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Basil released on bail

Basil released on bail

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who was arrested by the FCID this morning, has been released on bail after being produced at the Matara Magistrates Court. MORE..

May 12, 2016  03:39 pm|

LG polls before Sinhala & Tamil New Year - PM

LG polls before Sinhala & Tamil New Year - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government expects to hold the Local Government election before the next Sinhala and Tamil New Year. MORE..

December 11, 2015  11:40 am|

Govt will not sign CEPA with India - PM

Govt will not sign CEPA with India - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today that the government will not sign the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India but will enter into an Economic/Technical pact with the neighboring country. MORE..

December 9, 2015  11:00 am|

President thanks MPs who voted for budget

President thanks MPs who voted for budget

President Maithripala Sirisena has made special appreciation and thanked all Government and opposition MPs who voted in favor of the Budget, the Presidents Media Division said. MORE..

December 2, 2015  07:16 pm|

Discussing shape of domestic mechanism, not hybrid - PM

Discussing shape of domestic mechanism, not hybrid - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that a host of steps including the passing of a new constitution should be followed in order to ensure the non- recurrence of past mistakes. MORE..

September 22, 2015  06:34 pm|

Sri Lanka to get $200 million loan for wind energy program

Sri Lanka to get $200 million loan for wind energy program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated $200 million to support the wind energy sector in Sri Lanka, the Clean Technica news agency reported. The Bank would provide financial support by buying debt instruments issued in the national and international market. MORE...

August 31, 2015  09:03 pm|

President emphasizes importance of coast conservation

President emphasizes importance of coast conservation

President Maithripala Sirisena says that a special programme for coast conservation and preservation would be initiated in the near future. MORE..

August 26, 2015  05:39 pm|

Modi congratulates Ranil

Modi congratulates Ranil

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Ranil Wickremesinghe on being sworn-in as Sri Lankas Prime Minister. MORE..

August 21, 2015  01:36 pm|

Sri Lankan refugees guarded in reaction to Sri Lankan poll results

Sri Lankan refugees guarded in reaction to Sri Lankan poll results

The Sri Lankan Tamils at the Mandapam camp reacted to the election of United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister with cautious optimism. MORE..

August 21, 2015  11:50 am|

Ranil hails most peaceful election in a long time

Ranil hails most peaceful election in a long time

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the 2015 parliamentary poll has been the most peaceful, free and fair election in a long time and that the younger people have not witnessed such an election during their lifetime. MORE..

August 13, 2015  03:11 pm|

President removes Secretary to Ministry of Posts

President removes Secretary to Ministry of Posts

President Maithripala Sirisena has removed the Secretary to the Ministry of Posts on a complaint and recommendation of the Elections Commissioner, the Presidential Media Division said. MORE..

August 7, 2015  09:12 pm|

Rs 220 billion plan to link Rameswaram to Sri Lanka, says Gadkari

Rs 220 billion plan to link Rameswaram to Sri Lanka, says Gadkari

The Indian government is working towards a Rs 220 billion (Indian rupees) project to provide connectivity between India and Sri Lanka for which the Asian Development Bank has expressed willingness to provide funding, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. MORE...

July 9, 2015  03:12 pm|

PM invites Mahinda to contest

PM invites Mahinda to contest

I invite the former President to contest for the prime ministerial post at the forth coming general election in next August, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said. MORE...

June 28, 2015  10:10 pm|

No decision to withdraw army camps from north, east, says PM

No decision to withdraw army camps from north, east, says PM

(VIDEO) The Sri Lankan Government has not made any decision to withdraw military camps from war-torn north and east provinces of the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today. MORE...

June 23, 2015  10:38 pm|

SC stays return of lands to Sampur Tamils

SC stays return of lands to Sampur Tamils

The Supreme Court has stayed a bid by the Sirisena government to return 818 acres of land at Sampur in the Eastern Province to Tamils from whom the lands were seized during Eelam War IV.MORE..

May 17, 2015  09:14 am|

Environment Ministry to probe Wilpattu issue

Environment Ministry to probe Wilpattu issue

The Presidential Secretariat has instructed the Secretary of the Environment Ministry to inquire into the alleged forest clearing and constructions in Wilpattu, the Government Information Department said. MORE..

May 9, 2015  05:01 pm|

Sri Lanka ranks 132 on global happiness index

Sri Lanka ranks 132 on global happiness index

Sri Lanka has climbed 5 places in a global ranking of the happiest nations, coming in at the 132nd spot out of 158 countries on the index that took into account GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support and freedom to make life choices as indicators of happiness. MORE..

