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  • Dry weather condition in Eastern and Uva provinces is expected to change from today (26). Showers expected in several provinces
    on 26 February 2024 at 1:46 AM

    Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 26 February 2024 by the Department of Meteorology The prevailing dry weather condition in Eastern and Uva provinces is expected to temporarily change from today (26th). Showers will occur at times in Eastern and Uva provinces and Nuwara-Eliya, Matale and Polonnaruwa districts.  Showers or thundershowers may occur at

  • Chinese contractor obtaining Port City sand for Colombo harbour projects unlawfully: FSP
    on 26 February 2024 at 12:06 AM

    Front-line Socialist Party (FSP) spokesperson Pubudu Jagoda yesterday (25) alleged that the Wickremesinghe-Rajapaksa government had allowed China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to obtain sand unlawfully from the Port City project for the construction of the East and Jaya Container in the Colombo Port. Addressing the media at the FSP office in Colombo, Jagoda claimed that

  • CBSL denies 70% pay hike
    on 26 February 2024 at 12:05 AM

    … seeks opportunity to tell Parliament its side of story  No salary increases for Central Bank workers until 2027 Trade unions, etc., agreed to pay hikes by Shamindra Ferdinando The Governing Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), embroiled in an ongoing controversy over recent salary hikes granted to its employees, has sought

  • Wijeyadasa: Presidential election will be held in 2024
    on 26 February 2024 at 12:04 AM

    Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, over the weekend assured that presidential election scheduled for later this year would be held.This assurance was given at a meeting held at the Batticaloa Divisional Secretariat on Saturday (24). Referring to his role and that of several unnamed others during the unprecedented 2022 crisis, Minister Rajapakse said that

  • India, Maldives and Sri Lanka conclude ‘Dosti-16’
    on 26 February 2024 at 12:00 AM

    Highlighting the importance of “collaboration and interoperability” among the coast guards personnel of the Maldives, India and Sri Lanka, Maldivian Defence Minister Mohamed Ghassan Maumoon said the trilateral exercise ‘Dosti’ will unite the troika to address “shared maritime security concerns through collaboration, according to online PTI report dated Feb 25th. Maumoon was speaking at an

  • Sajith reveals he is proud father of baby girl
    on 26 February 2024 at 12:00 AM

    SJB and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa on Saturday (24) announced that he was father of a baby girl. His wife, Jalani, too, was present at the meeting. Premadasa made the announcement at a public gathering at Kandy, where he explained the measures he intended to take for the benefit of Sri Lankan women after the

  • Prez countermands Immig. & Emig. Controller’s directive to Russian and Ukrainian tourists
    on 26 February 2024 at 12:00 AM

    President Ranil Wickremesinghe had ordered an investigation into a notification issued to Russian and Ukrainian tourists, without prior Cabinet approval, that they had to leave the country within 14 days, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said on Sunday (25). The PMD said the Sri Lankan government had not officially decided to revoke the visa extensions

  • Darley Road rumpus over election of women’s wing office-bearers
    on 26 February 2024 at 12:00 AM

    SLFP leader Maithripala Sirisena, MP, was compelled to put off election of office-bearers of the party women’s organisation, indefinitely, on Saturday (24), due to opposition from a section of those present at the Darley Road party headquarters, sources said. According to sources, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera and State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna pointed out that the election

  • NAM means you can make independent decisions: Sabry
    on 26 February 2024 at 12:00 AM

    Foreign Minister Ali Sabry PC has said that in the emerging multipolar world, countries like Sri Lanka cannot afford to take sides and must be open to working with anyone. Minister Sabry made these observations when he delivered the opening address at the 3rd ‘LKI Foreign Policy Forum’, held on the theme ‘Reassessing Non-Alignment in a Polarised


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