Officer shot dead, 6 including 3 children injured in Piliyandala

Officer shot dead, 6 including 3 children injured in Piliyandala

🕔22:29, 9.May 2017

An officer attached to the Police anti-narcotics unit was killed and six others, including 3 children were injured in a shooting incident in Piliyandala. The shooting took place near a bank, the police said. The police said that the shooting took

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Rajitha says no talk of a cabinet reshuffle

Rajitha says no talk of a cabinet reshuffle

🕔19:27, 9.May 2017

Cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne says there was no talk of a cabinet reshuffle at the cabinet meeting today. Speaking to reporters at the BMICH today, Senaratne said that the media had reported that a cabinet reshuffle was going to be discussed at

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SLPA Chairman questions proposed port deal with China

SLPA Chairman questions proposed port deal with China

🕔19:19, 9.May 2017

It is not just New Delhi or Washington that is worried about Colombo’s proposed deal to sell a deep-sea port in Hambantota to a Chinese company. Sri Lanka’s ports authority has “fundamental concerns” over the proposed deal, its Chairman Dammika

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Mother and 6 month old child hacked to death in Kosgoda

Mother and 6 month old child hacked to death in Kosgoda

🕔15:53, 9.May 2017

A 38 year old woman and her six month old child were found hacked to death in Kosgoda, the police said.

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Wife of man found dead, daughter, son-in-law remanded

Wife of man found dead, daughter, son-in-law remanded

🕔15:27, 9.May 2017

The wife of a man found dead in Wattala, his daughter and son-in-law were today ordered to be remanded till May 23 over his alleged murder. The man had gone missing and his family had claimed he had gone overseas. However police

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Sixteen Sri Lankan refugees return from Tamil Nadu

Sixteen Sri Lankan refugees return from Tamil Nadu

🕔14:49, 9.May 2017

Sixteen Sri Lankan refugees returned from Tamil Nadu today, the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation and Resettlement said. The refugees were greeted by officials of the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation and Resettlement at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Over the

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Protesters prevent Wigneswaran from entering NPC

Protesters prevent Wigneswaran from entering NPC

🕔12:28, 9.May 2017

A group of protesters blocked Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran outside the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) today. The protesters who were said to be unemployed degree holders, demanded answers from Wigneswaran for the issues they face. Wigneswaran assured that he will

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Geetha’s Parliament seat abolished following court order

Geetha’s Parliament seat abolished following court order

🕔10:59, 9.May 2017

The Parliament seat of Geetha Kumarasinghe has been abolished as a result of a recent court order. The Secretary General of Parliament has informed the Elections Commissioner of the decision. The Court of Appeal last week ruled that Geetha Kumarasinghe is not suitable

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Sri Lankan in Canada found guilty of second-degree murder

Sri Lankan in Canada found guilty of second-degree murder

🕔09:06, 9.May 2017

A Canadian jury that had been deliberating since last week found Sri Lankan Amalan Thandapanithesigar guilty of second-degree murder for having stabbed his neighbour in Côte-des-Neiges. Thandapanithesigar was originally charged with first-degree murder, but the jury found him guilty of

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One killed, two injured in Kalutara shooting incident

One killed, two injured in Kalutara shooting incident

🕔08:42, 9.May 2017

One person was killed and two others sustained injuries following a shooting incident in Kalutara. The police said that 27 year old Nuwan Chamara alias Kosgoda Lokku, was killed in the shooting incident. The injured were admitted to hospital. (Colombo

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Mahela joins Lancashire for T20 Blast

Mahela joins Lancashire for T20 Blast

🕔08:29, 9.May 2017

Lancashire have signed experienced Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene for the upcoming T20 Blast campaign. He played for Somerset last season and has since appeared for Karachi Kings and Central Stags in Pakistan and New Zealand’s T20 competitions. The 39-year-old

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Hundreds of migrants feared dead

Hundreds of migrants feared dead

🕔08:25, 9.May 2017

More than 200 migrants are feared to have died in the Mediterranean over the weekend, according to testimony from survivors, and several bodies, including that of an infant, have washed up on a Libyan beach. About 7,500 people have been

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South Koreans vote for new leader after political vacuum

South Koreans vote for new leader after political vacuum

🕔08:21, 9.May 2017

South Koreans began voting on Tuesday to elect a new leader, looking to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down former President Park Geun-hye and shook the political and business elite to the core. Unless there is a

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Syrian peace talks to reconvene in Geneva on May 16

Syrian peace talks to reconvene in Geneva on May 16

🕔08:19, 9.May 2017

United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday that he was reconvening peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition in Geneva on May 16. In a statement, de Mistura voiced hope that the agreement reached last week in

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Asus Sri Lanka celebrates Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Asus Sri Lanka celebrates Sinhala and Tamil New Year

🕔08:11, 9.May 2017

Asus Sri Lanka hosted their key performing partners along with their sales teams and loved ones to the ‘Asus Avurudu Fiesta’ recently, in celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The event brought together partners and their families for

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Jetwing Lake – An oasis of splendour

Jetwing Lake – An oasis of splendour

🕔08:07, 9.May 2017

Bringing in an age of true Sri Lankan hospitality to the rich Cultural Triangle is Jetwing Lake with its contemporary design and modern comforts. Nestled in a rustic setting, the 18 acre property opens out to the best panoramic views

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EU tells Sri Lanka, achieving real change requires vision

EU tells Sri Lanka, achieving real change requires vision

🕔00:17, 9.May 2017

The European Union (EU) has told Sri Lanka, achieving real change requires vision, standing up to spoilers and vested interests, and clearly communicating to all people the importance and benefits of reform. The EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Tung-Laï Margue,

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No decision yet on future of Anti-Corruption Secretariat

No decision yet on future of Anti-Corruption Secretariat

🕔16:38, 8.May 2017

The Prime Minister’s office says there is no decision yet on the future of the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat. A statement by the Prime Minister’s office said that the future of the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat will be based on the recommendations of a

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Concerns raised over removal of Customs whistleblower

Concerns raised over removal of Customs whistleblower

🕔16:15, 8.May 2017

Reports that a senior Customs investigation officer Assistant Superintendent W.M.R.P. Wijekoon has been sent on compulsory leave on allegations of leaking information to the media, have raised concerns over the protection of whistleblowers. Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is concerned

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CWC accuses Digambaram of attempting to block Modi meet

CWC accuses Digambaram of attempting to block Modi meet

🕔14:49, 8.May 2017

The Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) today accused Minister Palani Digambaran of attempting to prevent CWC members and supporters from meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Sri Lanka visit. CWC Central Provincial Council member Kanapathy Kanagaraj said that the

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