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Mangala Samaraweera appointed UNP Vice Chairman

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the United National Party (UNP). He has been appointed to the position with effect from April 26, 2018. In terms of Article 7.1(1) of the Party Constitution, he will also function as a member …

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Hema Nalin Karunaratne passes away

Popular television presenter, compere and journalist Hema Nalin Karunaratne has passed away at the age of 55. He has passed away at his home in Malabe, according to sources. With over 25 years of experience in the television industry serving in channels including Rupavahini and Swarnavahini, Karunaratne headed his own …

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A new Deputy Speaker to be appointed today

According to the Deputy Secretary General of Parliament Neil Iddawela, a MP will be appointed to the vacant Deputy Speaker post, at the parliament, today (05). Recently, MP Thilanga Sumathipala resigned from his post of Deputy Speaker, voting in the favor of the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. Iddawela …

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Some more sections of Bond Commission report expected

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that only a few sections of the Bond Commission report have been received and that he will table all the reports in the Parliament when he receives the remaining sections which have been requested. The Speaker informed this to the Parliament, a short while ago. The …

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Labrooy re-appointed Chairman of selectors

Sri Lanka Cricket named a new selectors panel for the national cricket team Monday after gambling allegations against the sport’s National Board President prompted government intervention. The Sports Ministry stepped in to manage the Sri Lanka Cricket Board last week, after an Appeals Court suspended elections for the presidency to …

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Split among postal strikers

Secretary of the Postal Trade Unions Alliance, H.K. Kariyawasam yesterday claimed their 48-hour strike had crippled the postal department.   The dispatch of parcels and letters to and from the Central Mail Exchange had come to a standstill, Kariyawasam said, adding that the strike would continue till midnight today and …

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Viral fever engulfing South claims 15th infant victim

Infant deaths due to the viral fever in the Southern province in recent weeks had risen to 15 by Sunday, health officials there revealed yesterday. The Medical Research Institute said that the Influenza A virus had caused the deaths. On Sunday night an infant undergoing treatment at the ICU of …

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New Chairman appointed to Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

The Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs announced the appointment of Mr. Dehan Seneviratne as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) with effect from today (June 4). A veteran in the marketing field, Mr. Seneviratne takes over as Chairman of SLTPB at a crucial juncture …

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Presidential Commission on SriLankan and Mihin commences evidence recording

The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate financial irregularities which had taken place at SriLankan airlines, SriLankan Catering (Pvt.) Limited and Mihin Lanka Airlines, commenced recording of evidence today. Commission’s Secretary, Ariyadasa Corey said a company registrar and an official were summoned before the commission to record statements this morning. He …

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