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India building collapse: Dozens trapped in south Mumbai

India building collapse: Dozens trapped in south Mumbai

Two people have been killed and more than 30 are still trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai, officials say. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 17, 2019  12:10 am
High waves & coastal inundation advisory for western-southern coastal areas

High waves & coastal inundation advisory for western-southern coastal areas

The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for high waves and coastal inundation for the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  11:28 pm
President says he spoke to Singaporean PM on extraditing Arjun Mahendran

President says he spoke to Singaporean PM on extraditing Arjun Mahendran

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that all respondents in the Central Bank bond scam case have been identified, the President’s Media Division stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  8:48 pm
Four youths fall off Roomassala; 2 rescued, 2 missing

Four youths fall off Roomassala; 2 rescued, 2 missing

Four youngsters have fallen into the sea while taking selfies at Roomassala in Unawatuna, Police Media stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  7:48 pm
Cops raid gambling den; two injured in clash

Cops raid gambling den; two injured in clash

Two policemen among three have been injured in a clash during a raid at Dodangoda, Kalutara today (16), Ada Derana correspondent said. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  5:07 pm
Postal workers’ 48-hour token strike launched

Postal workers’ 48-hour token strike launched

Postal workers at the Central Mail Exchange have resorted to 48-hour token strike action over their grievances from 4 pm today (16), the postal trade unions stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  4:31 pm
Chinese company sets up fuel oil unit in Sri Lanka

Chinese company sets up fuel oil unit in Sri Lanka

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as it looks to supply fuel to ships along a major maritime route. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  4:07 pm
200 drunk drivers busted during 24-hour raid

200 drunk drivers busted during 24-hour raid

The police say 200 motorists who were driving under the influence of alcohol have been arrested in a 24-hour raid conducted island-wide. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  3:07 pm
Wheat flour price hiked

Wheat flour price hiked

The price of wheat flour has been increased by Rs 8.00 per 1 kilogram, the distributors said. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 16, 2019  2:38 pm
Ranjan says opponents distorted his statement

Ranjan says opponents distorted his statement

State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake says he would meet PM Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow (17) to clarify the controversial statement concerning Buddhist monks residing at temples. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 16, 2019  2:23 pm
Gazette on extending term of commission probing corruption in govt issued

Gazette on extending term of commission probing corruption in govt issued

The Gazette notification pertaining to extending the official term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing fraud and corruption at state institutions from 2015 to 2018 has been issued. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  1:22 pm
Navy apprehends suspect with over 3000 conch shells

Navy apprehends suspect with over 3000 conch shells

A suspect has been apprehended in Mannar for illegally harvesting conch shells yesterday (15). MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  12:34 pm
Three faculties at Ruhuna University to be reopened tomorrow

Three faculties at Ruhuna University to be reopened tomorrow

Three faculties of the University of Ruhuna located at the Wellamadama complex are to be reopened tomorrow (17), says Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  12:02 pm
Road from Kahawa to Godagama swamped in by ocean waves

Road from Kahawa to Godagama swamped in by ocean waves

Ocean waves have swashed in nearly 1 kilometre into the land along the Galle road from Kahawa, Ambalangoda to Godagama area. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 16, 2019  11:09 am
Hemasiri records 9-hour long statement with CID

Hemasiri records 9-hour long statement with CID

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has given a 9-hour long statement to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday (15), the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 16, 2019  10:44 am
Would not reveal intel officers’ identity at PSC - Deputy Speaker

Would not reveal intel officers’ identity at PSC - Deputy Speaker

Chairman of the Special Parliamentary Select Committee and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ananda Kumarasiri assures that the identity of the intelligence officers would not be revealed at the committee meetings. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 16, 2019  9:55 am
Postal workers to go on strike today

Postal workers to go on strike today

Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a two-day token strike action over their grievances from 4 pm today (16). MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 16, 2019  8:48 am
Showers & winds likely to enhance over south-western areas

Showers & winds likely to enhance over south-western areas

Showery and windy conditions are likely to enhance particularly over South-western parts of the island from 16th to 19th July 2019, the Department of Meteorology says. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 16, 2019  5:55 am
Majority thinks death penalty is unnecessary - Mahinda

