The Government has decided to introduce a special uniform for members of the Ministerial Security Division, who are assigned to provide security to MP's
Michael Jackson's personal doctor was found guilty on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's drug-related death in 2009 but may not spend much time in jail
Sri Lanka’s leading Buddhist prelates including the Malwatte Chapter Mahanayaka the Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera have requested the government to reconsider the controversial ‘Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Unutilised Assets Bill’ under which the government plans to acquire 37 private companies.
The opposition United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) group in the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) appear to be divided with few members including former deputy mayor Asath Sally who crossed over from the UNP opposing the decisions taken at the UPFA councillors meeting on October 31, informed sources said yesterday.
Three persons including ‘Wanathe Ranjith’ were arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) for extorting money several times from an owner of a foreign job agency.
Only about 100 foreign students have applied to study at local universities though the Higher Education Ministry provided opportunities for more than 1,000 students to do so, officials said today.
A group of retired judges who introduced themselves as those victimized by retired Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva said today that they challenged the latter to prove his innocence if possible by appearing before the proposed parliamentary select committee which is meant to probe allegations against him.
Pakistan clinched the three-Test series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after the third and final cricket match ended in a draw at Sharjah stadium on Monday
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take tough action against Sri Lanka over Lankan Navy's attack on Tamil Nadu fishermen Updated
The police are investigating a person in Colombo who was engaged in preparing forged driving licenses for a considerable time period.
Sri Lanka played a key-role to admit Palestine to UNESCO at its biannual general conference on the 31st of last month and was commended by many a member country for the act, Senior Minister Prof. Tissa Vitharana said today.
The Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) today questioned why the authorities had still not investigated the assault against two Jaffna University students which took place last month and appealed to the government to protect the rights of university students.
UNP Kurunegala District parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara speaking to the Daily Mirror online today said that the stock market is run by a mafia with black money. “The stock exchange is dominated by a few people who are investing their illegal money into the system and at the end of it all they make their millions and the small timers are left wondering what happened to all their hard earned money,” he said Exclusive
The UNP today warned that there would be a public surge very soon if the government continued to violate democratic norms through its actions such as the introduction of a bill to acquire underperforming and unutilised assets
Fishermen in Ramanathapuram have alleged that they were attacked by Sri Lankan navy personnel in the sea off Rameswaram coast in the wee hours of Sunday. One person was injured and several boats were damaged in the attack, fishermen who returned to the shore alleged
Forty-nine Sri Lankan Tamil refugees will return to their homeland by a commercial ferry that will leave Tuticorin on Tuesday, a spokesman for the UN refugee agency here has said
The JVP today said the festival of Haj which is celebrated by Muslims is an example for other communities as well as a festival focused on unity, mutual cooperation and brotherhood which are of high demand today.
Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe requested for a joint effort to build a just society where human values are respected. Mr. Wickremesinghe who issued a special message to mark the Haj Festival today called for a joint effort of all communities to fulfil this purpose.
The JVP yesterday stressed the need to use people’s power as in Tunisia and Egypt to pre-empt anti-democratic moves of the present government instead of using Parliament as the venue for it.
For the first time in recent political history, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed senior MP John Amaratunga as the acting opposition leader to stand in for him in parliament this week, sources said today.
In addition to countering the proposed Revival of Underperforming Enterprises and Unutilised Assets Bill locally, the main opposition UNP has decided to take the matter to the international community as well with measures being taken to refer it to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) today.
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