Jul 22, 2017 3:52:37 AM- hirunews.lk
50 more containers carrying sugar stored at the Colombo Port have been sealed. Police stated that courts permission has been obtained to open the containers. A Senior Police Officer stated that all these containers have been imported from Brazil. More... Read More
Jul 22, 2017 3:51:53 AM- hirunews.lk
The final agreement to be signed with a Chinese company regarding the Hambantota Port is to be presented to the Cabinet next Tuesday. Sources at the Ministry of Ports and Shipping stated that the draft agreement has been completed. Accordingly, future... Read More
Jul 22, 2017 3:28:28 AM- hirunews.lk
Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Thalatha Athukorala stated that English language training is offered at training centres for those seeking employment overseas. Read More
Jul 22, 2017 3:19:46 AM- hirunews.lk
Out of the plans submitted by the Ceylon Electricity Board focussing on power generation in the island from 2018 to 2037, the Public Utilities Commission has approved the plan devoid of coal power generation. Director General Damitha Kumarasinghe stated... Read More
Jul 22, 2017 2:12:15 AM- adaderana.lk
At least seventeen individuals were injured and hospitalized due to a clash involving two groups in the Wetiya Junction area in Angunakolapelessa.
Jul 22, 2017 1:58:58 AM- adaderana.lk
Major General K. A. D. Amal Karunasekara has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA).
Jul 22, 2017 1:43:27 AM- hirunews.lk
An official portrait of Prince George has been released to mark his fourth birthday. The picture, taken at Kensington Palace ahead of his birthday on Saturday, captures a smiling future king. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were delighted to share the... Read More
Jul 22, 2017 1:35:17 AM- hirunews.lk
Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 8 Indian fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities 15 shipping miles away in the Northern seas along with their boat last night. The arrested and their boat which were taken into custody by the Navymen belonging to... Read More
Jul 22, 2017 1:33:31 AM- hirunews.lk
Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the death of singer Chester Bennington. Refunds would be made available to all ticket-holders for the tour, which was due to begin next Thursday. A spokesman for the organizers added: We are... Read More
Jul 22, 2017 12:31:26 AM- adaderana.lk
UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman said that the United Nations would continue to extend fullest support to Sri Lanka s development process and reconciliation.
Jul 22, 2017 12:37:52 AM- hirunews.lk
Road Development Authority has removed some constructions erected in the Colombo Swimming Club premises yesterday. However, the Club officials complain that the RDA did not inform them regarding the action. RDA officials conducted the removal of constructions... Read More
Jul 21, 2017 11:36:07 PM- hirunews.lk
A sudden fire has erupted in Monaragala - Aliyawatta forest reserve. Police said that this fire which was erupted last night was put down by the Army, Disaster Management Centre and the Wildlife officials. It is reported that a large area of the forest... Read More
Jul 21, 2017 6:30:21 PM- dailymirror.lk
The Attorney General said the subject minister’s power was restricted in the proposed Inland Revenue Bill, but information could be sought from the Inland Revenue Department to be made available to Parliament when necessary as stipulated in the Constitution .
Jul 22, 2017 12:00:24 AM- onlanka.com
Serious doubts of a plot to destroy evidence of the Treasury bond scandal have arisen after a very senior official of the Central Bank was found removing a haul of files and documents from the bank recently.
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Jul 21, 2017 11:52:54 PM- onlanka.com
Sri Lanka's new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top finance ministry officials said on Friday.
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Jul 21, 2017 11:32:18 PM- hirunews.lk
Northern Provincial Council member M.K.Sivajilingam remarks that he was informed to be present at the CID today. Speaking to Hiru news team, the minister voiced that he has been informed to be present at the CID in order to make an inquiry regarding a... Read More
Jul 21, 2017 11:13:56 PM- hirunews.lk
Parliamentarian Roshan Ranasinghe says that irrespective of what obstacles may come their way, there was no change in the decision to topple the government. The Parliamentarian representing the Joint Opposition however in a recent statement said that... Read More
Jul 22, 2017 4:24:45 AM- dailymirror.lk
The main objective of the proposed Inland Revenue Bill (IRB) is to introduce a 60:40 direct to indirect tax ratio from the current direct to indirect tax ratio of 20:80 within the next three years with an across-the-board tax regime for taxable income including those at religious places of worship, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said yesterday.
Jul 21, 2017 11:09:05 PM- hirunews.lk
Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Nandana Munasinghe has been appointed to look in to the attempted abduction of Convenor of the Medical Faculty Students Activists Committee Ryan Jayalath. Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated... Read More
Jul 21, 2017 11:07:10 PM- hirunews.lk
Rumors are swirling that Ben Affleck may be out as Batman. The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources, claims Warner Bros. is working to move the 44-year-old actor out of the role, possibly in favour a younger actor. When Affleck was announced as the next... Read More
Jul 21, 2017 10:53:43 PM- hirunews.lk
17 people have been injured in a hand grenade attack during a clash between two groups in the Wetiya area in Angunakolapelessa. Police Media Spokesperson’s Office stated that those injured in the clash which took place last night are receiving... Read More
Jul 21, 2017 10:48:17 PM- hirunews.lk
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at an organisational shake-up. According to reports, Spicer stepped down because he was unhappy with President Donald Trumps appointment of a new communications director. Combative... Read More
Jul 21, 2017 10:44:20 PM- hirunews.lk
Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav claimed seven wickets between them, wiping out a strong Sri Lanka Board Presidents batting line-up for 187, on the first day of Indias two-day practice match. Led by KL Rahuls rapid half century, the visitors then ended... Read More
Jul 21, 2017 10:32:22 PM- adaderana.lk
Eight Indian fishermen have been arrested along with a fishing trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan seas north of Point Pedro.
Jul 21, 2017 10:12:53 PM- adaderana.lk
Sri Lanka´s new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top finance ministry officials said on Friday.
Jul 22, 2017 2:03:21 AM- dailymirror.lk
With the Office of Missing Persons Act becoming operational, the Constitutional Council (CC) chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will meet next week to discuss the appointment of officials to this office, an official said.
Jul 21, 2017 8:48:31 PM- www.ft.lk
The Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the Government’s policy to release more security forces-held lands to civilians, has released 189 acres in Mullaitivu.
The Army said that, responding positively to the concerns of the public, Parliamentarians and local politicians in the Mullaitivu District, the Security Force Headquarters Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) released another land patch of 189 acres s...
Jul 21, 2017 8:45:02 PM- ft.lk
Finance Minister Managala Samaraweera and State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne – Pic by Ruwan Walpola
By Uditha Jayasinghe
Brushing up policy priorities, Finance Minister Managala Samaraweera and State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne yesterday pledged to engage with stakeholders on the Inland Revenue Bill with its impleme
Jul 21, 2017 8:02:19 PM- ft.lk
Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan says the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and Sri Lanka can serve as Sri Lanka’s gateway in Southeast Asia and Singapore’s gateway to Indian Ocean.
Singapore’s Foreign Minister says both countries are hubs for respective regions and connecting the two hubs in trade will be a win-win situati...