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..
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..
Six persons have been hospitalized after being attacked with sharp objects in the Mamadala area in Ambalantota. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology says that showery weather, particularly in Northern and Eastern parts of the island, is expected from today. MORE..
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..
A family of five Sri Lankan Tamils were found stranded by Indian fishermen off Arichal Munai in Dhanushkodi, police said today. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States after a long and divisive campaign. MORE..
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
The Arleigh Burke Class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) today arrived for a brief visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. MORE..
Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, hosted a half-day technology event in Colombo at Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside on Wednesday. MORE..
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..
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..