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Wimal will be submitting a second appeal for bail - Samaraweera

Wimal will be submitting a second appeal for bail - Samaraweera

MP Jayantha Samaraweera has stated that a second application to grant bail to imprisoned MP, Wimal Weerawansa will be put forward. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 23, 2017  8:58 am

Sri Lankan woman held at KIA for drug smuggling

Sri Lankan woman held at KIA for drug smuggling

The officials of the Air Intelligence and Customs at Kempegowda International Airport arrested a 39-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was smuggling contraband drugs to Colombo, last week. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 23, 2017  7:21 am

Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament

Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament

A woman was killed and a police officer stabbed near the British Houses of Parliament in London during a wild attack Wednesday that’s being treated “as a terrorist incident,” according to reports. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  9:09 pm

Sri Lanka will co-sponsor UN resolution for timeline extension - Harsha

Sri Lanka will co-sponsor UN resolution for timeline extension - Harsha

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva says that Sri Lanka will be co-sponsoring a Resolution with the United States and the other main co-sponsors, for a two-year extension of the timeline for fulfilment of commitments made in UNHRC Resolution 30/1. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  9:04 pm

Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

While welcoming Sri Lanka’s ‘promising progress’ in constitutional reforms, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today urged the government to set up mechanisms to implement the resolution adopted at the UNHRC in 2015.

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  8:46 pm

Lasantha’s murder: Sujeewa admits having a suspicion about SF

Lasantha’s murder: Sujeewa admits having a suspicion about SF

State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe says that he had a suspicion about Sarath Fonseka as well with regard to the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga during the previous government. MORE..

video (0)Comments | March 22, 2017  7:00 pm

Sri Lankan nabbed for alleged sexual and physical assault

Sri Lankan nabbed for alleged sexual and physical assault

In the space of 24 hours, a Sri Lankan national allegedly assaulted two women sexually and physically at Bandar Baru Uda in Malaysia. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  6:00 pm

Mahesh Senanayake appointed Army Chief of Staff

Mahesh Senanayake appointed Army Chief of Staff

Major General Mahesh Senanayake has been appointed as the chief of staff of the Sri Lankan Army. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  4:50 pm

Pensions Department suspends defence personnel pension cuts

Pensions Department suspends defence personnel pension cuts

The Department of Pensions has decided to not cut the pensions of retired, deceased and disabled armed forces personnel. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  4:43 pm

Owners of stray dogs face Rs 25,000 fine and 2 years imprisonment

Owners of stray dogs face Rs 25,000 fine and 2 years imprisonment

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal put forward to carry out an amendment to the Registration of Dogs Ordinance No 25 of 1901. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  3:28 pm

Colombo is the second fastest growing port - Arjuna

Colombo is the second fastest growing port - Arjuna

Colombo Port has become the second fastest growing port among the ports which carries out terminal operations, Minister Arjuna Ranathunga stated. It is an increment of 10.6 %, he said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  2:59 pm

Dengue Eradication Week commences in Trincomalee

Dengue Eradication Week commences in Trincomalee

Dengue Eradication Week commenced today in Trincomalee District with the participation of 150 groups including security forces, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  2:40 pm

North Korea ‘fails’ in new missile test: South

North Korea ‘fails’ in new missile test: South

A new North Korean missile test appeared to have ended in failure, according to South Korean and US officials. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  1:29 pm

Body found in rest house in Maradana

Body found in rest house in Maradana

A dead body has been found in a resthouse in Maradana, yesterday (21), Maradana police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  12:32 pm

Police officers to be deployed near girls’ schools in Colombo

Police officers to be deployed near girls’ schools in Colombo

Sri Lanka Police has decided to deploy teams of police officers – uniformed and in civilian clothing – near girls’ schools in and around Colombo city. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  12:20 pm

India donates water bowsers to help drought affected people

India donates water bowsers to help drought affected people

Government of India donated eight water bowsers to supply water to the people in drought affected areas. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 22, 2017  11:20 am

Wimal goes on a hunger strike

Wimal goes on a hunger strike

MP Wimal Weerawansa is reported to have engaged in a period of fasting in prison, protesting against the refusal of his bail proposal. MORE...

video (0)Comments | March 22, 2017  10:55 am

Arrest warrant issued on Energy Secretary Batagoda

Arrest warrant issued on Energy Secretary Batagoda

Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today issued an arrest warrant on the Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda for failing to appear before courts on a bribery case against former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena. MORE..

video (0)Comments | March 22, 2017  10:42 am

Main suspect linked to prison bus shooting arrested

Main suspect linked to prison bus shooting arrested

The main suspect linked to the Kalutara prison bus shooting has been arrested after the individual was found hiding in Sella Kataragama yesterday (21), police media spokesperson Priyantha Jayakody revealed. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  9:21 am

Sri Lankan Navy has scant regard for diplomacy: Palaniswami

Sri Lankan Navy has scant regard for diplomacy: Palaniswami

In the wake of the arrests of 10 fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy, less than a month after the alleged gunning down of another fisherman on the high seas, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has accused the Sri Lankan Navy of having little regard for diplomatic efforts. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  8:59 am

UK bans laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle East countries

UK bans laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle East countries

The UK government has announced a sweeping cabin ban on laptops and tablets on inbound flights from six countries, following a similar move by the US on Monday. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  8:31 am

President Sirisena leaves for Russia

President Sirisena leaves for Russia

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Russia this morning (Mar. 22) on an official invitation made by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  8:03 am

Indian fishermen urge Swaraj to take legal action against Sri Lanka

Indian fishermen urge Swaraj to take legal action against Sri Lanka

India should initiate legal proceedings against Sri Lanka in connection with the alleged killing of an Indian fisherman in that country, a delegation of Tamil Nadu fishermen demanded today during a meeting with External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  12:42 am

UNICEF appeals for $1m funding for Sri Lanka drought

UNICEF appeals for $1m funding for Sri Lanka drought

The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday appealed for one million dollars in funding to support Sri Lanka during the country’s worst drought. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  7:30 pm

Police officers arrested over Rs.100 bribe

Police officers arrested over Rs.100 bribe

Two police officials have been arrested for soliciting a bribe worth Rs.100. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  5:09 pm