Proposed plan to merge Mulleriyawa hospital with Neville Fernando hospital

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that there is a proposed plan to merge Mulleriyawa hospital with Dr.Neville Fernando Teaching hospital and to convert it into a Base Hospital. He made this statement at the foundation ston- laying ceremony of National Stroke treatment Centre Providing Complex at Colombo East Base Hospital, Mulleriyawa yesterday (11). “My aim is to rename Mulleriya Hospital as Colombo East Base Hospital after merging it with Neville Fernando Teaching hospital. Neville Fernando Hospital is the most serene hospital in Sri Lanka with the latest Read more...

Mangala to present 72nd budget today

The 72nd budget of independent Sri Lanka and the fourth of the incumbent government will be presented to Parliament by Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera today (9) at 3:00 p.m. The Yahapalana (Good Governance) Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presented a mini-budget in January 2015 and two full budgets in 2015 and 2016. This is Finance Minister Samaraweera’s first budget. Today’s presenting of the budget proposals Read more...

Petrol crisis: Authorities say ship will arrive today

A ship carrying 40,000 metric tonnes of petrol is expected to arrive in the country this evening. According to the Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development, Upali Marasinghe, the fuel shortage which is currently prevalent in the country, will be completely resolved upon its arrival. Another ship carrying 15,000 metric tonnes of fuel is expected to arrive in the country on November 11. The Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development added that the fuel from both Read more...

Someone wanted Min. Ranatunga to accept the rejected fuel stock

Sri Lanka is currently facing a fuel crisis, having rejected one shipment belonging to LIOC and another shipment ordered by CEYPETCO being late. Catch up on what has happened thus far: Ongoing Petrol Crisis – What we know In the latest developments, a special press brief was called in by the Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga today (November 6). Min. Ranatunga said at the brief that there is enough fuel in state reserves to distribute until November 9. He confirmed that Read more...

Kalutara prison attack I forgave my attackers a long time ago-Douglas

The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader and Jaffna District Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda, commenting on the sentence given to the men who attempted to kill him inside the Kalutara prison in July 1998, said that he had pardoned them long ago and that they should make an appeal against the verdict passed on them by the Colombo High Court on Monday (31). He told Ceylon Today that the attack at the Kalutara Prison was the second such attack he had experienced. The first one was when Read more...

Sri Lankan maid gets SR88,600 salary dues for 17 years of service in Saudi Arabia

With the help of Saudi authorities, a Sri Lankan maid received SR88,600 ($23,625) in back wages for the past 17 years.This is considered the largest amount, around 3.6m Sri Lankan Rupees, recovered as salary arrears paid to a Sri Lankan migrant worker in the history of the island. K.G. Kusumawathi, 44, came to the Kingdom in 2000 when she was only 27 and had a two-year-old daughter Hansika Sewwandi, and a son Thushitha Madusha, four years of age. The sponsor kept her for this period without allowing Read more...

Sri Lanka will send ‘A’ and U-19 teams to Pakistan – Thilanga

Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lanka Cricket’s President, on Sunday vowed his board will not leave Pakistan in cricketing isolation and will send ‘A’ and Under-19 teams to the country where improvement in security situation is paving way for the revival of international cricket. Sunday’s Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is the fourth international activity in Pakistan since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team March, 2009. Those attacks suspended all international cricket Read more...

Ranjan ordered to reappear before SC

The Supreme Court yesterday (25) ordered Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, who appeared before Court on contempt charges, to reappear on 21 November. The Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage was previously issued notice over a statement made in August criticizing the legal profession saying that most of the lawyers and Judges in the country were corrupt and bias. Two petitions were filed against him claiming that such views were defamatory toward the Judiciary, and Read more...

Missing girls surrender to Police Three charged with abduction

Three suspects, including the 19-year-old girl, reported missing with two other girls, were arrested upon surrendering to the Police yesterday (18). Police Media Spokesman, SP Ruwan Gunasekara said two girls, 19-year-old Malithi Wathsala, the mother of an infant and 15-year-old Yasanthi Madushani, her sister-in-law surrendered to the Wellampitiya Police yesterday morning. Subsequently, the 14-year-old Charithri Chandrasekaram had also surrendered to the Gampaha Police shortly after the two girls. Read more...