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Major disaster averted as two trains almost collide head-on

Major disaster averted as two trains almost collide head-on

Two trains narrowly avoided a head-on collision in Ginthota on the Coastal Line as the drivers of the locomotives managed prevent a possible major train disaster this afternoon. MORE..

January 29, 2016  03:13 pm|

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

Even as Sri Lanka is preparing to come up with a new Constitution with devolution as one of the key issues, the 13th Amendment, which created provincial councils in the country, is again in the limelight. MORE...

January 21, 2016  08:42 am|

AG orders Hirunikas arrest

AG orders Hirunikas arrest

The Attorney General has instructed the Police to arrest Colombo District MP Hirunika Premachandra in connection with the abduction incident in Dematagoda. MORE..

January 9, 2016  07:51 am|

Kusal Janith Perera suspended over doping test

Kusal Janith Perera suspended over doping test

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kusal Janith Perera has been banned from cricket for a still unspecified period after failing a doping test during an earlier home series against Pakistan, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said. MORE..

December 25, 2015  11:48 am|

Port City can resume tomorrow if Chinese firm agrees to leasehold - Ravi

Port City can resume tomorrow if Chinese firm agrees to leasehold - Ravi

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that the Sri Lankan government is prepared give the go-ahead for the Colombo Port City project to resume even tomorrow, if the Chinese company agrees to begin the US$1.4 billion project on a 99-year lease. MORE.

December 12, 2015  10:17 pm|

Treasury allocates Rs.544 million for Golden Key depositors

Treasury allocates Rs.544 million for Golden Key depositors

The repayment schedule prepared by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) for resolving the difficulties confronted by the deposit holders of the Golden Key Credit Card Company Limited (GKCCCL) has already been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. MORE...

October 15, 2015  02:22 pm|

ICC Probes Sri Lanka Official Over Match Fixing

ICC Probes Sri Lanka Official Over Match Fixing

The International Cricket Council has launched a probe into a top Sri Lankan official suspected of involvement in match-fixing, the sports local governing body said today. MORE...

October 11, 2015  11:02 pm|

Parliament approves civil society representitives of CC

Parliament approves civil society representitives of CC

The Parliament today approved the 3 names nominated to represent the civil society in the Constitutional Council (CC). MORE..

September 22, 2015  03:10 pm|

NZ welcomes reconciliation moves in Sri Lanka

NZ welcomes reconciliation moves in Sri Lanka

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Sri Lankan Governments announcement it will establish a Truth & Reconciliation Commission to help the country recover from its decades-long civil war. MORE...

September 16, 2015  12:01 pm|

Ariyaratne, Radhika, Aziz nominated to CC

Ariyaratne, Radhika, Aziz nominated to CC

Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy and Shibly Aziz nominated as Civil Society representatives to the Constitutional Council. MORE...

September 10, 2015  02:25 pm|

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Tuesday. MORE..

September 2, 2015  01:11 pm|

Welgama, Pavithra and SM sacked from UPFA ExCo

Welgama, Pavithra and SM sacked from UPFA ExCo

Former MP Kumara Welgama says that he has received letters from the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA notifying of his removal from the UPFA Executive Committee. MORE..

August 21, 2015  03:12 pm|

SLFP for National Govt; CBK to head MOU committee

SLFP for National Govt; CBK to head MOU committee

(Audio) The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed a committee to formulate a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for the forming of a National Government with the United National Party (UNP). MORE..

August 20, 2015  12:26 pm|

SLFP Central Committee convenes today

SLFP Central Committee convenes today

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has convened this morning, for the first time after the 2015 parliamentary election. MORE..

August 20, 2015  11:19 am|

Enjoining order preventing SLFPs CC meeting extended till Aug 24

Enjoining order preventing SLFPs CC meeting extended till Aug 24

The enjoining order preventing the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from convening without the consent of the partys Chairman, has been extended until August 24 by the Colombo District Court. MORE..

August 7, 2015  10:41 am|

Sri Lankan student reported missing in India

Sri Lankan student reported missing in India

A Sri Lankan girl student doing hotel management course at a college in Moodbidri near Mangalore has been reported missing from her hostel since July 25, police said. MORE..

