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Charges dropped again over death of detained Sri Lankan woman in Japan

Charges dropped again over death of detained Sri Lankan woman in Japan

Prosecutors in Nagoya, Japan said on Friday (29 Sep.) that they have decided not to charge officials at an immigration center in the city for the second time over the 2021 death of a Sri Lankan detainee, despite her family’s repeated calls for them to be indicted. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  9:30 pm
Police recover mobile phone purportedly used by constable involved with “Harak Kata”

Police recover mobile phone purportedly used by constable involved with “Harak Kata”

A mobile phone suspected to have been used by the police constable who aided notorious underworld figure “Harak Kata’s” recent escape bid at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has reportedly been recovered by the Police. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  7:28 pm
Another electricity tariff hike in October?

Another electricity tariff hike in October?

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has made a request from the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to increase electricity tariffs once again, citing the need to cover the costs for thermal power generation during the months when arid weather conditions were prevalent across the country. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  6:20 pm
Jaswar Umar re-elected President of Football Sri Lanka

Jaswar Umar re-elected President of Football Sri Lanka

Former President of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) Jaswar Umar was re-elected to the post, at the election for office bearers held on Friday (29 Sep.). MORE..

| September 29, 2023  5:39 pm
President Ranil holds bilateral talks with Germany, Kazakhstan leaders

President Ranil holds bilateral talks with Germany, Kazakhstan leaders

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is in Berlin on a state visit, has engaged in bilateral talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday (Sept. 28). MORE..

| September 29, 2023  4:46 pm
SriLankan Airlines explains recent grounding of several aircraft

SriLankan Airlines explains recent grounding of several aircraft

SriLankan Airlines has apologised for the extensive cancellation of flights recently, attributing the matter to technical faults. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  4:35 pm
Landslide warnings issued for 7 districts extended

Landslide warnings issued for 7 districts extended

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has extended the landslide warnings issued for parts of Galle, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matara and Ratnapura districts. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  3:54 pm
74-year-old killed in Minuwangoda

74-year-old killed in Minuwangoda

A 74-year-old male was reportedly killed in the Aluthepola area in Minuwangoda on Thursday morning (28 Sep.), police reported. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  3:12 pm
At least 50 killed, dozens injured in blast in southwest Pakistan

At least 50 killed, dozens injured in blast in southwest Pakistan

At least 50 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in an explosion in Pakistan, police tell the BBC. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  2:34 pm
Mullaitivu District Judge resigns citing threats and stress

Mullaitivu District Judge resigns citing threats and stress

Mullaitivu District Judge and Magistrate T. Saravanarajah has submitted his resignation from all judicial positions. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  1:37 pm
Dehiwala zoo offers free admission for kids on World Children’s Day

Dehiwala zoo offers free admission for kids on World Children’s Day

Children aged below 12 will be able to visit the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwala (Dehiwala Zoo) free of charge on 01 October 2023, in view of World Children’s Day. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  1:15 pm
Wanted suspect arrested with ‘Ice’ worth nearly Rs. 1.2mn

Wanted suspect arrested with ‘Ice’ worth nearly Rs. 1.2mn

The police have arrested a suspect who was in possession of crystal methamphetamine (‘Ice’) worth nearly Rs. 1.2 million. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  12:16 pm
‘Amber’ flood warning issued to low-lying areas of 3 rivers extended

‘Amber’ flood warning issued to low-lying areas of 3 rivers extended

The Department of Irrigation has extended the ‘Amber’ flood warnings issued for the low-lying areas of Nilwala River, Kuda Ganga and Gin Ganga for another 24 hours until 8.30 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 30). MORE..

| September 29, 2023  10:59 am
Three killed after shootings in Dutch city; gunman arrested

Three killed after shootings in Dutch city; gunman arrested

A gunman killed three people in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Thursday, shooting a local woman and her daughter in their home then storming into a classroom of Rotterdam’s university hospital and opening fire on a male teacher. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  8:06 am
Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 33mn in Karainagar

Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 33mn in Karainagar

A special search operation conducted by Sri Lanka Navy in the beach area of Pumattei on the Karainagar Island, Jaffna in the dark hours of Wednesday (Sept. 27) has led to the seizure of a dinghy loaded with over 100kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  7:42 am
Showery condition in southwestern areas expected to continue

Showery condition in southwestern areas expected to continue

The Department of Meteorology says the prevailing showery condition in the southwestern part of the Island is expected to continue further. MORE..

| September 29, 2023  7:07 am
Social Security Levy to be added to LECO electricity bills from this month

Social Security Levy to be added to LECO electricity bills from this month

The Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) says that the Social Security Contribution Levy (SSCL) will be added to all LECO electricity bills effective from September 08, 2023. MORE..

| September 28, 2023  10:19 pm
Sajith slams govt. over failure to unlock IMF’s second tranche

Sajith slams govt. over failure to unlock IMF’s second tranche

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says that the government has failed to fulfil the task they have undertaken in terms of restoring the country’s economic stability. MORE..

| September 28, 2023  9:35 pm
IMF agreement not terminated, few extensive discussions required before second tranche – Semasinghe

IMF agreement not terminated, few extensive discussions required before second tranche – Semasinghe

Acting Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe says that Sri Lanka has to secure a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) review team to unlock the second tranche of the Extended Fund Facility amounting to approximately 330 million US Dollars. MORE..

video | September 28, 2023  8:58 pm
SriLankan Airlines partners with Virgin Australia

SriLankan Airlines partners with Virgin Australia

SriLankan Airlines has entered into a first-ever interline partnership with Virgin Australia that will strengthen the airline’s network in Australia and offer customers extensive connections across the land down under and beyond. MORE..

| September 28, 2023  7:05 pm
Fitch upgrades Sri Lanka’s long-term local-currency IDR to ‘CCC-’

Fitch upgrades Sri Lanka’s long-term local-currency IDR to ‘CCC-’

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Sri Lanka’s Long-Term Local-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘CCC-’ from ‘RD’ (Restricted Default). Fitch typically does not assign Outlooks to sovereigns with a rating of ‘CCC+’ or below. The Long-Term Foreign-Currency IDR has been affirmed at ‘RD’ and the Country Ceiling at ‘B-’. MORE..

| September 28, 2023  6:36 pm
Six elephants killed in two separate train collisions

Six elephants killed in two separate train collisions

Six wild elephants were killed after colliding with trains in two separate incidents along the Batticaloa line at around midnight yesterday (27). MORE..

| September 28, 2023  5:31 pm
Sri Lanka requires USD 26.5 billion by 2030 for climate prosperity plan to succeed – President

Sri Lanka requires USD 26.5 billion by 2030 for climate prosperity plan to succeed – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka requires USD 26.5 billion by 2030 to make the country’s climate prosperity plan succeed. MORE..

| September 28, 2023  4:17 pm
Canada’s Speaker steps down after making tribute to Nazi veteran

Canada’s Speaker steps down after making tribute to Nazi veteran

The speaker of Canada’s parliament resigned on Tuesday, days after publicly celebrating a Ukrainian veteran who fought for the Nazis during World War II. MORE..

| September 28, 2023  4:01 pm
SLC considering lifting temporary ban on Danushka Gunathilaka

SLC considering lifting temporary ban on Danushka Gunathilaka

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is considering lifting the temporary cricket ban imposed on cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka, who was acquitted by an Australian court over sexual assault charges today (28), according to sources. MORE..

video | September 28, 2023  2:52 pm