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Prime Minister departs to India

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left the country earlier today (21), on an official visit to India. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  6:54 am

Trains on main line delayed due to collision at Wattala

Train services on the main line have been delayed after a train collided with a truck at the Hunupitiya Wattala railway crossing. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  7:28 am

Fallen tree disrupts trains on Kelani Valley line

Train services on the Kelani Valley line have been disrupted due to a fallen tree across the track at Dematagoda. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  7:33 am

JO will not align with the SLFP – Namal

MP Namal Rajapaksa stated that the Joint Opposition will not join with the SLFP to contest the upcoming elections as a united front. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  9:24 am

Tesla Roadster might fly

Last week, Tesla unveiled a new sports car that, according to the automaker, can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in 1.9 seconds, making it the quickest accelerating production car ever made. Beyond that, it has a top speed near the all-out fastest road cars in the world. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  9:46 am

American Music Awards 2017: The winners list

From powerhouse singers Pink and Kelly Clarkson kicking off the show with a duet of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” to Pink later performing on the side of the building, Selena Gomez’s first awards show performance since undergoing a kidney transplant,Diana Ross being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  9:57 am

Reginald seeks advice from AG over Sarweswaran incident

Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray said that advice would be sought from the Attorney General’s Department with regard to the Northern Provincial Education Minister who refused to hoist the national flag.MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  10:11 am

Inability to contain Galle incident has raised cause for concern – IGP

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara stated that Galle incident should be considered as precedent in mitigating communal violence within Sri Lanka. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  10:12 am

Ranjan Ramanayake arrives at Supreme Court

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage Ranjan Ramanayake arrived at the Supreme Court a short while ago to respond to the allegations levied against him for being in contempt of court.

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  10:32 am

NCPA to introduce ‘Foster Care’ system in Sri Lanka

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) stated that a proposal to revamp the current system of care rendered to orphaned children, to the ‘Foster Care’ system was made by officials of the NCPA. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  10:38 am

Gamini Senarath released on bail

Former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and the two others charged for the misappropriation of public funds were released on bail following their hearing at the Colombo Magistrate’s court earlier today (21). MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  11:00 am

Conspiracy in play to arrest Gotabhaya Rajapaksa?

Political sources confirm that former Defence Secretary Gatabhaya Rajapaksa may be arrested within the next few weeks over fraudulent acts committed during the term of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  11:20 am

Police Sub-Inspector commits suicide in Mulleriyawa

A Police sub-Inspector attached to the Mulleriyawa Police division committed suicide earlier today. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  11:35 am

Podi Manike derails between Hatton and Rosella

Train services on the Upcountry railway line have been disrupted owing to the derailment of the ‘Podi Manike’ train traveling from Badulla to Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  11:37 am

Gold biscuits smuggled from Sri Lanka seized in TN

India’s Q branch police seized 6.9 kilograms of gold biscuits, being smuggled from Sri Lanka via sea route, at Mandapam in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  12:06 pm

SC orders to produce video footage of Ranjan’s statement

The Supreme Court today (21) ordered the respective media channel to submit the video footage containing Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayke’s statement of alleged contempt of court.MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  1:03 pm

Decision on Basil’s almanac case on November 24

The Attorney General is due to provide a decision on whether or not to suspend the hearing of the case filed against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa over the misappropriation of public funds through the ‘Divi Neguma’ program on November 24. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  2:26 pm

180 deaths from railway accidents; 24 caused by selfies

Sri Lanka Railways says that there have been 180 causalities as a result of railway-related accidents during the past 10 months. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  1:40 pm

Suspect detained with ‘Kerala Ganja’ worth Rs.1.5 million

Vavuniya Police arrested one person while transporting Kerala cannabis worth 1.5 million in a Jaffna-Colombo bus today (21.) MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  3:03 pm

Two ‘Aava Group’ members apprehended in Jaffna

Two major operatives of the ‘Aava Group’ were detained by the Police Special Task Force earlier today (21), in Jaffna. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  3:25 pm

Northern Edu Minister’s negative feelings understandable - Wigneswaran

Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran responded to a question raised by a journalist on his view on the controversial actions of the Northern Province Education Minister who refused to raise the national flag at an event earlier this month. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  3:46 pm

Education Ministry to upgrade the quality of pre-school education

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the Ministry will work in collaboration with the Women and Child Affairs Ministry in order to upgrade the quality of pre-school education. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  3:50 pm

Protesters prevent CPC members from leaving

Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayak and several PC members are being prevented from leaving council premises by protesting unemployed graduates.

