Otara, Mahela, Sanga etc.. take up Ice Bucket Challenge

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Several local celebrities including politicians, singers and cricketers took a dousing during the past few days in the name of raising funds for various charities by being part of the Ice Bucket Challenge that has taken up the online sphere by storm. 
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Global Challenges of Post-War Sri Lanka

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As I chair this session devoted to the global challenges to Sri Lanka as a rising nation, the central thought that strikes me is that, besides all that has been said over the past two days on the clear relief within Sri Lanka and the region since May 2009, that the entire world is a safer place today because of the defeat of the LTTE. Read the Full Article

Pakistan won the first ODI

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Pakistan won the first ODI played at the Sooriyawewa stadium in Hambantota, a short while ago. MORE... Read the Full Article

Training for Sportsmen and Athletes in British Army to be explored

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Possibilities for exchange of sports programmes and sports training opportunities between Sri Lanka Army and British Army are to be explored in the future through diplomatic channels in the UK as a result of extensive discussions that ensued when Dr Chris Nonis, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner for United Kingdom called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters on Thursday (21) evening Read the Full Article

On arrival visa for four African countries suspended

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The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) online Visa facility extended to visitors from four African countries has been suspended as a precautionary measure in the backdrop of these nations experiencing an Ebola virus outbreak, a spokesman for the External Affairs Ministry said Read the Full Article

Syrian death toll more than 191,000 - UN human rights chief Pillay

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More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nation human rights chief Navi Pillay has said, lashing out at international paralysis on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict. MORE... Read the Full Article

300 families affected by inclement weather: DMC

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The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today 1267 people from 300 families have been affected by the prevailing inclement weather.
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Second ODI scheduled to play in Sooriyawewa

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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd ODI scheduled to be played at R. Premadasa stadium on 27 August has been rescheduled and shifted to Sooriyawewa stadium in Hambantota on 26 August. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka must ensure justice for Tamils- Indian PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged Sri Lanka to ensure equality, dignity, justice and self-respect for its Tamil minority. MORE... Read the Full Article

Floating Market opening on next Monday

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The opening of the Floating Market in Pettah, Colombo is scheduled to be held on 25 August. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka must ensure justice for Tamils: Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged Sri Lanka to ensure "equality, dignity, justice and self-respect" for its Tamil minority.
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Landslide warning for four districts

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Since the prevailing bad weather condition is expected to continue with in next 24-hours, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has issued landslide warning for four districts including Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Kegalle. MORE... Read the Full Article

Inmate suicides at Polonnaruwa Prison

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An inmate of the Polonnaruwa Prison has committed suicide by hanging inside a lavatory, early hours of this morning. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan detained at BIA with gold

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A 35-year-old Sri Lankan who attempted to smuggle two pieces of gold slabs valued at Rs 1.1 million was detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday and handed over to Customs at Airport Departure lounge.
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India insists on 13A as way forward for Lanka

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Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told a visiting delegation of Sri Lankan Tamil Members of Parliament on Friday that New Delhi continues to look at the 13th amendment as the framework for a political solution in the island nation.
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TNA hold discussions with Indian External Affairs Minister

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India said Friday that Sri Lanka's Tamil community must enjoy dignity, justice and self-respect within the united island nation. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sea tragedy: one dead, one missing

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A 15-year-old child went missing while his nine-year-old brother died on admission to the Tangalle Hospital when they went for a sea bath off Tangalle last evening, police said.
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Heavy showers in South-western parts - Met. Department

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The Met. Departmnet says that due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity, showery weather will continue further over the South-western parts of the country. MORE... Read the Full Article

Individual nabbed with gold at airport

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A Sri Lankan male, from Kandana, aged 35Y, has been detained by the officials of Airport Authority and handed over to Customs at Airport Departure lounge. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ranil asks whether EPF has no money to grant its members 30 per cent of their savings

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UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday demanded to know from the government in Par.. Read the Full Article

Third International Conference on Community Water Services begins in Sri Lanka`s hill capital

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The Third International Conference on Community Water Services 2014 began today at Sri Lanka Interna.. Read the Full Article

Another Mervyn?

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It is usually the ruling party politicians who are accused of looking down upon, harassing and even .. Read the Full Article

Holcim (Lanka) adjudged 1st Runner Up for Product Award at Kedella Exhibition 2014

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Holcim (Lanka), diamond sponsor of the Kedella 2014 exhibition was adjudged as the first runner up f.. Read the Full Article

Dead doctor s husband says prompt action could have saved wife

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At the inquiry by Colombo Additional Magistrate Augusta Atappatu into the death of Dr. P.A Priyangan.. Read the Full Article

Ex- LTTE cadre pleads guilty for assassination of former Sri Lankan Major General

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A former Tamil Tiger terrorist accused of assassinating the former Sri Lanka Army senior official Ma.. Read the Full Article