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Guidance of spiritual leaders important in finding solutions for global issues – President

Guidance of spiritual leaders important in finding solutions for global issues – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the guidance given by the spiritual leaders is very important in finding solutions for the current issues in world. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 28, 2017  12:20 am

Sacking SLFP organizers calculated move to strengthen UNP - Rajapaksa

Sacking SLFP organizers calculated move to strengthen UNP - Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that removing popular figures in the SLFP from their electoral organiser positions is a move calculated not to strengthen the SLFP but to ensure the victory of the UNP. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  6:56 pm

EU parliament votes to grant GSP+ to Sri Lanka

EU parliament votes to grant GSP+ to Sri Lanka

The European Parliament today voted to defeat a resolution to deny granting the GSP+ tariff concession to Sri Lanka. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 27, 2017  4:45 pm

25 senior lawyers appointed as President’s Counsel

25 senior lawyers appointed as President’s Counsel

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed 25 senior lawyers as President’s Counsel, during a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  4:08 pm

Petronas to explore possibility of long-term business with Sri Lanka

Petronas to explore possibility of long-term business with Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena has invited leading Malaysian entrepreneurs to explore possibilities of expanding investment and trade and look for the potential of new trade opportunities in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  3:24 pm

Thajudeen murder: Anura Senanayake further remanded

Thajudeen murder: Anura Senanayake further remanded

Former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake has been further remanded till the May 04 by the Colombo High Court. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  2:58 pm

PM meets Minister of External Affairs of India

PM meets Minister of External Affairs of India

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently in India on official business has reportedly held a discussion with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 27, 2017  2:50 pm

Suspected cop killer dies after shootout with police

Suspected cop killer dies after shootout with police

An exchange of fire took place in Hambantota, killing a suspect and injuring 2 Police officers. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 27, 2017  2:22 pm

Court holds that police can file plaints under the Excise Ordinance

Court holds that police can file plaints under the Excise Ordinance

The Galle Magistrate’s Court today held that the police have powers to file plaints, under the Excise Ordinance. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  1:23 pm

Rajitha demands investigation on company selling over priced drugs

Rajitha demands investigation on company selling over priced drugs

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has demanded an immediate investigation to be held on the company that had been selling medication for cancer, above the maximum retail price. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  12:52 pm

Two arrested with live grenades and firearms

Two arrested with live grenades and firearms

An individual carrying a live grenade was arrested near the railway crossing gate at Dahaiyagama, Anuradhapura. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  11:42 am

Kalutara prison bus shooting - another suspect arrested

Kalutara prison bus shooting - another suspect arrested

Another suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two prison buses in Ethanamadala, Kalutara. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  11:14 am

More incentives to be provided to the labour force

More incentives to be provided to the labour force

In honour of International Labour Day, the government has made arrangements to provide more incentives to the working force, Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, W. D. J. Seneviratne states. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  10:49 am

Polythene to be banned in the Central Province

Polythene to be banned in the Central Province

The Governor of the Central province, Niluka Ekanayaka stated that measures will be taken to ban the use of polythene in the central province of Sri Lanka. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 27, 2017  10:36 am

University cut-off marks to be released in May

University cut-off marks to be released in May

Cut-off marks for entrance to university for the new academic year will be released at the end of May, University Grants Commission states. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  9:47 am

Deciding vote to be held today on GSP+ trade concession

Deciding vote to be held today on GSP+ trade concession

A deciding vote will be held within the Members of the European parliament on a resolution refuting the granting of the trade concession by GSP +, to Sri Lanka, today (27). MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  9:29 am

Harthal in the North and East today

Harthal in the North and East today

A harthal movement will be staged in the Northern and Eastern provinces today (27). MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 27, 2017  9:02 am

President discusses irrigation programs

President discusses irrigation programs

Discussions were held regarding the development of irrigation projects in the country, in the presence of the President, Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday (26). MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  8:43 am

We won’t tolerate members who go against the SLFP - Amaraweera

We won’t tolerate members who go against the SLFP -  Amaraweera

The Secretary General of the Unites Peoples Freedom Alliance, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera stated that they will not hold back when dealing with party members who act against the policies of the SLFP. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 27, 2017  8:05 am

Flight timings changed due to closure of Indian airspace

Flight timings changed due to closure of Indian airspace

Due to an experimental flight launch by India and closure of the Indian airspace on the 27th of April, the arrival and departure timings of the following SriLankan Airlines flights will change. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 27, 2017  7:58 am

India assures Sri Lanka on world class road infrastructure in Jaffna

India assures Sri Lanka on world class road infrastructure in Jaffna

India has agreed to cooperate with Sri Lanka in developing world class road infrastructure in Jaffna region of Sri Lanka. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 27, 2017  12:09 am

W.B. Ganegala appointed Acting Chairman of CEB

W.B. Ganegala appointed Acting Chairman of CEB

Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has appointed W.B. Ganegala as the Acting Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). MORE..

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  7:50 pm

CEB Chairman Anura Wijayapala resigns

CEB Chairman Anura Wijayapala resigns

Anura Wijayapala, Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board has resigned, sources said. Wijayapala tendered his resignation Wednesday afternoon, it was reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  6:26 pm

Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting elephants

Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting elephants

Sri Lanka said Wednesday it would allow rich individuals and temples to adopt baby elephants, overturning a ban put in place to protect the animals. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  5:34 pm

Retired HC judge appointed to probe Meethotamulla disaster

Retired HC judge appointed to probe Meethotamulla disaster

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed retired High Court judge Chandradasa Nanayakkara to investigate the causes for the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  5:15 pm

Case against Hirunika Premachandra postponed

Case against Hirunika Premachandra postponed

In the absence of first accused in the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over an abduction incident in Dematagoda, the Colombo High Court Wednesday postponed its hearing until November 06, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  4:57 pm

There is no risk of M’mulla garbage heap exploding - Ranawaka

There is no risk of M’mulla garbage heap exploding - Ranawaka

There is no danger of the Meethotamulla garbage heap exploding, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 26, 2017  4:51 pm

Sarath Fonseka to get top defence post?

