The female lion cub named ‘Dora’ born at the Ridiyagama Safari Park has made her public debut yesterday (January 18). MORE..
A retired doctor has been arrested in connection with the hand grenade which was recently found planted inside All Saints’ Church in Borella. MORE..
Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) warned that it would resort to a work-to-rule action from 12.00 p.m. tomorrow if the current general manager of the board is not removed from the post. MORE..
The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 672 today (January 18), the Health Ministry said. MORE..
The first meeting of the Members of Parliament of the ruling faction for the year 2022 was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (January 18). MORE..
Air Chief Marshal Pathman Hariprasadha Mendis, fondly known as ‘Paddy’ Mendis, has passed away at the age of 88, Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) announced today. MORE..
India has offered a new Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 500 million to Sri Lanka for purchase of petroleum products. MORE..
Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) has turned down the request made by the Ministry of Power for fuel supply to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) required for electricity generation, says Minister Gamini Lokuge. MORE..
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday appreciated the business community of Sialkot and Rajco Industries for extending assistance to the widow of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara who was killed by a violent mob in Sialkot last year. MORE..
Sri Lanka has paid USD 500 million sovereign bond that matured today (January 18), says Ajith Nivard Cabraal, the Central Bank Governor. MORE..
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) says tourist establishments practising a “Foreigners Only” policy may face cancellation of licences. MORE..
A staggering number of 89,540 people have visited the Colombo Port City Marina Promenade within the past 8 days, Ada Derana learns. MORE..
The Saudi-led coalition said late Monday it retaliated against the Houthi militia in Yemen after the rebels claimed responsibility for a rare drone attack that caused three oil tankers to explode in the United Arab Emirates, killing three people earlier in the day. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, delivering the government’s policy statement in the House today (January 18), insisted that no changes have been made to the green agriculture policy implemented by his administration. MORE..
Organizing and holding tuition classes, lectures, seminars, and workshops aimed at 2021 (2022) Grade 5 Scholarship exam candidates will be banned from midnight today (January 18) until the exam comes to an end. MORE..
The ceremonial opening of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament is scheduled to get underway this morning (Jan. 18), under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..
Few showers will occur in Northern, Eastern, North-central and Uva provinces and in Matale district, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..
The world’s 10 wealthiest men doubled their fortunes during the Covid-19 pandemic as poverty and inequality soared, an Oxfam study revealed on Monday. MORE..
Minister of Power Gaimini Lokuge says that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will hold discussions with Lanka IOC on the possibility of obtaining fuel stocks required for the generation of electricity in order to maintain an uninterrupted power supply. MORE..
Severe traffic congestion is reported at the Mirigama Exit of the Central Expressway today (January 17), says Ada Derana correspondent. MORE..
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had carried out an attack on the United Arab Emirates after authorities in the Gulf state reported two fires in the capital Abu Dhabi that were possibly caused by drones. MORE..
The Ministry of Highways says that the second phase of the Central Expressway, also known as the ‘Ethugalpura Entrance’, which was declared open to the public on Saturday, has generated an income of over Rs. 2.8 million within the first 12 hours of operations. MORE..
The Health Ministry says that another 163 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..
The General Secretary of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) former parliamentarian V. Anandasangaree has tested positive for coronavirus. MORE..
A suspect has been arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF) for the possession of revolver type firearm, suspected to have been manufactured in the country, and ammunition. MORE..
The COVAX global vaccine-sharing programme has delivered 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, one of the organisations which manages it said on Saturday. MORE..
Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was ousted by the military in 2020 after a turbulent seven-year rule, has died, officials said on Sunday. He was 76. MORE..
Preparations are underway at the Parliament premises for the ceremonial opening of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament tomorrow (18). MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who visited the Kuragala Sacred Site on Sunday, instructed the relevant officials to expedite construction work at the site. MORE..
Three persons have died while another five are reportedly injured following a head-on collision involving a car and a tipper truck at Damana in Ampara. MORE..
Severe traffic congestion has been reported at the Mirigama Exit of the Central Expressway. MORE..
Sri Lanka has urged more Indian investments in ports, infrastructure, energy, power and manufacturing sectors, days after New Delhi announced a USD 900 million loan to Colombo to build up its depleted foreign reserves and for food imports amid a shortage of almost all essential commodities in the island nation. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa presented the “Yathivara Suraksha” Scholarships to student monks in the Ratnapura District at the Sabaragamuwa Maha Saman Devala premises, today (16). MORE..
Tsunami-hit Tonga remained largely uncontactable on Sunday with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had yet to come through. MORE..