The 24th edition of Sri Lanka’s world renowned open-air art fair Kala Pola takes place this Sunday (22 January 2017) along Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo 07. It opens at 8.00 am and will continue until 9.00 pm in a
Legal action will be taken against motorists with tinted front windscreens, the police media unit said today.
The Supreme Court today issued notice on Lanka e-News Editor Sandaruwan Senadheera to appear in court on March 3. He was noticed to appear in court over a defamation case.
Former Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) Chairman Shashi Welgama was further remanded till February 2 today. Welgama was arrested and remanded over alleged financial fraud.
Overseas freight handled at the airport in Tiruchi has been hit due to suspension of one of the daily services of the Sri Lankan Airlines from Tiruchi to Colombo. Daily shipments to Kuwait which were being dispatched through the airlines morning
Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development, said that the decision
Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told Sri Lanka his country backs stability in South Asia, Radio Pakistan reported. Talking to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in Davos, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that Pakistan strongly wants peace and cooperation in
Sri Lanka are eager to regain some pride after a dismal Test series when they start the limited-overs section of their tour with the first of three Twenty20 internationals on Friday. They will face an inexperienced South African team in
EU leaders on Wednesday welcomed clarity from Britain over what it wants from Brexit talks, with Germany’s Angela Merkel promising a united front in what will be “very intensive” negotiations. Responding to Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Tuesday that
Al Qaeda’s North African affiliate said a suicide bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100 others on Wednesday was punishment for groups there cooperating with France. The
President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S.
Switzerland today welcomes the positive steps taken in Sri Lanka after the next Government took office. The President of Switzerland Doris Leuthard noted that the Government has taken steps to strengthen democracy and good governance. President Doris Leuthard expressed these views
Sri Lanka and China have started to construct the Aranayake China-Sri Lanka Friendship village in Central Sri Lanka to provide shelter for the landslide victims, the Chinese Embassy said in a statement Wednesday. China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang,
A special discussion was held at the President’s Official Residence today (18) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, to look into the preparations at Ministerial level to provide essential reliefs to the public during the impending drought situation in
The Government says while it is against homosexuality the authorities will not prosecute anyone for practising it. Cabinet has rejected a proposal to end discrimination based on sexual orientation because it could legitimise homosexuality, which is illegal on the island. Sri Lanka’s 1883
President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed P.H. Manatunga as the new Chairman of the National Police Commission. Manatunga replaces Professor Siri Hettige who had resigned from the post recently. (Colombo Gazette)
The Treasury Secretary has informed secretaries of all line Ministries to take necessary action to implement all development proposals made in the 2017 Budget for each Ministry. The proposals in the budget which have already been passed by Parliament will be
One person was killed following a shooting incident in Homagama today.
Etisalat has been assessed and confirmed by the telecommunications regulator as the best service level delivered call centre in the country among mobile telephony operators for three consecutive quarters. The achievement highlights the high standard and performance of Etisalat’s Call