The Government Information Department said today that December 10 and 11 would be declared national days of mourning in honour of the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
The Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) has failed to resume inquiries into the controversial investments of workers’ savings in the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for the last 11 months, raising serious questions about financial irregularities, United National Party (UNP) National List MP Dr. Harsha de Silva said.
India and Sri Lanka are linked by an unbreakable historical bond as they share a common religion in Buddhism, the Indian High Commissioner for Sri Lanka said today.
The Japanese Government’s Special Peace Envoy Yasushi Akashi arrived in Sri Lanka on a special visit a short while ago.
Buddhist from across the globe gathered in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, on Sunday to attend a conference, aimed at spreading the message of peace.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit South Africa to pay his last respects to the late Nelson Mandela and then visit Kenya, Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayaka said
Eight Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) had been transferred with effect from December 10 by Inspector General of Police (IGP) N. K. Illangakoon, the Police Department said.
The relevant authorities in Sri Lanka along with international bodies have reached an agreement to formulate standard service terms focusing on the safety of migrant domestic workers.
The Indian Coast Guard apprehended 16 Sri Lankans and three of their fishing boats, the coastal security agency said Saturday.
While claiming that many asylum seekers from Sri Lanka enter holding a visa to either study in the United Kingdom or to be visitors, Britain said that there were 7,445 asylum applications recorded from Sri Lankan national for the past five year period.
The United States said on Friday that it would continue to be concerned about ongoing issues regarding restrictions on freedom of the press and expression, the erosion of the rule of law, and violence against religious minorities in Sri Lanka.
Five Sri Lankans, including two children were arrested while they were staying in a hotel in Colonia Centro Chetumal, in Maxico, Mexican media reported.
United National Party Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa today said that all political parties in the country should join hands to form an all party movement and come to an agreement in order to face and defeat the upcoming resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council
Former Sri Lanka team Assistant coach Paul Farbrace will take over as the next Sri Lanka coach from Graham Ford, after the series against Pakistan in December-January
The Meteorology Department issuing an advisory valid for next 24 hours said intermittent showers or thundershowers exceeding 150 mm would be experienced at some places in Northern, Eastern, and North central provinces
Fire fighters are trying to douse a fire that broke out a short while ago near the Bodhiraja Temple in Pettah affecting several shops. Pictures
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene today told Parliament that the Board of Investment (BoI) had stopped the registration of any private schools hereafter.
The Government said today Japanese Peace envoy Yashushi Akashi will arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Thirty seven passengers were injured this afternoon in a head-on collision between a SLTB bus and a private bus on the Nittambuwa-Katunayake road near 1st mile post, police said.
Britain said that it would continue to discuss on the situation in Sri Lanka, including human rights issues with a range of other EU, Commonwealth and international partners over the coming months.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa described late Nelson Mandela as an iconic figure who has left an indelible mark globally. In a condolence message, President Rajapaksa as Chair in Office of the Commonwealth
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