Majority thinks death penalty is unnecessary - Mahinda

The death penalty should not be implemented although it continues to exist as a punishment, says the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 15, 2019  10:39 pm
Four busted with 290 electric detonators at Piliyandala

Four busted with 290 electric detonators at Piliyandala

Four persons have been arrested while in possession of 290 electric detonators at Hedigama, Piliyandala, says the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  9:09 pm
EU offers EUR 8.5 million counter-terror support package for Sri Lanka

EU offers EUR 8.5 million counter-terror support package for Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU), under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has presented a support package for Sri Lanka, which will notably focus on law enforcement, rehabilitation and disengagement, counter-narratives and online radicalisation. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  8:05 pm
Heavy rain and strong wind advisory issued

Heavy rain and strong wind advisory issued

The Department of Meteorology says that showery and windy conditions are likely to enhance in the Western, South-western and Southern sea areas of the island from tomorrow (16) evening to July 19. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  6:17 pm
Man sentenced for life over drug possession

Man sentenced for life over drug possession

Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendi today (15) sentenced a suspect to life in prison for the possession of heroin. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  5:30 pm
2019’s last lunar eclipse tomorrow

2019’s last lunar eclipse tomorrow

The last lunar eclipse of the year 2019 can be witnessed tomorrow (16) on the Esala Full Moon Poya Day. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  4:46 pm
Opportunity for people to elect new govt. within next 5 months - President

Opportunity for people to elect new govt. within next 5 months - President

President Maithripala Sirisena has said the people will have the opportunity to elect a new government within the next five months and that he expects them to use their franchise wisely to select honest individuals who love the country. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 15, 2019  4:18 pm
Impossible to deny some parts of a report and accept the rest - PM

Impossible to deny some parts of a report and accept the rest - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the Commander of the Army has publicly acknowledged that former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had not influenced him. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 15, 2019  3:50 pm
Panadura North OIC interdicted over missing T-56 rifles

Panadura North OIC interdicted over missing T-56 rifles

The officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Panadura North Police Station has been interdicted on the National Police Commission’s covering approval after two T-56 assault rifles went missing from his police station. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  3:45 pm
PM calls for clarification on Ranjan’s controversial statement

PM calls for clarification on Ranjan’s controversial statement

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a clarification from State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake regarding his recent controversial comment on the Buddhist clergy residing in temples, says the Prime Minister’s Office. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  3:28 pm
Traffic restricted on Kaduwela-Kollupitiya road for 3 hours

Traffic restricted on Kaduwela-Kollupitiya road for 3 hours

Police said that vehicular movement will be restricted along a section of the Kaduwela-Kollupitiya Road for a period of 03 hours tonight due to the annual Esala Perahera of the Sankapitti Temple in Kaduwela. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  2:44 pm
Wannila Aththo refutes claims on running for president

Wannila Aththo refutes claims on running for president

Regardless of the party, a leader who cares about the country needs to assume power, says Uruwaride Wannila Aththo. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 15, 2019  2:07 pm
Ranjan given 24-hours to apologize to Sangha

Ranjan given 24-hours to apologize to Sangha

A number of parties have objected to a controversial statement made by State Minister Ranjana Ramanayake regarding Buddhist monks, during an interview on social media. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  1:19 pm
No one allowed to postpone presidential election - Deshapriya

No one allowed to postpone presidential election - Deshapriya

There is no issue in holding a Provincial Council (PC) election before the presidential election, says the Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 15, 2019  12:44 pm
Proposal on amending Muslim Marriage & Divorce Act to be handed over to Justice Minister

Proposal on amending Muslim Marriage & Divorce Act to be handed over to Justice Minister

Sri Lanka’s Muslim parliamentarians have decided to handover a proposal to Minister of Justice Thalatha Athukorale today (15) regarding the amendments required to be made to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  12:42 pm
NTJ Colombo District organizer granted bail

NTJ Colombo District organizer granted bail

The Colombo District leader of National Thowheed Jama’ath Mohamed Fawaz has been granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate, says Ada Derana correspondent.

