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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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  10:55 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

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..

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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..

(0)Comments | March 22, 2017  7:00 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

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

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

Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen off Delft

Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen off Delft

The Navy personnel onboard of a Fast Attack Craft of the Northern Naval Command, arrested 10 Indian fishermen along with their fishing trawler poaching in the Sri Lankan waters South of Delft Island. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  11:34 am

Assault on Keith Noyahr: CID arrests Army Corporal

Assault on Keith Noyahr: CID arrests Army Corporal

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested a Corporal attached to the Army Intelligence Directorate, in connection with the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  7:59 am

Four foreign nationals flee detention center

Four foreign nationals flee detention center

Four foreign nationals, who had been detained at the Mirihana detention center have fled the premises, police state. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  8:51 am

India must oppose UN resolution on Sri Lanka - AIADMK

India must oppose UN resolution on Sri Lanka - AIADMK

India must oppose a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) moved by the US, the UK and some other countries on giving two more years until 2019 for Sri Lanka to submit its report on human rights issues, the AIADMK said in India’s Parliament on Monday. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  8:56 am

Transparency International receive reports on finances

Transparency International receive reports on finances

Representatives of Transparency International Sri Lanka stated that they have received the financial reports of certain political parties,that were requested for under the Right to Information Act. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  8:57 am

Trump Russia claims: FBI’s Comey confirms investigation of election ‘interference’

Trump Russia claims: FBI’s Comey confirms investigation of election ‘interference’

FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  9:10 am

Parliament to re commence session today

Parliament to re commence session today

The Parliament will re commence session, at 1.00pm today (21), Ada Derana learns. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  9:19 am

Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records

Beauty and the Beast breaks box office records

Beauty and the Beast has enchanted film fans on its opening weekend - taking $350m (£282m) around the world. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  10:03 am

No decisions made regarding Cabinet reshuffle - Amaraweera

No decisions made regarding Cabinet reshuffle - Amaraweera

The Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance, Mahinda Amaraweera stated that no decisions have been made regarding the changes to ministerial portfolios. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  10:25 am

Court rejects Wimal’s bail application

Court rejects Wimal’s bail application

The Colombo High Court has rejected the bail application filed by MP Wimal Weerawansa. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  10:44 am

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister, has died aged 66. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  12:14 pm

GL wants President to strike off sixth clause of resolution

GL wants President to strike off sixth clause of resolution

Professor G.L.Peiris stated that President Maithripala should be able to cross off the sixth operative clause in the Geneva resolution, without acting like a spineless individual. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  1:26 pm

Paper submitted to cabinet on Hambantota port ownership to China

Paper submitted to cabinet on Hambantota port ownership to China

An agreement paper regarding the handing over of the Hambantota port to Chinese investors has been presented to the cabinet, Ada Derana learns. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  3:18 pm

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North African countries. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  3:43 pm

Small group in govt against constitutional amendment - Rajitha

Small group in govt against constitutional amendment - Rajitha

Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that a small group within the government is against the new constitutional amendment and referendum. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  3:57 pm

Army Corporal arrested over Keith Noyahr attack remanded

Army Corporal arrested over Keith Noyahr attack remanded

The Army Corporal arrested in connection with the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, has been remanded till March 30 by Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  4:21 pm

Suspected Aava Group members arrested in Kotahena

Suspected Aava Group members arrested in Kotahena

Two suspected member of the Aava Group, a criminal gang which had been active in Jaffna recently, have been arrested along with several weapons in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | March 21, 2017  4:59 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

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

Puntland displays freed hijacked vessel, Sri-Lankan crew

Puntland displays freed hijacked vessel, Sri-Lankan crew

The government of Somalia’s northwestern region of Puntland has on Sunday displayed the freed hijacked vessel Aris 13 and the Sri-Lankan crew in Bosaso Port, Garowe Online reports. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  7:11 am

New Zealand: US diplomat expelled amid police inquiry

New Zealand: US diplomat expelled amid police inquiry

A US diplomat has been expelled from New Zealand after the embassy refused to waive his immunity during a police investigation. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  7:23 am

Clashes in Damascus after rebels tunnel into government-held areas

Clashes in Damascus after rebels tunnel into government-held areas

Fierce clashes broke out in the Syrian capital on Sunday after insurgents infiltrated government-held parts of the city through tunnels overnight in a rare advance after months of steady losses elsewhere in the country. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  7:52 am

Ranil refutes proposal for international intervention

Ranil refutes proposal for international intervention

Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that no external parties will be required to carry out the investigations pertaining to the allegations made by the Geneva proposal against the country. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  8:05 am

China’s Minister of Defense arrives in Sri Lanka

China’s Minister of Defense arrives in Sri Lanka

China’s Minister of Defense, General Chang Wanquan, has landed on Sri Lankan soil, for his three day tour of Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  8:24 am

Toronto to fund infrastructure projects in Jaffna

Toronto to fund infrastructure projects in Jaffna

The City Council of Toronto will be providing financial assistance for the development of Infrastructure in the district of Jaffna. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  8:44 am

‘Trafficker’ Brit woman sent 2 others to UK in January, say police

‘Trafficker’ Brit woman sent 2 others to UK in January, say police

A British woman, arrested with three other UK nationals in a case of alleged human trafficking, had helped two Sri Lankans fly to the UK with fake passports in January. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  10:24 am

North Korea rocket-engine test shows ‘meaningful’ progress: South Korea

North Korea rocket-engine test shows ‘meaningful’ progress: South Korea

North Korea’s latest rocket-engine test showed “meaningful” progress, South Korea said on Monday, while an analyst said it was a dangerous step toward the North’s goal of developing a rocket that could hit the United States. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  10:03 am

Police open fire on suspects who attempted to flee after snatching a chain

Police open fire on suspects who attempted to flee after snatching a chain

The cops have opened fire at a motorbike Monday after two persons who were on it had attempted to flee after snatching a gold necklace of a woman in Arachchikattuwa. MORE...

(0)Comments | March 20, 2017  10:14 am