Mar 22, 2017 11:09:03 PM- onlanka.com
While welcoming Sri Lanka’s ‘promising progress’ in constitutional reforms, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today urged the government to set up mechanisms to implement the resolution adopted at the UNHRC in 2015.
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Mar 22, 2017 11:12:06 PM- LBO.com
Mar 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s government will replace the Securities and Exchange Commission Act No. 36 of 1987 with a new act to strengthen the independence of the commission with the implementation of a stringent governance structure, a statement said. “The presented concept paper has been amended with the laws, experiences of Malaysia, […]
Mar 22, 2017 10:55:31 PM- LBO.com
(PRESS RELEASE) The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been named Sri Lanka’s Best Bank in 2017 by USA-based Global Finance, giving the Bank its third international accolade in as many months. Just released by the authoritative and widely respected publication, the list of the 30 Best Banks in Asia Pacific has Commercial Bank in the […]
Mar 23, 2017 3:57:39 AM- dailymirror.lk
Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday he appreciated the Joint Opposition's move to lodge complaints with the Bribery Commission (BC) against the government politicians what they termed as "Top Ten" because it was easy to identify real thieves when the thieves attacked themselves.
Mar 22, 2017 7:54:22 AM- dailymirror.lk
The student of the Mahanama College, who had been arrested for forcibly entering Yashodara Balika Vidyalaya, was ordered to be sent yesterday to the Probationary and Child Care Centre in Makola until March 31 by the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court.
Mar 22, 2017 9:51:35 PM- adaderana.lk
The officials of the Air Intelligence and Customs at Kempegowda International Airport arrested a 39-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was smuggling contraband drugs to Colombo, last week. .
Mar 22, 2017 9:08:42 PM- onlanka.com
Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament.
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Mar 22, 2017 7:46:14 PM- srilankaguardian.org
( March 23, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Maj. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake has succeeded Maj. Gen. Channa Goonatilleke as the Army Chief of Staff. The latter […]
Mar 22, 2017 7:27:12 PM- srilankaguardian.org
• 5 dead, including attacker • At least 40 injured by our London Correspondent ( March 23, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) An unprecedented terror attack […]
Mar 22, 2017 9:55:51 PM- dailymirror.lk
A British foreign minister bloodied his hands attempting to save the life of a police officer who was stabbed on the grounds of Britain's Parliament in what was described Wednesday as a "terrorist incident."
Mar 22, 2017 9:50:40 PM- dailymirror.lk
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) on Wednesday wrote to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara requesting for his immediate intervention to punish the wrongdoers in connection with the issues of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.
Mar 22, 2017 11:35:06 AM- hirunews.lk
Addressing UNHRCs 34th session in Geneva, UN Human Rights Commissioner urged Sri Lanka to set up a mechanism to implement 2015 resolution on Sri Lanka. Read More
Mar 22, 2017 11:21:46 AM- hirunews.lk
Update; 2 dead & several injured, some seriously. after Westminster Bridge incident, where the attacker drove car into pedestrians update : wednesday, 22 march 2017 - 22.32 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Update... Read More
Mar 22, 2017 9:12:26 AM- hirunews.lk
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Russia on an official visit at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. This visit marks the first official visit to Russia by a Sri Lankan leader since 1974. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the... Read More
Mar 22, 2017 9:07:09 AM- hirunews.lk
The fasting staged by NFF leader MP Wimal Weerawansa inside the Remand Prison is still continuing. Prison Media spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya said the MP who launched the fasting against rejecting bail for him refused breakfast and lunch. Weerawansa was... Read More
Mar 22, 2017 9:06:18 AM- hirunews.lk
8 students of a government school in Mihintale have been admitted to hospital after being intoxicated during a birthday party. A hospital spokesman said that certain teachers of the same school admitted the 8, Year-11 students to hospital. Meanwhile,... Read More
Mar 22, 2017 9:04:06 AM- hirunews.lk
A US-led coalition strike is reported to have killed 33 civilians in northern Syria ahead of a meeting of top officials in Washington focused on defeating the Islamic State group. Rebels and militants pressed offensives inside the capital Damascus and... Read More
Mar 22, 2017 6:52:12 PM- dailymirror.lk
An assailant stabbed a policeman, two civilians and was shot dead by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police described as a “terrorist incident”.
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:43 PM- www.ft.lk
President Maithripala Sirisena being welcomed at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov - Pic by Sudath Silva
President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia yesterday, the President’s media un
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:20 PM- www.ft.lk
Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase the fine on the owners of dogs dumped on the street, the Government information department said today.
The Government said that the Registration of Dogs Ordinance No. 25 of 1901 will be amended to address difficulties faced by the public due to stray dogs.
Accordingly, a proposal made by Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Mu...
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:09 PM- www.ft.lk
Lawmaker Buddhika Pathirana moves 33 public petitions in one sitting
United National Party (UNP) lawmaker Buddhika Pathirana yesterday made a record by moving the highest number of public petitions presented by an MP in Parliament at a single sitting.
Moving a record number of 33 public petitions, MP Pathirana revealed his plans to set another record as an MP.
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:48 PM- ft.lk
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Viyath Maga launch
– Pic by Ruwan Walpola
My reference is to Niranjan Dissanayake’s piece dated 20 March published under the caption ‘Viyath Maga bashing’ in the FT columns. I will not labour in my response to what I see
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:38 PM- ft.lk
It has now transpired that 142 out of the 225 members in the current Parliament have not passed the GCE Advanced Level examination while 94 of the 142 MPs have not even passed the GCE Ordinary Level examination
‘Democracy is the counting of heads, not what’s in them’ – Pa
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:34 PM- ft.lk
Two people independently asked me the above question. One was close to the JVP leadership. It is a good question that deserves a proper answer. The rules set out below are likely to be helpful in structuring a political conversation to identify the core functions of government and focus the limited resources of government on them.
First, the government is responsible for public goods. Not
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:16 PM- ft.lk
While the beginning of the fertiliser subsidy provides incentives for farmers to apply fertiliser to increase the yield, the latter part of the subsidy prompted them to overuse
The prime objective of the policies towards agriculture is to ensure sustainable agricultural production and food secu
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:05 PM- ft.lk
Anti-Government crowds rally in Geneva
No country’s rights record is perfect, says Deputy Foreign Minister
Joint Opposition members lead protests outside the UN as dialogue on Lanka kicks off inside
Zeid ‘disturbed’ by reports of intimidation of Lankan activists inside UN
US hails Lanka decision
Mar 22, 2017 8:00:56 PM- ft.lk
By Nipuli Maheshika Gajanayake
Sri Lanka, as a non-aligned nation state, is maintaining a collaborative, free and progressive foreign policy.1In this setting, the relationship between Sri Lanka and the former Soviet Union, as well as the present-day Federation of Russia, has been cordial and friendly since 1956.
The continuation of friendly ties between Russian and Sri Lanka has once more been...