Results: 27

Siva Senai in Sri Lanka gets Shiva Sena Support, Colombo Worried

Siva Senai in Sri Lanka gets Shiva Sena Support, Colombo Worried

Shiv Sena in Mumbai has extended its support to a new Sri Lankan Tamil outfit called Siva Senai, triggering concerns among the mainstream politicians of the island nation that sectarian outfits will reopen wounds of a 20-year-old civil war that ended only in 2009. MORE...

October 14, 2016  08:10 am|

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

Even as Sri Lanka is preparing to come up with a new Constitution with devolution as one of the key issues, the 13th Amendment, which created provincial councils in the country, is again in the limelight. MORE...

January 21, 2016  08:42 am|

Public petition at Fort to urge porn ban in Sri Lanka

Public petition at Fort to urge porn ban in Sri Lanka

A public petition will be signed on November 04 at Colombo Fort in a bid to request the Government to urge the internet service providers to block access to websites hosting pornographic content. MORE...

November 1, 2015  10:07 am|

Lionel Fernando resigns from HRCSL

Lionel Fernando resigns from HRCSL

Lionel Fernando has resigned from the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) due to personal reasons, a source said. MORE...

October 26, 2015  08:04 pm|

Sri Lanka holds rates as Mahendran eyes next fiscal budget

Sri Lanka holds rates as Mahendran eyes next fiscal budget

Sri Lankas central bank kept interest rates unchanged for a sixth straight month and Governor Arjuna Mahendran said the government will focus on boosting revenue in its budget due November, the Bloomberg news agency reported today. MORE...

October 20, 2015  11:35 am|

Treasury allocates Rs.544 million for Golden Key depositors

Treasury allocates Rs.544 million for Golden Key depositors

The repayment schedule prepared by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) for resolving the difficulties confronted by the deposit holders of the Golden Key Credit Card Company Limited (GKCCCL) has already been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. MORE...

October 15, 2015  02:22 pm|

Sri Lanka can finally break cycle of impunity: Zeid

Sri Lanka can finally break cycle of impunity: Zeid

Introducing the debate on the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Investigation into Sri Lanka (OISL) at the UNHRCs 30th session on Wednesday, the High Commissioner, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, asserted that since January 2015 space has significantly opened up for freedom of expression, at least in Colombo. MORE...

September 30, 2015  06:51 pm|

Resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at UN Human Rights Council

Resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at UN Human Rights Council

A resolution calling for a credible justice process with Commonwealth and other foreign judges in order to prosecute for mass atrocities committed during the final stages of the islands armed conflict has been tabled at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. MORE...

September 24, 2015  10:57 pm|

Sri Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishing community representatives in Colombo have rejected a request by their Indian counterparts to visit them to discuss their issues, including poaching.MORE...

September 20, 2015  11:01 pm|

Ready to face trial: Fonseka

Ready to face trial: Fonseka

Democratic Party founder and former SLA Commander Sarath Fonseka, offered himself to face a domestic court of law on allegations against military operations during the Eelam War. MORE...

September 20, 2015  01:07 pm|

HRCs sitting on Sri Lanka fixed on Sept 30

HRCs sitting on Sri Lanka fixed on Sept 30

A report on alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the Eelam War is likely to be presented on September 30 during the 30th session of the United Human Rights Council. MORE...

September 7, 2015  11:18 pm|

Why Sri Lanka has done a China-style managed float

Why Sri Lanka has done a China-style managed float

Sri Lankas central bank is allowing the local rupee to become more market-oriented but like Bejing, it has shied away from turning the currency into a true free float. MORE...

September 7, 2015  01:36 pm|

Pass resolution against Sri Lanka: Vaiko

Pass resolution against Sri Lanka: Vaiko

Indias Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Vaiko has appealed to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to pass a resolution against Sri Lanka seeking international inquiry against alleged war crimes by Sri Lankan Army during war with LTTE. MORE...

