Restrictions on land alienation to foreigners

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today instructed the Cabinet to enact the proposed bill restricting land alienation to foreigners as soon as possible, informed sources said.
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Sri Lanka Government plays down views of BBS

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The Government today played down the views expressed by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and insisted that i.. Read the Full Article

SLN siezes gold and dinghy

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The Northern Naval Command of the Sri Lanka Navy’s ‘Uttara’ intercepted a boat carrying one kg of gold biscuits hidden inside a dingy. Customs media spokesman Leslie Gamini said.
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BBS - 969 sign pact on anti extremism

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The Leader of Burma’s 969 oraganisation, Ven. Ashin Wirathu Thera and Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera today signed an agreement with the objective of building an Asian region without extremism.
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Jayalalitha- Tamil film industry fasts for jailed politician

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The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state is on a day-long fast to protest against the jailing of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha. MORE... Read the Full Article

Video: Go eat Kochchi, Nandimitra tells UNP

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Deputy Minister of Higher Education Nandimitra Ekanayake told the media today that the Opposition must eat pungent Kochchi chilies to overcome the sorrow of their debacle at the Uva Provincial elections.
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Nonis has not resigned: Keheliya

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Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Britain, Chris Nonis has not tendered his resignation to the External Affairs Ministry as reported in the foreign media, Government Spokesman and Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said today.
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2015 Budget may come early - Keheliya

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The 2015 Budget may be presented to Parliament earlier than usual this year, said Minister of Mass Communication and Media Keheliya Rambukwella during a media briefing a short while ago. MORE... Read the Full Article

Chris Nonis is still with us, says Keheliya

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Minister Keheliya Rambukwella in respond to a query rose by journalists at the Cabinet press briefing today corroborated that Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Chris Nonis, has not tendered his resignation to the Ministry of External Affairs. MORE... Read the Full Article

Revised electricity tariffs for domestic consumers

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The Public Utilities Commission today announced the approved electricity tariffs structure which would be effective from September 16, in line with the government policy directive on the reduction of electricity tariffs.
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Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road blocked near Nanuoya

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The Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road has been blocked near Nanuoya Bangalahatha due to an earth slip, the Nuwara Eliya Government Agent told Ada Derana. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Read the Full Article

23 injured following wasp attack

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At least 23 tea pluckers were injured and hospitalized after being stung by a swarm of wasps in Maskeliya, this morning. MORE... Read the Full Article

PICTURES- One killed, one injured in Nawalapitiya

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A 57-year-old person was killed and another injured after an earth mound collapsed on them in Handungalawatta area in Nawalapitiya this morning, the police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Video: Govt. already violating election laws: UNP

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UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya said they would complain to Elections Commissioner tomorrow on the alleged election law violations committed by the SLFP even before a presidential election had been declared.
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UN Human Rights Committee to review SL next week

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The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is meeting in Geneva from 7 to 31 October. The Committee will review Sri Lanka from 7-8 October. MORE... Read the Full Article

16 TN fishermen arrested by SL navy

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Sixteen Indian fishermen found poaching in Sri Lankan waters had been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the seas off North Mathagal in Jaffna yesterday, the Navy said.
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Thundershowers widespread over the island- Met. Department

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The Met. Department says that showers or thundershowers will be fairly widespread over the island during the afternoon and night.Inter-monsoon conditions are prevailing over the island. MORE... Read the Full Article

Prison inmates to get telephone facilities

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The Prison Department said today steps were being taken to provide telephone facilities for the prison inmates in collaboration with Sri Lanka Telecom. Read the Full Article

Sixteen more Indian fishermen arrested

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Sixteen more Indian fishermen who illegally crossed the international sea boundary have been arrested by the Navy, early hours of this morning (30). MORE... Read the Full Article

Shooting at Dehiwala leaves two injured

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Two youths sustained serious injuries when two unidentified men opened fire at them in the Pokuna Road area in Dehiwala last night.
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Prisoners to get telephone facilities

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For the first time in Sri Lanka, the Prison Authorities have drawn it attention to provide telephone facilities for prisoners to facilitate them to speak to their relatives and loved ones. MORE... Read the Full Article

Jayalalithaa seeks bail

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Seeking immediate bail, jailed AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa yesterday moved the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case which cost her the chief minister's job and disqualified her from being an MLA.
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Jayalalithaa seeks bail

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Seeking immediate bail, jailed AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa moved the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case which cost her the chief minister's job and disqualified her from being an MLA. MORE... Read the Full Article

Paper weapons

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Time was when powerful countries depended on warfare, sanctions and blockades to make the economies .. Read the Full Article

U.S. Trade Show 2014 in Sri Lanka offers new opportunities for American, Sri Lankan partnerships

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Top American companies from a wide variety of sectors showcased their products, technologies, and se.. Read the Full Article