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No room for dictatorship to emerge in the country - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says on January 8, 2015, the people of this country contributed to the change the administration of the country which was increasingly moving towards a dictatorship. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 22, 2018  7:59 am

14 individuals linked to LTTE designated by Sri Lankan govt

The Government has issued an extraordinary gazette notification listing the names of 14 individuals living overseas with links to the LTTE and banning them from entering Sri Lanka, by placing them in the list of designated persons. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 22, 2018  8:22 am

30-year-old shot dead in Hikkaduwa

Two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed a 30-year-old man on a bicycle near the Wewala Junction in Hikkaduwa on the Galle –Colombo main road, the Police Spokesman said. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 22, 2018  9:41 am

Cops among 5 injured in shootout with armed robbers in Matara

At least five persons including police officers and a woman were wounded following an exchange of gunfire between policemen and a gang of criminals who had attempted to rob a jewellery store in Matara. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 22, 2018  11:18 am

Investing in development of sports equally important as education – Akila

The investments carried out for the development of the country’s sports sector has equal importance to the investments on the education sector, says Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 22, 2018  12:12 pm

Gnanasara Thero’s appeal to be taken up today

The appeal filed challenging the verdict delivered on Ven. Galagoda Athhe Gnanasara Thero will be taken up today (22). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 22, 2018  12:24 pm

Police officer injured in Matara shootout dies; main suspect arrested

One of the police officers injured in the shootout with a gang of armed robbers in the Matara town this morning has succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment at the Matara Hospital. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 22, 2018  12:41 pm

IMF urges Sri Lanka to let Rupee slide

The International Monetary Fund urged Sri Lanka to let its rupee keep sliding and not intervene further to bolster the ailing currency as it fell to historic lows. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  8:09 am

PNF to inform Mahanayakas on SL-Singapore FTA

The Professionals’ National Front has made a decision to inform the Mahanayaka theros regarding the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  9:04 am

Will commence a ‘fast unto death’ if Gnanasara thero doesn’t receive bail – BBS

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization says that they will commence a ‘fast unto death’ if the imprisoned Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero does not receive bail within tomorrow (22). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  9:38 am

Traffic restricted on Modara-Madampitiya road for 3 days

Vehicular movement from Mahawatta junction to Bogaha junction on the Madampitiya road in Modara, will be restricted from 9pm tomorrow (22) until 5am on the 25th June. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  10:40 am

City Condominium Developers Society inauguration under President’s patronage

The inauguration of the City Condominium Developers Society was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo today (20), says President’s Media Division. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  10:58 am

Postal strike continues as talks fail

The postal strike will be continued further due to unsuccessful discussions, says Postal Trade Unions. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  11:15 am

O/L & A/L candidates urged to send NIC applications at earliest

Commissioner General of the Department for Registration of Persons, P.V. Gunathilake has requested students sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations this year to send in the applications for the National Identity Card (NIC) at the earliest possible. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  11:37 am

Legal action against 22 shops in Angunakolapelessa

Public Health Inspectors (PHI) have filed cases against 22 shops for the sale of food not suitable for human consumption during a raid in Angunakolapelessa Health Medical Superintendent Division. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  11:54 am

Illegal liquor brewery in Ja-Ela raided

An illegal liquor brewery within a Muthurajawela forest in Ja-Ela has been raided by officials of the Colombo Excise special Operation Unit. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  12:37 pm

Two dead after falling into pit hole in Aranayake

Two persons have reportedly died after falling into a toilet pit in Aranayake. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  12:54 pm

ETU and surgical theatres of Nawalpitiya hospital temporarily closed due power failure

Patients of the Intensive Care Unit and many other patients of Nawalapitiya General Hospital have been transferred to different hospital last night (20), due to a power failure. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  1:43 pm

Body of Saudi tourist who drowned in Mahaweli River found

The body of the Saudi Arabian tourist, who went missing after an inflatable boat toppled in the Mahaweli River, has been recovered in the Warathenna area. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  1:49 pm

Prices of several expensive drugs to be slashed in July

The price of a number of expensive medicinal drugs (eg. cancer treatment drugs) will be reduced in July, says Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  1:55 pm

JO to hand over a letter to Bribery Commission

The Joint Opposition will hand over a letter to the Bribery Commission regarding no action being taken about complaints made to the Commission concerning 10 ministers of the Yahapalana government. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  2:24 pm

Court summons PTL Chairman Geoffrey Aloysius

Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and its CEO Kasun Palisena have been further remanded till 5th of July, by the order of the Fort Magistrate. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  2:34 pm

Two persons killed in wild elephant attack

Two individuals have been killed in a wild elephant attack in the Madawala Ulpatha area, Lihinipitiya within the Naula police division. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  3:10 pm

Rare owl found inside Katunayake airport

The Young Zoologists’ Association has successfully captured a rare species of barn owl (Atu Bakamuna) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  3:31 pm

Villagers capture and kill leopard in Kilinochchi

A group of villagers have captured and killed a leopard after it had reportedly attacked and injured around 10 people at Ambalkulam, Kilinochchi. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  4:48 pm

Group of 16 is not with us yet – Dilum Amunugama

There is no conflict within the Joint Opposition, claimed Joint Opposition MP Dilum Amunugama, at a press conference today (21).

