The President has vested in the public the new buildings of Padavi SriPura Pradeshiya Sabha and Gomarankada Pradeshiya Sabha.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa vested in the public the new 3 storied building of Padavi SriPura Pradeshiya Sabha and Gomarankada new Pradeshiya Sabha building yesterday. The people who gathered in the area warmly welcomed the president. Eastern Province Governor and a group of people were present on the occasion. 40 million rupees has been spent to build the Gomarankada Pradeshiya Sabha building. … [Read more...]

The constructions of Borella new housing scheme for public servants will begin today.

The constructions of housing scheme for public servants in Borella will begin today. The housing scheme is constructed according to Mahinda Chinthana Policy which aims to improve the living standards of Public servants. Plans have been made to build 608 houses in 21 stories. A housing unit is consisted of 650 square feet. The government will spend 4,499 million rupees to construct the housing … [Read more...]

Four UNP Parliamentarians who were charged with trespassing at the Defence Training School were released on personal bond.

Six persons including several UNP Parliamentarians who were issued notice after being charged with trespassing and assault at the defence training school of Sri Lanka Ports Authority in Slave Island, were released on personal bond. Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate Thilina Gamage ordered each of them released on personal bonds of one million rupees. UNP MPs Ravi Karunanayake, Ajith P. Perera, Nalin … [Read more...]

The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy states in New Delhi that Sri Lanka will never compromise on India’s national security.

The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera allayed India’s fears on increasing Chinese military presence in the Sri Lanka, as he categorically stated that Sri Lanka will never compromise on India’s national security or for that matter of any other country. Jayantha Perera also tried to assuage India concerns, downplaying China making any strategic inroads into the region. … [Read more...]

Jiangsu Corruption Prevention delegation visits Bribery Commission.

The Director General and other distinguished delegates of the Jiangsu Corruption Prevention delegation representing the government of China visited the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday. During the meeting both parties discussed vital issues relating to deterrence of corruption which comprise of Clean Governance Culture, Prevention of Conflict of Interests … [Read more...]

Budget makes life easy for many but not for few MR will not have a strong candidate to compete in future elections as opposition members itself have its own enemies to pull their legs

By J.Yogaraj – Senior Journalist and Announcer ( S L B C ) Budget 2015 which was presented by the President Rajapaksa on 23rd October has made life easy to many but for few. President Rajapaksa in the capacity of finance minister presented this 10th Budget under his rule. Apparently this was the 69th of post independence of Sri Lanka.This budget, unlike the previous budgets has many distinct … [Read more...]

Hudson sues Premakeerthi’s wife

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Hudson Samarasinghe has filed a case against Nirmala de Alwis, the wife of late Premakeerthi de Alwis asking for rupees 150 million for insulting him in Colombo District Courts. He has taken this action regarding the discussions published in 2 news papers under the heading ” President Premakeerthi’s murderer is under your shade”. In … [Read more...]

The President will present Budget 2015 in Parliament today.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will present Budget 2015 in Parliament today in his capacity as the Finance and Planning Minister. This is the 10th straight budget presented by him after assuming duties as President in 2005. It is widely expected that the budget would introduce economic policies to further alleviate poverty, increase economic growth and accelerate the existing development … [Read more...]

Trade Union leaders expressed confidence that the budget will provide relief to all segments of the country.

Trade Unions United Forum says it is ridiculous that the UNP which had sacked over 100,000 public servants at the General Strike in 1980, has now promised to increase the salary from 10,000 rupees a month if they come to power. The working class has no faith on the pledges given by the UNP. At a press briefing held in Colombo today the Forum said the only leader the workers can have confidence is … [Read more...]

The President instructs the Fisheries Minister and officials to purchase fish stocks caught by all type of fishing vessels at fixed rates.

President Mahinda Rajapakse instructs the Minister Rajitha Senaratne and officials of the Ministry of Fisheries to purchase fish stocks caught by all type of fishing vessels at fixed prices. The president has directed them to prevent the fishermen being exploited by middle men and broker companies. The president points out that the Fishing Corporation is able to directly purchase fish from the … [Read more...]

Grade 5 scholarship examination cut-off marks for popular schools will be released in December.

