Three senior ministers from the UNP will be appointed ministers in charge of special tasks at the cabinet reshuffle, ‘Divaina’ reports.
The present portfolios of two of them will be entrusted to young members, who are already cabinet ministers.
The president is strongly critical of the conduct of the one of these
There was the hypothesis that International Marketing is likely to reduce poverty and increase international cooperation. by Michael R. Czinkota ( February 22, 2018, Washington DC, […]
US President Donald Trump has expressed support for arming teachers and ending gun-free zones near schools at a White House event on gun violence. He floated the proposal as survivors of last weeks Florida school shooting implored him to make sure it… Read More
Students of the SAITM private medical college at Malabe will be transferred to the medical faculty of Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, as per a decision taken yesterday (21) at a meeting chaired by president Maithripala Sirisena.
Accordingly, the present intake of around 1,000 SAITM students will be sent to the
Reports say that it is very likely that the Cabinet reshuffle will take place today (Feb.22). Government sources said that the basic preparations relevant to the reshuffle have been completed. Several discussions between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and… Read More
Reports say that it is very likely that the cabinet reshuffle will take place today(Feb.22). Government internal sources said that the basic preparations relevant to the reshuffle has been completed. Several discussions between the Sri Lanka Freedom… Read More
COLOMBO (News1st) – The Met Department predicts a slight change in the prevailing dry weather, in the coming days. Several spells of showers may occur in the Uva Province and in the Ampara and Hambantota Districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Galle, Matara and Ratnapura
COLOMBO (News1st) : The Right To Information Commission has received 101 appeals so far this year, following refusals from state institutions to provide certain information. Chairman of the commission, Piyatissa Ranasinghe said the commission received 356 appeals last year. He added that hearings are being conducted into all the appeals. The
The Department of Meteorology has issued a special weather bulletin, valid for the next 6 hours, for heavy rainfall and strong winds in the South-Eastern sea areas. MORE..
Pakistan s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, declaring that anyone disqualified from holding office cannot serve as head of a political party. MORE..
By Shyamon Jayasinghe –
“A lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
Much more than a storm in a tea cup! To a non-discerning person it all seemed like the final battle of the counter revolution. President Maithipala Sirisena, was up in smoke trying
COLOMBO (News1st): Police noted that investigations into the explosion that occurred in a bus in Kahagolla in Diyatalawa are continuing.A senior police official said the bus was engulfed in flames following an explosion. The government analyst confirmed this state following an inspection of the bus. Army Media Spokesperson, Brigadier Sumith
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of his party. Mr Sharif was ordered to step down as prime minister last year amid corruption allegations that he denies. The court ruled that his earlier dismissal from office made him ineligible to lead the PML-N. All
Colombo Telegraph learns that Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya and the President’s Secretary Austin Fernando had worked tirelessly to save the union between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), their efforts helping to avert a serious governance crisis following the rout of both
Brigadier Priyanka Fernando was removed as Minister Counselor (Defence) at the Sri Lankan mission in the UK and recalled to Sri Lanka following complaints over a threatening gesture he made at demonstrators outside the mission a few weeks ago.
Colombo Telegraph learns that the government had assured that this move
Neither confirming nor denying the speculations that UK-based Lyca Group is nearing a deal to purchase the ETI Group’s assets, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy told Mirror Business that the Central Bank is still processing an investment proposal submitted by the ETI directors.
Sri Lanka has failed to show significant improvement in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017, released by Transparency International, the global movement against corruption. The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Sri Lanka has moved up 4 places from 95th to
The country was facing a huge crisis with the amendments made to the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act on several grounds, including the implementation of the 25 percent quota for women, the Joint Opposition said today.
By Gamini Jayaweera –
As soon as Mr. Maithripala Sirisena became the President of Sri Lanka on 8th January 2015, an article titled “New President’s Vision – A Fantasy Or A Reality?” which was published in the Colombo Telegraph (CT) on 5th
By Lacille de Silva –
Lacille de Silva
The wrong people teach us best lessons. As a clever Nation, we had always used our ballot and chased wrong people away, when they nose-dived. Despite a few progressive steps taken, such as improved democratic space, MS/RW government is a good case
The government has decided to enroll the students of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the medical faculty of the Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU), Presidential Media Unit said today.
There was no campaign carried on, anywhere, in the North and East which talked of division of the country. We only talked about a solution that […]
Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu today categorically dismissed today’s explosion in a private bus in Diyatalawa as an act of terrorism.
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to send the current students of the SAITM medical faculty to the Kothelawala Defence University, the President’s Media Division said.
The decision had been made this evening, following a discussion with stakeholders of the issue, the PMD also added.
This comes in the wake of a protest
In the indictment plea in the Tamil Tigers’ trial, in Bellinzona, which lasted for almost two days, Swiss Attorney General Juliette Noto has requested that the 12 Tamils be found guilty of participating or supporting the LTTE.
A decision has been taken to transfer students of SAITM private medical faculty to the medical faculty of Kotelawala Defence University. Presidents Media Division said that the decision was reached during a meeting which was held under the patronage of… Read More
The contract for the construction of the third phase of Central Expressway from Pothuhera to Galagedera via Rambukkana had been awarded to the Japanese Taisei Corporation.
The blood donation in progress. Pic and text Sivam Packiyanathan, Battticaloa Special Corr.Tags: Print Edition
To replenish stocks of the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital blood bank, a campaign initiated by the Batticaloa District Secretariat requesting the public, staff, Tri-Forces, and Police to volunteer for blood donation, was held at
Assistant Education Director Mathuri Mayooran presenting a memento to former Akkaraipattu Zonal Education Office In-Service Advisor (Sinhala Subject) F. A. Inam Osen. Picture by I. L. M. RIZAN, Addalaichenai Central Corr.Tags: Print Edition
Former Akkaraipattu Zonal Education Office In-Service Advisor (Sinhala Subject) F. A. Inam Osen, was felicitated for
Most Ven. Girambe Ananda Anunayake Thera:Tags: Print Edition
Most Ven. Girambe Ananda Anunayake Thera of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya was a pious, erudite Buddhist monk who endeared himself to the people by standing for justice and fair play and by rendering a great socio-religious service to the country.