July 28, 2015  10:11 am|

Three dead, 10 injured after small lorry topples

Three dead, 10 injured after small lorry topples

Three persons were killed while another 10 individuals were wounded after a small lorry veered off the road and toppled near the Kalaru Bridge in Silawatura, Mannar. MORE..

July 21, 2015  02:07 pm|

Students among 29 injured after bus topples

Students among 29 injured after bus topples

At least 29 passengers including several school children were wounded after a bus toppled in the Dulpitiya area on the Hemmathagama-Dikpitiya road this morning. MORE..

July 21, 2015  12:11 pm|

Army officer involved in fatal road accident suspended

Army officer involved in fatal road accident suspended

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army has suspended, with immediate effect and without pay, the service of the Army officer involved in the fatal road accident at Gurubabila in the Weligama area, which claimed the lives of three persons. MORE..

July 10, 2015  09:50 am|

ICC calls for SLC election before October

ICC calls for SLC election before October

Reiterating that the appointment of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Interim Committee was a breach of its constitution, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has urged the Sports Minister to hold fresh elections before the next ICC Board meeting in October. MORE..

June 27, 2015  10:21 am|

Three dead after tipper truck-lorry collision

Three dead after tipper truck-lorry collision

Three persons were killed following after a tipper truck ran over two pedestrians and crashed into a lorry at Ranwala, Kegalle on the Colombo-Kandy road. MORE..

June 12, 2015  11:44 am|

MPs who failed A/L questioning CC nominees qualifications - CaFFE

MPs who failed A/L questioning CC nominees qualifications - CaFFE

A number of MPs have used the debate on the composition of the Constitution Council (CC) and the appointment of civil members to the CC to derail the progress made by the 19th amendment to the constitution, a Sri Lankan election watchdog said. MORE..

June 11, 2015  05:07 pm|

Lankan among 3 injured in ferry accident off Montenegro

Lankan among 3 injured in ferry accident off Montenegro

Doctors in Montenegro say one sailor has died and three more including a Sri Lankan had to be hospitalized after an accident on a Greek ferry near the countrys Adriatic coast. MORE...

June 9, 2015  08:08 am|

Parliament adjourned amidst CC stand-off

Parliament adjourned amidst CC stand-off

The Speaker today decided to adjourn Parliament until next Tuesday (June 09), despite its failure to reach a final decision with regard to the appointing of three civil society representatives to the Constitutional Council. MORE..

June 3, 2015  02:05 pm|

Sri Lankan van driver jailed for killing jogger

Sri Lankan van driver jailed for killing jogger

An extremely tired Sri Lankan van driver who hit and killed a jogger near Epsom after working a 12-hour night shift has been jailed for four years by a UK court. MORE..

May 23, 2015  05:02 pm|

Nauzer Fowzie arrested

Nauzer Fowzie arrested

(UPDATE) UPFA Western Provincial Councilor Nauzer Fowzie, who was arrested by the CCD for allegedly threatening a businessman at gunpoint, has been released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Court. MORE..

May 12, 2015  10:54 am|

Lankan accused in hit-and-run pleads guilty

Lankan accused in hit-and-run pleads guilty

A Sri Lankan man, who is in New Zealand on a work permit, has admitted he struck a woman while driving a rental car and talking on a mobile phone, then fled the scene. MORE..

May 8, 2015  10:55 am|

Sri Lankan jailed for reckless driving in Qatar

Sri Lankan jailed for reckless driving in Qatar

A Criminal Court in Doha has awarded a six-month jail sentence to a Sri Lankan expatriate motorist for his reckless driving, which caused the death of a GCC citizen and injury to some others, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported yesterday. MORE..

May 4, 2015  05:29 pm|

Woman dead, 22 injured in bus-tipper truck collision

Woman dead, 22 injured in bus-tipper truck collision

A woman was killed and another 22 persons wounded following a traffic collision involving a SLTB bus and a tipper truck in the Sandunpura area on the Mahiyanganaya-Polonnaruwa main road. MORE..

May 4, 2015  10:23 am|

Child dead, 13 injured after truck hits tree

Child dead, 13 injured after truck hits tree

A child was killed and another 13 persons wounded after a small truck, carrying a group of pilgrims, veered off the road and collided with a tree in Konwewa, Thambuttegama. MORE..

