UNP MP Cader Disciplined For Voting With Government

The UNP has said it had suspended Kandy District UNP parliamentarian A R M Abdul Cader from the party’s Working Committee. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake had informed Cader of the party’s decision in a letter addressed to him. The letter had had informed Cader about the UNP’s Working Committee decision arrived at its meeting [...]

Energy Exhibition August 3-8

The Power and Energy Ministry has organized a national energy exhibition, an energy week and the National Energy Efficiency Award ceremony from August 3-8 at the BMICH in Colombo. Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said the ministry’s initiative expects to create awareness on the importance of energy saving and the use of sustainable energy. [...]

Japan Interested In Free Trade Agreement

Japan has expressed interest in engaging in the necessary consultations with regard to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka and Japan, Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Masayuki Naoshima has said in Tokyo. Naoshima has made this statement in response to a request by External Affairs Minsiter Prof. G.L. Peiris and Economic Development Minister [...]

Drummer Tyronne Silva And Sri Lanka’s Heavy Metal Scene

The existence of a heavy metal scene in Sri Lanka is no low key secret. And yet, the raw talent that seems to exude from these musicians seems to be continually ignored. In the light of other “popular” music like hip hop and r’n’b, which severely lack musical complexity, musicians playing heavy metal seem to [...]

Crack Down On Illegal Employment Agencies

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has cracked down on three illegal foreign employment agencies in Maradana. The operation carried out by the special investigations unit at the Bureau had taken action against three foreign employment agencies at the Fountain Plaza at Maradana. The three agencies according to the SLBFE are Avish Manpower, [...]

Supreme Court Dismisses Airtel Case On Mobile Phone Tariffs

The Supreme Court today (29) dismissed a fundamental rights petition filed by Bharati Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. challenging floor price imposed on mobile phone tariffs. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (TRC) recently announced the introduction of floor prices to mobile phone operators. TRC’s revised floor price are as follows: Off Net – Rs 2 and On [...]

Free cataract surgeries for 50 people of the low income group

Consultant Eye Surgeon of the Hemas Hospital, Wattala, Dr. Shamintha Amaratunge, on Tuesday  (27) performed 50 cataract surgeries free of charge. This project, Sight at 50, was initiated by the Rotary Club of Colombo West, who teamed up with the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) to help those in the low-income group who faced cataract problems. [...]

Dengue: CMC Turns To Homeopathy, Mervyn Threatens To Tie Officials To Trees

The Colombo Municipal Council is beginning to look at alternative methods to combat dengue, it is learnt. Chief Medical Officer of Indegenous Medicine at the CMC, Palitha Ratna said the council was turning to homeopathic medicine in order to prevent the further spread of dengue. Ratna explained that a homeopathic remedy centre had been set [...]

NTUC Condemns Govt’s Reaction To Uni Lecturers’ Protest

The National Trade Union Center (NTUC) called on the government to stop intimidating the university lecturers who were engaged in a token strike yesterday (27) demanding for a revision in their salaries and to withdraw the circulars issued claiming the times used for the protest be deducted from the lecturers’ personal leave. NTUC Head and [...]

Sri Lankan Ministers Promoting Tourism In Japan

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa have expressed their desire to invite a team of Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) officials to Sri Lanka and experience first-hand the present situation. The ministers have made this comment during a meeting with JATA Chairman Akira Kanai. The Sri Lankan embassy [...]

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