Legitimate child named 19th Amendment abused, says President

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the legitimate child, named the 19th Amendment, given birth by him has been abused.

The President recalled that in keeping with the pledge given to the people in this country through his election manifesto for January 08, 2015 Presidential Election and with the clean and pure determination, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was introduced and it was passed with the consent of 215 out of 225 Members of the Parliament.

Shammi Silva elected SLC President

Shammi Silva has been elected as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the year 2019/2021. (Latest Updates of SLC Election...)

The election commenced at 10.00 a.m. this morning (21) at the Ministry of Sports.

Reportedly, Shammi Silva has served as a Member of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in 2014.

Another issue for the Constitutional Council

Allegations have been levelled that the Constitutional Council which was established under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, has flouted paragraph 41(G) of that amendment.

According to that paragraph, a progress review report should be given to the President every three months.

Price of bag of cement goes up by Rs. 100

The price of a 50 kilogram bag of cement has been increased by Rs 100 from last Saturday (16).

According to a request made by INSEE Cement (Sanstha) and Tokyo Cement Companies from the Consumer Affairs Authority, the permission has been granted to increase the price.

Fruit imports from India suspended!

The National Plant Quarantine Service has temporarily suspended all fruit imports from India.

When contacted by Sri Lanka Mirror, the Additional Director of the National Plant Quarantine Service Dr. W.A.R.T Wickrama arachchi said the temporary suspension was imposed as India had failed since October last year, to adhere to the quality certification regulation imposed by the National Plant Quarantine Service when importing fruits to the country.

Youth arrested for posting offensive FB posts

A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly posting offensive Facebook posts which are harmful to the Pitigala Police Station and to the Sri Lanka Police Department, police said.

They said the suspect, Shammi Dushan Chathuranga, had posted these offensive posts using a fake account.

Sri Lankan Cricket can be re-established - Sangakkara

Cricket in Sri Lanka can be re-established, says the former Captain of Sri Lankan Cricket team Kumar Sangakkara.

Making a special statement to Ada Derana, the former Captain said the winning the first test match against South Africa is a great victory.

General election prior to PC elections !

The UNP leadership has focussed his attention on holding the Provincial Council election prior to the Presidential election, a party senior told.

Accordingly, he said the UNP leadership is in discussions regarding the presenting of a proposal to parliament to dissolve parliament by the middle of this year.

Sanath's biography released in India

ndia's Rupa Publishers have released a biography on Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya.

The book has been authored by Chandraseka Narayan, who has been a sports journalist for several Indian newspapers and presently a cricket commentator.

PM orders to expedited Palaly Airport project

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that the Palaly Airport Development Project in Jaffna should be completed without further delay.

He made this observation when he inspected the development activities at the airport yesterday (14). The Prime Minister also noted that all stakeholders need to work hand in hand to expedite the initiative.