Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States after a long and divisive campaign. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena today requested all the private institutions to join frugal way of use of power by switching off lights that are used for the advertising and decoration purposes of their respective institutions. MORE..
A group of 7 university students including four Buddhist monks, arrested in connection with yesterday’s protest at the Kollupitiya junction, have been remanded till January 26 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. MORE..
World famous Chinese e-Commerce company Alibaba has showed keen interest to investing in Sri Lanka and to build an e-commerce platform to further promote its online business ventures, the Ministry of Finance said. MORE..
A family of five Sri Lankan Tamils were found stranded by Indian fishermen off Arichal Munai in Dhanushkodi, police said today. MORE..
Peace Air Pvt Ltd, owned and managed by Sri Lankan business magnate Gamini Wettasinghe, says that it has offered a bid of US$ 5.5 billion to buy 70% stake in the national carrier SriLankan Airlines and 90% share of budget carrier Mihin Lanka. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology says that showery weather, particularly in Northern and Eastern parts of the island, is expected from today. MORE..
Six persons have been hospitalized after being attacked with sharp objects in the Mamadala area in Ambalantota. MORE..
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Reforms, Gayantha Karunathilaka has stressed that politically and commercially driven media have to be replaced by good ethical and public-interest driven media. MORE..
New Zealand and Sri Lanka will open diplomatic posts in each other’s nations and are considering a free trade agreement, the Pacific country’s trade minister said on Friday. MORE..
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that India is welcome to come and invest in the facilities around the Hambantota port, for which the government is setting aside 15,000 acres of land to be made available for investors. MORE..
Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe says that not only the incumbent unity government, but even the previous governments had to agree to certain conventions to gain Generalised System of Preferences-Plus (GSP-Plus) from the EU and this government has only had to do implement them. MORE..
A woman who allegedly went missing during the 1988-89 insurrection in Sri Lanka when she was just 18 year old has reportedly returned to her home in Giraulla, Gampola after 25 years, a period during which she was held against her will and made to slave at a house. MORE..
Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the university students engaged in a protest march blocking the road at the Kollupitiya Junction. MORE..
The Arleigh Burke Class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) today arrived for a brief visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. MORE..
The United States government today said it is returning with gratitude its lease of over 400 acres of property in Iranawila back to the Government of Sri Lanka in its entirety, including any and all improvements. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena says it is the relevant field officers who can practically implement the government’s policies among the people and get successful results to build a prosperous country by enhancing the agriculture. MORE..
Sri Lanka Police said that legal action will be taken against motorists covering the driver and front passenger windows with tints or curtains, with effect from today (Jan. 19). MORE..