Retired train engine drivers called for duty as strike continues

All retired train engine drivers have been called for duty as a railway strike continued today, the Government information department said. The Government said that retired railway guards, station masters and controllers have also been called for duty. Railway trade unions have been on strike since last week after talks …read more

Retired railway workers requested to report for work


Railway Additional General Manager, Vijaya Samarasinghe today requested retired engine drivers, railway guards, station masters and controllers to report for duty with immediate effect.

Retired workers who are willing to come back should report to Additional General Manager (Operations) 

Samarasinghe also ordered stationmasters, engine drivers and railway controllers working on contract basis …read more

Jacqueline almost confirms Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli’s wedding

In her excitement, actor Jacqueline Fernandez has, perhaps, helped solve the biggest mystery of entertainment world in the country whether or not actor Anushka Sharma is getting married to Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli this week. Ever since… Read More …read more

Waves flip-flops ‘make waves’ at SLIM Brand Excellence

~ Wins Merit Award for Innovative Brand of the Year

Waves, Sri Lanka’s only natural flip-flops, won the Merit Award for The Innovative Brand of the Year, for its novel concept Make your own Waves, at the recently concluded 16th SLIM Brand Excellence Awards.

Nominated from among 12 contestants in a highly …read more

Petroleum Ministry to probe incidents involving substandard fuel


The Ministry of Petroleum Resources says that steps have been taken to investigate the filling stations that issue substandard fuel. Secretary Upali Maarasinghe said that officers have been appointed at the ministry level. He also stated that the officers are working to rectify the shortcomings that exist in the filling …read more

Suranga Lakmal falls sick again!

Man-of-the-match of yesterdays Sri Lanka – India 1st ODI in Dharamsala, Suranga Lakmal had fallen sick after the match. He struggled during the 3rd Test in Delhi due to air pollution. Although he was not fully recovered by last morning (10),… Read More …read more

TNA confident of winning LG polls despite split

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it is confident of winning the Local Government (LG) elections in the North and East despite a major split in the alliance. TNA spokesman and Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said that three political parties will contest the LG elections together on behalf of the TNA …read more

Vacation Of Post Letters Of Railway Strikers To Be Issued Today: Measures Underway To Recruit New Staff

Vacation Of Post Letters Of Railway Strikers To Be Issued Today: Measures Underway To Recruit New Staff

Vacation of posts letters of the striking railway workers will be served today, highly placed sources within the Transport Ministry told Asian Mirror. 

They also added that the ministry would take quick measures to recruit new workers to the railway service to fill the vacancies. 

The new workers, according to ministry sources, …read more

Nearly 200 kg of ganja meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka seized

Nearly 200 kg of ganja, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka was on Monday seized from a car at Sundaramudayan near Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. The Police said that one suspect was arrested in this connection, the Press Trust of India reported. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police …read more

TELO, ITAK and PLOTE join with TNA for LG polls

The Tamil Ealam Liberation Organization (TELO) stated that all nominees for the Local Government election from the northern and eastern provinces will be represented by the house symbol or the symbol that will be used by the Tamil National Alliance. MORE… …read more

Central Province Minister M. Rameshwaran arrested

Four persons including Minister of Central Province M. Rameshwaran have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a supporter of Minister P. Digambaram. The incident had taken place at a funeral house in Samimalai, Maskeliya 3 days ago. The supporters… Read More …read more

India says loss to Sri Lanka an eye-opener

At 29 for 7, India were in danger of plummeting to the all-time lowest ODI total. While they managed to avoid the ignominy thanks to MS Dhoni’s stubbornness down the order, a total of 112 proved woefully inadequate even in bowling-friendly conditions; Sri Lanka chased it down with 29.2 overs to …read more

Retired Engine Drivers, Guards And Station Masters Asked To Report To Railway HQ With Immediate Effect

Retired Engine Drivers, Guards And Station Masters Asked To Report To Railway HQ With Immediate Effect

In a desperate bid to recommence train services in the face of a long-drawn trade union action, the government has now recalled retired engine drivers, railway guards, station masters and other workers, with immediate effect. 

They have been informed to report to the Railway headquarters in Colombo, as soon as possible. 

President …read more

Sri Lanka willing to source demand for oil derivatives from Iran

Sri Lanka is willing to source its demand for oil derivatives from Iran, Sri Lankan ambassador in Tehran said on Sunday, according to the Financial Tribune. “There is a lucrative market for oil products in Sri Lanka and the National Iranian Oil Company can play an active role in marketing …read more

Issuing of electronic passports sans tender, on who’s order?

Issuing of electronic passports sans tender, on who’s order?

Cabinet approval has been granted for a proposal presented by Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando to award the contract to supply the proposed digital passports to De La Rue Lanka Currency & Security Print (Pvt.) Ltd without calling for any tender.

According to government internal sources, the contract worth …read more

Accepting nominations for 93 Local government bodies begins


Accepting of nominations for 93 Local government bodies began today. The deadline for accepting nominations is 12 noon, December 14, the Elections Commission said.

The 93 Local Government bodies include seven Municipal Councils, 18 Urban Councils and 68 Pradeshiya Sabhas.

Monday, December 11, 2017 – 11:35

Sri Lanka participates in Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase in Washington D.C.

Sri Lanka participates in Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase in Washington D.C.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. took part in the Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase held on December 6 at the International Trade Center in Washington D.C.

Now in its sixth year, the Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase has proven to be a vibrant and successful platform for countries represented in …read more

Unilever, UNDP and UNGC Initiate Strategic PPP’s Around 2030 Agenda

Unilever Sri Lanka, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sri Lanka together announced the initiation of strategic public-private partnerships (PPPs) around the country’s key priorities related to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a media conference held on 7th December. …read more

Zigzag launches its Flagship Store in Colombo

Zigzag, the iconic online clothing brand loved by discerning fashion enthusiasts in Sri Lanka for its effortlessly cool & chic approach to style is set to open its first exclusive store in Colombo. Inclined towards relaxed casual wear, season after season Zigzag introduces an array of trendy and fashionable silhouettes …read more

Neither titles nor threats will sway our political allegiances – Jayantha

Deputy Leader of the National Freedom Front MP Jayantha Samaraweera stated that he will not abandon the political force that supports former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and that he cannot be swayed by high ranking political posts or threats on his life. MORE… …read more

Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election

Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, says the country’s main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year’s presidential election. He said only parties which took part in Sunday’s mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency. Leaders from the Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action parties boycotted …read more

Drug-related arrest made in Colpetty


A suspect who was transporting 5.7 kilogrammes of Kerala Ganja in a motor vehicle was arrested in Colpetty. According to the Police the suspected was nabbed after a vehicle check that took place following a tip-off received. The arrested suspect is a 22-year-old resident of Panadura

The post Drug-related …read more

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants. It released a number of fake profiles …read more

JVP nomination papers signed


The official signatures for the lists of candidates for the 93 councils for which nominations are received from today (11th) were placed at the head office of the JVP at Pelawatta yesterday (10th).
The General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva and Attorney at Law Sunil Watagala placed their signatures …read more

Bangladesh gets new Test captain for Sri Lanka series

Shakib Al Hasan has been named Bangladeshs new Test captain, starting with the upcoming Sri Lanka tour next month. Mahmudullah will take over the vice-captaincy from Tamim Iqbal while the BCB is yet to announce a new coach. Shakib takes over from Mushfiqur… Read More …read more