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Four males and five females were arrested by Officers of the Police Marine Division in the Peliyagoda, Nelligahawatta area yesterday for discarding garbage to...

Minister of National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages and Leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance, Mano Ganesan last week said the gangs in the...

Laws governing the Employees Trust Fund (ETF) are to be amended shortly to enable employees to withdraw their dues after attaining the age of...

The section of the Southern Expressway between the Imaduwa and Kokmaduwa interchanges has been closed temporarily yet again. The Road Development Authority (RDA) stated the...

The special attention of President Maithripala Sirisena has been drawn to certain issues arisen from the budget proposals and the suggestions and grievances made...

The Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, General Dalbir Singh Suhag paid a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Ruwan...

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

Kashmiris and Pakistanis all over the world will observe Black Day on October 27 to condemn illegal landing of Indian occupying forces in Jammu and...

Democratic Party (DP) led by Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka will be joining with the United National Party (UNP) tomorrow officially at a simple ceremony to be...

The United States and Cuba have reopened embassies in each other's countries for the first time in 54 years in a move that officially...

An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee has been held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old neighbour in a row over...

The Sri Lankan Government owned over 59,000 vehicles distributed among its Ministries, Departments and Government Institutions. This was revealed after Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake...

The remains of the late Dr. Pandit Amaradeva will be placed at the Independence Square for public viewing from today. A week of national mourning...

A 55-year-old Gem businessman from Galle has been arrested by Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while trying to smuggle out foreign...

This is Gavel, a German Shepherd who was recruited as a puppy to train as a police dog - but ended up getting the...

The Appropriation Bill for the Budget - 2016 has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers and it is scheduled to be tabled in...

Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne said he had met with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today for what he...

After a gap of 47 years, Sri Lanka on Friday appointed a Tamil as the Commander of its navy. Rear Admiral Travis Jeremy Liyanduru Sinniah,...

Seven senior police officers have been transferred with immediate effect. Police Headquarters stated the transfers have been necessitated due to service requirements. Accordingly, four Senior...

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) called attention to the fact that the recruitment of United National Party (UNP) supporters as consultants to the Southern...

A couple who tried to flee after allegedly defrauding over Rs.3 million from prospective job-seekers have been arrested by police in Wilgamuwa. Police Media Unit...

International medical charity Doctors without Borders have pulled its staff from Afghanistan after an apparent US strike that killed 22 people at a hospital...

Limits should be put in place for the number of independent groups able to contest elections says Executive Director of the People's Action for...

As part of the proposed commercial based diplomatic policy and mechanism being envisioned and pursued by the Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will...

Former Deputy Minister and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Premalal Jayasekara and five others were today further remanded till June 30 after being...

Elections monitoring bodies raised concerns about the right to information application made to the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration requesting for information with...

Even though R. Sampanthan was being appointed as the Opposition Leader several politicians are not in agreement with the decision. The topic as to...

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

A national network of State authorities was setup last week to tackle the growing issue of street children in Kataragama and Lungamvehera, where the...

Meegahathenna Police have foiled a brazen attempt by two individuals who tried to rob a van after coming to the owner's residence on the...

President Maithripala Sirisena in a suddenly arranged briefing to media at the Presidential Secretariat this evening said that he will be fully impartial at...

RAF Tornado jets have carried out their first air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The strikes came...

The Police have increased efforts to crack down on illicit liquor and drugs in view of World Anti-Narcotics Day, which falls on June 26. Accordingly,...

The civil society observed that anyone including former national spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan, who is now to be the first Sri Lankan to be inducted...

Economic experts have said that Sri Lanka’s economic growth needed to benefit all segments of the people in the country in order to sustain...

Supporters of most major political parties have engaged in illegal processions on the final day of handing over of nominations, Campaign for Free and...

Two suspects who were wanted in connection with the shooting death of an individual near the Kande Vihara in Aluthgama on October 25 have...

At least seven people have been killed in a series of explosions in central Jakarta, Indonesia's police told Al Jazeera, as gunfire rang out...

The “Q” branch of the Indian Police arrested six Sri Lankan Tamil refugees yesterday on the charge of planning to embark on an illegal...

The Task Force on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Women and Female Children/Girls last week claimed that Chief Justice, K. Sripavan was...

There are reports that Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) National List MP, former Auditor General Sarathchandra Mayadunne, is due to resign from his position as...

Five more suspects have been arrested in connection with the abduction and killing of Mohamed Shakeeb Sulaiman, a businessman from Bambalapitiya. In addition, the vehicle...

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...

The Government has decided that for the moment, the Constitutional Council (CC) will function with the present seven members until a consensus is reached...

The draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which was approved by Cabinet, has been gazetted and published, the Department of Government Printing confirmed. To read...

The services of Secretary to the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of...

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has said it had received over 10,000 cases of child abuse last year. Accordingly, the NCPA had received 10,732 complaints of...

A US-led coalition air strike has killed Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen and the leading financier for al Qaeda and its Khorasan Group offshoot,...

Ministry of Housing and Samurdhi announces that Rs.1583 million has been received for the road development projects of the Hambantota district and 51 identified...

The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has informed President Maithripala Sirisena and  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that a change in the Customs Ordinance...

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