Ravi slams Dayasiri, Amaraweera, Seniviratne and S.B

United National Party (UNP) Assistant Leader, Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake on Monday slammed Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members and Government Ministers Dayasiri Jayasekera, Mahinda Amaraweera, John Seniviratne and S.B. Dissanayake. Speaking at an election propaganda meeting in Kotahena on Monday, Karunanayake said that Dayasiri Jayasekera, Mahinda Amaraweera, John Seniviratne and S.B. Dissanayake had worked towards the defeat [...]

Cash-strapped SriLankan says it achieved highest ever revenue

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, says it achieved the highest ever monthly revenue in the history of the company in December 2017. A statement by the airline said that the air-transport operation of the company recorded a stand-alone revenue of US Dollar 100.1 million – [...]

Protest staged near Justice Ministry seeking equality for Muslim women

A protest was staged near the Justice Ministry highlighting Muslim women’s call for justice and equality in Sri Lanka. The silent protest focused on the failure to implement amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) has been in force since 1956 and governs marriage and family matters for [...]

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation bans bulk sale of ‘Lanka Kerosene oil’

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) today banned the bulk sale of ‘Lanka Kerosene oil’ which is red in colour as it is being used by some industries. CEYPETCO said that Lanka Kerosene oil is issued to low income families and the fishing community yet some industries have been found to be purchasing Lanka Kerosene oil instead of [...]

Magistrate grants bail to 58 protesters over Kataragama violence

The Tissamaharama Magistrate on Monday granted bail to 58 protesters who had been arrested over their involvement in the violence in Kataragama. The Police fired tear gas and made several arrests as violence erupted in Kataragama on Sunday following tensions resulting from a shooting incident. The tense situation arose in Kataragama after the Police shot [...]

Nasheed briefs diplomats in Sri Lanka; ready to field common candidate

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed is in Sri Lanka where he briefed diplomats on the Presidential elections in the Maldives scheduled for this year and his intention to back a common opposition Presidential candidate in the event he is prevented from contesting. Speaking to journalists in Colombo on Monday, Nasheed said that a coalition of [...]

New FAO Country Programming Framework for Sri Lanka launched

Minister of Agriculture, Duminda Dissanayaka on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Sri Lanka, Ms Nina Brandstrup, signed the new FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2018-2022. It is a tool used by FAO and the Government to define the priorities [...]

UNP plays down statement by MS of taking over economy

The United National Party (UNP) played down a statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena that he has taken over directing the national economy from this year. Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva said that he spoke to the President and that the President insisted he didn’t mean taking over the responsibilities [...]

Tense situation in Kataragama after Police kill motorcyclist

A tense situation arose in Kataragama after the Police shot dead a motorcyclist who ignored orders and failed to stop. Area residents who were outraged over the shooting attacked the Kataragama police station. The policeman who opened fire was later arrested, the Police said. (Colombo Gazette) CLICK HERE FOR UPDATE

Pillayan’s TMVP contests LG polls in bid to regain lost ground

By Easwaran Rutnam The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) led by Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias Pillayan, is contesting the Local Government (LG) elections in a bid to regain lost ground in the political arena. TMVP spokesman Azath Maulana told The Sunday Leader the TMVP will be contesting the LG polls in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Amapara. The TMVP [...]

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