September 6, 2015  06:50 am|

Three PSD officers involved in Thajudeens murder, says Rajitha

Three PSD officers involved in Thajudeens murder, says Rajitha

Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne on Thursday (06) charged that three officials attached to the Presidential Security Division (PSD) have allegedly involved in the murder of former Sri Lankan Rugby player, Wasim Thajudeen, who had died under suspicious circumstances. MORE...

August 6, 2015  06:25 pm|

Two Sri Lankans held in India

Two Sri Lankans held in India

A day after busting a fake currency circulation and drug trafficking gang by arresting four people, the Indian police have arrested five more, including two Sri Lankan Tamils, on Tuesday while launching a dragnet for five others to pin down the entire network, the Hindu newspaper reported. MORE...

August 4, 2015  03:32 pm|

Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka

Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting with Sri Lankan delegation to Iran, has voiced Tehrans willingness to further boost ties with Sri Lanka, Iranian media reported. MORE...

August 3, 2015  06:17 pm|

Govt. plans to procure 120,000 tons of paddy from Yala harvest

Govt. plans to procure 120,000 tons of paddy from Yala harvest

The government of Sri Lanka is planning to procure about 120,000 tons of paddy from farmers during the upcoming secondary yala (March - September) harvest. MORE...

July 18, 2015  03:54 pm|

India, Sri Lanka sign currency swap agreement

India, Sri Lanka sign currency swap agreement

The Reserve Bank has signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka that will allow the latter to draw up to $1.1 billion. MORE...

July 18, 2015  11:00 am|

Customs seize 116,000 duty-unpaid cigarettes

Customs seize 116,000 duty-unpaid cigarettes

Over 116,000 illegally imported cigarettes have been seized by the Revenue Task Force (RTF) of the Sri Lanka Customs, this morning (15). MORE...

July 15, 2015  01:46 pm|

Four Indian fishermen arrested with 165 kilograms of Kerala Ganja

Four Indian fishermen arrested with 165 kilograms of Kerala Ganja

The Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday (14) arrested four Indian fishermen with 165 kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in the seas north-west of the Thalai-mannar. MORE...

July 14, 2015  11:17 am|

New govts policies have created positive environment: Ban Ki-moon

New govts policies have created positive environment: Ban Ki-moon

Welcoming the new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated that a positive environment has been created by the policies of the new government in Sri Lanka for a greater collaboration with the United Nations and the international community. MORE..

April 24, 2015  01:06 pm|

Arjuna Mahendran resumes duty at Central Bank - sources

Arjuna Mahendran resumes duty at Central Bank - sources

Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond auction, according to a Reuters report. MORE..

April 23, 2015  02:15 pm|

Arjuna Mahendran questioned at Bribery Commission

Arjuna Mahendran questioned at Bribery Commission

The Bribery Commission has recorded a statement from the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Arjuna Mahendran. MORE..

April 16, 2015  05:28 pm|

CB Governor to take leave during probe: PM

CB Governor to take leave during probe: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on Tuesday (17) informed the Parliament that Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran will be on leave until investigation on the treasury bonds issue is concluded. MORE...

March 17, 2015  03:09 pm|

JVP wants Central Bank Governor to resign

JVP wants Central Bank Governor to resign

The Peoples Liberation Front, popularly known as the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), today called for the resignation of Mr. Arjuna Mahendran as the Governor at Central Bank of Sri Lanka. MORE..

March 10, 2015  03:24 pm|

Govt. expresses concern over situation in Maldives

Govt. expresses concern over situation in Maldives

The Sri Lankan government issuing a statement expressed its concern over the developing situation in the Maldives following the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed. MORE...

February 26, 2015  11:04 am|

Former President denies military coup attempt allegations

Former President denies military coup attempt allegations

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has denied allegations leveled at him that he had attempted to stage a military coup in the early hours of the 9 January to remain in power even after the Presidential elections. MORE...

January 27, 2015  08:32 pm|

>