Chief of Staff to the President and National Security Advisor (NSA) Mr Sagala Ratnayaka led the Sri Lanka delegation to the 20th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia's premier Security Summit held in Singapore from 2 – 4 June 2023.
BBC reported that thousands of people are being evacuated downstream of a major dam which has been blown up in Russian-held Ukraine. President Zelensky said 80 towns and villages were at risk of flooding after the destruction of the dam at Nova Kakhovka, which he blamed on Russia. Water is surging down the Dnipro river […]
Australia and India will meet at the Oval on Wednesday (07) for the ICC World Test Championship 2023. The winners of the World Test Championship final will receive £1.29m in prize money and the losers £644,000. Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, […]
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar, Janaka Bandara met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister of Myanmar, Lieutenant General Soe Htut recently at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
Sri Lanka-born Ayesha Smart living in the United Kingdom has become the youngest ever non-white and minority ethnic judge in the Crown Court Â which predominantly deals with serious cases of criminal offences in England and Wales.
An overseas travel ban has been imposed on MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam over allegations he obstructed the duties of the Police and verbally abused them in Vadamarachchi recently. The Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court issued the travel ban today and the order was reportedly handed over to the MP in Colombo. “The police have made an application to […]
The Balapitiya High Court has sentenced a man to 110 years in jail for raping his daughter on multiple occasions. The man, a resident of the Korakeena area of Uragasmanhandiya, was accused of sexually assaulting his eleven-year-old daughter. He was found guilty of the crime committed in and around the year 2008. Balapitiya High Court […]
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa appealed to a US delegation to help rebuild Sri Lanka’s economy. He also requested the delegation to assist the various sectors that had collapsed following the economic crisis. Premadasa had talks with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Asia, Robert Kaproth and his delegation. Members of the Freedom People’s Congress […]
A Parliament committee has been appointed to investigate the MT New Diamond and X-press Pearl incidents. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said that the Select Committee of Parliament to investigate into and to make suitable recommendations relating to the disasters caused by New Diamond and X-press Pearl Vessels in the Maritime Zone of Sri Lanka will […]
The Supreme Court has determined that the proposed Anti-Corruption Bill is not fully consistent with the Constitution. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena told Parliament today that the Supreme Court has found some clauses are inconsistent with the Constitution. The Supreme Court found that Clauses 1, 2(1)(f), 2(2), 3(2), 4(1)(a), 4(1)(b), 4(3), 17(1), 21, 31(2), 163(2)(h), 40, 48(3), […]
A minor tremor measuring 2.0 on the Richter scale was reported in Gampola. The Geological Survey & Mines Bureau (GSMB) said that the tremor was reported last night (Monday) at approximately 10.49 p.m. There were no reports of any damage caused by the tremor. Several minor tremors had been felt in various parts of Sri […]
International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday revealed the latest crop of outstanding international performers shortlisted as the candidates for the ICC Men s and Women s Player of the Month Awards for May.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through the European Union (EU)-funded BESPA-FOOD (Best Standardized Practices for the Agri-Food Sector) project will support the government to establish a well-coordinated food safety system in the country.
Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has made contact with a young boy, seen on a video bowling just like him. Malinga had earlier posted a video on his Facebook of the young boy and asked his followers to help him find the boy. In a new post, Malinga said that he had made contact […]
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says it is committed to working closely with its partners to achieve a food-secure and safe Sri Lanka. The FAO, through the European Union (EU)-funded BESPA-FOOD (Best Standardized Practices for the Agri-Food Sector) project, will support the Government to establish a well-coordinated food safety system […]
By Sathiya Moorthy In a tweet in mid-May, the US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, tweeted on ‘strategic ties’ India and Sri Lanka as if one existed already. The tweet followed a meeting between Amb Garcetti and Milinda Moragoda, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India. “As strategic partners, the US, India, and Sri Lanka […]
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted the approval for the proposal to publish the draft Bill on contempt of a court in the government gazette, and subsequently to be tabled in the Parliament for its approval.
Chief of Staff to the President and National Security Advisor (NSA) Sagala Ratnayaka led the Sri Lanka delegation to the 20th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s premier Security Summit held in Singapore from 2 – 4 June 2023. The highly anticipated summit commenced on 2 June with a powerful Keynote address delivered by Australian Prime Minister […]
A torrent of water burst through a gaping hole in a dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine on Tuesday, flooding a swathe of the war zone and forcing villagers to flee.
The Minsitry of Defence says that the revised Ration Allowance for differently-able retired service personnel on medical grounds and dependents of deceased war veterans due to terrorist acts, is presently being processed and will be paid to them, in due course.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and to take the necessary steps for legislation to enforce the provisions of the agreement of the treaty s member states to ban Âany nuclear weapons test or other nuclear explosionÂ anywhere in the world.
Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles revealed today (June 06) that a total of 5,400 security officers have been assigned for the protection of individuals who are neither Ministers nor Members of Parliament.
The Cabinet approval has been granted to publish the revised national policy and strategic framework for the prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka in the Government Gazette and to implement it.