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Provincial letters to be removed from number plates

Provincial letters to be removed from number plates

The English letters indicating the province on vehicle number plates will be removed when registering a new vehicle and transferring the ownership of a vehicle. MORE..

video | December 30, 2022  12:41 pm
Myanmar court jails Suu Kyi for 7 more years as secretive trials end

Myanmar court jails Suu Kyi for 7 more years as secretive trials end

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday convicted deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on five counts of corruption and jailed her for a combined seven years, a source familiar with her trial said, wrapping up the last remaining cases against her. MORE..

| December 30, 2022  11:38 am
South Korea to require COVID tests for travellers from China

South Korea to require COVID tests for travellers from China

South Korea said on Friday it will impose mandatory COVID-19 tests on travellers from China, joining the United States, Japan and other countries in taking new border measures after Beijing’s decision to lift stringent zero-COVID policies. MORE..

| December 30, 2022  11:01 am
Arrested student leader of Peradeniya Uni. to be presented in court

Arrested student leader of Peradeniya Uni. to be presented in court

Former president of the students’ union of Peradeniya University, Anuradha Withanage, is due to be produced before the court by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (30 Dec.). MORE..

| December 30, 2022  10:55 am
Special two-day dengue prevention program announced

Special two-day dengue prevention program announced

The Ministry of Health has announced a special two-day dengue prevention program today (Dec 30) and tomorrow (Dec 31) after a rapid increase was observed in the number of dengue cases reported in the country over the past four weeks. MORE..

| December 30, 2022  10:32 am
Indian PM Narendra Modi’s mother dies aged 99

Indian PM Narendra Modi’s mother dies aged 99

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi has died at the age of 99. MORE..

| December 30, 2022  8:14 am
Three suspects under arrest over killing of taxi driver

Three suspects under arrest over killing of taxi driver

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of the driver of a hired vehicle at Ingiriya. MORE..

video | December 30, 2022  7:18 am
Fair weather expected today

Fair weather expected today

The Department of Meteorology says mainly fair weather will prevail over the island. MORE..

| December 30, 2022  7:16 am
Pelé, Brazil football legend and three-time World Cup winner, dies aged 82

Pelé, Brazil football legend and three-time World Cup winner, dies aged 82

Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died Thursday. He was 82. MORE..

| December 30, 2022  12:46 am
IFRC in process of procuring essential medicines for Sri Lanka

IFRC in process of procuring essential medicines for Sri Lanka

Amidst one of the worst phases Sri Lanka has seen in terms of its economic stability, Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) has closely monitored the situation, providing a 6-month operation update report. MORE..

| December 29, 2022  10:35 pm
Netanyahu’s hard-line new government takes office in Israel

Netanyahu’s hard-line new government takes office in Israel

The most religious and hard-line government in Israel’s history has been sworn in. MORE..

| December 29, 2022  10:21 pm
Navy seizes over 100kg of ‘Kendu’ leaves adrift at sea

Navy seizes over 100kg of ‘Kendu’ leaves adrift at sea

A stock of ’Kendu’ (ebony) leaves weighing roughly 150kg were seized on the seas of Kalpitiya by the Sri Lanka Navy last morning (28 Dec.). MORE..

| December 29, 2022  10:17 pm
PUCSL Chairman eager to meet President

PUCSL Chairman eager to meet President

Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Janaka Ratnayake has claimed that he is yet to be called on by the President. MORE..

video | December 29, 2022  8:22 pm
Chairman of Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha and his brother remanded

Chairman of Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha and his brother remanded

Chairman of Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha, Siril Munasinghe and his elder brother, who were arrested and produced before the courts for allegedly stealing several lengths of GI pipes worth nearly Rs. 250,000, have been remanded in custody. MORE..

video | December 29, 2022  7:26 pm
Student leader of Peradeniya Uni. arrested over assault on former VC

Student leader of Peradeniya Uni. arrested over assault on former VC

Former president of the students’ union of Peradeniya University has been arrested over the assault on Prof. Athula Senaratne. MORE..

| December 29, 2022  6:59 pm
India to require COVID test for arrivals from several countries

India to require COVID test for arrivals from several countries

People arriving in India from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand will have to show a negative COVID-19 test from Sunday, India’s health minister said. MORE..

| December 29, 2022  6:25 pm
No new recruitments for CEB in 2023 – Minister

No new recruitments for CEB in 2023 – Minister

Minister of Energy and Power Kanchana Wijesekera has asserted that no new recruitments would be made for the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), despite there being over 1,000 employees scheduled to retire in 2023. MORE..

video | December 29, 2022  4:37 pm
Two arrested over theft of 116 gemstones

Two arrested over theft of 116 gemstones

A parcel containing 116 gemstones worth nearly Rs. 40 million has been stolen in Kalutara. MORE..

video | December 29, 2022  4:29 pm
Uzbekistan says 18 children die after consuming India-made syrup

Uzbekistan says 18 children die after consuming India-made syrup

At least 18 children have died after consuming a syrup manufactured by Indian drugmaker Marion Biotech Pvt Ltd, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health says. MORE..

| December 29, 2022  3:58 pm
Submitting arrival and departure cards made available online

Submitting arrival and departure cards made available online

The Department of Immigration & Emigration has facilitated the arrival and departure cards, required to be filled by inbound foreigners and outbound Sri Lankans, to be submitted online. MORE..

| December 29, 2022  3:49 pm
Navy apprehends four Indian fishermen on SL waters

Navy apprehends four Indian fishermen on SL waters

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested four Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu on charges of allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters. MORE..

| December 29, 2022  2:36 pm
Lead guitarist of ‘Sunflower’ passes away at 36

Lead guitarist of ‘Sunflower’ passes away at 36

Lead guitarist of famed band, ‘Sunflower’, Chalana Piyumantha, passed away last night (28 Dec.). MORE..

video | December 29, 2022  2:15 pm
Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha chairman and brother arrested

Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha chairman and brother arrested

Police have arrested the Chairman of Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha, Siril Munasinghe and his elder brother in connection with an alleged incident of theft. MORE..

video | December 29, 2022  2:15 pm
Energy Minister discusses CEB’s issues with trade unions

Energy Minister discusses CEB’s issues with trade unions

Minister of Energy and Power Kanchana Wijesekera met with representatives of several trade unions of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) in order to discuss several key concerns. MORE..

| December 29, 2022  1:54 pm
Vietnam to expand cooperation and boost bilateral trade with Sri Lanka

Vietnam to expand cooperation and boost bilateral trade with Sri Lanka

President of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc received the outgoing ambassadors of Sri Lanka and Cambodia, who came to bid their farewells, in Hanoi on December 28. MORE..

video | December 29, 2022  1:36 pm