Sarath Fonseka to get top defence post?

Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that the Cabinet of Ministers has discussed the possibility of appointing Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to a top defence-related position to work alongside the country’s security forces. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 26, 2017  3:18 pm

Govt. is preparing to sell Eastern terminal of Colombo Harbour – Gunawardena

Govt. is preparing to sell Eastern terminal of Colombo Harbour – Gunawardena

The Government is preparing to sell the most important terminal of the Colombo harbour, the Eastern terminal, Joint Opposition’s MP Dinesh Gunawardena says. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  2:51 pm

SF Lokka arrested for vehicle theft

SF Lokka arrested for vehicle theft

Iron Ranasinghe alias SF Lokka was arrested over his alleged involvement in a vehicle theft, the Anuradhapura police confirmed a short while ago. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  2:36 pm

Priority Bus Lane concept to be further expanded

Priority Bus Lane concept to be further expanded

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to further expand the Priority Bus Lane concept and to take necessary steps to attract the middle class to use public transport services by improving their quality. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  2:32 pm

PM holds discussions with Narendra Modi

PM holds discussions with Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are currently having bilateral discussions in New Delhi. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 26, 2017  2:30 pm

More protests against SAITM

More protests against SAITM

A street protest would be taking place in the evening today (26), in order to demand the closing of SAITM, Malabe, Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee states.

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  1:12 pm

65 deaths this year from dengue outbreak

65 deaths this year from dengue outbreak

With the reopening of schools for the new term, the Ministry of Health has decided to implement a program to prevent the spread of dengue in the vicinity of schools. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  12:52 pm

Hemmathagama man arrested for allegedly killing parents

Hemmathagama man arrested for allegedly killing parents

A 38-year-old son was arrested after he allegedly murdered his parents at his home in Thalgaspitiya, Hemmathagama, police said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | April 26, 2017  12:47 pm

Rohana Dissanayake resigns as SLFP Matale Organiser

Rohana Dissanayake resigns as SLFP Matale Organiser

Deputy Minister of Transport Rohana Kumara Dissanayake says that he has decided to resign from his position as the SLFP Organiser for Matale electorate. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 26, 2017  12:43 pm

Three motorcycle accidents, four dead

Three motorcycle accidents, four dead

Three separate accidents involving motorcycles led to the death of 4 individuals. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  12:22 pm

Schools reopen for the second term

Schools reopen for the second term

The second term for the 2017 schooling year commenced today (25). MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  11:43 am

Change of SriLankan flight timings due to closure of Indian airspace

Change of SriLankan flight timings due to closure of Indian airspace

Due to an experimental flight launch by India and closure of the Indian airspace on the 27 April, the arrival and departure timings of several SriLankan Airlines flights will be changed, Sri Lanka’s National Carrier said today. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  11:21 am

Traffic congestion around Colombo due to protest

Traffic congestion around Colombo due to protest

Heavy traffic has been reported around Bullers lane, Lotus road and ceramic junction due to a protest walk. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  11:08 am

Uncle abuses underage niece in Mundalama

Uncle abuses underage niece in Mundalama

A suspect was arrested by the Mundalama police for allegedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in Palliwasalpaduwa, Mundalama. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  10:10 am

PM Ranil Wickremsinghe to meet PM Modi in New Delhi today

PM Ranil Wickremsinghe to meet PM Modi in New Delhi today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe is expected to meet his counterpart Narendra Modi in India on Wednesday. Wickremsinghe, who arrived in the capital on Tuesday to begin a five-day visit to India, will hold talks with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  10:01 am

Govt. accepts need for private universities - Kiriella

Govt. accepts need for private universities - Kiriella

The government accepts the need for private higher education institutions, Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella says. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  9:42 am

Drought hinders farming practices in SL

Drought hinders farming practices in SL

Due to the drought like conditions that the country has experienced, many primary sectors workers in different parts of Sri Lanka have experienced a difficulty trying to sustaining a good enough yield. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  9:39 am

President summons Parliament to inform waste disposal an essential

President summons Parliament to inform waste disposal an essential

A gazette notification has been issued by order of the President to summon the parliament on the 28 April. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  9:13 am

Second phase of re-housing scheme completed

Second phase of re-housing scheme completed

The second phase of re-housing the victims who lost their homes to the Meethotamulla disaster began, in the presence of the President, Maithripala Sirisena at the Disaster management center. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  8:44 am

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Trump backs down on border wall funding

Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week’s spending bill. MORE...

(0)Comments | April 26, 2017  8:22 am

Pakistan defence delegation calls on Chief of Staff of the Navy
 

Pakistan defence delegation calls on Chief of Staff of the Navy
 

A delegation of the Pakistan National Defence University currently on a study tour called on the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Naval Headquarters today (25). MORE...

(0)Comments | April 25, 2017  10:20 pm

Govt drafting bill to establish separate parliamentary budgetary office – PM

Govt drafting bill to establish separate parliamentary budgetary office – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the Sri Lankan government is now drafting a bill to establish a separate parliamentary budgetary office. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 25, 2017  7:19 pm

Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon quits as provincial minister after SLFP removes father

Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon quits as provincial minister after SLFP removes father

Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon has resigned from his portfolio as Central Province Minister of Industries due to the removal of his father from the post of SLFP Dambulla Organiser. MORE..

video (0)Comments | April 25, 2017  6:01 pm