The Deputy leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Weerakumara Dissanayake and former National Organizer of the NFF Piyasiri Wijenayake obtained SLFP membership from President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE… …read more
Railway unions decided to continue with their union action, irrespective of the action taken by the government.
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam too held talks with the railways strikers to urge them to postpone the strike until the GCE O/Level examination starting tomorrow.
The Minister said the students sitting for the exam …read more
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said yesterday that he had a brief telephone conversation with President Maithripala Sirisena for the first time after years, and discussed the matters related to current political developments.
Ada Derana correspondents report that a resident of Nawagamuwa committed suicide after stabbing his wife and mother-in-law earlier today (11). MORE… …read more
Railway trade unions declared that they will continue their ongoing strike action during the Executive Central Committee meeting of the railway trade unions held today (11). MORE… …read more
Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader. Zanu-PF has appointed ex-vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mugabe two weeks ago.
The sacking of Mnangagwa had prompted an extraordinary chain of events as the military intervened to block Mugabe, 93, from installing his wife Grace in …read more
Four suspected members of the notorious criminal gang Aava Group have been arrested by police at Tellippalai, Jaffna. MORE.. …read more
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation’s streets.
A letter from Mugabe read out by the speaker of parliament said the decision was voluntary and he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power.
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Prince Harry is to marry his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.
Harry, fifth in line to the throne, will marry Ms Markle next spring and will live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London.
The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, secretly got engaged earlier this month.
In …read more
Sri Lanka interim coach Nic Pothas was all praise for pacer Suranga Lakmal, whose 4/13 in 10 overs went a long way in island nation’s first ODI win 13 matches as they beat India by seven wickets in series opener.
Pothas said Suranga is a world-class bowler who under good conditions …read more
Rohit Sharma rued India’s batting performance in their massive seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series at Dharamshala.
Indian batsmen came a cropper under pace-friendly conditions and Rohit agreed that the batting let the team down on a seamer-friendly wicket.
Speaking at a press conference, Rohit …read more
A contingent of SLFP members headed by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga arrived at the Gampaha District Secretariat earlier today (11) to submit the SLFP nominations for three Local Government institutions from Gampaha. MORE… …read more
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party has decided to contest alone for the 93 Local Government bodies that begin accepting nominations today.
Speaking to NewsRadio Minister of Labour WDJ Seneviratne said discussions are continuing with the Joint Opposition pertaining to the possibility of contesting the Local Government Election together in the remaining …read more
The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association says school children with railway season tickets will be allowed to travel in buses free of charge.
Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne speaking to NewsRadio said the decision was reached to ensure students sitting the 2017 GCE Ordinary Level Examination that commences tomorrow, do not face any …read more
The third reading of the ‘2018 Budget, Blue Green Enterprise Sri Lanka’ was passed in Parliament with a two thirds majority.
The 2018 Budget was passed with a majority 99 votes with 155 voting in favour and 56 voting against.
The third Budget of the good governance government was presented in Parliament …read more
The Sri Lankan debt strapped government might have an authority to raise up to Rs 800 billion (out of the statutory Budget borrowing limits) additional borrowings in next year under the provisions of the proposed new Fiscal Liability Management Act, a senior Treasury official told Ceylon FT.
“We were planning …read more
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) recently signed an agreement to provide Fiber To The Home (FTTH) infrastructure network facility, which is the world’s most reliable connectivity option for the Colombo City Centre (CCC) property.
This agreement will facilitate unprecedented download speeds of up to 1Gbps via Fibre Optics for the Colombo City …read more
The GMOA said today that it would not oppose the move to enroll SAITM students in the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Medical Faculty.
GMOA Assistant Secretary Naveen de Zoysa said it would be better to send them to KDU rather than setting up a separate institution in place …read more
The JVP intends introducing a ‘code of ethics’ to the candidates contesting the forthcoming Local Government Election from the party.
All candidates have been called for a summit to be held at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on the 17th at 9.00 a.m. where the candidates will give the oath to work …read more
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) appointed Dilshan Wirasekara as a Director of the CSE Board with effect from 21 November 2017. Wirasekara is an investment banker and Director/CEO of First Capital Holdings PLC. He is an experienced professional with a career spanning over 22 years, comprising diversified expertise in financial …read more
The court case filed against MP Wimal Weerawansa for causing a public nuisance while staging a protest against the arrival of prince Zeid Bin Ra ad al-Hussein in Sri Lanka was called at the Colombo Chief Magistrate s Court earlier today (11). MORE… …read more
In a turn of events, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said yesterday that it could intervene in the issue between the Railways Department and the striking trade unions in the event the actions taken by the authorities turn out to be a threat to the labour Rights of the …read more
The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) said it has added 650 more buses for daily operations to help commuters affected by the ongoing train strike.
The Deputy General Manager R.R.T Chandrasiri said that buses have been deployed within Colombo and outstations as well.
The SLTB said buses used for daily school services …read more
The railway strike will continue despite talks with the Minister of Education in relation to facilitating students who will be facing the GCE Ordinary Level Examination today, the Secretary of the Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers’ Union, Indika Dodangoda, said.
Speaking to Ceylon Today, he said that the Union had spoken …read more