The maximum amount of compensation to be paid to an employee of the private sector and semi-government institutions (corporations and statutory bodies) whose service is terminated as per the requirement of the relevant institution has been increased. MORE..
Several areas in the Batticaloa District will be released from their isolation status from tomorrow (March 01), National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Head Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said. MORE..
Two members of the same family have been reported dead in a motor accident on the Katupotha Road in Wariyapola this morning (28). MORE..
An operation that carries out buying and selling of stolen motorcycles in the Negama area in Galnewa has been raided by the police. MORE..
A 9-year-old girl has died after she had been beaten by a cane in an alleged exorcism, Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
A stock of contraband including mobile phones has been found during a special search at the Welikada Prison. MORE..
Team ‘Naada Stars’ took home the championship at the Derana-Signal Sarigama Crossover Grand Finale yesterday (February 27). MORE..
Sri Lanka Navy, with the facilitation of Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC Colombo) stationed at Navy Headquarters, leaped into action today (27) to rescue 02 fishermen aboard a dinghy that was swept away to the Indian waters. MORE..
An advisory panel to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday (February 26) greenlit Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. This brings it one step closer to its rollout in the US. MORE..
Guidelines for the Circular permitting burial of bodies of COVID-19 victims has been drafted, says Director-General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena. MORE..
More than 200 prisoners are on the run in Haiti after escaping from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the COVID-19 inoculation program is moving forward in a systematic manner. MORE..
he Ministry of Health says 748 individuals who were previously tested positive for Covid-19, have been discharged from medical care as they have returned to health. MORE..
People aged 30 years and above from 19 Grama Niladhari Divisions in Colombo District are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 today (February 27), as per a recent decision taken by the Ministry of Health. MORE..
Myanmar’s United Nations ambassador defied the country’s army on Friday and issued an impassioned plea at the UN General Assembly for immediate international action to help overturn the military coup. MORE..
Nearly 3,871 suspects were taken into custody during a four-hour raid carried out island-wide, says Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
Two suspects including a woman who were in possession of narcotic substances have been taken into custody, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana says. MORE..
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved of an operation to capture or kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in 2018, according to a declassified US intelligence assessment released on Friday in a manner choreographed to limit damage to US-Saudi ties. MORE..
Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts during the evening or night, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..
The final report on Easter Sunday attacks compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) has suggested multiple recommendations on extremist organizations and individuals involved in causing ethnic and religious conflict in the country. MORE..
Sri Lanka registered 250 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 26) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 497. MORE..
The Ministry of Health has decided to administer COVID vaccines to people who are aged 30 years and above in selected areas, with immediate effect. MORE..
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) stresses that the final report compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which investigated the Easter Sunday terror attacks has presented its conclusions and recommendations beyond its given mandate. MORE..
The United Kingdom has urged the UN Human Rights Council to press for progress on justice, reconciliation and accountability and improved respect for human rights in Sri Lanka. MORE..
Four police officers – 03 Constables and one Inspector – have been interdicted for allegedly assaulting a law student at the Peliyagoda police station. MORE..
The United States has urged Sri Lanka to make public a strategy and timetable for the implementation of recommendations in the report compiled by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. MORE..
The EU said on Thursday it was on track to hit its target of vaccinating 70 percent of adults by the end of the summer although progress remains sluggish, while the global coronavirus death toll topped 2.5 million. MORE..
Several offices attached to Peliyagoda Police have allegedly assaulted a law student named Migara Gunaratne yesterday (February 25). MORE..
Seven suspects who are in connection with a gold jewellery robbery at Trincomalee have been taken into custody yesterday (February 25). MORE..
A group of 315 Sri Lankan expatriates stranded in Oman have returned to the island, says Ada Derana correspondent. MORE..
The US military struck facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed armed groups Thursday, saying President Joe Biden’s new administration was sending Tehran a message after recent rocket attacks on US troop locations in Iraq. MORE..
The Extraordinary Gazette notification allowing the burial of bodies of Covid-19 victims has been published. MORE..
The Sri Lankan government is going back on agreements signed with India, Japan and the US and that’s a “serious mistake,” former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. MORE..
The Minister of Health is expected to sign and publish tonight the gazette notification allowing the burial of bodies of Covid-19 victims. MORE..
The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) has directed the Secretary to the Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Conservation and its respective officials to prepare a formal plan in order to expedite the implementation of the recommendations made to resolve the human-elephant conflict which is now a grave concern in Sri Lanka. MORE..
The militaries of India and Pakistan said in a rare joint statement on Thursday that they had agreed to observe a ceasefire along the disputed border in Kashmir, having exchanged fire hundreds of times in recent months. MORE..