Irregular appointment of HC judge threatens judiciary’s independence - MR

Adaderana Comments Off
It is essential to abide by the accepted practice in making judicial appointments so as to safeguard the independence of the judiciary, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Assault on journalist Keith Noyahr- two more arrested

Adaderana Comments Off
The police have made two more arrests in connection with the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Boat carrying a group of people sinks off Katukurunda coast

Adaderana Comments Off
(UPDATE) At least ten persons were killed and several others went missing after a boat carrying a group of people capsized in sea off Katukurunda coast on Sunday. MORE... Read the Full Article

Thailand, Sri Lanka prepare trade pact

Adaderana Comments Off
Thailand and Sri Lanka are set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) later this year, aiming to triple bilateral trade to US$1.5 billion (52.5 billion baht) over the next five years. MORE... Read the Full Article

There are still issues to hold LG polls - Mano

Adaderana Comments Off
Despite the Delimitation Committee's report has been gazetted, there is no background to hold the Local Government election, Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Over 5000 Indians register for festival in Katchatheevu

Adaderana Comments Off
A record 5,015 pilgrims, including about 2,000 from Rameswaram island have registered for the two-day annual St Antony's Church festival in Katchatheevu, scheduled for March 11 and 12, Rev Fr. Sagayaraj, Verkodu Parish Priest and chief coordinator of Indian pilgrimage, said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Two Indians nabbed for betting on Australia-Sri Lanka T20 match

Adaderana Comments Off
Warasiya police nabbed two persons accepting bets on the Australia-Sri Lanka T20 match late on Saturday afternoon. An offence was registered against them on the same night, the Times of India reports. MORE... Read the Full Article

Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka in May

Adaderana Comments Off
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in UN Vesak Day celebrations to be conducted in Sri Lanka in May this year, a minister said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Army refutes allegations of sexual exploitation

Adaderana Comments Off
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) today denied the allegations made by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga that the country's Tamil war widows continue to face widespread sexual exploitation by members of the armed forces. MORE.. Read the Full Article

30-year-old shot dead inside reserve

Adaderana Comments Off
A 30-year-old man has been shot and killed inside the Watadageya reserve in Medirigiriya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Showery condition expected to enhance from tonight

Adaderana Comments Off
The Department of Meteorology says that the showery weather condition is expected to enhance from tonight and will further continue until February 20, particularly in the southern half of the island. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Sri Lanka

Adaderana Comments Off
Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived in the country for two-day official visit. MORE.. Read the Full Article

I am the first President who declared asset to the country - President

Adaderana Comments Off
President Maithripala Sirisena says he is the only President who declared asset to the country. If the politicians and government officers openly fulfill their responsibility no problem will arise. That example should come from the top, he said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sasikala aide Palaniswami wins trust vote in TN assembly

Adaderana Comments Off
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state Assembly. Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won by 122 voice votes. MORE.. Read the Full Article

New honorary consul for Sri Lanka in Hawaii

Adaderana Comments Off
At a well-attended ceremony at the Pacific Club of Hawaii, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam extended a warm welcome to Bede Dhammika Cooray as the new Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for the state of Hawaii. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Lee hopes Singapore-Sri Lanka free trade deal can wrap up in 2017

Adaderana Comments Off
The Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) will hopefully be completed this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Feb 18). MORE.. Read the Full Article

Fire breaks out at shop in Pettah

Adaderana Comments Off
A fire broke out at a shop building located on Prince Street in Pettah this morning. MORE.. Read the Full Article

BJP weighing up ‘political split’ in Rajapaksa camp?

Adaderana Comments Off
Even as Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa angles for a political comeback, New Delhi appears to be weighing up possible political shifts in the island, including a split in the Rajapaksa camp. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Two youths arrested with grenade and firearm

Adaderana Comments Off
Two suspects have been arrested for the possession of a hand grenade and a firearm in the Divithurawatta area in Elpitiya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Army Major, 2 soldiers arrested over assault on journalist Keith Noyahr

Adaderana Comments Off
Three army personnel including a Major have been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in connection with the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Thailand, Sri Lanka prepare to sign trade pact in August

Adaderana Comments Off
Thailand and Sri Lanka are set to sign a free trade agreement (PTA) later this year, aiming to triple bilateral trade to US$15 billion (52.5 billion baht) over the next five years. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Abortion pills being smuggled to Sri Lanka seized

Adaderana Comments Off
Over two hundred thousand pregnancy termination tablets, allegedly being smuggled to Sri Lanka were seized from a country boat near Pamban in Rameswaram today, Indian customs officials said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

New rice MRPs re-gazetted with local rates

Adaderana Comments Off
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) today re-issued a new Maximum Retail Price (MRP) order for three varieties of rice, with the inclusion of locally milled rice. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Five friends freed over death of Sri Lankan man

Adaderana Comments Off
Five men heaved a sigh of relief when a Magistrate's Court in Malaysia today freed them on a charge with causing the death of a Sri Lankan man who attempted to break into an apartment in Kota Kemuning in Shah Alam two years ago. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka win thriller at MCG

Adaderana Comments Off
Chamara Kapugedera smashed a boundary off the last ball to secure a thrilling five-wicket victory for Sri Lanka against Australia in the first Twenty20 Internationals on Friday. MORE.. Read the Full Article