The Sunday Leader

Request by AG to hear case tomorrow on LG polls not listed

A request made by the Attorney General (AG) to the Court of Appeal to hear the case on the Local Government delimitation gazette on Thursday, has not been listed. The motion was filed on Monday calling for the case filed against the delimitation gazette to be heard on Thursday. However the Court of Appeal has not listed the case [...]

Two vessels registered in Sri Lanka detained in Maldives

Two fishing vessels registered in Sri Lanka found in Maldivian waters have been seized by the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF). MNDF’s Coast Guard unit said that the two vessels are registered to Sri Lanka, and had a crew of five individuals each, reported. The two vessels, both of which are roughly 13-meters in length, were spotted [...]

Tense situation at Department of Pensions due to protest

A tense situation arose at the Department of Pensions on Wednesday during a protest by a group of disabled Police and Special Task Force (STF) retired officers. The tense situation arose when the protesters had forced  their way into the Department. The Police was deployed to the location to bring the situation under control. (Colombo [...]

South Korea and Sri Lanka discuss North Korean nuclear issue

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena held a summit in Seoul on Wednesday and discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation. During the summit, South Korea agreed to expand the size of its loans to Sri Lanka from 300 million dollars to 500 million dollars by 2019. The loans will be [...]

Sri Lanka to host wedding for 100 Chinese couples

Sri Lanka is to host a wedding for 100 Chinese couples at Town Hall in Colombo on December 17, the Government announced on Wednesday. The royal wedding will be attended by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka said that the event will help strengthen Sri [...]

Designer wedding show features top designers

A designer wedding show was held on November 28 featuring the top bridal designers and hair and makeup artists in Sri Lanka. The show featured Sri Lanka’s leading singers, the De Lanerolle Brothers and was held at the newly opened Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo. The ‘Designer Wedding Show 2017’ was jointly organised by the Bride [...]

Court of Appeal issues stay order against arresting Gotabaya

The Court of Appeal on Wednesday issued a stay order against arresting former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The stay order was issued till December 6 to the Police. Earlier Rajapaksa had filed a petition in court seeking an order against his arrest. Rajapaksa was expected to be arrested over the alleged misappropriation of over Rs. [...]

China Henan Gongfu Show to tour Sri Lanka in December

The China Henan Shaolin Gongfu Show is to tour Sri Lanka in December, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said. The tour is organized by Association for Sri Lanka – china Social and Cultural Cooperation, Sri Lanka – China Friendship Association,Sri Lanka – China Society and Sri Lanka – China Journalists’ Forum in collaboration with the [...]

Rainco mosquito proof nets bags silver award for innovative brand

Spearheaded to be a brand of choice within Sri Lankan consumers, enabling them for a natural, healthy and a peaceful sleep, Rainco Mosquito Proof Nets clinched the Silver award for the Innovative Brand of the Year competing with 14 other brands at the 16th SLIM Brand Excellence Awards held on the 21st of November 2017 [...]

Rift in Government over proposal to liberalise shipping sector

A rift has emerged in the Government over the budget proposal to liberalise the shipping sector. Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told Parliament on Tuesday that he was against the proposal and so was the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). The Minister said the proposal was included in the budget without discussing the proposal [...]

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