Windy and showery conditions are expected to continue over the island today, the Met Department stated.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi,invited Sri Lanka to be an important stakeholder in the policy making process of the UNHCR, expressing hope that Sri Lanka’s proactive role would contribute significantly to the work of the UNHCR drawing upon the country’s positive experiences and insights, Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in Geneva said.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are due to visit the residence of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07 today (17) to record a statement from him over the 2008 abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr.
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A new prison police unit will be established within the Prisons Department following the recent dissolution of the Prison intelligence Unit, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Atukorala said.
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed heartfelt condolences over the passing away of former three time Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpaee in a private hospital in New Delhi today evening.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka recently entered into a partnership agreement with the Government of the United Kingdom to extend support for Sustainable Resettlement of recently released lands in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, a statement from the UN agency said.
The Finance Ministry has decided to conduct training programs for all new entrepreneurs, district wise, along with the Central Bank officials on how to develop a business plan prior to applying for a loan and to continue assisting them through the loan process.
During the Second Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Oman Bilateral Consultations, held on Wednesday in Colombo at senior officials’ level, an agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Sultanate of Oman was signed by the leaders of the respective delegations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
A mother and her four year old son were found dead in a dometic well in Mankulam, Vavuniya yesterday, police said.
Four train services that operated on a daily basis from Colombo to Talaimannar and Talaimannar to Colombo will be restricted to Medawachchiya for a period of three months due to necessary maintenance services, Sri Lanka Railways department announced today.