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Tamil Nadu superstar Rajinikanth’s planned visit to Sri Lanka has reportedly created an uproar in the southern State where several political outfits have demanded...

Acknowledging the role played by lawyers, members of the Judiciary and court staff in exacerbating laws delays, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL)...

Farmers charged that the bulk of the Nadu and Samba rice available for human consumption in the market had been chemically treated using highly...

A Sri Lankan physician training to be a general practitioner was the first doctor helping in Westminster, the scene of a deadly terror attack...

The Government is coming under heavy, even undue influence from tobacco companies which want locally manufactured cigarettes such as Beedi to be taxed and...

The National AIDS (sexually transmitted acquired immune deficiency syndrome) Control Programme says that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among males was on the...

The Government is proposing to introduce a new amendment to the Dog Registration Ordinance to impose a fine or a term of imprisonment on...

The Ceylon Teachers Union while highlighting the dismal state of education in the estates and plantation sectors noted that there were over 600 unemployed...

Activists advocating for reforms to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) complained of the lack of momentum with regard to the reforms process. Recently,...

A new Peace, Education and Reconciliation Unit (PERU) was declared open by former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on Friday (24) at the premises of...

A proposal has been made to bring in several amendments to the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act No. 27 of 2006. Aside to...

Veterinary parasitologists are conducting further research on the treatment of cancer patients by using a capsule containing a particular fatty acid with well documented...

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) expressed views that the unofficial bar should be involved in relation to the nomination of names from...

A moment captured during President Maithripala Sirisena’s meeting with Russian Prime Minister, Dimitry Medvedev during the Sri Lankan leader’s official visit to Russia being...

Even though the general perception is that the private sector has an abundance of female employees the latest statistics from the Department of Labour...

The content of the resolution which was brought at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka in 2015...

Speculations were rife on Friday in Colombo of a possible Cabinet reshuffle after a meeting of the government high rankers at the Presidential Secretariat. The...

Responding to an enquiry regarding a fight that broke out at hotel in Kiribathgoda last Thursday, popular model, actress and TV presenter  Piyumi Hansamali...

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security say they have forwarded their observations and recommendations in relation to the proposed Counter Terrorism Act, the...

A protest campaign was held last week in front of the Welikada prison demanding that the Government bring to justice the perpetrators of the...

Former President and Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is expected to visit the North this week....

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Disaster Management are presently conducting a survey with regard to ascertaining information pertaining to those affected...

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says that there is a need to tackle the gender gap in the national policy and programmes on...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education has established a database to assist the...

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Arjuna Mahendran was summoned on March 10 to the premises of the Special Presidential...

Trincomalee student killings Karuna’s UK criminal conviction for fake diplomatic passport The CID is actively investigating several violent crimes and other serious offences that were not...

President Maithripala Sirisena embarked on a visit to Indonesia which was the first fully-fledged State visit by a Sri Lankan head to that nation...

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) issued a one week ultimatum to the Presidential Committee appointed to look into the South Asian Institute of...

President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and leaders of all political parties and independent groups are scheduled to take part in a discourse...

The medical community often claims that when doctors advise patients with regard to the use of birth control methods it was for the purpose...

A sum of Rs 450 million given at the time of divestiture of a Swiss Cement Company one of the biggest in the business...

In a startling revelation in the unfolding drama of the Central Bank bond issue, Deputy Governor of Public Debt, G. Samarasiri along with  Assistant...

In a concerted effort to minimize road accidents, the National Council for Road Safety will seek the implementation of specific interventions. Motorists who have fitted...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week called on the Central Bank to submit details with regard to issuing of gazette notifications pertaining to the...

In a rare display of his lighter side a politician nicks a ring-in tone from the Nation Editor-in-Chief. After hanging up on an important...

A United Nations Human Rights Office report has noted the sluggish pace of the transitional justice process in the country, highlighting the lack of...

The Kennel Association of Sri Lanka (KASL) Dog Show would be held on March 4 and 5 at the cricket ground of Austasia Sports...

Recent incidents of gang banging, the attack on the prison bus and the recovery of arms and ammunition from the Mount Lavinia Courts Complex...

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has sought public help with regard to input data for use in the preparation of the long-term...

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna confirmed that the constituent parties of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) with the exception of the Sri Lanka...

At a time the country is faced with power shortages there is apparently a surfeit of power in this photograph. It is an unusual...

Work on the fourth stage of the construction of the Southern Expressway has hit a major snag due to a massive 100-foot crater spreading...

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) while highlighting that they wanted reconciliation is also calling on the Sinhalese to back substantive changes to the Constitution. Speaking...

There is at present an acute shortage of Tamil-speaking High Court Judges in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. In a statement issued by the President...

The Centre for Gender Equality of the University Grants Commission said it would follow up with University authorities on action taken with regard to...

The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has ordered that vessels transporting passengers out at sea would now have to obtain permission via a...

The United Nations Fund for Population Activity (UNFPA) Sri Lanka highlighted that bystander intervention which was lacking at present was of utmost importance when...

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says that they had taken several measures including connecting emergency supplementary power, self-generation power schemes, operational coal...

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has acknowledged recent revelations made by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development attesting to the existence of over...

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) declared their allegiance to the factions protesting against the setting up of the South Asian Institute of Technology and...

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