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NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden warns that too little is being done to remove debris from space, an issue that has drawn plenty of attention this week after an unknown object made a fiery entry into Earths atmosphere. MORE...

November 15, 2015  01:47 pm|

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement

Gotabaya arrives at CoI to give statement

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived at the BMICH a short while ago to give a statement before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Large Scale Corruption and Fraud. MORE...

August 24, 2015  10:19 am|

Grade five scholarship examination tomorrow

Grade five scholarship examination tomorrow

The grade five scholarship examination will be held on Sunday (23) at 2907 centres countrywide. MORE...

August 22, 2015  02:44 pm|

SC wants intelligence report on Mahindas security

SC wants intelligence report on Mahindas security

The Supreme Court on Monday (10) directed the Attorney Generals Department to obtain an intelligence report to reveal on which basis security has been provided to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

August 10, 2015  05:23 pm|

Tip from pilot leads to gold-smuggling bust at BIA

Tip from pilot leads to gold-smuggling bust at BIA

A Sri Lankan national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle 24 gold biscuits worth Rs 12 million, into the country. MORE..

August 1, 2015  01:36 pm|

Justice Abrew withdraws SC petition

Justice Abrew withdraws SC petition

Justice Sarath de Abrew on Tuesday (14) withdrew the petition that he filed at the Supreme Court to hold the police investigations in connection with a complaint lodged by a domestic worker over an alleged assault incident. MORE...

July 14, 2015  06:09 pm|

School term and holiday dates revised

School term and holiday dates revised

The Ministry of Education today announced that the dates of the school term holiday have been amended due to the General Election and the revision of the timetable of the 2015 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination. MORE..

June 30, 2015  02:44 pm|

Sri Lanka Cricket sack three officials over sex bribe scandal

Sri Lanka Cricket sack three officials over sex bribe scandal

Sri Lankan crickets governing body on Wednesday announced the sacking of three officials after allegations that members of the womens national team were asked to perform sexual favours to keep their places. MORE..

May 28, 2015  09:28 am|

Criminal action over Sri Lanka cricket sex-bribe scandal

Criminal action over Sri Lanka cricket sex-bribe scandal

Sri Lankan authorities on Saturday said they would initiate criminal action against two men managing the womens cricket team following allegations they demanded sexual favours from team members to guarantee their positions. MORE..

May 24, 2015  01:56 am|

Womens cricket sex scandal: Probe finds evidence of sexual harassment

Womens cricket sex scandal: Probe finds evidence of sexual harassment

The committee appointed to investigate the Sri Lanka Womens Cricket sex scandal has found evidence of sexual harassment by members of the womens management team, the Sports Ministry said today. MORE..

May 21, 2015  03:31 pm|

Womens cricket sex scandal: Report handed over to Minister

Womens cricket sex scandal: Report handed over to Minister

The committee appointed to probe shocking allegations of the Sri Lanka womens team management and national selectors seeking sexual bribes from players, today submitted its report to the Minister of Sports. MORE..

May 20, 2015  03:01 pm|

Sri Lanka sends 2nd rescue & relief team to Nepal

Sri Lanka sends 2nd rescue & relief team to Nepal

The second section of the emergency rescue and relief contingent aboard an SLAF flight, has left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for earthquake-stricken Nepal to assist ongoing rescue and relief operations in Kathmandu. MORE..

May 3, 2015  11:30 am|

Sri Lanka economy grows 7.4% in 2014: CB Report

Sri Lanka economy grows 7.4% in 2014: CB Report

Sri Lankas economy grew by 7.4% (Agriculture 0.3%, Industry 11.4%, service 6.5%) last year, according to the Annual Report of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for the year 2014 which was launched today. MORE..

April 30, 2015  11:05 am|

19th Amendment to come into force from April 30

19th Amendment to come into force from April 30

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution will come into force from April 30, except for 4 articles which will come into force in the next Parliament, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told Ada Derana. MORE..

April 29, 2015  03:07 pm|

AUDIO: Nepal earthquake kills atleast 449, triggers avalanches

AUDIO: Nepal earthquake kills atleast 449, triggers avalanches

(UPFATE) The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu says that so far there have been no reports of Sri Lankan nationals in Nepal being affected by the earthquake. MORE..

