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IG Punjab assures foolproof security for Sri Lanka T20 in Lahore

IG Punjab assures foolproof security for Sri Lanka T20 in Lahore

Punjab Inspector General of Police Arif Nawaz has assured foolproof security for the final T20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, scheduled to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on October 29. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  7:20 pm
Division of power is for the people – President

Division of power is for the people – President

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the division of power should occur within the country not to benefit politicians, but to empower the people. MORE...

video (0) Comments | October 21, 2017  6:59 pm
Four Indian fishermen arrested

Four Indian fishermen arrested

The Northern Naval Command arrested four Indian fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan territorial waters,off Rameswaram Thangachimadam today (21), the Navy said.MORE....

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  3:53 pm
President invites all intellectuals to build up the country

President invites all intellectuals to build up the country

President Maithreepala Srisena invites all intellectuals to participate in a collective effort on behalf of the country. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  3:35 pm
WP Councilor Prasanna Sanjeewa arrested

WP Councilor Prasanna Sanjeewa arrested

Western Provincial Councilor Prasanna Sanjeewa was arrested today(21) for unruly behavior at a protest in Dharga Town yesterday, Ada Derana correspondent reported.

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  2:28 pm
One person stabbed to death in Vavuniya

One person stabbed to death in Vavuniya

A 56- year-old was stabbed to death in Vavuniya following a heated argument. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  11:47 am
14-year old missing child found in Gunasinghapura

14-year old missing child found in Gunasinghapura

14-year old Athula Senaratne who was reported missing from last Saturday (14), was found at a bus stand in Gunasinghapura a short while ago. MORE...

video (0) Comments | October 21, 2017  11:17 am
Judicial authority within SL has been bolstered – Sagala

Judicial authority within SL has been bolstered – Sagala

Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake stated that the judicial authority within the nation has been strengthened by the changes brought forward by the current government. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  10:22 am
Irregularities of the present government would be voiced - Amaraweera

Irregularities of the present government would be voiced - Amaraweera

Minister of Fisheries & State Minister of Mahaweli Development Mahinda Amaraweera said that he will voice out the corruptions of the present “Yahapalana” government. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  10:16 am
Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thero remanded till October 30

Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thero remanded till October 30

Venerable Arambepola Rathanasara Thero has been remanded till October 30, in connection with the threatening of Rohingya refugees in Mount Lavinia. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  10:06 am
Govt should be ashamed of corruption allegations – SB

Govt should be ashamed of corruption allegations – SB

Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage S.B.Dissanayake stated that the current government should be ashamed that corruption allegations have been levied against state officials as the regime came into power with the promise of a corruption free Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  9:59 am
Fourteen injured in Ampara bus accident

Fourteen injured in Ampara bus accident

Fourteen people including 12 students have been injured in a bus accident that took place off Uhana-Ampara road. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  9:35 am
Earth slip in Ginigathhena obstructs Colombo-Hatton main road

Earth slip in Ginigathhena obstructs Colombo-Hatton main road

The Colombo-Hatton main road has been completely obstructed by an earth slip that occurred at Millagahamula in Ginigathhena a short while ago. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  7:48 am
Sri Lankan fishermen rescue crew of Indian sailing vessel

Sri Lankan fishermen rescue crew of Indian sailing vessel

Sri Lankan fishermen on Friday rescued all the seven crew members of an Indian sailing vessel which had been missing after leaving the Tuticorin port on October 14 bound for the Maldives. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 21, 2017  1:56 am
Railway strike called off

Railway strike called off

Railway trade unions have decided to call off their planned strike action after discussion with the Ministry of Transport. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 20, 2017  5:17 pm
Vehicular movement to be restricted from Borella to Battaramulla

Vehicular movement to be restricted from Borella to Battaramulla

Sri Lanka Police announced that vehicular movement along the road from Borella to Battaramulla will be restricted from tomorrow until Monday (October 23), due to construction work on the Welikada flyover. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 20, 2017  4:49 pm
Gramashakthi People’s Movement launched by President

Gramashakthi People’s Movement launched by President

President Maithripala Sirisena today launched the Gramashakthi People’s Movement, aimed at the elimination of poverty from the country, at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo. MORE..

video (0) Comments | October 20, 2017  3:56 pm
Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thero arrested

Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thero arrested

Venerable Arambepola Rathanasara Thero has been arrested in connection with the threatening of Rohingya refugees in Mount Lavinia. MORE..

video (0) Comments | October 20, 2017  3:20 pm
Comprehensive economic strategy to be implemented over next 3 years: PM

