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GMOA threatens indefinite strike

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warmed that it would be compelled to resort to an indefinite strike if the government did not submit to courts its proposed solution to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) issue. Read More...

New Finance Minister sees country's private sector as vanguard of growth


The country at the time of the change of government in 2015 was like the Meethotamulla garbage dump, Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament yesterday.

Moving seven resolutions under the Appropriation Act for debat...

Govt. direct police OICs to tackle rabble rousers


The Cabinet of Ministers has directed officers in charge of police stations to deal with anti-social elements engaged in causing ethno-religious tensions.

Co-Cabinet spokesman Parliament Affairs and Lands Minister Gayantha Karunathilake, addre...

Children among 22 killed in UK blast

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP : Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and dozens injured when a man detonated a bomb at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain’s deadliest ...

CID ordered to probe attack on PNB personnel in Piliyandala


The CID had been called in to probe the recent underworld attack on a team of Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers at Piliyandala and a report would be submitted to Parliament, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake said ...

PSC to probe malpractices in purchasing buildings for two Sri Lanka embassies

A Parliament Select Committee (PSC)has been appointed to investigate and report on the alleged malpractices in purchasing offices for the Sri Lankan Embassy in Brazil and for the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York.


Racism biggest threat to country - PM


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the biggest threat to the country was racism as well as extreme religious ideologies.

Addressing members of the National Youth Services Council at Temple Trees, the PM said that police ...

PM proposes meeting of party leaders on delayed LG polls

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday that he would discuss the proposed election reforms with all party leaders and inform the Cabinet of their position within one week.

The Prime Minister said so in response to a que...

Disciplinary action against SLFP rebels

General Secretary of the SLFP Duminda Dissanayake said yesterday that the Central Committee of the SLFP had decided to take disciplinary action against party MPs and Provincial Council members responsible for breach of discipline.


‘True picture of CM Isura’s foreign jaunts hidden from parliament’


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament yesterday that party leaders should discuss the issue of provincial councils not sending information requested by Parliament and decide on remedial action.

The PM said so when there was...

Govt. to prevent mosquito breeding in abandoned boats


The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry has taken steps to destroy or cover old and discarded boats and canoes and fishing gear so that water will not collect in them facilitating mosquito breeding.

In addition, abandoned fish...

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