May 1, 2015  03:41 pm|

ICC withholding funds will disrupt cricket in Sri Lanka - SLC

ICC withholding funds will disrupt cricket in Sri Lanka - SLC

Sri Lanka`s cricket board Monday accused the world governing body of gravely disrupting the sport in the island by withholding its share of proceeds from World Cup tournaments. MORE...

April 21, 2015  07:49 am|

I had no secret accounts in any foreign bank, says Rajapaksa

I had no secret accounts in any foreign bank, says Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday (19) dismissed allegations of him, his wife or sons maintaining any illegal or secret offshore accounts in any foreign bank. MORE...

April 19, 2015  02:09 pm|

CCCSL maintains Southern Railway project built on low costs

CCCSL maintains Southern Railway project built on low costs

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (CCCSL) on Friday rejected the accusation by the new government that the Southern Railway project in the island nation was constructed on a higher cost than the Northern Railway project. MORE..

April 18, 2015  11:18 am|

Lankan charged over hit-and-run in New Zealand

Lankan charged over hit-and-run in New Zealand

A Sri Lankan man has allegedly hit a woman in the rental car he was driving then fled the scene in New Zealand, foreign media reported. MORE..

April 17, 2015  02:42 pm|

ICC to seek explanation from Navin

ICC to seek explanation from Navin

The International Cricket Council (ICC) says that it will seek a full and proper explanation from the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, Navin Dissanayake regarding the governments recent intervention in Sri Lanka Cricket. MORE..

April 16, 2015  07:03 pm|

37 injured after bus topples

37 injured after bus topples

At least 37 passengers have been wounded and hospitalised after a bus toppled in the 2nd Mile Post area on the Passara-Madolsima road this afternoon. MORE..

April 16, 2015  04:24 pm|

Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report

Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could soon be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC), putting a question mark over the future of Asia Cup. MORE..

April 14, 2015  01:25 pm|

US diplomat discusses human rights and accountability with Sri Lanka

US diplomat discusses human rights and accountability with Sri Lanka

A senior American diplomat has held discussion with Sri Lankan government officials on human rights and strengthening democracy, transparency, and accountability during his recent visit to the island nation. MORE..

April 14, 2015  11:39 am|

80% pictorial warnings from June

80% pictorial warnings from June

The government has unanimously passed regulations to include pictorial warnings about the negative health effects of smoking on all cigarette products. MORE..

April 10, 2015  05:38 pm|

STF member dies from accidental shooting

STF member dies from accidental shooting

A police constable serving with the Special Task Force (STF) was killed after being accidentally shot by another officer during a raid carried out in the Ridee Ella Reserve at Bakamuna, Dambulla. MORE..

April 10, 2015  11:16 am|

Quarterfinals line-up confirmed in ICC world cup 2015

Quarterfinals line-up confirmed in ICC world cup 2015

The quarter-finals line-up in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was confirmed on Sunday after the West Indies defeated the UAE in Napier and Pakistan beat Ireland in Adelaide on the last day of the pool stage matches. MORE...

March 15, 2015  05:39 pm|

Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs

Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs

Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to hit four consecutive one-day centuries and set a new record for dismissals by a wicketkeeper as Sri Lanka defeated Scotland by 148 runs in the Cricket World Cup at Bellerive Oval on Wednesday. MORE..

March 11, 2015  04:47 pm|

Government probes Swiss bank accounts issue

Government probes Swiss bank accounts issue

An inquest is underway in connection with a Parliamentarian and two top governmental officials who are holding bank accounts in foreign countries, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. MORE...

March 8, 2015  06:12 pm|

Chinese firm confirms suspension of Colombo Port City project

Chinese firm confirms suspension of Colombo Port City project

China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), the ultimate investor in the Colombo Port City Project, says that it will fully cooperate with the Government of Sri Lanka and continue to adhere to the procedures and conditions stipulated in the agreement entered into with the government. MORE..

March 7, 2015  11:50 pm|

Yoshitha questioned by CCD over light aircraft

Yoshitha questioned by CCD over light aircraft

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been summoned by the Colombo Crimes Division(CCD) to record a statement regarding the light aircraft found at the Economic Centre at Narahenpita in January, the CCD said. MORE...

