Netanyahu ‘disappointed’ with India’s Modi for voting against Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Benjamin Netanyahu he said he was “disappointed” when India voted against Donald Trump‘s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Israeli Prime Minister was welcomed by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Hebrew as he arrived in India for a six-day visit. Mr Netanyahu said despite his disappointment over the vote, the relationship between Tel Aviv and New Delhi remained strong. “Yes, naturally we were disappointed, but this visit is a testimony that our relationship is moving on so many fronts forward,” Mr Netanyahu said in an interview with India Today. India Read more...

Police To Destroy 900 Kg Of Cocaine In Katunaike: Over 375 Million Worth Drugs In Police Custody

The Police Narcotics Bureau will destroy 900 Kg of Cocaine seized by them on January 15, the Police Media Unit said. They added that this would take place in Katunanaike. Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said measures would be introduced to destroy narcotics seized by the Police in public. Narcotics worth over Rs. 375 million have been seized by Police last year. The raids have been conducted by the Police Special Task Force (STF), the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) and Organized Crimes Prevention Read more...

Rajagiriya flyover declared open by President and PM

The Rajagiriya flyover which is being constructed providing long term solutions for the heavy traffic congestion in the Rajagiriya was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe a short while ago. Speaking at the occasion, President Sirisena said that a request was made by the public to name the flyover in the name of late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero. The construction of the flyover was completed a year ahead of the scheduled date upon the instructions Read more...

Blue skies across the island for the New Year – Met Dept

Mainly fair weather will prevail over most provinces of the island. However,Showers or thundershowers can be occur at a few places in Uva, Southern, Central provinces and in the Ratnapura district after 2.00pm. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning Read more...

Who takes the first bribe to make politicians rogues? – A reality check by MP Handunnetti

Sri Lankans all around have several main complaints about the way things are done in the country. One of the key factors we all talk about is taking and giving bribes, especially when it comes to government institutions and politicians. Speaking at a public rally recently, JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti spoke on the very matter, and he started off with one question. “Who takes the first bribe to make these politicians rogues?” The MP pointed out that it is actually the voters in Sri Lanka who take Read more...

Dayasiri blasts Janayugaya

For ‘Janayugaya’ newspaper, which is funded by profits obtained from the controversial Treasury Bonds deal, ‘acting according to the law’ is ‘enacting a comedy’, Sports Minister and lawyer Dayasiri Jayasekara had stated in Parliament. “I have said before that a newspaper is being published by those behind the controversial Treasury Bonds deal. That newspaper is called Janayugaya,” Dayasiri said when speaking during the debate on the expenditure allocation Read more...

Bond Commission time period extended

A gazette notification has been issued to extend the time period of the Bond Commission by a further twenty-three days. Accordingly, the Commission will now be in operation from December 8 to December 31.  Read more...

Railway strike from midnight today

The Locomotive Operating Engineers Union (LOEU) announced that all Railway Department employees will go on strike from midnight today (6). Secretary of the LOEU Indika Dodamgoda stated that the strike action was organized as the government is yet to comply with several demands made by the Railway Department. All travelers have been advised to find alternate means of transportation.  Read more...

Authorities take steps to limit number of vehicles entering Yala National Park

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has decided to limit the number of vehicles carrying tourists into Yala National Park. Accordingly, only 300 vehicles will be permitted to tour the national park for a day. The Department said, the Minister of Mass Media and Information, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, had taken this decision considering the security of wild life. However, the decision did not immediately take effect due to a protest launched by the safari drivers. According to the Department of Read more...

No fuel shortage: public urged not to panic – CPSTL

The Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal Ltd (CPSTL), urged the general public not to panic as there is no fuel shortage within the country. CPSTL officials confirmed that an adequate amount of fuel reserves has been stocked within the CPSTL. It was further stated that all fuel stations across the country have been supplied with adequate amounts of fuel. Several lines of traffic were reported near filling stations as a result of a rumour that another fuel crisis would arise in the near future. Secretary Read more...