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The government has taken steps to modernise 500 tea factories in Sri Lanka with the aim of promoting productivity of tea small holding sector...

Citing statistics from the Polonnaruwa General Hospital and the Divisional Hospital in Bakamoona amongst others, the Mental Health Focus Point of the District explained...

Railway unions called off their planned strike from midnight Friday (20) following discussions with the Government. The Railway Operations Supervisory Union (ROSU) and the...

Over half a million people in five districts continue to suffer without power due to inclement weather since November 29, the Ministry of Power...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull commended President Maithripala Sirisena on the reconciliation programme undertaken by the Sri Lankan government. Turnbull who was in the...

The All Ceylon Peasants Federation pointed out that dairy farmers’ island-wide were facing a crisis due to the purchase related payments owed to them...

No merger - BASL The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) whilst expressing that they were of the view that power should be devolved, noted...

President Maithripala Sirisena last week said that there were no secret detention centers in the country. He made this statement when he met with...

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera last week defended the moves to establish a new Constitution, stating that it was a must to achieve sustainable peace,...

Department of Registration of Persons commenced issuing the new Smart Identity Cards from October 27. According to reports, the new National Identity Card will...

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake last week refuted claims that he would switch parties following his removal from the post of UNP Organiser for Divulapitiya....

An individual claiming to be a Coordinating Secretary to the Ministry of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs has been arrested by Customs...

A huge ritual monument has been uncovered under a mossy earth bank just two miles from Stonehenge, the iconic pre-historic stone circle in Wiltshire,...

Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has said that the Joint Opposition would consider working with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) only if it...

Coast Guard personnel today seized 685 kg of ganja, which was found abandoned at the fourth sand dune in the sea off Danushkodi coast....

The government has announced that it will not be mandatory for students to pass their GCE Ordinary Level examinations to sit for the GCE...

To the literati in Colombo who are not part of this exclusive club, it may come as a surprise that SCOR (a silent community...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has proposed a quick rehabilitation program to re-build a fishery harbhour in the former war torn area of...

An investigation conducted by the Nation revealed that consumers purchase petrol/kerosene contaminated dried fish in the market for consumption. The investigation revealed that a common...

Actress and former MP Upeksha Swarnamali (Paba) arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption...

Sri Lanka is at the risk of losing its position as Russia’s biggest tea import destination, to India in 2015 as statistics up to...

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

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week expressed India’s wish to fast track implementation of the country’s joint ventures in Sri Lanka. The Indian...

A 17-year-old suspect was arrested by the Crimes Division of the Kalutara Police yesterday for possession of a T56 firearm and T56 ammunition. Police Media...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility arrangement, which enables the disbursement of...

Canada's Liberal Party has decisively won parliamentary elections, ending nine years of Conservative rule, partial results show. The Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, are leading...

Eastern Province provincial councilor Jayantha Wijesekara who was a representative of the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) crossed over to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

Keen on promoting connectivity in the South Asian region, India is set to build a sea-bridge and tunnel connecting Sri Lanka, Press Trust of...

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to hold this year's State Vesak festival at the premises of Naigala RajamhaViharaya in Hambantota. The proposal was made by...

American and Kurdish commandos raided an Islamic State prison in Iraq on Thursday, freeing about 70 captives believed to be facing “mass execution” and...

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

BBC’s Top Gear, one of the world’s most read car magazine was officially launched in Sri Lanka on Thursday (27) in Colombo. The magazine is...

The annual sports meet of St. Thomas’ Catholic International College Seeduwa was held at the school’s playground on February 3 (Friday) under the guidance...

Sri Lanka Customs officials today seized 8000 kilograms of 'Kothala Himbutu' worth Rs.4.2 million from a container. Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said the stock of...

Chennai: The Madras high court upheld an order of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refusing to grant certificate for public exhibition to...

Vesak lanterns are an essential feature during the Vesak season. It’s not merely a Vesak decoration but has a deeper religious meaning associated with...

Police have arrested six individuals who were suspected be connected to the criminal gang allegedly responsible for the recent sword attacks on two individuals...

The National Lists of the United National Party (UNP), United People's Freedom Alliance and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have been released. All three lists...

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 Western and Wayamba (North Western) Provincial Councils have received new Chief Ministers after the posts were vacated by the former chief ministers who...

Issuing a press release yesterday, Channa Wijewardena and Upuli Panibharatha categorically denied allegations that their foundation had accepted Rs.15 million for their dances performed...

Former MP Duminda Silva along with four others were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. The decision was given when they were...

Governor of the North Central Province, P.B. Dissanayake, has been hospitalized after he fainted during an event this morning. The Governor had been attending a...

Zimbabwe’s new president is not, at first glance, an obvious champion of the change his country hungers for. Emmerson Mnangagwa is 75, and for...

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

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

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

Police have arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with the murder of her 14-day-old infant at Castle Hospital in Borella. Police Media Unit said the...

Veteran actress Damitha Abeyratne was called before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse...

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

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