The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island /ANN ) - With the possibility of Provincial Council polls being held prior to the next Presidential Election, the ruling United National Party ( UNP ) said yesterday, that there was no hurry to select its Presidential candidate at this stage.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Foreign Secretary says Sri Lanka keen to ensure freedom of navigation and lines of communication in the Indian Ocean Peace Zone. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Executive Director at the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections emphasises importance of campaign finance reforms in ensuring free and fair presidential election.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - CEB suffers losses exceeding US$ 561 million due to subsidising of electricity. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The US government expresses concern over appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva as Army Commander due to allegations of gross human rights violations against him.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka’s per capita income increased by between 50 per cent and 100 per cent due to government's prudent economic policies says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

COLOMBO ( The Island /ANN ) - Huge losses running into billions of rupees suffered by the Chinese built Hambantota Port under former President Mahinda Rajapaksas rule, were cleared in just three years after the current United National Party (UNP)-led government assumed office in January 2015, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Tourism Minister John Amaratunga excludes Indian ties to Easter bombings, contradicting Sri Lankan Army chief's claim that terrorists had travelled to Kashmir, Bengaluru and Kerala for training or establishing links.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Former Minister and Pathfinder Foundation Founder Milinda Moragoda proposes Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate the Easter bombings be appointed jointly by the President, Prime Minister and Opposition Leader.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - President requests all presidential candidates to take an oath to eradicate the drug menace and ensure that drug dealers are dealt death sentences.