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Colombo Port City: What You Need To Know In A Nutshell and More

Colombo Port City: What You Need To Know In A Nutshell and More

(Feature) Clinching a top priority in the not-very-short list of development projects in Sri Lanka, the Colombo Port City has, indeed, been nudging its way into the limelight. Unsurprisingly, the project has its costs and benefits as well as the arguments that come along with the venture. But how does the new project vary from the old? MORE.....

August 22, 2016  09:06 am|

Former CJ acquitted and released

Former CJ acquitted and released

Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayaka has been acquitted and released from the case filed by the Bribery Commission for failure to accurately declare her assets and liabilities. MORE..

February 19, 2016  10:02 am|

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|

Port City will be eco-friendly - CHEC

Port City will be eco-friendly - CHEC

The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) says that according to the recently released Supplementary Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) report, the Colombo Port City (CPC), upon completion of reclamation works, will incorporate solutions for integrated management of energy, water and waste for long‐term environmental sustainability... MORE.

December 16, 2015  06:29 pm|

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|

18hr water cut for Colombo and several other areas

18hr water cut for Colombo and several other areas

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) has announced an 18-hour water cut from 11.00 am on Saturday (28) to 5.00 a.m. on Sunday (29) for several areas including Colombo, Kotte and Kaduwela. MORE..

November 27, 2015  12:47 pm|

A1 construction cost up by Rs. 2 billion, says Namal

A1 construction cost up by Rs. 2 billion, says Namal

The construction of the Colombo- Kandy highway has been estimated to be around Rs. 4.2 billion now, however, the former government had plans to finish the project for Rs. 2.2 billion, MP Namal Rajapaksa says. MORE...

November 12, 2015  12:53 pm|

Suspected underworld figure gunned down in Wellampitiya

Suspected underworld figure gunned down in Wellampitiya

A 47-year-old man was killed following a shooting incident which took place on Gothami Mawatha in Welewatta, Wellampitiya. MORE..

October 14, 2015  12:49 pm|

Govt at risk of claims by Chinese port city project - document

Govt at risk of claims by Chinese port city project - document

Sri Lanka would be exposed to the risk of claims from the firm managing a suspended Chinese-backed real estate project if the government fails to obtain approvals needed by the project within 60 days, a government document showed on Thursday. MORE..

September 18, 2015  10:53 am|

AG claims witness intimidation in Thajudeen case

AG claims witness intimidation in Thajudeen case

The Attorney General today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate regarding the alleged intimidation of witnesses in the murder case of former Sri Lankan Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. MORE..

September 10, 2015  01:10 pm|

Sri Lankan flight suffers hydraulic problem after landing in Chennai

Sri Lankan flight suffers hydraulic problem after landing in Chennai

116 passengers and crew members of a Sri Lankan Airlines flight had a narrow escape on Thursday when the plane suffered a hydraulic problem after landing and got stuck in the runway at the Chennai airport. MORE..

September 10, 2015  11:29 am|

Sri Lanka has to be alert to global threats Army Chief

Sri Lanka has to be alert to global threats  Army Chief

Sri Lanka is now one of the most peaceful countries but we all have to be alert to global threats, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva said. MORE..

August 26, 2015  11:27 pm|

US backs Sri Lankas domestic probe

US backs Sri Lankas domestic probe

The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next months U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lankas government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes. MORE..

August 26, 2015  02:31 pm|

Nobody expects miracles from Sri Lanka US

Nobody expects miracles from Sri Lanka  US

The Sri Lankan Government on Tuesday outlined the measures being taken to address concerns regarding alleged human rights violations including through independent domestic mechanisms, during a high-level discussion with a visiting US delegation. MORE..

August 25, 2015  01:34 pm|

Preferential votes- General Election 2015

Preferential votes- General Election 2015

(UPDATE) Preferential votes- General Election 2015. View Preferential votes full list here. MORE...

August 18, 2015  02:03 pm|

Chinese tourists advised to be cautious in Sri Lanka

Chinese tourists advised to be cautious in Sri Lanka

Chinese tourists traveling in Sri Lanka have been urged to remain cautious due to various accidents in the island nation. MORE..

August 16, 2015  11:16 am|

Susil denies being sacked from UPFA

Susil denies being sacked from UPFA

UPFA Colombo District candidate Susil Premajayantha says that media reports alleging that the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA have been removed are completely untrue. MORE..

