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Officials insists US diplomat did not refuse PCR test

Officials insists US diplomat did not refuse PCR test

Officials today insisted that an American diplomat had not refused to undergo a PCR test at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

Chairman of the Airport Read more…

Sri Lanka plans to allow tourists from August, no mandatory quarantine

Sri Lanka plans to allow tourists from August, no mandatory quarantine

Sri Lanka is planning to allow tourists to visit the island without a mandatory two week quarantine from August 01, but periodic testing during their Read more…

Curfew duration to be reduced from Saturday

Curfew duration to be reduced from Saturday

The curfew in all districts of the country will be in effect only from 11 pm to 4 am from Saturday, the President’s Office said Read more…

Sinhala Only Bill an act passed in the Parliament of Ceylon in 1956 June 05

Sinhala Only Bill an act passed in the Parliament of Ceylon in 1956 June 05

On June 5,1956, when the “Sinhala only” bill was introduced in parliament, The Tamil Federal Party members led by chelvanayakam organized a non-violent Satyagraha protest Read more…

NEC issues Extraordinary Gazette on media guidelines for the General Election

NEC issues Extraordinary Gazette on media guidelines for the General Election

The National Election Commission on Wednesday (June 3), issued an extraordinary gazette, containing 36 media guidelines for the upcoming General Election.

The gazette states that Read more…

Sri Lanka President appoints a Presidential Task Force to build a secure country
3 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka President appoints a Presidential Task Force to build a secure country »

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a 13- member Presidential Task Force headed by the Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne to build Read more…

JVP hopeful for election nine to 11 weeks after pandemic declared under control
3 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

JVP hopeful for election nine to 11 weeks after pandemic declared under control »

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is hopeful that Sri Lanka’s National Election Commission (NEC) will announce a suitable date for the upcoming election set between Read more…

Sri Lanka’s economy hit by coronavirus; decline in earnings from tourism, remittances – CBSL
3 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka’s economy hit by coronavirus; decline in earnings from tourism, remittances – CBSL »

The unprecedented crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has severely dented Sri Lanka’s economy, causing a steep fall in the earnings from tourism, remittances and Read more…

Thursday 4th June declared a public holiday
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Thursday 4th June declared a public holiday »

The Government has declared Thursday 4th June a public holiday, the Government information department said today.

Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Read more…

2018 arrest warrant on Zahran: TID failed to inform Police
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

2018 arrest warrant on Zahran: TID failed to inform Police »

Despite issuance of open warrants in 2018 for the arrest of Zahran Hashim, leader of the National Tawheed Jama’at (NTJ) and mastermind behind the bombings Read more…

China will never allow foreign intervention in The internal affairs of Sri Lanka
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

China will never allow foreign intervention in The internal affairs of Sri Lanka »

While Sri Lanka and China support each other in matters of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence, China has stated that it will never allow foreign Read more…

NEC to meet tomorrow to decide on a fresh date for the General Election
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

NEC to meet tomorrow to decide on a fresh date for the General Election »

The National Election Commission will meet on Wednesday to decide on a fresh date for the General Election, the Chairman of the NEC Mahinda Deshapriya Read more…

Printing ballot paper for General Elections commences
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Printing ballot paper for General Elections commences »

The printing of 17 million ballot papers for the General Elections commenced today, Government Printer Gangani Liyanage said.

She said the typesetting and other preparations Read more…

SC dismisses FR petitions challenging election date
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

SC dismisses FR petitions challenging election date »

The Supreme Court has refused to grant leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights petitions filed challenging the date set by the Elections Commission for Read more…

Sri Lanka backs China on Hong Kong issue
1 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka backs China on Hong Kong issue »

Sri Lanka has expressed support to China on the Hong Kong issue after China continued to face mounting criticism over a planned security law for Read more…