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Sri Lanka eyes Europe for more tourists

Sri Lanka eyes Europe for more tourists

Sri Lankan government seeks to attract more European tourists and have appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant to focus especially on the European continent, officials said on Thursday. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  7:46 am

New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

New Zealand and Sri Lanka will open diplomatic posts in each other’s nations and are considering a free trade agreement, the Pacific country’s trade minister said on Friday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  8:27 am

Gayantha urges promotion of public-interest driven media

Gayantha urges promotion of public-interest driven media

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Reforms, Gayantha Karunathilaka has stressed that politically and commercially driven media have to be replaced by good ethical and public-interest driven media. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  8:52 am

Six members of same family injured in knife attack

Six members of same family injured in knife attack

Six persons have been hospitalized after being attacked with sharp objects in the Mamadala area in Ambalantota. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  9:05 am

Sarath Kumara Gunaratne released on bail

Sarath Kumara Gunaratne released on bail

Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunarathna has been granted bail, the Ada Derana reporter confirmed. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  10:39 am

Showers expected in parts of the island from today

Showers expected in parts of the island from today

The Department of Meteorology says that showery weather, particularly in Northern and Eastern parts of the island, is expected from today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  11:25 am

Govt says shortlisted bidders for SriLankan Airlines lack experience

Govt says shortlisted bidders for SriLankan Airlines lack experience

Peace Air Pvt Ltd, owned and managed by Sri Lankan business magnate Gamini Wettasinghe, says that it has offered a bid of US$ 5.5 billion to buy 70% stake in the national carrier SriLankan Airlines and 90% share of budget carrier Mihin Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  1:03 pm

Sri Lankan family found stranded on sand dune off Dhanushkodi

Sri Lankan family found stranded on sand dune off Dhanushkodi

A family of five Sri Lankan Tamils were found stranded by Indian fishermen off Arichal Munai in Dhanushkodi, police said today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  2:38 pm

Sobitha Thero’s Rs 20M worth vehicle missing?

Sobitha Thero’s Rs 20M worth vehicle missing?

Police are investigating the alleged disappearance of a luxury car worth around Rs 20 million, which had been used by the late Most Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  3:14 pm

Sri Lanka hits tourism record in 2016

Sri Lanka hits tourism record in 2016

Sri Lanka earned a record USD3.5 billion from tourism in 2016, seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, a government minister said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  3:49 pm

Alibaba founder Jack Ma keen on investing in Sri Lanka: Govt

Alibaba founder Jack Ma keen on investing in Sri Lanka: Govt

World famous Chinese e-Commerce company Alibaba has showed keen interest to investing in Sri Lanka and to build an e-commerce platform to further promote its online business ventures, the Ministry of Finance said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  4:24 pm

Uni students arrested over protest march remanded

Uni students arrested over protest march remanded

A group of 7 university students including four Buddhist monks, arrested in connection with yesterday’s protest at the Kollupitiya junction, have been remanded till January 26 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  5:20 pm

President urges private institutions to switch off lights used for advertising & decoration

President urges private institutions to switch off lights used for advertising & decoration

President Maithripala Sirisena today requested all the private institutions to join frugal way of use of power by switching off lights that are used for the advertising and decoration purposes of their respective institutions. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  6:02 pm

A Dog’s Purpose premiere cancelled after leaked video of stunt dog ‘in distress’

A Dog’s Purpose premiere cancelled after leaked video of stunt dog ‘in distress’

The world premiere of A Dog’s Purpose, Universal’s new canine adventure, has been cancelled following the emergence of a video that appears to show a stunt dog in distress on the film’s set. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  6:20 pm

SLFP Chief Ministers set to hold talks with MR

SLFP Chief Ministers set to hold talks with MR

Sri Lanka’s provincial Chief Ministers representing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are slated to meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a special discussions. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  6:38 pm

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States after a long and divisive campaign. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2017  10:44 pm

India, Sri Lanka talks to develop Trincomalee port enters final stage

India, Sri Lanka talks to develop Trincomalee port enters final stage

India and Sri Lanka will soon be finalising an accord to take New Delhi’s help to develop Trincomalee Port in the East of the Island nation, a move seen as Colombo’s attempt at fine balancing India and China. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  1:58 am

Trains delayed on coastal line due to derailment

Trains delayed on coastal line due to derailment

Train services on the Southern coastal line have been disrupted owing to the derailment of a train near the Galle railway station. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  7:36 am

Hambantota Port project should come through - PM

Hambantota Port project should come through - PM

Tensions between the U.S. and China are unlikely to escalate into a global trade war, even as geopolitical friction intensifies across Asia, Sri Lanka’s prime minister said. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  7:52 am

Pakistan fully committed to SAARC charter – Sharif tells PM

Pakistan fully committed to SAARC charter – Sharif tells PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan wished to see South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) a vibrant regional organisation and was fully committed to the principles and objectives of the SAARC charter. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  8:17 am

Sri Lanka in talks to offer Trinco Port to India – Fonseka

Sri Lanka in talks to offer Trinco Port to India – Fonseka

Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue here, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development, said that the decision on offering the port to India will be taken soon. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  10:14 am

Police to crack down on vehicles with tinted windows

Police to crack down on vehicles with tinted windows

Sri Lanka Police said that legal action will be taken against motorists covering the driver and front passenger windows with tints or curtains, with effect from today (Jan. 19). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  11:15 am

Supreme Court issues notice on Lankaenews editor

Supreme Court issues notice on Lankaenews editor

The Supreme Court today issued notice on Lankaenews editor Sandaruwan Senadheera to appear before the court in March 03, on charges of contempt of court. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  11:21 am

Field officers can practically implement govt’s policies – President

Field officers can practically implement govt’s policies – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says it is the relevant field officers who can practically implement the government’s policies among the people and get successful results to build a prosperous country by enhancing the agriculture. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  1:11 pm

Lotus Road closed due to protest

Lotus Road closed due to protest

Lotus Road in Colombo Fort has been temporarily closed due to a protest march, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  2:15 pm

US Embassy reveals reason behind closure of Iranawila station

US Embassy reveals reason behind closure of Iranawila station

The United States government today said it is returning with gratitude its lease of over 400 acres of property in Iranawila back to the Government of Sri Lanka in its entirety, including any and all improvements. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  3:11 pm

Guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper visits Sri Lanka

Guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper visits Sri Lanka

The Arleigh Burke Class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) today arrived for a brief visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  4:03 pm

Red Hat brings the ‘Power’ of open source to Sri Lanka

Red Hat brings the ‘Power’ of open source to Sri Lanka

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, hosted a half-day technology event in Colombo at Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside on Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  4:13 pm

Police fire tear gas on protesting university students

Police fire tear gas on protesting university students

Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the university students engaged in a protest march blocking the road at the Kollupitiya Junction. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  4:19 pm

Woman who went missing during 88/89 uprising returns home after 25 years

Woman who went missing during 88/89 uprising returns home after 25 years

A woman who allegedly went missing during the 1988-89 insurrection in Sri Lanka when she was just 18 year old has reportedly returned to her home in Giraulla, Gampola after 25 years, a period during which she was held against her will and made to slave at a house. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2017  6:25 pm