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Live hand grenade found in Gin River detonated by setting it off

A live hand grenade found on the Wennappuwa bank of the Gin River, has been detonated by the Special Task Force (STF) by setting it off. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  10:42 am

Three dead, dozens injured in western Japan earthquake

A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  11:03 am

New Acting Inspector General of Police appointed

Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police C.D. Wickramaratne has been appointed as the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  11:07 am

AG ordered to show cause why Ranjan should not be held in contempt

The Supreme Court has directed the Attorney General to draft a rule document to show cause why Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake should not be held in contempt. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  11:36 am

Postal workers protest blocking road near Central Mail Exchange

(UPDATE) The Lotus Road in Colombo is temporarily closed due to a protest march by the postal workers.

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  11:41 am

Five arrested over clash in Tellippalai

A 33-year-old named Pakyarasa Sudarshan was killed last night (17), after police opened fire at a group with swords attacking two policemen at Mallakam Junction in Tellippalai, Jaffna. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  12:35 pm

Sri Lanka eyeing maid, caregiver jobs in Singapore

Demand for caregivers will grow as Singapores population ages, and the Sri Lanka High Commission wants Sri Lankan women to fill the shortfall in supply. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  12:58 pm

Traffic fines to be paid to Divisional Secretariat due to postal workers strike

Public who obtain postal services are facing many difficulties due to the continuing strike launched by postal workers of 25 trade unions. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  1:09 pm

Rainy spells for several districts

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of rain will occur in Hambanthota district. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  1:36 pm

Sri Lankan Rupee hits record low at 161

Sri Lankan Rupee drops to a record low against US Dollar as the selling price reaches 161.0082. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  1:49 pm

Underworld figure Solta arrested by CCD

One of the chief followers of Angoda Lokka, Muniwarage Asitha Premathilake alias Solta, who was allegedly involved in several shooting incidents ,has been arrested along with a pistol, by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD), stated the Police Spokesperson. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  2:32 pm

Ship harbored in Kankesanthurai catches on fire

An old ship which was in the Mailiti fishing harbor in Kankesanthurai, Jaffna had caught on fire early this morning (18), stated the Kankesanthurai Police. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  2:36 pm

Traffic congestion in Pettah due to a sathyagraha of Buddhist monks

There is a traffic congestion in and around Pettah due to a protest march organized by the Buddhist monks, according to the Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  3:25 pm

Veteran singer Ivo Dennis passes away at age 86

Veteran singer and musician Ivo Dennis has paased away at the age of 86 at his residence in Seeduwa. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  3:43 pm

Closing date for 2019 Grade 1 admission applications extended

Closing date for the applications for 2019 Grade 1 admissions has been extended till 10th July due to the ongoing postal strike, stated the Ministry of Education.

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  4:08 pm

I wasnt informed of a ministerial post Buddhika Pathirana

He has not been officially notified regarding a ministerial post which he will receive, says UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana.

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  4:51 pm

Kiriwehera shooting: 3 including main suspect remanded

The main suspect and two others arrested in connection with the shooting incident, targeting the chief incumbent of Kataragama Kiriwehera Temple, have been remanded until June 20. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  8:05 am

Sri Lanka has never had traitors as committed and enthusiastic as current govt - MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the amendments proposed to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act of 2002 are clearly aimed at assisting foreign courts in the trial of Sri Lankans for offences allegedly committed in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  8:45 am

Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the International Cricket Councils code of conduct and a hearing will be held following the conclusion of the ongoing second Test against the West Indies. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  8:49 am

Postal workers to protest at Fort Railway Station

Postal employees on strike have organized a protest in front of the Fort Railway Station, today (18). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  9:13 am

PM returns from Doha

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has returned to the country at 1.45 am today (18), following his 8-day visit to Doha. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  9:37 am

Panadura-Colombo and Negombo-Colombo private busses on strike

Private buses of Panadura-Colombo and Negombo-Colombo routes have commenced a strike since this morning (18). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 18, 2018  10:09 am

Fonseka says measures have been taken to relocate two Sinharaja elephants

All measures have been taken to relocate the two elephants of the Sinharaja forest reserve, says Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  9:16 am

Dont need group of 16 to make Mahinda PM Kumara Welgama

They dont need the group of 16 SLFP MPs to make Mahinda Rajapaksa the next Prime Minister, says MP Kumara Welgama. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  9:41 am

Thundershowers expected in several areas today

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of rain will occur in Hambanthota district. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  10:03 am

