Sri Lankan Black Panther rediscovered

The Sri Lankan Black Panther, which was previously thought to be extinct has been found by the Department of Wildlife. A Black panther was previously reported from Mawuldeniya, Pitadeniya when it was found dead in a trap. Now, the Department of Wildlife has captured footage to ensure that the Sri Lankan Black Panther is not extinct […]

Ex-President & PM granted time to file objections

The Supreme Court today commenced hearing the fundamental rights petitions filed over the Easter Sunday attacks. The FR petitions were filed over the failure to prevent the coordinated terror attacks on churches and hotels which claimed the lives of hundreds on the 21st of April, despite the receipt of intelligence information, which they allege infringes […]

EU-funded demining project launched in Muhamalai

Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka – Denis Chaibi, visited the Northern Province from 15 to 17 January 2020. Ambassador Chaibi launched an EU-funded demining project implemented by HALO Sri Lanka during a visit to the Muhamalai minefield on 17 January 2020.  The EUR 2.5 million grant will support […]

Keheliya, fmr. SPC chairman released from court case

State Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and former State Printing Corporation Chairman Jayampathy Bandara have been released from the case where they faced charges of misappropriating state funds. The decision was announced today (20) by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne following an order issued by the Colombo High Court. The case was filed by the filed by […]

Releasing of industrial and domestic waste into waterways banned

Nine orders under the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act banning the release of industrial and domestic waste into waterways is scheduled to be presented to parliament tomorrow (21). These orders will prevent the threat to the protection of fish living species in local waters. Under these new regulations fishing with the use of a spear […]

Crucial meeting today to decide on UNP leadership

The UNP will hold a decisive meeting today (20) to resolve the leadership crisis within the party, it is reported. This meeting is scheduled to be held between party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. According to party internal sources, it is hoped that they would be able to come […]

Pujith, Hemasiri further remanded

Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (20) ordered to further hold former IGP Pujith Jayasundera and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando until February 03. IGP Jayasundera and Mr. Fernando were charged over their failure to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks by the Attorney General. Source link

Chinese virus : 139 new cases reported 

Chinese authorities have reported 139 new cases of a mysterious virus in two days, marking the first time that the infection has been confirmed in the country outside of Wuhan city. The new cases were identified in the cities of Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzhen. The total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 200, and three […]

Payments suspended due to sub-standard uniform materials for Foreign Employment Bureau

The uniform materials provided for the employees of the Foreign Employment Bureau is said to be substandard and as such the payment of around Rs. 30 million has been suspended, it is reported. Every year the employees of the Foreign Employment Bureau are provided uniform materials. Accordingly, females are provided six sarees and the males […]