Comprehensive economic strategy to be implemented over next 3 years: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today delivered the Economic Policy Statement in Parliament and clarified the current status of Sri Lanka’s economy and the way forward for his government and the people. MORE..

video (0) Comments | October 20, 2017  2:32 pm
Several injured in two attacks involving sword-wielding gangs in Vavuniya

Several injured in two attacks involving sword-wielding gangs in Vavuniya

A gang of individuals wielding swords had arrived on motorcycles to carry out an attack, critically injuring two persons, at a shop in the Pandarikulama area in Vavuniya last night. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 20, 2017  1:06 pm
US fully invested in success of Sri Lankan people - Atul Keshap

US fully invested in success of Sri Lankan people - Atul Keshap

The future of Sri Lanka depends on young people gaining the skills and knowledge that will power the country’s prosperity, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap said. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 20, 2017  12:52 pm
General Amnesty for Army deserters

General Amnesty for Army deserters

A general amnesty is to be offered to army absentees enabling them to receive legal discharge from the Sri Lanka Army (SLA). The General Amnesty will be effective from October 23 to November 15, 2017. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 20, 2017  11:51 am
Sri Lankan cricket team security assured in Lahore: Pakistan FS

Sri Lankan cricket team security assured in Lahore: Pakistan FS

Sri Lanka should not entertain any fears over its cricket team visiting Lahore, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 20, 2017  11:35 am
Water supply disruption due to damaged pipeline in Kadawatha

Water supply disruption due to damaged pipeline in Kadawatha

The Water Board announced that the water supply to several areas and roads in and around Kadawatha will be suspended for 12 hours from 9.30am today due to a damaged pipeline. MORE..

video (0) Comments | October 20, 2017  10:38 am
Showery conditions expected to enhance today

Showery conditions expected to enhance today

The Department of Meteorology says that a slight enhancement of prevailing showery conditions in the south-western part of the country is expected today while fairly strong winds can be expected over the island. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 20, 2017  8:33 am
Traffic jam in Kadawatha due to pipeline burst

Traffic jam in Kadawatha due to pipeline burst

Severe traffic congestion has been reported on the lane toward Colombo at the Mankada Road Junction in Kadawatha due to a damaged pipeline.

(0) Comments | October 20, 2017  8:15 am
Suspect involved in Taiwan money transfer scandal surrenders to CID

Suspect involved in Taiwan money transfer scandal surrenders to CID

A suspect involved in the money transfer scandal from a bank in Taiwan surrendered to the CID with Rs. 3 million a short while ago. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  10:23 pm
Family members of the LTTE detainees meet President

Family members of the LTTE detainees meet President

The family members of the LTTE detainees in Anuradhapura prison met President Maithreepala Sirisena today (19). MORE...

video (0) Comments | October 19, 2017  7:31 pm
Kolonnawa missing females incident; five suspects remanded

Kolonnawa missing females incident; five suspects remanded

Five persons including two females and two males who were arrested in connection with the disappearance of the three missing females in Kolonnawa, were remanded until November 01 by the Aluthkade Magistrate today(19). MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  6:10 pm
Price of imported Samba reduced

Price of imported Samba reduced

The price of imported Samba will be reduced by Rs.4, Sathosa Chairman T.M.K.B. Tennakoon said. MORE...

video (0) Comments | October 19, 2017  5:09 pm
Govt’s final decision on SAITM issue next week – President

Govt’s final decision on SAITM issue next week – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the Government’s final decision on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) issue will be declared in the next week. MORE..

video (0) Comments | October 19, 2017  5:02 pm
OIC guilty of sexual assault relieved of duties

OIC guilty of sexual assault relieved of duties

The Officer In Charge of the Rattota Police station was relieved of his duties following an alleged sexual assault on a female Gramaniladhari Officer earlier this year. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  4:55 pm
Student who vomited at school expelled for suspected pregnancy

Student who vomited at school expelled for suspected pregnancy

A 10th grade student who received an unjustly harsh punishment from her school Principal and disciplinary committee, for vomiting during school hours is currently receiving treatment at the Dambulla hospital following severe psychological trauma. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  3:46 pm
Separate country already created in the North - GL

Separate country already created in the North - GL

Prof. G.L. Peiris says that individuals who are revealing the truth regarding the massive Central Bank treasury bond scam cannot even continue to live in the country, under the good governance government. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  2:50 pm
Govt has no intention of shutting down SAITM – Kiriella

Govt has no intention of shutting down SAITM – Kiriella

Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella stated that the government has no intention of closing down the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine in light of the recent events that transpired in the country. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  2:50 pm
Railway employees to go on strike from midnight tomorrow

