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Two Sri Lankan restaurants among Asias 50 best

Two Sri Lankan restaurants among Asias 50 best

Two Sri Lankan restaurants, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi ranked 29th & 49th at Asias 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony held in Bangkok today. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  10:06 pm

14 arrested for harvesting sea cucumbers illegally

14 arrested for harvesting sea cucumbers illegally

The Naval personnel have arrested 14 persons while harvesting sea cucumbers, in the sea area off Keeramunal, the Navy said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  9:12 pm

India to assist drought-hit Sri Lanka

India to assist drought-hit Sri Lanka

India is to donate eight water bowsers or large tanks and 100 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka, as part of drought relief for the island country which is headed for one of its worst droughts in 30 years. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  9:07 pm

Rathana Thero can rejoin party if he retracts statement - JHU

Rathana Thero can rejoin party if he retracts statement - JHU

Co-Chairman of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Ven. Hedigalle Wimalasara Thera says parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera can rejoin the party if he retracts the initial statement he made when announcing his decision to sit independently in parliament. MORE..

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  8:13 pm

Live lobsters worth Rs.100,000 seized in Colpitty

Live lobsters worth Rs.100,000 seized in Colpitty

Live lobsters worth over Rs.100,000 were seized from a Chinese restaurant in Colpitty, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  5:44 pm

President should take control of CBSL - GL

President should take control of CBSL - GL

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka should come under the preview of President Maithripala Sirisena, former Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  5:10 pm

Norway ready to develop Sri Lankan ports Ambassador

Norway ready to develop Sri Lankan ports  Ambassador

Norwegian ambassador to Sri Lanka Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether says that Norway is ready to invest in the Sri Lankan ports. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  3:30 pm

Govt. to offer compensation to victims of boat capsizing

Govt. to offer compensation to victims of boat capsizing

The government will offer compensation to victims and families of the deceased impacted by the boat capsizing in Katukurunda. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  3:12 pm

Malaysian court finds film activist guilty for showing SL war documentary

Malaysian court finds film activist guilty for showing SL war documentary

Activist Lena Hendry has been found guilty by the Magistrate Court today for allegedly screening a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war without the approval of the Censorship Board. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  2:46 pm

CB Governor at CoI to give evidence on controversial bond sale

CB Governor at CoI to give evidence on controversial bond sale

Central Bank Governor Indrajith Kumaraswamy on Tuesday arrived at the recently appointed Presidential Commission to give evidence on the bond sale issue. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  2:39 pm

Pledge to end police abuse not met, HRW urges Sri Lanka

Pledge to end police abuse not met, HRW urges Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has not met its pledge to curtail police abuses prior to the March 2017 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch said today. Security sector reform was one of 25 undertakings by Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council resolution adopted by consensus in October 2015. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  2:03 pm

Gotabaya responds to allegations regarding Kotelawala medical faculty

Gotabaya responds to allegations regarding Kotelawala medical faculty

The decision to build the Faculty of Medicine at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was taken following an advice from Prof. Carlo Fonseka, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  1:23 pm

Niroshan Dickwella suspended by ICC for 2 limited-over matches

Niroshan Dickwella suspended by ICC for 2 limited-over matches

Sri Lankas Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited-over matches after his accumulated demerit points reached five within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 30 per cent fine and two demerit points. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  11:29 am

Search continues for third day for missing pilgrims in Katukurunda

Search continues for third day for missing pilgrims in Katukurunda

The search for missing persons continues for the third day in Katukurunda as a boat capsized with a group of pilgrims, the Navy said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  10:36 am

Brother kills younger brother in Boralesgamuwa

Brother kills younger brother in Boralesgamuwa

A 34-year-old man is dead and his elder brother is in custody after a stabbing in Boralesgamuwa last evening, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  10:22 am

Constitution that SLFP endorses wont require a referendum - Minister

Constitution that SLFP endorses wont require a referendum - Minister

The aim of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is to draft a Constitution that would not require to go through a referendum, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 21, 2017  10:06 am

India will not press for merger of north, east provinces: Jaishankar

India will not press for merger of north, east provinces: Jaishankar

India will not be pressing Sri Lanka to merge the Northern and Eastern Provinces to form a single Tamil-majority, Tamil-speaking province as envisaged by the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987, the Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Monday. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  8:32 am

Sri Lanka gears up to host Global Consultation on Migrant Health

Sri Lanka gears up to host Global Consultation on Migrant Health

Health leaders will gather in Colombo for a landmark consultation on migrant health from 21-23 February 2017. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  8:23 am

Three dead after three-wheeler collides with tipper

Three dead after three-wheeler collides with tipper

Three persons have died following an accident involving a three-wheeler and a tipper truck in Weeraketiya, Hambantota. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  8:11 am

Plane crashes into Melbourne Shopping Centre

Plane crashes into Melbourne Shopping Centre

A charter plane crashed into a Melbourne shopping complex Tuesday morning killing all five people on board and sparking a massive blaze. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 21, 2017  8:02 am

FCID questions Namal about spiritual amulet given to him by astrologer

FCID questions Namal about spiritual amulet given to him by astrologer

Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) to give a statement on Monday afternoon. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 20, 2017  8:40 pm

Amid international pressure, govt. is hunting war heroes - PHU

Amid international pressure, govt. is hunting war heroes - PHU

Amid pressure from the international community, this government is sacrificing war heroes, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) alleged on Monday. MORE...

video (0)Comments | February 20, 2017  6:20 pm

17-year-old hacked to death in Thalawa

17-year-old hacked to death in Thalawa

The police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old youth in Nabada, Thalawa, police said. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  5:57 pm

Assault on journalist Noyahr: army personnel suspended

Assault on journalist Noyahr: army personnel suspended

The service of the army personnel including a Major who were arrested and remanded on the charges of abducting and assaulting journalist Keith Noyahr have been suspended, it was reported. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  5:52 pm

Sobitha Thero calls for the ban of school big matches

Sobitha Thero calls for the ban of school big matches

Owing to the recent inconsiderate behaviour of students from two leading schools in Colombo, former leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thero on Monday called for the ban of school big matches in Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 20, 2017  5:35 pm