August 14, 2015  04:58 pm|

Pak-SL bond serves as beacon for South Asian countries: Envoy

Pak-SL bond serves as beacon for South Asian countries: Envoy

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain says that the brotherly and time tested relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, having depth, breadth and diversity, serves as a beacon for other countries of South Asia. MORE..

August 14, 2015  01:14 pm|

Eksath Senaratna case: parents withdraw petition

Eksath Senaratna case: parents withdraw petition

The petitioner, who accused Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratnas son of abducting his underage daughter, has withdrawn the petition he had filed at the Colombo High Court, Ada Derana Court reporter said. MORE...

August 11, 2015  05:45 pm|

Body of Wasim Thajudeen exhumed

Body of Wasim Thajudeen exhumed

The body of Wasim Thajudeen, has been exhumed a short while ago at Dehiwala, Police said. The remains have been placed under the custody of the Judicial Medical Officer. MORE...

August 10, 2015  10:02 am|

US citizens in Sri Lanka cautioned ahead of polls

US citizens in Sri Lanka cautioned ahead of polls

The United States has issued a security message to its citizens living or traveling in Sri Lanka, in view of the forthcoming parliamentary polls in the island. MORE..

August 8, 2015  12:15 pm|

Atul Keshap confirmed as US Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Atul Keshap confirmed as US Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Indian-American Atul Keshap has been confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, becoming the second Indian-origin diplomat to be posted to the region after Richard Rahul Verma. MORE..

August 6, 2015  03:37 pm|

Colombo Kandy Expressway construction begins today

Colombo Kandy Expressway construction begins today

The first phase of the construction of the Colombo Kandy Expressway will commence today (3) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. MORE...

August 3, 2015  11:31 am|

Water cut in several parts of Colombo District

Water cut in several parts of Colombo District

(UPDATE) A water cut is currently being experienced in several areas within the Colombo District due to a sudden breakdown. MORE..

August 1, 2015  08:27 am|

Shots fired at Ravis supporters; 1 dead and 11 injured

Shots fired at Ravis supporters; 1 dead and 11 injured

(UPDATE) One person has been confirmed dead while at least 13 supporters of UNP Colombo District candidate Ravi Karunanayake have been hospitalised with injuries following a shooting incident at Bloemendhal Road, Colombo. MORE..

July 31, 2015  12:05 pm|

Strike at the Colombo National Hospital today

Strike at the Colombo National Hospital today

The paramedic staff at the Colombo National Hospitals on Wednesday (29) resorted to a strike action in protest over several demands. MORE...

July 29, 2015  02:53 pm|

Enjoining Order against COPE report dissolved

Enjoining Order against COPE report dissolved

The Colombo District Court today dissolved the enjoining order granted earlier preventing the publication of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) sub-committee report on the Central Bank bond issue. MORE..

July 23, 2015  10:21 am|

No pressure from India on Port City project - govt

No pressure from India on Port City project - govt

The Sri Lankan government has denied reports that the Indian government is exerting pressure on it to stall the $1.4 billion Colombo Port City Project. MORE..

July 23, 2015  10:15 am|

Indian sailor found dead on ship, police launch probe

Indian sailor found dead on ship, police launch probe

The body of an Indian sailor has been found on a ship off the Sri Lankan coast, prompting authorities to ask the captain to dock the vessel at the Colombo Harbour and launch a probe. MORE..

July 22, 2015  10:38 pm|

Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated tomorrow

Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated tomorrow

Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow (July 18) as the new moon has been sighted today, marking the conclusion of the month of Ramadan, the Colombo Grand Mosque said. MORE..

July 17, 2015  07:30 pm|

India wanted Sri Lanka to stop Colombo Port City Gotabaya

India wanted Sri Lanka to stop Colombo Port City  Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that Indias National Security Advisor had requested the former Sri Lankan government to stop the Chinese-funded Colombo Port City project as it would pose a threat to that countrys security. MORE..

July 17, 2015  03:09 pm|

Cops put the brakes on UPFA candidates vehicle parade

Cops put the brakes on UPFA candidates vehicle parade

The vehicle parade of a certain UPFA Colombo District candidate and his supporters, engaged in election campaigning, was dispersed following the intervention of the police. MORE..

July 17, 2015  12:34 pm|

Police reports against Wele Suda displaced

Police reports against Wele Suda displaced

The Attorney General today sought more time from the Colombo High Court to decide on whether to proceed with the case filed against suspected underworld kingpin and drug trafficker, Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda. MORE..

July 16, 2015  03:40 pm|

Court order against publishing COPE report

Court order against publishing COPE report

The Colombo District Court today issued an interim injunction preventing the publishing of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) sub-committee report on the controversial Central Bank bond issue, until July 23. MORE..

