Sri Lanka is now united and stable says envoy in Korea

Sri Lanka is now united and stable says envoy in Korea

🕔23:41, 31.Jan 2016

Sri Lanka is now “united and stable,” infrastructure is being developed nationwide and the economy has grown steadily since 2005, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Korea Manisha Gunasekera told The Korea Herald. “Another important government agenda is to work on reconciling communities over broad

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Yoshitha to be indicted on money laundering charges

Yoshitha to be indicted on money laundering charges

🕔23:25, 31.Jan 2016

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 27-year-old son Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who is in judicial custody on money laundering charges, will be indicted in the High Court, police said today. The investigation was centred on the sources of the initial capital of the

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Dilan accuses Ranil of double standards when arresting people

Dilan accuses Ranil of double standards when arresting people

🕔23:02, 31.Jan 2016

State Minister and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Dilan Perera today accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of double standards when arresting people. Perera expressed disappointment at the arrest of Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However he

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Rajapaksas accuse Government of taking political revenge

Rajapaksas accuse Government of taking political revenge

🕔22:44, 31.Jan 2016

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family today accused the Government of taking political revenge on them. The former President, who visited his son Yoshitha at the Welikada remand prison, said that it was not right to take revenge on his

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Four remanded for unruly behavior at Homagama court

Four remanded for unruly behavior at Homagama court

🕔17:13, 31.Jan 2016

Four people arrested for unruly behavior at the Homagama court have been remanded till February 9. The four were among a group pf people, including several monks, who confronted the police and jumped into the court premises when the General

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Lankans detained in Ramanathapuram for overstaying

Lankans detained in Ramanathapuram for overstaying

🕔15:04, 31.Jan 2016

Two Sri Lankan nationals were detained in Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu today for questioning for staying beyond their visa period, the Press Trust of India reported. Lamudin of Mannar and Mohammed Jasmin had come to India on a labour visa and

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Janashakthi further consolidates position in General Insurance

Janashakthi further consolidates position in General Insurance

🕔12:12, 31.Jan 2016

Janashakthi Insurance PLC announced that it has now successfully completed the amalgamation process of Janashakthi General Insurance Limited and AIA General Insurance Lanka Limited. The company had acquired the latter for a sum of Rs.3.2 billion in October 2015. The

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Nine Indian fishermen arrested in Lankan waters

Nine Indian fishermen arrested in Lankan waters

🕔11:59, 31.Jan 2016

The Sri Lanka navy assisted the Coast Guard to arrest nine Indian fishermen and seized two Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters north west of Analative island last night. The fishermen along with their trawlers were handed over to

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Government says Hambantota Port a vital base

Government says Hambantota Port a vital base

🕔09:15, 31.Jan 2016

The Government says the Hambantota Port will join with the country’s economic and trade strategy and be a vital base of maritime transportation. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva said that the vision of Sri Lanka’s way forward is

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Mrs. Sri Lanka contest

Mrs. Sri Lanka contest

🕔08:19, 31.Jan 2016

A preliminary competition for the Mrs. Sri Lanka contest was held at the Uswetakeiyawa hotel recently.

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Sangakkara backs picking Graham Ford

Sangakkara backs picking Graham Ford

🕔08:05, 31.Jan 2016

Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara has backed Graham Ford to succeed in his second stint as the nation’s head coach. The South African left his post as Surrey coach on Thursday to return to the international scene and a role

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Pakistan, Afghanistan for better coordination

Pakistan, Afghanistan for better coordination

🕔07:54, 31.Jan 2016

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — Pakistan and Afghan military commanders agreed Saturday on better coordination and enhancing security measures at both sides of the border, officials said. Pakistan and Afghanistan have neatly 2,600 kilometers border, mostly porous, and the militants

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Trump could still win nomination

Trump could still win nomination

🕔07:45, 31.Jan 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — U.S. Republication frontrunner Donald Trump boycotted Thursday night’s presidential debate, but he still could clinch the Republican Party (GOP) nomination for the 2016 race for the White House, experts said. Trump burst onto the political

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AU summit opens with call for unity

AU summit opens with call for unity

🕔07:43, 31.Jan 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — The 26th AU Heads of State Summit opened on Saturday in Addis Ababa, with a rallying call for unity, tolerance, respect for human rights and improved governance in order to tackle the continent’s myriad

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UN Human Rights chief Prince Zeid to visit North

UN Human Rights chief Prince Zeid to visit North

🕔07:06, 31.Jan 2016

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will visit the North during his visit to Sri Lanka which begins on Saturday February 6, UN sources said. Zeid is expected to visit former war battered

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Remanded

Remanded

🕔21:04, 30.Jan 2016

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa taken to the remand prison from the Kaduwela Magistrates’ court.

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Sri Lanka to open Consulate General cffice in Milan

Sri Lanka to open Consulate General cffice in Milan

🕔19:37, 30.Jan 2016

The Government has made arrangements to open a Consulate General Office in Milan, Italy with effect from 01st February 2016, to serve the Country’s large expatriate community there, the Foreign Ministry said today. The Sri Lankan community in Milan, is

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Yoshitha Rajapaksa remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate

Yoshitha Rajapaksa remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate

🕔19:11, 30.Jan 2016

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been remanded by the Kaduwela Magistrate. Rajapaksa, former Sri Lanka cricket board secretary Nishantha Ranatunga and three others were remanded till February 11. The owners and top management of the Carlton

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Muthuhettigama tells MR not to divide the SLFP

Muthuhettigama tells MR not to divide the SLFP

🕔18:29, 30.Jan 2016

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian and Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama today urged former President Mahinda Rajapaksa not to divide the SLFP. He said that the SLFP is facing several challenges in the current political environment. Muthuhettigama said that Rajapaksa got a

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Kaluwitharana nominated to ACC technical committee

Kaluwitharana nominated to ACC technical committee

🕔18:21, 30.Jan 2016

Sri Lanka Cricket announced it has decided to nominate Romesh Kaluwitharana to the Technical Committee of the Asia Cricket Council for the Asia Cup 2016. The Sri Lanka Cricket board said that a man who is passionate about the game,

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