Defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse told Indian news channel Headlines Today that Sri Lankan would not devolve any more powers to the minorities in spite of the promises it made in the past.
There was chaos and confusion among some 10,000 Korean job seekers for Korean exam applications at Police Park in Havelock Road today after a large number of job seekers were refused applications owing to the stampede at Police Park
The JVP today accused the USA of violating international law by intruding into Sri Lankan airspace. The party’s political affairs committee in a statement today said this was a threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, “No country could intrude into airspace without prior permission”
The Department of Wildlife said today that tourists will not be allowed into the 15 national parks in the island on August 11, 12 and 13. This will be in order to conduct a census of the elephants in the parks
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLTL) a while ago informed the Colombo Stock Exchange that 19 trade unions of the firm are presently engaged in union action
The United States Embassy in Colombo told the Daily Mirror a short while ago that there was no intrusion by US fighter jets into Lankan air space. “There was no intrusion,” the official said, and refused to comment further
The Chennai city police has in a shocking move instructed hotels in the city not to accommodate pilgrims from Sri Lanka after two attacks on visitors from the island nation
The Sri Lankan and Maldivian governments are making arrangements to commence a passenger ferry service between Colombo-Malé, as part of a joint campaign to boost economic cooperation and tourism amongst both countries
The crisis within the main opposition UNP is likely to take a crucial stage today with Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya due to handover some proposals with regard to party reforms, to party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Fresh after the reiteration by India that Sri Lanka should do away with the state of emergency immediately, the government has decided to lift it from next month, a senior government minister said yesterday.
Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan maid who was on death row in Saudi Arabia is likely to be pardoned and brought to Sri Lanka very soon, Daily Mirror learns. A ministerial delegation from Sri Lanka is already in that country to attend to the formalities
Thimarafushi MP Mohamed Musthafa said last night that he planned to submit a motion to the parliament against the new agreement signed between the Maldivian and Sri Lankan governments to facilitate Sri Lankan vessels to cross the Maldivian Territorial waters when travelling to the Arabian Sea
The JVP leadership has appointed a committee to select candidates for the elections to the remaining Local Government bodies. The committee headed by party Propaganda Secretary and Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath comprises
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, currently hospitalised in the United States, wishing her a speedy recovery.
DIG Ravi Wijewardena has been given the authority to purview and speed up the dengue eradicating programme covering all parts of the country. The decision to appoint a DIG to handle the dengue eradication programme takes place as the public have been maintaining mosquito breeding places even after they have been fined.
More than one hundred thousand cement bags have been awaiting SLS certification for the last six months without being able to be released into the market, Chairman of the National Cooperative Council of Sri Lanka, Bandu Ranawaka told Daily Mirror online.
The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) today said that they have requested a meeting with the Transport Ministry to discuss the option of making one lane available in the one-way Galle Road stretch, for public transport in and out of Colombo
Power cuts experienced in the Dehiwala and Kalubowila area from 8am till this evening are due to monthly repairs and not random power cuts, the Ceylon Electricity Board officials said today
More than 30 passengers who were travelling in a SLTB bus from Budugekanda to Badulla were hospitalised at the Badulla hospital after the bus they were travelling toppled due to break failure
Security for Sri Lankan tourists to Chennai has been beefed up following Thursday's attack on some Sri Lankan nationals by activists of a pro-LTTE outfit
Foreign minister S. M. Krishna on Friday served a legal notice on Press Trust of India (PTI) for reporting that he appeared to be absent-minded. PTI reported that when Speaker Meira Kumar called Krishna to make a statement yesterday on the situation in Sri Lanka, he was not in his seat and was engaged in conversation with some members in the aisle
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