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Raghavan calls for proposal on channelling Iranamadu water to Jaffna

Raghavan calls for proposal on channelling Iranamadu water to Jaffna

Northern Province Governor Suren Raghavan has undertaken an observation visit to the Iranamadu Tank today (18). MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  9:22 pm
Four more suspects remanded over Beruwala heroin haul

Four more suspects remanded over Beruwala heroin haul

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has ordered to remand four more suspects, who were arrested in connection with the 231 kg haul of heroin discovered in Beruwala. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  7:16 pm
Case against Dhammaloka Thero postponed

Case against Dhammaloka Thero postponed

Hearing of the case against Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero, filed over the alleged illegal possession of an elephant calf, until February 07. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  4:56 pm
Municipal Councilor arrested over CPC incident granted bail

Municipal Councilor arrested over CPC incident granted bail

Colombo Municipal Councilor K. G. Kulathissa from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), who was arrested and remanded over the incident at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) premises during the recent unrest, has been released on bail as per the orders of Colombo Chief Magistrate. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  4:36 pm
First Sri Lankan women graduate from British Army school of ceremonial

First Sri Lankan women graduate from British Army school of ceremonial

The first women from Sri Lanka will graduate from the Army School of Ceremonial in Catterick, United Kingdom this week. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  4:10 pm
Sri Lanka has potential for development but not the will - Ravi

Sri Lanka has potential for development but not the will - Ravi

Infrastructure in the fields of health and education should be developed forthwith, says Minister Ravi Karunanayake. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  4:08 pm
Man nabbed over sneaking heroin for arrested son

Man nabbed over sneaking heroin for arrested son

A person has been arrested last night (17) for sneaking heroin into the police station for his son, who is currently in custody of Medagama Police in Bibile. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  2:03 pm
Sri Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

Sri Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Government of Sri Lanka today (18) inked a comprehensive work plan to advance Sri Lanka’s rice self-sufficiency goals through joint research for development projects in the country in the next five years. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  1:20 pm
Road closures in Kotahena

Road closures in Kotahena

Vehicular movement on a part of K. Cyril C.Perera Mawatha in Kotahena police division will be limited from 10.00 p.m. tonight (18) until 5.00 a.m. on January 21. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  1:09 pm
25 attorneys sworn in as President’s Counsels

25 attorneys sworn in as President’s Counsels

Twenty-five President’s Counsels, appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, have taken oaths before the Supreme Court this morning (18). MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  12:33 pm
Suspect arrested over sexually abusing pet dog further remanded

Suspect arrested over sexually abusing pet dog further remanded

Balangoda Magistrate’s Court has ordered to further remand the suspect, who was arrested from Massenna area in Balangoda over the charges of killing a pet dog by sexually abusing it, until January 31, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  12:12 pm
Forest fire in Ginigathhena continues to spread

Forest fire in Ginigathhena continues to spread

A Pine tree forest reserve in Kadawala area of Ginigathhena police division has been on fire for nearly four days so far. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  11:40 am
Italian dies after being hit by train in Mt. Lavina

Italian dies after being hit by train in Mt. Lavina

A foreigner has died after he was hit by a train in Mount Lavinia. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  10:16 am
Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes duties at Opposition Leader’s Office

Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes duties at Opposition Leader’s Office

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has assumed duties at the Opposition Leader’s Office in Colombo this morning (18), said Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 18, 2019  9:33 am
Cold weather in most parts of the island

Cold weather in most parts of the island

Fairly colder nights and mornings are expected over most parts of the island during the next few days, the Department of Meteorology stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  8:33 am
Army to release over 1,200 acres of state and private land in North

Army to release over 1,200 acres of state and private land in North

Sri Lanka Army is set to release 1,201.88 more acres of Army-used state and private lands in the North during ceremonies in Mullaittivu and the North on Monday (21), presided by President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019  8:30 am
UK will remain open to Sri Lanka post-Brexit - Dauris

UK will remain open to Sri Lanka post-Brexit - Dauris

The United Kingdom, after the Brexit, will have in place a system of tariffs which extends the same preferential tariff rates to countries, which are currently beneficiaries of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) including Sri Lanka, the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka stated. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 18, 2019  12:39 am
Philippine Speaker assures parliament’s support for Sri Lanka

