Colombo (News 1st) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam are to go ahead with the controversial Tab distribution program among A-level students. The tender process which was awarded to a Sri Lankan company is embroiled in controversy. The tender document which has a through...
A discussion between the SLFP Group of 16 and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is scheduled to be held at Podujana Peramuna head office at Battaramulla at 4 pm today (Jun 28). This will be the first official discussion to be held between the two groups. Former minister, Basil Rajapaksa will...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The British Council, in partnership with the Lanka Social Venture organization and the UN’s ESCAP, together released a report titled “State of Social Enterprises in Sri Lanka”. This report offers an elaborate understanding of the state of affairs in the country while also offering steps that...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The accuracy of economic data with regard to the growth of the country is now being questioned by many activists. Convenor of the Voice Against Corruption Wasantha Samarasinghe appearing on the Newsline Program on Tuesday (June 27th) pointed out that the data regarding the growth...
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Interpol will take former Ambassador Udayanga Weerathunga into custody and hand him over to the country’s authorities in accordance with measures taken by the government. Weerathunga, who is on an international police warrant on charges of monetary misconduct involving the MIG fighter jet...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Tuesday’s (June 26th) newspapers reported that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had made a statement that fugitive Udayanga Weeratunge, the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, will return to the country in a few days. The Mawbima newspaper reported that the former President had noted that a...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The proposal to present smart tabs to school children was presented to the cabinet of ministers once again on Tuesday (June 26). The cabinet convened under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena, following the meeting several Ministers expressed their views. According to Minister Sarath Fonseka, an...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division today (June 25) to provide a statement over the charge that he misused state funds in constructing the D.A. Rajapaksa museum. While a case has already been filed in this regard with the...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Convening a media briefing today, Vice President of the Sri Lankan Freedom Party Dilan Perera explained the stance of the “SLFP 16” ( the group that defected from the Government) The member of Parliament stated that as a group that they do not plan to sit...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – A meeting of district representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna was held in Ampara today. (June 24) The function was organized under the theme “the celebration of victory”. Former SLFP Eastern Provincial Councilor T. M. Jayasena stated that he hopes Basil Rajapaksa would contest the...
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