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...]