Visas for Myanmar nationals, not for Rohingya refugees: SL.
Rejecting reports that Sri Lanka had suspended on arrival visas for Myanmar travellers, the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka said today that it would continue to issue visas for Myanmar nationals as usual, but not for Rohingya refugees.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules referendum needed to approve 20th Amendment.
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum is needed in addition to a two-third majority vote in parliament to approve the 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill which sought to hold elections to all nine provincial councils on the same day.
Colombo, Sep 19 The Sri Lanka Cricket board on Thursday announced a new five-member selection committee led by their former pacer Graeme Labrooy. "Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the newly appointed panel of Selectors as ratified by the Minister of Sport, Hon.
Sri Lanka Tests: Pakistan fit and raring to go, says batting coach Flower.
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Sri LankaÃ¢Â€Â™s former army chief denied visa to attend UN due to allegations of war crimes during civil war.
Sri Lanka’s former army chief Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved war crime allegations against the military. The wartime general, who is now minister of regional development, said he was due to travel to New York this week, but he was the ...
Asia would not have become a powerful region today and would not emerge as a stronger one in the future if President J R Jayewardene did not open up Sri Lanka’s economy and set the course for the region to become what it is today, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
Sri Lanka President to address 72nd UN General Assembly today
Sept 19, Colombo: The General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to commence Tuesday, 19th September at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the theme "Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet ".
Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle in Rs. 2 million worth palladium metal
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested an individual at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake this morning for attempting to illegally bring palladium metal worth nearly Rs. 2 million.
Proactive public participation urged to prevent dengue as more women die of the disease in Sri Lanka
Sept 18, Colombo: Director of the National Dengue Prevention Unit, Dr. Hasitha Tissera urged the public to participate in government's dengue prevention efforts as more women have died of the mosquito-borne disease this year leaving behind children and families.
SriLankan Airlines partners with Booking.com to provide passengers a one-stop travel solution
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines has entered into a partnership with Booking.com, the world's largest accommodation website, providing airline passengers the convenience of booking accommodations online along with their flight tickets on the SriLankan Airlines website www.srilankan.com, ...
Acting Chief Medical officer of Welikada Prison removed from post
Sept 18, Colombo: health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today directed the Director General of Health Services to remove the acting Chief Medical Officer of the Welikada Prison hospital Dr. N. Thenuwara from her post.
Sept 18, Colombo: The talks held this evening with the Minister of Labor W. D.J. Seneviratne on finding a solution to the ongoing strike by the Ceylon Electricity Board WorkersÂ’ Union have not been successful and the union has decided to continue the strike further.
During the Champions Trophy in England this June, when Virat Kohli opined that Hardik Pandya could go on to become one of the most accomplished Indian cricketers of all time, it seemed like a very bold proclamation.And during India's tour of Sri Lanka when Kohli stated the 23-year-old all-rounder has the potential to become ...
Court recalls arrest warrant against MP Weerakumara Dissanayake
Sept 18, Colombo: The Colombo Magistrate's Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of parliamentarian Weerakumara Dissanayake, who has been named as a suspect for participating in an agitation in Colombo against a top UN official's visit.
Colombo Additional Magistrate Chanima Wijebandara today noticed National Freedom Front member Weerakumara Dissanayake to appear in courts for obstructing the Bauddhaloka Mawatha and the Havelock Road during a protest campaign on February 6, 2016.
Flexible working hours from today at government offices in Battaramulla
Sept 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government's pilot project to introduce flexible working hours for the public sector currently serving in government offices situated in Battaramulla area begins from today. The project is launched as a solution to the traffic congestion in Colombo
Advantis projects leverage expertise to improve Sri Lanka's national transport infrastructure
Sept 18, Colombo: Transportation has always played an important role in the prosperity of a nation. As Sri Lanka takes its first steps onto the world stage with a focus on ambitious economic goals, a solid transportation infrastructure will continue to be key.
Sri Lankan President arrives in New York to take part in UN General Assembly 72 session
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena who left Colombo yesterday for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Monday morning.
Business Chamber congratulates Finance Ministry on passing new Inland Revenue Bill
Sept 18, Colombo: The premier business chamber of Sri Lanka, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce congratulated the Ministry of Finance on the successful passing in Parliament of a new Inland Revenue Bill that aims to modernize and streamline Sri Lanka's income tax system.
Bumrah moves to 2nd spot in T20I rankings for bowlers
Dubai, Sep 17 India's paceman Jasprit Bumrah on Sunday jumped a place to the second spot in the rankings for bowlers in Twenty20 International cricket. Bumrah, who picked up 1/38 during the one-off T20I against Sri Lanka on September 6, leapfrogged South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir. Bumrah has 737 rating points.
Sri Lanka Navy Ships Sayura and Sagara return home on completion of successful naval exercise
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessels, SLNS Sayura and Sagara which left Trincomalee earlier this month for India to participate in the joint maritime naval exercise with the Indian Navy, have returned after completion of successful naval exercise.
Sri Lanka Army personnel on standby to continue electricity supply affected by strike
Sept 17, Colombo: Army spokesman Major General Roshan Seneviratne said that 765 Army personnel are prepared to supply electricity to the consumers affected by the strike launched by employees of the state-owned power supply monopoly Ceylon Electricity Board .
CEB employees to continue strike, unaffected by government calls
Sept 17, Colombo: The Ceylon Electricity Board employees who are engaged in a continuous strike demanding the government to resolve salary anomalies, will continue the strike despite the government's warnings, Ceylon Electricity Board Employees Union said.
Sri Lanka ban former player Chamara Silva for misconduct
Former Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva has been banned for two years from all cricket-related activities for misconduct and violating Ã¢Â€Â˜spirit of the gameÃ¢Â€Â™ during a domestic match, the countryÃ¢Â€Â™s cricket board said on Sunday.
Western Province SLFP candidates enlightened on the party's future activities
Sept 17, Colombo: Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party , President Maithripala Sirisena has presided over the inaugural session of the program to enlighten the SLFP candidates of the Western Province contesting the local government elections. The meeting has taken place at the SLFP headquarters yesterday.