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TN seeks release of boats and fishermen from SL

TN seeks release of boats and fishermen from SL

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday expressed concern over the “alarming increase” in number of “attacks” on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and sought the Centre’s intervention for release of 42 of them. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  10:07 pm
French naval ships leave from Colombo harbour

French naval ships leave from Colombo harbour

The two French Naval Ships, Mistral and Courbet which arrived in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit on 20th June, left from the Colombo harbour today (June, 26) on completion of a successful tour. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  10:02 pm
GMOA opposed several conditions on SAITM

GMOA opposed several conditions on SAITM

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says that it opposed several proposals and conditions laid down by the government regarding the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM). MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  5:29 pm
Theresa May strikes deal with Northern Irish DUP to back minority government

Theresa May strikes deal with Northern Irish DUP to back minority government

British Prime Minister Theresa May has struck a deal to prop up her minority government with the support of a small Northern Irish Protestant party. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  5:00 pm
Govt. to resolve garbage issue through Aruwakkalu project - Minister

Govt. to resolve garbage issue through Aruwakkalu project - Minister

The government is eyeing to resolve the garbage issue of the country through the proposed garbage recycling plant in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam, a Minister said. MORE...

video (0) Comments | June 26, 2017  4:27 pm
Paintings of the Dambulla Cave Temple are in danger - official

Paintings of the Dambulla Cave Temple are in danger - official

The paintings of the Dambulla Cave Temple are in danger due to unnecessary involvement into the activities of the Archaeology Department, a top official alleged on Monday. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  3:02 pm
Sri Lanka tea farmers still recovering after devastating floods

Sri Lanka tea farmers still recovering after devastating floods

Tea farmers in Sri Lanka are struggling to make ends meet after their land was destroyed by heavy floods and mudslides last month. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  2:32 pm
Ambulance drivers to launch island-wide token strike

Ambulance drivers to launch island-wide token strike

The Government Health Service Ambulance and Transport Drivers have decided to launch an island-wide 48-hour token strike. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  1:15 pm
Rs.8 million robbed in Ragama

Rs.8 million robbed in Ragama

A group of unidentified persons had fled after robbing nearly Rs.8 million while it was being transported in a car in Ragama, police said. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  12:59 pm
Stranded Scot in Sri Lanka begs for help to return home

Stranded Scot in Sri Lanka begs for help to return home

A Scot whose husband was murdered in Sri Lanka is begging for help so she can return home. Diane De Zoysa says she is destitute following the fatal shooting of husband Priyanjana De Zoysa, 26, last month. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  12:02 pm
NPC calls report on protest against SAITM

NPC calls report on protest against SAITM

The National Police Commission (NPC) has decided to obtain a report from the police regarding the assault on protesting university students at the Health Ministry premises, it was reported. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  11:02 am
Protest at Health Ministry: two more arrested

Protest at Health Ministry: two more arrested

Two more university students were arrested following their alleged involvement in the violent protest at the Health Ministry premises, police said Monday. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  10:51 am
Sri Lanka to expand tea exports to non-traditional markets - Navin

Sri Lanka to expand tea exports to non-traditional markets - Navin

Sri Lanka will undertake a major promotional campaign to expand its tea exports to new markets, a minister said. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  10:35 am
Police kill robbery suspect in Warakapola

Police kill robbery suspect in Warakapola

The police killed a robbery suspect as he was trying to rob a store at Warakapola town on Monday morning. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  10:28 am
Two killed following fatal accident in Eheliyagoda

Two killed following fatal accident in Eheliyagoda

A fatal accident in Eheliyagoda has claimed the lives of a 7-year-old child and another individual on Monday morning (26), police said. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 26, 2017  10:17 am
Postal trade unions to strike from midnight tomorrow

Postal trade unions to strike from midnight tomorrow

The postal trade unions have organized a strike, which is due to be commenced at 12.00 am tomorrow (26). MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  9:52 pm
Sri Lankan boat people sent home from Australia

