External Affairs Ministry rejects the allegations levelled against Foreign Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne.

External Affairs Ministry rejects the allegations levelled against Foreign Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne by some factions on the renovation of the official residence of Sri Lanka’s permanent Representative in Geneva. The Swiss Federal Intelligence Service had no information that the owner of the company involved was arrested or even that he had any link to the LTTE. As for the alleged role of … [Read more...]

The swarnapurawara award festival will be held this evening under the patronage of the president.

The Swarnapurawara award festival will be held this evening at the Waters Edge hotel in Battaramulla under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse. At this function the municipalities, urban councils and Pradeshiya sabas will be presented with awards and cash prizes. A special committee has adjudged the performance of these institutions. The objective of this programme is to encourage local … [Read more...]

Steps being taken to enlighten the embassies and high commissions against the removal of the LTTE ban by the European Union.

The alliance for national unity and inter religious corporation has said that they are prepared to clarify to all embassies and High commissions about the removal of LTTE ban by the European Union. A streamlined programme in this connection is now being prepared. The organization said that they will enlighten the patriotic people on this matter and subsequently countrywide enlightenment programmes … [Read more...]

Many concessions for the people are to be given in the Budget.

The secretary general of the United People Freedom Alliance Minister Susil Prema Jayanth said that many concessions relating to the cost of living will be given in the forthcoming budget. He said that similar to the concessions given by reducing the fuel prices, gas prices and slashing of electricity charges for the concessions will also be given in the budget. Addressing in a media conference in … [Read more...]

India is to strengthen security with Sri Lanka and Maldives.

The Indian government has informed that it is prepared to strengthen security arrangements with Sri Lanka and the Maldives. A special meeting between the Indian defence minister Arun Jaitley and the defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse was held in Colombo yesterday. The Indian defence minister has pointed out that this meeting that it is important to strengthen security between the two countries … [Read more...]

The G.C.E Ordinary level examination will be held in December as scheduled.

Commissioner General of examinations Jayantha Pushpakumara said that the GCE Ordinary Level Examination will be held in December as scheduled. All arrangements in this regard have been finalized. The exam will begin on 9th of December and will be held till the 18th of December. Nearly 600 thousands candidates will sit for the examination this year. … [Read more...]

EU creating problems – these are politically motivated – Some opposition leaders supporting it – RW once again trying to betray the country

By    J.Yogaraj – Senior Journalist & Announcer ( S L B C ) Opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe recently made a quick visit to Europe. Un confirmed reports say that there he met some representatives of the LTTE Diaspora and sought help to win the presidential election. It is also reported RW has given many promises to the LTTE supporters, that he will merge north and east. Also he will … [Read more...]

The UPFA is to enlighten the district organization targeting the presidential election.

The UPFA is in a move to enlighten its district organizations in 22 districts targeting the presidential election. General secretary of the UPFA minister Susil Premajayantha says awareness programmes in 22 districts have already been completed. The rest will be carried out in Jaffna and Hambantota district in the next week. The Minister says however the UNP has not yet been able to find its … [Read more...]

The action plan of the national housing policy will be declared today.

The action plan of the national Housing policy will be declared today. It will take place at a ceremony at the auditorium of the Central Bank in Rajagiriya at 2.00 pm today under the patronage of ministers Basil Rajapakse and Wimal Weerawansa. The national housing policy was presented to the President on the 6th of this month. Minister Wimal Weerawansa says under this policy the housing and … [Read more...]

6th stage of the Divi Neguma national programme begins today under the patronage of the President.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will inaugurate the 6th stage of the Divineguma national movement at an auspicious moment today. The president will plant a sapling at the temple trees premises at the auspicious time 10.07 am. Minister Basil Rajapakse will join the programme from Katana area. Additional secretary of the ministry of economic development Shantha Bandara says that 2.5 million families in … [Read more...]

People’s Choice Stands at the end

Many people have different dreams about the country. But it all depends on the person who rules the country. But people are the judges who determine the final verdict and decide the ruler of this country in the end.A people’s leader will always mingle with people.This is the common feature of a people’s leader. This country has seen many leaders in the past. If you look at J R Jayawardena, he was … [Read more...]

“Sirisanda Sevana” Housing Scheme will be vested with the pubic by the President today.

The “Sirisanda Sevana” New Housing Scheme Cyril C. Perera Mawatha, in Kotahena Colombo will be vested in the public today making a reality the programme of moulding a country devoid of slums. A significant programme is in place to build a Sri Lanka sans slum dwellings within the next two years through the Mahinda Chinthana Way Forward. The country has entered a prosperous era effecting a … [Read more...]

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls today.

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty falls today. This day is celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world. It was officially recognised by the United Nations, but the first commemoration of the event took place in Paris, France, in 1987 when 100,000 people gathered on the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza at the Trocadéro to honour victims of poverty, hunger, violence … [Read more...]

Uva Provincial Council Ministers will be sworn in this morning before the President.

Ministers of the Uva Provincial Council will be sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at the Presidential Secretariat. The first session of the 6th Uva Provincial Council met recently at the Uva Provincial Council Auditorium recently under the patronage of Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa. The Chairman and the staff of the council were appointed during the session. … [Read more...]

An annual income of 470 million dollars is targeted from the Colombo Port City.

Secretary to the Treasury Dr. P.B. Jayasundara says that an annual income of 470 million dollars is expected from the Colombo Port City. It will be developed as Asia's international business centre. The government has launched to utilize naval and maritime sectors for the development of the economy on the instructions of the President. The new Port City will consist of high rise housing complexes, … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka enters into an agreement with China to cooperate closely to face serious cyber threats.

Sri Lanka has entered into an agreement with China to cooperate closely to face serious cyber threats and to share information on such threats in the future. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka. China’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team Coordination Centre and Sri Lanka’s Computer Emergency … [Read more...]

A methodical process has been implemented to handover the gold jewellery stolen by the LTTE to their rightful owners.

The Ministry of Defence and Urban Development states that a methodical process has been implemented to handover the gold jewellery stolen by the LTTE to their rightful owners. During the Wanni humanitarian operation, the Army was able to recover a large stock of gold at the banks maintained by the LTTE. The government took steps to handover the jewellery mortgaged by the owners after the security … [Read more...]

Five thousand new houses will be provided for low income families in the Colombo city before the end of this year.

Senior advisor of the Urban Development Authority Weerasena Adhikari says that 5,000 more houses will be constructed and handed over to the low income families in Colombo city before the end of this year. These houses are being constructed under the 60,000 new houses project. Participating in a media briefing in Colombo today, he added that the programme is being carried out without any racial or … [Read more...]

Five hundred more graduate are being recruited to teacher service in the western province.

Five hundred more graduates are being recruited to the teacher service in the western province. They will be assigned for teaching the subjects of mathematics, information technology, drawing and western music. The letters of appointment will be handed over at the New Town Hall, Colombo on the 22nd of this month. The relevant graduates were called for interviews after receiving their … [Read more...]

The Tamil United Liberation Front commends the development projects initiated by the President for the well being of the people in the north.

Secretary general of the Tamil United Liberation Front V. Ananda Sangari has extended his gratitude to President Mahinda Rajapakse on the commencement of a train service to Jaffna. The President during his three day official tour in North has vested in the general public many important development projects. The secretary general adds that therefore, that the wholehearted respect of the people in … [Read more...]