Manusath Derana offers assistance to Meeriyabedda victims

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TV Derana in its CSR initiative Manusath Derana will visit Meeriyabedda tomorrow (31) in order to support the people effected from the Koslanda landslide that occurred yesterday affecting over thousands of people. MORE... Read the Full Article

US offers Lanka help to landslide victims

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United States today offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by the landslide in Koslanda in Badulla District. MORE... Read the Full Article

Landslide hit Miriybedda in 2008 too, people reluctant to leave?

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A study carried out by the SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC) indicates that a massive landslide hit Miriybedda in Koslanda, on 29, December 2008, but the residents of the area reluctant to leave their old habitats and settle in safer locations. MORE... Read the Full Article

24-hr water cut in Colombo

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The water supply will be suspended for several areas in Colombo for 24-hours from Friday night (31) 9 p.m. to Saturday night 9 p.m. the National Water Supple and Drainage Board said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Eight persons sentenced to death for drug smuggling

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The Colombo High Court today sentenced to death eight persons including five Indian Nationals for smuggling drugs in guise of fishing. Read the Full Article

1200 persons evacuated from landslide prone areas

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With the prevailing extreme weather condition is expected to continue with in next 48-hours, some 1200 persons from 337 families have been evacuated from landslide prone areas in Nuwara Eliya District. MORE... Read the Full Article

818 persons displaced in Meeriyabedda, rescue operations underway

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Rescue operations halted last evening due to the prevailing bad weather condition in Meeriyabedda was re-commenced this morning with the aid of heavy military machinery, army, police and residents of the area. MORE... Read the Full Article

President arrives in Koslanda

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Koslanda, Haldemulla a short while ago to inspect the landslide-affected areas. Read the Full Article

India offers help to Sri Lanka to help landslide victims

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India today offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by the landslide in Uva province of that country. Indian High Commissioner Y K Sinha spoke to Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G L Peiris and offered the assistance to deal with the landslide disaster which took place this morning. MORE... Read the Full Article

Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes over eastern Virginia

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An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded in midair early Tuesday evening, producing huge flames and loud booms along the eastern Virginia coast but no injuries or deaths. Read the Full Article

Kandy-Mahiyangana road open for traffic

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Kandy-Mahiyangana A-26 road has been opened for vehicle movement, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. Read the Full Article

Four schools in Haldummulla closed until next Monday

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Some four schools in Haldummulla Educational Division will be temporary closed until next Monday (3), following the prevailing extreme weather condition in the area. MORE... Read the Full Article

SL ranks 99 in World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ report

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Sri Lanka ranked 99 among the 189 countries surveyed for the latest World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report as Singapore topped the list, while India ranked 142 place. MORE... Read the Full Article

Australia pushes on with asylum seeker deterrence

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As Australia moves ahead with a plan to resettle some 1,000 refugees in Cambodia, its government is trying tochange a range of laws so as to give it a freer hand to dismiss future asylum claims. MORE... Read the Full Article

Fishing boats will be recovered- Pon Radhakrishnan

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Union minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises Pon Radhakrishnan has assured steps to secure the release of Indian fishing vessels impounded by the Sri Lankan authorities, Deccan Chronicle reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

China has no military presence in SL

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Sri Lankan Navy Chief Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera has assured India that China has no military presence in the island nation, saying that New Delhi should not worry about such a scenario. MORE... Read the Full Article

PICTURES- Hundreds feared dead in Haldummulla landslide

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Hundreds feared dead in Haldummulla area in Badulla after a row of line houses have been damaged and destroyed due to a landslide, early hours of this morning. MORE... Read the Full Article

Shirkers and skivers

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa boasted, in his budget speech, the other day, that his government had in.. Read the Full Article

Casino entry levy would require services of a govt. gate keeper

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To implement the budget proposal to charge US$ 100 per person as entrance fee to casino clubs would.. Read the Full Article

Govt. to help poor Muslims go on Haj pilgrimage

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The Government will make arrangements to send Muslims who do not have the financial means to visit M.. Read the Full Article

SL aims natural polymer hub status

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The Global Rubber Conference 2014 declared officially open with top officials cutting the ribbon. Fr.. Read the Full Article

Joy ride on police motorbike costs Rs.3000 each

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Three men who pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing a new 600cc engine capacity motorcycle valued.. Read the Full Article

Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lanka jail call off fast after assured release in a week

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The Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy and detained have called off their hunger st.. Read the Full Article

Vaiko says reasons for extending ban on LTTE not valid

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MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Mondaypresetnig his case arguments to get the ban on LTTE lifted in .. Read the Full Article

Foundation Stone laying ceremony at Kaduwela Public Fair

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Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa laid the Foundation Stone for construction of Kaduwela public Fair today (28th October). Read the Full Article