Actress turned Parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali told Parliament today that President Mahinda Rajapaksa accepted two of her three budgetary proposals including the one to establish five circuit bungalows in the country for the benefit of artistes
The influence of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was clouding the bilateral discussions between Sri Lanka and India to release Sri Lankan fishermen and their vessels from Indian custody, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development said today
Fifteen years ago, cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan made a haunting film called The Terrorist, a film about a female human bomb, who sets off to kill Rajiv Gandhi
At least 24 passengers were injured when an SLTB bus heading to Jaffna from Mankulam skidded off the road and rolled over near Pannikkam Kulam area this afternoon, Police said
All visa applicants for the UK will have to pay their visa fees online in US dollars via Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards or e-wallet (Skrill) from December 16, 2013, the British High Commission in Colombo announced.
A person from Anuradhapura attempted suicide by taking poison in front of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau at Battaramulla. He had a grouse against the authorities for ignoring his requests to get his foreign-employed wife back to Sri Lanka.
Yashushi Akashi, special envoy of the Japanese government called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago at the Presidents House
While indicating its displeasure over parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa’s refusal to be part of the United National Party (UNP) Leadership Council, the Eksath Bikkhu Peramuna today accused Mr. Premadasa of having caused the biggest damage to the party.
The Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued notice on Vajira Janaki Nettikumara to appear in Courts on January 13 on charges of having permitted the operation of an up-market gambling centre in a building owned by her.
A severe cyclonic storm 'Madi' over the Bay of Bengal remained stationary between Chennai and Triconamalee in Sri Lanka and would weaken gradually, India Meterological Department (IMD) said today.
All migrant workers leaving the country from January 2014 should register themselves at Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau only instead of the longstanding practice of registering at the Airport prior to departure, the SLFEB said today
The BJP has swept Rajasthan, and retained Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Delhi it emerged as the single largest party, five short of a clear majority.
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.
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