Sri Lanka Brodcasting Corporation


Last updateWed, 18 Oct 2017 8pm

Local News

The JVP says that people should not view the new constitution through an eye of nationalism.

The JVP says that the people should not look into the new constitution through an eye of nationalism. Addressing a media briefing in Colombo JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi said that his party has handed over 9 amendments to the interim report tabled in the parliament now. He further said that JVP opinion will express at the parliamentary debate which is scheduled to be held in days to come.

Civil society appreciate the Mahanayaka of Malwathu Chapter who says the new constitution does not breach the unity of the country.

The civil society appreciate the opinion of the Mahanayaka thera of Malwathu Chapter on constitution that helps power sharing. A group of representatives from Purawesi Balaya and National Movement for Just Society met the Mahanayaka thera yesterday. Mr. Gamini Viyangoda representing the civil societies said that when the certain section of Buddhist clergy expresses views unacceptable to the main political stream, it is appreciable that Mahanayaka thera of Malwathu Chapter agrees with the proposed constitutional recommendations.

The Prime Minister will conduct an official tour of Finland.

Prime Minster Ranil Wickremasinghe is due to conduct an official tour of Finland on the 9th of this month. The objective of this tour is to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries  and create new links in the fields of  trade, industry and economic affairs. The premier is due to conduct bilateral discussions with Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, at Helsinki.

It has been noted that the newly formed “Lotus Bud” party has no future after Mahinda Rajapakse.

General secretary of the SLFP  minister Duminda Dissanayake states  that after Mahinda Rajapakse, there will be no future for the newly formed “Lotus Bud” party. He expressed these comments at a rally held in Anuradhapura. He further states that to gain victory at an election it is not an individual, but the party that needs to be strong.

The court grants permission to investigate 14 bank accounts of 3 individuals in connection to the Krish transaction.

Colombo Fort Magistrate and Additional District Judge Lanka Jayarathne granted permission yesterday to conduct investigations into 14 bank accounts of 3 individuals including Nimal Perera, in connection with an alleged misappropriation of funds that had taken place in the renting out of 7 acres of land, for the Krish Square, at Colombo Fort. The FCID had sought permission from the Court to investigate into 14 bank accounts held under the names of Nimal Perera, Kishin Bhutani and Nanda Jayadeva Lokuvithana.

This investigation is carried out upon a complaint made to the IGP by the “Voice against Corruption Organization”, citing that an alleged misappropriation of funds amounting to 70 million rupees, has taken place.

A special parliamentary session to mark 70 years of parliamentary democracy in Sri Lanka.

The special parliamentary session to mark 70 years of parliamentary democracy in Sri Lanka began this afternoon. President Maithripala Sirisena also participated in this session. He was welcomed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and speaker Karu Jayasooriya. Speakers of parliaments representing the SAARC region together with many foreign dignitaries were present at this meeting.


The Premier states that a political solution is needed for the national issue.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe states that in the past seven decades Sri Lanka was unable to attain developed status. Due to the 30 year long war certain objective remained unfulfilled. In order to bring about prosperity to the country a political solution needs to be provided to the national issue.

It has been emphasized that refugees are granted temporarily stay, in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2005.

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe states that certain individuals are voicing distorted views with regard to the Rohingya refugees in order to gain petty political mileage. Speaking at a news briefing held at the SLFP headquarters today, he pointed out that these various distorted versions of the story cause anger and result in unrest among the general public.
He further stated that over the years, 728 individuals who arrived from about 10 countries as refugees are residing in the country. According to a memorandum of understanding that was signed in 2005 this group has been given permission to reside in the country, temporarily. They are under the care of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Refugees who arrived in the island on previous occasions were repatriated. This set of Refugees will also be managed in the same way. He added that the law will be enforced against those who display extremist behaviour.

The President declared open a luxury super highway information exchange center based on South Asian regional digital technology.

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open a luxury super highway information exchange center based on South Asian regional digital technology.


A special meeting will be held at the Parliament to mark 70 years completion of establishing the Sri Lanka parliament democracy.

A special parliamentary session will be held today to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the First Parliament of Democracy in Sri Lanka. All arrangements have been made to hold a debate in this session according to a proposal made by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition of Parliament, Speaker of the House Karu Jayasuriya said.


Foreign News