Police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a protest march by university students at Kollupitiya a short while ago.
Lotus Roundabout in Colombo has been closed to vehicular traffic by police.
The Supreme Court today issued notice on Lankaenews Editor Sandaruwan Senadheera to appear before court on March 3 over contempt of court charges.
Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development, said the decision on offering the Trincomalee port to India will be taken soon.
PeaceAir, an aviation company owned by Sri Lankan businessman Gamini Wettasinghe, is to announce a combined offer to the government: acquiring a major stake in SriLankan Airlines, Mihin Air and also offering to run and manage the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.
Following a request made by Universities the Biodiversity Cultural and National Heritage Protection Branch (BCNP) of Sri Lanka Customs is planning to organise an event to donate forfeited sea shells, corals, preserved butterfly frames and other bio diversity articles.
Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Mahinda Amaraweera will present a bill in Parliament to ban trawl fishing operations using mechanized boats within Sri Lankan territorial waters.
The Government is taking several measures to manage water supply facilities in view of the prevailing dry spell in the country.
The Government will take over a land in the Iranawila area in Puttalam that has been leased to the US Embassy in 1991.