Asoka Herath to get Renuka Herath’s seat in CPC

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United National Party (UNP) candidate Asoka Priyantha Bandara Herath has been appointed to fill seat left vacant by the death of UNP Central Provincial Council member Renuka Herath. MORE.. Read the Full Article

ASP Lorenz assigned to CID for treasury bond probe

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ASP N.V. Lorenz has been temporarily assigned to Criminal Investigations Department (CID) by the IGP for investigations by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into CBSL bond issue, Police said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Meritorious Sri Lankan students can now study in IITs

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The Indian Government will hold Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 at DS Senanayake College, Colombo on May 21. The exam will held to fill admission seats in Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) for Sri Lankan students, announced the High Commission of India, Colombo. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Navy recovers 630kg of Glyphosate

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Naval personnel attached to North-western Naval Command recovered 630 kilograms of Glyphosate enclosed in 21 sacks and concealed in a scrub at Keeramundam in Kalpitiya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Three Sri Lankan ports that India could develop- Arjuna

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Even as China is firmly entrenched in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, the island nation has three other major ports -- Colombo, Trincomalee and Kankesanthurai -- where India could collaborate for development, a Sri Lankan Minister has said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Army personnel arrested over Keith Noyahr attack granted bail

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The six military intelligence personnel arrested and remanded in connection with the abduction and torture of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008, have been granted bail by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate's Court. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Man sentenced to 15 year in jail for raping minor

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An individual convicted of sexually abusing a minor has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Rajapaksa accuses govt of ‘treachery’ against armed forces

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that though the President and Prime Minister have repeatedly stated that no foreign judges will be brought to try Sri Lanka's armed forces, the pledge given in Geneva last week is exactly the opposite. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Thirteen students injured after school roof collapsed

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Thirteen students have been hospitalized after a classroom ceiling collapsed on them at the Sirimalwatta Maha Vidyala in Gunnepana, within the Wattegama educational district. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Gotabaya in Singapore for senior fellowship at RSIS

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reportedly left the country for Singapore. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Weerawansa concludes hunger strike

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National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa has decided to end his hunger strike, according to MP Jayantha Samaraweera. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Retiring secretaries receive permit rises

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The government had decided to increase the permit quotas for secretaries impending retirement, in government ministries. MORE... Read the Full Article

Showers expected over most provinces

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The Department of Meteorology says that showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces, particularly in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western, Uva and Southern provinces, after 2.00p.m. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

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The government will set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book later by publishing details of its Great Repeal Bill. MORE... Read the Full Article

Five sentenced to death over Panadura murder

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Five individuals convicted over the murder of a person in the Alubomulla area in 2003 were sentenced to death by the Panadura High Court today (29). MORE.. Read the Full Article

Parliamentary seat allocations for Jaffna, Badulla to be revised

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The allocation of parliamentary seats for Badulla district will be reduced from 9 to 8 and increased in Jaffna district from 6 to 7 based on the 2016 electoral register, the Elections Commission said. Read the Full Article

Members of Central Bank’s tender board to be replaced

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The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has decided to replace the members of the tender board which conducts government bond auctions, CBSL Deputy Governor P. Samarasiri said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Man attacked by wild boar, dies

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A 67-year-old man was killed in a wild boar attack in Wathupola area in welamboda on Wednesday, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Security not provided for witnesses in bond case - Devapriya

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It is doubtful as to why security has not yet been provided for the judges and witnesses of the controversial bond sale, Western Province Chief Minister Isuru Devapriya says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Suffer the consequences now, JVP tells Wimal

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'If committed offenses, suffer the consequences,' this is the slogan we have to tell Wimal Weerawansa, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said Wednesday. MORE... Read the Full Article

EU blocks merger of Deutsche Boerse, London Stock Exchange

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EU antitrust regulators blocked the proposed £21bn merger of Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday as expected, saying that the deal would have harmed competition because of the companies' combined market power. MORE.. Read the Full Article

I am not ready to make any war hero a suspect - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he is not prepared to make any war hero a suspect in the charges leveled against the armed forces and the government on the alleged violations of human rights during the war against terrorism. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Suspect gets 20 years RI over Fort railway station bombing

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A suspect was given 20 years of rigorous imprisonment after being found guilty of aiding and abetting the suicide bombing at the Colombo Fort Railway Station in 2008. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Indonesian man’s body found inside python - police

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A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to police, BBC reported. Read the Full Article

Traders predict rice price hike during festival season

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Prices of rice may go up during the upcoming festival season, President of the Marandagahamula Rice Traders Association, D.K. Ranjith, said. MORE... Read the Full Article