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Today’s demand is for jobs with pension

The demand today is for jobs with a pension, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He stated this speaking as a panelist at the business dialogue Fireside Chat 2019 held in Colombo. He further said that people who look for employment will not accept private sector employment offers as their demand is for a job with a pension. This demand for employment opportunities...

SLFP-SLPP second discussion scheduled for today

The second discussion between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on forming a new alliance has been scheduled to take place today (21). The meeting will accordingly be held at the office of the Leader of Opposition. The first special discussion between the two parties was held on March 14th.

New National Salaries and Cadre Commission appointed

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a new National Salaries and Cadre Commission. An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued stating that the commission will be established with effect from March 25th. The main objective of the commission is to form a national wage policy suitable for both public and private sector employees. The National Salaries and Cadre Commission previously formed by President...

Best solution for minorities to overcome current situation is me – Gota

Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he is the best solution for the minorities to overcome the current situation that they are in. He said he is confident that he be well received by the minorities in the country. The former Defense Secretary made these comments speaking to the media following an event held in Narahenpitiya last evening (20). People beseech...

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, Southern and Uva provinces and in Kurunegala district after 2.00p.m. Showers or thunder showers may occur at a few places in coastal areas in Hambanthota to Kalmunai in the morning too. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and...

Over 150 kg of Kerala Cannabis found in Urumalei

Naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command, during a search operation, recovered 05 gunny bags washed to the beach area of Urumalei in Talaimannar this morning (20th March). The suspected sacks contained over 150kg of Kerala cannabis stuffed into smaller packages, stated the Sri Lanka Navy. The Navy is currently conducting further search operations in the area.

Two dead in crash involving three vehicles

Two persons have died following a collision among a car, a bus and a van, the Police Spokesperson said. It was reported that the incident took place at Karandupona junction in Kegalle.

Karadzic faces final verdict in Bosnia war crimes case

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will on Wednesday hear the final judgment on his role in the bloody conflict that tore his country apart a quarter of a century ago. In one of the last remaining cases from the break-up of Yugoslavia, UN judges in The Hague will rule on his appeal against his 2016 conviction for genocide and...

British PM to seek short Brexit delay: report

British Prime Minister Theresa May, frustrated with MPs' indecision, will ask Brussels on Wednesday for a short delay to Brexit, the BBC reported, citing a Downing Street official. With lawmakers deadlocked over the way forward on Britain's 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union - scheduled to take place in just nine days' time - May will ask for...

New F1 grand prix can tap into Vietnam ‘passion’ for racing: Todt

Formula One chief Jean Todt on Wednesday hailed next year's inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix in Hanoi as a great opportunity to open doors for people with "a passion" for motorsport in Southeast Asia. The communist Vietnamese capital will get its first taste of the high-octane glitz and glamour of Formula One when it hosts its first grand prix from April...