(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Health officials have been placed on heightened alert as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to spread around the world."Health officials on heightened alert as COVID-19 spreads"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government today formally withdrew from the UN Resolution on Sri Lanka and offered to address issues on accountability through a domestic process."Sri Lanka withdraws from UN resolution and offers alternative"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –India and the US have signed defence, energy and telecoms deals but failed to reach a much-talked about trade accord."Donald Trump in India: Key deals signed on defence but not on trade"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91."Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The first Executive Committee meeting of the Sri Lanka Podujana Nidahas Sandanaya (SLPPS) was held at Temple Trees yesterday under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Five more parties joined the new alliance (SLPPS) yesterday making the number of the parties in the Sri Lanka Nidahas Sandanaya to 14."SLPPS holds first Executive Committee meeting"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government has moved to respond to campaigning by teacher unions with measures to ensure that public sector teachers are placed on better salary scales by annulling previous government circulars that effectively reduced their salary structure, a union leader disclosed yesterday."Govt. to up teacher salaries"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Considering the growing demand for aviation education worldwide, the government has taken steps to establish two international aviation schools at Mattala and Ratmalana International Airports, Minister of Industrial Exports and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga said."Two new international aviation schools to be set up at Mattala, Ratmalana airports"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The government has decided to deploy Navy and the Air Force in addition to the Army to assist the police to handle traffic as a measure to ease congestion in capital city Colombo and suburban areas, Acting Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said."Navy and Air Force also to assist traffic police to ease traffic congestion in Colombo"