COLOMBO (News 1st) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe attended the opening ceremony of a new three storey building at the Weliwitiya-Divithura Divisional Secretariat in the Galle District. A program was also held parallel to this, to distribute compensation for families affected by flooding and other disasters. Compensation was provided to ...
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday took serious exception to a top Buddhist monk urging former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to take over the country as a Hitler-type military dictator. President Sirisena said as a Buddhist he had the highest respect for the clergy, but could not agree...
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a senior North Korean official in Moscow on Thursday and invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia. Putin said the meeting could take place during the Eastern Economic Forum in the city of Vladivostok in September this year, or can be...
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 9:53 Postal workers to meet political parties 1,083Views The striking postal workers are planning to meet the representatives of the political parties to discuss their issues.A group of representatives from the unions will visit the party head offices to meet the political party members.  
COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena launched the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ Loan Scheme today. (June 22). It was launched as per a 2018 Budget Proposal with the aim of converting Sri Lanka into a haven for entrepreneurs. Under this program, entrepreneurs will be provided with three different loan schemes...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Government Medical Officers’ Association has commended the bill which was passed yesterday (June 20) to solve the SAITM issue. President of the GMOA Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya stated that the government has enforced the decision that they took regarding SAITM and that they put forward those...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The current economic situation in the country including its debt burden and income, was discussed in the Parliament today. (June 21)The discussion arose during the debate to approve several orders including the reduction in the annual license fee of bottling toddy. Minister of Finance and Mass...
Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. The Justice Ministry says in a statement that Sara Netanyahu stands accused of misusing public funds by fraudulently ordering hundreds of meals to the prime minister's official residence worth...
The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a "cesspool of political bias". The "hypocritical and self-serving" body "makes a mockery of human rights", said US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley. Formed in 2006, the Geneva-based council has been criticized for allowing countries with...
Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne says that the steps are being taken to conduct the Provincial Council Election in December under the preferential vote system. The Minister said this at the weekly Cabinet media briefing in response to a question posed by a journalist.
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