210 at Welikada prison test negative for Covid-19

PCR tests conducted on 300 samples obtained from inmates and officers at the Welikada Prison confirms that 210 of them had not contracted the novel coronavirus.

The Department of Prisons said the remaining test results will be released today (08).

Voice cut of 'Wele Suda' & PNB revealed!

An audio clip of a conversation between former Narcotics officer PC Jeewaka Aruna Perera and drug dealer Samantha Kumara alias 'Wele Suda' has been tabled before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry yesterday (06).

SJB a cat’s paw of communal political parties-PM

Issuing a statement the Prime Minister said;

The leader of the newly formed Samagi Jana Balawegaya was the UNP presidential candidate in 2019. The manifesto that Sajith Premadasa issued for the presidential election titled in Sinhala ‘Sri Lankawe idirigamanata seemawak netha, ekwa gamana yamu’ had a chapter titled ‘Janathawage Vyawasthawa’ on pages 15-16 which contained the following proposals. 

Probe on World Cup final suspended !

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Sports Ministry suspends investigations into alleged claims of match fixing at the 2011 Cricket World Cup final between Sri Lanka and India.

The SIU says that there is lack of evidence to support Mahindananda Aluthgamage's allegations.

Colombo Port trade unions call off strike after talks with PM

Trade unions of the Colombo Port have decided to call off their strike action following a meeting held with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Trade union leaders said they decided to call off the strike as solutions were provided to their issues during the meeting with the Prime Minister.

Committee to look into power bill irregularities

A four-member committee has been appointed to make recommendations on providing relief to irregularities in electricity bills issued during the three-month lockdown period.

The committee was appointed by Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.

It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say.

Mahaweli ‘F’ Zone declared sustainable development area for organic agriculture

The Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Mahaweli “F” Zone has been declared as a sustainable development area for organic agriculture by Mahaweli, Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development Minister Chamal Rajapaksa.

President permits conducting tuition classes for 500 students per group

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to several proposals put forward by the representatives of All Island Professional Educators’ Association pertaining to issues connected with recommencing tuition classes.

Foreign powers interfered in 2015 Prez polls - PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (28) claimed that foreign powers interfered in the 2015 Presidential election.

Mentioning a series of incidents that has happened since the Good Governance government swept into power in 2015, he said, "If the yahapalana cabal had won the 2019 presidential election, they would have implemented all this and finished off Sri Lanka. We need a very strong mandate at this election to conclusively defeat these conspiracies.