Two people have been killed and more than 30 are still trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai, officials say. MORE..
Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association is set to visit Sri Lanka. MORE..
Another suspect has been arrested yesterday (16) in connection with the 290 detonators haul that was recovered Piliyandala area recently, according to the Police Media. MORE..
Showery and windy conditions are likely to enhance over South-western part of the island till 19th July 2019, the Department of Meteorology said. MORE..
Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya of the Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment has assumed office as the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna on Monday. MORE..
The token strike action of the postal workers at the Central Mail Exchange over their grievances is continued today (17). MORE..
The Colombo Fort Magistrate has rejected the anticipatory bail application by the Secretary of the National Police Commission (NPC) Saman Dissanayake requesting to release him on bail if he was arrested over the Avant-Garde floating armoury case. MORE..
The price of a loaf of bread has been increased with effect from midnight today (17), stated the Bakery Owners’ Association. MORE..
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has informed the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) that they would not declare a presidential candidate without the concurrence of the SLFP, stated United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary MP Mahinda Amaraweera. MORE..
A suspect has been arrested last night (16) for assaulting two police officers during a raid to bust a gambling den at Thiththawelgodella, Bombuwala in Dodangoda area. MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the decision of the President to implement the death penalty, stated Minister Arjuna Ranatunga. MORE..
Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holly called on Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan on 16th July 2017 at his official residence which is located at Chundikuli, Jaffna. MORE..
A controversial situation has unfolded within the United National Party (UNP) over selecting the candidate for the upcoming presidential election, says the Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs Mano Ganesan. MORE..
A fresh war of words erupted on Tuesday between the ruling Congress party and the opposition Bhartiya Janata Party over a Sita temple in Sri Lanka. MORE..
Heavy traffic congestion is reported along the roads around the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre and the Green Path in Colombo. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology has issued a high-risk level advisory for the sea area off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Puttalam, Galle and Hambantota MORE..
Ward Place from Borella to Town Hall has been temporarily closed off in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
UPDATE (05.10 PM): The Southern Expressway has been cleared of the bowser, which toppled near Kahathuduwa, and the traffic on the road has been restored, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said. MORE..
A water cut will be imposed in Kelaniya and several surrounding areas from 8 am to 5 pm on Friday (19), stated the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB). MORE..
The Court of Appeal has ordered to take up the petition filed by journalist Malinda Seneviratne, seeking a court order against the decision to implement the death penalty on four prisoners, again on the 31st of October. MORE..
State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today (17) called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to submit a clarification regarding his recent controversial comment on the Buddhist clergy residing in temples. MORE..
A new Chancellor has been appointed to the University of Ruhuna, earlier today (17). MORE..
The Minister of Sports, Harin Fernando, has requested Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to urge all coaches of the national team to step down following the Bangladesh tour. MORE..
An organization that assists refugees is criticizing Japanese immigration officials for singling out and discriminating against Sri Lankan nationals seeking to enter Japan by asking them if they face possible difficulties returning home. MORE..
Over 3,300 drivers have been arrested around the island over the last two weeks after police launched a special island-wide operation to nab drunk drivers since July 5, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. MORE..
Showery and windy conditions are likely to enhance particularly over South-western parts of the island from 16th to 19th July 2019, the Department of Meteorology says. MORE..
Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a two-day token strike action over their grievances from 4 pm today (16). MORE..
Chairman of the Special Parliamentary Select Committee and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ananda Kumarasiri assures that the identity of the intelligence officers would not be revealed at the committee meetings. MORE..
Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has given a 9-hour long statement to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday (15), the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..
Ocean waves have swashed in nearly 1 kilometre into the land along the Galle road from Kahawa, Ambalangoda to Godagama area. MORE..
Three faculties of the University of Ruhuna located at the Wellamadama complex are to be reopened tomorrow (17), says Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena. MORE..
A suspect has been apprehended in Mannar for illegally harvesting conch shells yesterday (15). MORE..
The Gazette notification pertaining to extending the official term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing fraud and corruption at state institutions from 2015 to 2018 has been issued. MORE..
State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake says he would meet PM Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow (17) to clarify the controversial statement concerning Buddhist monks residing at temples. MORE..
The price of wheat flour has been increased by Rs 8.00 per 1 kilogram, the distributors said. MORE..
The police say 200 motorists who were driving under the influence of alcohol have been arrested in a 24-hour raid conducted island-wide. MORE..
China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as it looks to supply fuel to ships along a major maritime route. MORE..
Postal workers at the Central Mail Exchange have resorted to 48-hour token strike action over their grievances from 4 pm today (16), the postal trade unions stated. MORE..
Two policemen among three have been injured in a clash during a raid at Dodangoda, Kalutara today (16), Ada Derana correspondent said. MORE..
Four youngsters have fallen into the sea while taking selfies at Roomassala in Unawatuna, Police Media stated. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena has said that all the suspects in the Central Bank bond scam case have been identified, the President’s Media Division stated. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for high waves and coastal inundation for the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. MORE..
England won the men’s World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand following a dramatic sudden-death super over in one of the most thrilling matches in cricket history. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology says the prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance to some extent over most parts of the island, particularly in south-western part during next few days. MORE..
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports using ferry services to facilitate easier trade and tourism, its chairman Kavan Ratnayake said. MORE..
A 45-year-old father and 11-year-old daughter died today (15) after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Colombo Fort-bound train on the Wadurawa level crossing in Veyangoda police division. MORE..
Former Miss World Manushi Chhillar has been posting about her Sri Lankan trip and highlighting the country’s natural beauty for about a week. MORE..
A Sri Lankan passenger who had smuggled in a stock of Dubai-manufactured cigarettes has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). MORE..
Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen stated that the decision to reassume the ministerial posts will be taken according to the ruling of the party. MORE..
The Colombo District leader of National Thowheed Jama’ath Mohamed Fawaz has been granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate, says Ada Derana correspondent.