The World Health Organization, along with its global partners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced that it will provide 120 million rapid-diagnostic antigen tests to people in lower- and middle-income countries over the next six months. MORE..
His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, has passed away, his office announced on Tuesday, plunging his country into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and a humanitarian champion. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have emphasized the necessity to construct residences for estate workers in close proximity to their existing line houses. MORE..
The owner of the building that collapsed at Buwelikada, Anura Lewke, who was arrested by police today, has been remanded until October 13 by the Kandy Magistrate’s Court. MORE..
Further consideration of the petitions filed at the Supreme Court challenging the draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution has been postponed until tomorrow (30). MORE..
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka moved to 3,365 today (29) as two persons were confirmed to have contracted the virus. MORE..
The Prime Minister will not be made a nominal role through the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, says Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal submitted by Minister of Justice Ali Sabry to establish a special unit under the Ministry of Justice to implement a Judicial Reform Program. MORE..
Army personnel have seized a consignment of 946 kilograms of turmeric, suspected to have been smuggled into the country illegally via the sea route, concealed at Kondachchi, Mannar. MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to implement the proposals tabled by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, on banning of cattle slaughter in the country with immediate effect, subjected to the implementation of relevant measures. MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers has given its approval to terminate the Japan-funded Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, which was planned to be implemented in the western region of Sri Lanka as a solution for the severe traffic congestion. MORE..
The owner of the collapsed building in Buwelikada, Kandy, Anura Lewke, has been arrested by the police. MORE..
Attorney General Dappula de Livera today (29) informed the Supreme Court that the Government has decided to add several amendments to the draft of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution during the committee stage in Parliament. MORE..
Zahran Hashim carried out the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks at the behest of another party, says parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman. MORE..
Two persons who had been in possession of 653g of ‘Mandy’, an artificial chemical drug, have been arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF). MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa explored the possibility of assigning the larger percentage of supply of school and security forces uniform material to local industrialists, today (28). MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to provide uniform material for school children instead of the vouchers. MORE..
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today announced that the Bangladesh National Team’s Tour of Sri Lanka which was scheduled to take place during the months of September – November 2020 has been postponed owing to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. MORE..
The next Bishop of Colombo will be Fr Dushantha Rodrigo, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby announced today. MORE..
The Consumer Affairs Authority says that legal action is to be taken against 56 traders in several areas for selling coconuts above the prices according to the circumference. MORE..
Twenty-one more petitions have been filed today before the Supreme Court challenging the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution, bringing the total number of applications filed against the draft bill thus far to 39. MORE..
Minister of Justice Ali Sabry says that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution or the 1987 Bilateral Accord will not be looked into when forming the newly proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution. MORE..
A woman sustaining critical injuries in an assault has died in the Thalahena area in Talangama, stated the Police. MORE..
The Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that it would be better to obtain public opinion when creating a new constitution. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology forecasts that several spells of light showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. MORE..
Sri Lanka Police says that a total of 1,481 persons have been arrested during a special operation in Western Province. MORE..