Political parties and trade unions have made arrangements to hold 18 rallies and 17 parades island-wide to mark the 130th Labor Day.
President Sirisena in his May Day address said a firm determination is needed to fulfill the aspirations of the people.
Chief Minister of Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran said that the long-sought federal system in the North and the East to devolve power will not lead to the division of the country.
President Maithripala Sirisena discussed with medical experts from Cuba and El Salvador regarding launching of a trilateral cooperation for eradication of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu).
Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara who assumed duties as the 34th Inspector General of Police (IGP) called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence today.
Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka's new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war.
About 1,000 Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by the Coast Guard in the last five years on charges of illegally entering and fishing in Indian waters, a senior official said on Thursday.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces except Northern and Eastern provinces, after 2.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached agreement with the Sri Lanka government for a US$1.