NIE plans to reduce the O/L subjects from 9 to 6 Education Minister

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the National Institute of Education (NIE) is working on reducing the number of subjects of GCE Ordinary Level Examination from 9 to 6. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  10:36 am

High-power explosives found inside a well in Kilinochchi

Kilinochchi Security Forces have discovered a large haul of high-power explosives inside a well in Paravipanchan, Kilinochchi. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  11:34 am

There is a conflict within JO about 2020 presidential candidacy Nalin Bandara

There is a conflict within the Joint Opposition regarding the 2020 presidential candidate, says Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  12:10 pm

Two arrested for committing fraud through ATMs

Police has apprehended 2 people at Kuruna area in Negombo, for committing fraud using Automated Teller Machines (ATM). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  1:03 pm

Chinese nationals arrested for attempting to smuggle out sea horses and Kothala Himbutu mugs

Customs officials have apprehended 3 Chinese nationals at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday (16), trying to smuggle out sea horses and ornaments made out of Kothala Himbutu. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  2:14 pm

SL Captain Chandimal charged for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Sri Lankan Captain Dinesh Chandimal has been charged for breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct during yesterdays (16) match against West Indies, says International Cricket Council. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  3:08 pm

Two more suspects arrested over shooting Kiriwehera Chief Incumbent

Two more suspects have been arrested at Kataragama, today (17), over the incident of shooting the Kiriwehera Chief Incumbent. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  3:27 pm

Mission to capture elephants of Sinharaja halted on Presidents orders

Mission to capture and relocate the two rare elephants in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve was halted on the President Maithripala Sirisenas command, says Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Palitha Thewarapperuma. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  4:17 pm

SLFP does not support abolishment of Executive Presidency Mahinda Samarasinghe

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says that there is a conflict within the SLPP regarding the next Presidential candidate. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  4:28 pm

Indian Ocean used as a major drug trafficking highway - Sagala

Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister and Prime Ministers Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka said Sri Lanka, especially with its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, was the perfect location to run a global programme on maritime crime. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  9:22 pm

Passengers requested to arrive at BIA four hours prior to departure

SriLankan Airlines has urged all passengers, to arrive at the airport four hours prior to their departure time effective from Monday (June 18). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  9:29 pm

One dead after police open fire during clash in Tellippalai

A 33-year-old was killed after police opened fire at a group with sword attacking two policemen at Mallakam Junction in Tellippalai, Jaffna. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 17, 2018  10:04 pm

Presidents Ramalan Message

President Maithripala Sirisena, in his Ramalan day message, states that the betterment of the human beings could only be attained in an environment of good thoughts where moral values are strengthened. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  9:34 am

Former Japanese Premier meets President

The former Japanese Prime Minister Yukiyo Hatoyama, who came to the Island, met President Maithripla Sirisena at the Presidents office on the 14th, stated the Presidents Media Division. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  9:57 am

Education should be prioritized to take the country forward Gotabhaya

Education should be prioritized to take the country forward, says former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  10:08 am

Public are disappointed with the current govt. Rohitha Abeygunawardana

The public are greatly disappointed in the current government, stated MP Rohitha Abeygunawardana. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  10:32 am

Person apprehended for possession of heroin

Police has apprehended a person for the possession of heroin at Dolapihilla area in Pujapitya. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  11:32 am

Showers and thunderstorms predicted for certain areas

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, particularly in the morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  12:17 pm

Build country by limiting political activities to election period Duminda Dissanayake

The country should be rebuilt by restricting political activities only to the election period, stated Minister Duminda Dissanayake. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  12:58 pm

SLFP will not support a common candidate for Presidential elections Amaraweera

SLFP will not support a common candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election, says UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  1:22 pm

Ranjan will swear he didnt receive money from Aloysius on one condition

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake says that he is ready to sign an affidavit saying that he did not receive money from Arjun Aloysius. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  2:03 pm

Person nabbed for selling sambar meat at Kuda Oya

A person has been arrested by the Kuda Oya police at Ethiliwewa-Kuda Oya for selling sambar meat. MORE

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  2:38 pm

Vehicle importers commends introduction of new fuel

Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka (VIASL) has expressed their appreciation on the governments decision to Euro 4 fuel to Sri Lanka from 1st of July. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  3:45 pm

Postal workers to hand over a special letter to President

Union of Post and Telecommunication Officers says that a special message will be handed over to the President regarding the resolution of postal workers issue. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  4:31 pm

Every felon will be brought to justice Rajitha

Every felon will be brought to justice, said Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne, at an event in Kalutara. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 16, 2018  4:39 pm