Sri Lankan boat people sent home from Australia

The return of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island to ¬Colombo today on a government charter jet has fuelled speculation that Australian Border Force has inter¬cepted a suspected asylum vessel in the past week, The Australian reported.MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  9:16 pm
Kottawa murder: suspect remanded until July 4

Kottawa murder: suspect remanded until July 4

The suspect who allegedly killed a 26-year-old girl in Kottawa has been remanded until July 4 by the Homaga Acting Magistrate, police said. MORE...

video (0) Comments | June 25, 2017  5:05 pm
Pakistan awards scholarships for Sri Lankan students

Pakistan awards scholarships for Sri Lankan students

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded scholarships to 170 Sri Lankan students of O & A levels under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme worth SL Rs 4.225 million, Pak Observer reported. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  4:54 pm
Child killed by elephant in Serunuwara

Child killed by elephant in Serunuwara

A child was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Serunuwara early hours of this morning (26), police said. The victim has been identified as a 6-year-old girl who was a resident of Kawanthissapura, Serunuwara, police added. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  4:00 pm
Japan - SL parliamentary friendship offers flood relief assistance

Japan - SL parliamentary friendship offers flood relief assistance

Japan - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League donated a package of drinking bottles for the victims affected by the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  3:50 pm
Terms and conditions on SAITM to be gazetted

Terms and conditions on SAITM to be gazetted

The terms and conditions that the government is about to impose on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will be gazetted, Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon said. MORE...

video (0) Comments | June 25, 2017  1:39 pm
Monk calls for cash-rich temples to donate earnings to other temples

Monk calls for cash-rich temples to donate earnings to other temples

It would be a timely decision to acquire excess supplies and money of the temples which have a high income and allocate it for the benefit of temples in rural areas, a senior monk said Sunday. MORE...

video (0) Comments | June 25, 2017  1:10 pm
Two suspects nabbed with 135 kg of Kerala Cannabis

Two suspects nabbed with 135 kg of Kerala Cannabis

On receipt of an intelligence tip-off to the Navy, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command together with Mannar Narcotics Division, conducted a joint raid and apprehended two suspects with 135 kg of Kerala Cannabis. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  12:01 pm
Met. Department predicts fairly strong winds

Met. Department predicts fairly strong winds

Due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected during next few days in the south western part of the country and the possibility of continuing rain in the Kegalle, Rathnapura and Kalutara districts is high, the Met. Department said. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  11:55 am
At least 120 burnt to death as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan

At least 120 burnt to death as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan

At least 123 people were burnt to death when an oil tanker caught fire in Bahawalpur’s Ahmedpur Sharqia Sunday morning, according to rescue sources. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  10:16 am
Control prices on essential items to remain unchanged - Mangala

Control prices on essential items to remain unchanged - Mangala

The control prices imposed on 17 essential items will remain unchanged, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  10:13 am
India fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

India fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

As many as 25 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy in two separate incidents on charges of fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 25, 2017  9:52 am
3 killed following accident in Hambantota

3 killed following accident in Hambantota

Three persons have been killed after a trishaw collided head on with a tipper truck in Hambantota this morning, police said. MORE... MORE...

video (0) Comments | June 25, 2017  7:09 am
TV Derana wins big at Raigam Tele’es 2016

TV Derana wins big at Raigam Tele’es 2016

The 13th Raigam Tele’es Award Ceremony, one of the biggest annual events of the television industry in Sri Lanka, was held on Saturday at the Nelum Pokuna theatre in Colombo. MORE..

video (0) Comments | June 25, 2017  12:40 am
Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday

Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday

Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramadan festival) on Monday (June 26) as the new moon has not been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced today. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2017  8:50 pm
Man dies after stabbing in Rakwana; suspect’s house torched

Man dies after stabbing in Rakwana; suspect’s house torched

A person has been stabbed and murdered with a sharp object in the Kohombakanda area in Rakwana. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2017  5:08 pm
Sri Lanka urged to establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

