Committee of experts to review amended scope of Port City

A committee of experts is to be appointed to review the amended scope of the Colombo Port City, the Government said today. In 2014, Colombo...

Government asserts MCC deal not ruled out

The Government today asserted that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) development assistance grant has not been ruled out. Speaking to reporters today, Minister Dullas Alahapperuma...

Import levy on wheat flour to be reduced

The import levy on wheat flour is to be reduced in the near future, the Government said today. Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Ramesh Pathirana said that...

CID to launch fresh probe on Kurunegala doctor Shafi Shihabdeen

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to conduct a fresh investigation on Kurunegala based doctor Mohamed Shafi Shihabdeen, who was accused of amassing assets...

Sri Lanka to benefit from US “Clean Cities, Blue Oceans” global flagship initiative

Sri Lanka is to benefit from the US “Clean Cities, Blue Oceans” global flagship initiative, the US Embassy in Colombo said today. On December 5,...

Malaysian court sets date to consider bail for three accused linked to LTTE

The Malacca Sessions Court in Malaysia has set Monday (Dec 16) to hear applications for bail filed by two assemblymen and the chief executive...

Switzerland insists envoy in Sri Lanka not recalled

Switzerland today insisted that its Ambassador in Sri Lanka has not been recalled. There were reports that Ambassador Hanspeter Mock had been recalled over the...

Kamal Haasan demands inclusion of Sri Lankan refugees in Indian Citizenship Bill

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan wondered why Sri Lankan Tamils and Muslims were left out of the ambit of India's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill...

Pakistan slams India during talks with Sri Lanka

Pakistan President Dr. Arif Alvi said Pakistan stands by their oppressed Kashmiri brethren and condemn the fascist Indian government for its inhuman treatment of...

Media accused of blatantly violating media ethics and right to privacy

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned with recent events in the aftermath of the incident in which an employee of the...

Duties and functions of new Ministries gazetted

The gazette notification proclaiming the relevant duties and functions of the new Ministries has been published. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued the relevant gazette (Extraordinary) yesterday...

UN assures Sri Lanka support to achieve SDG goals

The United Nations has assured continued support to the Government of Sri Lanka to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The global launch of the...

UNP to contest Parliamentary election under Ranil’s leadership

The United National Party (UNP) is to contest the Parliamentary election under the leadership of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP General Secretary Akila...

Notorious drug kingpin ‘Kalu Thushara’ sentenced to death

Notorious drug kingpin 'Kalu Thushara' was today sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court. The Colombo High Court found Kalu Thushara guilty of drug...

Travel ban on Royal Park murder convict extended

A travel ban imposed on Royal Park murder convict Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha was extended by court today. The Supreme Court had last month issued...

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi to visit Sri Lanka

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is to visit Sri Lanka and Spain from December 14-17, 2019, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said today. Japan had last...

Swiss Embassy employee appears before CID for third day

The Swiss Embassy employee who was allegedly kidnapped and later released, appeared before the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today. This is the third consecutive...

Petition filed before UN Working Group on behalf of Shakthika

Freedom Now and Proskauer Rose LLP has filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Sri Lankan author...

Secretaries to State Ministries appointed

New secretaries were appointed to State Ministries today. The new secretaries received their letters of appointment from the Secretary to the President Dr. P. B....

Defence Secretary warns LTTE ideology still alive

Defence Secretary, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, today warned that the LTTE ideology was still alive. The Defence Secretary, during his maiden visit to the...