UNP confident of meeting JO challenge

July 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm

By Shamindra Ferdinando

The UNP says there is absolutely no threat to government stability in spite of various speculative reports and statements attributed to Joint Opposition spokesmen.

NPC praises President for …..

July 23, 2017 at 4:37 pm

setting up Office of Missing Persons

The National Peace Council (NPC) has praised President Maithripala Sirisena for taking tangible measures to set up the Office of Missing Persons (OMP). The NPC said that the move would restore civil society faith in the government.

Pakistani who went to India via SL arrested

July 23, 2017 at 4:36 pm

A 65-year-old Pakistan national has been arrested on charges including drug-peddling, the PTI quoted the police as having said on Sunday.

President condemns killing, calls for measures to protect judges

July 23, 2017 at 4:34 pm


President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned the killing of a police sergeant and promised action to protect judges.

Dy Minister lobbying Health Ministry to pay one particular supplier

July 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

By Chaminda Silva


Secretary to the Ministry of Health Janaka Sugathadasa has instructed Director of the Medical Supplies Division Lal Panapitiya not to give priority to any supplier when settling their dues amounting to millions of rupees but to adhere to the usual payment procedure.

GMOA takes tough stand over attempted abduction of medical student activist

July 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm


A special central committee meeting of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday decided to resort to severe trade union action demanding immediate action from the government with regard to attempted white van abduction of a medical student activist.

Anunayake Thera urges probe into Araly Point blast

July 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm


By Cyril Wimalasurendre

Ruwan echoes Wijeyadasa’s criticism of UN official

July 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm

… rules out special status for DKP et al


By Shamindra Ferdinando

Bond commission serves summons on……

July 23, 2017 at 4:22 pm

former Finance Minister

By Shamindra Ferdinando

The Presidential Commission probing alleged Central Bank bond scams in Feb. 2015 and March 2016 has summoned former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, MP, to appear before it early this week.

Water cannon used to crush student protest

July 23, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Doctors threaten strike

Riot police last evening used water cannon to disperse a group of university students engaged in a Satyagraha at the Lipton Circus. They also arrested 13 protesters who were running for cover.

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