North Fisheries Minister pleads for ‘give and take’ to end fishing row

North Fisheries Minister pleads for ‘give and take’ to end fishing row

🕔20:42, 29.Feb 2016

The Minister of Fisheries in the Northern Province believes that the row over fishing in the sea between India and Sri Lanka can end only when the fishermen of the two countries sit across a table and discuss the issue “with

Read Full Article
Three killed in accident involving a truck and three-wheeler

Three killed in accident involving a truck and three-wheeler

🕔18:54, 29.Feb 2016

Three people were killed in an accident involving a truck and a three-wheeler in Welmilla, along the Bandaragama – Kesbewa road. The police said that the victims were all children. (Colombo Gazette)

Read Full Article
Forming of new political party by MR group will go ahead

Forming of new political party by MR group will go ahead

🕔18:27, 29.Feb 2016

The forming of a new political party by Sri Lanka Freedom Party members supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will go ahead despite pressure against the move from the party, a joint opposition member said. Sri Lanka Freedom Party member Dilum

Read Full Article
Jacqueline Fernandez opens The Body Shop in Sri Lanka

Jacqueline Fernandez opens The Body Shop in Sri Lanka

🕔18:10, 29.Feb 2016

Former Miss Sri Lanka, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez opened The Body Shop in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Read Full Article
Army contingent leaves to join UN Interim Force in Lebanon

Army contingent leaves to join UN Interim Force in Lebanon

🕔17:42, 29.Feb 2016

The 10th Sri Lanka Army contingent for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNFIL) left the country today. The Sri Lanka Force Protection Unit (SLFPU) is comprised of 150 army personnel including 10 officers and 140 other ranks. The

Read Full Article
Wignewswaran expects India to intervene in Sri Lanka

Wignewswaran expects India to intervene in Sri Lanka

🕔17:29, 29.Feb 2016

India might ‘intervene’ again in Sri Lanka to help the Tamil minority and provide a federal solution to the ethnic reconciliation problem, a media report quoted the country’s Northern Province Chief Minister as saying. The BBC’s Sinhala service reported that

Read Full Article
US notes people of the North have shown resiliency

US notes people of the North have shown resiliency

🕔16:10, 29.Feb 2016

The United States says people of the North have faced extreme adversity, yet have shown tremendous resiliency. Senior representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America provided new school facilities and educational opportunities across the Northern Province which

Read Full Article
Hike on import tax for potatoes and big onions from midnight

Hike on import tax for potatoes and big onions from midnight

🕔15:54, 29.Feb 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to fix a maximum price of Rs. 2500 for a pack of 50kg fertilizer in any brand which is given to the farmers. He also instructed the Finance Ministry to increase the import tax for

Read Full Article
Zeid makes no mention of Sri Lanka visit as HRC 31 begins

Zeid makes no mention of Sri Lanka visit as HRC 31 begins

🕔15:53, 29.Feb 2016

The 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council began in Geneva today but the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein did not mention his recent visit to Sri Lanka in his statement. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who

Read Full Article
Injury worries increase as India gear up for Sri Lanka test

Injury worries increase as India gear up for Sri Lanka test

🕔15:29, 29.Feb 2016

Injuries to key players such as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma is giving them the jitters but India would still be firm favourites when they take on a depleted and struggling Sri Lanka in their penultimate league encounter

Read Full Article
Spotlight wins best picture at the Oscars

Spotlight wins best picture at the Oscars

🕔15:27, 29.Feb 2016

Catholic Church abuse movie “Spotlight” was named best picture, the top award at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, after a night peppered with pointed punchlines from host Chris Rock about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has dominated the industry. In a ceremony where

Read Full Article
SLFP appoints new party organizers for several districts

SLFP appoints new party organizers for several districts

🕔11:52, 29.Feb 2016

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today appointed new party organizers for several districts. President Maithripala Sirisena, as the chairman of the party, made the appointments at his official residence today.

Read Full Article
Yoshitha suspended from Navy to assist FCID probe

Yoshitha suspended from Navy to assist FCID probe

🕔11:28, 29.Feb 2016

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been suspended from the Navy to assist the investigations being conducted by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID). The Navy said that Yoshitha Rajapaksa has been suspended with effect

Read Full Article
IFRC Secretary General to meet families in the North

IFRC Secretary General to meet families in the North

🕔08:19, 29.Feb 2016

Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy will arrive in Sri Lanka on 1 March for a three day official visit during which he will visit the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s

Read Full Article
Rajiv Gandhi ruled out asking Lanka to go Federal

Rajiv Gandhi ruled out asking Lanka to go Federal

🕔08:14, 29.Feb 2016

As India’s Prime Minister between 1984 and 1989, Rajiv Gandhi neither asked Sri Lanka to adopt a federal constitution nor did he get involved in the drafting and implementation of the 13th Constitutional Amendment (13A), says A Varatharajaperumal, former Chief

Read Full Article
Bombings kill dozens at Baghdad market

Bombings kill dozens at Baghdad market

🕔08:04, 29.Feb 2016

Dozens of people were killed Sunday in two bombings at a crowded market in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad, the police said. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks. A parked motorcycle exploded at 3:30 p.m. at the Mredy

Read Full Article
Methane explosions in Russian mine kills 36

Methane explosions in Russian mine kills 36

🕔07:58, 29.Feb 2016

Three explosions of methane gas at a faulty coal mine in an Arctic Russian town have killed 36 people, including five rescuers, officials and families said Sunday. Two blasts tore through the Severnaya mine in the Komi region late Thursday,

Read Full Article
Mugabe celebrates as country starves

Mugabe celebrates as country starves

🕔07:54, 29.Feb 2016

Calling Robert Mugabe “dear father,” ”his royal highness,” and “the Moses of Africa” members of Zimbabwe’s ruling party reasserted their loyalty to the longtime leader at the celebration of his recent 92nd birthday. By bus, truck and on foot, thousands

Read Full Article
President assures equal development of all districts

President assures equal development of all districts

🕔23:14, 28.Feb 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena today assured that all districts will receive equal development, He said that people in some areas could not enjoy the benefits of development due to some policies followed by the previous Government. “The current Government gives attention take the

Read Full Article
Bangladesh score upset win over Sri Lanka

Bangladesh score upset win over Sri Lanka

🕔23:06, 28.Feb 2016

Bangladesh registered a 23-run upset victory over defending champions Sri Lanka in a round robin league encounter to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the final of Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament here today. Batting first, Sabbir Rahaman’s 54-ball-80

Read Full Article
Facebook Page Loading...