Philippine Speaker assures parliament’s support for Sri Lanka

The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines has stated that the Parliament of the Philippines will certainly agree to all the programmes implemented by the government of Philippines under the guidance of the Philippines President, with the aim of assisting Sri Lanka. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  11:38 pm
Another committee to probe assault on prison inmates

Another committee to probe assault on prison inmates

Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale has appointed another three-member committee to probe the violent assault on a group of inmates of Agunukolapelessa Prison. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  9:17 pm
CID arrests 4 suspects with 100kg of explosives

CID arrests 4 suspects with 100kg of explosives

Four persons in possession of 100kg of explosives and 100 detonators have been arrested in Wanathawilluwa area in Puttalam. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  8:01 pm
Politicians demanding federal state in North have no right to live in South - Weerasekara

Politicians demanding federal state in North have no right to live in South - Weerasekara

Any Tamil politician who speaks on transforming the Northern Province into a federal state has no right to live with Sinhalese people in the South, claims former MP Sarath Weerasekara. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  5:13 pm
President signs three loan agreements totaling USD 455 mn USD with ADB

President signs three loan agreements totaling USD 455 mn USD with ADB

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed on Thursday three loan agreements totalling 455 million U.S. dollars with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund projects in higher education and transport as well as a technical assistance loan in the urban sector. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  4:38 pm
Germany arrests LTTE suspect over Lakshman Kadirgamar assassination

Germany arrests LTTE suspect over Lakshman Kadirgamar assassination

German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  3:58 pm
SLC election postponed by two weeks

SLC election postponed by two weeks

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) election will be postponed by two weeks, the Ministry of Sports said. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  3:10 pm
UNP will put forward a candidate who can win presidential poll - Navin

UNP will put forward a candidate who can win presidential poll - Navin

The United National Party will only put forward a candidate who can win the presidential election, says Minister Navin Dissanayake. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  2:36 pm
Former UDA Director testifies in Gamini Senarath’s case

Former UDA Director testifies in Gamini Senarath’s case

The case against the former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three other defendants was taken up before the Colombo High Court today (17). MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  1:48 pm
15-year-old attacked and killed with sharp weapon

15-year-old attacked and killed with sharp weapon

Three youths have been arrested for murdering a 15-year-old boy by attacking him with a sharp weapon in Valaichchenai. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  1:16 pm
Presidential Commission to probe corruption in govt

Presidential Commission to probe corruption in govt

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate into allegations of corruption and malpractices that had taken place from 15th January 2015 to 31st December 2018. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  12:57 pm
Akkaraipattu Deputy Mayor arrested by TID

Akkaraipattu Deputy Mayor arrested by TID

The Deputy Mayor of Akkaraipattu Municipal Council Abdul Gaffoor Asmy has been arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID). MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  12:40 pm
Duterte drug war ‘an example to the whole world’: Sirisena

Duterte drug war ‘an example to the whole world’: Sirisena

After his government vowed last year to “replicate the success” of the Philippines’ drug war, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena again heaped praises on President Rodrigo Duterte’s top crusade, saying it is an example to the whole world. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  11:33 am
CBSL buys Rs 90 billion in Treasury bills

CBSL buys Rs 90 billion in Treasury bills

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) subscribed to Treasury bills (T-bills) amounting to Rs. 90 billion in January 2019. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  10:30 am
Special HC to hear Gotabaya’s case from Jan 22

Special HC to hear Gotabaya’s case from Jan 22

The Permanent High Court Trial at Bar has decided to hear the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case against the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa from January 22. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  10:25 am
President and PM informed to prepare for PC polls

President and PM informed to prepare for PC polls

The Elections Commission has called for President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to make the necessary arrangements to hold the Provincial Council elections without delay. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  10:00 am
Former Defense Secretary arrives at Special High Court

Former Defense Secretary arrives at Special High Court

Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Permanent High Court-at-Bar this morning (17) for the case pertaining to the construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa museum, Ada Derana reporter stated. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  9:48 am
Heroin worth over Rs 60 mn seized in Kaduwela

Heroin worth over Rs 60 mn seized in Kaduwela

A person in possession of 5kg 24g of heroin has been arrested in Kothalawala, Kaduwela yesterday (16). MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 17, 2019  9:02 am
Theresa May’s government survives a no-confidence vote

Theresa May’s government survives a no-confidence vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has seen off a bid to remove her government from power, winning a no confidence vote by 325 to 306. MORE...

