SAITM students to be transferred to Kothalawala Defense Academy

A decision has been taken to transfer the medical students of the Malabe SAITM medical campus to the Kothalawala Defense Academy. The decision was taken following a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, the President’s media division said. Protests were staged on Wednesday in Colombo against the SAITM medical campus. Students affiliated to Government [...]

EU urges Sri Lanka to honour commitments on OMP

The European Union (EU) says the Sri Lankan Government must honour their commitments on the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) and Transitional Justice. In a tweet, the EU office in Sri Lanka said that without clarity about the fate of their missing or disappeared loved ones, many Sri Lankans will not be able to participate in [...]

Cabinet approves Central Expressway 3rd phase contract to Japanese firm

Cabinet has approved awarding the contract for the third phase of the Central Expressway project to a Japanese company. The third phase of the Central Expressway project will be from Pothuhera to Galagedera via Rambukkana covering a distance of 32.5km. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs proposed awarding [...]

Suresh Subramaniam confident of winning NOC election

Former President of the Sri Lanka Tennis Association Suresh Subramaniam says he is confident of winning the elections of the National Olympic Committee. Subramaniam told The Sunday Leader online that he has the support of a majority of the sports clubs and associations to back him at the elections scheduled to be held on Friday. [...]

Lanka recalls its defence attache in UK over anti-Tamil gesture

Sri Lanka has recalled its defence attache in the UK for an inquiry following his offensive act of gesticulating to slit throats of Tamil demonstrators in London, the military spokesman said. Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, the Military Attache in Sri Lankan High Commission, was seen gesticulating to slit throats of a group of pro-LTTE demonstrators opposite the High Commission office in London on [...]

Initial investigations reveal grenade caused explosion in bus

Initial investigations conducted on the explosion and fire which destroyed a passenger bus today revealed that a grenade had caused the explosion, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said. He told Parliament that the grenade had reportedly been in the bag of a passenger on the bus. A minor explosion and a fire destroyed the passenger [...]

Partners in unity Government confirm they have not divorced

The two main partners in the unity Government confirmed on Wednesday they have not divorced. The United National Party (UNP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) informed Parliament that the agreement reached between both sides in 2015 is still valid. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the agreement is continuing legally and based on the [...]

Army insists Diyatalawa incident not terrorism related

The Army on Wednesday insisted that the Diyatalawa incident was not terrorism related. A minor explosion and a fire destroyed a passenger bus travelling from Jaffna to Diyatalawa injuring 19 passengers on Wednesday morning around 5.45 am while it was plying in the general area of Kahagolla, Diyatalawa. Reports  claimed that after reaching Bandarawela town the [...]

Nineteen including 12 soldiers injured in Diyatalawa bus fire

At least 19 people sustained injuries after a bus caught fire at Kahagolla in Diyatalawa early this morning. The Army said that among those injured are 12 soldiers. The Police said the bus caught fire following a minor explosion. The injured were admitted to the Diyatalawa Hospital. (Colombo Gazette)

International Military Sport Council Day Run

The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run – 2018 was flagged off at the Galle Face Green Colombo and ended near the Defence Services College at Colombo last Sunday (18). Secretary of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne attended the inauguration of the event as the Chief Guest. Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne, Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant [...]

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