In Local News     Dec 15, 2017        2
Amendments will be introduced to the Penal Code shortly to make marital rape a crime and a punishable offence and cabinet approval has been granted to a proposal made in this respect by Justice and Foreign Employment Minister Talatha Atukorale....
In Local News     Dec 15, 2017        2
Russia will place temporary restrictions on imports of all agricultural products from Sri Lanka, including tea, from Dec. 18, the Russian agricultural safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Thursday, according to the Reuters news agency. The...
In Local News     Dec 15, 2017        2
India expects Sri Lanka to be mindful of its “security concerns and sensitivities”, the external affairs ministry said on Thursday while reacting to the Sri Lankan government handing over the Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease last week....
In Local News     Dec 15, 2017        7
The Government Surveyor’s Association has launched a protest today against handing over the contry's mapping to an American firm. Chairman of the Association Dumidu Udagoda told News 24 that the strike will be staged to protest the contract...
In Local News     Dec 15, 2017        2
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna said it would seek legal consultations to reverse the decision not for all but for some of the nominations submitted for local government polls that were rejected yesterday. Nominations from the Sri Lanka Podujana...
In Local News     Dec 14, 2017        3
The Indian Oil Company (IOC) imported a stock of 14,000 metric tonnes of substandard aviation fuel into the country on Monday (11), the Petroleum Trade Union Alliance claimed yesterday. According to Alliance spokesman Bandula Saman Kumara the oil-...
In Local News     Dec 14, 2017        2
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday urged President Maitripala Sirisena not to implement the Cabinet proposal on the minimum standards for medical education until the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) would announce its...
In Local News     Dec 14, 2017        1
President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed new Secretaries to six ministries, the President’s Media Division said.  Secretary to the Minister of Law & Order and Prison Reforms, Mr. Jagath P Wijeweera, has been appointed as the Secretary to the...
In Local News     Dec 14, 2017        2
Election monitoring watchdogs say the opposition is conspiring to postpone the upcoming local government elections. The Executive Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections or CAFFE Keerthi Tennakoon informed us that as Samurdhi Officials...