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A 38-year-old individual from Hikkaduwa has been arrested by police for allegedly trying to shoot another individual to death at Kalupe in Meetiyagoda yesterday. Police...

Sri Lanka has selected three countries to supply 200,000 MT rice immediately to meet the shortfall in its domestic market. A four man team of...

A Chinese national was arrested at Kosketiya, Meegahathenna by police last evening while transporting 1.10kg of Wallapatta inside a jeep. The suspect was arrested following...

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) expressed concern regarding a provision in the gazetted Right to Information Bill, concerning the release of information...

A clash between two groups under the influence of liquor left one person dead in Weligama last night. Police said the 56-year-old victim had been...

Police said 11 suspects arrested in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda will be taken to the Giritale Army Camp in order...

The Department of Examinations has released the cut-off marks for the 2015 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination. Accordingly, the cut-off marks for each district are...

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

A 26-year-old individual was hospitalized with critical injuries after being shot by unidentified gunmen at Nawagannakolawatta, Meetiyagoda this afternoon. Police said the victim had been...

Elections monitoring bodies have called for issues in the relevant law with regard to the Local Government election. Polls monitor, People’s Action for Free and...

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs Sanath Jayasuriya, Wijaya Dahanayake, Eric Weerawardena and Thilanga Sumathipala were sworn in as new Deputy Ministers before President...

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said it would present its proposals on Constitutional reforms once the move to make Constitutional changes was approved in...

Baghdad, Russia’s ally in its fight against ISIS, wants Russia to have a bigger role in the anti-terrorist campaign in Iraq than the US...

Australian scientists said Wednesday they have uncovered a "very rare" 2,000-year-old natural sea pearl -- the first found on the vast island continent --...

The leftist party-People’s Liberation Front (JVP) claims that both the major parties have completely failed in respecting the people’s mandate when they were in...

Deputy Ministers Arundika Fernando and Nimal Lansa have exchanged portfolios, the Presidential Media Division stated. Accordingly, Arundika Fernando has now been sworn in as the...

The Homagama Magistrate’s Court on February 10 re-remanded General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, who was remanded for...

UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues Rita Izsák-Ndiaye is to arrive in Sri Lanka next month, reports said. Izsák-Ndiaye is expected to be in the...

The government plans to unveil the ‘Master Plan’ on proposed ‘Western Region Megapolis’, during early January, 2016, an official from the Megapolis and Western...

Kumar Gunaratnam, Committee member of the Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP), was remanded again till December 11 today. The Kegalle Magistrate remanded Gunaratnam when he was...

The Crusaders for Democracy, a group of former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), on Tuesday urged the Sri Lankan government to...

Former President says that he has to go against over 400 respondents and take one of the most difficult decisions when the issue was...

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

Medical researchers have explained that communication lapses, the lack of regard for the dignity of patients and conflicts of interest among doctors constituted the...

The government’s policy on school canteens is facing issues in implementation owing to opposition from owners of canteens in schools in city areas, the...

Rejects the Dr. de Silva report outright The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) informed that they totally rejected the report of the Presidential committee appointed...

The Tamil National Alliance has decided to appoint a 10-member committee next month to draft a set of proposals to find a durable solution...

Elpitiya Police have arrested a suspect for the possession of an unlicensed foreign manufactured 16-bore shotgun. Police Media Unit said the arrest was made by...

Legal academics called for the appointment of information officers under the proposed Right to Information Bill to be made by an independent body and...

The Ministry of Health warned the public to pay heed to heat rashes (mostly afflicting small children), sunburns, cramps and although rare in Sri...

The Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists has charged that persons suffering from mental health problems were unable to access professional advice because the distribution...

A 12 hour water cut would be implemented in several areas from 9 am tomorrow (10). The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced that...

The legal community involved with work on the process of bringing in constitutional reforms or a new Constitution has complained that MPs were not...

The Appropriation Bill (First Reading) for the year 2016 was tabled in Parliament a short while ago by Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella. Finance...

Customs officials hope further interrogation of the 31-year-old female accountant arrested for trying to smuggle in gold biscuits worth Rs.50 million, would lead them...

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) highlighted that the government must provide for constant judicial intervention when bringing in proposed new security laws,...

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called the government to re-start the stalled garbage management project which was funded by World Bank. Speaking on...

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...

As many as 50 people may have drowned after an overcrowded river boat with engine trouble hit a bridge and capsized in the north-eastern...

On May 12 a three-member bench of Judges of the Supreme Court took up the hearing of the appeal petition filed by Geetha Kumarasinghe,...

Fresh discussions between India and Sri Lanka on moves to go for a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant commenced last Thursday (19) with...

Sri Lanka is taking a concerted effort to improve the business climate domestically with far-reaching governance reforms that are rules-based which have structurally made...

The 17-year-old schoolboy, who had to undergo a very pathetic police arrest over the murder of the five year old girl in Kotadeniyawa, made...

Government level talks aimed at finding solutions to the fisheries issue between Sri Lanka and India are no closer to beginning in 2016, with...

Office to be set up after procedural stages The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday commended the Government of Sri Lanka for establishing...

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...

Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya reminds all the voters that a valid identity card is a must to vote at the general elections duo...

The Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather advisory warning of a high possibility of strong winds over the island and neighboring sea...

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