FCA unaware of visa time limits to foreign journalists

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 The Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) today said that it was unaware of any time limits on visas issued to foreign journalists posted to Sri Lanka. Read the Full Article

Over 1,700 drunk drivers nabbed within 20 days

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Sri Lanka Police have arrested and charged more than 1,700 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol during a special island-wide operation carried out within the past 20 days, with the aim of curbing road accidents during the festive season. MORE.. Read the Full Article

VIDEO: Three more gazettes to build tax-free casinos - JVP

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The JVP today accused the government of attempting to legalise gambling in the country by once again tabling 3 gazettes in the Parliament related to the establishing of casinos and pushing for tax exemptions on them. MORE.. Read the Full Article

UNP MPs dismiss claims made by MR

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UNP MP Ajith Perera today denied claims made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the group of visiting UNP parliamentarians had ridiculed the development taking place in Hambantota as they left Port. Pictures
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8-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) says that the water supply to several parts of Colombo will be temporarily suspended from 3.00pm to 11.00pm tomorrow (April 21) due to pipeline repairs. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Pakistani military delegation to visit Sri Lanka

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A 21-member delegation of the National Defence University (NDU) Pakistan, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, is scheduled to be arriving in Sri Lanka tomorrow (21, April, 2014) on a weeklong visit. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Largest stock of Walla-Patta seized by Customs

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A Sri Lankan and two Indians possessing a stock of 48 kgs of "Walla-Patta"  worth Rs. 38.4 million were arrested by Custom officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning
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SL police reject kidney racket behind Indian’s death

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Sri Lankan police rejected reports of a suspected kidney racket behind the death of a 26-year-old Indian, saying he died of heart failure
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Two dead, 5 injured after three-wheeler and jeep collide

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Two persons including an elderly woman were killed and another 5 persons were wounded after a three-wheeler collided with a jeep near the Ohalpala junction on the Narammala-Kuliyapitiya road. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Two killed, five injured in accident

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Two people were killed and five injured when a three wheeler collided with a jeep at the Ohalpola Junction in Narammala on the Narammala- Kuliyapitiya Road yesterday, the Police said
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SLTB grosses highest ever income during festive season

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The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) said today it had earned an income of about Rs. 450 million within a week starting from April 7 when the special bus service was launched to facilitate commuter travel during the New Year season.
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Another 143 drunk drivers nabbed

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The Police Department says that 143 motorists have been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol in inspection carried out within 24 hours as of 6.00am this morning, while a majority of them are motorcyclists. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SLC surprised by Farbrace’s move

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed surprise and disappointment over the surprise move by national coach Paul Farbrace to consider taking up a coaching position with England cricket team.SLC said in a media release that they have been unable to contact Farbrace who is in England while ECB had communicated to SLC expressing their desire to have Farbrace released from Sri Lanka duties.
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Fmr. WNBA players due in SL

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Former Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players Tamika Williams and Edna Campbell will visit Sri Lanka as State Department Sports Envoys from April 21 to 25, Office of the Spokesperson of State Department announced today.
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143 drunken drivers arrested within 24 hours

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About 143 drivers were arrested while driving under the influence of liquor within 24 hours ending 6 am today, police said.
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Malinga, Thisara free to play IPL: Jayasuriya

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The two Sri Lanka players in the current IPL, Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera, would be free to continue playing in the IPL if they don’t make themselves available for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England, Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said.
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NY Judge upholds charges against Rajaratnam’s brother

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Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. Read the Full Article

CMC to control rat population in Colombo

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The rat population in Colombo has increased and immediate measures need to be taken to bring it under control the Chief Medical Officer of Health at the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam said.
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Five dead after van falls into lake in Kataragama

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Five persons have been reported dead after the van they were traveling in fell into the Datagamuwa lake in Kataragama this morning, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. Read the Full Article

Van falls into lake, five dead

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At least five persons died after their van fell into the Datagamuwa tank in Kataragama in the early hours today, Police said.
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Harvard Lankan sisters honored

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Every year, Glamour Magazine honors a group of women ranging from future astronauts to fencers on its list of Top Ten College Women. This year, Harvard’s very own Inesha N. Premaratne ’15 and Ishani D. Premaratne ’15 were recipients of the award.
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Video footage of Negombo jewellery shop robbery

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The CCTV video footage of yesterday’s robbery at a jewellery store in Negombo was released to the media by the police. Read the Full Article

No Muslim families displaced by Navy deployment-MoD

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The Defence & Urban Development Ministry and the Sri Lanka Navy today strongly denied allegations published in the media that the Muslim families who had encroached into the Willpattu National Park were those displaced as a result of naval deployments in the area. Read the Full Article

Sangakkara retires from Int’l T20

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Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara today submitted his resignation from International T20 Cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.
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Sanga officially retires from T20I - SLC

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Kumar Sangakkara has officially tendered his resignation from T20 International cricket, SLC said today. MORE... Read the Full Article