Dec 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ajith P Perera says the government needs to appoint a parliamentary select committee (PSC) to investigate the Norochcholai coal power plant that has broken down in over 20 occasions since its installation in 2011.
Dec 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for South Africa tomorrow pay respects to the former South African President Nelson Mandela, the Government Information Department said.
Dec 09, Colombo: Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake of Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), has called on the government to provide a detailed response on the transfer of 23 police officers of the Police Organized Crimes Division following a raid on an illegal gaming center in Colombo.
Dec 09, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is considering to amend the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission Act of 1996 in order to suit the current trends and to further secure the human rights of the people.
Dec 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as its Monetary Board is of the view that the monetary policy decisions implemented throughout 2013 are timely and appropriate.
Dec 09, Colombo: Trade unions affiliated to Sri Lanka's petroleum sector have warned that the price of 92 Octane petrol that is to be imported from January next year will be increased after a few months despite assurances given by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga briefed Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka on current developments.
Dec 08, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has introduced an education system that recognizes the students for their aptitude more than their ability to score at exams, the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena has said.
Dec 08, Colombo: Following the discovery of huge stocks of milk powder hidden in warehouses, Sri Lanka's consumer protection agency, Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) warned to take stern legal action against the hoarders.
Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament on Saturday has approved a motion of condolence from the President, the Government, the Parliament and from the people over the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Dec 07, Colombo: A senior leader of Sri Lanka's of main opposition United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has called on the government to form an all-party process to defeat moves against the country at the next UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions.
Dec 07, Colombo: At an event attended by government and development partners in Moneragala on Friday (December 06), Sri Lanka's Speaker of Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa launched the country's first-ever Multi-sectoral Action Plan on Nutrition.
Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's petroleum authority, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) announced that it will import 92 Octane petrol to replace 90 Octane petrol that are currently sold in the local market.
Dec 07, Washington, DC: The United States Friday reiterating its call for the Sri Lankan government to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee report said it is concerned by the continuing reprisals against human rights defenders.
Dec 06, Colombo: Yasushi Akashi, the representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka is to arrive in the island on Sunday for a six-day official visit.
Dec 06, Colombo: A women's organization in Sri Lanka has objected to the slashing of funds allocated in the 2014 Budget for the welfare of women and children in the country and addressing their problems.
Dec 06, Colombo: Education Minister of Sri Lanka Bandula Gunawardena says the government's investment promotion agency, Board of Investment (BoI) will not entertain registration of new private schools in future.
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has questioned the massive tax concessions granted to a casino project in Colombo by Australian gaming tycoon James Packer without parliamentary approval.
Dec 06, Colombo: The highest tribute the Commonwealth can pay to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela is to preserve the values of democracy, diversity and unity, the Commonwealth Chair in Office Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today in a message to the South African President Jacob Zuma.
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said former South African President Nelson Mandela inspired the South African people with patriotism by courageously leading them to achieve independence with ethnic harmony.
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new leftist Front Line Socialist Party (FLSP), a splinter party of main Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), announced that the party would hold a massive protest and a conference on Tuesday, December 10 to demand the government to release the two missing activists of the organization.
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa recognized the best professionals in Sri Lanka's construction industry at the Mahabhimani 2013 Awards Festival held today at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Dec 05, Colombo: India's central government will not show any sympathy towards Sri Lanka and it will continue to pressure the Sri Lankan government on India's concerns, an Indian government minister has said.
Dec 05, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army said the recent allegation by a French charity that Sri Lankan security forces killed 17 of its aid workers in 2006, without providing the evidence they claimed to have, is a move to bring an independent international investigation against Sri Lanka.
Dec 04, Colombo: The special representative of the United Nations in Geneva on the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who is in Sri Lanka on a fact finding mission, has been impressed with Sri Lanka's overall progress made in the resettlement of IDPs in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, the government said.
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today appointed the Deputy Solicitor General of the Attorney General's Department President Counsel Buwaneka Aluwihare as a Judge of the Supreme Court. He was sworn in by the President at the Temple Trees this afternoon.
Dec 04, Colombo: A new hospital constructed with the support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Pallai division of Kilinochchi in Northern Sri Lanka was inaugurated Tuesday.