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...]