Final agreement has been reached to give a cabinet portfolio to UNP Assistant Leader and Colombo District MP Ravi Karunanayake. MP Karunanayake has informed the party’s politburo that President Maithripala Sirisena conveyed to him that the latter had no opposition in granting a cabinet position to him, party sources said. MP Karunanayake informed of the Read More
For the first time, two Sri Lankan undergraduate students participated in the 2016 Summer Student Programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the most prominent particle physics research institute in the world.
Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena is likely to reach Tirumala – the sacred abode of Lord Venkateswara on Saturday. According to a communiqué from the State government, the President is scheduled to reach the town at 8 p.m. on Saturday. After an overnight stay, the President and his entourage are likely to participate in the Read More
A SriLankan Airlines flight UL554 from Frankfurt to Colombo was delayed by 15 hours due to late arrival of a flight crew member, SriLankan Airlines sources said. The airline said it expects the flight to depart at 0400 UTC today once Frankfurt airport reopens after the scheduled night time closure. “Due to unavailability of a Read More
The Grade 5 Scholarship exam will be held tomorrow in 2959 examination centres throughout the country. Examinations Department sources said 350701 students would sit for this year’s test. The 45-minute first paper of the exam would begin at 9.30 am and the 75-minute second paper would begin at 10.45 am, the sources said.
Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of police Monday arrested the former President Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eldest son and Hambantota District United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa on suspicion of financial fraud. He was remanded by the Fort Additional Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne until August 22.