Mullaittivu Soldiers Pass Out in Glittering Ceremony

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In conformity with military formalities, generally conducted in all military ceremonies elsewhere, 46 recruits enlisted to the 6 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) from Mullaittivu area, passed out on Tuesday (28) during a colourful ceremony upon completion of their three-month long training period at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). Read the Full Article

Official Death Toll Rises To 192: MR Visits Koslanda

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Official death toll of the massive landslide in Koslanda and Haldummulla has risen to 192. b.. Read the Full Article

Doing business gets worse in Sri Lanka

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Limitations to freedom of contract and the lengthy times taken to resolve standardised disputes .. Read the Full Article

Who cares

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The government is trying to attain its development goals the way a late riser attempts to catch an e.. Read the Full Article

ARMY BATTLES FOR LIVES

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More than 500 soldiers of the Army 11 Division were deployed in the rescue operations at the site of.. Read the Full Article

JHU threatens street protests Ven. Rathana bitterly disappointed

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Ongoing high profile talks between the SLFP and the JHU to resolve a simmering dispute over the latt.. Read the Full Article

Haycarb in Rs. 5.2 bn turnover and Rs. 362 mn PBT for 1H 2014/15

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Haycarb PLC reported a turnover of Rs. 5.2 billion and profit before tax of Rs. 362 million for .. Read the Full Article

Indian national dies at BIA

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A 51-year-old Indian national died while being admitted to the Negombo Hospital after he collapsed d.. Read the Full Article

Landslide rescue operations suspended in Sri Lanka due to bad weather

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Sri Lankan authorities have temporarily halted the operations to rescue the people trapped under the.. Read the Full Article

Manusath Derana offers assistance to Meeriyabedda victims

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TV Derana in its CSR initiative Manusath Derana will visit Meeriyabedda tomorrow (31) in order to support the people effected from the Koslanda landslide that occurred yesterday affecting over thousands of people. MORE... Read the Full Article

US offers Lanka help to landslide victims

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United States today offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by the landslide in Koslanda in Badulla District. MORE... Read the Full Article

Landslide hit Miriybedda in 2008 too, people reluctant to leave?

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A study carried out by the SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC) indicates that a massive landslide hit Miriybedda in Koslanda, on 29, December 2008, but the residents of the area reluctant to leave their old habitats and settle in safer locations. MORE... Read the Full Article

24-hr water cut in Colombo

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The water supply will be suspended for several areas in Colombo for 24-hours from Friday night (31) 9 p.m. to Saturday night 9 p.m. the National Water Supple and Drainage Board said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Eight persons sentenced to death for drug smuggling

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The Colombo High Court today sentenced to death eight persons including five Indian Nationals for smuggling drugs in guise of fishing. Read the Full Article

1200 persons evacuated from landslide prone areas

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With the prevailing extreme weather condition is expected to continue with in next 48-hours, some 1200 persons from 337 families have been evacuated from landslide prone areas in Nuwara Eliya District. MORE... Read the Full Article

818 persons displaced in Meeriyabedda, rescue operations underway

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Rescue operations halted last evening due to the prevailing bad weather condition in Meeriyabedda was re-commenced this morning with the aid of heavy military machinery, army, police and residents of the area. MORE... Read the Full Article

President arrives in Koslanda

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Koslanda, Haldemulla a short while ago to inspect the landslide-affected areas. Read the Full Article

India offers help to Sri Lanka to help landslide victims

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India today offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by the landslide in Uva province of that country. Indian High Commissioner Y K Sinha spoke to Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G L Peiris and offered the assistance to deal with the landslide disaster which took place this morning. MORE... Read the Full Article

Over 75 percent of damaged houses and commercial buildings reconstructed in Aluthgama

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Speaking at the press briefing held today (29th October) Commander Security Forces Headquarters-West Major General U. A. B Medawela said that over 75 per cent of reconstruction activities of damaged houses and commercial buildings at Beruwala-Aluthgama areas have been completed at an expense of 67 million rupees. Read the Full Article

Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes over eastern Virginia

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An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in midair early Tuesday evening, producing huge flames and loud booms along the eastern Virginia coast but no injuries or deaths. Read the Full Article

Kandy-Mahiyangana road open for traffic

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Kandy-Mahiyangana A-26 road has been opened for vehicle movement, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. Read the Full Article

Four schools in Haldummulla closed until next Monday

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Some four schools in Haldummulla Educational Division will be temporary closed until next Monday (3), following the prevailing extreme weather condition in the area. MORE... Read the Full Article

SL ranks 99 in World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ report

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Sri Lanka ranked 99 among the 189 countries surveyed for the latest World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report as Singapore topped the list, while India ranked 142 place. MORE... Read the Full Article

Australia pushes on with asylum seeker deterrence

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As Australia moves ahead with a plan to resettle some 1,000 refugees in Cambodia, its government is trying tochange a range of laws so as to give it a freer hand to dismiss future asylum claims. MORE... Read the Full Article

Fishing boats will be recovered- Pon Radhakrishnan

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Union minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises Pon Radhakrishnan has assured steps to secure the release of Indian fishing vessels impounded by the Sri Lankan authorities, Deccan Chronicle reported. MORE... Read the Full Article