Sri Lanka main opposition UNP leader proposes Sajith Premadasa as Deputy Leader

Sept 06, Badulla: The leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe today proposed former Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa for the vacant post of Deputy Leader of the party. Addressing a massive crowd gathered at the 68th annual convention of the UNP at Passara this afternoon, the UNP leader announced that Sajith Premadasa has once held the post of deputy … [Read more...]

Spain to open an embassy in Sri Lanka

Sept 07, Colombo: In view of the growing economic and political relationship with Sri Lanka, the government of Spain has decided to open a mission in Colombo, Sri Lanka's External affairs Ministry said Saturday. Minister of External Affairs, Professor G.L. Peiris, who held bilateral discussions with the visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain José Manuel Gracia, said the … [Read more...]

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Retired differently able War Heroes to receive pay increments

Differently able War Heroes, those who have retired on medical grounds would be allowed for salary increments on par with that of personnel on active service", said Director/Spokesperson of the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya. The Brigadier, addressing the weekly media briefing at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Media Centre yesterday (Sep. 3) also mentioned … [Read more...]

Thirty million given for sick in North for treatments

Thirty (30) million rupees has been provided as financial assistance for 600 persons suffering from serious maladies in the North to receive further treatment. This assistance has been given on the instructions of the President. The programme of awarding financial assistance to destitute persons suffering from serious diseases and who are unable to meet the expenses for treatment is being … [Read more...]

Friendship that helps people

Since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations in 1951 following San Francisco Treaty, Sri Lanka's friendship with Japan has been friendly, close and beneficial to both.z Sri Lankan embassy in Japan was established in May 1953. Since 1982, Japan has been the largest aid donor to Sri Lanka for 25 years. Japanese assistance comes to Sri Lanka through two major institutions in Japan: … [Read more...]

Kudu Laalitha shot dead

Laalitha Kaushalya alias Kudu Laalitha was shot dead a short while ago when he attempted to escape from Police Narcotic Bureau personnel during a raid in Athurugiriya. He was previously a resident of Maligawatte but at moved to Nawagamuwa. Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana alleged that Kudu Laalitha was engaged in drug smuggling. He was shot dead near the Oruwala Hospital on the Athurugiriya- … [Read more...]

University entrance cut-off marks released

The University Grants Commission has released the cut-off marks for university entrance for students, those who sat for the GCE A/L Examination in 2013. The UGC said that the cut-off marks can be obtained from websites. … [Read more...]

Northern MPCS regularly funded LTTE during the war days

A section of the top Tamil Government officials who served in the Northern Province during the days when the country was involved in a prolonged and protracted battle with the Tamil armed group - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were surreptitiously involved in arranging and organizing funds in millions on a regular basis to the warring Tamil armed group led by Velupillai … [Read more...]

Pro-LTTE activists laid siege on Dr. Swamy’s Chennai residence arrested

Chennai Police arrested more than 50 pro- LTTE activists yesterday when 200 activists belonging to the pro-LTTE Tamizhaga Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam were involved in a noisy protest and tried to lay siege to the house of one of the BJP stalwart Dr. Subramaniam Swamy located at Mylapore in the Pabanasa Sivan Road, in Chennai.Pro-LTTE Activists protesting against Dr. SWamy The pro-LTTE Protesters … [Read more...]

Last phase of Sri Lanka’s Norochcholai coal power plant to open on September 16

Colombo: The third and final phase of the Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant in Puttalam will be declared open on the 16th of this month under the patronage of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the government said. President Xi is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on the same day. The Lakvijaya coal power plant was built in two phases. The Phase I of the project … [Read more...]

LTTE cadre sentenced to 20 years for assassination of Sri Lankan Army General

Anuradhapura: A Sri Lankan court on Friday sentenced a former LTTE cadre to 20 years in rigorous imprisonment for the assassination of a Sri Lankan Army General in a bomb attack six years ago. Anuradhapura High Court today (05) convicted the former Tamil Tiger terrorist Shanmuganadan, who was accused of assassinating retired Major General Janaka Perera and 28 others in a suicide bomb attack in … [Read more...]

National security of Sri Lanka is not a concern of local governments

Colombo: Only the island nation's central government is empowered to make decisions on the national security and it is not a concern of the local governments, Sri Lanka military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya has said. The military spokesperson made this remark in response to a recent statement made by the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council C. V. Wigneswaran that the … [Read more...]

Japanese Prime Minister to accompany a large business delegation on his visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday

Colombo: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Bangladesh and Sri Lanka starting this weekend for talks with the leaders of the two countries, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Japan said in a statement. Prime Minister Abe will arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday, September 7 after visiting Dhaka and meeting his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. Abe will be the first Japanese leader to … [Read more...]

The President says that the State resources sold to the private sector by the UNP government have been reacquired and distributed among the people.

President Mahinda Rajapakse says the present government has implemented a massive development drive to correct the injustice caused to Uva province as a result of the uprisings against imperialists in the history. He points out the children of the nation should be stakeholders of the economy which is emerging with the development. The president made these remarks while handing over Mahindodaya … [Read more...]

The President orders the IGP to implement the law sternly against those who violate Election Laws at the Uva Provincial Council Election campaign.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed IGP N K Ilangakoon to implement the law sternly against those who violate Election Laws at the Uva Provincial Council Election campaign.  Police Media Spokesman and Senior SP Ajith Rohana told the National Radio that the Police will take the necessary measures in the coming days … [Read more...]

The fisheries talks between Sri Lanka and India in new Delhi have been successful.

he ministry of fisheries says that the talks between Sri Lanka and India on fishing have been extremely successful. Special attention has been focused to enhance fishing between the two countries. Director General of fisheries S.T Hettiarachchi told the National Radio that an Indian delegation is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka shortly with the objective of enhancing the negotiations. The … [Read more...]

An agreement of understanding between the government and the private sector to strengthen the local agricultural sector.

An agreement of understanding has been signed between the government and the private sector to strengthen the local agricultural sector. The agreement anticipates to expedite the production of local bee honey, cucumber, tomatoes and passion fruit. The aim is to fulfil 50 percent of the local bee honey requirement. Currently the national agricultural expansion programmes are being implemented in 12 … [Read more...]