Sri Lanka urged to establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2017  4:24 pm
6-yr-old stabbed to death, 2 others injured in Kotadeniyawa

6-yr-old stabbed to death, 2 others injured in Kotadeniyawa

A mother and her two children were rushed to hospital in critical condition following a stabbing incident in the Kithulwala area in Kotadeniyawa. MORE..

video (0) Comments | June 24, 2017  3:10 pm
Showers expected to continue till Tuesday

Showers expected to continue till Tuesday

The Meteorology Department says that due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected during next few days (until June 27) in the south western part of the country and the possibility of continuing rain in the Kegalle, Rathnapura and Kalutara districts is high. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2017  2:47 pm
GMOA end strike after talks with President

GMOA end strike after talks with President

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says that they have decided to call off the island-wide strike action with immediate effect following discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

video (0) Comments | June 24, 2017  12:33 pm
Graham Ford steps down as Sri Lanka head coach

Graham Ford steps down as Sri Lanka head coach

Graham Ford has resigned as the Head Coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed today (24). MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2017  12:14 pm
8 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lankan waters

8 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lankan waters

Eight Indian fishing poachers and a steel hull bottom trawler have been arrested by Sri Lanka Navy Fast Attack Craft in the Northern territorial waters, Southeast of Point Pedro. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2017  11:59 am
More than 140 feared buried as landslide destroys village in China

More than 140 feared buried as landslide destroys village in China

At least 141 people were missing and feared buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a mountain village in a southwest China’s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2017  11:19 am
Pakistan awards Jinnah Scholarships to 170 Sri Lankan students

Pakistan awards Jinnah Scholarships to 170 Sri Lankan students

The government of Pakistan has awarded scholarships to 170 bright Sri Lankan students under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 24, 2017  12:46 am
Annual fare revision: New bus fares

Annual fare revision: New bus fares

The National Transport Commission today issued a special notice with the new revised bus fares, which will come into effect from July 01, 2017. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 23, 2017  4:39 pm
Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away

Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away

The Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Dr. Saman Kelegama, has passed away at the age of 58. MORE..

(0) Comments | June 23, 2017  3:58 pm
CMC to stop garbage disposal in Meethotamulla

CMC to stop garbage disposal in Meethotamulla

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has informed the Supreme Court that no garbage will be disposed at the Meethotamulla garbage site henceforth. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 23, 2017  3:54 pm
de Livera appointed as Acting AG

de Livera appointed as Acting AG

Additional Solicitor General President’s Counsel Dappula de Livera has been appointed as the Acting Attorney-General. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 23, 2017  3:35 pm
Demonstrators urge for immediate conduction of Local Govt election

Demonstrators urge for immediate conduction of Local Govt election

Local Government representatives and several others of the Joint Opposition (JO) launched a demonstration to urge the Ministry to hold Local Government elections without further delay. MORE...

video (0) Comments | June 23, 2017  2:20 pm
GMOA and Government convene for a discussion

GMOA and Government convene for a discussion

Representatives of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) and representatives from the Government have convened for a discussion. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 23, 2017  2:05 pm
SP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman

SP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman

Attorney-at-law SP Ruwan Gunasekara has been appointed as the new Police Media Spokesperson. MORE.

(0) Comments | June 23, 2017  2:02 pm
Irrigation Engineer’s Association goes on strike

Irrigation Engineer’s Association goes on strike

The token strike is being held in protest against appointing an official who is not aware of the Irrigation Industry for the post of the Secretary of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 23, 2017  12:58 pm
I’m here today against all the odds – UN Youth Envoy

I’m here today against all the odds – UN Youth Envoy

Incoming UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake stated that the voices of young people were of utmost importance in an era where the world is quickly moving to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. MORE...

(0) Comments | June 23, 2017  12:41 pm
IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara arrested

IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara arrested

The Convener of the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF), Lahiru Weerasekara, has been arrested by police, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..

video (0) Comments | June 23, 2017  12:25 pm