Opposition United National (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today appealed for a calm and peaceful local council election today.
The JVP crisis has now made it impossible to publish its news paper ‘Lanka’ and had forced the management of it to launch a new journal named ‘Janarala’ from next Sunday.
The Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union today urged the government to immediately gazette a new Colombo Consumers Price Index as employers have resorted to using ad-hoc methods at determining wage increments in the absence of a fixed price index.
Syria has lifted an import ban on value-added tea exports from Sri Lanka which had raised fears it could sharply reduce earnings from the island's main export product.
Sri Lanka's cricket board (SLC) has been officially warned for the "poor" quality of the pitch at Galle, which hosted the first test in their recent series against Australia, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday
The Budget 2012 will be presented in Parliament on November 21 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2012 is scheduled to be presented on October 18
A stall at the Nugegoda fair which was occupied by the Nugegoda Janatha Pola United Traders Association President Premadasa Vidanapathirana, had been forcibly removed by some goons while he had been pushed out of it
World and business leaders have paid tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who has died at 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer
A Pakistani commission investigating the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden says a doctor accused of helping the CIA should be tried for high treason
The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), the apex body of doctors in Sri Lanka yesterday urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to take necessary action to preserve the integrity of the Sri Lanka Medical Council for the maintenance of discipline and smooth functioning of its regulatory and academic activities in the face of verbal attacks by “senior politicians” over the media.
The Nugegoda Janatha Pola United Traders Association yesterday charged that some 25 hawkers who were carrying out business in the fair for decades have been pushed out from it by the police and some influential politicians.
Five persons who were allegedly involved in selling a block of 92 acres of state land in Kalpitiya to a resort company by presenting a forged deed and court judgment were released on bail by a Colombo Court today.
The Kollupitiya police, who are investigating the activities of the controversial Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist Temple run by two laymen and a Japanese monk at the Liberty Plaza, said according to the statements given by 25 people they had paid more than Rs.10 million to learn ‘true Buddhism’.
The president expressing his grief over the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs says his contribution is greatly appreciated by all, the Director General President’s Media stated today.
UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara was removed from the parliament for making an inflammatory speech against the government and his speech was expunged. Jayasekara was removed from the chamber by the sergeant at arms and parliament was adjourned for ten minutes.
Two luxury bus services will be launched within the next two weeks to upgrade the country’s transport technology and to reduce traffic congestion in the Colombo city, the Private Bus Owners Association (PBOA) said today.
A heavy traffic jam has been reported on Baseline Road (Borella area) and roads leading to it including D. S. Senanayake Mawatha and Kynsey Roas, the police.
Sri Lanka will send the National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights Navi Pillay, Special Envoy of the President on Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe said today. The implementation of the Action Plan is said to begin immediately
The police have arrested 194 individuals for violating election laws during the month long campaigning to 23 local government bodies and so far 145 incidents had been reported to the Police Elections Desk
Over 513 mechanized boats of Indian fishermen were allegedly detained at gunpoint by Sri Lankan navy personnel near the International Maritime Boundary Line, Fisheries Department officials said today.
Presidential Advisor and Coordinator of the Presidential Initiative for a Trilingual Sri Lanka Sunimal Fernando said people had requested for the government to set up a trilingual police system at the earliest time possible. “They don’t want ethnic Tamil people in the North and Sinhala people in the South."
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