SASEAN Defence Chiefs’ Dialogue to strengthen security in the region

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Since eliminating terrorism the Sri Lankan Government has been ushering an era of development. The security forces have extended its fullest cooperation in the development efforts and ensuring safety in the country. Read the Full Article

Rajapaksa treated as a ‘cash cow’ by those around him - Rajiva

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Leader of the Liberal Party of Sri Lanka MP Rajiva Wijesinha says that it is important that Mahinda Rajapaksa does not win the forthcoming Presidential Election, because if he wins the consequences for Sri Lanka's armed forces will be very negative. MORE.. Read the Full Article

No more betrayers in UPFA- Minister Pavithra

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Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi assured that no one else will leave the party nor betray it as ex-General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena did. MORE... Read the Full Article

International Conference themed ‘Evolution of Buddhist Stupa’ held

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In parallel with the series of events organized at the Sandahiru Stupa, an International Conference on Buddhism on the theme of 'Evolution of Buddhist Stupa' was held with a view of educating the devotees including international community at the Bhikshu University in Anuradhapura yesterday (22nd Nov). Read the Full Article

Transfer of 10,000 cops postponed

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The police headquarters today announced that transfer of some 10,000 police officers scheduled to come into effect on 1 January, 2015 have been postponed due to the forthcoming Presidential election. MORE... Read the Full Article

Two houses attacked in Madampe

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Campaign for Free and Fair Elections says that it has received two pre-election related violence from Madagama in Madampe area. MORE... Read the Full Article

Dambulla onion farmers stage protest

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Big onion farmers in Dambulla staged a protest blocking the Jaffna- Kandy A9 road near the Dambulla Economic Center, this morning. The police said that a part of the A-9 road from Dambulla clock tower had been closed, and now open for traffic. MORE... Read the Full Article

CAA to conduct island-wide special inspections

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The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) says that it will commence special inspections at supermarkets and stores across the country in view of the upcoming festive season. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Plea to release Lankan refugees at Tiruchi camp

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The Tamizhaga Vaazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) leader, Panruti T Velmurugan, on Saturday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to immediately release some 26 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees kept in a special camp in the Tiruchi central prison and give them medical assistance. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Wickremanayake’s loyalty to President

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UPFA Parliamentarian Vidura Wickremanayake says that he and his father former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake will continue to support the President. MORE... Read the Full Article

28-year-old woman stabbed to death in Kottawa

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A 28-year-old woman has been stabbed and murdered with a sharp object in the Kottawa area. Police said the victim was attacked when she had attempted to intervene in a dispute between her cousin sister and another individual last evening. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SAARC Cultural Centre in SL set to remain open

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The SAARC Programming Committee, meeting here Saturday for its 49th session ahead of the 18th SAARC Summit, has decided to close down three regional centres and merge four others, bringing down the total number of such centres from 11 to five. MORE... Read the Full Article

Wet weather to continue

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Thundershowers will occur in the sea areas around the island and at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern, Uva, Southern and Central provinces, the Met. Dept. says. MORE.... Read the Full Article

‘Sirimuthu Uyana’ Housing Scheme Acquires Another 546

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The newly constructed 'Sirimuthu Uyana' mega housing scheme in Edirisinghe Watte, Colombo which consist of 546 housing units was ceremonially declared open by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday evening (21th Nov) at a function held at the housing scheme premises. Read the Full Article

Able Seaman wins IFBB Bronze Medal

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Able Seaman SP Siriwardane of Sri Lanka Navy who is a sportsman and a body builder won the Bronze medal at the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) contesting in the 65kg weight class at the 68th IFBB Men's World Amateur Body Building Championship 2014 which held in Brazil recently. Read the Full Article

Cop arrested for assaulting constable wife

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A police constable (PC) has been arrested on charges of assaulting and injuring his wife, who is a woman police constable (WPC), in the Akurangoda area in Mahawela. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Actor Vijay thanks Modi for Indian fishermen release

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Following the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy three years ago, popular South Indian actor Vijay has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for freeing them from Sri Lanka. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Thundershowers expected in several provinces as reservoirs reach spill level

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The Department of Meteorology says that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern, Uva, Southern and Central provinces while heavy showers (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SAARC faces challenges from extremist and terrorist activities- Lankan envoy

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Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal WM Senevirathna says that SAARC faces challenges in various areas, including development, connectivity, extremist and terrorist activities. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Four police OICs transferred

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Four police officers-in-charge (OICs) have been transferred with effect from November 20 and 21, despite the announcing of a Presidential Election which is scheduled to be held on January 8, 2015. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Man arrested over a series of robberies in Nittambuwa

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with several robberies carried out in the Nittambuwa area. He was arrested following an operation, according to information received by the Nittambuwa Police crimes unit. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Maithripala promises to scrap presidency within 100 days

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Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena yesterday declared that he would be .. Read the Full Article

Maithripala promises to scrap presidency within 100 days * Ranil to be PM * Many govt. MPs, ministers will join me Nominations on Dec 8 election on Jan. 8, 2015

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Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena yesterday declared that he would be .. Read the Full Article

Battle of the Blues

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The announcement of Maithripala Sirisena as the common Opposition candidate yesterday came as no sur.. Read the Full Article

Presidential poll on January 8

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The Presidential election will be held on January 8, 2015 (Thursday), Election Department sources st.. Read the Full Article