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All trains to Colombo Fort delayed

All trains from Polgahawela to Colombo Fort on the main railway line will be delayed today (18), stated the Railway Control Room. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  8:54 am

Death penalty should be instated – V. S. Radhakrishnan

Death penalty should be instated for the social well-being, says State Minister of Education V. S. Radhakrishnan. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  9:13 am

JVP protests increasing of fuel prices every two months

Increase of the fuel prices every two months should be stopped immediately, says Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  9:30 am

President to attend Open Government Partnership Summit in Georgia

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Gerogia to attend the 5th Session of Open Government Partnership yesterday (17). The President arrived in the Shota Rustavelli International airport in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, where he was welcomed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, George Sharvashidze. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  10:04 am

SLSFTA is more harmful than 1815 Kandy Convention – GMOA

The Sri Lanka Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) is more harmful for the country than the 1815 Kandy Convention, says that Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  10:39 am

Verdict on Gnanasara Thero’s case to be given on August 8

Verdict on the Contempt of Court case against the Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero filed by the Attorney General’s Department will be given on the 8th of August. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  10:44 am

War victory was directly supported by Tamil people – Alle Gunawansa Thero

Support of the Tamil people was directly given for the war victory, stated Ven. Alle Gunawansa Thero. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  11:00 am

Person arrested with heroin at Keselwatta

A person has been arrested at in Keselwatta area for the possession of heroin, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  11:18 am

Country has deteriorated today more than of the war and tsunami – Basil

The country has severely deteriorated under the current government, says former Minister Basil Rajapaksa. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  11:48 am

Midwives Association to launch a strike today

Family Health Service Officers of Colombo District has decided to launch a trade union action today (18). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  12:07 pm

Tuition classes for Advanced Level and Grade 5 scholarship banned

All tuition classes, lectures, workshops and distribution of hand bills for GCE Advanced Level and Grade 5 Scholarship have been by the Department of Examinations. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  12:15 pm

Person receives life sentence for possession of 7g heroin

Person has received a life sentence for the possession and sale of heroin, on the order of the Colombo High Court. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  12:21 pm

Guard of leading school in Kuliyapitiya arrested for possession of heroin

A security guard of a leading school in Kuliyapitiya has been arrested in front of the school for the possession of heroin, stated the Police. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  12:46 pm

Mahinda refutes allegations of Gota being Presidential Candidate

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has issued a press release to clarify a statement allegedly done by him via a forged document purporting to be a media release. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  1:11 pm

Two convicted murderers sentenced to death

Two persons received death penalty by the Colombo High Court for an incident of a person was shot dead in Borella. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  2:48 pm

Ward Place closed off from Town Hall end

Ward Place has been closed off at the Town Hall end to prevent University student protestors from marching in. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  2:53 pm

Four Indians arrested attempting to smuggle out gold

Four Indian nationals have been arrested today (18), by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for attempting to smuggle out gold to Chennai. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  3:16 pm

Four including father remanded for feeding alcohol to infant

Four persons arrested on the incident of a video posted on social media showing a man feeding alcohol to an infant, have been remanded until 1st August, by the order of the Galgamuwa Magistrate’s Court today (18). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  3:46 pm

Order on PTL Owner and CEO’s revision application to be passed on October 11

Court of Appeal orders Perpetual Treasuries Limited Owner Arjun Aloysius and the CEO Kasun Palihena’s revision application seeking bail to be delivered on the 11th October. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  3:50 pm

SL has taken steps to break link between power and corruption – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that unlimited power creates corruption and during the last three years, Sri Lanka has taken several important steps to break the link between power and corruption in the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  4:49 pm

Ninety-four percent passed 2017 GCE GIT – Examinations Dept.

According to the results of the 2017 GCE General Information Technology (GIT) examination, 94% of candidates who sat for the exam have passed the exam. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  5:16 pm

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  5:34 pm

Four including Makandure Madush accomplice ‘Josa’ arrested

A close accomplice of Makandure Madush and 3 others have been arrested today (18) at Sihilelthenna in Welipenna, stated the Police Spokesperson. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  6:44 pm

Fmr. Welikada Police OIC sentenced for 1 year prison time

Supreme Court has ordered implementation of a 1 year prison sentence to be imposed on the former Welikada Police OIC CIP Kamal Amarasinghe. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  8:44 pm

JO MPs meet Transport Minister over Mattala

A group of MPs representing the Joint Opposition met with Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva today (18). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 18, 2018  11:19 pm

ICTA revamping Divisional and District Secretariat websites

The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) has launched a systematic effort in close cooperation with the Ministry of Home Affairs to improve the primary government websites of Divisional and District Secretariats, the government said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  8:10 am

