Three motorcycle accidents, four dead

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Three separate accidents involving motorcycles led to the death of 4 individuals. MORE... Read the Full Article

Schools reopen for the second term

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The second term for the 2017 schooling year commenced today (25). MORE... Read the Full Article

Change of SriLankan flight timings due to closure of Indian airspace

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Due to an experimental flight launch by India and closure of the Indian airspace on the 27 April, the arrival and departure timings of several SriLankan Airlines flights will be changed, Sri Lanka's National Carrier said today. MORE... Read the Full Article

Traffic congestion around Colombo due to protest

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Heavy traffic has been reported around Bullers lane, Lotus road and ceramic junction due to a protest walk. MORE... Read the Full Article

Uncle abuses underage niece in Mundalama

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A suspect was arrested by the Mundalama police for allegedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in Palliwasalpaduwa, Mundalama. MORE... Read the Full Article

PM Ranil Wickremsinghe to meet PM Modi in New Delhi today

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe is expected to meet his counterpart Narendra Modi in India on Wednesday. Wickremsinghe, who arrived in the capital on Tuesday to begin a five-day visit to India, will hold talks with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. MORE... Read the Full Article

Govt. accepts need for private universities - Kiriella

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The government accepts the need for private higher education institutions, Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Drought hinders farming practices in SL

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Due to the drought like conditions that the country has experienced, many primary sectors workers in different parts of Sri Lanka have experienced a difficulty trying to sustaining a good enough yield. MORE... Read the Full Article

President summons Parliament to inform waste disposal an essential

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A gazette notification has been issued by order of the President to summon the parliament on the 28 April. MORE... Read the Full Article

Second phase of re-housing scheme completed

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The second phase of re-housing the victims who lost their homes to the Meethotamulla disaster began, in the presence of the President, Maithripala Sirisena at the Disaster management center. MORE... Read the Full Article

Trump backs down on border wall funding

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Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week's spending bill. MORE... Read the Full Article

Pakistan defence delegation calls on Chief of Staff of the Navy
 

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A delegation of the Pakistan National Defence University currently on a study tour called on the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Naval Headquarters today (25). MORE... Read the Full Article

Govt drafting bill to establish separate parliamentary budgetary office - PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the Sri Lankan government is now drafting a bill to establish a separate parliamentary budgetary office. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon quits as provincial minister after SLFP removes father

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Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon has resigned from his portfolio as Central Province Minister of Industries due to the removal of his father from the post of SLFP Dambulla Organiser. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka a beacon of hope for parliamentary democracies - IPU chief

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President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Saber Chowdhury says that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has given an inspiration to all those who work to strengthen parliamentary democracies in the world. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Ranil embarks on tour of India

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today embarked on his tour of India. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Treasury bond commission receives extension on term

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The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate the treasury bond scandal have extended their term. MORE... Read the Full Article

Meethotamulla evacuees to be given allowances in one payment

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant officials to pay a monthly allowance of Rs. 50,000 for three months, to each family evacuated from the high risk area around the Meethotamulla garbage dump in one payment. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Harthal covering North and East planned for Thursday

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A large-scale harthal movement is slated to be carried out jointly in Northern and Eastern provinces on Thursday (April 27). MORE.. Read the Full Article

Ministry of fisheries to hand over transponders

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The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development stated that the resources needed to monitor fishing boats from land will be set up tomorrow (26). MORE... Read the Full Article

17 injured in bus-lorry collision in Bentota

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At least 17 passengers were wounded and hospitalised following a traffic collision involving a private bus and a lorry in Bentota this morning. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Self-proclaimed Sri Lankan spiritualist admits to sexual assaults

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Sex predator Bhaskar Muniyappa boasted that he was an international, famous astrologer (and) powerful spiritualist who could erase black magic and fix love problems. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan Navy sailor dies while undergoing training in Kochi

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A Sri Lankan Navy sailor died while undergoing diving training at a Naval base in Kochi, India. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Cabinet paper on local govt. elections issued

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A cabinet paper has been issued on the local government elections. MORE... Read the Full Article

Pakistani national arrested over Rs.7 million worth heroin

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A Pakistani national has been arrested over the possession of heroin worth Rs. 7 million. MORE... Read the Full Article