April 24, 2015  05:21 pm|

Will solve fishermen issue: PM

Will solve fishermen issue: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, on the sidelines of his visit to Guruvayur temple, said that measures would be taken to solve the issues plaguing the fishermen community in India. MORE...

April 19, 2015  01:57 pm|

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Ranil

Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China: Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. MORE...

April 19, 2015  08:45 am|

SLFP to propose new reforms to 19 A

SLFP to propose new reforms to 19 A

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on Wednesday (1) said that it will propose new reforms to the draft bill on the 19th Amendment. MORE...

April 1, 2015  04:33 pm|

UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

Mr. Haoliang Xu, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Chair, United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from April 4-10, 2015. MORE..

April 1, 2015  12:05 pm|

Sri Lanka to resume road development projects with China

Sri Lanka to resume road development projects with China

The Sri Lankan government has decided to recommence all the main and provincial road development projects in the island nation with China, a government official said on Sunday. MORE...

March 30, 2015  02:22 pm|

Sri Lanka call for US $ 1.4b Chinese project to continue

Sri Lanka call for US $ 1.4b Chinese project to continue

Ahead of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisenas first visit to China a local organisation called for Chinas largest investment project to resume, an official said on Tuesday. MORE...

March 25, 2015  10:03 am|

19A is a Constitutional Coup-JHU

19A is a Constitutional Coup-JHU

The 19th amendment is a constitutional coup to empower the Prime Ministerial post, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) charged on Tuesday (24). MORE...

March 24, 2015  09:06 pm|

Sri Lanka has many lessons to share: UN

Sri Lanka has many lessons to share: UN

The findings in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) country report make a strong case for Sri Lanka to be a leading and credible actor in the global deliberations around the development agenda for post-2015, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Subinay Nandy said. MORE...

March 24, 2015  01:28 pm|

Report of Lee Kuan Yews death a hoax

Report of Lee Kuan Yews death a hoax

Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew is alive, said Farah Rahim, senior director for the Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information. He said a report of his death is a hoax. MORE..

March 18, 2015  08:26 pm|

Chinese PM to discuss suspended project with the President

Chinese PM to discuss suspended project with the President

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is likely to have friendly discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena who is scheduled to visit China later this month and negotiations with respect to the suspended Colombo Port City Project (CPCP) will be a high priority topic, Ada Derana learns. MORE...

March 18, 2015  12:02 am|

FIB grills ex-Economic Development secretary

FIB grills ex-Economic Development secretary

The former Secretary of the Economic Development Ministry Dr Y.D. Nihal Jayathilaka and former Director of Peoples Leasing & Finance Mr P. Kudabalage are being questioned by the Fraud Investigations Bureau (FIB). MORE..

March 17, 2015  11:17 am|

Modi visit wont hurt Sri Lanka-China ties: Chinese commentary

Modi visit wont hurt Sri Lanka-China ties: Chinese commentary

China-Sri Lanka relations will not be affected by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit but only grow stronger, a commentary in the Chinese media said. MORE...

March 15, 2015  07:40 am|

Government releases Tamil activists, but conspiring to arrest war heroes: NFF

Government releases Tamil activists, but conspiring to arrest war heroes: NFF

Leader of New Left Front Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne said that former Presidents brother and ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa should be arrested if enough evidence exists in the floating armoury case. MORE...

March 12, 2015  12:44 pm|

Galle Road to be closed for new traffic plan rehearsals

Galle Road to be closed for new traffic plan rehearsals

Galle Road from Galle Face roundabout to Ceramic Junction will be closed from 11.00 am to 11.15 am (15 minutes) on Thursday (12) due to traffic plan rehearsals ahead of Indian Premiers visit, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said. MORE...

March 12, 2015  10:49 am|

Fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka from Indian waters: PMK

Fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka from Indian waters: PMK

Demanding the immediate release of 66 Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fishermen from Sri Lanka, NDA ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Friday alleged that they were arrested from Indian waters and urged the Centre to warn the neighbouring country that such arrests will affect bilateral ties. MORE..

February 27, 2015  03:11 pm|

Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PMs statement

Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PMs statement

The parliament adjourned its session for 20 minutes following uproar over a statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe pertaining to the impeachment of former Chief justice Shirani Bandaranaike. MORE..

January 30, 2015  02:47 pm|

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