US stance on SL softens

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have told the Cabinet meeting that his discussions with U.. Read the Full Article

Navy seize 45 kilos of gold

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Navy arrested two Sri Lankans with a haul of 45 kilograms of gold in the sea off Madagalthurei in Kankasanthurai this evening while they were attempting to smuggle it to India by boat
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Navy seize gold slabs hidden inside fishing boat

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Two persons with 45 kilograms of gold slabs arrested by the SL Navy on the seas 25 nautical miles west off Mathagal, a source from the Navy said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Country made safe, secure place for its children - President

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Sri Lanka has set an example to other nations by meeting most of its responsibilities towards the country's child population, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. Read the Full Article

Landslide warning extended

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Landslide warning had been extended for the next 24-hours to Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Kandy, Kegalle and Matale, Ratnapura and the Kurunegala Districts as the wet weather condition was expected to continue, the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) said.
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Four killed by lightning strike in Morawaka

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Four persons including two women were killed by a lightning strike in Morawaka, Deniyaya a short while ago, the police said.
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2016 Green Card lottery programme opens

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The US Government’s 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery programme also known as the Green Card Lottery has started accepting online applications from Sri Lankans and Maldivians from today, the US Embassy announced.
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Extreme weather conditions hit up-county, landslide warning for five districts

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As the prevailing bad weather condition is expected to continue with in next 24-hours, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has issued landslide warning for Galle, Matara, Kegalle, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya districts. MORE... Read the Full Article

UNP urges action on Nonis’ assault

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UNP parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said today that a Sri Lankan High Commissioner had been assaulted for the first time in the history of this country and urged that the law should be enforced against those involved in this shameful incident.
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Oct. 6 is a Public and Bank Holiday

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October 6 has been declared a Public and Special Bank Holiday in lieu of the Hajj Festival which falls on October 5, the Government Information Department said..
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6 Oct. declared public holiday for Hajj

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The Ministry of Public Administration says that 6 October has been declared a public and special bank holiday in lieu of Hajj festival filling on 5 October. MORE... Read the Full Article

Pakistan naval ships in SL on a goodwill visit

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Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF will be arriving today at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said.
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Pakistani battleships in SL today on a goodwill visit

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Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF will be arriving today at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit. Commodore Zahid Ilyas, is the Mission Commander of the visiting Pakistan Naval Ships. MORE... Read the Full Article

Panneerselvam requests Modi to release fishermen

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, in his first letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after assuming charge, has sought the release of 20 fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy early this week.
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President orders release of Indian fishermen?

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday ordered the release of 76 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody.The order, which officials at the Indian High Commission in Colombo confirmed.. MORE... Read the Full Article

Jaya’s bail plea hearing adjourned again to Oct. 7

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Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa will continue to stay in jail as the special vacation bench of the Karnataka high court has adjourned her bail plea hearing to 7 October.
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Sri Lanka best place in South Asia to grow old

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Sri Lanka is the best place to grow old among South Asian countries, according to an index of the quality of later life in 96 countries. MORE... Read the Full Article

Helicopter crashes in India, three officers killed

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An army helicopter crashed moments after taking off from an airbase in India this morning, killing the two pilots and an engineer. The incident occurred this morning. Three officers were killed, an army official said. more... Read the Full Article

12 fishermen, two boats detained by India

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Twelve Sri Lankan fishermen on board two fishing boats were taken into custody last morning at Tutucorin in Chennai while on their way back passing through the maritime boundaries of India and Malaysia, Fisheries Ministry Assistant Director Lal De Silva said.
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Woman killed by lightning in Kekirawa

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A woman, mother of three children, was killed after being struck by lightning, in Indigaswewa area in Kekirawa, the police said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Dying for Jaya

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Supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyaram Jayalalithaa are all out to make a political issue o.. Read the Full Article

Hardline Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka strike anti-Islamist pact

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A Myanmar monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims and a hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lan.. Read the Full Article

Shasheendra takes oaths as Uva CM

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Shasheendra Rajapaksa took oaths as the new Chief Minister of the Uva Provincial Council before Pres.. Read the Full Article

US$ 70 million French aid to Sri Lanka for water supply system improvement and energy saving project

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The French Development Agency (AFD) has agreed to provide a US$ 70 million to the Government of Sri .. Read the Full Article

RCGC, Taiheiyo tee off Japanese golf tourism in Sri Lanka

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For the first time in Sri Lanka, a leading Japanese golf club and resorts, Taiheiyo Club, Tokyo has .. Read the Full Article