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Gazette on Ministry functions today

Gazette on Ministry functions today

Gazzette notification of all ministries and their functions will be published today, the Government Printer said. MORE...

September 22, 2015  07:06 am|

Tamil question is not just an economic issue: Mano Ganesan

Tamil question is not just an economic issue: Mano Ganesan

The Tamil question cannot be settled by merely regarding it as an economic issue, Mano Ganesan, one of the three Tamil Ministers in the Sri Lankan government, has said. MORE...

September 9, 2015  11:43 pm|

New State and Deputy Ministers sworn in

New State and Deputy Ministers sworn in

(UPDATED) The swearing in ceremony of State and Deputy Ministers of the National Government commenced a short while ago at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. MORE..

September 9, 2015  02:34 pm|

More Ministers to sworn in tomorrow

More Ministers to sworn in tomorrow

The new State Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the National Government will likely take oath tomorrow (8), along with five more Cabinet Ministers, sources said. MORE...

September 7, 2015  10:29 am|

Parliament approves proposal to increase Ministers

Parliament approves proposal to increase Ministers

The proposal to increase the number of ministers in the National Government was approved by Parliament with a majority of 127 votes today. MORE..

September 3, 2015  07:03 pm|

Culture of excessive number of ministers must end - Sampanthan

Culture of excessive number of ministers must end - Sampanthan

Sri Lankas new Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan today said that while a national government in the present context in the country may be a national need, it would have been better if the two parties would have been able to come together without an increase in the number of ministries. MORE..

September 3, 2015  01:48 pm|

ITAK wants Opposition Leader post

ITAK wants Opposition Leader post

The Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) today said that the partys Parliamentary Group Leader must thus be recognized as the Leader of the Opposition in accordance with Parliamentary practice and convention as they have now emerged as the largest political party in Opposition in Sri Lankas Parliament. MORE..

August 29, 2015  04:48 pm|

SLFP, UNP will form the National Government: Malik

SLFP, UNP will form the National Government: Malik

The United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have reached a final consensus over forming a National Government, UNP Chairman Malik Samarawickrama said in a statement today (26).

August 26, 2015  01:40 pm|

National Government or opposition: President grants freedom to decide

National Government or opposition: President grants freedom to decide

The MP-elects of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have been given freedom to choose whether to join the National Government or function in the opposition, MP-elect Mahinda Amaraweera quoted the President as saying. MORE...

August 23, 2015  11:13 pm|

UN chief urges Ranil to seize opportunity

UN chief urges Ranil to seize opportunity

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has congratulated Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his election and commended his message of good governance and national unity. MORE..

August 22, 2015  12:27 am|

Newly elected UPFA MPs oppose National Govt - Vasu

Newly elected UPFA MPs oppose National Govt - Vasu

A group of newly elected Parliamentarians of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) held a discussion in Colombo today with the participation of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former UPFA MP and Left Democratic Front leader Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. MORE..

August 20, 2015  03:20 pm|

SLFP for National Govt; CBK to head MOU committee

SLFP for National Govt; CBK to head MOU committee

(Audio) The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed a committee to formulate a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for the forming of a National Government with the United National Party (UNP). MORE..

August 20, 2015  12:26 pm|

Ranil to hold discussions to establish a national plan

Ranil to hold discussions to establish a national plan

Discussions will be held with the party leaders and the President to reach an agreement on current matters and future party leadership matters in a bid to create a national plan, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said. MORE...

August 19, 2015  12:06 pm|

Foreign debt has fallen to a new record under the new government: FM

Foreign debt has fallen to a new record under the new government: FM

Sri Lankas foreign debt under the new government has decreased while maintaining the foreign reserve at US $ 7.5 billion, the Finance Ministry said today (10). MORE...

August 10, 2015  01:11 pm|

Government hails resolution of Iran nuclear issue

Government hails resolution of Iran nuclear issue

The government has welcomed the resolution of the Iran nuclear issue, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday (22). MORE...

July 22, 2015  02:06 pm|

MR vows Rs. 25,000 minimum wage for government sector

MR vows Rs. 25,000 minimum wage for government sector

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that under a new government they will intend to legislate a minimum monthly wage of Rs.25,000 for the government sector employees. MORE...

July 19, 2015  12:31 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|

Fuel price reduction if world oil prices drop: Ravi

Fuel price reduction if world oil prices drop: Ravi

The government will consider a further reduction in the fuel price if oil prices in the world drop, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. We wont do this as an election bribe. When the gas prices dropped in the world market we reduced the price accordingly, he added. MORE...

July 18, 2015  12:22 pm|

2015 General Election to be held on August 17

2015 General Election to be held on August 17

The Government Printer says that the General Election for a new Parliament is to be held on August 17, 2015. MORE..

June 26, 2015  09:11 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|

Politicians who sacrilege religious places are eventual losers - Gayantha

Politicians who sacrilege religious places are eventual losers - Gayantha

Minister of Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka says that individuals who commit sacrilege at religious places of worship for political purposes are the eventual losers and that political and religious extremism is a threat to the peace and harmony in Sri Lanka. MORE..

June 4, 2015  02:27 pm|

Cabinet nod for 20th Amendment

Cabinet nod for 20th Amendment

The Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government today granted approval for the draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, formulated to change the countrys electoral system, sources said. MORE..

May 27, 2015  10:45 pm|

We dont know who to believe now Rajapaksa

We dont know who to believe now  Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that certain members of the government who had accused him of corruption in the constructing of the Colombo Port City project, during the Presidential Election, are now saying no such thing has taken place. MORE..

