Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Amidst continuous debates on the implementation of increased fines for seven motor traffic offenses, acts of unruliness of motorists such as shown above, seem...

The island-wide strike by private bus operators and trishaw drivers on Friday (2) resulted in chaos with passengers clamouring to get into the available...

Customs officials on Thursday (24) nabbed a container with 200 kg cocaine at the Orugodawatte container yard. The consignment is said to be worth...

New four-wheelers instead of trishaws E-card license for road violations The government has proposed several amendments to the existing Motor Traffic Act, one of which is...

President Maithripala Sirisena met on Thursday (17) with the young student who hacked into his official website at his official residence. The President in...

The ministry of health has discussed the possibility of introducing private chanelling of doctors through some major government hospitals in the evenings after 4pm...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe attended an event to commemorate C.R. de Silva which was held at the BMICH on November 7. Pix courtesy Prime Minister...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday met members of the European Parliament who are currently in Sri Lanka to assess and discuss the requirements related...

Jaffna has shut down in protest of the deaths of two undergraduates last week. Pix by U Shalin from Jaffna

Vehicular movement along the A9 road was hampered owing to a massive protest staged by students against the death of two university students last...

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Bangkok recently and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations and mutual cooperation...

Janaka Kanchana Mudannayake, an employee at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, set a new Guinness record today by bending 20 iron rods with a...

Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure attended the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport yesterday was greeted by  High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Y.K...

The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention last week said that a massive covert operation which involves a month of surveillance for purposes of...

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Colombo Magistrate's Court this morning. Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and seven others appeared before Court today pertaining to...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister Sagala Ratnayaka share a light moment with a student when they visited the computer lab at the Deniyaya Madya...

Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy who assumed duties as the new Air Force Chief recently called on the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe participated at the 110th birth anniversary celebration of former President J.R. Jayawardene recently at the J.R. Jayawardene Center, Colombo.

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the Open Plenary of the Bill Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting yesterday. The Plenary Session of the Partnering for...

Chief Minister of the Western Province, Isura Devapriya has accused the Government of omitting the Western Provincial Council (WPC) in its plans to address...

SriLankan Airlines yesterday launched its new state of the art 24-hour Global Contact Centre. The Centre will enhance levels of service for its worldwide customers...

The 8th SAARC Finance Ministers’ Summit was held on August 26 at Islamabad in Pakistan. Sri Lanka was represented in the Summit by Minister of...

The Sri Lankan delegation has participated in an observation tour of the Shekou Container Terminal, which is managed by the China Merchant Company in...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met leading business personalities at a dinner event organized by the Horton Debate Society in Colombo recently. At the well-attended...

The ninth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards concluded on a high note, crowning 18 woman entrepreneurs for their outstanding efforts in the business...

Pics by Indeewari Amuwatte

In a groundbreaking initiative, the country’s very first fully fledged free pre-hospital care ambulance service numbering a collective of 88 state-of-the-art fully equipped vehicles...

The D-Mora P1 race car built by the engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa with the backing of...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the country is looking forward to using Singapore’s expertise for the Beira Lake and development of the surrounding...

A recent tri-partite collaboration laid the foundation for a new concept at the Orion City IT Park to bring energy, ideas and people together. Orion...

Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy received his appointment as the new Central Bank Governor from President Maithripala Sirisena today. (Image courtesy: news.lk)

Members of the Joint Opposition took to the streets yesterday (24) against the Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran and the increase of Value Added...

In yet another of its numerous efforts to promote Sri Lanka as a global tourism destination of choice, SriLankan Airlines welcomed participants to the...

Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister, Tore Hattrem speaks to fishermen in Valalai, Jaffna.

Several parts of Colombo were submerged due to floods and incessant rains. Rivira's Chamila Karunaratne captured the impact of the floods in and around...

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Kaduwela Magistrate's Court today. He was arrested in connection to alleged financial irregularities reported...

Students and parents staged a protest outside the Education Ministry premises yesterday stating that the Minister had enrolled students who had got lesser marks...

Visiting Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom met with her Sri Lankan counterpart, Mangala Samaraweera yesterday during her visit to Sri Lanka.  

Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 96 Indian fishermen, released from Sri Lankan custody by providing them safe passage on April 9, 2016. The...

Officials of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) conducted a raid in Pattah yesterday. The raid was conducted to ensure that sellers do not sell substandard...

A complaint was lodged that the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka against Minister of Lands, John Amaratunge over the destruction of the walking...

High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Maldives marked the 'International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action' yesterday with an event...

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over land deeds to farmers who will soon be relocated in Medirigiriya and Bisopura areas through the Moragahakanda - Kaluganga...

The EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday, March 15. Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera met the EU...

Optitext one of the global leaders in 2D and 3D apparel design software, has granted its leading solution to Sri Lanka Institute of Textile...

General Secretary, Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya, Leslie Devendra was appointed as the Presidential Director General for trade union activities recently. The appointment letter was...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited Hambantota recently as part of an inspection tour. The Premier visited several places including the Mattala Airport and the...

President Maithripala Sirisena met the German Chancellor Angela Merkel a short while ago at the Chancellor’s office in Berlin. During a joint press briefing a...

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