July 16, 2015  11:17 am|

Enjoining order issued against convening SLFPs CC

Enjoining order issued against convening SLFPs CC

The Colombo District Court on Wednesday (15) issued an enjoining order against convening of the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), without a prior permission from the President. MORE...

July 15, 2015  04:28 pm|

Mihin Lanka to start operations between Kolkata-Colombo

Mihin Lanka to start operations between Kolkata-Colombo

Mihin Lanka, Sri Lankas national low cost carrier will soon start its operations from Kolkata. It will connect the city, thrice-a-week with the Lankan capital Colombo, from later this month. MORE...

July 14, 2015  02:15 pm|

Court summons Prasanna Ranatunga

Court summons Prasanna Ranatunga

The Chief Minister of the Western Province Prasanna Ranatunga has been summoned to appear before the Colombo Fort Magistrates Court on July 14, in connection with a case filed against him, police said. MORE..

July 10, 2015  11:53 am|

Ada Derana wins at Sumathi Awards 2015

Ada Derana wins at Sumathi Awards 2015

Ada Derana won the Best Television Investigative and Current Affairs news reporting awards at the annual Sumathi Awards 2015 held at Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo today. MORE..

July 9, 2015  09:09 pm|

Army soldier sentenced to death over Mirusuvil massacre

Army soldier sentenced to death over Mirusuvil massacre

A Sri Lanka Army soldier who was found guilty for the killing of 8 civilians in Mirusuvil, Jaffna nearly 15 years ago has been sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

June 25, 2015  11:57 am|

CID reveals transactions between Wele Suda and actress

CID reveals transactions between Wele Suda and actress

The Colombo Magistrates Court today informed the CID to produce a copy of the Colombo High Court directive to freeze the bank accounts belonging to popular cinema and television actress, Udayanthi Kulatunga. MORE..

June 19, 2015  01:57 pm|

Ramadan to begin on Friday as new moon not sighted

Ramadan to begin on Friday as new moon not sighted

Since the new moon was not sighted in any part of the country today, the Colombo Grand Mosque has decided that Ramazan fast will commence from Friday (June 19). MORE..

June 17, 2015  08:25 pm|

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|

PM orders halt to forceful evictions, land acquisitions in Colombo

PM orders halt to forceful evictions, land acquisitions in Colombo

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the Chairman of the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to immediately stop land acquisition activities in the guise of development in the Colombo District and to stop forceful evictions and acquisitions. MORE..

June 11, 2015  12:05 am|

DV Upul further remanded till June 15

DV Upul further remanded till June 15

Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul, who was arrested over controversial comments he made regarding the FCID, has been further remanded until June 15 by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

June 10, 2015  02:38 pm|

DV Upul banned from leaving country

DV Upul banned from leaving country

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today issued a directive prohibiting Southern Provincial Councillor D.V. Upul from travelling overseas, following a request by the CID. MORE..

June 4, 2015  05:02 pm|

We dont know who to believe now Rajapaksa

We dont know who to believe now  Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that certain members of the government who had accused him of corruption in the constructing of the Colombo Port City project, during the Presidential Election, are now saying no such thing has taken place. MORE..

May 26, 2015  05:42 pm|

Colombo-Matara bus gutted in fire

Colombo-Matara bus gutted in fire

A private bus en route to Matara from Colombo has been completely gutted after fire broke out in the front of the vehicle. MORE..

May 23, 2015  03:02 pm|

Private bus strike in several Southern cities

Private bus strike in several Southern cities

A group of private bus operators have launched a strike in protest of authorities allegedly allowing buses to operate on the Southern Expressway without valid permits. MORE..

May 21, 2015  01:40 pm|

Shashi Weerawansas passport and NIC forged: CID informs court

Shashi Weerawansas passport and NIC forged: CID informs court

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed court that the diplomatic passport and National Identity Card (NIC) of former Minister Wimal Weerawansas wife Shashi Weerawansa, have been forged. MORE..

May 15, 2015  02:04 pm|

Indian Origin Tamils aiming to double representation in Parliament

Indian Origin Tamils aiming to double representation in Parliament

The Indian Origin Tamils (IOT), who are 4.16 per cent of the Sri Lankan population of 20.3 million, are aiming to double their representation in a reformed Sri Lankan parliament. MORE..

May 4, 2015  10:41 am|

Dr Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri hospitalised following attack

Dr Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri hospitalised following attack

Former FUTA president, Dr Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri, has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following an attack by a group of individuals in Kirulapana, police said. MORE..