May 26, 2015  05:42 pm|

Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora: Mangala

Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora: Mangala

The Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to take the lead in organizing a diapora festival where persons of Sri Lankan origin from around the world in all possible fields...MORE

May 24, 2015  05:46 pm|

Government nominates former cricketer Skandakumar as top envoy to Australia

Government nominates former cricketer Skandakumar as top envoy to Australia

Sri Lanka has nominated a new chief envoy to Australia a former cricket administrator, businessman and member of countrys Tamil minority. MORE...

May 18, 2015  12:20 pm|

UPFA to ask President to extend the term of LG bodies

UPFA to ask President to extend the term of LG bodies

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is to make an appeal in its bid to request the President to further extend the term of the Local Government (LG) bodies. MORE...

May 10, 2015  04:28 pm|

Term of LG bodies will not be extended Rajitha

Term of LG bodies will not be extended  Rajitha

The term of the local government bodies that were extended until May 15 will not be further extended and would dissolve automatically, Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE..

May 9, 2015  04:35 pm|

Local government bodies to be dissolved on May 15

Local government bodies to be dissolved on May 15

Minister of Public Order & Christian Affairs, John Amaratunga, says that a decision has been taken to dissolve all local government institutions next Friday (May 15). MORE..

May 9, 2015  12:48 pm|

Gotabaya vows legal actions against JVP

Gotabaya vows legal actions against JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Wednesday filed a case against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the Bribery Commission. MORE...

May 6, 2015  06:12 pm|

There is a move to damage my reputation and goodwill- Gotabaya

There is a move to damage my reputation and goodwill- Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday (20) said some elements of the new government struggle to destroy his reputation and goodwill that he had built for years by being instrumental in the countrys struggle to defeat the Tamil rebels.

April 20, 2015  06:29 pm|

Government donates USD 50,000 for Vanuatu cyclone victims

Government donates USD 50,000 for Vanuatu cyclone victims

As a token of solidarity with the people of Vanuatu, the Government of Sri Lanka has sanctioned a cash contribution of USD 50,000 for the victims of Cyclone Pam that ravaged the Vanuatu last month, the Government Information Department said. MORE...

April 19, 2015  11:09 am|

Govt to accept Interpols special travel permit

Govt to accept Interpols special travel permit

The Government of Sri Lanka has decided to accept the special travel permit introduced by the International Police (INTERPOL) within Sri Lanka to facilitate cross border investigations relating to the activities of the global agency. MORE..

April 11, 2015  03:58 pm|

SLFP says no to 19 A, if electoral reforms are not included

SLFP says no to 19 A, if electoral reforms are not included

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will comply with the new Government to pass the draft bill on the 19th Amendment, if constitutional changes take place for new electoral reforms, the opposition said on Wednesday (8). MORE...

April 8, 2015  05:45 pm|

New govt satisfied with progress achieved

New govt satisfied with progress achieved

The new Sri Lankan government said on Tuesday that it is happy with the progress achieved so far since it came to power following the Jan. 8 presidential elections. MORE...

April 8, 2015  10:45 am|

Government to assist thousands of war widows

Government to assist thousands of war widows

Government is to set up a welfare center in the former war-torn north to assist thousands of women widowed by the countrys three-decade war, a statement from the prime ministers office said on Monday. MORE...

April 6, 2015  04:04 pm|

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|

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

(EXCLUSIVE) Im not concerned that I wasnt offered a ministerial portfolio from the coalition government, despite campaigning for the victory of the present President in the January polls, former Minister Mevyn Silva said. MORE...

March 31, 2015  07:10 pm|

Government warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

Government warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

New government warned on Monday that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the islands separatist war.

March 30, 2015  04:25 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|

LG bodies get more time

LG bodies get more time

Minister Karu Jayasuriya says that the Government has decided to extend the terms of 234 local government bodies till 15 & 31 May. A gazette notification will be issued soon, in this regard, the Minister added. MORE...

March 29, 2015  02:55 pm|

Sri Lanka starts process to regain EUs GSP Plus

Sri Lanka starts process to regain EUs GSP Plus

Strengthened by previous positive vibes from the European Union, the Government of Sri Lanka has started the process to regain the generalised system of preferences plus (GSP Plus) status, according to an official statement. MORE...

March 28, 2015  10:44 am|

Rehearsal for a new political culture - Ranil

Rehearsal for a new political culture - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the time has come to introduce a new political culture to the country and do away with the existing expired political system and culture. MORE..

March 25, 2015  04:53 pm|

New government to form a coalition with SLFP

New government to form a coalition with SLFP

Minster and Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne on Sunday (22) said that the Government will form a coalition with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE...

March 22, 2015  11:32 am|

Gazette on 19th Amendment published - Govt Printer

Gazette on 19th Amendment published - Govt Printer

The Gazette notification on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has been printed and published, the Government Printer said. MORE..

March 17, 2015  07:24 am|

Goverment to set up an Anti-Corruption Secretariat

Goverment to set up an Anti-Corruption Secretariat

The government today decided to set up a special Secretariat to investigate into large corruption and malpractices of the previous government, the official Government news portal said in a statement. MORE...

February 12, 2015  04:05 pm|

Namal says he voted for the budget with reluctance

Namal says he voted for the budget with reluctance

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said that he voted favorably on the new Governments interim budget with reluctance because of concerns he has about the unsustainable nature of the proposals that have been presented. MORE...

February 8, 2015  05:01 pm|

Asylum seeker returns not our job: Australian govt.

Asylum seeker returns not our job: Australian govt.

The Australian government insists its up to Papua New Guinea to return Indonesian and Sri Lankan asylum seekers to their home countries, but is happy to help in the process. MORE...

January 28, 2015  02:05 pm|

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