March 4, 2015  09:14 am|

CWC15: Dilshan tops all-rounders chart, Sanga second in batting standings

CWC15: Dilshan tops all-rounders chart, Sanga second in batting standings

Sri Lankas Tillakaratne Dilshan has become the highest ranked all-rounder in the ICC ODI Player Rankings after 23 pool stage matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. MORE...

March 2, 2015  03:40 pm|

Lakmal fined for dangerous bowling

Lakmal fined for dangerous bowling

Sri Lanka fast bowler fined for showing no remorse after bowling two beam balls to Englands Jos Buttler. MORE...

March 1, 2015  11:41 pm|

Lankan jailed for molesting a 10-year-old girl in wheelchair

Lankan jailed for molesting a 10-year-old girl in wheelchair

A Sri Lankan worker has been jailed for three months for molesting a 10-year-old girl on a wheelchair in a Dubai store where he worked and performed a lewd act in front of her. MORE..

February 26, 2015  11:22 pm|

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh by 92 runs

Lasith Malinga picked up 3 wickets to regain lost form as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A clash following a commanding display in Melbourne. MORE..

February 26, 2015  04:46 pm|

Jeevan Mendis injured, Upul Tharanga gets call-up

Jeevan Mendis injured, Upul Tharanga gets call-up

Sri Lankan all-rounder Jeevan Mendis has sustained an injury during practices and is awaiting assessment by ICC doctors while Upul Tharanga is scheduled to leave for Melbourne in case he is needed, SLC said today. MORE..

February 24, 2015  02:32 pm|

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets

Sri Lanka has narrowly avoided a massive boilover in the Cricket World Cup, beating minnow Afghanistan by four wickets. MORE...

February 22, 2015  11:25 am|

Bill for 80% pictorial warning passed in Parliament

Bill for 80% pictorial warning passed in Parliament

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (Amendment) bill, which includes increased pictorial warnings covering 80 per cent of cigarette packets, has been passed in Parliament. MORE..

February 20, 2015  09:17 pm|

SLC to hold election on April 30

SLC to hold election on April 30

The election of new office bearers of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to be held on April 30, SLC said. MORE..

February 18, 2015  08:07 pm|

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs in World Cup opener

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs in World Cup opener

Hosts New Zealand gave the cricket World Cup a cracking start with a scintillating batting show as they crushed last edition losing finalists Sri Lanka by 98 runs in the opening match of the showpiece event here today. MORE..

February 14, 2015  12:06 pm|

McCullum, Anderson take New Zealand to 331/6

McCullum, Anderson take New Zealand to 331/6

Brendon McCullum gave the cricket World Cup the explosive opening organisers had hoped for with a blazing 65 as New Zealand scored an imposing 331 for six against Sri Lanka in cold and overcast conditions at Hagley Oval on Saturday. MORE..

February 14, 2015  07:49 am|

Ill miss playing for Sri Lanka Mahela

Ill miss playing for Sri Lanka  Mahela

As he gets ready to play the final phase of his 18-year long illustrious career, Mahela Jayawardene says he will miss the Sri Lankan dressing room after the conclusion of 2015 Cricket World Cup. MORE..

February 13, 2015  04:50 pm|

Modi calls Sirisena, extends best wishes for World Cup 2015

Modi calls Sirisena, extends best wishes for World Cup 2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephone call to President Maithripala Sirisena, has said that he looks forward to the latters visit to India from February 15-18. MORE..

February 13, 2015  01:43 pm|

China official says Colombo Port City project going ahead

China official says Colombo Port City project going ahead

The China-funded port city project in Colombo was going ahead, a top Chinese official from the company executing it said Wednesday, days after the new Sri Lankan government claimed the deal was still being assessed. MORE..

February 12, 2015  10:23 am|

Lankan accused of molesting girl in wheelchair

Lankan accused of molesting girl in wheelchair

A Sri Lankan worker has been accused of molesting a wheelchair-bound 10-year-old girl in a Dubai grocery store where he worked and performed a lewd act in front of her. MORE..

February 10, 2015  12:08 pm|

$58.3M held in Swiss accounts by 92 Sri Lankans

$58.3M held in Swiss accounts by 92 Sri Lankans

Ninety-two Sri Lankan citizens hold a total of $58.3 million in 129 Swiss bank accounts, according to data released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and leaked by an HSBC whistleblower. MORE..

February 10, 2015  11:06 am|

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