Army to expedite process of releasing land in the North

The Army is to expedite the process of releasing land in the North, the Army media unit said today. As part of this process 29 acres of land including the buildings which belong to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (St. Mary’s Church) and Roman Catholic Tamil Mix School (RCTMS) located inside the Palaly Army Cantonment, [...]

Seven dead, 20,000 affected, 5 missing as of this afternoon

Seven people have been reported dead, 20,000 affected and five people are missing as of Thursday afternoon following the heavy rains. Several families among those affected have been displaced in various parts of the country. The military has been deployed to assist in the rescue and recovery operations. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the [...]

Petitioners withdraw case against LG delimitation gazette

A group of petitioners withdrew a case filed against the Local Government (LG) delimitation gazette, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha told Parliament today. Meanwhile the Court of Appeal dissolved the case after the petitions were withdrawn.

Labour Minister concerned over throwing out Hambantota port staff

Labour Minister W D J Seneviratne raised concerns in Parliament on Thursday over moves to shut out over 400 employees of the Hambantota Port. He said that the Ports Ministry and Ports Authority should have first discussed with the employees and offered them alternatives before any drastic step was taken. The joint opposition noted that [...]

PM briefs Parliament on statement made to bond commission

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday briefed Parliament on a statement he made to the treasury bond commission recently. The Prime Minister said that he appeared before the commission recently to support ongoing investigations over allegations raised against the 2015 treasury bond issue.

Turyaa Chennai: Sri Lankan hospitality in the heart of India

Nestled in the busy humdrum of India’s bustling metropolitan, Turyaa Chennai marries the world of business with that of a five-star deluxe classifiedhospitality and much deserving leisure. Carrying the inherent warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality and award-winning service standards of the truly Sri Lankan Aitken Spence Hotels chain, Turyaa Chennai caters to the discerning professionals [...]

Pop, Fizz & Cheer! Season’s Sparkle at Hilton Colombo

Make it a sparkling season to remember… Christmas is all about tradition and year after year Hilton Colombo welcomes back friends who have made a seasonal gathering at the hotel, a much anticipated ritual.  This season, Hilton Colombo invites you, your family and your friends to bask in their cozy, glowing atmosphere while they help [...]

Rain shuts schools, diverts planes, halts train services

Heavy rain and strong winds resulted in schools being closed on Thursday, some passenger planes being diverted from Katunayake to Mattala, and train services along some lines coming to a halt. The Education Ministry said that schools in the Western, Southern, Central and Uva Provinces will be closed on Thursday as a result of the heavy [...]

UK tells Sri Lanka to fully implement UNHRC resolution

The British Government has told Sri Lanka to fully implement the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution which was passed in March. British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said that he had raised the issue during his visit to Sri Lanka in October. “During my visit in early October 2017 to [...]

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in Sri Lanka next Monday

A three-member delegation from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka from 4 to 15 December 2017 to assess the country’s situation regarding the deprivation of liberty. José Antonio Guevara Bermúdez, Leigh Toomey and Elina Steinerte will visit a variety of places where people are held, [...]

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