Oct 26, 2016 9:14:02 PM- hirunews.lk
Two strong earthquakes have hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending scared residents into the streets. A 5.5-magnitude quake struck near Visso in Macerata province, and it was followed 2 hours later by a 6.1 magnitude tremor in the... Read More
Oct 27, 2016 12:51:06 AM- dailymirror.lk
The proclamation issued by the British Government naming 19 Sri Lankans including Kepptipola Disawe as traitors almost 100 years ago was yet to be cancelled, Parliament was informed yesterday.
Oct 26, 2016 8:01:03 PM- www.ft.lk
Cabinet yesterday appointed a subcommittee to make proposals on amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, which allows girls under the age of 18 to be married.
Responding to questions from the media, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka insisted that increasing the age of marriage for girls of all ethnicities in accordance with international standards was important for the hum...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:41 PM- www.ft.lk
The Government is dedicated to guaranteeing equal rights and justice, according to the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya
The Speaker said this while addressing the 135th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva on Tuesday.
“In my own country Sri Lanka, which has emerged from 30 years of protracted terrorist conflict, we are mindful of the necessity to rebuild t...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:33 PM- www.ft.lk
A three-member committee has been appointed by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to carry out an independent investigation into the recent breakdown of the Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai.
Former Attorney General and President’s Counsel Shibly Aziz has been appointed as the Chairman of the Committee with R.I. Senaratne, Head of the Department of Electri...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:24 PM- www.ft.lk
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday defended Sri Lanka’s decision to abstain from voting on a UNESCO resolution, denouncing Israeli violations in and around the Temple Mount compound in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.
Sri Lankan Muslim groups are planning protests on Friday against the Government decision to abstain, which is seen as a betrayal of the Palestinian ca...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:23 PM- www.ft.lk
The Court of Appeal yesterday fixed the writ petition seeking the arrest and prosecution of Kumaran Pathmanathan for his alleged involvement in LTTE activities for 15 December.
The bench comprised Justice S. Thurairajah. The Attorney General on 3 February briefed court on the progress of the investigation into Pathmanathan’s alleged involvement in the LTTE’s activities.
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:14 PM- www.ft.lk
The US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support strengthening civil society in Sri Lanka.
DRL is seeking proposals for programs that strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to influence and monitor the role of the government at all levels i...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:07 PM- www.ft.lk
Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Rathnayake walks out of weekly Cabinet briefing when questioned on possible military intelligence link to suspicious group
Expresses condolences, calls for accountability on reporting deaths, plans to establish system for sharing police info
By Uditha Jayasinghe&...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:05 PM- www.ft.lk
By S. S. Selvanayagam
The Supreme Court yesterday fixed to be mentioned on 7 December, to appraise the progress on the water project and the compensation process forfarmers’ lost crop caused by the Uma Oya Project.
The Bench comprised Chief Justice K. Sripavan and Justice Anil Gooneratne. The Attorney General on 18 February informed the Supreme Court (SC) that the state would award compe...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:00 PM- www.ft.lk
UNP Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana raised issue with the fact that several prominent freedom fighters remained listed as traitors to the Crown through a gazette notification issued in 1818.
Raising a question about the failure of subsequent governments to reverse the gazette, Pathirana claimed that it was a dismal state of affairs that 19 national heroes who led the freedom struggled ...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:52 PM- ft.lk
The spectacle of a garbage dump burning and schools being closed and the residents moving around with handkerchiefs covering their noses and mouths at Badulla was news for more than one day. Even Air Force helicopters had to be brought in to douse the smoldering refuse dump – neither a pleasant nor a productive event. All expenditure direct and indirect ov
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:46 PM- ft.lk
Persons elected by the exercise of the people’s franchise are duty bound to function as members of Parliament and safeguard the inalienable sovereignty of the people; govern safeguarding the primary interests of the nation and its people; and safeguard the fundamental rights of the people
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:31 PM- ft.lk
Agricultural value chains are important in producing goods and services to the community,
generating employment and increasing family wealth – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara
Agricultural value chains are an important element of the economy. They are a signifi
Oct 26, 2016 8:01:24 PM- ft.lk
"Hon. Speakers, Members of Parliament, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, let me at the outset greet you in our traditional Sri Lankan way, ‘Ayubowan’, which means may you have long life.
I also wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for the arrangements made for the 135th Assembly and it is indeed a great honour and privilege for me to addr...
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:05 PM- ft.lk
UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security
By Thevuni Kotigala
Young people worldwide are rising as agents for change, demanding their rights to freedom and opportunities, as they are in a need to accomplish their aspirations for better lives.
In December 2015, the United Na
Oct 26, 2016 8:00:04 PM- ft.lk
15% VAT become new norm, Govt. insists temporary move
Contends poor would not be affected as essential items exempted
Ravi K wants to increase tax files to 1.4m, promises increase in direct taxes, slams Rajapaksa on debt
Eran wants special office for Budget transparency
JO fight for VAT-free private healthcare&nb
Oct 26, 2016 7:11:09 PM- dailymirror.lk
Member of the Parliamentary oversight committee COPE, and State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Semasinghe Senasinghe said there would be only one COPE Report, which would be presented to Parliament by COPE Chairman Sunil Handunetti, with the comments of different or dissenting views of a number of other members.
Oct 26, 2016 2:28:00 PM- colombogazette.com
The Value Added Tax (VAT) Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament today.
Oct 26, 2016 2:25:07 PM- colombogazette.com
The Government has decided to appoint a committee to consider reforms to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act. The Government says some provisions in the Muslim Law including the minimum age
Oct 26, 2016 5:58:27 PM- dailymirror.lk
A man has been jailed for three years for trying to rape a Sri Lankan maid in Dubai after he pretended to be the new gardener and followed her into the kitchen to get a broom.
Oct 26, 2016 12:48:44 PM- srilankaguardian.org
by Ajantha Kumara Agalakada ( October 27, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The recent controversial speech made by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) has become a subject of much debate among the people. The following is a discussion held with the President and what he shared with our sister paper...
Oct 26, 2016 12:05:43 PM- adaderana.lk
A COPE report, on the Central Bank bond scam, unanimously agreed upon by all members will be presented to the Parliament on Friday (28), Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera told Ada Derana.
Oct 26, 2016 11:49:19 AM- adaderana.lk
The body of a youth has reportedly been discovered at a residence belonging to UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa in Hokandara, Thalangama.
Oct 26, 2016 5:38:50 AM- hirunews.lk
One and half year old toddler choked to death after a lump of rice got lodged in his throat while the mother was feeding. The incident was reported from the Devanampiyatissa area in Anuradhapura. Reports further indicated that when the child was choking,... Read More
Oct 26, 2016 4:27:52 PM- dailymirror.lk
A proposal, which had been made for the construction of by-pass road from the Polduwa junction, Battaramulla to the Udumulla Junction via Suhurupaya was approved by the Cabinet, Cabinet Co-Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake today said.
Oct 26, 2016 9:59:35 AM- adaderana.lk
The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament with amendments, a short while ago.