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IGP Pujith Jayasundera testifies before the presidential commission of inquiry
Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 08:16 GMT
Jan 25, Colombo: Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who has been sent on compulsory leave has arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Easter Sunday terror attacks last year.
Government to allocate Rs. 100 billion to purchase this year Maha season paddy harvest
Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 06:42 GMT
’s Maha season from the
’s well managed 2019 presidential election was tainted by biased coverage by private and state media
Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 04:28 GMT
’s November 2019 presidential election said the biased election coverage by private and state media tainted the otherwise well managed election process by the Election Commission.
Main challenge for state enterprises is economic growth and profit generation - President
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 20:49 GMT
State institutions should provide an efficient service to the people.
’s Naval Chief to visit Sri Lanka
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 19:34 GMT
’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi NI (M) is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on the invitation of Sri Lanka Navy commander, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva from January 25-29, 2020.
Sri Lanka President says necessary investigations in to the war missing would be conducted before issuing death certificates
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 19:19 GMT
’s three-decade long war.
Fundamental rights petition filed by Dr. Shafi Sihabdeen to be considered on June 24th
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 18:55 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: The Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing of the fundamental rights petition filed by Dr. Safi Sihabdeen of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital to the 24th June.
Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa reappointed as the deputy leader of UNP
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 18:34 GMT
’s post in the United National Party (UNP) by party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, state media reported citing party sources.
Defense Ministry to upgrade Police Hospital with dialysis facilities
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 18:12 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: Fulfilling a long-felt need, the Defense Ministry will provide extra dialysis facilities, adequate medical and minor staff to the Police Hospital at Narahenpita, Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has assured.
Sri Lanka government to digitalize and integrate entire government machinery
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 17:13 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is to digitalize the entire State mechanism under an integrated system through Information Communication Technology (ICT) under the supervision and management of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), the Defense Ministry said.
‘AA+(lka)’; Outlook Negative
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 16:51 GMT
’s (SLT) National Long-Term Rating at ‘AA+(Ika)’. The Outlook is Negative. Fitch has also affirmed the National Ratings on SLT’s outstanding senior unsecured debentures at ‘AA+(lka)’.
’s first floating solar plant opens in Kilinochchi with Norwegian assistance
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 16:45 GMT
øranli Eskedal, opened Sri Lanka’s first floating solar plant in Kilinochchi Friday. The launch of the 42KW floating solar plant took place this morning at the Faculty of Engineering, Kilinochchi Campus, University of Jaffna.
Sri Lanka President instructs police to strictly comply with law when making arrests
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 15:52 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed law enforcement officers to carry out their duties without any fear or favor, but acting strictly in compliance with the law.
Sri Lanka Embassy looking to evacuate Sri Lankans residing in Wuhan China
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 15:39 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing upon the advice of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, is in discussion with the relevant Chinese authorities and other embassies in Beijing to explore all the possibilities of evacuating Sri Lankans in Wuhan the Foreign Relations Ministry said.
SriLankan Airlines takes action with regard to Coronavirus outbreak
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 15:17 GMT
’s national carrier, SriLankan Airlines announced that it has implemented a series of precautionary measures to mitigate the risks from the current coronavirus epidemic in the Far East, with the safety and well-being of its valued passengers and staff being of paramount importance.
CEB incurs Rs 250 million daily loss due to delay in Norochcholai Stage II - Minister
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 08:20 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera said Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) incurs a daily loss of Rs. 250 million due to the delay in implementing the second stage of the Norochcholai coal power plant.
Former Navy Spokesman, 12 others accused of abduction of youths released on bail
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 07:40 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: Former Naval Media Spokesperson Commodore DKP Dassanayake and 12 others, who were charged with the abduction and disappearance of eleven youths in Colombo and its suburbs in 2008 and 2009, were released on bail by the Permanent High Court at Bar today.
Knitline Apparels signs agreement with the Board of Investment to set up manufacturing plant
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 06:44 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka has signed an Agreement with Knitline Apparels Ltd to set up a manufacturing plant.
’s instructions to arrest HC Judge Gihan Pilapitiya
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 06:29 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: Acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne has appointed a five member committee to study the instructions issued by the Attorney General to arrest interdicted Embilipitiya High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya.
Work on new UNIDO Sri Lanka Country Program starts today
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 05:05 GMT
’s (UNIDO’s) new Country Program for Sri Lanka 2020-’24 commences today (January 24) in Colombo.
Defense Secretary requests Police to be committed to control drug menace
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 04:04 GMT
’s Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne urged Police to be committed to control drug menace and organized crimes by implementing effective strategies.
’s Commercial Bank rejects rating revision by Fitch
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 03:50 GMT
’s Commercial Bank rejected the recent ratings revision by Fitch Ratings which downgraded the Bank’s Outlook to Negative from Stable on the National Long-Term Ratings.
All digital technology services and technology projects under ICTA
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 20:37 GMT
Jan 24, Colombo: Defense Ministry Secretary Major General Kamal Gunaratne said that the government has decided to operate all digital technology services and technology projects that are implemented under all the ministries and public sector institutions and affect the public, under the management and the supervision of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka.
Ex-CID Director grilled for 6 hours over Swiss Embassy employee case
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 19:53 GMT
Jan 23, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today recorded a statement from the former Director of the CID SSP Shani Abeysekara for about 6 hours with regard to the investigations on the Swiss Embassy employee Ganiya Bannister Francis, who had claimed that she was abducted and questioned by an unidentified group in a white vehicle.
Government to take census on private medical centers
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 19:27 GMT
’s Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Women and Child Affairs and Social Security Pavithra Wanniarachchi says a census will be taken on private medical centers owned by doctors in the country.
Sri Lanka to appoint Authorized Representatives to submit visa applications of Sri Lankan and Foreign Visitors
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 18:56 GMT
– check up and approval to foreign tourists visit Sri Lanka.
Soldier remanded for murdering medical student of Jaffna University
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 17:20 GMT
Jan 23, Colombo: An Army soldier who was arrested on suspicion of murdering an undergraduate medical student at the Medical Faculty of the Jaffna University, has been remanded till February 6 by Jaffna Magistrate AS Peter Paul.
Rifkhan Bathiudeen remanded until February 06
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 16:59 GMT
Jan 23, Colombo: Rifkhan Bathiudeen, former Northern Provincial Councilor and the brother of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was remanded till February 06 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.
‘BOOT SHOW’ in Dusseldorf, Germany
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 16:24 GMT
’s leading boat exhibition ‘Boot Show’ in Dusseldorf, Germany.
AG orders police to arrest High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 16:01 GMT
Jan 23, Colombo: The Attorney General has ordered the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant for the arrest of suspended High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya.
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