Muslims in Sri Lanka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday

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Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramadan festival) on Monday (June 26) as the new moon has not been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Man dies after stabbing in Rakwana; suspect s house torched

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A person has been stabbed and murdered with a sharp object in the Kohombakanda area in Rakwana. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka urged to establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

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Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons. MORE.. Read the Full Article

6-yr-old stabbed to death, 2 others injured in Kotadeniyawa

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A mother and her two children were rushed to hospital in critical condition following a stabbing incident in the Kithulwala area in Kotadeniyawa. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Showers expected to continue till Tuesday

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The Meteorology Department says that due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected during next few days (until June 27) in the south western part of the country and the possibility of continuing rain in the Kegalle, Rathnapura and Kalutara districts is high. MORE.. Read the Full Article

GMOA end strike after talks with President

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says that they have decided to call off the island-wide strike action with immediate effect following discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Graham Ford steps down as Sri Lanka head coach

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Graham Ford has resigned as the Head Coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed today (24). MORE.. Read the Full Article

8 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lankan waters

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Eight Indian fishing poachers and a steel hull bottom trawler have been arrested by Sri Lanka Navy Fast Attack Craft in the Northern territorial waters, Southeast of Point Pedro. MORE.. Read the Full Article

More than 140 feared buried as landslide destroys village in China

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At least 141 people were missing and feared buried after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a mountain village in a southwest China s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Pakistan awards Jinnah Scholarships to 170 Sri Lankan students

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The government of Pakistan has awarded scholarships to 170 bright Sri Lankan students under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Annual fare revision- New bus fares

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The National Transport Commission today issued a special notice with the new revised bus fares, which will come into effect from July 01, 2017. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Dr. Saman Kelegama passes away

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The Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Dr. Saman Kelegama, has passed away at the age of 58. MORE.. Read the Full Article

CMC to stop garbage disposal in Meethotamulla

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The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has informed the Supreme Court that no garbage will be disposed at the Meethotamulla garbage site henceforth. MORE... Read the Full Article

de Livera appointed as Acting AG

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Additional Solicitor General President s Counsel Dappula de Livera has been appointed as the Acting Attorney-General. MORE... Read the Full Article

Demonstrators urge for immediate conduction of Local Govt election

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Local Government representatives and several others of the Joint Opposition (JO) launched a demonstration to urge the Ministry to hold Local Government elections without further delay. MORE... Read the Full Article

GMOA and Government convene for a discussion

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Representatives of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) and representatives from the Government have convened for a discussion. MORE... Read the Full Article

SP Ruwan Gunasekara appointed Police Spokesman

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Attorney-at-law SP Ruwan Gunasekara has been appointed as the new Police Media Spokesperson. MORE. Read the Full Article

Irrigation Engineer s Association goes on strike

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The token strike is being held in protest against appointing an official who is not aware of the Irrigation Industry for the post of the Secretary of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management. MORE... Read the Full Article

I m here today against all the odds – UN Youth Envoy

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Incoming UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake stated that the voices of young people were of utmost importance in an era where the world is quickly moving to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. MORE... Read the Full Article

IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara arrested

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The Convener of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), Lahiru Weerasekara, has been arrested by police, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

100mm rains to be expected - Weather Dep.

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The Department of Meteorology stated that due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather should be expected during next few days (until 27th June 2017) in the south western part of the country while the possibility of continuing rain in the Kegalle and Kalutara districts is high. MORE... Read the Full Article

Foreign Minister meets Turkish Ambassador

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The Ambassador of Turkey in Sri Lanka, Tunca Ozcuhadar states that the floor has been opened to improve trade relations between Sri Lanka and Turkey, the Government Information Center announced. MORE... Read the Full Article

Flood risks will be mitigated considerably by 2020 - Patali

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Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka announced that three underground tunnels would be constructed to control floods in Colombo, of which one had already been successfully constructed. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ceylon Teachers Union condemns use of force against university students of anti-SAITM protest

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The Ceylon Teachers Union vehemently condemned the use of force against university students who participated in the anti-SAITM protest near the Health Ministry last Wednesday (21). MORE... Read the Full Article

17 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lankan waters

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17 Indian fishing poachers and 2 steel hull bottom trawlers were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) patrol craft. MORE... Read the Full Article