Government confident of obtaining GSP plus from EU

Government confident of obtaining GSP plus from EU

🕔18:42, 30.Apr 2017

The Government says it is confident of obtaining the GSP plus trade concession from the European Union (EU). Minister of Public Enterprises Development Kabir Hashim said that GSP plus is a big victory for the country. A motion to deny Sri Lanka the GSP

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Tight security operations in place for May Day

Tight security operations in place for May Day

🕔18:33, 30.Apr 2017

Tight security will be in place for May Day tomorrow and a special traffic plan will be in force in Colombo and Kandy. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Ajith Rohana said that vehicular movement will be restricted along several

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Mother who jumped into Kelani river with son remanded

Mother who jumped into Kelani river with son remanded

🕔18:17, 30.Apr 2017

A mother who jumped into the Kelani river with her son was today ordered to be remanded till May 2 by the Mahara Magistrate. The mother jumped into the river wither her six year old son in an attempt to

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SLC recruits Allan Donald as consultant

SLC recruits Allan Donald as consultant

🕔18:09, 30.Apr 2017

The Sri Lanka cricket board announced the appointment of former top South African bowler Allan Donald as a consultant fast bowling coach for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Donald who is justly considered one of the most prolific pacemen of

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Suspected Rohingya Muslims detained by coast guard

Suspected Rohingya Muslims detained by coast guard

🕔17:43, 30.Apr 2017

The coast guard detained 32 suspected Rohingya Muslims who fled India by boat, Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Chandima Walakuluge said. He said the boat was detained in the Northern seas and was brought ashore to Kankesanthurai (KKS). Walakuluge told the Colombo Gazette that

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Intelligence agencies on alert ahead of Modi’s visit

Intelligence agencies on alert ahead of Modi’s visit

🕔11:07, 30.Apr 2017

Intelligence agencies have been placed on alert ahead of the visit to Sri Lanka next month by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported today. Sources said that Indian security agencies and Sri Lanka were closely coordinating

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Some Ministers threaten to quit if stripped of posts

Some Ministers threaten to quit if stripped of posts

🕔10:59, 30.Apr 2017

A heated exchange of words ensued at the cabinet meeting last week when the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle was discussed. The Sunday Leader reported that some top Government Ministers warned that they will join the opposition if they are

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Pakistan eye historic series win

Pakistan eye historic series win

🕔10:55, 30.Apr 2017

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is expecting his team not fall prey to over-confidence as they seek an historic series-clinching win in the second Test against the West Indies beginning on Sunday at Kensington Oval. Buoyed by a seven-wicket triumph in Jamaica,

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Almond Milk & Honey body care range launched

Almond Milk & Honey body care range launched

🕔10:49, 30.Apr 2017

A soothingly timeless pairing of milk and honey gets an upgrade in the brand new body care range from The Body Shop. Treat sensitive skin with the care it deserves, with the inspired combination of almond oil, milk and honey

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Trump celebrates first 100 days as President

Trump celebrates first 100 days as President

🕔10:42, 30.Apr 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics. Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd

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Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

🕔10:39, 30.Apr 2017

Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian

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EU sets Britain tough divorce terms

EU sets Britain tough divorce terms

🕔10:31, 30.Apr 2017

European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have “no illusions” about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets. At a Brussels summit marked by unusual harmony among

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Young boy from Sri Lankan refugee camp in Tiruchi drowns

Young boy from Sri Lankan refugee camp in Tiruchi drowns

🕔10:18, 29.Apr 2017

Young boy from Sri Lankan refugee camp in Tiruchi has died from drowning, The Hindu newspaper reported. U. Rohit (12), who resided in the Kottapattu Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camp, drowned in a pond at Khajamalai in Tiruchi. The boy,

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Police seek witnesses to Denmark crash involving Sri Lankan

Police seek witnesses to Denmark crash involving Sri Lankan

🕔09:56, 29.Apr 2017

The family of a Sri Lankan man hospitalised after a serious car crash west of Denmark on Monday are set to make the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support, Perth Now . Kasun Niroshan Ferdinand was airlifted in

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Mathews applauds ‘unbelievable’ Younis

Mathews applauds ‘unbelievable’ Younis

🕔09:49, 29.Apr 2017

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has congratulated Pakistan batsman Younis Khan for becoming the first batsman from his country to score 10,000 Test runs. Younis, who will retire after the ongoing series in West Indies, scaled the milestone during the

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Powerful earthquake rocks the Philippines

Powerful earthquake rocks the Philippines

🕔09:34, 29.Apr 2017

An earthquake in the Philippines will cause “hazardous waves”, the Pacific Tsunami Centre has warned. The 7.2-magnitude quake struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines at 8.23pm (GMT) on Friday. The quake was measured at

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Pope denounces barbarity during Egypt visit

Pope denounces barbarity during Egypt visit

🕔09:31, 29.Apr 2017

Pope Francis, starting a two-day visit to Egypt, urged Muslim leaders on Friday to unite in renouncing religious extremism at a time when Islamist militants are targeting ancient Christian communities across the Middle East. Francis’s trip, aimed at improving Christian-Muslim

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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

🕔09:24, 29.Apr 2017

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, the South Korean and U.S. militaries said, defying warnings from the United States and the reclusive state’s main ally, China, which have tried for years to rein in its arms programs. The

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Army briefs UN on reconciliation and release of land

Army briefs UN on reconciliation and release of land

🕔18:36, 28.Apr 2017

The Army has briefed the UN on its role in the reconciliation process and moves to release more land in the North. The Army media unit said that two Colombo-based UN delegates met Major General Mahesh Senanayake, Chief of Staff

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Government notes significance of vote on GSP plus

Government notes significance of vote on GSP plus

🕔18:21, 28.Apr 2017

The Government today noted the significance of the outcome of the vote by the EU Parliament on the motion to deny Sri Lanka GSP plus. International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said that the outcome of the vote shows the international

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