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President doesn’t object to Pada Yathra

President Maithripala Sirisena has told the SLFP MPs of the Joint Opposition that he has nothing against the Pada Yathra being organised by the Joint Opposition against the government.

He said so when he met a group of SLFP parliamentarians of the Joint Opposition at President's residence in Colombo last evening.


FUTA issues ultimatum to govt over grievances

The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) has informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in writing that it would resort to trade union action if the government fails to solve university teachers’ problems within two w...

Nothing done for the people during Rajapaksa’s ten-year rule – Hashim


Public Enterprises Development Minister Kabir Hashim on Sunday said that Paada Yaathras staged by corrupt ethanol dealers would not be able to topple the government.

Addressing a ceremony at Aranayake to lay the foundation stone ...

University non-academic staff strike from tomorrow

KANDY: Non-academic workers of all universities will launch an indefinite strike from tomorrow.

Joint Presidents of the University Trade Union Joint Committee (UTUJC) told a media conference yesterday in Kandy that about 13,000 members of the ...

Japan – Lanka economic policy dialogue today

Japan and Sri Lanka will hold Consultations on National Development Cooperation and the Economic Policy Dialogue today at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo. These two meetings will be held as a follow up to the visit to Japan by Prime Minister Ranil ...

Minister Mustapha eyes bare lands in Colombo


Immediate steps would be taken to develop bare lands in Colombo, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha said yesterday.

After conducting an inspection tour of several places in Colombo including the public market at...

CPC fuel delivery from port disrupted again

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade unions claim disruptions to the delivery of crude oil from the Colombo Port to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) storage facility in Sapugaskanda yesterday were due to the poor quality of the pipeline....

CA extends travel ban on KP


The Court of Appeal yesterday extended till Oct. 26, a travel ban imposed on Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, the ex-international financial controller of the LTTE.

JVP MP Vijitha Herath has filed a writ application in the court requesti...

Arjuna bans using SLPA workers for political work


Party politics of trade unions within the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) would be banned under his administration, Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga said yesterday.

Addressing the media at the ministry auditorium, Minister Ran...

High Court issues notice on AG

Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyathilake yesterday issued notice on the respondent Attorney General returnable on Sept. 8, 2016.

 This notice is pertaining to the bail application filed by former retired DIG Anura Senanayake, w...

Iran agrees to provide fuel testing lab to Lanka


The Iranian government has agreed to provide a fully equipped petroleum fuel testing laboratory facility to Sri Lanka.

This was revealed at a meeting between Sri Lanka Science, Technology and Research Minister Susil Premajayantha and Iranian A...



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