China to help strengthen fruit value chain in Sri Lanka

China is to help strengthen the fruit value chain in Sri Lanka and an agreement to that effect was signed at the Food and...

As political crisis continues in Sri Lanka UK Minister considers visit

As the political crisis continues in Sri Lanka, a British Minister has said he may visit Sri Lanka next year. UK Minister of State for...

Dayan and Cuban envoy in Russia discuss Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Russia, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Cuba, Gerardo Penalver Portal, a son of a...

No more state events in luxury private hotels

A circular has been issued instructing Government Ministries, departments and boards not to use private hotels for state events. The President's office said the decision was...

President ready to change provisions in 19th Amendment

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is prepared to make changes to some provisions in the 19th Amendment. He says he is ready to make the...

Interim order on dissolution of Parliament extended till Saturday

An interim order issued on the dissolution of Parliament has been extended till Saturday, December 8th. The order was extended by the Supreme Court when...

Rishad says his party is not looking to promote Ranil

All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader Rishad Bathiudeen says the intention of his party is not to promote Ranil Wickremesinghe. Bathiudeen said that the ACMC is...

Plantation companies refuse to agree to wage hike demand

In the wake of indefinite strike action declared by Trade Union (TU) leaders from 4th December onwards, the Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PA) firmly...

Parliament website edited to recognise MR as an MP

The Parliament website has been edited to recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as a Parliamentarian and not Prime Minister. Rajapaksa continued to be listed as the current...

Major heroin haul seized along the coast off Beruwala

A major heroin haul was seized by the Police along the coast off Beruwala last night, the Police said. The Police said that two suspects were...

SLTDA insists no move by tourism industry to boycott awards

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has strongly rejected claims that tourism industry leaders have decided to boycott the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards...

One person killed in Mount Lavinia shooting incident

One person was killed in a shooting incident in Mount Lavinia this evening, the Police said. The Police said the victim was a 30 year old...

President says UNP leader will never step down

President Maithripala Sirisena says United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will never step down and let others take the party leadership role. He said...

RTI Commission orders release of Ranil’s asset declaration

In a landmark decision the Right to Information Commission (RTIC) directed the Presidential Secretariat to disclose the declaration of assets and liabilities of Ranil Wickremesinghe...

CDS granted bail on strict conditions

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne was today granted bail on strict conditions. Wijegunaratne had been remanded till today by the Fort Magistrate. On being granted...

UN officials visit Mullaitivu to gather information

United Nations officials visited Mullaitivu to gather information on the impact the political crisis is having on human rights. North based Tamil media reported that...

Nalaka de Silva further remanded

Former Terrorist Investigations Department head, (DIG) Nalaka de Silva, was today ordered to be further remanded till December 11th. He was arrested in October by the...

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya slams SLBC chief

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) came under fire in Parliament today with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya accusing him of disregarding instructions...

Parliament to meet again on December 12th

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today announced that Parliament will meet again on December 12th at 1.30 pm. Parliament met this morning without the participation of the United People's...

AG tells SC it has no authority to decide on dissolution of Parliament

The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court (SC) today that it has no authority to decide on the dissolution of Parliament. The AG made the observation...