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SC concludes hearing on President’s query on PC elections

SC concludes hearing on President’s query on PC elections

The Supreme Court yesterday concluded arguments put forward in respect of the reference application forwarded by President Maithripala Sirisena seeking an opinion regarding the holding Read more…

Central Bank surprises markets

Central Bank surprises markets

Sri Lanka’s central bank cut its key interest rates on Friday, in a surprise move to boost sluggish growth after the country’s tourism sector and Read more…

China expected to ratify extradition treaties with SL, Vietnam

China expected to ratify extradition treaties with SL, Vietnam

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in China is expected to ratify extradition treaties with Sri Lanka and Vietnam at its bi-monthly Read more…

Maithri-Karu discussion: Chandrika does not want Sajith: Change on 26th

Maithri-Karu discussion: Chandrika does not want Sajith: Change on 26th

wo parties are currently said to be in talks to organise a meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

It is reported that Read more…

Gazette issued calling upon armed forces to maintain public order island-wide

Gazette issued calling upon armed forces to maintain public order island-wide

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a Gazette Extraordinary calling upon the armed forces to maintain public order across the country.

The President issued the gazette Read more…

Supreme Court hears crucial submissions over elections tomorrow
22 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Supreme Court hears crucial submissions over elections tomorrow »

Will a Provincial Election be held in the maelstrom of a Presidential election?

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear oral and written Read more…

President’s office denies parts of statement by Pakistan HC
22 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

President’s office denies parts of statement by Pakistan HC »

President Maithripala Sirisena’s office has denied parts of a statement issued by the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo yesterday.

The President’s Media Division said that Read more…

Sri Lanka rupee falls for 4th session on foreign outflows
22 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka rupee falls for 4th session on foreign outflows »

The Sri Lankan rupee fell for the fourth straight session on Thursday, weighed down by foreign outflows from government securities and tracking other emerging currencies. Read more…

Emergency to be lifted in Sri Lanka next week?
22 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Emergency to be lifted in Sri Lanka next week? »

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister John Amaratunga says that he believes that the state of emergency, which has been in place in the country since the Read more…

PM urges party leaders to finalize draft constitution of Democratic National Front
22 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

PM urges party leaders to finalize draft constitution of Democratic National Front »

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (22) called on the party leaders of the United National Front to finalize the draft constitution of the Read more…

UPFA to talk with Gota: Mahinda Amaraweera
22 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

UPFA to talk with Gota: Mahinda Amaraweera »

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will hold talks with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the upcoming presidential Read more…

U.S. warns Sri Lanka on investment, military ties after army chief promotion
21 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

U.S. warns Sri Lanka on investment, military ties after army chief promotion »

A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Tuesday that Sri Lanka’s appointment of a war veteran accused of serious human rights violations as head Read more…

Sri Lanka secures 160 million USD loan from ADB to modernize railway system
21 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka secures 160 million USD loan from ADB to modernize railway system »

The Sri Lankan government has secured a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) amounting to 160 million U.S. dollars to modernize local railway operations Read more…

UNP given deadline to resolve issues – Champika
21 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

UNP given deadline to resolve issues – Champika »

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that all the issues that had existed with regard to the forming of the UNP-led alliance “Democratic National Front” had Read more…

Promotion of Navy officers charged in abduction of 11 Tamil youths is a regret for aggrieved parties, court told
21 Aug
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Promotion of Navy officers charged in abduction of 11 Tamil youths is a regret for aggrieved parties, court told »

Promotion of Sri Lanka Navy officers charged with the abduction and disappearance of 11 Tamil youths is a regret for the aggrieved parties expecting justice, Read more…