Suspect involved in several shooting incidents arrested in Borella

A key suspect wanted over several shooting incidents has been arrested in Borella, the Police said. Asitha Premathilake alias ‘Solta’ was arrested by the Colombo Crimes...

SLRC journalist Mahesh Nissanka and son granted bail

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) senior journalist Mahesh Nissanka, who was arrested and remanded together with his son over an alleged assault incident, have been...

Sri Lanka rupee hits new record low of 161.00 vs USD

Sri Lanka’s stock and money markets got off to a slow start Monday with rupee dropping to a new low of 161.00 against the...

SC instructs AG to draft rule document in Ranjan’s contempt case

The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Attorney General (AG) to draft a rule document to show cause on the contempt of court allegations...

Strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan leaving three dead

A child and two elderly men were killed by a strong earthquake that struck a bustling metropolitan area in western Japan on Monday. The magnitude...

UK emphasises on need for sensible economic reforms in Sri Lanka

The British Government has emphasised on the need for sensible economic reforms in Sri Lanka. The British High Commission in Colombo quoted the British High Commissioner James...

Panadura-Colombo, Moratuwa-Colombo private bus strike launched

Panadura-Colombo and Moratuwa-Colombo private bus operators launched a strike this morning, the Lanka Private Bus Operators Association said.

Sri Lanka promotes homestay operators with loan scheme

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) announced the launch of a loan scheme for homestay operators across the country, in line with the...

Main suspect remanded over attack on Kataragama monk

The main suspect who was arrested over the Kataragama temple shooting incident has been ordered to be remanded till June 20, the Police said. The...

Jetwing rejects social media attack on Meena Amma’s Line Room

A popular hotel chain in Sri Lanka, Jetwing Hotels, today rejected allegations raised over its line room style accommodation. Meena Amma’s Line Room by Jetwing Hotels came...

Magistrate visits Mallakam area following tensions

Mallakam Magistrate, A Judeson, visited the site in Mallakam where tensions were high following a clash on Sunday. The Magistrate spoke to the public and looked...

Passengers told to be at BIA fours hours early

SriLankan Airlines today informed all passengers, to arrive at the airport four hours prior to their departure time effective from Monday 18th June 2018. This is...

MR slams Bill to amend mutual assistance in criminal matters Act

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has slammed the Bill to amend mutual assistance in criminal matters. Rajapaksa said in a statement that the government has introduced in...

Over 7500 employed in state institutions above cadre positions

The Government has decided that the Secretaries to Ministries, Heads of Departments, Chairpersons, executive officers and Accountants of Government Institutions should take the responsibility...

Move to shift two rare elephants from Sinharaja forest suspended

A decision taken to shift two rare elephants from the Sinharaja Forest Reserve has been suspended. President Maithripala Sirisena had earlier instructed the Secretary to the...

President to launch child protection program in Kilinochchi

President Maithripala Sirisena is to launch a child protection program in Kilinochchi tomorrow (Monday), the President's office said. The “Daruwan Surakimu” (protect our children) National...

Sri Lanka defends cricket team over ball tampering allegation

Sri Lanka on Saturday night said that it will defend the National cricket team over ball tampering allegations which surfaced in the West Indies. The...

UN Committee lists missing Lankan among cases for urgent action

A UN Committee has listed a missing Sri Lankan among cases which require urgent action. The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has listed Gopalakrishan Kugachelvam...

Kumar also turns down invite as past proposals were ignored

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has also turned down an invitation to be part of the Sri Lanka Cricket administration calling it...

Sri Lanka wants to elevate relationship with India to higher level

Sri Lanka says it wants to elevate the relationship with India to a much higher level. Chitranganee Wagiswara, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in...