May 1, 2015  08:24 pm|

Five sentenced to death over murder in 2000

Five sentenced to death over murder in 2000

Five persons found guilty in the murder of a resident of Beddagana in 2000 were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

April 30, 2015  01:35 pm|

Wele Sudas accomplice remanded

Wele Sudas accomplice remanded

A suspect arrested for his alleged involvement in a large scale drug racket was remanded until May 08 by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

April 24, 2015  02:47 pm|

Court bans protests in front of Bribery Commission

Court bans protests in front of Bribery Commission

The Colombo Chief Magistrate has issued an order banning protest in front of the Bribery Commission tomorrow (April 23), police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

April 22, 2015  08:23 pm|

No room for any family to control country again President

No room for any family to control country again  President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that with the proposed amendments to the Constitution, the government will not leave room in the future for any single family to control the country ever again. MORE..

April 16, 2015  02:52 pm|

China denies Rajithas claims

China denies Rajithas claims

China today denied that a sum of Rs 30 billion has been reduced from the construction cost of the Colombo Outer Circular Expressway, as claimed by the spokesman of the Sri Lankan government. MORE..

April 3, 2015  05:36 pm|

Two dead after lorry crashes into shop

Two dead after lorry crashes into shop

Two persons were killed after a lorry veered off the road and crashed into a shop in the Meepitita area on the Colombo-Kandy main road. MORE..

April 2, 2015  11:26 am|

Court bans foreign travel by Bogollagama

Court bans foreign travel by Bogollagama

The Colombo Chief Magistrate on Wednesday (1) granted bail to former Minister Rohitha Bogollagama in a financial fraud case. MORE...

April 1, 2015  11:35 am|

Duminda Silva and 10 others released on bail

Duminda Silva and 10 others released on bail

UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 10 other accused in the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra were released on bail by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

April 1, 2015  11:26 am|

Sri Lanka fires fresh salvo at Chinese firm

Sri Lanka fires fresh salvo at Chinese firm

The Chinese company involved in the controversial US$1.4 billion Colombo Port City project has failed to furnish the necessary documents within the two-week deadline set by the new government, which is also reviewing other Chinese projects including a high-profile telecommunications tower, Sri Lankas finance minister said. MORE..

March 28, 2015  01:32 am|

Suspected attacker of Presidents brother surrenders

Suspected attacker of Presidents brother surrenders

The suspect who was wanted in connection with the attack on President Maithripala Sirisenas brother Priyantha earlier today has been arrested. MORE..

March 26, 2015  10:21 pm|

Man gets death penalty for heroin possession

Man gets death penalty for heroin possession

A person found guilty for the possession of 303.5 grams of heroin was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

March 26, 2015  03:53 pm|

Sirisena meets Chinas President amid new look at ties

Sirisena meets Chinas President amid new look at ties

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has held talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid efforts to recalibrate his predecessors strongly pro-China policies. MORE..

March 26, 2015  10:28 am|

President Sirisena leaves for Beijing

President Sirisena leaves for Beijing

President Maithripala Sirisena today left for Beijing commencing a four-day state visit on the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. MORE..

March 25, 2015  02:10 pm|

Sri Lanka call for US $ 1.4b Chinese project to continue

Sri Lanka call for US $ 1.4b Chinese project to continue

Ahead of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisenas first visit to China a local organisation called for Chinas largest investment project to resume, an official said on Tuesday. MORE...

March 25, 2015  10:03 am|

Probe launched into attack on Buddhist monk at Colombo school

Probe launched into attack on Buddhist monk at Colombo school

Cinnamon Garden Police have launched an investigation into a complaint alleging that a Buddhist monk serving as a teacher at a leading school in Colombo was assaulted by the principal of the same school. MORE..

March 20, 2015  02:00 pm|

Will Chinese investors quit if Port City comes to a standstill?

Will Chinese investors quit if Port City comes to a standstill?

The temporary suspension of the Port City project in Colombo has put lot of Chinese investors in uncertainty regarding the Sri Lankan investment policy. MORE..

March 20, 2015  11:10 am|

Colombo HC issues notice on Rajitha and son

Colombo HC issues notice on Rajitha and son

The Colombo High Court today issued notice on Minister Rajitha Senaratna and his son Eksath Senaratna to appear before the court on April 02 in connection with the case filed against the alleged abduction of an underage girl. MORE..

