The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today summoned Sri Lankan medal-winning swimmer Julian Bolling to record statements for the future investigation following the incident where the private residence of President Ranil Wickremesinghe was set ablaze on July 09.The post Julian Bolling summoned to CID appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest News in Sri Lank...
China will not be allowed to use the southern port of Hambantota for military purposes, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, apparently attempting to allay fears in India and the US about China s increasing maritime presence in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
The Adani Group in India has been issued provisional approval for two wind power projects in Mannar and Pooneryn, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said. He said that the project will be for an investment of over USD 500 million. Wijesekera said that he met with officials of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided not to extend the State of Emergency when it lapses later this week. The President said that the State of Emergency will not be extended as the situation in Sri Lanka has now returned to normal.
Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry yesterday (August 16) issued a clarification on Sri Lanka lifting the ban imposed on several Tamil diaspora organisationsThe post Defence Ministry clarifies on blacklisting and delisting of persons and organizations appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest News in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka will not extend a state of emergency imposed to control anti-government protests as the situation in the impoverished nation has "stabilised", the president's office said Tuesday.The post Sri Lanka to end state of Emergency appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest News in Sri Lanka.
One of the senior Brigadiers serving the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) who was just elevated to the rank of Major General had the privilege of receiving his new rank insignia from none other than their guiding chief, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army ( Augu-16) at the Commander’s office at the Army Headquarters.
By Shamindra Ferdinando Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) lawmaker Nalin Bandara Jayamaha yesterday alleged that President Ranil Wickremesinghe was under tremendous pressure from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to give up power to dissolve Parliament, two and a half years after the parliamentary election. Kurunegala District MP Jayamaha said that the SLPP wanted the provision, […]
It had become obvious that some government workers, too, were involved in hoarding fuel and selling it in the black market, D.V Shantha Silva, joint Secretary the Sri Lanka Petroleum Private Tanker Owners’ Association (SLPPTOA) said yesterday, addressing the media. He said that the introduction of the national fuel pass system is successful and the […]
Let me begin with two anecdotes. In the 1960s, my father would pull into the local Shell petrol shed and a smiling pump attendant, smartly attired in a uniform (khaki shirt and shorts) would come up to the driver’s side and inquire what was needed. While petrol was being pumped, the attendant would wipe the […]
Azdak’s Judgments: by Laleen Jayamanne Soldier: Your Honour, we meant no harm. Your Honour, what do you wish? Azdak: Nothing, fellow dogs. Or just an occasional boot to lick! […] Fetch me wine, red wine, sweet red wine. ‘In a faraway and long-ago, dark and bloody epoch, in a sunburnt and cursed city, there lived […]
” Sri Lanka cannot do without IMF’s support. Having declared its inability to service its foreign debt, Sri Lanka is struggling to reach a consensus with lenders and the IMF. Two of Sri Lanka’s major creditors, India and China, locked horns over a port visit by a Chinese ship. Sri Lanka should be wary of […]
Chairman of the National Movement for Social Justice, Karu Jayasuriya, said that fears expressed by members of Parliament, and others, over the provisions, pertaining to the appointment of Cabinet of Ministers, were not unfounded. The former Speaker said that he was also concerned about allegations that the proposed 22 A could be abused and exploited […]
Under 17 Division I Cricket Pre-quarter-finals by Reemus Fernando Playing on a matting wicket Gurukula shocked St. Benedict’s with a ten wicket win, S. Thomas’ ended Moratu Vidyalaya’s impressive run, while Richmond, St. Peter’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Sebastian’s had it easy against their rivals in the Under 17 Division I cricket tournament pre-quarter-finals played […]
As a key contributor and advocator of the major cultural and religious festivals in the country, Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, once again extended its support to the Kandy Esala Perahera (also known as the Sri Dalada Perahera or the Festival of the Tooth) which was held from August 2 – 12. […]
Wednesday 17th August, 2022 The SLPP MPs are said to be divided on provision in the 22nd constitutional amendment Bill for the dissolution by the President of Parliament two and a half years after the formation of a government. The ruling party MPs loyal to the Rajapaksas are reportedly demanding that the constitutionally prescribed period […]
By Neville Ladduwahetty “Relationship Not Normal, Can’t Be…”: S Jaishankar On India-China Ties As reported by a NDTV Staff Writer (13 Aug, 2022}, “External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India-China relations cannot be normal unless border situation is and added that if China disturbs the peace and tranquility in border areas, it […]
As part of her enterprising and humanitarian foreign policy, the Government of the Republic of Turkey is donating urgent medical equipment and medicines to the Government of Sri Lanka to ease the hardship faced by the Sri Lankan people during these challenging times. The first consignment, including urgent medicines, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport, […]
By Hiran H.Senewiratne ‘Sri Lanka is located at the heart of a vital global shipping line and more than 45000 ships and an equal number of aircraft navigate this route via Sri Lanka’s Dondra head annually. However, not a single ship nor aircraft is enabled to make a stop-over at Dondra for bunkering, re-fueling and […]
By Hiran H.Senewiratne The CSE turned negative yesterday having traded with a bullish run for 12 consecutive days due to profit- takings of many counters, especially blue-chip counters. This development could be considered as the market correction, stock market analysts said. Sri Lanka’s shares fell over 1 per cent in mid-day trade, pulled down by […]
MBSL Insurance Company Limited opened its newest fully-fledged branch in the city of Ambalantota recently to cater to the insurance needs of the local community. The company aims to expand and strengthen its reach throughout the nation to serve its customers better. The new branch is located at No. 133/1 (First Floor), Main Street, Ambalantota. […]
By Ifham Nizam On the instructions of the Agriculture Ministry, the Paddy Marketing Board yesterday began purchasing Yala paddy harvest from farmers. Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that necessary steps have been taken to start the purchasing of paddy at a good price this week and a ministerial paper has already been submitted for the […]
The Ministry of Power and Energy, on Monday, revealed that they have released over 1.7 million litres of fuel for motor cars, through the QR system, from 01 to 14 August. In the first week, from 01 to 07 August, 9,325,985 litres were released for cars. However, the number had dropped to 8,013,000 in week […]