Special plans to promote tourism

The Finance Ministry stated several proposals on providing concessions and relief to uplift the tourism sector which suffered a setback following the April 21st attack will be presented to cabinet today (May 07). This matter was discussed at a meeting between the President and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce last evening (May 06). According More...

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Time period given to surrender illegal weapons extended

The time period to hand over illegal weapons currently in their possession to the police has been extended by another 48 hours, says the Police Spokesperson. On May 4th, the police requested the public to hand More...

Tomorrow declared a national day of mourning

The government has decided to declare 23rd April a national day of morning in remembrance of the series of fatal explosions which shook the country on Easter Sunday (21).  More...

Six injured in an accident in Matale

Six people were injured in an accident that took place in Mahawela, Matale. Police noted the accident occurred this afternoon (April 11) when a van collided onto a lorry. The injured, which also include two More...

Wijeyadasa to record statement at Presidential Commission today

Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe is slated to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry at 11 a.m. today (27). This is with regard to a complaint lodged by the parliamentarian against the financial More...

Daily power cuts will be resolved before April 10 – Ravi

Daily power interruptions will be resolved before 10th April, says Minister Ravi Karunanayake. As the electricity demand keeps increasing by 7-8 percent and when there is no supply, a problem arises naturally, More...

Today’s demand is for jobs with pension – PM

The demand today is for jobs with a pension, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He stated this speaking as a panelist at the business dialogue Fireside Chat 2019 held in Colombo. He further said that More...

India-built houses handed over to Sri Lankan estate workers

As many as 155 houses, build as part of India’s ongoing housing project in Sri Lanka, were on Sunday (24) handed over to estate workers in Hatton, located in the Central Province. The effort is part of India’s More...

Sapling of Sri Maha Bo Tree gifted to Thailand

A sapling of Sri Maha Bo Tree has been sent over to Thailand today (18) under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. Reportedly, this sapling was gifted to remark the coronation of the new king More...

“Government Authorities Visited Dubai Seven Times To Arrest Udayanga, Not A Single Time To Nab Madush,” Namal Rajapaksa

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa observed that the government representatives went to Dubai seven times to arrest Udayanga Weeratunga, but not a single time to arrest underworld gangster Makandure Madush.  Weeratunga, More...