24 Mar 2023 - 0 - 233
Some 25,000 military and 1,000 police personnel have vacated their posts within the past two years, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said yesterday. Speaking during the adjournment debate on the IMF report, he told Parliament that about 1,000 police personnel have vacated the posts within the last year while some 200 policemen have left the posts during the first two months of this year. He said they lef
21 Mar 2023 - 0 - 229
Sri Lankans living in Brisbane, Australia conducted a unique fundraising event to donate Rs.5.5 million to help their motherland facing immense difficulties in the health sector. A musical evening titled ‘Sangayana’ was held at Acacia Ridge state school auditorium on February 25 where about 51 Sri Lankans living in Brisbane participated as singers and musicians. According to o
20 Mar 2023 - 8 - 1327
Having the highest annual revenue target of Rs.217 billion in history, the Department of Excise has experienced a tax revenue drop of 35 per cent in the first two months of this year thus far, the Excise sources said.
19 Mar 2023 - 5 - 2613
Claiming that airline agencies in Sri Lanka have reduced prices of air tickets by 20 percent in proportion to the decrease in the price of the US Dollar, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation, Nimal Siripala de Silva said that they agreed to further reduce the prices of air tickets in the future.
18 Mar 2023 - 16 - 2154
In a letter to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has urged that the appointment of the Inspector General of Police be done in a transparent manner so as to establish public confidence in the appointment process.
17 Mar 2023 - 3 - 2393
The unmarried couple who had abandoned a 13-day-old infant in the toilet of the Batticaloa-bound Meenagaya express train today sought court’s permission for the care and full custody of their child after insisting that they will be legally married for the child’s well-being.
17 Mar 2023 - 0 - 1523
Ravindu Sanka alias Booru Moona has been allegedly taken into custody by persons identifying them as police in front of Awissawella Magistrate’s court when he was on his way to surrender himself to court.
17 Mar 2023 - 6 - 988
People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has questioned the government whether it was ready to conduct the Local Government election if some party was ready to provide a solution to the financial constraint that the government was claiming as the main obstacle to holding the election.
17 Mar 2023 - 0 - 795
The writ petition filed by former President Maithripala Sirisena was today fixed for July 31 by the Court of Appeal. This petition is to be heard before a fuller bench comprising five judges of Court of Appeal on the next hearing date.
17 Mar 2023 - 0 - 2182
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has organised a Buddhist tourist train covering 9 places across India and Nepal that impacted Buddha, helping tourists experience his self-disciplined and legendary life, Indian media reported.
16 Mar 2023 - 2 - 2351
Claiming that there is no reason for panic or alarm over the spread of Listeria in the Sri Pada area, Registrar in Community Medicine of the National Institute of Health Sciences, Dr. Naveen Soyza said all precautions have been taken by authorities in this regard.
16 Mar 2023 - 2 - 1591
The father of Nadun Chinthaka Wickramaratne alias “Harak Kata ’’ today filed a writ petition in Court of Appeal seeking an order directing the authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the detainee in accordance with the law.
15 Mar 2023 - 6 - 1008
BOC General Manager Russel Fonseka confirmed that 265 Bank Of Ceylon (BOC) branches including the Head Office and all divisions are operating, as usual, to serve the public with banking services despite the ongoing strike, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.
15 Mar 2023 - 1 - 829
More than 300 loads of 6,600 litres of petrol and diesel have been processed so far to maintain normal operations, President’s Media Division (PMD) said citing CPC Chairman M.U. Mohamed.
15 Mar 2023 - 4 - 1026
Claiming that the postponement of Local Government elections had created unrest among the people, the Mahanayake Thera of the Malwattu and Asgiri Chapters said that it was the responsibility of the Government to conduct the LG polls as scheduled.
14 Mar 2023 - 1 - 1638
Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has requested Sri Lanka Insurance to inquire into the fate of a complaint made to CID on fake insurance brokers in 2009 after it was revealed that nothing has been done about it, the Parliament media unit said today.