US envoy to Lanka notes importance of religious freedom

US envoy to Lanka notes importance of religious freedom

🕔16:24, 31.Oct 2015

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap noted the importance of religious freedom following a visit to a Hindu temple in Colombo. Keshap visited the Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Temple in Colombo at the invitation of Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and

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Russian plane crashes with 224 people on board

Russian plane crashes with 224 people on board

🕔16:20, 31.Oct 2015

A Russian passenger airliner crashed Saturday in the Sinai, Egypt’s Prime Minister Sharif Ismail said in a statement. Russian state media reported that the plane was carrying 224 people. The Prime Minister is meeting with ministers and security officials regarding

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Another key suspect arrested over Wasantha murder

Another key suspect arrested over Wasantha murder

🕔16:12, 31.Oct 2015

The brother of the main suspect wanted over the murder of Wasantha de Zoysa alias ‘Rajarata Iron man’ was arrested today. The police said that Asitha Ranasingham the brother of Iron Ranasingha alias ‘SF Lokka’ was arrested in the Tangalle area. Wasantha Soysa,

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Fonseka not happy with progress so far

Fonseka not happy with progress so far

🕔12:18, 31.Oct 2015

Former Army Commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is disappointed with the progress shown so far by the new Government in meeting its promises to the public. Fonseka said that the public and several politicians backed Maithripala Sirisena to be President during

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ESOFT brings London degrees to Sri Lanka

ESOFT brings London degrees to Sri Lanka

🕔09:33, 31.Oct 2015

Students wishing to pursue their undergraduate studies can now obtain a three year British degree through ESOFT, the university’s Sri Lankan affiliate. An exclusive strategic partner for London Metropolitan University, UK, ESOFT offers undergraduates an opportunity to pursue a world

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Port city project will resume under new agreement

Port city project will resume under new agreement

🕔09:21, 31.Oct 2015

The Government says the port city project at Galle Face will resume under a new agreement following an environmental assessment. State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said that the port city project deal is being renegotiated with China to ensure it meets

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Plantation Tamils may get Indian houses soon

Plantation Tamils may get Indian houses soon

🕔08:55, 31.Oct 2015

The proposed construction of 4,000 houses for Tamils engaged in the plantation sector in Sri Lanka may finally see light at the end of the tunnel, The Hindu newspaper reported. Cleared by the Indian government nearly four years ago, this

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Sri Lankan Buddhist delegation in China

Sri Lankan Buddhist delegation in China

🕔08:49, 31.Oct 2015

A monk from Sri Lanka who was part of a Sri Lankan Buddhist delegation participating in the 4th World Buddhist Forum in China greets a child outside of the venue (Picture courtesy Chinese Embassy)

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West Indies and Lanka aim to earn crucial points

West Indies and Lanka aim to earn crucial points

🕔08:46, 31.Oct 2015

With eight sides confirmed for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the race to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins in Colombo on Sunday when Sri Lanka host the West Indies in a three-match series. Sri Lanka currently sit in

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Sri Lanka and China agree to strengthen ties

Sri Lanka and China agree to strengthen ties

🕔08:32, 31.Oct 2015

Sri Lanka and China have agreed to strengthen communication and cooperation to further enhance the development of bilateral relations. A Sri Lankan young parliamentarian delegation visited Beijing from Oct 27 to 28. The delegation met with Li Jun, Assistant Minister

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Ministerial committee on economic management meets

Ministerial committee on economic management meets

🕔20:35, 30.Oct 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena presided over the meeting of Ministerial Committee on Economic Management at the Presidential Secretariat today. This meeting will be held every month with participation of the President to take decisions on the economic status of the country

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President committed to eliminate poverty

President committed to eliminate poverty

🕔19:50, 30.Oct 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will fulfill the obligation of eliminating poverty from the country under his regime as previous leaders of the country fulfilled their significant responsibilities towards the country and the nation during their respective regimes. He

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Nathan McCullum to retire

Nathan McCullum to retire

🕔19:25, 30.Oct 2015

Nathan McCullum, the New Zealand allrounder, has announced that he would retire from international cricket at the end of the New Zealand season. The 35-year-old considered the end of this season as the right time to retire, saying he needs

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Government assures Muslims solutions to concerns

Government assures Muslims solutions to concerns

🕔15:28, 30.Oct 2015

The Government today assured Muslims who suffered during the war, solutions to their concerns. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that Muslims will be an integral part of the truth, justice, reparations and non-recurrence process. He said that Muslims’ grievances and concerns

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Ranil wants report on student, police clash

Ranil wants report on student, police clash

🕔09:44, 30.Oct 2015

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a report into the clash between the police and students at Ward Place yesterday. The Prime Minister has told Law and Order Minister Tilak Marapana to order an investigation into the incident through

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Indian fishermen want committee on Sri Lanka

Indian fishermen want committee on Sri Lanka

🕔09:08, 30.Oct 2015

The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) in India has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, to form a high-level committee comprising fishermen representatives, officials of the External Affairs Ministry, Navy and Coast Guard

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Alanki Sri Lanka’s pick for Miss Pancontinental

Alanki Sri Lanka’s pick for Miss Pancontinental

🕔08:55, 30.Oct 2015

Kishani Alanki Perera has been officially selected to represent Sri Lanka at the inaugural international beauty pageant Miss Pancontinental to be held from 19th November 2015 to 30th November 2015 in the exotic Philippines. Kishani is a well known actress

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Lankan woman elected mayor in Australian city

Lankan woman elected mayor in Australian city

🕔08:39, 30.Oct 2015

A Sri Lankan born woman whose family fled riots for a better life has been elected the first Greens mayor in Moreland, an Australian city. South Ward councillor Samantha Ratnam won the mayoral vote 6-5 over Labor candidate Cr Lita

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New SL coach likely after board elections

New SL coach likely after board elections

🕔21:19, 29.Oct 2015

Sri Lanka are almost certain to be without a permanent head coach until a new board is elected – most likely in January – Sri Lanka Cricket officials have said. SLC had advertised for the head coach position, but had

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Mini battle near UGC

Mini battle near UGC

🕔21:15, 29.Oct 2015

Police and students clash near the University Grants Commission (UGC) at Ward Place

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