Jun 24, 2017 3:10:33 PM- thesundayleader.lk
by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Renowned journalist Poddala Jayantha has expressed suspicion that the Mahinda Rajapaksa government was behind his abduction and assault. Having left the country after the incident he has requested the CID to take on the investigations regarding his case. Accordingly, the CID has notified him that the investigations will be carried forward on ...
Jun 24, 2017 3:10:28 PM- thesundayleader.lk
In Sri Lanka the legal marriage age is 18, but under a decades-old community law, much younger Muslim girls can get married. As calls grow for this law to be amended, BBC Sinhala’s Saroj Pathirana meets one young girl forced to marry against her will. When Shafa* was 15, she was forced to get married. ...
Jun 24, 2017 3:10:03 PM- thesundayleader.lk
I have, from time to time, when writing about other issues, dropped in “vignettes” from my time in a Provincial facility designated as a “Teaching Hospital.” Those remarks made in passing have not been complimentary and might I say at the outset of this piece, that the criticisms I have made were understatements rather than ...
Jun 24, 2017 3:10:01 PM- thesundayleader.lk
The government hopes to conclude talks with China on a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by December. Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama briefed the cabinet last week on the progress of the talks with China as well as India and Singapore. Sri Lanka has so far had six rounds of talks on ...
Jun 24, 2017 3:10:38 PM- adaderana.lk
The 13th Raigam Tele es Award Ceremony, one of the biggest annual events of the television industry in Sri Lanka, was held on Saturday at the Nelum Pokuna theatre in Colombo.
Jun 24, 2017 5:45:47 PM- dailymirror.lk
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Ramadan festival on Monday because the new moon has not been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced today. The month-long Ramadan fasting period began on May 27 this year in Sri Lanka.
Jun 24, 2017 12:44:21 PM- thesundayleader.lk
A patient sleeps on a bench at the Colombo national hospital during a strike by government doctors last week over the SAITM issuePicture by Lalith Perera
Jun 24, 2017 12:42:35 PM- thesundayleader.lk
The government of Pakistan, through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, has awarded scholarships to 170 bright Sri Lankan students of O’ and A’ levels under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme worth Rs. 4.225 million. The scholarships are named after the great statesman and leader of the Sub Continent, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who is the ...
Jun 24, 2017 12:41:32 PM- thesundayleader.lk
The lowest prevalence of teen smoking in the world was seen in Sri Lanka, according to a study, the Reuters news agency reported. Roughly 11 per cent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars, a global survey of students suggests. Tobacco use is the world’s leading ...
Jun 24, 2017 12:40:53 PM- thesundayleader.lk
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres last week appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in addressing the needs and rights of young people, bringing the work of the United Nations closer to them. ...
Jun 24, 2017 12:40:13 PM- thesundayleader.lk
The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap says attacks against religious places of worship are reprehensible, whether in Sri Lanka, or in the United States of America, or anywhere around the world. Speaking at an Iftar ceremony in Batticaloa the US Ambassador said that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka forms an integral part ...
Jun 24, 2017 12:39:43 PM- thesundayleader.lk
Parliament was informed last week that Sri Lankans in Qatar have not been affected by the crisis in the Middle East. Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake told Parliament he was in touch with the Governments of Qatar and other countries in the Middle East. He said Sri Lankans employed in Qatar have not been affected by ...
Jun 24, 2017 12:39:09 PM- thesundayleader.lk
The formal declaration to mark ‘The First Mine-Affected District of Sri Lanka Reaching a Level of Residual Risk’ after the Sri Lanka Army – Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLA-HDU), together with other International Non Governmental Organizations (INGOs) and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), have succeeded in clearing minefields in Batticaloa, was signed and handed by stakeholders during ...
Jun 24, 2017 11:39:03 AM- hirunews.lk
UK Parliament has been hit by cyber-attack, says Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard: British Media Read More
Jun 24, 2017 11:36:28 AM- hirunews.lk
Specialist Doctor Anuruddha Padeniya re-elected uncontested as the President of the GMOA; Dr. Haritha Aluthge elected as the Secretary, at the AGM Read More
Jun 24, 2017 11:20:24 AM- adaderana.lk
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramadan festival) on Monday (June 26) as the new moon has not been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced today.
Jun 24, 2017 3:02:12 PM- dailymirror.lk
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and MP Udaya Gammanpila acted as a spy for Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was a member of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), JHU National Organiser Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said yesterday.
Jun 24, 2017 10:04:15 AM- dailymirror.lk
Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake said yesterday that Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake had no authority to give orders to lotteries board officials according to the Lotteries Board Act.
Jun 24, 2017 8:08:21 AM- dailymirror.lk
Cabinet will make several important decisions on the management of SAITM medical college when it meets on Tuesday, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament yesterday.
Jun 24, 2017 6:23:33 AM- dailymirror.lk
The Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) yesterday urged the government to resolve the SAITM issue through a consultative rather than a confrontational process.
Jun 24, 2017 9:20:14 AM- hirunews.lk
More than 140 people are feared buried alive after torrential rain touched off a landslide in southwestern China. The landslide hit the village of Xinmo, in Maoxin county of Sichuan province, at about 6am local time. A couple and a baby were rescued and... Read More
Jun 24, 2017 9:18:32 AM- hirunews.lk
The All island farmers federation says a collective protest together with all pastoral farming associations would be launched due to not receiving solutions by the government to the problems faced by pastoral farmers. Read More
Jun 24, 2017 9:18:09 AM- hirunews.lk
Area residents of Pinnawala protested against the minister of sustainable development and Wild life conservation, Gamini Jayawickrama today, against the relocation of elephants currently at the Pinnawela elephant orphanage. This was following an elephant... Read More
Jun 24, 2017 9:17:25 AM- hirunews.lk
There is a broad debate on the Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya being taken over by the government. The registrar of the Asgiri Chapter Ven. Medegama Dammananda thero noted that a discussion must be held with the chief prelates and theras, if new rules and regulations... Read More
Jun 24, 2017 7:38:29 AM- adaderana.lk
A person has been stabbed and murdered with a sharp object in the Kohombakanda area in Rakwana.
Jun 24, 2017 1:35:44 PM- dailymirror.lk
The Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) yesterday charged that it would take stern action against the government if IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara and the Inter University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) Convener Ven. Tampitiye Sugathananda Thera are not released immediately.
Jun 24, 2017 6:54:25 AM- adaderana.lk
Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons.
Jun 24, 2017 11:45:23 AM- dailymirror.lk
Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha has assured to hold the local government (LG) elections by September this year, Joint Opposition Convener and MP Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday.