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US states sue over Trumps national emergency declaration

Sixteen states on Monday evening filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trumps national emergency declaration. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 19, 2019  7:35 am

Matale fuel station robbed by masked gunmen

A fuel station in Warakamura area in Matale has been robbed by two unidentified persons, last night (18), stated the police. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 19, 2019  9:50 am

Bus hits transformer; four dead, many injured

Four people have been killed in a bus accident in Mahawewa area on the Chilaw-Puttalam main road while many others have been injured. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  7:05 am

Met Dept. predicts showers in several provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, Western and North-western provinces after 2.00 p.m., the Department of Meteorology stated. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  8:13 am

IMF representatives to call on Finance Minister

A group of representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is slated to meet the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera today (18). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  9:24 am

Shooting in Ratnapura injures one

A man has been injured in a shooting incident near a three-wheeler halt on the Ratnapura-Raddella road at around 10.25 pm, last night (17). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  9:25 am

How Sri Lankans get into UK illegally revealed - report

A Sri Lankan community leader has told Sky News the vast majority of illegal immigrants arriving in Britain from the country are coming on fake passports. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  9:56 am

President calls for national movement to form new government

Bringing forth a new national movement to form a new government and a new set of programmes for the betterment of the country is the main responsibility of all those who love the country today, President Maithripala Sirisena has said. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  10:22 am

Decision on PC polls will be taken next week - Kiriella

Every political party in the parliament will convene and take a decision on the Provincial Council election next week, says Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  11:30 am

Army and Navy personnel among injured in Marawila accident

Four people have been killed in a bus accident in Mahawewa area on the Chilaw-Puttalam main road while 19 other persons have been injured. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  11:42 am

Sapling of Sri Maha Bo Tree gifted to Thailand

A sapling of Sri Maha Bo Tree has been sent over to Thailand today (18) under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  12:10 pm

Second Special HC also to be set up at Hulftsdorf court complex

It has been decided to set up the second Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar at the same location where the first Special High Court was established. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  1:12 pm

Elephant dies after falling into cesspit

A wild elephant, who had fallen into a cesspit of a house, has died this morning, said Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  1:49 pm

Suspect re-remanded for evading customs duty payment

A suspect who had evaded paying Rs 40 million Customs duty and was granted bail earlier, has been remanded until 25th of February. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  2:29 pm

Petition seeking SC order calling for PC polls filed

A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, requesting it to order the Elections Commission to hold Provincial Council elections immediately. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  3:46 pm

Angunukolapelessa inmate swallows two SIM cards

The Police Special Task Force (STF) had discovered two SIM cards on an inmate of the Angunukolapelessa Prison. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  4:43 pm

President instructs to reduce registration fee on small-scale businesses

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to reduce the levy imposed on the registration of small-scale businesses in order to uplift small-scale and mid-sized businesses. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  5:30 pm

Traffic restricted for Navam Perahera

Traffic on several major roads in Colombo will be restricted today (18) and tomorrow (19) due to the Navam Perahera of Gangarama Vihara. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  6:02 pm

IP Kapila Nishantha arrested

Inspector of Police Kapila Nishantha of the Special Investigating Unit of Southern Province has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  6:26 pm

Raina arrested over shooting incident

Raina, an accomplice of organized crime gang member Keselwatte Dinuka, has been arrested over the shooting incident that took place at the Dam Street in Keselwatte last evening (17). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  9:53 pm

Sri Lankan Cricket can be re-established - Sangakkara

Cricket in Sri Lanka can be re-established, says the former Captain of Sri Lankan Cricket team Kumar Sangakkara. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 18, 2019  11:52 pm

Thundershowers expected after 2 pm

The possibility for evening thundershowers is high over the island today (17), according to the Meteorology Department. Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island after 2.00 p.m. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  7:45 am

Postal facilities for MPs and PC members hiked

A gazette has been issued on increasing free postal facilities to Members of the Parliament and Provincial Council members. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  9:27 am

Thirty-eight arrested in foiled illegal migration attempts

Sri Lanka Navy in coordination with the Special Task Force had carried out several joint operations in several regions in the island on 14th and 15th February and arrested 38 suspects who were attempting to illegally migrate via sea route. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  9:45 am

EU urges SL to replace its controversial Anti-Terror law - report

The EU has urged Sri Lanka to repeal its controversial anti-terror law and replace with a new one in compliance with the international norms. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  10:51 am

