Prices of vehicles go up

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(UPDATE) Prices of cars above 1000cc engine capacity and three-wheelers will increase as a result of the Minimum Rate Tax increase which came into effect midnight yesterday, the Vehicle Importers Association said today. MORE... Read the Full Article

Bangladesh to send aid for Sri Lanka flood victims

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Bangladesh will send emergency relief aid to Sri Lanka in the wake of floods and landslides in the country as a follow-up to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's directive. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ex-Senior DIG, Ex-Crimes OIC re-remanded till June 09

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Former Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera .. Read the Full Article

CM`s tirade: MR urges probe

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Responding to the behaviour of Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed who slandered a Navy of.. Read the Full Article

Unnatural punishment teacher released on bail

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The teacher of Anuladevi Girls School, Galle who had allegedly told three students of grade four to.. Read the Full Article

GMOA gives new ultimatum for TU action

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today they had given a few more days to the .. Read the Full Article

Chief Minister Nazeer not allowed in military camps

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Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed would not be allowed to enter military camps and the t.. Read the Full Article

Several irregularities in the business affairs of BLUE

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A Special Purpose Independent Audit conducted under the instructions of the Securities and Exchange .. Read the Full Article

Seamy side of paradise

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How civilised a country is can be judged by the way it handles its garbage. In colonial days, crocod.. Read the Full Article

Xi offers condolences over Sri Lanka floods, landslides

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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena over the devastating floods and landslides that hit the country last week. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President arrives in Nagoya to attend G 7

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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived this morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, an exotic island south of Nagoya. Read the Full Article

Cabinet approval to open office for missing persons

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Cabinet has approved a proposal of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, as the the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs to establish an office for the missing persons. Read the Full Article

Army continues on post recovery work

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Sri Lanka Army troops of the 1 Field Engineer Regiment together with the Ministry of Land Reclamation began to clear the Attanagalu Oya outfall at Ja-Ela, which was blocked by debris and garbage, yesterday (25th Wednesday, May 2016). Read the Full Article

China grants 600 million Yuan to Sri Lanka for Kidney Hospital

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Described as a milestone in the China - Sri Lanka relations, an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Governments of Sri Lanka and China was signed yesterday (25th May). MORE.. Read the Full Article

PET scanner fund gets Rs 35 million donation

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The initiative launched by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Maharagama to seek public assistance for the purchase of a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which is receiving the support of Manusath Derana, has received a donation of Rs 35 million from a Good Samaritan. MORE.. Read the Full Article

O’L examinations application deadline extended

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The deadline for acceptance of applications for 2016 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination has been extended until June 10, the Education Ministry said. MORE... Read the Full Article

MR s ex-coordinating secy. arrested with 1.1kg of gold

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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa s coordinating secretary Champika Karunaratne was yesterday arres.. Read the Full Article

Sampur incident- former President requests investigation

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It is the duty of the Government to formally investigate the conduct of the Eastern Province Chief Minister of a video clip he verbally abusing a naval officer and to take steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur anywhere in the country in future, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Army Field Engineers Begin Post-Recovery Work with Other Agencies

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Sri Lanka Army troops, including 1 Field Engineer Regiment this morning (25) hand in hand with the M.. Read the Full Article

HC suspends magistrate’ order to release 15 elephants

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The Colombo High Court today issued an injunction suspending the Colombo Chief Magistrate's decision to release 15 elephants to their owners on bonds. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Agri. Ministry sets up hotline to help flood-affected farmers

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The Ministry of Agriculture has introduced a new 24-hour hotline for the public to inform regarding any crops, reservoirs, bunds of canals or dams damaged due to the heavy rainfall which was experienced in the country. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Special program to issue ID cards for flood, landslide affected

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A special program is underway to issue national identity cards and birth certificates free of charge to displaced people who lost them in floods and landslides, Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena says. MORE... Read the Full Article

GMOA to launch strike on May 31

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The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has decided to stage a token strike on Tuesday (May 31) over alleged irregularities when preparing the list for post-internship appointments by relevant authorities. MORE.. Read the Full Article

G7 invite a clear signal of positive conditions in Sri Lanka - report

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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived this morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, an exotic island south of Nagoya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Anura Senanayake further remanded

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Former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake, who was arrested for allegedly withholding evidences in the murder case of national Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, has been further remanded until June 09. MORE... Read the Full Article