March 20, 2015  10:13 am|

Chinese PM to discuss suspended project with the President

Chinese PM to discuss suspended project with the President

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is likely to have friendly discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena who is scheduled to visit China later this month and negotiations with respect to the suspended Colombo Port City Project (CPCP) will be a high priority topic, Ada Derana learns. MORE...

March 18, 2015  12:02 am|

Man sentenced to death for possession of heroin

Man sentenced to death for possession of heroin

A man found guilty for the possession of 8 grams and 9 milligrams of heroin was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

March 17, 2015  05:37 pm|

Restraining order on Harbour protesters

Restraining order on Harbour protesters

The Colombo Magistrate on Tuesday (17) issued a restraining order on the officials of Harbour Container Transport Union preventing them from blocking the entrance to the Harbour. MORE...

March 17, 2015  02:39 pm|

11 more trade unions join container truck drivers strike

11 more trade unions join container truck drivers strike

Eleven more trade unions have today joined to the strike action launched by container truck drivers at the entrance to the Colombo Port. MORE..

March 17, 2015  01:02 pm|

Files on Wele Sudhas deals missing: AG

Files on Wele Sudhas deals missing: AG

The Colombo High Court on Monday (16) ordered the ASP in charge of Mt-Lavinia police division to submit a report on several misplaced files with regard to a case filed against well-known drug baron Wele Sudha. MORE...

March 16, 2015  03:44 pm|

One-way traffic plan on Galle Road & Duplication Road

One-way traffic plan on Galle Road & Duplication Road

The police headquarters says that a one-way traffic plan will be put in to effect from 9.00am on Sunday (March 15) in sections of Galle Road and Duplication Road. MORE..

March 14, 2015  04:37 pm|

Sri Lanka-India ties have grown stronger: Maj Gen Sinho

Sri Lanka-India ties have grown stronger: Maj Gen Sinho

Major General (retd.) S.R. Sinho, an Indian defence expert, on Saturday said the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka should be seen as a good gesture on the part of as India, and added that the bilateral relationship between India and its neighbours has improved. MORE..

March 14, 2015  02:16 pm|

Be patient with Sri Lankan govt.: Modi to TNA

Be patient with Sri Lankan govt.: Modi to TNA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Sri Lankas Tamils to be patient with the new government in Colombo, The Hindu learns from sources. MORE..

March 14, 2015  10:09 am|

Unity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka paramount to India: Modi

Unity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka paramount to India: Modi

India and Sri Lanka dont have a land boundary but we are the closest neighbours in every sense, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, addressing the Sri Lankan Parliament today. MORE..

March 13, 2015  04:33 pm|

Tamils in Canada urge Modi to pressure Sri Lanka

Tamils in Canada urge Modi to pressure Sri Lanka

Welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Colombo, a leading Tamil group in Canada - home to the largest Tamil diaspora outside Sri Lanka - has urged him to put pressure on new President Maithiripala Sirisena to resolve the dragging ethnic issue. MORE..

March 13, 2015  04:12 pm|

India to help Trincomalee become regional energy hub

India to help Trincomalee become regional energy hub

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the Indian government will extend visa on arrival facility to Sri Lankan nationals from 14 April this year. MORE..

March 13, 2015  12:14 pm|

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka early this morning for a historic visit during which he is expected to hold talks with the countrys top leadership. MORE..

March 13, 2015  06:43 am|

If this is good governance, then god bless Sri Lanka

If this is good governance, then god bless Sri Lanka

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that politicians have now started to say things which should be said by the IGP or Attorney General and that politicians are the ones announcing who will be remanded, who will be arrested and within how many days. MORE..

March 12, 2015  04:39 pm|

Galle Road to be closed for new traffic plan rehearsals

Galle Road to be closed for new traffic plan rehearsals

Galle Road from Galle Face roundabout to Ceramic Junction will be closed from 11.00 am to 11.15 am (15 minutes) on Thursday (12) due to traffic plan rehearsals ahead of Indian Premiers visit, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said. MORE...

March 12, 2015  10:49 am|

ASP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman

ASP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ruwan Gunasekara has been appointed as the new Police Media Spokesman. MORE..

March 12, 2015  07:40 am|

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|

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Modi free to visit any part of Sri Lanka - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Friday that the Government of Sri Lanka and its people are eagerly looking forward to Indian Prime MInister Narendra Modis visit to the island-nation next week. MORE..

