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WHO's 69th S/E Asian Regional Committee Session commences in Colombo


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says all
Sri Lankans including him have been privileged to enjoy the benefits of the free health service of the country. The premier who addressed the inauguration ceremony of the 69th South East Asian Regional Committee Session of the World Health Organization today, pointed out the life expectancy rate of the people has increased due to the developments in the health sector. It was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo this morning.


Suspension Bridge at Kelaniya to be constructed next year

The construction of the suspension bridge that will be built over the Kelani River will commence in February next year. The two kilometer bridge will be comprised of 6 lanes. The technology used by developed nations such as Japan will be utilized for the construction.


Indian PM emphasises the need of eliminating safe havens for economic offenders


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made it clear that effective financial governance requires to act against the corrupt and elimination of “safe havens” for economic offenders .
He also called on G20 members to break down the web of excessive banking secrecy.


Attack on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Malaysia


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed reports that Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Malaysia had been assaulted by a group of persons at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today, 4 September 2016.

The Government of Sri Lanka condemns this act of violence on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Malaysia, in the strongest terms.

The High Commissioner is receiving medical attention.


The President promises to create a country free from communal conflicts and dead burden.

The President said as the 4th leader of the SLFP, Mahinda Rajapaksa won the war with the support of many stakeholders.


Prime Minister Ranil Wicremasinghe states that a series of factories will be setup in many parts of the country.

Prime Minister Ranil Wicremasinghe states that a series of factories will be setup in many parts of the country. The industries will be introduced from Kandy to Colombo and Hambantota and Wellawaya.


The President says SLFP will contest the local government election under the emblem of hand during the first half of next year.

President Maithripala Sirisena states that the SLFP is a political party with huge caliber and proud history.


General Secretary of the SLFP Minister Duminda Dissanayake says the SLFP is steering joining hands with other political parties.

He added that many social movements have joined with the SLFP in addition to Pancha Maha Balawegaya that was prevailing during the S.W.R.D Bandaranaike era. He added that the party leadership is bringing the party forward while ironing out weaknesses of the party. He emphasized that the SLFP has the right leader at present.


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