The reason for the depreciation of Sri Lankan Rupee against the US Dollar is the increase in US interest rate, according to the State Minister Harsha De Silva. MORE..
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga became the first Sri Lankan to be awarded the Prestigious Medal of Commander in the National Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest rank of the National Order of France. MORE..
A programme for the renovating dilapidated tanks in the Anuradhapura district under the Cascaded Tank-Village System will commence today (21) near the Mahawilachchiya, Nabadagasdigiliya tank under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..
‘Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018’, the national awards ceremony felicitating the Sri Lankans who have defied convention and raised the bar of excellence, was held for the third consecutive year at the Hilton in Colombo on Thursday (20). MORE..
Army Intelligence Officer Lieutenant Colonel Erantha Peiris has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in connection with the disappearance of Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. MORE..
Former UNP Western Provincial Councilor and Attorney-at-Law Shiral Lakthilake has been appointed as an advisor to President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..
The appeal filed by Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, challenging his 6-years prison sentence, will be taken up for consideration on September 28 before the Supreme Court. MORE..
Vavuniya Police Headquarters have arrested a person while transporting Kerala Cannabis on Jaffna-Colombo luxury bus. MORE..
Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that the allegations against Inspector General of Police (IGP) should be proven before he can be removed from his post. MORE..
Police says that a section of the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway will be temporarily closed off until October 04 due to construction work on the New Kelani Bridge. MORE..
The special commission, appointed to rectify the salary disparities and issues related to salaries in the Public Service, has commenced accepting relevant opinions and suggestions. MORE..
Considering the frequent deaths and accidents of elephants on rail tracks and damage that causes on trains, prompt action will be taken to avoid more elephant-train collisions, said Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva. MORE..
Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns pose a threat to Sri Lanka and could reduce GDP and living standards, a new World Bank report says. MORE..
The Law & Order Minister has informed the Secretary to the ministry to investigate the allegations against IGP Pujith Jayasundara at a ministerial-level, deputy minister Nalin Bandara told Parliament this morning. MORE..
Wholesale and retail sellers say that consumers cannot buy high-quality wheat flour at the control price imposed by the government. MORE..
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the education system in the country should be adapted to suit the modern world. MORE..
A woman has been arrested in Pitawila, Moragahahena for the possession of illicit liquor. MORE..
The AIADMK on Wednesday decided to take on its principal rival DMK, which had been targeting the ruling party with allegations of corruption, by reviving the issue of the DMK’s “complicity” in the alleged massacre of Tamils during the final phase of the Eelam War in Sri Lanka in May 2009. MORE..
The ceremony to vest the Gomarankadawala Bakmeegama tank which is renovated under the ‘Sirisara Pivisuma’ project with the public and the opening of the 30 km long Elephant Fence which is constructed as a pilot project in Gomarankadawala area to provide a solution for the age old human elephant conflict, will be held... MORE..
Sri Lanka has decided against giving control of Palaly Airport to India just days after the state-run Airport Authority of India made a move to develop it. MORE..
The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has imposed a 100 per cent margin deposit requirement against Letters of Credit (LCs) opened with the commercial banks for the import of motor vehicles, which are generally used for non-commercial purposes, with immediate effect. MORE..
The Ministry of Finance and Media states that price hike of sugar will not be permitted as the international price of sugar has been drastically reduced due to excess sugar in the world market. MORE..
Following a discussion held with Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Bakery Owners’ Association said that they will be able to bring down the price of a loaf of bread by Rs 5 within several days. MORE..
The current Inspector General of Police (IGP) is behaving in a manner that disrepute the whole of Sri Lankan Police history, says JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake. MORE..
The decision to revive the Embilipitiya Paper Mill, which had discontinued its production, has received Cabinet approval. MORE..
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered the release from jail of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt Safdar, suspending the sentences they received from an accountability court in July. MORE..
Chief Prelates of Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters have given a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena to bring his attention to actions of both clergy and laymen against the Buddha Sasana. MORE..
Professor Channa Jayasumana says that the mythical history created by racists in Sri Lanka has led to violation of human right in all Sri Lankans. MORE..
The Ministry of Law and Order has recommended to the National Police Commission to place DIG Nalaka de Silva on compulsory leave with immediate effect, to facilitate the ongoing investigations into allegations against him. MORE..
Action could be taken regarding the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara’s behavior, says Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne. MORE..
Thirty individuals have been arrested under various charges during a 12-hour special search operation carried out within Matale district, centralizing on four police stations. MORE..
A suspect wearing a full face helmet and armed with a knife has robbed Rs 1.7 million in cash from a private finance company in Chavakachcheri. MORE..