Senior DIG of Southern Province transferred

Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of Southern Province, Ravi Wijegunawardena has been temporarily transferred to the Police Headquarters. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  11:15 am

Man arrested with counterfeit notes worth Rs 400,000

A person has been arrested at Peragashandiya area in Biyagama over the possession of fake currency notes. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  12:27 pm

Cannabis cultivation of 2000 plants raided

The Koslanda Police have raided Cannabis cultivation in a jungle area near the Ambakolaara forest reserve in Koslanda, last night (16). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  2:33 pm

PM responsible for lack of financial discipline in country - Keheliya

The Prime Minister is completely responsible for the deterioration of the financial discipline in the country, stated UPFA MP Keheliya Rambukwella addressing a press conference in Kegalle. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  3:22 pm

People in North do not want devolution of power - Rajitha

Minister Rajitha Senaratne says that although the political leaders of the North seek devolution of power, this is not the real need of the Northern people. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  5:40 pm

New traffic plan on Kinsey Road

In order to minimize the heavy morning traffic in the area, it has been decided to increase the time duration that the Kinsey Road in Horton Place is made one-way. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  6:39 pm

Will assist to protect Buddhism - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps will be taken as a government to assist protecting Buddhism and Buddha Sasana. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  7:19 pm

28-year-old shot and injured in Keselwatte

A person has been shot and injured at the Dam Street near Keselwatte at around 7.30 pm this evening (17). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  8:05 pm

Prime Minister admits to Sri Lanka committing war crimes?

According to the Tamil National Alliance MP M. A. Sumanthiran, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has made a statement that both parties had committed mistakes in the civil war. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 17, 2019  11:13 pm

High possibility for evening thundershowers

The Department of Meteorology says that the possibility for evening thundershowers is high over the island today and tomorrow (17). MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  8:09 am

Reducing gender gap boosts Sri Lankan economy - World Bank VP

The World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer concluded his three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Friday with a commitment to work with public and private sectors to create the space for women to access work and remain at work. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  8:25 am

Time to forget, forgive and move forward - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said it was the time for the Sri Lankan communities to forget the past history and move ahead. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  8:44 am

EU urges Sri Lanka to maintain moratorium on executions

The European Union (EU) has reiterated its opposition to the use of the death penalty in all circumstances and encouraged Sri Lanka to maintain its moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  9:08 am

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  11:22 am

Three suspects arrested over Thanamalwila shooting

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the recent shooting incident in Thanamalwila, which claimed the life of one person and wounded another. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  11:44 am

President meets World Bank VP

The World Bank Vice President for South Asia, Hartwig Schafer called on President Maithripala Sirisena at Presidents Official Residence in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  1:13 pm

Mannar mass grave: carbon dating results received

The results of the radiocarbon dating tests carried out by a lab in the U.S. on the bone samples recovered from the mass grave in Mannar were received early this morning (16), according to Dr Saminda Rajapaksa, the Judicial Medical Officer who is in charge of the excavations. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  1:45 pm

Three students caught drinking at tuition class in temple

Three schoolboys have been taken into police custody today (16) for consuming alcohol inside a tuition class at a Buddhist temple in Hatton. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  3:14 pm

Nothing will happen in country when President and PM are fighting - MR

Sri Lankas Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says that no development activities will take place in the country when there is no agreement between the President and the Prime Minister. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  4:25 pm

Youth arrested over ecstasy pills mailed to Sri Lanka

A 23-year-old suspect has been arrested by customs officers in connection with a package of ecstasy tablets worth over Rs 2 million discovered at the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  5:41 pm

14 would-be illegal migrants arrested at Thissamaharama

Naval personnel attached to the Southern Naval Command in coordination with Police STF-Katharagama, apprehended 14 Sri Lankans, who were secretly staying at a lodge in Thissamaharama preparing for an illegal migration attempt to Reunion Island by boat. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  6:23 pm

Sri Lanka stun Proteas in epic thriller

In one of the most stunning run chases you will ever see, Sri Lanka have beaten the Proteas by one wicket in the first Test at Kingsmead. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  6:59 pm

Register all chainsaws before February 28 Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence says that all Chainsaw Machines in the country must be registered with the ministry before February 28th and a registration certificate obtained. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 16, 2019  11:40 pm

Met Dept. predicts showers in several districts

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

(0)Comments | February 15, 2019  8:22 am

Applications called for 2019 A/L examination

Applications have been called for the 2019 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination, says the Department of Examinations. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 15, 2019  9:00 am