Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka Silva says that he has not decided to enter active politics at the moment, but if there is any request from the public he will seriously consider it. “I have not decided to enter politics right now as I am busy with business and social service activities,” he told Daily Mirror online.
Setting an appalling precedent, putting the country’s equity market’s credibility on the line, National Savings Bank (NSB) in a newspaper advertisement has said that the bank’s director board has decided not to pay the moneys due on the The Finance-NSB transaction.
Sri Lanka’s Representative in the UN Thamara Kunanayagam has reportedly refused her new post as Ambassador in Cuba external affairs ministry sources said. Her request to the government to appoint her as the Sri Lankan ambassador to the Embassy in Venezuela, which is to be opened soon, has not yet been considered.
Imelda Sukumar , Government Agent for Jaffna has been transferred with immediate effect to the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. She is the most senior civil servant and she is now in the Special Grade of the Sri Lanka Civil Service.
Eight youths who pleaded guilty for possessing ganja sticks at the Galle Face Green on the Vesak Poya day were ordered to pay a fine of Rs.40,000 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate
The trial of the money laundering case which was filed against Dhanuna Tillekaratne’s mother Asoka Thillekaratne in the Colombo High Court today fixed for November 5
In a fresh effort to secure a pardon for Rizana Nafeek who has been sentenced to death under Islamic sharia law in Saudi Arabia, a group of Sri Lankan MPs recently visited the victim infant’s grandparents, Foreign Employment Minister Dilan Perera said today
Lasith Malinga is a unique cricketer in many ways. It is not just his slinging action that is a standout feature; he's probably the only cricketer in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) who has hardly attended more than a couple of practice sessions and still stands out as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 20 scalps in eight matches.
A five member Supreme Court bench today allowed former Army commander Sarath Fonseka to remain at the Nawaloka Hospital for treatment until further medical recommendation.
Police Chief N.K. Illangakoon today interdicted an Inspector, a Sub Inspector and a constable of the Tambuttegama police on charges of neglecting their duty. They are alleged to have purposely delayed the inquiries into a complaint of child abuse and had attempted to avoid arresting the suspects.
A six year old boy, who was attacked by a woman with a stone at a school in the Ella area last week, succumbed to his injuries at the Badulla hospital last night, police said.
A 62 year-old Indian national working at a private company in Mirigama died last night after being electrocuted at his work place. Police media unit said in a statement that the body was now lying in the Watupitiwala hospital mortuary.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa asks MPs not to speak in Parliament in the manner how members of death welfare societies speak at meetings. The Speaker made this remark when Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva started casting aspersions at UNP MP Ajith P. Perera during question time.
Despite objections by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN Tamara Kunanayakam of herself being transferred from her post, Sri Lanka's ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has been appointed the new Permanent Representative to the UN, informed sources said.
Four Somali fishermen, believed to be stranded in the middle of the high seas, were rescued by a group of Sri Lankan fishermen and brought to the Modera fishing harbour this morning.
The Central Bank today forecast a higher inflation rate and lower growth for this year stimulated by negative local and global economic factors but added that the situation was under control. Pictures
Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara has defended Indian Premier League (IPL) but said Test cricket is ultimate and youngsters should aspire to play the longer format of the game.
North Central Provincial High Court Judge Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne a short while ago issued an enjoining order preventing the dissolution of the North Central Provincial Council before the end of its term.
Colombo High Court Judge Sunil Rajapaksa overruled the order given by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Prasanna Alwis that attorney-at-law Hemantha Waranakulasuriya can’t appear for MP Duminda Silva in the Bharatha Lakshman Premachdra murder case, and ruled that Counsel Waranakulasuriya or any other counsel can appear for suspect Duminda Silva in the Magistrate Court.
Colombo Additional Magistrate Prasanna Alwis today said there was no need to issue an arrest warrant on MP Duminda Silva, as the CID had not informed Court that they were unable to arrest the suspect.PICTURES
A protest by Hindu Munnani activists on TTK Road near Music Academy in Chennai on Monday evening turned dangerous when a LPG-powered auto rickshaw went up in flames after the protesters burnt an effigy of the Lankan President inside the vehicle
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