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A major disaster was averted aboard SriLankan Airlines UL 166 yesterday due to alert cabin crew members. the crew had noticed smoke from one of...

Upul Tharanga and Angelo Mathews dug in resolutely to keep Sri Lanka afloat on the second day of the first cricket Test against India...

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Department of Sri Lanka Customs, will organize a series of half day Seminars on Export...

Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne became the first Sri Lankan casualty as India relished an early breakthrough after making 600 in the first innings on...

Trade unions of the Port have decided to call off their strike which was planned for tomorrow. The strike was to commence tomorrow over several...

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera met with Deputy Vice President of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Fatema Sumar and her delegation at the...

Rangana Herath bagged his first wicket, that of Indian batsman Wriddhiman Saha, but the touring team kept accumulating the runs to go in for...

Sri Lanka's bowlers could do very little in the face of some resolute batting by India who finished the first day of the first...

The European Union's (EU) top court has lifted the ban on the LTTE on Wednesday (26) stating that there was no evidence to show...

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan continued his onslaught on the Sri Lankan bowlers as he led his team to a tea time score of 282...

Fifteen bowsers with fuel left the Kolonnawa terminal a short while ago, reports said. Accordingly, the bowsers left the terminal following intervention of the military. Members of the...

A board headed by Dr. Ajith Mendis has been appointed to manage the Dr. Neville fernando Hospital in Malabe.

External Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the Central Bank bond scam that he was unable to appear before the...

Sri Lanka's bowlers toiled with limited success as India won the first session of the first cricket Test here at the Galle International Cricket...

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has called off its strike by 4pm today. The decision to call off strike was made following discussions with...

The Presidential Commission to investigate into the Central Bank bond scam has ordered Arjun Aloysius to hand over his mobile phones and other digital...

The Police officer who sustained injuries  in yesterday's shooting incident in Nallur passed away at the Jaffna hospital this morning (23). The office was injured...

Dumindra Ratnayaka has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Investment (BoI) of Sri Lanka. Ratnayake was also a former Director of...

Singaporean foreign Minister, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan who arrived in the country today met with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ravi Karunanayake a short while ago. Pic...

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets in the only test match played at the R. Premadasa Stadium a short while ago. Needing a massive...

Eight students were reported to have been admitted to hospital following an explosion at Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya in Kokkilai, Mullaitivu. Reports said the students were...

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that it had completed the second review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the...

Attorney-at-law Upul Jayasuriya resigned from his position as Chairman of the Board of Investment (BoI) of Sri Lanka today. According to reports, Jayasuriya has tendered...

Colombo, July 13: The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the principal Tamil grouping in Sri Lanka, has denied media reports that it is planning to...

Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga have been appointed as Sri Lanka’s new Test and One Day captains respectively. Tharanga will also be heading the...

The Central Environment Authority (CEA) says that the use of polythene lunch sheets, rigifoam lunch boxes and shopping bags will be banned from September. The...

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to suspend Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) from carrying on the business...

Zimbabwe cricketer Ryan Burl was admitted to the Hambantota General Hospital last evening after becoming allergic to food he had consumed at the team's hotel...

The Colombo High Court today imposed the death sentence on the individual accused and convicted of killing journalist Melicia  (Mel) Gunasekera. Gunasekera was killed on February...

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has postponed its proposed strike action by a week. The association earlier announced that it would commence an indefinite strike...

Former Foreign Minister, Rohitha Bogollagama has been appointed as the Eastern Province Governor. Bogollagama was appointed as Governor after the province's previous governor, Austin Fernando...

Austin Fernando was sworn in as the new Secretary to the President today (04). Fernando was appointed as the new Secretary following the resignation of...

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said it would extend their trike indefinitely. The strike was launched today against the Southa Asian Institute of Technology...

CM Wigneswaran, leader Sampanthan reach understanding Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran will continue in the post following an understanding with Tamil...

The Sunday Leader celebrates its 23rd year today. The newspaper which was founded in 1994 by late editor, Lasantha Wickrematunge has been a voice...

President of the Pakistan Cricket Board and Asian Cricket Council, Shahryar M. Khan speaking exclusively to Nation group of papers stated that the match played...

A huge fire has engulfed a tower block in Latimer Road, West London. Eyewitnesses claim people are trapped in their homes. According to reports, the fire...

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued a statement deniying reports that it had instructed banks not to accept Qatari Riyals. "The Central Bank...

The Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea approved US$ 200 million for Kandy tunnel construction project. The project comprises of 4 tunnels with...

The Parliament is to discuss the agreed amendments to the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) Bill on June 22. The decision was made at the...

the death toll due to the floods and landslides has risen to 202 today. The Disaster Management Center said that a further 96 were...

The Republic of Korea extends its deepest condolences and sympathy to the Government and people of Sri Lanka on the devastating loss of lives...

A Cabinet reshuffle is set to take place tomorrow. A special meeting is reported to have taken place regarding the issue at the Temple Trees...

The Foreign and Trade Ministers Council of the European Union approved granting GSP plus tariff concessions for Sri Lanka a short while ago.

A police constable attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau was killed and  a Senior Inspector of Police was injured in a shooting incident in...

“Ravana Aviation Vesak Illuminating Kite Show” is an innovative event organized by Ravana Aviation Kite Association (RAKA) for the first time to celebrate Vesak...

Former MP Geetha Kumarasinghe filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the Court of Appeal decision to annul her status as a parliamentarian. Meanwhile,...

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker, won France’s presidential election in a landslide Sunday, defeating nationalist Marine Le Pen as voters firmly...

At least 11 persons have been reported dead following yesterday's incident where part of the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapsed. It was reported that 145 houses...

Ravi Jayawardene, the son of  late J. R. Jayawardene passed away a short while ago. He was 80.  

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