Flat rate for solar power producers

The Power and Energy Ministry will soon introduce a flat rate for all solar power producers in the country, while removing the maximum capacity limitations introduced under the “Battle for Solar Power”... Read more »

Rajapaksa says PSC has no authority to pose questions on dress code circular

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed disapproval regarding the manner in which the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) questioned the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs. Speaking at a... Read more »

Intimidating free nations is not acceptable – President

President Maithripala Sirisena has called on Asian countries not to allow outside powers to suppress the power of Asia. Addressing the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures... Read more »

Woman who was arrested for wearing a dress with ship’s wheel files FR petition

A woman who was arrested for wearing a garment portraying a ship’s wheel or helm has filed a fundamental rights petition against her unlawful arrest. Abdul Rahim Mazaina, a Kolongoda resident had filed... Read more »

Parliament approves increasing traffic fines to Rs 25,000

The Parliament has approved the amended Bill increasing the fine imposed for 7 types of traffic offences to Rs 25,000. Motor Traffic (Amendment) Bill was taken up for debate during yesterday’s parliamentary... Read more »

UNP’s presidential candidate will be one from Ranil-Karu-Sajith!

The UNP’s candidate for the upcoming presidential election will be selected from Ranil Wickremesinghe, Karu Jayasuriya and Sajith Premadasa trio, says UNP MP Hesha Withanage. The parliamentarian stated this speaking to the... Read more »

UK lifts travel advisory on Sri Lanka

The UK is no longer advising British travellers and tourists against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The UK High Commission in Colombo said that the UK has kept its travel... Read more »

Student counsellors to be appointed this month – Education Minister

Student counsellors will be appointed across all national and provincial schools this month, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said. The Education Minister said that 2,000 counsellors will receive their appointments and would be... Read more »

Ornella Karunanayake appears before the CID

Ornella Karunanayake, the daughter of Minister Ravi Karunanayake, appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (Jun 06). She had arrived before the CID to submit bank details and finanial accounts on... Read more »

Case against MP Ranatunga and his wife fixed for August

The case filed against Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife will be taken up for hearing on August 1, the Colombo High Court announced today (Jun 6). Three witnesses in the case... Read more »