There were tense scenes at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation's (CPC) oil instalation in Kolonnawa throughout today as the army and police moved into take control of the instalation from CPC workers who were on strike.
There is a strict prohibition from using the Hambantota port property or surrounding areas in any activities of military nature whatsoever, whether in land, air or in sea, offshore, or offshore within the territory of Sri Lanka, according to the draft of the agreement tabled in Parliament today.
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union's top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers.
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The Gazette notification declaring as an essential public service work in the petroleum sector was presented to Parliament today by Chief Government whip Minister Gayantha karunatillake.
Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe tabled the new Public-Private Partnership agreement for the Hambantota Port to Parliament today.
Parliament was suspended a short while ago by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya after heated exchanges between government and joint opposition group MPs over the ongoing strike by workers of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).
Fifteen fuel bowsers have already been dispatched from the Kolonnawa fuel distribution terminal with the intervention of the security forces, Military Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said.
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, has been further remanded until November 16 by Batticaloa magistrate.
President Maithripala Sirisena, congratulating the newly elected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his willingness to work closely with the new Indian President to further develop and strengthen excellent bilateral relations and cooperation which exists between the two countriesm, Presidential Secretariat said.
A key eyewitness into the alleged Welikada Prison massacre in November, 2012 has made a complaint to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that his life is in danger following an attempt by a senior railway engineer to transfer him.