GRADE FIVE SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION LIST - 2014 (SINHALA MEDIUM – Boys Schools) DETAILS OF CUT-OFF MARKS No School Name School Address Cutoff Mark 1 ROYAL COLLEGE RAJAKEEYA MW.,COLOMBO-07 186 2 ANANDA COLLEGE COLOMBO-10 183 3 DHARMARAJA COLLEGE KANDY 183 4 MALIYADEVA BOYS COLLEGE NEGAMBO ROAD ,KURUNEGALA 182 5 NALANDA COLLEGE COLOMBO-10 181 6 KINGSWOOD … [Read more...]

Today marks the 69th UN Day.

Today marks the 69th United Nations Day. The UN was officially established on October 24th 1945 with the objectives of maintaining global peace and security, strengthening solidarity among nations and to find solution for socio economic and cultural issues throughout the world. At first there were 51 members in this organization. Sri Lanka joined it on the 14th December 1955. To mark the 69th UN … [Read more...]

The President expresses strong concern on the escalation of terrorist activities in several countries including Canada.

President Mahinda Rajapakse has expressed strong concern on the escalation of terrorist activities in several countries including Canada. The President points out that Sri Lanka should also join as co-partners to control this menace. The President has expressed his opinion in a twitter message. … [Read more...]

The army says that stern attention has been focused on national security with the removal of a ban on LTTE by the European court.

Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya says that the stern attention has been focused on the national security of Sri Lanka following the withdrawal of the ban on the LTTE. Although there are no armed LTTErs, groups upholding separatist and conceptions are seen in and outside of Sri Lanka. The removal of the Ban would enable the LTTE to recommence activities such as fund raising. There is a threat of Sri … [Read more...]

The National freedom Front accuses certain powerful countries for trying to divide Sri Lanka and to appoint a leader of their choice.

The National Freedom Front says that it continues to extend support to the President for an extensive change in the political, economic, social and administrative structures. Media spokesman of the front Mohammed Mushamil says that his party will extend maximum support for the victory of President Mahinda Rajapakse at a future presidential election. He made these remarks participating in a … [Read more...]

Minister Dalas Alahapperuma says that a group beyond the shores of the Indian ocean are trying to take into their hands the destiny of Sri Lankan voters.

Minister Dalas Alahapperuma says that those who are beyond the shores of the Indian ocean are preparing to take into their hands the destiny of 14 million voters in Sri Lanka. The European union has extended support to such initiatives by removing the ban imposed on tiger terrorists. Minister Alahapperuma further said that certain groups attempting to shape Sri Lanka according to international … [Read more...]

A budget for the well being of the country and the people will be presented to parliament tomorrow.

Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Niward Cabral says that the budget of 2015 is a budget targeting the development of the country. The governor participating in a discussion programme over the national radio said that the President will present to the parliament tomorrow a budget, which has been prepared in the interest of the future well being of the country and the common masses. … [Read more...]

The President reviews the budget 2015 which will be presented in Parliament tomorrow.

The budget 2015 will be presented in Parliament tomorrow. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Dr. P.B. Jayasundara reviewed the budget proposals at the Temple Trees yesterday. The government is ready to provide a wide array of concessions by the budget including reduction of fuel and gas prices and electricity tariff. The government says all the allegations … [Read more...]

Main cities in the North and East will be developed on par with international cities.

The government says that main cities of North and East will be developed on par with international cities. Plans have been drawn up to construct multi storied buildings in Jaffna. Green parks will be created by removing unnecessary structures of government buildings. 16 major projects are being implemented in Batticaloa. A green garden will be built in Mannar. These projects will be implemented … [Read more...]

Hindus world over celebrate Deepavali festival today. – Wishing happy Deepavali to Hindus in the country, the President says it marks the triumph of Good over Evil.

Hindus world over celebrate Deepavali festival today. Issuing a message for Deepavali President Mahinda Rajapaksa says this event marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year, according to the Lunar Calendar, and is a day of great religious fervour and festivity for the Hindu community. It celebrates the victory of Goodness over Evil and Light over darkness. It is thus the deeper celebration of the … [Read more...]