April 25, 2015  04:52 pm|

Indian held at BIA with gold worth Rs 17 million

Indian held at BIA with gold worth Rs 17 million

An Indian national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake with gold worth around Rs 17 million. MORE..

April 14, 2015  10:05 am|

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|

54 Sri Lankans evacuated from Yemen

54 Sri Lankans evacuated from Yemen

The Government of Sri Lanka today said that at present 54 Sri Lankans have been evacuated from Yemen. MORE..

April 8, 2015  05:11 pm|

Eight Sri Lankan safely evacuated from Yemen

 Eight Sri Lankan safely evacuated from Yemen

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced that three Sri Lankans have already Yemen and that another five are currently on their way to Djibouti via sea. MORE..

April 3, 2015  02:59 pm|

China to help evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

China to help evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

China has agreed to assist in evacuating Sri Lankan nationals stranded in Yemen following a request made by the Government of Sri Lanka, Acting Chinese Ambassador Ren Faqiang said. MORE..

April 2, 2015  06:34 pm|

Govt to evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

Govt  to evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

The Government today said that it is making arrangements to evacuate all Sri Lankans in Yemen, considering the prevailing volatile situation in the Arab nation. MORE..

April 1, 2015  07:09 pm|

Police nab escapee after 12-hour search

Police nab escapee after 12-hour search

The Nawagattegama Police have located and arrested an individual who escaped from the custody of prison authorities, a police source said. A police search team nabbed the suspect in Sravasti Pura area in Anuradhapura, on Saturday (14) evening. MORE...

March 15, 2015  12:03 pm|

Sri Lanka needs fiscal consolidation to cut debt: IMF

Sri Lanka needs fiscal consolidation to cut debt: IMF

The International Monetary Fund ( IMF) said on Wednesday that Sri Lankas economic prospects remain favorable under the new government but a mid-term fiscal consolidation is essential. MORE...

March 5, 2015  11:47 am|

Ex-CSCL chairman among 4 arrested over coal deal

Ex-CSCL chairman among 4 arrested over coal deal

The former Chairman of the national line Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. (CSCL), Kanchana Ratwatte, and three other state officials have been arrested for criminal breach of trust with regard to coal shipments worth Rs 528 million. MORE..

March 4, 2015  05:17 pm|

AG gets six more months to decide on KP

AG gets six more months to decide on KP

The Court of Appeal on Thursday (26) granted more time for the Attorney Generals Department to submit a comprehensive report with respect to the Writ Application filed against Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP). MORE...

February 26, 2015  03:31 pm|

Prisoner escapes from hospital bathroom

Prisoner escapes from hospital bathroom

A prisoner has escaped while receiving treatment at the Balapitiya Hospital today, police said. MORE..

February 21, 2015  05:46 pm|

SC rejects Kumar Gunaratnams petition

SC rejects Kumar Gunaratnams petition

The petition filed by Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Central Committee Member Kumar Gunaratnam seeking to prevent him from being arrested and deported from the country has been dismissed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday (18). MORE...

February 18, 2015  01:17 pm|

Girl dies after collapsing during school assembly

Girl dies after collapsing during school assembly

An eight year old schoolgirl from studying at Balangoda-Hungama Maha Vidyalaya has collapsed and died during morning school assembly, Police told Ada Derana. Despite efforts by the school officials to rush her to hospital the girl was pronounced dead at the time of admission. MORE...

February 13, 2015  11:38 am|

Sri Lankan sisters charged over housing benefit scam

Sri Lankan sisters charged over housing benefit scam

Two Sri Lankan sisters who raked in 183,000 in a six-year housing benefit scam could face jail in Ilford north-eastern Greater London, England. MORE..

February 12, 2015  03:47 pm|

Two convicted in VAT scam brought to Sri Lanka

Two convicted in VAT scam brought to Sri Lanka

Two Sri Lankan nationals convicted in South Asias largest VAT scam case were brought to Sri Lanka from Malaysia last night, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said. MORE..

February 7, 2015  10:12 am|

Three-wheeler, school van fares slashed

Three-wheeler, school van fares slashed

Minister of Internal Transport, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, says that three-wheeler fares will be reduced by 10 percent while school van charges will be reduced by 5 percent with effect from February 01. MORE..

January 30, 2015  12:47 pm|

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