Pfizer jab for Advanced Level students

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Steps are being taken to administer the Pfizer jab for Advanced Level students. Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told Parliament that a decision on this has...

Fears remain oil still inside X-Press Pearl ship

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By Easwaran Rutnam (@easwaranrutnam) Fears remain that there maybe oil still inside the sunken ship, X-Press Pearl, despite various assurances given earlier, officials said.  Darshani Lahadupura,...

Japan to allow re-entry to returnees from Sri Lanka

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In a major change to border-control measures, Japan will from Monday allow re-entry to all returnees from six countries, including Sri Lanka, the Japan...

EC to seek action following Lohan’s incident  

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By Easwaran Rutnam  The Election Commission is to seek action from Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena following the prison incident involving MP and State Minister Lohan...

Quarantine curfew extended till 1st October

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The quarantine curfew has been extended till 1st October, the President's Office said. The President's Office said the curfew has been extended till 4am on...

HRCSL begins probe into prison incidents involving State Minister

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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has launched a Suo Motu investigation related to the incidents that have taken place in prisons involving...

State Minister for Prison Management Lohan Ratwatte resigns

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State Minister for Prison Management Lohan Ratwatte has resigned from his post after it was alleged that he had threatened to kill two inmates...

UN Sri Lanka condemns any ill treatment of prisoners

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The United Nations (UN) office in Sri Lanka says it condemns any ill treatment of prisoners. The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer-Hamdy...

TNA calls for Lohan’s head for allegedly threatening to kill prisoners

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has called for the sacking of the State Minister for Prison Management Lohan Ratwatte for allegedly threatening to kill...

State funds not misused during PM’s overseas visit

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By Easwaran Rutnam (easwaranrutnam) The Government today insisted that State funds were not misused during Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's overseas visit. Cabinet co-spokesman Dullas Alahapperuma said that...