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A British woman and her son were rescued from rips and strong waves in the sea off Medilla in Tangalle by police lifeguards on Wednesday.
The Tangalle Police Division Lifeguard Unit rescued the duo identified as Samantha Fen (49) and her son Steve (
MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said on Wednesday the statement made by the US Ambassador on the appointment of Shavendra Silva as Army Commander was an influence on the government to get the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Acquisition and Cross Servi
State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene on Wednesday said a fee has not been charged from the parents of students who attend pre-schools in Kilinochchi and Vavuniya and assured that he would look into the allegation that army logos being printed
Arrangements have been made to light up historic Mihintale throughout the night enabling devotees and tourists to visit the place 24 hours a day.
Accordingly, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had requested a power generation institution to und
The House on Wednesday granted an extension period to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe Easter Sunday attack till September 30, in order to complete its final report.
State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene yesterday said a fee has not been charged from the parents of students who attend pre-schools in Kilinochchi and Vavuniya and assured that he would look into the allegation that army logos being printed on
Two books titled ‘Wandering with pleasure along the beautiful sea’ and ‘Wandering with pleasure along the Red Fort’ penned by Saman Athaudahetti was launched at the BMICH yesterday amidst a gathering. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was t
The constitution of our country has been crippled and therefore, any party or person cannot win the upcoming Presidential election without being in an alliance, Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Councils & Local Government Minister Vajira Abeywa
A 23-year-old person was arrested yesterday with a parcel of gold jewellery worth Rs.2.1 million while he was attempting to smuggle them to Colombo by a luxury bus, Customs Additional Director General Sunil
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) raised a legal point on the move to appoint Shantha Bandara as an MP to fill the vacancy that had arisen in the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Kurunegala District list after the death of MP Salinda Dissan
The US has no right to criticize the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander based on the OISL report at the UN Human Rights Council, from which it withdrew describing it as a cesspit, MP Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared opened the newly constructed Sri Lanka and Korea national vocational training institute at Orugodawattha yesterday. Minister Rishad Bathiudeen,Deputy Minister Karunarathna Paranavitharana, State Minister B
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday assured he would resolve the concerns of the northern people.
He gave this assurance during a discussion held with the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPD
By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana
The Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) yesterday recommended taking legal action against Presidential Secretariat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the failure of their part to make payments amounting
By Chaturanga Samarawickrama
According to the new Education Act, the power of regulating all schools including International schools would come under the Education Ministry, the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawa
At least 97 UNP provincial councillors who had met the party’s Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa had wanted him to become party’s candidate for the presidential election. They made this request when they met Mr. Premadasa in Colombo yesterday accord
The proceedings of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) will be open to media from today, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri announced yesterday. The inauguration of the opening will be held at the parliament complex with the participation of Speak
UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday an interim report submitted by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) in parliament had revealed that imported milk powder contained substances h
Yala national park would remain closed during the months of September and October, informs
The driver of a tipper transporting waste to Aruwakkalu Sanitary landfill site was severely injured and admitted to Puttalam Base Hospital when his tipper crashed with another waste transporting tipper in Karakattiya Madurankuliya yesterday early
The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day. High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shah
The Finance Ministry officials have no concern about how people travel by using public transport, Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga complained.
He said most of the pas
A senior CEB official giving evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate corruption of the current administration indicated that those who were involved in the procurement process on constructing the 300 MW LNG power plant a
Parliament was no longer a law-abiding institution but had become a centre for fraudulent businessmen and their clients, President of the “Vinivida” Foundation Attorney-at-Law Nagananda Kodithuwakku said yesterday. Speaking to the media at Thalaw
Pakistan High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat said yesterday that Pakistan has always extended unconditional support to Sri Lanka at all fora and continue to do so, especially with regard to Sri Lanka’s national sec
A 27-year-old soldier who was on duty at the Army Headquarters in Colombo died after he had allegedly shot himself early yesterday morning. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the soldier who was attached to the Engineers’ Corps of the Army
The Galle District Disaster Management Unit says that three temples, a school and 124 houses have been partially damaged and two houses completely damaged due to heavy rains and
General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Dayasiri Jayasekera inquired what else was there for his party to talk to the SLPP when it had already nominated its presidential candidate.
A female Indian national who tried to smuggle in a stock of Cocaine worth over Rs.18 million was apprehended by the Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last afternoon when arriving into the country .
The woman who had come from
Whatever the Health Ministry might say, there is a severe shortage of drugs at government hospitals, Coordinator of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (Eastern Province) Dr. Niroshan Liyanag
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