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‘Dora’, the lion cub up for public viewing at Ridiyagama Safari Park

The female lion cub named ‘Dora’ born at the Ridiyagama Safari Park has made her public debut yesterday (January 18). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 19, 2022  12:27 am

Fairly heavy rainfall above 50mm in four districts

Few showers will occur in Northern, Eastern, North-central and Uva provinces and in Matale district, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  7:01 am

Ceremonial opening of second session of 9th Parliament today

The ceremonial opening of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament is scheduled to get underway this morning (Jan. 18), under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  7:34 am

Tuition classes for Grade 5 Scholarship exam banned from tonight

Organizing and holding tuition classes, lectures, seminars, and workshops aimed at 2021 (2022) Grade 5 Scholarship exam candidates will be banned from midnight today (January 18) until the exam comes to an end. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  9:19 am

President Rajapaksa arrives in Parliament

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in the House for the ceremonial opening of the second session of the 9th Parliament a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  9:46 am

President delivers govt’s policy statement: “No change in green agriculture policy”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, delivering the government’s policy statement in the House today (January 18), insisted that no changes have been made to the green agriculture policy implemented by his administration. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  10:49 am

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen after deadly Abu Dhabi airport attack

The Saudi-led coalition said late Monday it retaliated against the Houthi militia in Yemen after the rebels claimed responsibility for a rare drone attack that caused three oil tankers to explode in the United Arab Emirates, killing three people earlier in the day. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  10:51 am

More than 89,500 visit Port City Marina Promenade in just over a week

A staggering number of 89,540 people have visited the Colombo Port City Marina Promenade within the past 8 days, Ada Derana learns. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  12:08 pm

SLTDA warns tourist establishments practising “Foreigners Only” policy

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) says tourist establishments practising a “Foreigners Only” policy may face cancellation of licences. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  12:33 pm

Sri Lanka pays USD 500 Mn sovereign bond matured today

Sri Lanka has paid USD 500 million sovereign bond that matured today (January 18), says Ajith Nivard Cabraal, the Central Bank Governor. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  1:38 pm

Imran Khan lauds Sialkot business community for financial support to Priyantha Kumara’s widow

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday appreciated the business community of Sialkot and Rajco Industries for extending assistance to the widow of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara who was killed by a violent mob in Sialkot last year. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  2:22 pm

Coronavirus: 133 more patients regain health

A total of 133 more patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  3:16 pm

Coronavirus: 133 more patients regain health

A total of 133 more patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  3:16 pm

LIOC turns down request for fuel supply to CEB

Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) has turned down the request made by the Ministry of Power for fuel supply to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) required for electricity generation, says Minister Gamini Lokuge. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  3:35 pm

Generator shut down at Sapugaskanda power plant

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says that a 63 megawatt (MW) power generator at the Sapugaskanda Power Plant has been shut down due to the lack of fuel. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  3:58 pm

India offers $500 million credit line to Sri Lanka for fuel purchase

India has offered a new Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 500 million to Sri Lanka for purchase of petroleum products. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  4:29 pm

Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in US, Canada

Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the United States depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete in the crowded streaming TV market. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  5:16 pm

Sri Lanka condemns terrorist attacks in UAE

The Government of Sri Lanka today unequivocally condemned the terrorist attack on civilian facilities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which resulted in deaths of several civilians. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  5:46 pm

Former SLAF Commander, Air Chief Marshal P.H. Mendis passes away

Air Chief Marshal Pathman Hariprasadha Mendis, fondly known as ‘Paddy’ Mendis, has passed away at the age of 88, Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) announced today. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  5:48 pm

COVID death toll goes up with 13 new victims

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 13 coronavirus-related deaths for January 16, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,231. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  6:17 pm

COVID death toll goes up with 13 new victims

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 13 coronavirus-related deaths for January 16, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,231. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  6:17 pm

Additional date for Adjournment Debate on govt’s policy statement

The first meeting of the Members of Parliament of the ruling faction for the year 2022 was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (January 18). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  7:39 pm

Sri Lanka records 672 new cases of novel coronavirus

The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 672 today (January 18), the Health Ministry said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  9:59 pm

Sri Lanka records 672 new cases of novel coronavirus

The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 672 today (January 18), the Health Ministry said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  9:59 pm

CEB engineers to resort to work-to-rule campaign?

Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) warned that it would resort to a work-to-rule action from 12.00 p.m. tomorrow if the current general manager of the board is not removed from the post. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  10:31 pm

Retired doctor arrested over Borella church hand grenade incident

A retired doctor has been arrested in connection with the hand grenade which was recently found planted inside All Saints’ Church in Borella. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  11:27 pm

Microsoft plans to buy Call of Duty company Activision Blizzard

Microsoft says it plans to buy major games company Activision Blizzard in a deal worth $68.7bn (£50.57bn). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  11:59 pm

Showers expected in several parts of the country

The Department of Meteorology says several spells of showers will occur in Northern, North-central, Eastern and Uva provinces and in Matale district. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  8:34 am

Man strangled to death by son-in-law at a wedding

A person has been strangled to death over a family dispute during a wedding ceremony in the Virahela area in Tissamaharama. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  9:45 am

All set for ceremonial opening of second session of 9th Parliament

Preparations are underway at the Parliament premises for the ceremonial opening of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament tomorrow (18). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  10:20 am

Ousted Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies

Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was ousted by the military in 2020 after a turbulent seven-year rule, has died, officials said on Sunday. He was 76. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  10:42 am

COVAX: Global vaccine-sharing programme reaches milestone of 1 billion doses

The COVAX global vaccine-sharing programme has delivered 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, one of the organisations which manages it said on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  12:39 pm

COVAX: Global vaccine-sharing programme reaches milestone of 1 billion doses

The COVAX global vaccine-sharing programme has delivered 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, one of the organisations which manages it said on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  12:45 pm

Suspect arrested with locally made revolver and bullets

A suspect has been arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF) for the possession of revolver type firearm, suspected to have been manufactured in the country, and ammunition. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  1:57 pm

TULF leader V. Anandasangaree tests positive for Covid-19

The General Secretary of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) former parliamentarian V. Anandasangaree has tested positive for coronavirus. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  2:18 pm

COVID-19: Sri Lanka confirms another 163 recoveries

The Health Ministry says that another 163 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  3:49 pm

COVID-19: Sri Lanka confirms another 163 recoveries

The Health Ministry says that another 163 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  3:53 pm

Newly opened expressway section earns over Rs 2.8 million in 12 hours

The Ministry of Highways says that the second phase of the Central Expressway, also known as the ‘Ethugalpura Entrance’, which was declared open to the public on Saturday, has generated an income of over Rs. 2.8 million within the first 12 hours of operations. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  4:21 pm

Suspected drone attacks caused explosion in Abu Dhabi, says UAE

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had carried out an attack on the United Arab Emirates after authorities in the Gulf state reported two fires in the capital Abu Dhabi that were possibly caused by drones. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  4:42 pm

Veteran singer Neela Wickramasinghe passes away

Veteran Sri Lankan singer and musician Neela Wickramasinghe has passed away at the age of 71. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  5:22 pm

CEB engineers to go on sick leave tomorrow

The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) says that they will engage in ‘sick leave’ trade union action tomorrow (18). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  6:11 pm

Heavy traffic on Sothern Expressway due to crash

Severe traffic congestion reported on the Southern Expressway between Kottawa and Kadawatha due to a vehicle toppling near the Kothalawala exit of the expressway. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  6:24 pm

Seven new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 07 coronavirus related deaths for January 16, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,218. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  7:09 pm

Seven new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 07 coronavirus related deaths for January 16, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 15,218. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  7:10 pm

Heavy traffic at Mirigama Exit on Central Expressway

Severe traffic congestion is reported at the Mirigama Exit of the Central Expressway today (January 17), says Ada Derana correspondent. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  7:33 pm

688 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Sri Lanka

The Health Ministry says that another 688 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today (17), increasing the tally of confirmed cases registered in the country to 597,035. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  9:09 pm

688 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Sri Lanka

The Health Ministry says that another 688 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today (17), increasing the tally of confirmed cases registered in the country to 597,035. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  9:11 pm

CEB to seek fuel from LIOC to maintain power supply

Minister of Power Gaimini Lokuge says that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will hold discussions with Lanka IOC on the possibility of obtaining fuel stocks required for the generation of electricity in order to maintain an uninterrupted power supply. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  10:03 pm

Wealth of world’s 10 richest men doubled in pandemic as inequality widens: Oxfam

The world’s 10 wealthiest men doubled their fortunes during the Covid-19 pandemic as poverty and inequality soared, an Oxfam study revealed on Monday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2022  11:28 pm

Two persons drown in Kalu Ganga, child missing

Two persons have drowned and a 10-year-old child has been reported missing while bathing in the Kalu Ganga at Siripagama last evening (15). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 16, 2022  7:54 am