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Core Group urges Sri Lanka to ensure democratic space is open

Sri Lanka must ensure that the democratic space in the country remains open and accountable, the Core Group on Sri Lanka has said delivering a statement to the UN Human Rights Council. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  12:22 am

President orders election candidates not to use his photographs

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs and portraits for the election campaign activities of candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary polls. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  12:39 am

Showers expected in several provinces

Several spells of showers will occur in Western, North-western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces, the Department of Meteorology said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  8:32 am

T-56 rifle from underworld weapons stash recovered from Athurugiriya

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has recovered a T-56 assault rifle from Athurugiriya, which is believed to be one of the firearms missing from the underworld weapons haul recently discovered at Pitipana, Homagama. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  8:42 am

Covid-19: total recoveries in navy reaches 848

Six more navy personnel who been infected with Covid-19 have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  9:07 am

Four-member committee to look into electricity bill irregularities during lockdown

A four-member committee has been appointed to make recommendations on providing relief to irregularities in electricity bills issued during the three-month lockdown period. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  9:33 am

Sangakkara arrives at Sports Ministrys SIU to record statement

Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara has arrived at the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry this morning (02), to record a statement. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  9:42 am

More contraband found in Kanjipani Imrans prison cell

Police Special Task Force (STF) has found mobile phones and other unauthorized equipment from the cell of notorious drug dealer Kanjipani Imran who is currently detained at the Boossa Prison. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  10:11 am

Two accomplices of Barrel Sanka nabbed with heroin

Two accomplices of the underworld criminal figure Barrel Sanka have been arrested in the area of Peliyagoda. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  10:29 am

Close associates of Seethawaka Podda arrested

Two close accomplices of organized crime gang member and drug dealer Seethawa Podda have been arrested in Avissawella by the Police Special Task Force (STF). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  10:45 am

11 more PNB officers interrogated for possible links with drug dealers

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently interrogating 11 officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  11:33 am

Final decision on school exams taken next week

With the reopening of schools, the final decision on the examination dates will be announced next week, said Co-Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardena. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  11:49 am

Italy seizes 14 tonnes of IS-made amphetamines from Syria

Italian police are claiming to have made the biggest amphetamines bust of all time after seizing 14 tonnes of drugs allegedly produced in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) group. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  12:09 pm

Four charter flights bring in more stranded Sri Lankans

Four charter flights arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning (02) carrying Sri Lankans stranded in foreign countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  12:18 pm

Sri Lankas COVID-19 recoveries rise to 1,827

The Ministry of Health says 79 more individuals, who had tested positive for the COVID-19, recovered from the disease today (02). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  12:41 pm

Sri Lankas COVID-19 recoveries count rise to 1,827

The Ministry of Health says 79 more individuals, who had tested positive for the COVID-19, recovered from the disease today (02). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  12:42 pm

No need for money or fame, just need to serve people - Murali

Former Sri Lanka star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan says that on the request of the President, he had entered his brother to politics to serve the people. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  1:14 pm

Colombo Port workers launch strike

Employees at the Colombo Port have launched an indefinite strike over the Easter Terminal issue. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 2, 2020  1:45 pm

Accomplices of underworld figure Gagana arrested

The Police Special Task Force (STF) has arrested three individuals who are suspected to be accomplices of underworld figure Gagana, who is already in remand custody. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  8:26 am

162 to self quarantine for not wearing face masks in public

A total of 162 persons in the Western Province who were not wearing face masks in public have been detained and sent for self quarantine within the last 24 hours ending at 5.00 a.m. today (July 01), police said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  8:31 am

Sybil Wettasinghe passes away

Veteran author and illustrator of childrens books Sybil Wettasinghe, fondly known as Sybil Nanda in Sri Lanka, has passed away at the age of 93. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  9:16 am

Veteran childrens book author and illustrator Sybil Wettasinghe passes away

Veteran author and illustrator of childrens books Sybil Wettasinghe, fondly known as Sybil Nanda in Sri Lanka, has passed away at the age of 93. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  9:32 am

Navys coronavirus recoveries count at 842

Six more Covid-19 infected patients from the Sri Lanka Navy have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital, the navy spokesman said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  9:45 am

Navys coronavirus recoveries count at 842

Six more Covid-19 infected patients from the Sri Lanka Navy have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital, the navy spokesman said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  9:45 am

