The Sri Lanka-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Association (SLPPFA) condoned the stance taken by President Donald Trump in his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. MORE… …read more
A last round of talks between the SLFP and the joint opposition last Friday on contesting the local government polls has ended in failure.
Therefore, the SLFP-led UPFA has decided to contest under its ‘betel leaf’ symbol, while the JO will field candidates under the ‘flower bud’ symbol of Sri Lanka …read more
The Elections Commission stated that nominations for 93 Local Government institutions will be called from today (11). MORE… …read more
MEP MP for Digamadulla district Sriyani Wijewickrama of the joint opposition yesterday (10) met president Maithripala Sirisena and extended her support to him.
Meeting the president at President’s House, she said she would join with his programme and engage in political activities.
Leaders of affiliate parties, including the MEP, say her leaving …read more
The Constitutional Council is set to convene this morning at the Parliament. Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera will present the Draft Excise Bill to amend the Excise Ordinance in Parliament this morning.
The post Constitutional Council to convene shortly appeared first on Sri Lanka …read more
Police have found a body of a 20-year-old young girl from a house in Nedunkeni. The Oddusuddan Police said she had died by hanging. Police said the reason for her death was unclear. So the police are treating this death as a suspicious one. The body was… <a class="colorbox" href="http://www.hirunews.lk/178082/girl-dies-in-suspicious-circumstances-vavuniya" …read more
The Railway Department states that nearly 20 trains to be used by office goers have been added to the service today for the convenience of the commuters. The General Manager S.M Abeywickrama said that the trains will run along the upcountry, coastal and Kelani railway lines covering all the main …read more
Sri Lanka is willing to source its demand for oil derivatives from Iran, Sri Lankan ambassador in Tehran said on Sunday. MORE.. …read more
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, expressing his views on the rising number of elephant killings in Sri Lanka said, the government was taking no action to reverse this trend.
“It’s unfathomable that this many elephants in #SriLanka have been killed this year. The Gov. was quick to arrest even …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.
The discussions between railway trade unions and President’s Secretary Austin Fernando ended without a concrete decision last night.
The discussions were held at the residence of the President’s Secretary and the trade unions said they would continue with the union action.
The main demand of the railway unions is to resolve their …read more
Sri Lankan Ambassador to Iran Sharif Anis voiced his country’s willingness to broaden mutual cooperation with Tehran, specially in the energy sector.
“Sri Lanka is interested in buying Iran’s oil products,” the Sri Lankan ambassador said.
Anis reiterated that Iran and Sri Lanka enjoy long-lasting experience in political, economic and …read more
The UPFA Digamadulla MP Sriyani Wijewickrama who represented the joint opposition pledged her support to President Maithripala Sirisena today.
Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said there had to be a strong mechanism involving many parties to expedite the battle against bribery and corruption.
“There are challenges that we need to overcome. I am aware that the patience of the public – especially the ones who have voted for the …read more
All Ceylon Muslim Congress, led by Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, former Muslim Congress General Secretary Hassan Ali and former deputy Minister Basheer Segu Dawood have formed a new alliance, the United People Alliance, for the Local Government election.
“This is a turning point in Sri Lanka’s Muslim political history. The …read more
By W.A Wijewardena –
Dwindling exports are Sri Lanka’s main constraint to prosperity
A pressing economic problem faced by the present Government, and any government that would come to power in the future, is the dwindling export earnings. They have been falling in relation to both the size of the economy, known …read more
Joint Opposition Parliamentarian Sriyani Wijewickrama has joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party group supporting President Maithripala Sirisena.
Wijewickreama got elected to Parliament on the UPFA ticket representing the Digamadulla district.
Sources close to the President said Wijewickrama will support the SLFP at the forthcoming Local Government elections.
They also added that a few …read more
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[මෙම ලිපි මාලාවේ අටවන කොටස දෙසැම්බර් මස 7 වන බ්රහස්පතින්දා පළ කොට ඇත.]
වෙනම රාජ්යයක් සඳහා වූ ඉල්ලීම කරන ලද්දේ තමන්ගේම ජනතාව මර්දනය කර සූරාකෑමේ “සිය ඉපැරණි පුරුද්ද” වෙත ආපසු යන්නට යි; ත්රස්තවාදය ඉස්මතු වීම මෙම බොරු ප්රචාරක කටයුතු වල ප්රතිඵලයක් විය; ඔව්හු දිගටම …read more
By Lionel Bopage –
[Part 8 of this series was published on Thursday, the 7th of December 2017]
Dr Godahewa says: Demand for a separate state was to go back to “their age-old practice” of suppressing and exploiting their own people; emergence of terrorism was a result …read more
By Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka –
On Friday the 8th of December, 8 of the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting. It was called by Bolivia, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, UK and Uruguay, in response to President Trump’s …read more
CABINET TO DISCUSS MATTER TOMORROWUNIONS ADAMANT TO CONTINUE STRIKERailway commuters were greatly inconvenienced when the train strike went on for the third consecutive day. Commuters were seen trying to board any available train which would take them close to their destination as possible. Packed to the brim, commuters Tags:
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The world’s largest and emptiest pool in Hambantota could become a world class port bringing prosperity and development to the country, Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said in Parliament on Saturday.
“This is with the joint venture PPP partnership with the China Merchant Port Holdings (CMPH) …read more
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Slum dwellers will be given 20,000 new houses in the Colombo Municipal area under the first stage of the housing development programme, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
Middle class people will be granted housing loans at low interest rates for a five year …read more
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The steps taken by the government to reduce the prices of several essential drugs by breaking the back of the drug mafia is highly commendable, Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddartha Sumangala Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter said.
“The measures taken on the initiative of the Health Minister …read more