Adaderana Breaking News:
Two women were killed in a bus accident in the Munneswaram area in Chilaw this morning. Police said the private bus had first hit a pedestrian causing another woman inside the bus to fall off and be run over by the same bus. MORE..
The Met Department says that the low pressure area still persists South East of Sri Lanka and that under its influence showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Eastern, Northern, North Central and Uva provinces. MORE..
Police have arrested the official driver of Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Susantha Perera in suspicion over the robbery of 2,700 Euros, Rs 472,000 and various documents from an Italian couple. MORE..
Ada Derana, Sri Lanka’s premier news provider today announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s first official news app for Windows 8 connected devices. The innovative app is aimed at users of both the PC and mobile versions of Microsoft Windows namely Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app. MORE...
A train engine from the Dematagoda yard had automatically started running at around 1.45am this morning (December 5) and proceeded without a driver up to Mt. Lavinia before being stopped. MORE..
Sri Lanka has described as “unfortunate” Manmohan Singh’s absence from last month’s Commonwealth meeting in Colombo and denied information about a visit by the Prime Minister announced by finance minister P. Chidambaram last week. MORE...
A Dubai-based Sri Lankan couple is seeking help to pay the mounting hospital bills of their newborn son undergoing treatment for a respiratory problem. MORE..
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) found 13.5 tonnes of hidden milk powder stocks at a prominent milk powder factory in Welisara. MORE..
The Sri Lankan rupee rose to a four-week high on Wednesday, led by inward remittances and as some foreign investors bought government treasuries, dealers said. The spot rupee was trading at 130.85/90 per dollar at 0632 GMT, its highest since Nov. 7 and firmer from Tuesday’s close of 130.85/95 per dollar. MORE...
The motives behind the murder of the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman, Daniel Rexian have now been linked to an illegitimate relationship between Rexian’s wife and the lead suspect, Kandasamy Kamalendran, the CID revealed. MORE..
The office of the Ministry of Law and Order which was established by President on August 16 was officially declared open today. The Department of Police and the Special Task Force come under the purview of the Ministry. MORE...
The Opposition leader of the Northern Provincial Council K. Kamalendran of the EPDP has been arrested by the CID over the murder of the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman, Police spokesman said. Police added that the wife of the Delft PS chairman along with another suspect has also been arrested.
A $400 million Sri Lankan resort and casino complex planned by Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd faces additional delays and is unlikely to be approved before the end of the year, a top government official said. MORE...
With a political storm raging in Tamil Nadu over India’s military ties with Sri Lanka, Navy chief Admiral D K Joshi on Tuesday clarified that there was “no scaling up of any activity” with the island nation, but added a rider that training the neighbouring country’s military personnel was to India’s advantage. MORE..
International patience could wear thin with Sri Lanka unless it takes action to address allegations of atrocities during the island nation’s civil war, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said. MORE...
A 12 hour water cut will be imposed from 10am to 10pm today in the Negombo Municipal areas, Duwa Pitipana, Katunayaka Seeduwa Municipal areas and Katunayaka FTZ areas, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said.
The 2014 budget for the Kesbewa Urban Council was defeated yesterday (December 3) after it was presented to the UPFA-majority council by Urban Council Chairman Lakshman Perera. MORE..
Investment Promotion Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena today said that various inaccurate opinions are being expressed regarding foreign investments in Sri Lanka and that certain forces are operating against such investments. MORE..
A newly recruited army soldier undergoing training has committed suicide by hanging himself within the premises of a training camp in Puttalam, police said. MORE..
DMK chief M Karunanidhi today demanded that India revoke its offer to train Sri Lankan naval officials and said the act raised doubts if the Centre was going easy on some issues to retain its neutral character worldwide. MORE..
Holding tuition classes, printing model papers, displaying banners, posters, media advertisements targeting 2013 Ordinary Level examination prohibited after midnight December 4, Examinations Chief W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara said.
The results of the 2013 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination will be released on or before the 24th December, says the Commissioner General of Examinations, W. M. N. J. Pushpakumara. MORE..
Dankotuwa Police have arrested a 48-year-old woman who allegedly torched a house in Thamarakuliya, Dankotuwa under the influence of alcohol. MORE..
The Kegalle Provincial High Court today sentenced four persons including the former Vice Chairman of the Dehiowita Pradehsiya Sabha, Priyantha Udayakumara alias ‘Debagama Priyantha’ to 15 years in prison and fined each of them Rs 10,000. MORE..