President calls for expediting e-Land Registration to prevent fraud

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials to expedite the system of electronic registration of lands in order to eradicate frauds in land registration and to speed up the process of land registration. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  10:14 am

Ranil, Ravi were aware of the Bond Scam - Fonseka

Former MP Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that then-Prime Minister, United National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, was aware of the Bond Scam. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  11:10 am

Upul Tharanga arrives at Ministry to record statement

Former Sri Lanka Cricketer Upul Tharanga arrived at the Ministry of Sports at around 10.15 am this morning (01), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  11:32 am

Derailment delays train services on upcountry line

Train services on the Upcountry Line are temporarily delayed owing to a derailment of a train, stated the Railway Control Room. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  11:48 am

Present situation could help correct incongruities in Sri Lankas labour migration - Ariyasinha

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has observed that despite its immediate gloom, the present situation has been an eye-opener in many respects that could help correct structural, procedural, and human interface incongruities in Sri Lankas labour migration. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  12:05 pm

All COVID-19 patients at Hambantota hospital discharged

All patients who had been receiving treatments at the COVID-19 Treatment Unit of the Hambantota General Hospital have been discharged as of today (01). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  12:54 pm

Stage drama and performance theatres to re-open with 50% attendance

The government has decided to allow the reopening of the countrys stage drama and performance theatres from July 15, 2020. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  1:01 pm

Covid-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka climb to 1,748

Thirty-seven more patients who were infected with Covid-19 have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital, the Ministry of Health confirmed. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  2:04 pm

Covid-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka climb to 1,748

Thirty-seven more patients who were infected with Covid-19 have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital, the Ministry of Health confirmed. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  2:16 pm

122 firearms seized within three weeks

A total of 122 firearms have been seized by Sri Lanka Police during crime-prevention raids carried out across the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  3:05 pm

Kumar Sangakkara to be questioned in WC final fixing probe

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has been summoned to appear before the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  3:41 pm

Woman arrested with grenades, firearm and body armours

Police have arrested a female linked to a suspect in a recent arms haul, along with weapons and ammunition in her possession at Pitipana, Homagama. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  3:56 pm

Two more Covid-19 cases bring total to 2,049

Two more persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus, increasing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,049. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  4:16 pm

Two more Covid-19 cases bring total to 2,049

Two more persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus, increasing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,049. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  4:18 pm

Youth arrested with over 500g heroin in Borella

A suspect has been arrested for the possession of 505 grams and 600 milligrams of heroin at Serpentine Road in Borella. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  4:52 pm

Sri Lankas Covid-19 cases tally climbs to 2,050

One more person has tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,050. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  4:58 pm

Sri Lankas Covid-19 cases tally climbs to 2,050

One more person has tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,050. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  5:01 pm

Five sentenced to 67-years in prison for selling land with fake deeds

Colombo High Court sentenced five suspects, who were found guilty of selling a piece of land in Kollupitiya, to 67 years in prison. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  5:15 pm

Grades 1, 2 and pre-schools to reopen on August 10

The Ministry of Education has fixed a date for the reopening of grades 1 and 2 of all government schools and pre-schools. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  5:20 pm

Three police teams to investigate PNB officers links with drug dealers

Three special police teams comprised of CID officers have been tasked with investigating the links between Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers and drug dealers. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  5:28 pm

Colombo-Badulla night mail train cancelled due to derailment

The night mail train between Colombo and Badulla scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to a derailment. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  6:49 pm

AG approves health guidelines for general election

The Attorney General has approved the health guidelines for the upcoming 2020 General Election forwarded by the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  6:58 pm

No final decision on giving Colombo Ports East Terminal to India - PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that a final decision has not been taken to give the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port to India. MORE...

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  8:41 pm

Suspect arrested while transporting 2kg of ice

A suspect has been arrested by Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel at Point Pedro in Jaffna while transporting nearly 2 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  9:31 pm

President assures to protect artistes and art

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to extend fullest assistance to protect artistes integrating them into the local economic environment without waiting for the world to win against COVID-19. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  10:45 pm

Covid-19 cases total moves to 2,054

Four new cases of Covid-19 have been reported increasing the total number of cases identified within the country to 2,054. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 1, 2020  11:06 pm