SLMC to appeal court verdict on SAITM

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Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has decided to appeal against the ruling of the Appeals Court regarding the private medical college in Malabe. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Malaysian Flight makes emergency landline

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A flight belonging to a Malaysian airline had to make an emergency landing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), due to technical difficulties it faced on its way to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. MORE... Read the Full Article

Govt Printer receives delimitation committee report

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The Government Printer says that the Delimitation Committee report has been received and that it will be gazette within the day. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Police search for 3 missing individuals

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The police have issued a statement requesting the general public to help find three individuals who have been reported missing for the past few days. MORE... Read the Full Article

Foreign judges must oversee treatment of Tamils in Sri Lanka- HRW

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Sri Lanka must employ international judges and prosecutors to ensure accountability during trials of those responsible for alleged war crimes against mostly Tamils, Human Rights Watch Australia's director Elaine Pearson told SBS News. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Drought-affected farmers to receive monthly allowance

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to provide an allowance of Rs.10,000 per month for all agricultural family who are affected by the prevailing dry weather condition over the island. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Heavy traffic expected due to motorcade protests

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Sri Lanka Police said that heavy traffic congestion is expected on Galle Road, Kandy Road, High Level Road and Negombo Road especially between 12 noon and 3.00pm today due to several motorcade protests planned by university students entering Colombo city limits. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Manager arrested over Castlereagh contamination

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A manager at a private company, allegedly responsible for the contamination of the contents of the Castlereagh reservoir, with 3000 liters of expired liquid milk, has been arrested by Hatton police personnels, police say. MORE... Read the Full Article

President reveals reason behind removing former Chief Justice

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For the first time since being elected to office, President Maithripala Sirisena has revealed the real reason behind the decision to remove Sri Lanka's former Chief Justice, which was incidentally the first time he used the executive powers as the President. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Gotabaya grilled at FCID

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Former Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksaarrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) earlier today to give a statement. MORE... Read the Full Article

Eight behind bars for attempting to go to New Zealand by boat

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Eight individuals, who had allegedly attempted to illegally travel to New Zealand by boat, have been arrested by law enforcement personnel in Negombo, police say. MORE... Read the Full Article

IS attack in Pakistan kills dozens

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A suicide attack in a popular shrine in southern Pakistan has killed at least 72 people, police say. MORE... Read the Full Article

Samsung heir arrested in South Korea

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Samsung's heir apparent Lee Jae-yong has been placed under arrest in South Korea, accused of bribery and other charges. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka Navy earnings from OBST operations reach Rs 3 billion

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The Sri Lankan Navy says it has earned the national coffers over US$ 20 million to-date, since taking over the duty of facilitating On-board Security Teams (OBST), nearly 15 months ago. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Two youths killed in motorcycle accident

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Two persons were killed after a motorcycle veered off the road and crashed into a tree in the early hours this morning at Godigamuwa, Kandaketiya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan fishing boat found abandoned in Indian waters

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The Marine Police of Coastal Security Group have seized a Sri Lankan fibreglass boat found abandoned about six nautical miles south of Mukuntharayar Chathiram coast near Dhanushkodi on Thursday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Indian Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

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Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will visit three key countries -China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh- in India's neighbourhood beginning Saturday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Ravi says he will sue Udaya Gammanpila

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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Thursday said that he would sue leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Udaya Gammanpila. MORE... Read the Full Article

Brawl involving school students- courts grant bail

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Five school students who were arrested following a clash between students from two schools have been released on bail, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE... Read the Full Article

JO leaves sub-committee of the Constitutional Assembly

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The Joint Opposition on Thursday announced its members have decided to leave the sub-committees looking into constitutional amendments. MORE... Read the Full Article

Tamil Nadu Governor appoints Edappadi K Palaniswami as chief minister

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Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday appointed Edappadi K Palaniswami as chief minister. MORE... Read the Full Article

Tamil asylum seekers still risk torture on return to Sri Lanka?

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Human rights and refugee advocates have expressed skepticism over the prime minister of Sri Lanka's claim that asylum seekers who fled his country in a bid to reach Australia would not be punished if they returned home, citing recent allegations of torture in the South Asian nation. MORE... Read the Full Article

Google internet balloon plan hits a legal snag - Harin

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Google's venture to beam the internet to remote areas of the world via balloon has hit a legal snag in Sri Lanka that could see the project abandoned on the island, a minister said Thursday. MORE... Read the Full Article

Missing individual found after 15 years

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An individual who had been missing for the past 15 years, after migrating to Lebanon seeking employment, has been found, with the help of the Minister of foreign employment, Thalatha Atukorale. MORE... Read the Full Article

Navy Commander meets Pakistan COAS

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Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne, Commander Sri Lanka Navy, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan Army today. MORE... Read the Full Article