Jan 22, 2017 8:08:00 PM- hirunews.lk
A protest was held in Nuwara Eliya town yesterday urging authorities to look into the rapid decrease of water levels at the Lovers Leap Falls. The protest was organized following Hiru CIA feature on the issue that was aired on 21st this month. Read More
Jan 22, 2017 7:46:16 PM- www.ft.lk
A gazette notice has been issued bringing the Right To information (RTI) Act into force from 3 February.
President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a five-member Right to Information (RTI) Commission last September.
The commission, headed by former Secretary to the Ministry of Labour Mahinda Gammanpila, includes attorney-at-law Kishali Pinto Jayawardena, former judge Salim Marsoof, S.G. Punchihe...
Jan 22, 2017 7:45:58 PM- www.ft.lk
A Sri Lankan environmentalist claimed that the Wilpattu forests were cleared by the State Timber Corporation and not by Muslims as alleged.
“As environmentalists, we should not talk only about displacement of a certain ethnic group but everyone,” said Sri Lankan Environmentalist Thilak Kariyawasam on 19 January. Kariyawasam was addressing a discussion forum on Wilpattu at Ramada Hot...
Jan 22, 2017 7:44:50 PM- www.ft.lk
The meeting between former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several Chief Ministers yesterday ended inconclusively. It is reported that there was a heated verbal exchange between the Chief Ministers and the former President during the meeting.
Six out of seven Chief Ministers who are members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) took part in the meeting while Peshala Jayarathna was a ...
Jan 22, 2017 7:31:16 PM- ft.lk
Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th President of the US - AFP
By Mano Ratwatte
On 20 January President Donald Trump warned the world about global free trade in his inaugural speech. He said, “Buy American, hire American and America First.” Tru
Jan 22, 2017 7:38:45 PM- ft.lk
An unsavoury rift between the Central Bank and Minister of Finance
A growing rift between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the senior management of the Central Bank is surfacing now, worrying both financial markets and prospective foreign investors. The relationship between the Finance Minister and the Monetary Board of the Central Bank is not very clear under the new work allocation o...
Jan 22, 2017 7:35:55 PM- ft.lk
Once cultivated, traditional paddy that is grown organically will establish its own markets based on the consumer demand
For the longest time the word “sustainable agriculture” was a catch phrase only. It was discussed in national agenda and strategies, political forums and even among United Nations development goals.
Despite numerous discussions business w...
Jan 22, 2017 7:44:32 PM- ft.lk
Plans finally ready to kick off international promotion campaign next month with Russia as first market
Much awaited initiative to focus on 12 countries initially
Tea Promotion Fund to remain with the Plantation Ministry for the moment
Jan 22, 2017 6:20:39 PM- dailymirror.lk
Measures had been taken to purchase 160 new railway compartments and 20 locomotive engines for the Sri Lanka Railways (SLR), Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said.
Jan 22, 2017 12:59:41 PM- adaderana.lk
I will appoint a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry this week to investigate the Central Bank bond issue and recommend actions, President Maithripala Sirisena said in a twitter post on Sunday. .
Jan 22, 2017 5:14:56 PM- dailymirror.lk
A Dasa Sil Matha is seen sitting in front of the historic Dalada Maligawa in Kandy where she has embarked on a non-stop hunger strike saying that the present government is trying to divide the country by amending the Constitution.
Jan 22, 2017 11:36:07 AM- adaderana.lk
Sri Lanka could not receive GSP+ concession back before because the former government had no intention to agree for the terms of the European Commission, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says. .
Jan 22, 2017 4:37:08 PM- dailymirror.lk
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in the T20 played in Johannesburg today. Chasing 114 to win Sri Lanka reached the target with two balls to spare. Angelo Mathews top scored with an unbeaten 54.
Jan 22, 2017 4:06:31 PM- dailymirror.lk
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was ready to topple the incumbent Government even before 2020 if there was an opportunity, party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today.
Jan 22, 2017 8:48:25 AM- onlanka.com
An unidentified person has looted cash from an ATM of a state bank in Medagama area in Monaragala, police said.
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Jan 22, 2017 2:20:24 PM- dailymirror.lk
Signs that suggest that the drought, which was prevailing in the country had begun to end, have appeared with several areas of the country getting fair amount of showers over the weekend, the Department of Meteorology said today.
Jan 22, 2017 1:40:16 PM- dailymirror.lk
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe returned to the island a short while ago after attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The PM arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport on flight No EK348 of the Emirates Airlines at 18.05 p.m. today.
Jan 22, 2017 8:35:09 AM- hirunews.lk
The Archbishop of Colombo, his eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith stated that the parliament and local government institutions are not for politicians who were elected with the people’s mandate, to idle. His eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith expressed... Read More
Jan 22, 2017 8:33:48 AM- hirunews.lk
Joint Opposition Parliamentarian Gamini Lokuge stated that the discussion between former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and Provincial Chief Ministers representing the SLFP held today was not successful. However, speaking to media following the discussion,... Read More
Jan 22, 2017 8:31:20 AM- hirunews.lk
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the president has not yet made a statement that the executive presidency will not be abolished. He expressed these views during an interview with BBC World News held in Davos, Switzerland. Read More
Jan 22, 2017 8:29:02 AM- hirunews.lk
Around 5.7 million rupees have been stolen from a government bank in Medagama – Monaragala by breaking open its Automated Teller Machine. Police stated that the robbery has taken place last Friday night. Speaking to our news team, the bank management... Read More
Jan 22, 2017 7:54:53 AM- hirunews.lk
A bus driver who has allegedly assaulted a police officer, who was on duty last afternoon in Dehiwala, has been arrested. The bus driver has assaulted the police officer addressing him in obscene language when the officer requested for his revenue and... Read More
Jan 22, 2017 12:13:18 PM- dailymirror.lk
A large amount of money amounting to Rs.5.7 million had been stolen by two unidentified persons that had broken into an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) belonging to a State bank in Medagama, Bibila on Friday (20) night, the Police learned this morning.
Jan 22, 2017 6:46:22 AM- adaderana.lk
A Sri Lankan expatriate, who is wanted by law for a debt worth KD 700, was arrested in Mangaf area in possession of 64 bottles of locally manufactured liquor, the Arab Times Online reported.
Jan 22, 2017 6:42:34 AM- adaderana.lk
US President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonesty over the number of people attending his inauguration. .
Jan 22, 2017 6:18:45 AM- adaderana.lk
The Navy has arrested three local fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities using explosives in the seas off South Bar in Talaimannar. .