Ten people are dead, and 15 more are in hospital, after a rental van mowed down pedestrians for close to three kilometres in north Toronto on Monday afternoon. MORE..
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said that regional peace was a shared objective of Pakistan and Sri Lanka and called for greater cooperation and sharing of expertise in the field of defence between the two countries. MORE..
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said his government will work with China to accelerate ongoing projects and attract more Chinese investment in order to promote economic and social development in the island country. MORE..
Sri Lankan Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa, who is on his maiden visit to Kashmir for a seven-day rugby training workshop, on Monday said that sports has the potential to change the “perception and discourse about Kashmir” — just as cricket changed the discourse in his country. MORE..
The Central Committee meeting of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is scheduled to be held today (24). MORE..
The United National Party’s (UNP) Reforms Committee is scheduled to meet again today (24) at Temple Trees in Colombo. MORE..
An underground bunker believed to have been used by the LTTE terrorist organization during the war was discovered yesterday (23) at Palai, Kilinochchi. MORE..
Due to the rapid increase in the number of stray dogs in Killinochchi, there is a risk of rabies spreading in the district, says Public Health Inspectors (PHIs). MORE..
Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, has arrived in Hanoi, beginning his official visit to Vietnam from April 23 to 27, at the invitation of Chairwoman of the National Assembly, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. MORE..
Lotus Road in Colombo has been temporarily closed due to a protest march by a group of unemployed graduates, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..
The constitutional amendment on abolishing the Executive Presidency will be presented at the first parliamentary session next month, says the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). MORE..
Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were arrested over the Welikada Prison clashes in 2012, have been further remanded until May 8 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.
Two persons were arrested at the Eragama area for the possession of counterfeit currency notes. MORE..
The Colombo Fort Magistrate today re-issued an open warrant for the arrest of former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who is under investigation for allegedly misusing state funds. MORE..
Organisers should pay attention to the registration of the ‘dansal’ to be organised during Vesak season, says Director of Epidemiology Unit, Specialist Dr. Paba Palihawadana. MORE..
The government should move forward with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members who work to protect the government, said United National Party (UNP) MP Ravi Karunanayake. MORE..
All sixteen Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members who voted in favor of the no-confidence motion will sit in the opposition, says former Minister Chandima Weerakkody. MORE..
The actions of certain individuals to gain power, has left the country without a guardian, says Minister of Agriculture Duminda Dissanayake. MORE..
The first Cabinet meeting after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year was held today (24) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. MORE..
The Department of Excise has decided to conduct a special monitoring program to prevent excise offenses and irregularities in excise-licensed establishments, during the Vesak season. MORE..
Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has named Sri Lanka as a country that has eradicated malaria, there is a risk of malaria spreading once again in the country, says the Ministry of Health. MORE..
IGP Pujith Jayasundara says Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga has been arrested in Abu Dhabi by the authorities in that country according to their laws and regarding an offense committed there. MORE..
A train has broken down between Polgahawela and Alawwa railway stations, disrupting tran services on the main line, the Railway Control Room said. MORE..
A new report outlines the fatal effects of Facebook’s newsfeed in developing countries where misinformation and hate speech allegedly fuel real-world attacks -- and the Silicon Valley titan is accused of doing nothing to ease the tensions. MORE..
The official narrative in China and the highlighting of the country’s “core interests” in terms of fostering and promoting economic development in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region through the ambitiously conceived “Belt Road Initiative” (BRI) may not be entirely true. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena who was in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Govt Meeting returned to Sri Lanka, a short while ago. MORE..
The President’s Media Division (PMD) refuted news circulated in certain media alleging that more than hundred delegates accompanied President Maithripala Sirisena in his Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)tour.MORE....
The national government concept will continue forward under a new agreement to create a people-centered administration, says General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Mahinda Amaraweera. MORE..
Thirty-two suspects arrested over the violence in Digana, Kandy including Amith Weerasinghe of Maha Sohon Balakaya and local government members have been further remanded by the Theldeniya Magistrate’s Court. MORE..
The Ministry of Finance confirmed the agreed final price formula is scheduled to be submitted to the cabinet tomorrow (24) for approval.MORE....
The President has no vision as to which political party members should be included in the new cabinet, alleges United National Party (UNP) MP, Wijedasa Rajapakshe. MORE..
Minister Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa has urged the 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members who were planning to sit in the opposition after quitting the National Government, to accept their ministerial portfolios again and work with the President. MORE..
The Chairman of the Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha Chanaka Amila Rangana and three others have been remanded by the Tissamaharama Magistrate in connection with the attack on the Kataragama Police Station in January.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya rejected statements made by certain parties to the media that a large sum of money has been allocated for the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament session to be held on May 08.MORE...
A special discussion is scheduled to take place between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (23) about the cabinet reshuffle, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.MORE...
The temporary removal of Basnayaka Nilame of Ruhunu Katharagama Maha Devalaya was not an act of vengeance, says Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera. MORE..
Sri Lanka is the only country in South Asia that provides uninterrupted power throughout 24 hours a day, says Minister of Power & Renewable Energy, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya. MORE..
A mother has killed her ten-month old baby and has committed suicide inside her residence in Habarakada, Hiniduma. MORE...
Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has advised the Department of Examination to modernize its examination process and to make use of new technology for this task. MORE..
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has incurred heavy losses and a pricing formula for fuel should be introduced in order to prevent further loss, according to CPC trade unions. MORE..
A 11-year-old girl who attempted suicide by hanging herself inside her room was rescued by the residents and rushed to Dickoya Base Hospital today (23).MORE...
The case filed by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against MP Wimal Weerawansa’s wife Shashi Weerawansa on charges of submitting forged documents to obtain a diplomatic passport was taken up for hearing at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today (23). MORE..
A 31 year old was arrested for possessing of heroin worth around Rs 1 million near Pothanagama Junction in Anuradhapura. MORE..
A person was arrested today (23) in connection with the Attanagalla shooting incident that took place yesterday (22).MORE...
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has requested the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and the Ministry of Home Affairs to instruct organizers of ‘Dansal’ to not use banned polythene this Vesak season. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the gazette notification proclaiming the next parliamentary session will be on May 08, at 2.15 pm, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported. MORE..
29 passengers were injured when a SLTB bus running from Samimale to Hatton skidded off Hatton-Maskeliya main road, Ada Derana Correspondent reported.MORE...
Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, Ranjan Ramanayake says that the Prime minster was given countless chances to bat and asked for a chance to play instead. MORE...
High Court Judge M.A. Samayawardhena and Senior Deputy Solicitor General Arjuna Obeysekara took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena as Appeal Court judges.
The main suspect involved in the Attanagalla shooting incident has been identified, the police said.MORE...