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  4:32 pm

Sujeewa speaks out on phone calls to Aloysius

State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe says that technology is so advanced today that phone calls can be made using any number – be it the President or Prime Minister’s phone number- to another phone. “Therefore not all these reports are accurate,” he said. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  5:32 pm

Sarath Weerasekara alleges conspiracy against President

Former Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara claims that the Defence Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry are not coming forward to safeguard Sri Lanka’s war heroes in order to inconvenience the President. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  6:25 pm

Speaker orders probe into phone tapping of MPs

Sri Lanka’s parliament Tuesday announced an investigation into how the private phone records of legislators were leaked in a scandal that has deepened acrimony between President Maithripala Sirisena and his coalition. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  7:12 pm

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, ending 37-year rule

Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him, according to the speaker of Parliament. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2017  9:46 pm

DRS controversy: Perera gets SLC backing

Sri Lanka batsman Dilruwan Perera on Sunday courted controversy when it appeared that he may have sought dressing room help for taking a DRS review call even as Sri Lanka Cricket outrightly rejected the assumptions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  8:15 am

PM to appear before Bond Commission today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry today (20) to record a statement over Central Bond scam. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  8:56 am

SLFP has no desire to postpone elections – Nimal Siripala

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva stated that no SLFP party member submitted petitions before the judiciary with an ambition to postpone the Local Government elections. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  9:23 am

Galle incident: stern action against bogus posts on social media

Police sources state that law enforcement authorities have received intelligence that certain unidentified parties are spreading false rumours on the events that ensued in Gintota on November 17. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  9:37 am

Govt. Medical Faculty students to re-attend lectures from today

Government Medical Faculty students will resume attending lectures from today (20) Medical Faculty Student’s Action Committee (MFSAC) Convener Ryan Jayalath said. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  9:39 am

Three killed and one injured in car-train accident in Veyangoda

Reports confirm that three persons were killed and one gravely injured following an accident between a train and a motor car at the Heendeniya-pattigoda railway crossing that occurred at 7.30am today (20). MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  9:52 am

PM arrives at the Bond Commission

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to record a statement over Central Bond scam,a short while ago.more...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  10:03 am

Two arrested with illegal arms

Two persons were arrested in Meetiyagoda over illegal arms possession yesterday (19). MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  11:12 am

Over 153 kg of Kerala cannabis found floating in sea

Sri Lanka Naval personnel have discovered around 153.1 kg of Kerala cannabis floating in the seas north of Point Pedro. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  11:45 am

Hotline introduced for inquires and complaints on fuel supply

The Petroleum Resources Development Ministry introduced a special hotline number for inquiries and complaints with regard to fuel supply. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  11:58 am

We have nothing to hide - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today stated that mistakes can happen, but the government will continue forward with good governance as it has nothing to hide. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  1:01 pm

Special mechanism on standards of polythene products

A special mechanism is underway to identify polythene products matching industry standards, Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) said. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  1:11 pm

2017 O/L exam from December 12-21

The Department of Examinations announced that the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination will be held from December 12 to 21 at 5,116 examination centers across the island. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  1:36 pm

General Amnesty Period for Army deserters extended

The General Amnesty period granted for Army personnel Absent Without Leave (AWOL) is due to expire within a period of two days.MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  3:59 pm

SC to hear petition against Shanil Nettikumara’s arrest

The fundamental rights petition filed by businessman Shanil Nettikumara seeking a court order preventing his arrest, will be taken up for consideration on November 28. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  3:11 pm

CID to probe false rumours of fuel shortage

The Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development has lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) regarding false information being spread alleging a fuel shortage in the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  3:22 pm

Bodybuilder Lucion Pushparaj almost missed out on ‘Mr Atlas’ in US

Sri Lankan bodybuilder Lucion Pushparaj today accused the Sri Lanka Body Building Federation of attempting to prevent him from representing the island nation at an international bodybuilding event scheduled to be held in USA. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  4:50 pm

JVP warns SLFP over election postpone

Efforts are being made to postpone Local Government Polls due to the crisis that had arisen within Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), alleged General Secretary of JVP Tilvin Silva. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  4:58 pm

Govt will enhance standard and quality of health sector: President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the present government is committed to take forward the Sri Lankan health care service maintaining a high quality while updating the field of medical science which changes every second with the findings of the researches and innovations around the world. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  11:37 pm

Prime Minister to meet Modi this week

In the backdrop of India’s interest in leasing out an airport in China-dominated Hambantota, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will be in New Delhi this week for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 20, 2017  11:48 pm

SAITM is yet to be legally abolished – GMFSPA

The Government Medical faculty Students’ Parents Association (GMFSPA) stated that even though the government has taken a decision to abolish the SAITM medical faculty, the private entity is yet to be legally declared as an unlawful institute. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 19, 2017  10:26 am

Curfew in Galle lifted: security forces yet to be withdrawn

The Police curfew imposed in 7 regions within Galle was lifted at 6.00am today (19), with no reports of violence recorded. MORE...

(0)Comments | November 19, 2017  10:34 am

No casualties during Gintota incident – Abeywardena

Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena stated that the government will provide compensation to all properties and goods that were damaged during the tense situation that ensued in Galle following a clash between two groups on Friday (17). MORE...

(0)Comments | November 19, 2017  10:48 am