Railway employees to go on strike from midnight tomorrow

Railway Department employees announced that a strike will be staged from midnight tomorrow (20), in wake of the government not meeting several promises made to Railway department Trade Unions on employee salary allowances. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  2:29 pm
Fight against SAITM is in final phase - GMOA

Fight against SAITM is in final phase - GMOA

A handbill distribution campaign themed, “Let’s align with the final struggle to abolish SAITM”organized by the Anti SAITM Union was held at the Fort Railway Station, today (19). MORE...

video (0) Comments | October 19, 2017  2:18 pm
Wasim Thajudeen Murder; former Colombo Chief JMO surrenders to court

Wasim Thajudeen Murder; former Colombo Chief JMO surrenders to court

(UPDATE) Former Colombo Chief JMO Prof. Ananda Samarasekara, who surrendered to Colombo Magistrate’s Court, has been granted bail. MORE..

video (0) Comments | October 19, 2017  1:22 pm
Garbage dump blocking Sri Pada  path to be cleared

Garbage dump blocking Sri Pada path to be cleared

The Chief incumbent of Sri Pada, Vice Chancellor of Uva-Wellassa University, Ven. Bengamuwe Dhammadinna Nayaka Thero said that immediate steps have been taken to clear the garbage deposited in Welamita Vanguwa area, after the garbage dump in Nallathanniya- Udamaluwa road collapsed recently. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  1:11 pm
Stance of BASL on new constitution to be decided on Monday

Stance of BASL on new constitution to be decided on Monday

A special meeting of the Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) will be held on Monday (23), to discuss the proposed constitutional amendments brought forward by the current government. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  12:09 pm
Sri Lanka approves RfP for 90 solar projects of 1MW capacity each

Sri Lanka approves RfP for 90 solar projects of 1MW capacity each

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has permitted 90 small-scale solar projects to be tendered under the second stage of the Suryabala Sangramaya Programme. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  11:53 am
PM emphasizes need for enhanced Pak-Lanka cooperation

PM emphasizes need for enhanced Pak-Lanka cooperation

Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has emphasized that Pakistan and Sri Lanka needed to expand bilateral trade and economic ties. MORE..

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  11:48 am
Bus driver who saved SL team in 2009 hails Sri Lanka as ‘brave nation’

Bus driver who saved SL team in 2009 hails Sri Lanka as ‘brave nation’

Lahore: March 3, 2009- A normal day like any other, so it seemed. Bus driver Meher Muhammad Khalil driving the Sri Lankan Cricket team’s bus to Gaddafi Stadium on Day 3 of the second Test Match against Pakistan. The rest is history! MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  11:46 am
There exists only one law of the land – Kapila Waidyaratne

There exists only one law of the land – Kapila Waidyaratne

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne stated that the rumour circulating that there are two laws practiced within the country is completely false and that the law of the land is exercised devoid of prejudice. MORE...

video (0) Comments | October 19, 2017  11:33 am
Open forum to discuss service stations for electric vehicles today

Open forum to discuss service stations for electric vehicles today

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) will hold an open forum to discuss proposals to develop and expand service stations for electric vehicles within Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  11:15 am
PRECIFAC reaches final stages of evidence documentation

PRECIFAC reaches final stages of evidence documentation

It has been reported that the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into serious acts of fraud, corruption, abuse of power, state resources and privileges is currently at the final stages of documenting reports of the evidence provided before the Commission. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  10:55 am
Airline crew member arrested for smuggling jewelry worth Rs 26m

Airline crew member arrested for smuggling jewelry worth Rs 26m

A SriLankan Airlines crew member who attempted to smuggle gold jewelry into the country was arrested by the Customs Officers of the Bandaranaike International Airport earlier today (19). MORE..

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  10:29 am
BIA Officials intercept Malaysian national smuggling US$ 35000

BIA Officials intercept Malaysian national smuggling US$ 35000

A 53-year old Malaysian national bound for Kuala Lampur on flight OD186 was intercepted at the Departure Terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport while attempting to smuggle US$ 35000 hidden inside his hand luggage. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  10:10 am
Rumours dispelled; Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to SL

Rumours dispelled; Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to SL

It has been reported that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka earlier today (19), dispelling rumours of his impending arrest. MORE...

video (0) Comments | October 19, 2017  10:01 am
Missiles launched over the southern coast of Sri Lanka?

Missiles launched over the southern coast of Sri Lanka?

Residents of the Southern region observed a bright light that illuminated the southern skies of Sri Lankan last night (18). Prof. Chandana Jayaratne of the Department of Physics at the University of Colombo stated that the phenomenon may have been a tested missile that was launched in close proximity to Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0) Comments | October 19, 2017  9:46 am