The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has ordered to return the consignment of biomedical waste imported to Sri Lanka from the United Kingdom. MORE..
The Defender vehicle, which was recently involved in the attack on a van at Kalagedihena, has been found at a residence in Maharagama area, says the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. MORE..
The Management Faculty of the University of Peradeniya has been closed until further notice, says the administration of the university. MORE..
The likes of Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Akila Dananjaya and Lakshan Sandakan, who all missed out on Sri Lanka’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 squad, are back for the ODI series against Bangladesh. MORE..
State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today (19) apologized to Mahanayake and Anunayake theros of Asgiri Chapter for the controversial statement he made regarding Buddhist monks. MORE..
Sri Lanka Police has set up two telephone numbers for the public to inform about any disaster situations in the country. MORE..
Sri Lanka is not a vassal of any economic superpower and it should never become one, says Dr. Howard Nicholas, Associate Professor at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. MORE..
A woman and two children have been killed after a tree fell on top of a three-wheeler at Sooriyawewa today (19). MORE..
The Attorney General has filed indictment before the Colombo High Court against suspended Magistrate Thilina Gamage and three others for keeping an elephant calf without valid a license. MORE..
Acting IGP Chandana Wickremaratne has directed the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to investigate into the incident where VIP security personnel had attacked a van recently at Kalagedihena. MORE..
The body of the shop owner, who went missing in the landslide that submerged 10 shops in Ginigathhena, was recovered from the debris. MORE..
Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with India to upgrade tracks in a key railway segment connecting the north and south at a cost of $ 91.26 million. MORE..
The Colombo Chief Magistrate has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department to submit a report of evidence summary and the inquiry forms in the case filed against Rifkhan Bathiudeen for forging documents to alienate a land of 40 acres, on the 22nd of August. MORE..
The Permanent High Court-at-Bar today served indictments on 8 accused in the the Central Bank bond scam case including Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius. MORE..
The body of the other schoolgirl, who was reported missing after being swept away by floodwaters while crossing a culvert during heavy rain at Torrington Estate in Agarapathana, has been recovered. MORE..
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. MORE..
Owing to the prevailing downpours in the central hills, 10 shops in Ginigathhena town have been destroyed in the landslide, while one person is reported missing. MORE..
Prevailing windy conditions over the country and surrounding sea areas and showery condition over the island, particularly in Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, are likely to continue today (19), the Department of Meteorology said. MORE..
World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said that the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations. They include assisting the agriculture sector faced with climatic vagaries, irrigation, renewable energy, climate resilience operations and renovation of tanks in rural areas. MORE>.
International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference, throwing into doubt their participation in qualifiers for the T20 World Cup. MORE..
Five spill gates of the Upper Kotamale Reservoir have been opened due to the heavy rainfall being experienced in the central mountain region of the country since this morning (18). MORE>.
The Ministry of Health says that although the facilities were increased at the Castle Street Hospital for Women and the De Soysa Maternity Hospital to carry out the medical tests on the women who have accused Dr. Mohamed Shafi, so far no mothers have come forward to undergo the tests. MORE..
All nine sailors on the barge which met with an accident near the Galle harbour have been rescued by Sri Lanka Navy personnel while the barge has been abandoned, the Navy Spokesman said.
The Department of Examinations today announced the dates on which the 2019 G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination and the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination will be held across the country and the dates from when tuition classes and seminars for these exams will be banned. MORE..
A school girl has drowned while another is reported missing after they were swept away by floodwaters while crossing a culvert during heavy rain at Torrington Estate in Agarapathana. MORE..
The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued Landslide Early Warnings (Level 2 Amber) to Ratnapura and Balangoda Divisional Secretariat divisions and surrounding areas of Ratnapura District. MORE..
The World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations, the World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said today (18). MORE..
The Attorney General today filed a revision application before the Colombo High Court against the Colombo chief magistrate’s order granting bail to IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. MORE..
It is apt to revise the indictments filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa if they are in a state of being revised, the Supreme Court told the Attorney General. MORE..
The body of one of the youngsters, who was reported missing after falling into the sea while taking selfies at Rumassala in Unawatuna, has been recovered, the Police Media Spokesperson’s office stated. MORE..
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) says that two spill gates have been opened in the Laxapana Reservoir, due to the prevailing heavy rainfall. People living downstream are advised to be vigilant in this regard. MORE..
The Presidential Commission of Inquiry, probing fraud and corruption at state institutions including, is set to engage in an observation visit at several dairy farms in Matale area today (18). MORE..
The Colombo High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran has sentenced a youth to death over the possession of heroin, stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
Twelve people are presumed dead, fire officials have said, and more could be missing after becoming trapped by a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation production company in Japan. MORE..
Naval personnel with the assistance of Assistant Directorate of Fisheries (ADF) in Mannar nabbed a person with a stock of dried sea cucumber, during a raid carried out in Erukkulampiddi area. MORE..
The United States Government will not buy, sell, or own any actual land under Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact, according to the United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka. MORE..
The discussions held with Minister of Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs Abdul Haleem have failed, the postal trade unions stated. MORE..