Aug 24, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed the court today that the former Colombo Judicial medical officer Prof. Ananda Samarasekara could be taken into custody in relation to the investigations into the Wasim Thajudeen murder case.
Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy’s new commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah, who assume duties on Tuesday, says the Navy uniform is not a license to kill, steal or commit any other crime and no one will be pardoned if someone within the Navy is found guilty of any crime even if the person is a war hero.
Aug 23, Colombo: The indirect taxes would be reduced from 80 to 60 percent when the new Inland Revenue Act comes into force, thereby reducing the burden on the public, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today (23rd Aug.).
Aug 23, Colombo: The CSE Toastmasters Club celebrated the achievements of its second Toastmaster year and made appointments of new members and office bearers at the Club’s 3rd Installation Ceremony, which was recently held at the CSE.
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunications service provider, Dialog Axiata PLC announced that it had successfully demonstrated 5G (Generation) Technology for the first time in South Asia paving the way for next generation wireless connectivity with speeds in excess of 35 Gbps (Gigabits Per Second).
Aug 22, Colombo: The Deputy Chairman of the North Central Provincial Council, a powerful member of the Joint Opposition Jayantha Marasinghe met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat Wednesday and expressed his interest to support the President’s program, President’s Media Division said.
Aug 22, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lankaâ€™s Central Bank, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, has promoted Assistant Governor C J P Siriwardana to the post of Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, with effect from 19th August.
Aug 21, Colombo: LAUGFS Gas PLC and Standard Chartered launched one of the first private sector financing facilities in Sri Lanka, on Friday, supported by China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure) for the 30,000 MT LAUGFS Import and Export Terminal at Hambantota.
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration says 27 Indian fishermen who had arrived in the island from India on tourist visas and engaged in employment in Jaffna, were arrested for violating their visa conditions.
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) and Sri Lanka Police in a combined raid conducted island-wide throughout Friday (18, Aug) arrested 777 Army personnel who are Absent Without Leave (AWOL) or having deserted their posts in respective formations around the country.
Aug 19, Colombo: Government parliamentarians and ministers say that the joint opposition which demands an election within three months would not have been thrown into the streets had they worked for the well-being of the general public when they were holding power.
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police headquarters announced in a statement that eight Senior Superintendents (SSPs) of Police have been promoted to the post of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police by the Police Commission.
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Affairs Minister President’s Counsel Thilak Marapana said that further measures will be taken to rectify the island nation’s image in the international community and Sri Lanka’s overseas missions will be directed to achieve the goal.
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday laid the foundation for a waste-based electricity plant which generates electricity from garbage at the Karadiyana Waste Management Facility in Piliyandala.