• Ranjan’s seat has become vacant: AG informs Parliament Secretary General - January 18, 2021

    The Attorney General has advised the Secretary General of Parliament that Ranjan Ramanayake’s seat in parliament has become vacant in view of his conviction and sentence for Contempt of Court, the AG’s Coordinating Officer Nishara Jayaratne said.

  • Special audit report on petroleum storage & distribution before COPE tomorrow - January 18, 2021

    The special audit report on the storage and distribution of petroleum in Sri Lanka will be taken up for discussion during the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) meeting tomorrow, COPE Chairman Prof. Charitha Herath said. Accordingly, he said several officials of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation are scheduled to appear before[…]

  • COVID-19 death toll increases to 270 as six more deaths reported - January 18, 2021

    The COVID-19 death toll in the country increased to 270 today as six more deaths were reported, the Government Information Department said. A 63-year-old female from Colombo 03, an 80-year-old male from Colombo 15 and a 75-year-old male from Modara were among the COVID victims reported today. Meanwhile, a 65-year-old[…]

  • ECT shares given to India as a ransom out of fear: JJB - January 18, 2021

    Jathika Jana balawegaya (JJB) member Tilvin Silva today said the government has decided to handover 49 per cent of East Container Terminal (ECT) shares to India out of fear as a ransom. Speaking at a forum held at Public Library in Colombo, Mr. Silva said Sri Lanka will not receive[…]

  • Eight employees at Health Ministry test positive for COVID - January 18, 2021

    Eight employees at the Ministry of Health tested positive for COVID-19 while 77 of their close contacts have been placed under quarantine, the ministry said.

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