Woman dies after being found with hands tied

Woman dies after being found with hands tied

🕔15:03, 13.Mar 2017

A woman found in Welimilla with her hands tied behind her back, died after being admitted to hospital. The 56 year old woman was found unconscious at an abandoned house in Welimilla and died on admission to hospital. Investigations are underway.

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Singer is No 1 Brand for 11th year

Singer is No 1 Brand for 11th year

🕔14:57, 13.Mar 2017

Singer Sri Lanka, the country’s leading consumer durable retailer, celebrated its 11th consecutive win as Sri Lanka’s popular brand at the latest edition of the SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Awards held at the Waters Edge recently. In a repeat of last year’s

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Former Health Minister Renuka Herath passed away

Former Health Minister Renuka Herath passed away

🕔14:54, 13.Mar 2017

Former Health Minister Renuka Herath passed away today at the age of 72. Herath passed away at the Kandy General hospital. Herath was the Health Minister under former President Ranasinghe Premadasa. She also served as the opposition leader of the

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Mahmudullah removed for second Sri Lanka Test

Mahmudullah removed for second Sri Lanka Test

🕔14:45, 13.Mar 2017

Bangladesh have dropped batsman Mahmudullah Riyad from their squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, a senior cricket official said on Monday. “Mahmudullah is coming back home before the second Test as he is struggling with form,”

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MDP wants clarity from Saudi on Maldives project

MDP wants clarity from Saudi on Maldives project

🕔14:38, 13.Mar 2017

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has called on the Government of Saudi Arabia to disavow any and all involvement in the Faafu project and clarify whether members of the Saudi Royal Family or Saudi businessmen are involved. The Saudi Arabian embassy

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Malaysia says talks on with North Korea for return of nine citizens

Malaysia says talks on with North Korea for return of nine citizens

🕔14:33, 13.Mar 2017

Malaysia said talks were underway on Monday for the release of nine citizens stranded in North Korea by a travel ban, while its defense minister tried to ease anxieties among the public about the risks of angering an unpredictable nuclear-armed

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Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans

Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans

🕔14:18, 13.Mar 2017

Republican U.S. Representative Todd Rokita keeps a clock hanging on the wall of his Capitol Hill office that tracks the U.S. government’s rising debt in real time and reminds him of his top priority: reining in federal spending. “I was

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Fire rages through several houses in Maharagama

Fire rages through several houses in Maharagama

🕔15:17, 12.Mar 2017

A fire engulfed several houses in Maharagama today, the police and fire brigade said. The houses are situated along Daham Mawatha in Maharagama. At least seven houses are said to have been destroyed in the fire. (Colombo Gazette)

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Army hands over 33 houses to war affected families

Army hands over 33 houses to war affected families

🕔15:08, 12.Mar 2017

The Army has handed over 33 newly constructed houses, valued at Rs. 33 million, to displace families of welfare centers in the Jaffna Peninsula. The houses were handed over by Major General Mahesh Senanayaka, Commander Security Force (Jaffna) – SF

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Report to UNSC questions North Korean links with Sri Lanka

Report to UNSC questions North Korean links with Sri Lanka

🕔14:35, 12.Mar 2017

A report submitted to the UN Security Council (UNSC) has questioned links established between Sri Lanka and North Korea, led by Kim Jong-un. The report by a Panel of Experts appointed by the UN has found that a North Korean

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St. Anthony’s feast held without Tamil Nadu fishermen

St. Anthony’s feast held without Tamil Nadu fishermen

🕔13:01, 12.Mar 2017

The annual St Anthony’s Church feast in Katchchativu was held today without the participation of Indian fishermen. Some 5000 Tamil Nadu fishermen had been registered for the festival but they did not attend. The Hindu newspaper had reported last week that

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More details emerge on visit to Sri Lanka by IS recruits

More details emerge on visit to Sri Lanka by IS recruits

🕔12:04, 12.Mar 2017

Alleged Islamic State (IS) recruiter from Kerala, Abdul Rashid Abdulla, accused of `instigating’ 22 youths from Kerala to join the terror outfit, was sternly asked to leave a religious school in Sri Lanka on account of his radical views, according

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Netherlands bars Turkish ministers

Netherlands bars Turkish ministers

🕔11:41, 12.Mar 2017

The Netherlands barred Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam on Saturday in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres, leading President Tayyip Erdogan to brand its fellow NATO member a “Nazi remnant”. The dispute escalated into a major

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Russia, UK prepare ground for British foreign minister’s visit

Russia, UK prepare ground for British foreign minister’s visit

🕔11:33, 12.Mar 2017

Russia and Britain discussed relations between the two countries and preparations for a visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Moscow, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Saturday. Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov met Britain’s Minister for Europe

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Haiti says final farewell to former president Preval

Haiti says final farewell to former president Preval

🕔11:28, 12.Mar 2017

Thousands of Haitians gathered on Saturday to say an emotional final farewell to former President Rene Preval, 74, the country’s first democratically elected leader to peacefully transfer power to his successors. In two hours of religious and civil ceremonies, bishops

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Plunkett aiming to make most of one-day recall

Plunkett aiming to make most of one-day recall

🕔11:19, 12.Mar 2017

Liam Plunkett was England’s leading wicket-taker in the Caribbean but the fast bowler has experienced such a stop-start career since his debut back in 2005 that he knows full well the battle for bowling spots in the Champions Trophy is

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Sri Lanka eager to work with maritime powers

Sri Lanka eager to work with maritime powers

🕔19:37, 11.Mar 2017

Sri Lanka is eager to work with the maritime powers of the Indian Ocean and beyond, to make our oceans secure for unimpeded commerce and peaceful navigation, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the US, Prasad Kariyawasam said. The Ambassador was addressing

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One killed, two injured following expressway accident

One killed, two injured following expressway accident

🕔18:01, 11.Mar 2017

One person was killed and two others sustained injuries following an accident along the Southern Expressway. The police said a car met with an accident near the Godagama interchange killing one person and injuring two others.

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Herath leads Sri Lanka to win over Bangladesh

Herath leads Sri Lanka to win over Bangladesh

🕔17:40, 11.Mar 2017

Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in Galle. Herath, 38, surpassed the record of 362 wickets set by New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori as Bangladesh

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At least 30 killed in Damascus bomb blast

At least 30 killed in Damascus bomb blast

🕔17:12, 11.Mar 2017

At least 30 people were killed by two bombs in the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday targeting Shi’ite pilgrims, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanon-based TV station, reported the bombings had targeted buses transporting pilgrims to

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