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  4:57 pm

Postal workers on strike to receive only part of June wages

The Post Master General says that only employees of the Postal Department who report for duties will be paid the salary for the month of June and that those who continue to engage in strike action will only be paid a salary calculated for the period from Jun 01 to 11. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  5:11 pm

Low pressure water supply for Colombo on Saturday

The Water Board says that the water supply to all areas within the limits of the Colombo Municipal Council will be at low pressure for 12 hours on Saturday (23). MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  5:43 pm

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife charged with fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara was charged on Thursday with fraud and breach of trust after a long police probe into allegations she falsified household expenses, the justice ministry said. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  5:48 pm

Sub Inspector sentenced for misleading the court

A Sub Inspector has been sentenced to a three years rigorous imprisonment after he was found guilty of three charges including submitting of a forged document to the courts for the Maligakanda Additional Magistrate to grant bail to a suspect. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  6:09 pm

ICC appoints Michael Beloff to hear Chandimal’s appeal

Chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Michael Beloff QC has been appointed as the Judicial Commissioner to hear Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal tomorrow (22).

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  10:13 pm

Indian arrested while attempting to smuggle foreign currency

A foreign national was apprehended by the Customs officials, today (21), at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 21, 2018  11:30 pm

US quits UNHRC citing bias against Israel

The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  7:47 am

Sarath Fonseka threatens to resign over Sinharaja elephants issue

Wildlife Minister Sarath Fonseka says that he will resign from his ministerial portfolio if no assistance is received from the government to provide a solution with regard to the elephants in the Sinharaja reserve within the next 3 months. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  8:22 am

IRRI to help Sri Lanka become self-sufficient in rice

The Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said that they are ready to provide required technical assistance in utilizing satellite technology to reduce the impact of climate change on the country’s rice production. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  8:28 am

Wildlife Officer killed in elephant attack

A Wildlife Officer has been killed after being attacked by a wild elephant at Viranagama, Giradurukotte. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  8:37 am

Gnanasara Thero will receive a fair verdict – Gamini Jayawickrama Perera

Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera says he believes that Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero will receive a fair verdict by the court. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  9:41 am

Australian woman and child killed on Southern Expressway

An Australian national and a child have been killed in an accident near the Kurundugahahetekma interchange on the Southern expressway. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  10:09 am

Parliament Road closed due to protest by Uni. students

The Parliament Road has been closed from Diyatha Uyana Roundabout due to a protest being staged by the Medical Faculty Students’ Union. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  11:10 am

President offered recommendations on conserving Sinharaja elephants

Protect Sri Lanka (Surakimu Sri Lanka) Organization has produced a list of proposals to the President Maithripala Sirisena on the recent developments regarding the 2 rare elephants in the Sinharaja Forest. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  11:20 am

Brothel raided in Kandana: 26-year-old manager and 8 women arrested

The Panadura-Walana Anti-Vice Squad has carried out a raid at a brothel operating under the guise of an Ayurvedic spa located on Negombo Road, Kandana. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  12:00 pm

Three including wildlife officer nabbed over timber racket

A wildlife officer and minor employee of Department of Wildlife Conservation have been arrested along with a civilian, for illegally felling three oak trees (Goda Kirala) in the Inamaluwa State Forest Reserve. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  12:43 pm

Police probe suspicious death after body found in Meegoda

The body of a person, who has died under suspicious circumstances, has been found in Akmeemana, Meegoda. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  1:08 pm

Bus strike on Southern expressway and Matara- Colombo route

All private bus operators on the Southern Expressway and the Matara- Colombo route are engaged in a strike from this (20) morning, stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  2:06 pm

Daughter of former Maldivian President appeals for his release

The former Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon has appealed for her father’s release from imprisonment. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  2:21 pm

Car hit by speeding truck smashed to pieces in Galewela

A container truck veered off the road and ran over a car parked on the roadside before crashing into the gate of a shop on the Dambulla-Kurunegala main road at Galapamula, Galewela. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  2:53 pm

Justice Minister speaks out on disrobing Gnanasara Thero

Minister of Justice, Thalatha Athukorala stated that the Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs has no authority to disrobe a Buddhist monk. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  3:28 pm

Seven suspects arrested over Kiriwehera shooting remanded

All seven suspects arrested in connection with the shooting incident at the Kataragama Kiriwehera, have been further remanded until July 4 by the Tissamaharama Magistrate’s Court. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  4:16 pm

190 reported missing in Indonesia ferry disaster, search still ongoing

More than 190 people are now thought to be missing after Monday’s ferry disaster on Lake Toba, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  4:54 pm

Saudi tourist missing, 6 rescued after boat topples at Gohagoda

One person has been reported missing after an inflatable boat carrying a group of Saudi Arabian tourists toppled in the Mahaweli River at Gohagoda, Katugastota. MORE..

(0)Comments | June 20, 2018  5:14 pm