RPC’s under fire in Parliament over wage issue

Regional Plantation Companies (RPC) came under fire in Parliament today over the Rs. 1000 plantation sector wage issue. Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella told...

Justice Minister briefs cabinet on drug convicts on death row

The Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale briefed the cabinet yesterday on the steps taken by the Ministry to gather information on drug convicts who are on death...

Seven students arrested over Kiralagala Stupa pics

Seven students of the South Eastern University have been arrested for posing and taking photographs on the Kiralagala Stupa. The Police said that the Buddhist Information Centre...

Two youth drown while bathing in Gampola

Two youth drowned while bathing in a river in Gampola today, the Police said. The Police said that a 16-year-old youth and a 20-year-old had...

Alagiyawanna appointed as COPA chairman

United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Lasantha Alagiyawanna was appointed as the chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) today. The United National Party...

Russia and Sri Lanka discuss military-technical cooperation

Russian Deputy Minister of Defence Colonel General Alexander Fomin had talks with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation Dr....

US Navy aircraft to land at BIA for cargo transfer

US Navy aircraft will land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to perform a transfer operation to move cargo between planes from January 21 to...

PNB allowed to further detain suspects arrested in Colpetty

The Colombo Fort Magistrate has allowed the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) to further detain five suspects arrested in Colpetty yesterday with heroin. The court has allowed the...

SriLankan suffers USD 135 million loss but notes improvements

SriLankan Airlines recorded a USD 135 million net loss loss for the nine months ending December 31st 2019 but the airline said that it still...

President to discuss concerns on FTA with Singapore PM

President Maithripala Sirisena will hold talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during a working visit Sirisena is undertaking to Singapore from today. The President left...

Sarath N. Silva ordered to appear in court

Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva has been ordered to appear in court next month to face contempt of court charges. Notice has been issued...

Two compartments of train seperate near Thalawa

Two compartments of a passenger train seperated near Thalawa today. The train was operating between Vavuniya and Colombo. There were no injuries reported.

Sri Lankan elephant in Islamabad Zoo continues to suffer

A lonely elephant in the Islamabad Zoo known as Kaavan, a gift to former dictator General Zia-ul-Haq from the Sri Lankan Government, is living...

Concerns raised over media exposé on Sri Lankans in Saudi Arabia

Concerns have been raised over a media exposé on a group of Sri Lankans employed in Saudi Arabia. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh, Saudi...

FCID begins probe on 2016 Central Bank bond fraud

The Police Financial Crimes investigations Division (FCID) has launched an investigation into alleged financial fraud said to have taken place when purchasing Central Bank bonds. The...

President declares war on fall armyworm caterpillar

President Maithripala Sirisena has declared war on the fall armyworm caterpillar and instructed officials to launch a national programme to eradicate the threat posed by the caterpillar...

Sunil Handunnetti to head CoPE again

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti has been reappointed as the chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (CoPE). Handunnetti told Parliament he was reappointed to...

Special High Court begins hearing case on Gota

The Special High Court today began hearing the case against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the misappropriation of funds for the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum. Rajapaksa...

Report on Parliament clash handed over to Speaker

A report on the clash which took place in Parliament during the political crisis late last year, was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya...

Apartment in Colpetty raided, 100kg of heroin seized

The Police Special Task Force (STF) have raided an apartment in Colpetty and seized around 100kg of heroin. The Police said that five suspects were arrested...