Sri Lanka remains ‘priority country’ in UK human rights report

Sri Lanka remains a priority country in the United Kingdom’s Annual Human Rights Report 2017. Sri Lanka is one of 30 ‘Human Rights Priority Countries’ (HRPCs); countries where the UK has serious human rights concerns and hopes to engage positively to develop human rights performance. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  8:31 am

Mangala apologises over comments on drug dealers

Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has issued a sincere apology for the recent comments he had made with regard to drug dealers and those connected to the drug trade holding high positions in various organizations or as philanthropists in religious organizations. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  8:56 am

Protesters block Tissamaharama-Kataragama road

The Tissamaharama-Kataragama main road has been blocked by protestors at Bogahapelessa demanding drinking water, Ada Derana Reporter said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  10:29 am

Speaker signs National Audit Act

The Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has signed the National Audit Act, which was recently passed in parliament, thereby officially making it a legal act. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  11:03 am

Four Indians arrested with over 36 kg of Kerala cannabis

Four Indian nationals have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy with 36.1 kg of Kerala cannabis in the sea area west of Analathivu island. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  11:27 am

Engineering Faculty of Peradeniya University closed

The Engineering Faculty of the University of Peradeniya has been closed until further notice from 6 a.m. this morning (17), said Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor of the university. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  11:35 am

President arrives in Georgia to attend OGP global summit

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Georgia to attend the 5th Session of the Open Government Partnership this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  11:41 am

Only the guilty oppose Special High Court – Vijith Vijayamuni

Minister Vijith Vijayamuni Soysa states that only if an individual is imposed a punishment without any proper legal procedure is it a human rights violation and an uncivilized action. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  1:20 pm

Govt will take stern actions to curb drug trade – Akila

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to take stern actions to curb the drug trade in the country, says Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  1:29 pm

Embilipitiya PS chairman sentenced for assaulting cop

The Chairman of the Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha M.K. Amil has been sentenced to 3 months imprisonment by the Embilipitiya Magistrate’s Court for assaulting a police officer. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  1:33 pm

Three sentenced to death over murder in 1996

The Colombo high Court imposed the death penalty on three persons found guilty over a murder committed at Pannipitiya in 1996. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  1:58 pm

Safety matches manufacturers protest in Kandy

Employees of approximately 11 safety matches manufacturing companies have launched a protest this morning (17) in front of the Kandy Clock Tower. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  2:54 pm

Police take action to reduce traffic in Chilaw town

Chilaw Police says that necessary steps will be taken to remove the businesses and the signage advertising businesses on the pavement as a solution for the traffic congestion and motor accidents in the Chilaw town. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  3:50 pm

24-year-old woman stabbed to death in Narammala

A woman has been stabbed to death using a sharp object near Gal Wanguwa area in Narammala. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  3:54 pm

Four including father arrested for feeding alcohol to infant

Following an investigation launched into a video posted on social media websites showing a man feeding what appears to be an alcoholic beverage to an infant, police have arrested four suspects including the infant’s father. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  4:29 pm

Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world’s highest paid entertainers

American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay of his career. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  5:34 pm

Mahindananda’s case to be taken up on October 10

The case against the former Sports Minister, Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage is ordered to be taken up for hearing on October 10 by the Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Abeykoon. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  6:25 pm

Basil granted permission to travel abroad in two more cases

The Colombo High Court granted permission today (17) to the former Minister Basil Rajapaksa to travel overseas in two cases filed against him for allegedly misappropriating the funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Development Fund. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  6:37 pm

Female Grama Niladhari arrested over development officer’s murder

A female Grama Niladhari has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a development officer in Werawatta area in Anguruwatota. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  6:40 pm

Sri Lanka wins historic export judgment in US Trade Court

Sri Lanka has won the first ever revocation of countervailing duty imposed in United States for a Sri Lankan export, according to the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  11:40 pm

UNHCR ‘alarmed’ at separation of Sri Lanka family in Australia

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said Tuesday it is alarmed by the separation of a Sri Lankan refugee family, including a young baby, in Sydney by the Australian government. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 17, 2018  11:53 pm

Funding secured for Central Expressway

The funding for a stretch of Sri Lanka’s Central Expressway project now looks to have been secured, according to foreign media reports. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 16, 2018  8:32 am

Sri Lanka postpones new T20 cricket league

Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Sunday announced the indefinite postponement of the country’s Twenty20 league scheduled for next month and said revised dates will be decided by a new board. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 16, 2018  8:51 am

Sri Lanka to build world-class beach park

The Sri Lankan government will construct a world-class beach park, at a cost of $300 million, next to a mega multi-billion-dollar port city project in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 16, 2018  9:01 am