Sources from the Archeological Department say the military is involved in forcibly acquiring lands belonging to ancient temples and places of religious worship in the East.
A plan is underway to gradually push the Milco Company towards privatization pointing out the inefficient administration and lack of facilities, company sources said.
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to bring to the attention of the Sri Lankan public that we have learned about the massive frauds relating to tampering with land titles and also other frauds by the misusing the criminal justice process by way of fabrication of charges.
Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the only credible representative of Tamil people in north Sri Lanka, has offered the top post in the Eastern Province to the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), to form governments.
Sri Lanka is banking on cricket to repair the damage to its blood-stained image after the brutal end to a 37-year ethnic war as it stages the biggest tournament in the nation's post-independence history.
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has given 1,500 acres near the Yala sanctuary to the head of LOLC, Ishara Nanayakkara to plant Albesia, this is used as a raw material to generate thermal power.
Minister Gamini Lokuge says that it was Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s treacherous acts that had resulted in the governing party’s failure to secure a majority in the Eastern Province to set up the provincial council.
In the last 34 years natural disasters have killed more than 37,000 Sri Lankans. As recently as November 2010, heavy monsoon rains triggered devastating floods in parts of the country, affecting close to 1.2 million people (319,451 families). Thousands of families lost their livelihoods.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has urged Canada to drop its threat to boycott the group's summit in Sri Lanka next year over war crimes allegations.
SLFP Secretary, Minister Maithripala Sirisena has been engaged in a cold war with former North Central Province Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake over the post of chief ministering the province.
The United Nations has singled out 16 nations for cracking down on critics, saying most of those countries’ governments are going unpunished for their acts of reprisal.
In the name of keeping the security tight in the former war zones, the government of Sri Lanka “is systematically Sinhalising the traditional fishing livelihood of the war-ravaged Tamils in the northern Jaffna and north-eastern Mullaitivu districts”, a top political party leader has said.
Great to be back in Sri Lanka. I have had a wide-ranging and productive series of meetings with political leaders, business community leaders and members of civil society. Before I go further, let me take the opportunity to welcome the arrival of our new Ambassador Michele Sison.
In an incongruous turn of events the Colombo Stock Exchange has become the third best performing stock market in the world, over the last month, according to reports in the state media and broadcasters affiliated to business tycoons under scrutiny by independent securities regulators.