Cabinet approves increasing fine on owners who dump dogs

Cabinet approves increasing fine on owners who dump dogs

🕔16:43, 22.Mar 2017

Cabinet has approved a proposal to increase the fine on owners of dogs dumped on the street, the Government information department said today. The Government said that the Registration of Dogs Ordinance No 25 of 1901 will be amended to

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Sri Lankan nabbed for alleged sexual assault in Malaysia

Sri Lankan nabbed for alleged sexual assault in Malaysia

🕔16:31, 22.Mar 2017

In the space of 24 hours, a Sri Lankan national allegedly assaulted two women sexually and physically in Bandar Baru Uda in Malaysia. He was later arrested by police on Monday evening, The Star in Malaysia reported. In the first

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Sri Lanka and Indian Army discuss military cooperation

Sri Lanka and Indian Army discuss military cooperation

🕔15:23, 22.Mar 2017

The annual Army-to-Army Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lankan Army and the Indian Army began at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) today. The Army said that the talks will aim to increase bilateral military cooperation and understanding with

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Special police protection for girl’s schools in Colombo

Special police protection for girl’s schools in Colombo

🕔12:16, 22.Mar 2017

Special police protection is to be provided to girl’s schools in Colombo, the police said today. Earlier a student of Mahanama College was arrested for entering Yashoda Balika Vidyalaya during a ‘big match’ parade. The police said that stern action will

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Wimal Weerawansa begins fast in prison over bail

Wimal Weerawansa begins fast in prison over bail

🕔11:56, 22.Mar 2017

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa began a fast in prison today over his bail application being rejected. The bail application submitted by Parliamentarian Weerawansa was rejected by the Colombo High Court yesterday. Weerawansa has been remanded over the alleged misuse of Government

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Key suspect in Kalutara prison bus shooting arrested

Key suspect in Kalutara prison bus shooting arrested

🕔11:46, 22.Mar 2017

A key suspect wanted over the Kalutara prison bus shooting incident has been arrested. The police said the suspect was arrested in Kataragama, The prison bus was shot at in Kalutara last month killing seven people including an underworld member. Underworld member Aruna

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Action sought on Trinco five and Muttur killings

Action sought on Trinco five and Muttur killings

🕔08:17, 22.Mar 2017

Amnesty International says impunity still persists in emblematic cases in Sri Lanka, including on the killing of five students in Trincomalee in January 2006 and 17 Action Contre la Faim humanitarian workers in Muttur in August 2006. In a statement

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President Sirisena leaves on official visit to Russian

President Sirisena leaves on official visit to Russian

🕔07:57, 22.Mar 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena left on an official visit to the Russian Federation today, the first full State visit to Russia by a Sri Lankan leader since 1974, when Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike visited Moscow, the President’s office said. The visit, at

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Jadeja pips Ashwin to No.1 in ICC Test rankings

Jadeja pips Ashwin to No.1 in ICC Test rankings

🕔07:52, 22.Mar 2017

Ravindra Jadeja has overtaken R Ashwin at the top of the ICC Test rankings for bowlers, after taking nine wickets against Australia in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Cheteshwar Pujara was also a major gainer as his 202

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Former IRA negotiator McGuinness has died

Former IRA negotiator McGuinness has died

🕔07:31, 22.Mar 2017

Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms to become a major architect of peace in Northern Ireland, died on Tuesday aged 66, drawing tributes from allies and former enemies alike. The face of Irish Republicanism

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Ulagalla wins ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ award

Ulagalla wins ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ award

🕔07:25, 22.Mar 2017

Ulagalla, a boutique property by renowned hotel chain Uga Escapes, took home the award for ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ at the 2017 Connoisseur Hospitality Awards held in Berlin, Germany. Nestled in the heart of Sri Lanka’s ancient Cultural Triangle, Ulagalla is

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North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move

North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move

🕔07:23, 22.Mar 2017

North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue “acceleration” of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on

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U.S., Britain curb electronics on some flights

U.S., Britain curb electronics on some flights

🕔07:19, 22.Mar 2017

The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. The U.S. Department of Homeland

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Indian fishermen meet Swaraj, want action on Sri Lanka

Indian fishermen meet Swaraj, want action on Sri Lanka

🕔18:16, 21.Mar 2017

India should initiate legal proceedings against Sri Lanka in connection with the alleged killing of an Indian fisherman in that country, a delegation of Tamil Nadu fishermen demanded today during a meeting with External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Outlook India reported.

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Government says CBK given security as an ex President

Government says CBK given security as an ex President

🕔18:05, 21.Mar 2017

The Government says former President Chandrika Kumaratunga (CBK) has been given security and vehicles as she is an ex President. Responding to a question raised in Parliament today, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that both former Presidents (Kumaratunga and Mahinda Rajapaksa)

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Two ‘Aava’ group members arrested in Kotahena

Two ‘Aava’ group members arrested in Kotahena

🕔16:45, 21.Mar 2017

Two ‘Aava’ group members have been arrested in Kotahena, the police media unit said. The police said that a hand grenade, three swords and a hatchet were also seized. (Colombo Gazette)

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Colombo Fashion Week 2017

Colombo Fashion Week 2017

🕔16:18, 21.Mar 2017

The fourteenth edition of the Colombo Fashion Week was held last weekend where Sri Lankan and international designers showcased their collections on the runway and revealed the trends for the season Pictures by Lalith Perera     Click images to enlarge:  

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Nihonbashi celebrates being among Asia’s Top 50

Nihonbashi celebrates being among Asia’s Top 50

🕔15:48, 21.Mar 2017

Nihonbashi, headed by chef Dharshan Munidasa, recently celebrated being among Asia’s Top 50 Restaurants.         Click images to enlarge:  

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Stop harming your child with baby products

Stop harming your child with baby products

🕔15:19, 21.Mar 2017

As parents we try to give our children the best and spend money on the most expensive products for them, however, our ignorance of the ingredients that go into making these products may be doing our children more harm than

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UTE showcases world class engineering solutions

UTE showcases world class engineering solutions

🕔15:16, 21.Mar 2017

Recognised for delivering the highest quality engineering solutions and unmatched service support, United Tractor & Equipment (Pvt) Limited (UTE) proudly celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year. Founded by W. D. Fernandoin 1947 as a family owned company, UTE began serving

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