Outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Professor G. L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology says showers or thundershowers are likely over most parts of the island after 1.00 p.m. MORE..
Sri Lanka commenced vaccinating schoolchildren of 16 - 19 age group today (October 22) against COVID-19. MORE..
Syria executed 24 people it said had set fires that swept swathes of forests mainly in the coastal province of Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, the justice ministry said on Thursday. MORE..
Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social. MORE..
A special meeting between Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and his New Zealand counterpart Trevor Mallard was held virtually yesterday (October 21) with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations. MORE..
The lawmakers of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), holding placards, have staged a protest inside the Parliament chambers, demanding immediate solutions for the ongoing fertilizer issue. MORE..
The government has decided to lift the ongoing interprovincial travel restrictions with effect from 4.00 a.m. on the 31st of October, says the Army Commander General Shavendra Silva. MORE..
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be administered as a booster dose for employees in the health sector, tri-forces, police, tourism sector and other frontline workers, says the Commander of Sri Lanka Army. MORE..
Transport Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi today (October 22) made an announcement on the resumption of train services following an interruption prompted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE..
The Ministry of Health says 276 more COVID-19 patients in total were discharged from medical care today (October 22) as they have recovered from the virus infection. MORE..
Four Sri Lankan artists have created a promotional song for the upcoming Tamil movie ‘Annaatthe’ starring South Indian cinema’s megastar Rajinikanth and Nayanathara. MORE..
Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely in several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, North-central and Eastern provinces and in Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Hambantota districts. MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted the approval to obtain a loan of USD 3.6 billion from Oman to purchase petroleum, says Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the health authorities to complete the vaccination of all eligible children within two weeks. MORE..
The primary sections of all schools across the island will reopen from Monday (October 25), says the Secretary to the Education Ministry. MORE..
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 448 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (October 22). MORE..
A woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a New Mexico film set for the 19th Century western Rust. MORE..
The Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has decided to approve providing simultaneous sign language interpretation during the 2022 Budget Debate in consideration of the Hearing-Impaired Community, the Secretary-General of Parliament, Dhammika Dasanayake said today. MORE..
The total number of people, who died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka, moved up as 12 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (October 21). MORE..
The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka today (October 22) moved to 552 as 104 more people were tested positive for the virus, says the Epidemiology Unit. MORE..
The Committee on High Posts has approved the appointments of 03 secretaries to ministries and two ambassadors, the Secretary-General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said in a statement. MORE..
A man who died on September 26 while receiving medical care at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital is confirmed to have succumbed to black fungus infection. MORE..
Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers won backing from 10 regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday for the idea of a United Nations donor conference to help the country stave off economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology says that showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island after 1.00 p.m. MORE..
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the coronavirus pandemic will “go on for a year longer than it needs to” because poorer countries are not getting the vaccines they need. MORE..
The birth of sextuplets has been reported for the first time in Sri Lanka. MORE..
The reopening of schools for academic activities under several phases commenced from today (21), nearly six months after they were closed amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the country. MORE..
Sri Lanka’s Parliament is expected to take up for debate the country’s fertilizer issue later today following a motion moved by the Opposition, the Communications Department of the Parliament confirmed. MORE..
The Director-General of Health Services says that the programme to vaccinate school children in the age group of 16 – 19 years against Covid-19 will commence tomorrow (October 22) in schools across the island. MORE..
Samagi Jana Balawegaya has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition before the Supreme Court against the transfer of shares of Yugadanavi LNG Power Plant in Keralawalapitiya. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived in Parliament chamber while proceedings are in progress, says Ada Derana correspondent. MORE..
The US needs to build constructive relationships with Sri Lanka, which is positioned in a strategic location at the heart of the Indian Ocean, a senior American diplomat nominated by President Joe Biden as his next envoy to the island nation has said. MORE..
The Supreme Court has ordered the IGP to carry out an investigation, under the Code of Criminal Procedure and on the advice of the Attorney General, into the recent incident at the Anuradhapura Prison involving State Minister Lohan Ratwatte. MORE..
The China National Energy Engineering and Construction Company Limited (CNEE), a Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate, has offered to invest USD 800 million on 400 MW Renewable Energy Projects in Sri Lanka. MORE..
The Health Ministry says that another 8,790 coronavirus patients have recovered and were discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for severe lightning in several provinces and districts. MORE..
Fire fighters are attempting to quell a massive fire which has broken out at a factory located Urapola, Attanagalla. MORE..
The All Share Price Index (ASPI) of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has surpassed the 9,800 points-mark for the first time in history. MORE..
The Registration of Persons Department says that it has decided to recommence the One Day Service for issuing National Identity Cards (NICs), only for applicants who make prior appointments from October 25. MORE..
The Ministry of Health says that another 453 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 increasing the tally of cases confirmed in the country to 533,758. MORE..
The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced an additional $2.5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Sri Lanka. MORE..
Lanka IOC has decided to increase the price of Octane 92 Petrol and Auto Diesel with effect from midnight today (21). MORE..
The Health Ministry says that another 101 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today, increasing the daily count of new cases reported today to 554. MORE..