90% of women faced sexual harassment in public transport

90% of women faced sexual harassment in public transport

🕔19:55, 27.Feb 2017

Findings of a nationwide study commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) revealed that 90% of women and girls in Sri Lanka have been subjected to sexual harassment on public buses and trains. The findings also revealed that only

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Joint opposition meets CB chief on treasury bond scam

Joint opposition meets CB chief on treasury bond scam

🕔16:36, 27.Feb 2017

The joint opposition had talks today with Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy and discussed the alleged treasury bond scam. Opposition Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena said that Coomaraswamy was told that there was an unacceptable delay in taking action against those accused in

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Insights Advertising ties up with GroupM

Insights Advertising ties up with GroupM

🕔16:08, 27.Feb 2017

Insights Advertising, an integrated marketing and communications agency, has entered into a strategic partnership with GroupM to further its reach and effectivity. Insights Advertising is an agency that’s offering a fresh outlook in advertising which is creative led and reaches

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Ranil wanted to advise MR while returning from Singapore

Ranil wanted to advise MR while returning from Singapore

🕔15:58, 27.Feb 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he wanted to give former President Mahinda Rajapaksa some advise while returning from Singapore recently. Wickremesinghe said that while he was in Singapore recently he heard that Rajapaksa was also there so he hoped to meet

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Constitutional Council to meet tonight on new CJ

Constitutional Council to meet tonight on new CJ

🕔15:36, 27.Feb 2017

The Constitutional Council is to meet tonight to discuss the appointment of a new Chief Justice (CJ). Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will chair the meeting of the Constitutional Council, the Speaker’s office said. The meeting is scheduled to take place at around 9 pm, the

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NestléMilo voted ‘Student Beverage Brand of the Year’

NestléMilo voted ‘Student Beverage Brand of the Year’

🕔15:27, 27.Feb 2017

Popular beverage brand Milo, endorsed by Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Angelo Mathews,was voted once again by Sri Lankan students as the ‘Student Beverage Brand of the Year’ for 2016.  This is the third consecutive year Milo has won the award,

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Srilankan Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

Srilankan Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

🕔15:21, 27.Feb 2017

Srilankan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A320neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), making the airline the latest operator of the type. The delivery from Airbus’ facilities in Hamburg is the first of a fleet that’ll

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UNHRC 34 opens, Zeid’s annual report notes Sri Lanka

UNHRC 34 opens, Zeid’s annual report notes Sri Lanka

🕔14:49, 27.Feb 2017

The 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council opened in Geneva today with UN Secretary General António Guterres and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein calling on the Council to ensure the rights of

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Moonlight wins best picture Oscar after mix-up

Moonlight wins best picture Oscar after mix-up

🕔13:57, 27.Feb 2017

Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after Faye Dunaway initially said La La Land had won. Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner’s envelope, containing a card saying “Emma Stone, La La Land”, resulting in

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Court grants bail to 24 arrested over Hambantota port demo

Court grants bail to 24 arrested over Hambantota port demo

🕔13:26, 27.Feb 2017

The Hambantota Magistrate today granted bail to 24 people arrested over a recent protest near the Hambantota port. Several people were injured during a tense situation in Hambantota when protesters defied a court order and staged a protest near the venue

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Wimal allowed to attend Parliamentary Committee meetings

Wimal allowed to attend Parliamentary Committee meetings

🕔11:48, 27.Feb 2017

The Colombo High Court today ordered prison officials to allow National Freedom Front Leader (NFF) Wimal Weerawansa to attend Parliamentary Committee meetings. Weerawansa is in remand till March 6 in connection to the misuse of Government vehicles. Weerawansa was arrested last

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MPs inspect Port City site and  suction hopper dredger

MPs inspect Port City site and suction hopper dredger

🕔10:58, 27.Feb 2017

A group of Parliamentarians inspected the Port City site and also visited Asia’s largest trailing suction hopper dredger “Jun Yang 1” which is involved in the project. China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) engineers were on hand to explain all the

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Sri Lanka wins in 13th West Asia Baseball

Sri Lanka wins in 13th West Asia Baseball

🕔10:34, 27.Feb 2017

Sri Lanka and Nepal carved out easy wins against their respective opponents on the second day of the 13th West Asia Cup Baseball Championship in Pakistan at the newly-constructed baseball ground in Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday. In the first

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China’s top diplomat to visit U.S

China’s top diplomat to visit U.S

🕔10:20, 27.Feb 2017

China’s top diplomat will visit the United States this week, the most senior Chinese official to do so since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, state news agency Xinhua said. State Councilor Yang Jiechi would visit the United

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Prison bus shot at, 7 including underworld leader killed

Prison bus shot at, 7 including underworld leader killed

🕔10:01, 27.Feb 2017

A prison bus was shot at in Kalutara today killing seven people including an underworld member. The police said that gunmen who arrived in a vehicle opened fire at the bus. Underworld member Aruna Udayashantha, alias Samayan, was killed in

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Businessman killed by gunmen in Kurunegala

Businessman killed by gunmen in Kurunegala

🕔07:54, 27.Feb 2017

A 65 year old businessman was killed by gunmen in Mawathagama, Kurunegala today. The police said the gunmen were on a motorcycle.

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North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia

North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia

🕔07:40, 27.Feb 2017

It is in Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India” neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. Glocom is a front company run by North

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Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton passed away

Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton passed away

🕔22:05, 26.Feb 2017

Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton died due to complications from surgery, PEOPLE confirms. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement. “A

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Sri Lanka denies hunting those who sheltered Snowden

Sri Lanka denies hunting those who sheltered Snowden

🕔21:30, 26.Feb 2017

Sri Lanka police today denied hunting down two of its nationals who provided shelter to US whistle blower and fugitive Edward Snowden during his stay in Hong Kong, the Press Trust of India reported. A release from the police spokesman

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Five policemen arrested over death of suspect in custody

Five policemen arrested over death of suspect in custody

🕔21:15, 26.Feb 2017

Five policemen were arrested today over the death of a suspect in the custody of the Peliyagoda police. Among those arrested was a Sub Inspector (SI), the police media unit said. According to reports the police arrested the 41-year-old suspect

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