A Sri Lankan passenger has been apprehended at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency notes valued at over Rs 6.4 million. MORE..
Thundershowers can develop in inland areas after 02.00 pm and will spread to the North-Western, Western and Southern provinces later, the Department of Meteorology said. MORE..
A clothing shop in Old Road area in Maharagama police division has caught on fire last night (22). MORE..
Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. MORE..
Several more days will be taken to restore the train services on the Batticaloa railway line as the prevailing inclement weather condition has obstructed the reparation process, says the Railway Department. MORE..
Two persons with 151.7kg of Kerala cannabis were apprehended by the Sri Lanka Navy during a patrol carried out by a group of naval personnel attached to the Fast Attack Craft, Inshore Patrol Craft and the Special Boat Squadron of the Sri Lanka Navy, yesterday (22). MORE..
Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said. MORE..
UPDATE: The number of student hospitalized due the food poisoning has hiked up to 70, according to Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court was informed today that 123 out of 124 audio recordings of the phone conversations allegedly between Namal Kumara and former DIG Nalaka de Silva, being investigated in connection with the assassination plot, are a match with their voice samples. MORE..
The value of Sri Lankan Rupee falls further against the US Dollar as the selling price reaches Rs 174.12 per US Dollar. MORE..
Despite anti-India sentiments of some, the Sri Lankan government conducts friendly relations with India, states Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne. MORE..
The Constitutional Council is scheduled to assemble this Thursday, the Speaker’s Office announced. MORE..
Former DIG Nalaka de Silva has arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to record a statement on the VIP assassination allegations. MORE..
Jaffna security forces say that several flyers containing the symbol of the LTTE organisation have been distributed in the Jaffna town. MORE..
The adventure experts at Lonely Planet have revealed the best travel destinations for 2019 - and it’s Sri Lanka that takes the coveted crown for top country. MORE..
Part of the road near 7th Mile post in Habarana on Colombo-Batticaloa highway has caved in due to the heavy rainfall received by Habarana area last night (22). MORE..
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the current government is responsible for implementing the most number of developmental projects within a short period of time. MORE..
The official term of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), established for the first time following the end of the war in the country, will expire with effect from midnight tomorrow (24), says the Northern Province Governor’s Secretariat. MORE..
Two Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) members of the Weeraketiya Pradeshiya Sabha engaged in a protest today (23) by riding on a bullock cart. MORE..
Jamal Khashoggi’s death was pre-planned and was not spontaneous or an accident, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday in a highly anticipated speech, which flat-out denied Saudi Arabia’s claim that the journalist’s killing was not premeditated. MORE..
(UPDATE) Heavy traffic has been reported near the Fort Railway Station in Colombo and surrounding areas due to the JVP protest march. MORE..
The Permanent High Court at Bar today (23) ordered daily hearing in the case against the former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others, from November 07. MORE..
The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) says that special attention has been directed towards the possibility of sinkholes occurring due to the prevailing heavy rainfall. MORE..
All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) alleges that there is a conspiracy to assassinate their party leader Rishad Bathiudeen. MORE..
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sri Lanka Cricket, who was arrested for alleged financial fraud, has been remanded until November 01 by the Colombo Additional Magistrate. MORE..
CCTV footage of a mobile phone store has captured a woman stealing a brand new mobile after coming into the shop to repair an old phone. MORE..
Sri Lanka Navy apprehended five Indian fishermen who were poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters, along with their trawler, yesterday (22 October). MORE..
Deputy Governor of the Central Bank C.J.P. Siriwardena has been appointed as the Commissioner General of the Inland Revenue Department, the Ministry of Finance stated. MORE..
Former DIG Nalaka de Silva has left the CID after giving 6-hour long statement for the 4th day. MORE..
The Supreme Court today (23) concluded the hearing of the petitions filed against the constitutionality of the special draft Counter Terrorism Bill presented to the parliament by the government. MORE..
Colombo bound train from Batticaloa has derailed in Mahawa area, this morning (22), according to the Railway Control Room. MORE..
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister denied on Sunday that the nation’s powerful young crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, but the attempt to distance Mohammed bin Salman from the journalist’s demise did little to blunt an international uproar that could test Saudi Arabia’s status as a regional power. MORE..
The Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms has decided to conduct a special investigation into how the inmates from Angunukolapelessa got out of their cells. MORE..
The Indonesian Naval Ship ‘Kri Usman Harun’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on 20th October, stated the Sri Lanka Navy. MORE..
Prevailing showery condition over the Island is expected to continue on today (21), the Department of Meteorology stated. MORE..
One person has died in a gunfire that took place at around 9.25 am this morning (22) on the Hulan Kanda-Dampahala road near Urubokka area, Matara. MORE..
The protest launched by the inmates of Angunukolapelessa Prison has been called off, said Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for the Nuwara Eliya district due to the prevailing showery condition. MORE..
The UNP is engaged in a conspiracy to distort the relations between the President Maithripala Sirisena and India, claims UFPA Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake. MORE..
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne stated that he demands the President and the Prime Minister to fulfill the promises given when the Yahapalana government came into power and to execute good governance in the country. MORE..
Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, according to Central bank of Sri Lanka. MORE..
An official event was held today (22), to welcome the new Chief Justice Nalin Perera at the Supreme Court. MORE..
Taxi drivers and employees of the Taxi Drivers’ Association in Sri Lanka launched a protest in front of the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, this morning (22). MORE..
India has offered to assist Sri Lanka with its inquiry into match-fixing in cricket and drafting laws to combat cheating in the game, a Sri Lankan cabinet minister said on Monday (22). MORE..
The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media has issued a press release, justifying the decision to divest Hilton and Hyatt hotels. MORE..
Colombo Magistrate’s Court has ordered to take up the complaint filed against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake for allegedly providing false evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Issuance of Treasury Bonds. MORE..
A special operations room has been set up at the Police Head Quarters to receive information on narcotics, stated Police Spokesperson. MORE..
The Galle Dialogue 2018; International Maritime Conference was inaugurated today (22) in Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, stated President’s Media Division. MORE..
Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has been arrested by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) regarding an attempt to commit financial fraud, stated Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..