‘Sirimuthu Uyana’ Housing Scheme Acquires Another 546

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The newly constructed 'Sirimuthu Uyana' mega housing scheme in Edirisinghe Watte, Colombo which consist of 546 housing units was ceremonially declared open by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday evening (21th Nov) at a function held at the housing scheme premises. Read the Full Article

Able Seaman wins IFBB Bronze Medal

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Able Seaman SP Siriwardane of Sri Lanka Navy who is a sportsman and a body builder won the Bronze medal at the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) contesting in the 65kg weight class at the 68th IFBB Men's World Amateur Body Building Championship 2014 which held in Brazil recently. Read the Full Article

Cop arrested for assaulting constable wife

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A police constable (PC) has been arrested on charges of assaulting and injuring his wife, who is a woman police constable (WPC), in the Akurangoda area in Mahawela. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Actor Vijay thanks Modi for Indian fishermen release

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Following the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy three years ago, popular South Indian actor Vijay has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for freeing them from Sri Lanka. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Thundershowers expected in several provinces as reservoirs reach spill level

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The Department of Meteorology says that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern, Uva, Southern and Central provinces while heavy showers (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SAARC faces challenges from extremist and terrorist activities- Lankan envoy

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Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal WM Senevirathna says that SAARC faces challenges in various areas, including development, connectivity, extremist and terrorist activities. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Four police OICs transferred

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Four police officers-in-charge (OICs) have been transferred with effect from November 20 and 21, despite the announcing of a Presidential Election which is scheduled to be held on January 8, 2015. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Man arrested over a series of robberies in Nittambuwa

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with several robberies carried out in the Nittambuwa area. He was arrested following an operation, according to information received by the Nittambuwa Police crimes unit. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Maithripala promises to scrap presidency within 100 days

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Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena yesterday declared that he would be .. Read the Full Article

Maithripala promises to scrap presidency within 100 days * Ranil to be PM * Many govt. MPs, ministers will join me Nominations on Dec 8 election on Jan. 8, 2015

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Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena yesterday declared that he would be .. Read the Full Article

Battle of the Blues

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The announcement of Maithripala Sirisena as the common Opposition candidate yesterday came as no sur.. Read the Full Article

Presidential poll on January 8

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The Presidential election will be held on January 8, 2015 (Thursday), Election Department sources st.. Read the Full Article

Maithripala Sirisena is Common Opposition candidate for presidency in Sri Lanka

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The General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Minister Maithripala Sirisena today announce.. Read the Full Article

Fitch Rates debentures of Sri Lanka`s Abans at `BBB+(lka) (EXP)`

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Fitch Ratings has assigned Abans Plc`s proposed issue of senior unsecured redeemable debentures of u.. Read the Full Article

BJP leader seeks ban on Sri Lanka terrorist leader`s birth anniversary celebrations in Tamil Nadu

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India`s Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy has asked the Indian government t.. Read the Full Article

Cross over celebration ends in shooting

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A former United National Party (UNP) Pradeshiya Sabha member was injured in a shooting incident at M.. Read the Full Article

Two injured in clashes after SLFP defection

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A former UNP Pradeshiya Sabha member has been wounded and hospitalised following a shooting incident in the Maggona area in Beruwala last night while a group of UNP supporters were celebrating the defection of several SLFP Parliamentarians and Ministers. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Anura Yapa appointed SLFP General Secretary

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Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has been appointed General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. Read the Full Article

Ranil now has two Maithris says MR

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa says opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe now has a Maithri at home an.. Read the Full Article

Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran’s birth anniversary celebration

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. MORE.. Read the Full Article

‘A Beautiful Country- Bright Future’, newsletter launched

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Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony of the newsletter 'A Beautiful Country - Bright Future', published by the Lake House at the Lake House auditorium yesterday (20th Nov). Read the Full Article

First phase of the partially complete house scheme for war heroes commence today

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Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony of the newsletter 'A Beautiful Country - Bright Future', published by the Lake House at the Lake House auditorium yesterday (20th Nov). Read the Full Article

Depositing of gold plates inscribed with Tripitaka

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Arrangements have been made to deposit 16,293 gold plates inscribed with the 'Tripitaka' and 'Piruwana Poth Wahanse' inscribed on argent plates in the hemispherical dome of the Sandahiru Stupa in parallel with the depositing of Omniscient Sacred Relics. Read the Full Article

2015 Presidential Election on January 8

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The Department of Elections today announced that the Presidential Election in Sri Lanka will be held on January 08th, 2015 while nominations are to be called on December 08th, 2014. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SLFP defectors stripped of posts and party membership

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Sri Lanka's ruling party today said all Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs who defected from the government with the Common Opposition Candidate Maithripala Sirisena have been stripped of their ministerial portfolios and party membership with immediate effect. MORE.. Read the Full Article