President Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a committee to grant prior approval for new appointments or changes to the positions of Chairpersons and Directors of state corporations, statutory boards and state-owned enterprises.
The body of a male has been found washed ashore in Ratmalana. The Police said that the body was washed ashore in the Ratmalana beach. Several unidentified bodies have been washed shore in Colombo and the surrounding areas in the past few weeks. Bodies were found washed ashore in Galle Face, Wellawate and Wattala. The […]
The National anthem will be sung in Tamil at Sri Lanka’s 75th Independence anniversary celebrations next year, the Government said today. Cabinet co-spokesman Bandula Gunawardena said that there was no issue in having the anthem in Tamil. Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had dropped the Tamil version of the anthem. As a result, in 2020 for […]
Transco Cargo (Pvt) Ltd, the Sri Lankan office of Transco Cargo Australia (Pty) Ltd, a leading freight forwarding and logistics service provider in Australia, has recorded a remarkable first year financial performance by achieving over LKR 1 billion in revenue for the 12 month period ending 31st March 2022. To celebrate this ground-breaking financial achievement […]
The incumbent Government was operating as per the wishes of the Rajapaksa clan, MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said on Sunday (August 14).The post Current Administration panders to whims and fancies of Rajapaksa clan – Harsha appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest News in Sri Lanka.
The Yuan Wang 5 is one of China's latest generation survey vessels that officially entered Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka today (August 16).The post Chinese Survey Vessel Yuan Wang 5 reaches Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest News in Sri Lanka.
The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka will hold a welcoming ceremony for the arrival of the Chinese Yuan Wang 5 scientific research vessel at the port of Hambantota, a source close to the matter told the Global Times on Monday.
Andy Murray set up a meeting with fellow Briton Cameron Norrie with a gutsy win over fellow veteran Stan Wawrinka in the Cincinnati Open. Former world number one Murray, 35, won 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 7-5 in the first-round match against his 37-year-old rival. The victory keeps alive world number 47 Murray’s hopes of being seeded […]
Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential election amid dramatic scenes. He narrowly beat his rival, Raila Odinga, taking 50.5% of the vote, according to the official results. The announcement was delayed amid scuffles and allegations of vote-rigging by Mr Odinga’s campaign. Four of the seven members of the electoral […]
The Chinese “spy ship” Yuan Wang 5 entered the Hambantota Port this morning (Tuesday). The ship was greeted by officials of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo and officials of the Hambantota Port. India had earlier raised concerns with Sri Lanka on moves to allow what it called a Chinese “spy ship” to enter Sri Lankan […]
By Shamindra Ferdinando Opposition and Samagi Jana Balavegaya Leader, Sajith Premadasa, says that the current economic crisis shouldn’t be exploited to form a jumbo Cabinet, under any circumstances. “The national economy is in such a pathetic state that those struggling to make ends meet shouldn’t be burdened further,” the Colombo district MP said. The growing opposition […]
Three-hour daily power cuts a possibility By Ifham Nizam The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) now had to impose at least three-hour power cuts due to a sudden breakdown of the First Unit of the Lak Vijaya Power Plant Complex at Norochcholai, a senior electrical engineer said. The second unit there has already been shut down […]
The Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party will continue to pressurise the Union government to retrieve the Katchatheevu island, from Sri Lanka, as it would facilitate the fishermen in Tamil Nadu to engage in fishing activities, along the Palk Straits, without any insecurity and threat from the Lankan Navy personnel, said its state Presiden, K Annamalai, […]
Super Knights Chess Club clinched the title of the Sri Lanka National Team (Super League) Chess Championship 2022 which concluded on Sunday. The Sri Lanka National Team (Super League) Chess Championship 2022 was held from August 10 to 14 at the new Chess Federation Headquarters, Torrington Square, Colombo 07. Ten teams competed in this premier […]
While Australia’s recent tour of Sri Lanka for two Tests and seven limited over games created much interest, there was another Australian cricket team touring the island around the same time. The Veterans of Cricket Victoria were in Sri Lanka for two and half weeks and during their stay they played five games in different […]
Nations Trust Bank PLC recorded steady performance at the end of 1H2022, achieving Operating Income of LKR 16.6Bn at a year-on-year growth rate of 50%. Despite increased impairments on loans and expected losses on Sovereign Debt Instruments, the Bank recorded a PBT of LKR 4.6Bn and a PAT of LKR 2.7Bn for the 6 months […]
By Anushka Kahandagamage Protesters defeated the dictatorial Rajapaksa regime, making the Rajapaksas resign from their positions, premiership and presidency, of the government. After the collapse of the dynasty, Ranil Wickremesinghe, a Rajapaksa puppet, came to power with the support of a distorted majority in Parliament. Having got himself appointed as President, without a people’s mandate, [R...
Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has alleged that the Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB), the Janatha Vikukthi Peramuna (JVP), its breakaway faction, the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) and some civil society groups, affiliated to the Tamil Diaspora, were engaged in a campaign to remove Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) lawmakers from politics. The accusation was made at a [...
by Saman Indrajith The main Opposition SJB yesterday said the Speaker and Leader of the House had conspired to deprive the Opposition of the chairmanship of the Finance Committee in Parliament and they must be held responsible for the present crisis situation, prevailing in the country. Addressing the media at the Opposition Leader’s Office, in […]