alleged coup attempt on January 9.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:12

Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP) in a press briefing justified the independent MP Ajith Kumara’s abstention from the voting for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which was passed in Parliament last Tuesday. Identifying the MP as one of their members, FLSP’s Pubudu Jayagoda said that the country has an issue about the democracy and it has nothing to do with the Executive Presidency, but the new liberal economic policy.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:14

As the death toll from the devastating Nepali earthquake surpassed 6,000 on Friday (May 1), Sri Lanka continued to lend assistance to its South Asian neighbor in its hour of need. By Friday, over 150 Sri Lankan security forces personnel were engaged in rescue and relief operations in the country, while the government had also sent over 20 tons of aid for the survivors.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:10

The Minister for Arts and Culture, Nandimitra Ekanayake, assured that no change has been taken place with the plan to remove the mosque built in Kuragala archaeological site and to set up it in another location. “Instructed by Prime Minister’s office, a team of officials led by the Ministry Secretary participated in the meeting with the relevant parties...

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:08

The Police yesterday revealed that the damage done to the University Grants Commission by the University students last Wednesday has been estimated as over Rs.0.284 million. Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told The Nation that over 250 bhikkhu students and another 150 university students flocked in front of the University Grants Commission and later a part of them entered the premises damaging...

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:06

COLOMBO (EconomyNext) - Former president’s eldest son and the Rajapaksa clan’s heir apparent, MP Namal may have voted himself out of the 2021 presidential election by supporting the 19th amendment to the constitution.The latest amendment raised the minimum age of a presidential candidate to 35 years, up from the earlier 30 that would narrowly disqualify Namal Rajapaksa from entering the next presidential election...

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:04

Yes, it is colorful.  There is pageantry, there are cheers.  Grievances to talk about.  But May Day is not only about workers and rights.  Indeed such appear to be footnoted in the main.   We have the blues and greens bold enough to attack each other but with far more caution than on previous occasions.  There’s more criticism of personality and regime with those in power taking on those who are not and vice versa.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:00

The twenty second death anniversary of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa was marked yesterday in front of the Premadasa Statue in Hulftsdorp, Colombo. The event was attended by family members as well as President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several others.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:02

Two youths were killed after they fell from the footboard of the Matara-Vavuniya train at Ambanpola last night. Police Media Unit said the victims had been traveling on the footboard of the train when they had struck the bridge over Mee Oya at Kaluvila, Pothana and fallen into Mee Oya.

Full Article Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:58

A Police Sub-Inspector who was seriously injured after being hit by a stone thrown by a Buddhist monk during yesterday's protest opposite the University Grants Commission (UGC), has undergone an emergency operation, Police Media Unit said.

Full Article Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:44

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