The government has decided to utilize funds of local banks and the services of local construction companies for the establishment of the Ruwanpura Expressway. MORE..
Former Sri Lanka star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan says that on the request of the President, he had entered his brother to politics to serve the people. MORE..
Four charter flights arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning (02) carrying Sri Lankans stranded in foreign countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak. MORE..
Italian police are claiming to have made the biggest amphetamines bust of all time after seizing 14 tonnes of drugs allegedly produced in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) group. MORE..
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently interrogating 11 officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB). MORE..
Two accomplices of the underworld criminal figure ‘Barrel Sanka’ have been arrested in the area of Peliyagoda. MORE..
Police Special Task Force (STF) has found mobile phones and other unauthorized equipment from the cell of notorious drug dealer ‘Kanjipani Imran’ who is currently detained at the Boossa Prison. MORE..
Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara has arrived at the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry this morning (02), to record a statement. MORE..
A four-member committee has been appointed to make recommendations on providing relief to irregularities in electricity bills issued during the three-month lockdown period. MORE..
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has recovered a T-56 assault rifle from Athurugiriya, which is believed to be one of the firearms missing from the underworld weapons haul recently discovered at Pitipana, Homagama. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting the upcoming election in their propaganda campaign, the PMD said. MORE..
Sri Lanka must ensure that the democratic space in the country remains open and accountable, the ‘Core Group’ on Sri Lanka has said delivering a statement to the UN Human Rights Council. MORE..
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that a final decision has not been taken to give the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port to India. MORE...
The Attorney General has approved the health guidelines for the upcoming 2020 General Election forwarded by the Ministry of Health. MORE..
The night mail train between Colombo and Badulla scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to a derailment. MORE..
Three special police teams comprised of CID officers have been tasked with investigating the links between Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers and drug dealers. MORE..
The Ministry of Education has fixed a date for the reopening of grades 1 and 2 of all government schools and pre-schools. MORE..
Colombo High Court sentenced five suspects, who were found guilty of selling a piece of land in Kollupitiya, to 67 years in prison. MORE..
Police have arrested a female linked to a suspect in a recent arms haul, along with weapons and ammunition in her possession at Pitipana, Homagama. MORE..
Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has been summoned to appear before the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry. MORE..
The government has decided to allow the reopening of the country’s stage drama and performance theatres from July 15, 2020. MORE..
All patients who had been receiving treatments at the ‘COVID-19 Treatment Unit’ of the Hambantota General Hospital have been discharged as of today (01). MORE..
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has observed that despite its immediate gloom, the present situation has been an eye-opener in many respects that could help correct structural, procedural, and human interface incongruities in Sri Lanka’s labour migration. MORE..
Train services on the Upcountry Line are temporarily delayed owing to a derailment of a train, stated the Railway Control Room. MORE..
Former Sri Lanka Cricketer Upul Tharanga arrived at the Ministry of Sports at around 10.15 am this morning (01), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials to expedite the system of electronic registration of lands in order to eradicate frauds in land registration and to speed up the process of land registration. MORE..
A total of 162 persons in the Western Province who were not wearing face masks in public have been detained and sent for self quarantine within the last 24 hours ending at 5.00 a.m. today (July 01), police said. MORE..
The Police Special Task Force (STF) has arrested three individuals who are suspected to be accomplices of underworld figure ‘Gagana’, who is already in remand custody. MORE..
The Election Commission says it is mandatory to produce a valid identity card in order to establish the identity to cast the vote by post. MORE..
The decision of the European Union (EU) to reopen its external borders on the 1st of July, initially to a list of 15 countries does not include Sri Lanka, says the Ministry of Foreign Relations. MORE..
Defence Secretary Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne says the senior police officers-in-charge of provinces should be ashamed of wearing their uniforms if large-scale illegal activities are taking place in their respective divisions. MORE..
The Election Commission has directed the National Film Corporation (NFC) to take measures to prevent cinema hall owners from displaying election propaganda material of any candidate or political parties during the screening of films. MORE..