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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
SriLankan Airlines has apologised for the extensive cancellation of flights recently, attributing the matter to technical faults. MORE..
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..
At least 50 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in an explosion in Pakistan, police tell the BBC. MORE..
Mullaitivu District Judge and Magistrate T. Saravanarajah has submitted his resignation from all judicial positions. MORE..
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..
The police have arrested a suspect who was in possession of crystal methamphetamine (‘Ice’) worth nearly Rs. 1.2 million. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
The Department of Meteorology says the prevailing showery condition in the southwestern part of the Island is expected to continue further. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Six wild elephants were killed after colliding with trains in two separate incidents along the Batticaloa line at around midnight yesterday (27). MORE..
President Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka requires USD 26.5 billion by 2030 to make the country’s climate prosperity plan succeed. MORE..
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..
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..