Proposals submitted by the Agricultural Ministry and the Plantations Industries Ministry for the re-introduction of glyphosate on the plantations will be taken up next week by the cabinet, Plantations Minister Navin Dissanayake said at a media briefing in Colombo today (Wednesday).
The Joint Opposition (JO) has handed over a No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in Parliament a short while ago.
Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne today denied that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) had been abolished by President Maithripala Sirisena, but hinted that its power had been reduced.
President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a three day official visit to Pakistan from March 22 to 24 to attend the National Day of Pakistan at the invitation of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
A minimum of a Rs 100,000 fine has been proposed to the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Act for Non declaration of assets and liabilities.
Police have launched investigations to arrest a knife-wielding robber who escaped with nearly Rs.
A police constable attached to the Tangalle Police station has been shot and injured in Kataragama this morning (21).
President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated Russian President Viladimir Putin on his landslide victory at recently concluded Presidential Election, his office said.
Prices of cigarettes in Sri Lanka are the highest in the Asia Pacific region and the second highest in the world with the island rapidly turning into a cigarette smugglers ‘paradise’.
The Sri Lankan government should announce a time-bound plan to carry out its pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council since October 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.
#SDGDataLK, Sri Lanka’s First National Symposium on Data for the SDGs, was inaugurated today morning with the presence of the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliament Select Committee for the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Thilanga Sumpathipala, and the UN Resident Coordinator a.