Lankan woman in US wins car by kissing it for two days

Lankan woman in US wins car by kissing it for two days

🕔23:31, 19.Apr 2017

A 30-year-old Sri Lankan woman in Austin in the US won a new car Wednesday by keeping her lips locked on it for 50 hours, My Statesman reported. Dilini Jayasuriya got the keys to a 2017 Kia Optima LX after

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Seven Sri Lankan fishermen released by Tamil Nadu court

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen released by Tamil Nadu court

🕔23:23, 19.Apr 2017

A court in India on Wednesday ordered the release of seven Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested on April 6 last for allegedly straying into Indian territorial waters, the Press Trust of India reported. Chief Judicial Magistrate-in-Charge Inba Karthick passed the order

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Murali to be first Sri Lankan in ICC Hall of Fame

Murali to be first Sri Lankan in ICC Hall of Fame

🕔19:04, 19.Apr 2017

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that former off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who becomes the first Sri Lankan to be voted into the ICC Hall of Fame will be formally inducted during the ICC Champions Trophy in June. “It gives us immense

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PM assures speedy action, President assures houses

PM assures speedy action, President assures houses

🕔16:20, 19.Apr 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today promise to clear Meethotamulla as soon as possible, the Press Trust of India reported. Wickremesinghe, who cut short his state visit to Vietnam and returned last night, visited the site today and promised a house

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Modi confirms visit to Sri Lanka in May for Vesak

Modi confirms visit to Sri Lanka in May for Vesak

🕔16:02, 19.Apr 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed he will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar, the Press Trust of India reported. Prime Minister Modi

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France extends support following Meethotamulla tragedy

France extends support following Meethotamulla tragedy

🕔13:44, 19.Apr 2017

The embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives expressed its shock at the collapse of the garbage dump on the 14th of April in Meethotamulla which claimed the lives of more than 30 people. France extended its condolences to

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New laws to ban sale of cigarettes near schools

New laws to ban sale of cigarettes near schools

🕔13:01, 19.Apr 2017

New laws are to be introduced to ban the sale of cigarettes near schools, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today. The Minister also denied claims that a new tobacco company is to be registered in Sri Lanka. He said

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Protest staged in Kalagedihena against dumping garbage

Protest staged in Kalagedihena against dumping garbage

🕔12:37, 19.Apr 2017

A protest was staged in Kalagedihena today against moves to dump garbage from Colombo in the area. The protesters blocked the main road and obstructed traffic during the protest.

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Seven Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Nagapattinam

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Nagapattinam

🕔12:30, 19.Apr 2017

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested along with a mechanised boat in Nagapattinam for allegedly straying into the Indian waters. They were held by Indian Navy personnel, The Hindu newspaper reported.

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Death toll from garbage dump landslide reaches 32

Death toll from garbage dump landslide reaches 32

🕔12:12, 19.Apr 2017

The death toll from a landslide of a garbage dump in Sri Lanka rose to 32 on Wednesday with eight others still missing, the Xinhua news agency reported. The Disaster Management Center said the search and rescue operations at the

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Unilever Continues to win accolades

Unilever Continues to win accolades

🕔12:07, 19.Apr 2017

Unilever Sri Lanka was recognized for excellence HR practices at the SHIFT 2020 – Sri Lanka Human Capital Management (HCM) Awards 2016 held recently in Colombo.Home to some of the country’s most loved brands, the company received the coveted overall

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British Minister Alok Sharma cancels Sri Lanka visit

British Minister Alok Sharma cancels Sri Lanka visit

🕔09:41, 19.Apr 2017

British Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alok Sharma has cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka this week. The British High Commission in Colombo said the visit was cancelled after the British Prime Minister

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SLC throws weight behind national side

SLC throws weight behind national side

🕔09:31, 19.Apr 2017

Preparations are in full swing for the hotly contested and coveted 2017 ICC Champions Trophy taking place in England and Wales in 2017, with the Sri Lankan national team undertaking a six-day high intensity endurance and performance program to better

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Trump orders review of visa program

Trump orders review of visa program

🕔09:05, 19.Apr 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible changes may be ahead. Seeking

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Death toll from air strikes in east Syria exceeds 30

Death toll from air strikes in east Syria exceeds 30

🕔09:05, 19.Apr 2017

Air strikes, thought to be by planes from a U.S.-led military coalition, killed at least 30 people in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Monday, including women and children, residents and activists said. Coalition spokesman U.S. Air Force

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New Zealand tightens immigration rules in ‘Kiwi-first’ crackdown

New Zealand tightens immigration rules in ‘Kiwi-first’ crackdown

🕔09:00, 19.Apr 2017

New Zealand said on Wednesday it will tighten access to its skilled work visas, just a day after the United States and neighboring Australia announced similar restrictions on immigration. New Zealand’s immigration minister said he was taking a “Kiwis-first approach

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Ranil to Visit India to wrap-up agenda for Modi’s visit

Ranil to Visit India to wrap-up agenda for Modi’s visit

🕔23:52, 18.Apr 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be back in Delhi in the last week of April, with an agenda to wrap up strategic deals ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit in May and to take forward economic cooperation. Wickremesinghe’s trip

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Minister visits Norochcholai to inspect damage to generator

Minister visits Norochcholai to inspect damage to generator

🕔23:46, 18.Apr 2017

Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya visited the Norochcholai coal power plant to inspect the damage caused to one generator. One generator of the Norochcholai coal power plant broke down yesterday, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said. The CEB said

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Protest against move to dump garbage near Kotikawatta

Protest against move to dump garbage near Kotikawatta

🕔23:38, 18.Apr 2017

A protest was staged today against moves to dump garbage near Kotikawatta. Residents in the area agitated against the move and said that they do not want the garbage from Meethotamulla. The Government had decided to suspend dumping garbage in Meethotamulla

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UK PM announces snap polls linked to Brexit

UK PM announces snap polls linked to Brexit

🕔15:49, 18.Apr 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election in a statement outside Downing Street. She made the announcement immediately following a meeting of her Cabinet. Stay with us for the latest updates. Justifying the decision, Mrs May said:

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