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  8:33 am
Fairly strong winds in several provinces

Fairly strong winds in several provinces

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph can be expected over North-western, Eastern, Uva, North-central and Western provinces and in Hambantota district, the Department of Meteorology stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019  8:29 am
Galaha hospital reopened after 5 months

Galaha hospital reopened after 5 months

The Galaha hospital, which had been shut down since an incident of violence in August 2018, was reopened after five months. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 16, 2019  11:11 pm
Country’s crime rate hikes due to drugs - IGP

Country’s crime rate hikes due to drugs - IGP

The crime rate in the country has increased owing to the use of drugs, says Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 16, 2019  9:43 pm
Suren Ragawan is President’s best decision – Meegahajandure Wimala Thero

Suren Ragawan is President’s best decision – Meegahajandure Wimala Thero

The best decision the President has taken was appointing Suren Ragawan as the Governor of the Northern Province, stated Ven. Meegahajandure Wimala Thero of Naga Vihara in Jaffna. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 16, 2019  7:25 pm
Five MoUs signed between Sri Lanka and Philippines

Five MoUs signed between Sri Lanka and Philippines

Five Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) were signed between Sri Lankan and the Philippines on educations, tourism, agricultural and economic corporation, stated the President’s Media Division. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 16, 2019  6:52 pm
Dr. Padeniya is with goal of becoming minister – Rajitha

Dr. Padeniya is with goal of becoming minister – Rajitha

Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne says that President informed him on how a Presidential Committee can be appointed against a Ministry. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 16, 2019  6:01 pm
President Sirisena meets Philippine President

President Sirisena meets Philippine President

President Maithripala Sirisena has met with the President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte a short while ago. Bilateral discussions between the two countries are currently underway. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 16, 2019  5:01 pm
Fake Ayurvedic doctor nabbed with narcotic pills

Fake Ayurvedic doctor nabbed with narcotic pills

A fraudulent medical clinic has been raided in Weerasooriya Kanda area in Pasyala, at around 12 p.m. yesterday (15). MORE..

(0) Comments | January 16, 2019  4:55 pm
Mahinda’s appeal against CA interim order to be heard on Feb 6

Mahinda’s appeal against CA interim order to be heard on Feb 6

The Supreme Court has ordered to take up the appeal seeking the void of an interim order issued by the Court of Appeal, suspending the former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet of Ministers from functioning, on February 06. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 16, 2019  4:25 pm
Violent assault on Agunukolapelessa inmates caught on CCTV

Violent assault on Agunukolapelessa inmates caught on CCTV

Several video clips containing violent assault on a group of inmates at the Agunukolapelessa Prison have been disclosed. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 16, 2019  3:13 pm
Former DIG Nalaka de Silva further remanded

Former DIG Nalaka de Silva further remanded

Former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was arrested by the CID in connection with an alleged assassination plot targeting the President and former Defence Secretary, has been further remanded until 21st January. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 16, 2019  2:42 pm
Land reclamation for Port City completed

Land reclamation for Port City completed

Land reclamation of the Colombo International Financial City (Port City) has been completed as of now, the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 16, 2019  2:00 pm
If serving President is contesting, Prez polls can be held any time – Dinesh

If serving President is contesting, Prez polls can be held any time – Dinesh

There are provisions in the constitution allowing Presidential elections to be held at any time if the serving President is contesting, says MP Dinesh Gunawardena. MORE..

video (0) Comments | January 16, 2019  1:37 pm
Remains of Pinoy drowning victims flown to Sri Lanka

Remains of Pinoy drowning victims flown to Sri Lanka

The remains of the Filipino couple who drowned in the Maldives were flown to Sri Lanka where they will be embalmed before their final journey home. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 16, 2019  1:05 pm