Air Chief Marshal Roshan Retires (Photos)

Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonatilake retired from the Air Force on Sunday, after 33 years of service. He will continue his duties as Chief of Defence Staff. He was given a guard of honour, and officially handed over command to incoming Air Force Commander Harsha Abeywickrema. Photos show the farewell ceremony.

HC Takes Up SF’s Hot Water Issue Again

The Colombo High Court has once again ordered the prison officials to provide former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka with hot water facilities. The court had issued the directive after it was informed the Fonseka has not yet been provided with hot water facilities as directed by courts in an earlier occasion. The court had ordered [...]

Thirty Six Sri Lankans Return From Libya

The Bureau of Foreign Employment has today (28) said that 36 Sri Lankans who were evacuated from Libya have arrived in the country. Nine Sri Lankans who were in Libya arrived in the country yesterday while 36 persons had arrived today morning. The External Affairs Ministry is currently arranging the logistics to evacuate the rest [...]

EC Issues Circular To State Dept. Heads

The Elections Commissioner has called on all heads of government institutions to charge the applicable fees when providing state properties for election propaganda work to political parties. Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has issued a circular to all government institutions that while state properties have to be issued to political parties according to the order of [...]

Indian Leader Arrested While Protesting Against SL

The Indian media has said today (28) that MDMK leader Vaiko and CPI’s Tamil Nadu secretary D. Pandian and 400 party workers, have been taken into custody by Tamil Nadu police for trying to stage a protest in Chennai against Sri Lanka. The protest has reportedly been organized over the alleged disrespect caused to the [...]

New Air Force Commander (Photos)

This morning, Air Vice Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema officially assumed duties as the new Air Force Commander. Among the issues he promised to prioritise were research and development, and the improvement of welfare for Air Force personnel. Photos show Abeywickrema assuming duties at the Air Force Headquarters today.

Appeal Court Fixes Dates To Hear Election Petitions

The Court of Appeal after taking up the writ applications filed by political parties against the rejection of nomination papers for the local government elections, has today (28) fixed dates to take up the petitions. The Elections Commissioner had presented a report detailing the reasons for rejecting the nomination lists. Deputy Solicitor General Shavendra Fernando [...]

Mervyn Bans Certain Vegetables In Kelaniya

Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva has prohibited the sale of tomatoes, green chilies, egg plants and ladies fingers in markets in the Kelaniya area from the end of April. The Minister has imposed the ban on the sale of these vegetables in the Kelaniya area claiming the residents in the area should [...]

JVP To Protest Against Rising CoL

The JVP has organized a massive protest rally on Tuesday (1) against the increasing commodity prices and the rising cost of living. JVP Propaganda Secretary and parliamentarian Vijitha Herath told a press conference that political parties had to organize people’s struggle against the issues faced by the people and the government’s failure to address them. [...]

Govt.: Sri Lankans In Libya Returning

The government says that several Sri Lankans have returned to the country from Libya while 37 more are to arrive in the country in the next few days. Chairman of the Foreign Employment Bureau, Kingsley Ranawaka has told the media that several Sri Lankans have arrived in the country through Jordan from Libya. According to [...]

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