Nalin creates formula to describe politicians who spread racism

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A mathematical formula can be created to describe three politicians who intend to spread racism, UNP Kurunegala District MP Nalin Bandara says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Gemunu slams govt’s ‘tax mania’

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President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) Gemunu Wijeratne says that a complaint was submitted to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) today against the Ministry of Finance and several other parties over undue taxing. MORE.. Read the Full Article

This year is going to be historic for tourism - Amaratunga

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Sri Lanka must resort to eco-tourism practices wherever possible and the protection of the environment should be at the top of the tourism agenda, says Minister of Tourism Development, Lands and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan Navy cut fishing nets of Tamil Nadu fishermen?

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More than 2,000 fishermen from Rameswaram were forced to return Tuesday without catch after Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly snapped the fishing nets of 30 mechanised boats near Katchatheevu, the PTI reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

US vows development and humanitarian assistance

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The U.S. Government will continue to provide development and humanitarian assistance to improve lives and futures in Sri Lanka, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap has said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Justice Priyasad Dep sworn in as Acting CJ

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Supreme Court Judge, Justice Priyasad Dep, was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena today (27) at the Presidential Secretariat. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Proposed garbage dump in Ekala, Ministry to obtain licence

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A licence will be obtained in order to dispose garbage in a land in Ekala instead of Meetotamulla, Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Unite and live together as Sri Lankans - Kiriella

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Sri Lanka has raised fears of attempts to instigate ethnic clashes once again in the country. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan arrested for brewing alcohol at apartment

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A Sri Lankan has been arrested for brewing alcohol at his apartment in Salmiya, Kuwait. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Mahindananda released on bail

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MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was arrested and remanded on money laundering charges, has been released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court a short while ago, the Ada Derana reporter confirmed. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Body of Lasantha Wickrematunge exhumed

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The body of a Sri Lankan journalist gunned down in the final months of the country's brutal civil war in 2009 is being exhumed on Tuesday as part of a fresh investigation into his death. MORE... Read the Full Article

Two cops dead after motorcycle-lorry crash in Katana

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Two policemen were killed after a motorcycle collided with a lorry near the Police Academy in Katana. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Treasury approval mandatory for PC members attending overseas workshops

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President Maithripala Sirisena has directed that Treasury approval is mandatory to Provincial Councillors attending overseas workshops, the President's Media Division said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Minor tremor in Galle; no damages

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A minor tremor has been reported from the Galle area this morning (27), the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) told Ada Derana. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Man killed by wild elephant in Uhana

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An individual has been trampled to death by a wild elephant in Uhana early hours of this morning (19), the police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Gammanpila hopeful that Vigneswaran will be arrested

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I'm hopeful that Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Vigneswaran would be arrested and remanded, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya leader Udaya Gammanpila says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Finance Ministry further clarifies on amended VAT bill

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Although the retail and wholesale merchants whose daily turnover exceed Rs.138, 000 will be brought under the threshold for the payment of VAT, in accordance with the proposed VAT amendment Bill, the VAT will really be charged only on the revenue accumulated on the sale of VATable goods, the Finance Ministry clarifies. MORE... Read the Full Article

Police seize 82 kg of Kerala Ganja

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The police in a joint operation have seized 82 kg of Kerala Cannabis in the coastal area of Palai in Jaffna. MORE... Read the Full Article

Body of Lasantha who foresaw his murder to be exhumed tomorrow

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The body of a celebrated Sri Lankan journalist gunned down in the final months of the country's brutal civil war in 2009 will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a fresh investigation into his death. MORE... Read the Full Article

Czech President, ForMin to visit Sri Lanka separately in 2017

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Czech President Milos Zeman and Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek (Social Democrats, CSSD) will visit Sri Lanka on two separate occasions next year, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD), the Prague Monitor news agency reports. MORE... Read the Full Article

HC issues notice on Tissa Attanayake

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The Colombo High Court has issued a notice on former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake in case against him for allegedly preparing fraudulent documents, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Uni student killed in motorbike accident

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An undergraduate of the University of Peradeniya has been killed after his motorbike had collided with a lorry, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan PM to visit New Zealand for first time

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has announced that his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe will make an official visit to New Zealand this weekend. MORE... Read the Full Article

FCID questions Wimal Weerawansa

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UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa has arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) a short while ago on Monday morning. MORE... Read the Full Article

Iranian who attempted to smuggle hashish to Sri Lanka arrested

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Nepal Police said an Iranian national was arrested on Saturday in possession of 1.7 kilogram hashish from the Tribhuvan International Airport. MORE... Read the Full Article