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Feb 22, 2017 7:35:28 PM- www.ft.lk
President Maithripala Sirisena said he had instructed the Inspector General of Police to pay special attention to prevent ragging at universities carried out by a small group of students in order to disrupt the education of the majority of students.  He also instructed the IGP to implement a joint initiative with university authorities in this regard. The President added that the Governme...
Feb 22, 2017 7:35:14 PM- www.ft.lk
An alert employee of Parliament yesterday averted a fire that could have caused extensive damage to the Chamber of the House.  Noticing smoke coming from a high-voltage wall lamp above the last rows of the parliamentarians’ benches, the employee alerted others.  The Police promptly removed all local and foreign visitors from the public gallery, including a group of schoolchildr...
Feb 22, 2017 7:33:46 PM- www.ft.lk
By S.S. Selvanayagam The Supreme Court on Tuesday terminated the contempt proceedings against Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa. The bench comprising Chief Justice K. Sripavan, Justices Priyasath Dep and B.P. Aluvihara observed that despite Rajapaksa jeopardising law and order earlier he was now acting in the terms of applied law. The Court terminated the contempt
Feb 22, 2017 7:33:00 PM- www.ft.lk
By Dharisha Bastians Reporting from Geneva The Government of Sri Lanka faced tough questions from the UN women’s rights watchdog in Geneva yesterday, as it presented its four yearly periodic report and pleaded with the Committee to acknowledge advances and improvements on the condition of women in the country. “By all means push us and if we are not doing enough, you are free to sa...
Feb 22, 2017 7:32:46 PM- www.ft.lk
By T. Farook Thajudeen The Bar Association of Sri Lanka, through a circular, stated that there was much speculation relating to the appointment of Ramaiah Kannan as a Judge of the Jaffna High Court. In the circular the BASL stated that for over a year representations were made by lawyers, especially from the Eastern Province, over an acute shortage of High Court Judges in the Northern and East...
Feb 22, 2017 7:32:33 PM- www.ft.lk
AFP: Sri Lanka will set up a special panel to tackle widespread sexual abuse and exploitation of women including thousands of war widows, the Government said on Wednesday. The establishment of a new National Commission on Women comes amid warnings that women from the Tamil minority face widespread sexual exploitation by officials in their own community as well as from the military. The commiss...
Feb 22, 2017 7:00:04 PM- ft.lk
The WHO South-East Asia Region is making rapid progress against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Region was certified polio-free in 2014. Maternal and neonatal tetanus was routed in 2016. And routine immunisation for diseases such as diphtheria and pertussis continues to expand. More than 90% of populations Region-wide are now accessing the life-saving benefits vaccines bring. To add to
Feb 22, 2017 11:53:53 AM- adaderana.lk
The Land Reform Commission's director in charge of Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts, Nesathurai Wimalaraj, has been injured in a shooting at his residence in Kaluwanchikudy this evening.
Feb 22, 2017 11:25:58 AM- adaderana.lk
Another body of a woman who died in the tragic boat accident in Katukurunda, washed ashore in the Beruwala beach today, bringing the total death toll to 15.
Feb 22, 2017 11:17:22 AM- adaderana.lk
Two persons were wounded and hospitalised after police opened fire at a motorcycle which failed to comply warnings to stop at a checkpoint in Digana, Teldeniya.
Feb 22, 2017 4:35:32 PM- dailymirror.lk
Land Reforms Commission (LRC) Director for the Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts Nimal Raj was injured after being shot by two gunmen who arrived on a motorcycle while he was at his residence in Kaluvanchikudy this evening, Police said.
Feb 22, 2017 3:36:22 PM- dailymirror.lk
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) electoral organizers today met President Maithripala Sirisena at President’s House where they discussed about party reforms including setting up of women’s and youth fronts.
Feb 22, 2017 10:47:44 AM- hirunews.lk
The body of a 13 year old girl that was reported as missing after boat accident on Sunday washed ashore at Katukurunda beach, bringing up the death toll to 16. Read More
Feb 22, 2017 10:36:17 AM- hirunews.lk
Baticaloa District Director of the Land Reform Commission, Wimalaraj Nation was shot at while in his house in Kalawanchikudi, according to latest police news. Vimalraj nation who has been injured is currently admitted to batticaloa hospital for urgent... Read More
Feb 22, 2017 8:10:46 AM- hirunews.lk
MP Dallas Alahapperuma says that the election Commission has no power to hold local government polls although the delimitation appeal committee report will be gazetted next week. Addressing a media conference held in Colombo today, Alahapperuma said that... Read More
Feb 22, 2017 8:09:20 AM- hirunews.lk
A body of another woman who went missing following a boat capsized in the sea off Katukurunda was recovered this afternoon. With the recovery of the body, the death toll of the boat accident has risen to 15. In addition, a 13-year old girl is still missing... Read More
Feb 22, 2017 7:12:36 AM- hirunews.lk
Police opened fire on an Island Registered Criminal and his accomplice when they attempted to grab the service weapon from a police officer at Digana town today. The two suspects who received injuries have been admitted to Teldeniya hospital. Police Media... Read More
Feb 22, 2017 1:33:52 PM- dailymirror.lk
Leader of National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansa today said that five members belonging to his party will function independently in opposition and that they should be recognized as a separate party in Parliament.
Feb 22, 2017 8:11:09 AM- adaderana.lk
The Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved the increase of compensations paid for damages caused by wild elephant attacks on individuals and properties.
Feb 22, 2017 7:09:25 AM- adaderana.lk
A fishermen association in Tamil Nadu has sought the release of fishermen, who were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy earlier this month. .
Feb 22, 2017 8:09:20 AM- hirunews.lk
A body of another woman who went missing following a boat capsized in the sea off Katukurunda was recovered this afternoon. With the recovery of the body, the death toll of the boat accident has risen to 15. In addition, a 13-year old girl is still missing... Read More
Feb 22, 2017 8:06:01 AM- hirunews.lk
An argument was exchanged between JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake and leader of the house minister Lakshman Kiriella over the SAITM issue today as well. The argument began after MP Rathnayake questioned about the qualification of SAITM CEO. Meanwhile, NFF leader... Read More
Feb 22, 2017 8:04:10 AM- hirunews.lk
President Maithripala Sirisena said that he advised the IGP to collaborate with university administration and take action to stop ragging. Addressing the75th anniversary of Ananda Sastralaya in Mathugama, President Sirisena said that the government has... Read More
Feb 22, 2017 8:02:44 AM- hirunews.lk
Central Bank governor Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy was testified before the Presidential Commission to probe into the Central Bank Bond scam for the second day today. He educated the Commission on the process of a bond issue and told the Commission that... Read More
Feb 22, 2017 7:31:11 AM- hirunews.lk
Australia emerged as winners of the 3rd T20I match against Sri Lanka by beating the visitng team by 41 runs in Adelaide. Australia 187 / 6 (20) Sri Lanka 146 (18.0) Munaweera 37 Siriwardana 35 Sri Lanka won the series 2 to 1.   Read More
Feb 22, 2017 7:11:48 AM- hirunews.lk
The Government announced today that it requires to improve Sri Lanka’s exports by tapping new markets. Minister of International Trade Malik Samarawickrama informed the Parliament that Sri Lanka needs to look into new markets as the traditional... Read More
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