Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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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...

Sri Lanka's first Executive President, J.R. Jayewardene's son Ravi Jayewardene has passed away at the age of 80. He pioneered efforts to establish the Special...

Tamil Nadu Superstar Rajinikanth is expected to come to Sri Lanka next month, according to reports from India. The purpose of his visit is to...

Five people have died and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman...

One of the main suspects of the Kalutara prison bus shooting incident, Bunti Hewath Kuruppuge Chathuranga Pushpakumara Mendis, was arrested yesterday. The shooting incident occurred...

The Army Corporal arrested in connection with the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr, was remanded till March 30 by the Mount Lavinia...

President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the inauguration ceremony of the Leaders' Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). The President arrived at the Jakarta...

Sweden isn't just good at helping parents care for their babies, as demonstrated by its generous parental-leave policies. A local Swedish official also wants to help people...

An island-wide study and survey conducted in 2015, the United Nations Fund for Population Activity (UNFPA) had found that 90% of women and girls...

External Affairs Minister, Mangala Samaraweera says forces of extremism and regression were creating road blocks for narrow, short-term political gain. The Minister made this observation in...

The Constitutional Council (CC) which met last evening under the chairmanship of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has decided to appoint Supreme Court judge Priyasath Dep...

There was a major upset at the Oscars on Sunday night — in more ways than one. The favorite to win the night’s big...

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has asked the Tamil leadership in Sri Lanka to continue negotiating a political solution with the government, without being fixated...

Five army personnel including a Major arrested and remanded over the assault on former journalist Keth Noyahr have been interdicted. The army personnel were arrested...

Two more soldiers who were arrested on Saturday (18) over the abduction and assault on former journalist Keith Noyahr were remanded till March 3. The suspects...

Ten students who were arrested by Maradana police and later released on bail over the clash between two leading schools yesterday will be produced...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has urged compatriots held in Australian-run immigration detention centres to come home and assured that legal actions would not be...

Private Medical College Parents’ Society today said that they are ready to discuss with the relevant parties and authorities over recent proposals put forward...

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed Trade Ministry officials to set separate Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) for local and imported rice. The instruction was given following...

Eight State Medical Faculty Deans have decided to propose that the South Asian Institute of Medicine and Technology (SAITM) temporarily suspends the admission of...

A special traffic plan will be implemented from 5.00pm today due to the annual Navam Perahera by Gangarama Temple, Hunupitiya. The Perahera is due...

The government has urged the public to use sparingly due to low water levels in reservoirs. Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera...

Chief Executive Officer of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) Dr. Sameera Senaratne was shot at by two gunmen last evening...

In a bid to tackle increasing number of consumer complaints with regard to errant traders, and to strengthen its raiding teams islandwide, the Consumer...

The Court of Appeal today (31) ruled that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is legally eligible to issue medical degrees...

For rape, incest, lethal congenital abnormalities Doctors to make public appeal The community of medical doctors in the country last week said they would make a...

The Education Ministry has suspended the services of seven officials of the interview board and the appeal board in charge of grade one admission...

The Court of Appeal yesterday (24) fixed for support on March 3 the appeal filed against the order of the Colombo High Court in...

Responding to Sri Lanka’s water levels in reservoirs fast depleting due to the drought, the government has implemented a short-term programme  to rehabilitate minor...

Supreme Court issued notice on Lanka e-news editor Pradeep Sandaruwan Senadeera to appear before the Courts on March 3 for contempt of court. The Court was...

Government has decided to amend the Firearms Ordinance which was drafted over a hundred years ago. The Ordinance which was first passed in 1916 will be...

The delimitation committee has handed over its report to the Minister of Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha today. The report was initially rejected by the Minister...

In the wake of irregularities reported in grade one school admissions at Royal College, the Ministry of Education has decided to introduce an island-wide...

Health Minister and Co-Cabinet spokesperson Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today that the government had moved away from its pledge to abolish the Executive Presidency. Responding to...

The Ministry of Finance has said that the price of a litre of kerosene would be reduced by Rs. 5 from midnight tonight. Accordingly, the...

Former minister Wimal Weerawansa has been arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today. Weerawansa was arrested in connection with allegations of misusing State...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge on Friday confirmed that the automobile assembling plant which started construction last week was not exclusively for Volkswagen. A divergence from...

By Deepal Warnakulasuriya Around 20,000 employment opportunities will be created during the first week of 2017 via a number of mega development projects all over...

Chairman of Sri Lanka People’s Front, Prof GL Peiris alleged that the reason for postponing local government election was the government’s fear that they...

Ruwan Laknath Jayakody The Joint Opposition (JO) has called on President Maithripala Sirisena to halt the Government’s move to lease the Hambantota port to...

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to unveil the Government’s economic plan under the theme ‘an era of sustainability’ and all programmes pertaining to it...

There has been intense pressure from Parliamentarians and other politicos demanding the issuance of new liquor licences. These licences are demanded especially to operate various...

Annually, approximately 5,000 people are diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu). Research has been conducted at the university as well as...

New Tax file opening IR officials threatened Call for Presidential intervention Officials of the Department of Inland Revenue last week accused certain government politicians of interfering...

President Maithreepala Sirisena arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia a short while ago marking the commencement of his three-day visit to...

A shortage of foreign currency notes especially United States Dollars has inconvenienced  many outbound travellers who plan to travel particularly during this holiday season. Institutions...

The Police Narcotic Bureau today seized 800 kilograms of cocaine worth Rs. 10 billion at the Colombo Harbour. It is reported that it was the...

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is no more. Seventy-four days after being admitted to hospital here, the general secretary of the All India Anna...

The Asian Development Bank has presented a draft plan with regard to the development of Colombo Fort as a transport hub. The National Transport Commission...

Eleven persons who were arrested for alleged ties with the Aava group in Jaffna were released on bail today. The suspects were released after they...

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