video (0) Comments | July 15, 2019  11:59 am
Will re-assume minister post based on party’s decision - Rishad

Will re-assume minister post based on party’s decision - Rishad

Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen stated that the decision to reassume the ministerial posts will be taken according to the ruling of the party. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 15, 2019  10:51 am
Lankan detained at BIA with foreign cigarettes worth over Rs 1.3 mn

Lankan detained at BIA with foreign cigarettes worth over Rs 1.3 mn

A Sri Lankan passenger who had smuggled in a stock of Dubai-manufactured cigarettes has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  9:56 am
Father & daughter killed by train at unprotected crossing in Wadurawa

Father & daughter killed by train at unprotected crossing in Wadurawa

A 45-year-old father and 11-year-old daughter died today (15) after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Colombo Fort-bound train on the Wadurawa level crossing in Veyangoda police division. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 15, 2019  8:51 am
Sri Lanka keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports

Sri Lanka keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports using ferry services to facilitate easier trade and tourism, its chairman Kavan Ratnayake said. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  8:30 am
Showery condition expected to enhance during next few days

Showery condition expected to enhance during next few days

The Department of Meteorology says the prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance to some extent over most parts of the island, particularly in south-western part during next few days. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  7:56 am
England claim their first World Cup after Super Over drama

England claim their first World Cup after Super Over drama

England won the men’s World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand following a dramatic sudden-death super over in one of the most thrilling matches in cricket history. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 15, 2019  12:13 am
New amendments to Motor Vehicle Act to revoke driving license for life

New amendments to Motor Vehicle Act to revoke driving license for life

Police say the new amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act could revoke a driver’s license for a lifetime for two offenses under drunk driving. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 14, 2019  11:51 pm
Navy Commander granted a service extension

Navy Commander granted a service extension

Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva has been granted a service extension as per an order of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 14, 2019  10:24 pm
Car-Free Zone was launched to allow people have fun in Colombo - Rosy

Car-Free Zone was launched to allow people have fun in Colombo - Rosy

‘Car-Free Zone’, a pilot project launched by the Colombo Municipal Council and the Netherlands Embassy in Colombo, was launched this morning (14) in Colombo. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 14, 2019  9:30 pm
Intelligence officers shouldn’t be exposed through media - Mahinda

Intelligence officers shouldn’t be exposed through media - Mahinda

State Intelligence Officers including the Head of the State Intelligence Service should not be revealed through media, says the Leader of the opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 14, 2019  7:31 pm
Postal workers and GMOA set to strike

Postal workers and GMOA set to strike

Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a strike action over their grievances from 4 pm on the 16th of July. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 14, 2019  7:01 pm
Nepali envoy to Sri Lanka Pyakurel resigns

Nepali envoy to Sri Lanka Pyakurel resigns

Nepali Ambassador to Sri Lanka Bishwambhar Pyakurel has resigned. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 14, 2019  5:33 pm
Amendments to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act to be presented to Justice Min

Amendments to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act to be presented to Justice Min

The proposal with the recommendations to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act will be presented to the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale tomorrow (15), stated MP A. H. M. Fowzie. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 14, 2019  4:48 pm
Suspect arrested over fake tip-off on alleged attack

Suspect arrested over fake tip-off on alleged attack

A suspect, who had given a false tip-off to the Police Emergency service (119) over an alleged attack on the Parliament, has been arrested at Ella area, says the Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 14, 2019  4:39 pm
Will not allow CBK to destroy UNP’s identity - Ravi

Will not allow CBK to destroy UNP’s identity - Ravi

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike and her clan in the UNP will not be allowed to destroy the identity of the party, says Minister Ravi Karunanayake. MORE..

video (0) Comments | July 14, 2019  4:01 pm
Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition in Anuradhapura

Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition in Anuradhapura

The Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Finance will be held in Anuradhapura Walisinghe Harischandra Playground from the 24th to the 27th of July from 10 am to 10 pm, stated the Ministry of Finance issuing a press release. MORE..

(0) Comments | July 14, 2019  2:37 pm