Several places in Colombo inundated

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Several places in Colombo including Thunmulla, Armour Street and Panchikawatta are inundated due to heavy rainfall pravailing in the city. Read the Full Article

Meeting held to discuss issues of (retired) disable service personnel

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Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi presided over a meeting at the main auditorium today (27th Friday May 2016) to discuss issues related to retired disable security forces personnel and families of fallen War Heroes. Read the Full Article

Canadian HC meets Secretary

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The High Commissioner of Canada in Sri Lanka HE Shelley Whiting met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarchchi at the Ministry today (27th Friday May 2016). Read the Full Article

Japanese investors show tremendous interest in Sri Lanka’s potential

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Japanese investors have shown tremendous interest in Sri Lanka's potential for investment opportunities. This was revealed when the representatives of Japanese mega corporations met President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon (May 27) at Hilton Nagoya Hotel. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Naval and Coastguard personnel of Madagascar and Comoros complete specialized ship boarding training in Sri Lanka

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The Passing Out of a group of Coastguard and Naval personnel of Madagascar and Comoros that underwent a specialized ship boarding training course was held at the Dikovita Fishery Harbour today (27th Friday, May 2016). Read the Full Article

Navy recognizes Naval and Civil personnel involved in disaster relief work

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The nation came together to help the people affected by the floods and the earth slip. Severe weather conditions over the island had caused massive floods in many parts of the country especially in Colombo and its suburbs. Read the Full Article

Conduct of the Eastern Province Chief Minister is unacceptable - State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene

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The conduct of the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Hon. Ahamed Nazeer during a recent event held at the Sampoor Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Trincomalee in making a statement placing the Commanding Officer of SLNS Vidura in an awkward position is not acceptable says the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene in a media release. Read the Full Article

Youth remanded over murder of OIC’s daughter

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The suspect arrested in connection with the murder of the Horowpathana Police OIC's daughter and causing injuries to his wife, has been remanded till June 02 by the Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Consultations lacking on missing persons’ office - HRW

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The Sri Lankan government ratified the Convention against Enforced Disappearance but in the same week created an Office of Missing Persons without promised consultations with families of the disappeared, Human Rights Watch said today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan asylum seeker ordered to return home

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A Sri Lankan asylum seeker who has lived in Western Australia since arriving illegally by boat in 2012 has been ordered to return back to his home country, despite telling authorities he feared he would be persecuted for his religion. MORE.. Read the Full Article

CID ordered to expedite investigation on Shashi Weerawansa

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The Colombo Chief Magistrate today ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to expedite the investigation regarding former minister Wimal Weerawansa's wife Shashi Weerawansa, who has been charged with obtaining a diplomatic passport by providing false documents. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Met Department predicts heavy rainfall in parts of the country

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The Department of meteorology says that showers or thunder showers will occur in the Western, North-Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and Galle, Matara districts. Fairly heavy rainfall (around 75-100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Steer economic growth to sustain well-being of Asia- President calls on G7

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that Japan's formal announcement that G7 will explore what is needed to sustain the well-being of Asia to steer economic growth, highlights the relevance of Sri Lanka being here. It endorses Prime Minister Abe's reasoning for selecting us. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Clinton E-Mail Scandal: Never wanted Sri Lanka LTTE defeated

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The U.S. Department of State`s - highly impartial and non-partisan watchdog - Office of Inspector Ge.. Read the Full Article

Prices of vehicles go up

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(UPDATE) Prices of cars above 1000cc engine capacity and three-wheelers will increase as a result of the Minimum Rate Tax increase which came into effect midnight yesterday, the Vehicle Importers Association said today. MORE... Read the Full Article

Bangladesh to send aid for Sri Lanka flood victims

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Bangladesh will send emergency relief aid to Sri Lanka in the wake of floods and landslides in the country as a follow-up to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's directive. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ex-Senior DIG, Ex-Crimes OIC re-remanded till June 09

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Former Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake and former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera .. Read the Full Article

CM`s tirade: MR urges probe

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Responding to the behaviour of Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed who slandered a Navy of.. Read the Full Article

Unnatural punishment teacher released on bail

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The teacher of Anuladevi Girls School, Galle who had allegedly told three students of grade four to.. Read the Full Article

GMOA gives new ultimatum for TU action

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today they had given a few more days to the .. Read the Full Article

Chief Minister Nazeer not allowed in military camps

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Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed would not be allowed to enter military camps and the t.. Read the Full Article

Several irregularities in the business affairs of BLUE

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A Special Purpose Independent Audit conducted under the instructions of the Securities and Exchange .. Read the Full Article

Seamy side of paradise

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How civilised a country is can be judged by the way it handles its garbage. In colonial days, crocod.. Read the Full Article

Xi offers condolences over Sri Lanka floods, landslides

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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena over the devastating floods and landslides that hit the country last week. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President arrives in Nagoya to attend G 7

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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived this morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, an exotic island south of Nagoya. Read the Full Article