Five dead in Canada mosque shooting

Five dead in Canada mosque shooting

🕔08:38, 30.Jan 2017

Five people were killed after gunmen opened fire in a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers, the mosque’s president told reporters on Sunday. Earlier, a witness told Reuters that up to three gunmen fired on about 40 people inside the

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Three dead and over 25 injured in twin accidents

Three dead and over 25 injured in twin accidents

🕔08:29, 30.Jan 2017

Three people were killed and over 25 others sustained injuries following twin accidents today. In one accident a bus collided with a van in Ampara this morning killing three people and injuring 10 others. In the other accident a bus

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Attempt to smuggle foreign currency out of Sri Lanka busted

Attempt to smuggle foreign currency out of Sri Lanka busted

🕔08:09, 30.Jan 2017

Customs officers busted an attempt to smuggle a large amount of foreign currency out of Sri Lanka via the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The suspects had attempted to smuggle foreign currency worth Rs. 112 million to Dubai when he was

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RN Constructions celebrates 20th anniversary

RN Constructions celebrates 20th anniversary

🕔08:02, 30.Jan 2017

RN Constructions (Pvt) Ltd, one of the leading construction companies in Sri Lanka, marked its 20th anniversary at a special event that felicitated its employees and selected clients and consultants. RN Group of Companies provides technologically-advanced, high-quality construction solutions through

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Singer launches Moulinex MasterChef Gourmet Plus

Singer launches Moulinex MasterChef Gourmet Plus

🕔07:55, 30.Jan 2017

Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the leading retailer of household and electrical appliances in the country, launched the ‘MasterChef Gourmet Plus Kitchen Machine, latest state of the art version to complement the kitchen machine range under renowned French brand Moulinex. The

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Emirates changes pilot, crew rosters on US flights

Emirates changes pilot, crew rosters on US flights

🕔07:44, 30.Jan 2017

Emirates airline has changed pilot and flight attendant rosters on flights to the United States following the sudden U.S. travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, highlighting the challenges facing airlines to deal with the new rules. The world’s largest long-haul

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Trump says U.S. will resume issuing visas over next 90 days

Trump says U.S. will resume issuing visas over next 90 days

🕔07:43, 30.Jan 2017

President Donald Trump, trying to quell a backlash over his “extreme vetting” order, said the United States would resume issuing visas to all countries once secure policies are put in place over the next 90 days. Under an order he

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Syrian army seizes Damascus water source

Syrian army seizes Damascus water source

🕔07:39, 30.Jan 2017

Syrian government forces took back control of an area near Damascus that provides most of the capital’s water supplies after reaching a deal for rebel fighters to withdraw, pro-government media and a monitoring group said. The Syrian army and its

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Ranil says MR should have retired after two terms

Ranil says MR should have retired after two terms

🕔18:07, 29.Jan 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should have retired after two terms in office. He recalled that former Presidents J.R. Jayawardena and Chandrika Kumaratunga had retired after serving two terms in office yet Rajapaksa wanted to be

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CAMMS ties up with John Keells Holdings

CAMMS ties up with John Keells Holdings

🕔18:03, 29.Jan 2017

Global software company CAMMS, has just signed Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate as a new client. John Keells Holdings (JKH), which has interests in a variety of industries including transportation, real estate, retail, and banking, has purchased CAMMS’ risk, audit

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SLC to probe Panadura vs Kalutara match

SLC to probe Panadura vs Kalutara match

🕔17:58, 29.Jan 2017

The Tournament Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is convening an emergency meeting this evening, as part of an impartial inquiry into complaints from the match officials that there may have been foul play during the Panadura SC vs. Kalutara

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Cooperation to mitigate weather extremes

Cooperation to mitigate weather extremes

🕔17:53, 29.Jan 2017

by Dr.Shamshad Akhtar This month’s floods in Thailand are a worrisome reminder of the increasing uncertainty of extreme weather events. Thailand’s flood season usually ends in November, but this year,influenced by a low depression and a strong northeast monsoon, widespread

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Two Lankans detained with US dollars at Mumbai airport

Two Lankans detained with US dollars at Mumbai airport

🕔17:43, 29.Jan 2017

Two Sri Lankans were detained by the customs department at the Mumbai airport while they were trying to smuggle out US dollars to Colombo, India Today reported. On examination by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers, two Sri Lankan nationals Aathil

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Bogala Graphite mine closed after worker is killed

Bogala Graphite mine closed after worker is killed

🕔17:37, 29.Jan 2017

The Bogala Graphite mine has been temporarily closed after a worker was killed when part of the mine collapsed. Officials said that the mine has been closed to conduct investigations into the incident. (Colombo Gazette)  

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MSD officers arrested over sexually abusing Russian

MSD officers arrested over sexually abusing Russian

🕔09:56, 29.Jan 2017

Two Police constables attached to the Miniterial Security Division (MSD) have been arrested over allegedly sexually abusing a Russian woman in Mount Lavinia. The Police said the alleged sexual abuse had been committed last evening when she was taking a sea

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Rajitha says probe on MIG deal will expose Gotabaya

Rajitha says probe on MIG deal will expose Gotabaya

🕔08:03, 29.Jan 2017

Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne says the investigations into the controversial MIG aircraft deal will expose former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He said that Gotabaya Rajapaksa is always portrayed as being patriotic but the MIG deal investigations, once completed, will prove otherwise. Senaratne

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Trump says new order not a Muslim ban

Trump says new order not a Muslim ban

🕔07:58, 29.Jan 2017

President Donald Trump said on Saturday his executive order curbing immigration into the United States was not a ban on Muslims and was working out well. “It’s not a Muslim ban,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office at the

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Canada’s Trudeau welcomes refugees

Canada’s Trudeau welcomes refugees

🕔07:54, 29.Jan 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed those fleeing war and persecution on Saturday even as Canadian airlines said they would turn back U.S.-bound passengers to comply with an immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. In pointed tweets a day

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Push to make enforced disappearances a crime

Push to make enforced disappearances a crime

🕔07:46, 29.Jan 2017

Last week saw the fight for justice for those missing continuing with the families of those missing gathering in Colombo and making a push to make enforced disappearances a crime. The family members of those missing gathered at the Foundation

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In tune with Dananjani

In tune with Dananjani

🕔07:45, 29.Jan 2017

Dananjani Bandara poses with a violin in these photographs taken by Ranuka Wijewardhana.  

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