Monday, 26th January 2015   by Huang Haimin COLOMBO, (Xinhua) — People in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo have praised the 1.4 billion-U.S.-dollar port city project which is funded by China on the Indian Ocean island. “As the general public, we believe the port city construction project will promote our country’s economy, create jobs and […]

Friday, 30th January 2015 Presentation to Parliament of a Nineteenth Amendment, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment and re-instating the Seventeen Amendment, a basic constitutional measure relating to independent commissions, has been declared to be a core element of the current 100 day Parliamentary programme. It is, therefore, important to reflect on some of the more serious […]

Wednesday, 28th January 2015 By Web DeskIslamabad ISLAMABAD: The government of Sri Lanka on Wednesday extended humanitarian relief assistance for the temporary displaced persons (TDPs) of North Waziristan Agency and has donated 14 cartons of Ceylon tea to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). On behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, the relief was handed […]

Friday, 30th January 2015 01. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Honourable Speaker, exactly 21 days ago, on 8 January 2015, the people of the country voted for a change in favour of Honourable President Maithripala Sirisena. They gave a clear mandate emphasising that they desperately need a change. A change that goes far beyond party politics and individual […]

Friday, 30th January 2015 Special expression of solidarity and sympathy with all victims of the 26-year-long civil war as per LLRC recommendation By Dharisha Bastians Six years after the end of the war, the Sri Lankan Government will mark Independence Day on 4 February with a special Statement of Peace at the ceremony, in a […]

Friday, 30th January 2015 Maithripala-Ranil interim Govt. taxes the rich and vice to give sweeping relief for poor Gets generous with highest ever pay hike for public servants in two phases; urges private sector follow suit; PAYE threshold upped  Mini-Budget gets ‘100-day revolution’ populist tag and covers poorest of the poor, farmers, pensioners, migrant workers, […]

Friday, 30th January 2015 Margie Mason Karunawathie isn’t hungry for breakfast. She rarely is these days, but she forces herself to choke down a few bites of rice, dried fish and a simple coconut mix. The doctors say it’s better to have something in her stomach before the four-hour dialysis treatments. She’s going for her […]

Friday, 30th January 2015 Jayantha Dhanapala, Senior Advisor on Foreign Affairs to the President visited Geneva from January 27 to 29. He met the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein, President of the Human Rights Council Joachim Rucker, as well as all members of the Human Rights Council in Groups. Characterizing his […]

Friday, 30th January 2015 Foreign Minister Samaraweera visits Brussels Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera concluded a two day official visit to Brussels yesterday. Foreign Minister Samaraweera met Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders and members of the European Parliament. He also held talks with the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs […]

Wednesday, 28th January 2015 COLOMBO, Jan. 28 (Xinhua)- Sri Lanka’s tea industry has achieved an all-time high export performance both in volume and value recording 1.6 billion U.S. dollars in earnings for 2014, tea brokers said in a short statement on Wednesday. Ceylon Tea Brokers noted that cumulative Sri Lanka tea exports for 2014 recorded […]