The following article based on the speech as prepared for delivery by Arun Kumar, Chairman and CEO of KPMG India at Sri Lanka Economic Summit. by Arun Kumar ( September 13, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) It is a great honour for me to be with you, and as always, a...
Colombo (News1st): The Fisheries Department has launched an investigation into the death of four Fishermen after a Merchant Vessel and Fishing Trawler collided at sea approximately 30 nautical miles off the Galle Lighthouse. The Search and Rescue Division of the Fisheries Department stated that investigations are currently underway and...
Colombo (News1st): An individual was killed and another was injured in an accident in Bendiwewa, Polonnaruwa this morning (September 13). The accident took place when a lorry plying from Colombo to Kalmunai veered off the road and crashed into a tree. The deceased is the 49-year-old driver of the lorry....
Colombo (News1st): The Ministry of Education has decided to increase the value of the vouchers given to students to purchase uniforms. Secretary to the Ministry of Education Thissa Hewavitharane, said the decision was reached following an islandwide survey. Currently, school uniform vouchers are issued at Rs. 550, Rs. 800,...
Colombo (News1st): A fire erupted in a two-story house along Park Street, Colombo 02 around 6 AM today (September 13). According to a spokesperson for the Fire Department, it has dispatched three vehicles to the site. The second floor of the building was seriously damaged. The department noted that...
Colombo (News1st): A wildfire that erupted at the Yakdehi forest reserve in Hiniduma last evening (September 12) was doused early this morning (September 13), Police said. Approximately five acres of the forest reserve was destroyed by the blaze. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. Hiniduma Police...
Colombo (News 1st) – Heavy traffic has been reported around Townhall, Colombo 07 due to a protest march launched by the Inter University Students’ Federation, more commonly known as “anthare”. Police stated that there is also heavy traffic around the Borella Cemetery roundabout to Bauddhaloka Mawatha, as there is another...
The Government has refuted claims that it had settled foreign nationals and foreign families in several parts of the country. In a statement, the Government Information Department stated that there was no truth in claims made by members of the Northern... Read More
Development Officers attached to various ministries, departments and provincial councils have launched a one day strike. The strike action is launched against the failure of the authorities to provide a suitable working environment, and salary anomalies.  Read More
The military has organised a special programme to provide drinking water to areas affected by drought in Kilinochchi. Accordingly, water is being distributed from the Kilinochchi Security Force Headquarters. Around 350 families have been provided drinking... Read More
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