US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year. Such devices enable a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute. Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had directed the …read more
Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, the defence attache of the Sri Lankan diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom, will return to Colombo for consultations, the Army said.
Military sources also added that there would be no inquiry against the senior military officer.
Defence Attaché Brigadier Priyanka Fernando repeatedly mimed slitting throat gestures to hundreds …read more
It’s fair to say Fergie’s jazzy, slowed-down version of the Star-Spangled Banner at Sunday’s NBA All-Star game wasn’t a hit with everyone. And now the US singer has apologised for her performance. The singer told TMZ: “I’ve always been honoured and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I …read more
The cabinet reshuffle due for today (21) has been put off by several days, most likely until next week, say political sources.
The president has agreed to continue with the ‘yahapaalana’ government, but attempts to remove Ranil Wickremesinghe from the premiership are still ongoing.
The president is due to receive on …read more
Lionel Messi’s first goal in nine Champions League games against Chelsea gave Barcelona a vital away goal as they rode their luck to earn a draw in this last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had subdued Messi and Willian had struck the woodwork twice in the first half before a …read more
The Army today insisted that the Diyatalawa incident was not terrorism related. A minor explosion and a fire destroyed a passenger bus travelling from Jaffna to Diyatalawa injuring 19 passengers this morning around 5.45 am while it was plying in the general area of Kahagolla, Diyatalawa. Reports claimed that after reaching …read more
Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since the Malaysian airliner vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations. MORE.. …read more
Nearly Rs. eight million had been spent to hold yesterday’s (20) parliament session that was due to take up the Central Bank bond issue for debate, but lasted a mere 40 minutes.
The MPs have to be paid the attendance allowance and costs for their meals, fuel consumption, electricity supply etc. …read more
The proposed Cabinet reshuffle will take place within the next 48 hours, informed government sources told Asian Mirror.
It will be the third reshuffle of the unity government’s Cabinet, since its ascension to power in September, 2017.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had told his party MPs that young ministers would get more …read more
The value of the Sri Lankan rupee has depreciated further.
According to the currency rates issued by the Central Bank yesterday (Feb. 20), the selling rate of a US dollar stood at Rs. 157.14 while the buying rate was Rs. 153.36.
Last week, the rupee against the US dollar stood …read more
The government has not taken any decision to increase the price of gas, said Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.
The minister made this statement during a press briefing held at the ministry yesterday (20).
He said although two gas companies had made the request to increase gas prices, the government had yet …read more
A Mahara Prison Assistant Superintendent is reported missing.
The Prison Headquarters had forwarded a letter stating that the said Assistant Superintendent had left his service and his official residence was taken back yesterday (20).
The said Assistant Superintendent had been applying for sick leave over the last month and had suddenly disappeared.
The …read more
The deadline, for the acceptance of applications for the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination 2018, was will terminate on February 23, the Department of Examinations stated.MORE… …read more
Reuters – Sri Lankan shares ended higher for a third straight day on Tuesday on hopes of political stability after the prime minister decided to stay in office and reshuffle his cabinet in the wake of a stinging loss in local elections for both parties in the ruling coalition.
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Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Minister Gayantha Karunatillake has been assigned to cover the duties of the Regional Development Ministry as Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is on a foreign visit.
The appointment was made by President Maithripala Sirisena.
Chairman of Wattegedara cooperative thrift and credit society, Nandasiri Vinodahewa, has been remanded until March 02 over an alleged fraud of Rs. 35 million.
He was produced before Nugegoda chief magistrate Y.R.B. Nelumdeniya under the public property act.
The lawyer for the accused told the court that the manager, not the chairman, …read more
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will make a special statement today (21) on the current political situation of the country.MORE… …read more
Elections Commission Mahinda Desapriya said the 25 per cent woman representation could not be maintained in at least ten local government bodies because of a lacuna in the Local Authorities’ Elections Act.
The 19 injured passengers in Diyatalawa bus incident include 7 from Army, 5 from Sri Lanka Air force and 7 civilians according to Military Spokesman.MORE… …read more