The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today granted permission for the FCID to record a statement from former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and investigate his bank accounts with regard to the misappropriation of Rs 600 million. MORE..
Two officials of the National Housing Development Authority have been interdicted in connection with the incident of an ancient archaeological site being destroyed at Ipalogama, Minister Sajith Premadasa told Ada Derana. MORE..
A suspect, who defrauded large sums of money from a number of people after promising them employment by impersonating a President’s Additional Secretary and a Private Secretary, has been arrested by the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID). MORE..
New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman, who held himself out as a champion of women and a liberal foil to President Donald Trump, has resigned from office after four women accused him of physical violence during intimate encounters. MORE..
The construction of the Sengal Oya Irrigation Project will commence on May 10, according to the State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster Management, Palitha Range Bandara. MORE..
Due to the heavy rainfall experienced in central highlands there is a risk of earth slips in the area, warns the Disaster Management Center (DMC) while requesting the public to be alert with this regard. MORE..
Riot police used high-pressure water cannons to disperse protesting unemployed graduates near the Lotus Roundabout in Colombo. MORE..
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M. A. Sumanthiran says that the reports alleging that he made a statement calling for prohibiting the establishing of Buddhist temples in the North and East are false. MORE..
According to Police Media Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara, the police have been able to arrest 95% of the murder suspect in Sri Lanka. MORE..
Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were arrested over the Welikada Prison clashes in 2012, have been further remanded until May 22 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. MORE..
The Ceremonial Opening of the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena will be held at 2.15 p.m. today (08). MORE..
Railway trade unions are preparing to engage in strike action from midnight today (08), based on several demands. MORE..
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has commended the Bribery Commission for the swift action taken to apprehend the President’s Chief of Staff I.H.K. Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation P. Dissanayaka, on charges of soliciting a bribe and accepting a sum of Rs. 20 million as an advance payment. MORE..
JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that the country’s rulers are responsible for Sri Lanka becoming a state which has achieved no economic victories and a state in which the economy is collapsing. MORE..
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the incumbent government is unable to govern a Grama Niladhari Division, let alone a country. MORE..
The six suspects arrested in connection with the theft of the Golden Peacock Award belonging to late Dr. Lester James Peiris have been remanded until May 21. MORE..
UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera says that President Maithripala Sirisena will be the Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) at the next presidential election. MORE..
Sri Lanka Police says that the five suspects arrested over the theft of the Golden Peacock award belonging to the late Dr. Lester James Peiris included several individuals who have been stealing valuable items at gatherings of crowds – specifically those of the rich, for the past couple of years. MORE..
Assigning the Samurdhi Bank under the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is not at all acceptable, says former minister S.B. DIssanayake, who held the Saurdhi portfolio. MORE..
The head of Australia’s military-led border security operations has warned against any attempts to water the hardline policy down, following the interception of a people-smuggling boat carrying Sri Lankans off the coast of Malaysia. MORE..
Several political parties and trade unions will today celebrate International Workers’ Day, marking the occasion with rallies and processions in towns across the country after the government decided to postpone the country’s May Day celebrations to May 7 due to the Vesak Week. MORE..
Five suspects have been arrested by Bambalapitiya Police in connection with the theft of the Golden Peacock medal belonging to the late Dr Lester James Peiris during his funeral, the Police Spokesman said. MORE..
Sri Lanka’s state-run investment body has approved a $500 million liquefied natural gas plant by China Machinery Engineering Corp near a Chinese-controlled port and industrial zone. MORE..
Vavuniya division police narcotic unit has arrested 3 people for the possession of 69 kg and 735 g of Kerala Cannabis estimated to be worth nearly Rs 10 million at Omanthai, Vavuniya. MORE..
United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam proclaims that he will provide the strength to produce a UNP president in 2020. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology has issued a Heat Weather Advisory for the Northern, Eastern, North-central and Uva provinces. MORE..
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that investigations are still underway after a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans was intercepted by Malaysian police, and that officials of the Sri Lanka High Commission are working closely with the relevant Malaysian authorities in this connection. MORE..
Joint Opposition MP Piyal Nishantha claims that subordinates of the President and the Prime Minister are in a competition to embezzle and take bribes. MORE..
Minister of Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says that a proper study should be conducted on the current political trend in the country before taking a decision on the Executive Presidency. MORE..
One person drowned while another 5 were rescued after a group of individuals were swept away by strong currents while bathing in the sea near the Ambalangoda Rest House. MORE..
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the Finance Minister has been instructed to assign the Samurdhi Bank under the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). MORE..
Authorities in Sri Lanka have arrested 12 people who were trying to illegally enter the island nation from India on Saturday. MORE..
The Horana-Colombo road (bus route No. 120) towards Colombo has been blocked by protesters near the Piliyandala town, resulting in severe traffic congestion in the area.
Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that the infrastructure facilities built in Sri Lanka are being transferred to other countries due current government’s failure of properly utilizing them. MORE..