March 6, 2015  03:29 pm|

Mother files two lawsuits claiming Rs.260 million

Mother files two lawsuits claiming Rs.260 million

Geetha Chandani, whose son was left in a vegetative state due to an accident while swimming at the pool of Royal College, Colombo 7, has filed two lawsuits in the Colombo District Court against the school principal and several others, claiming Rs.260 million as compensation. MORE...

March 4, 2015  06:29 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|

Protest against Colombo Port City causes traffic jam

Protest against Colombo Port City causes traffic jam

Severe traffic congestion has been reported around York Street Fort in Colombo due to a protest against the Colombo Port City Project by environmental groups, police said.

March 3, 2015  04:58 pm|

Bus strike on Tangalle-Colombo route

Bus strike on Tangalle-Colombo route

Private buses operating on the Tangalle-Colombo route have resorted to a strike action since this morning, President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijerathne said. MORE...

March 1, 2015  02:12 pm|

Malaysia eyes infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

Malaysia eyes infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

Malaysia has proposed to implement several infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka under a government-to-government understanding which, among others, include the Colombo City Monorail by Scomi International, oil pipeline, highways, and housing development. MORE..

February 28, 2015  11:53 am|

Even wives of politicians must be protected from govt - MR

Even wives of politicians must be protected from govt - MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that not only politicians but even their wives and children have to be safeguarded from the government now as they are being harassed one by one. MORE..

February 27, 2015  06:30 pm|

Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansas wife Shashi Weerawansa, who was arrested and remanded on charges of falsifying documents to obtain a diplomatic passport, has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

February 27, 2015  11:09 am|

Traffic jam due to protest near UGC

Traffic jam due to protest near UGC

Severe traffic congestion has been reported near Ward Place in Colombo and nearby roads due to a protest in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC). MORE..

February 25, 2015  03:01 pm|

I too have falsified documents Sannasgala

I too have falsified documents  Sannasgala

Popular author and tutor Upul Shantha Sannasgala says that the arrest of Shashi Weerawansa was not due to an issue with her, but an issue regarding her spouse ex-Minister Wimal Weerawansas backbone. MORE..

February 25, 2015  02:30 pm|

Traffic restricted on Colombo-Negombo road due to accident

Traffic restricted on Colombo-Negombo road due to accident

Vehicle movement along one lane of the Colombo-Negombo road has been restricted due to an accident at Mabola Junction, police said. MORE..

February 20, 2015  04:38 pm|

India must push Sri Lanka on 13A - Sampanthan

India must push Sri Lanka on 13A - Sampanthan

The Indian government must continue pushing the Sri Lankan government towards the implementation of the 13th Amendment, Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan said. MORE..

February 14, 2015  10:59 am|

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|

18-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

18-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) announced an 18 hour water cut from 9.00pm on Friday (13) to 3.00pm on Saturday (14) in certain parts of Colombo, due to necessary repair work. MORE..

February 11, 2015  02:25 pm|

Iran naval flotilla docks at Port of Colombo

Iran naval flotilla docks at Port of Colombo

The Iranian Navys 33rd naval fleet has docked at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka as the Islamic Republic seeks to expand its naval presence in international waters. MORE...

February 10, 2015  12:19 pm|

Drug baron Wela Sudhas case: CID questions Duminda Silva

Drug baron  Wela Sudhas case: CID questions Duminda Silva

Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has been questioned for nearly six hours by the cops attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with his alleged involvement with the drug baron Wele Sudha, a senior police officer said.

February 10, 2015  10:45 am|

China welcomes decision to go ahead with Port City Project

China welcomes decision to go ahead with Port City Project

China today welcomed new Sri Lankan governments decision to go ahead with the controversial USD 1.5 billion Colombo Port City project funded by it, calling the country an important partner in implementing its mega Maritime Silk Road project in South Asia. MORE..

February 6, 2015  11:24 pm|

30-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

30-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) announced a 30-hour water cut from 9.00am tomorrow (Feb 7) to 3.00pm Sunday (Feb 8) in Colombo 1, 2, 3, and Colombo 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 due to an urgent repair. MORE..

February 6, 2015  05:32 pm|

Sri Lanka to go ahead with China-backed Port City Project

Sri Lanka to go ahead with China-backed Port City Project

The Cabinet has decided to continue with the Chinese-assisted Colombo Port City Project, cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratna said today. MORE..

February 5, 2015  04:41 pm|

Sarana Gunawardenas passport impounded

Sarana Gunawardenas passport impounded

The Colombo Chief Magistrates Court today ordered the Department of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) to impound the passport of former Deputy Ministers Sarana Gunawardena. MORE...

February 2, 2015  12:03 pm|

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