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Mon, 16 Dec 2019
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Sri Lanka M. Ashraf Haidari met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. The Ambassador extended his sincere congratulations to the President on behalf of the A
Five individuals including an interdicted Sub Inspector who had committed several robberies while masquerading as police officers, were taken into custody in
This organised gang had come
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its “Clean Cities, Blue Ocean” (CCBO) programme in Sri Lanka and Maldives, the most recent countries to join this flagship initiative to mitigate ocean plastic.
In a statement, the U
The Sri Lanka and Australia Governments yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a transitory solution to the prolonged issue of Human Trafficking and migrant smuggling between the two countries.
A discussion on this i
The Roads & Highways, Ports and Shipping Ministry is looking into the possibilities on how to develop the Galle Face Green, ministry sources said.
This was discussed during a meeting held at the ministry chaired by subject minister Johnston Fernan
The Police will consult the Attorney General on the possibility of filing charges against the Swiss embassy employee Garnier Banister Francis for giving a fabricated statement to the police on an alleged abduction and
The 192th session of the Ama Dham Sisilasa Dharma Deshana series was held at Temple Trees yesterday by Alan Mathiniyarama resident monk Ven.Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera. The series was held at Carlton House in Tangalle previously. Prime Minister Mahinda Ra
Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of acute malnutrition in children under five years of age and is among the top 10 worst countries in the world with acute malnutrition, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said.
In a statement issue
Farmers of Pamburana said that around 400 acres of paddy cultivation have been destroyed due to flooding. Most farmers have obtained bank loans to cultivate their paddy fields during ‘Maha’ season and currently they are unable to settle the loan
Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardane said the Asian Century of the World Economy has begun and the high economic growth rates of the future world are being generated from Asia.
The minister expressed these views at the commemoration of 35
The Sri Lankan Cricket team’s visit to Pakistan and the first ever international test series being held in Pakistan since 2009 would revive international cricket in the country, Pakistani President Dr. Arif Alvi has said.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Vidyalankara Pirivena on Saturday and paid homage to the relics enshrined at the premises.
Later, the President called on Ven. Walamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Thero and the Chancellor of the Sabaragamuwa Univers
A resident of Udagama in Alawathugoda has given birth to quadruplets (males) at Peradeniya Teaching
The torrential rains experienced in the upper reaches of the Badulu oya have once again given life to the pristine beauty of the Dunhinda falls with its ethereal white veil of mist enveloping the surrounding hills.
Sri Lanka’s authorities must end discrimination against LGBTI people, Amnesty International said on Saturday, as the human rights organization published a comic book recounting the struggles of LGBTI people in Sri Lanka.
“Spectrum: Four Stories
The Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday had summoned Journalist Tissa Ravindra Perera last week to record a statement over his media reports published on the Easter Sunday Attack. He had
The Minister of Transportation Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed the railway authorities to refrain from taking over the newly constructed railway line extended from Matara to Beliatta without conducting an investigation to see if the construction wa
Individuals recruited recently on casual basis have been illegally deployed in the Confidential Branch of the Department of Examinations even though as a practice employees who were deployed at that branch had to be cleared based on police reports an
The ambassadors of the Middle Eastern countries called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday and pledged their assistance to the new government, Prime Minister’s Media Division said.It said the Ambassadors who belongs to the Middle Eastern
Environmentalists are of the opinion that the recent Cabinet decision to allow the transportation of sand, granite and soil without permits will have some negative impact on environment in the short and long term. Environment, Wildlife Resources, Lan
Anunayake of the Malwatte Chapter Ven Dr. Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri Thera said yesterday proposing two states in Sri Lanka by the UK’s Conservative Party in their Election Manifesto was not at all suitable for that party.
The Anunayake Thera sai
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who met with Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon said, Sri Lanka would like to see more Sri Lankan-Canadians come back and invest in the country.
The Prime Minister’s Media Division said Prime Minister Raj
New Zealand, which is ranked No. 1 in the “ease of doing business” index, has said it would be happy to provide assistance to Sri Lanka to get its rank improved in the index.
New Zealand High Commissioner Joanna Kempkers expressed this upon ca
In another achievement in the healthcare sector, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Sri Lanka as a country which has eliminated mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis, Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said
An Advanced Level student of a leading school in Matara who had in his possession 120 foreign cigarettes smuggled to the country was arrested by the Matara Division Crime Investigations Unit oppos
The commissioner-general of educational publications yesterday instructed all heads of schools to arrange for the handing over of textbooks to students on the very first day of starting of the first term next year.
The commissioner-general sai
The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Sri Lanka Ahmad Ali Al Mualla paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.
Engaging in a cordial discussion with the President, the Ambassador assured
Reaffirming the cordial relationship that has always existed between Egypt and Sri Lanka, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has extended his heartfelt greetings to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his winning the trust of the Sri Lankan people.
The US donated landslide monitoring instruments to Sri Lanka’s National Building Research Organization (NBRO) to more effectively manage the risk of landslides in Nikgaha, Kalutara, the US Embassy said.
As part of the initiative, engineers and g
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday insisted that Foreign Affairs Minister Dinesh Gunawardena should make an immediate response over the UK’s Conservative Party manifesto which had supported a two-state solution in Sri Lanka.
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