Police fire tear gas, impose curfew as violence erupts in Kandy

The Police fired tear gas and later imposed a curfew as violence erupted in Kandy today. An angry mob attacked Muslim owned shops and at least...

Sri Lankan official in UK suspended over throat-cutting gesture

Authorities in Sri Lanka have taken serious note of videos being circulated on social and web-based media of an alleged incident involving  Brigadier Priyanka...

Major disaster averted on SriLankan Airlines’ flight UL 166

Alert cabin crew members aboard SriLankan Airlines’ flight UL 166 managed to avert a major incident that is believed to have been caused by...

Tourists urged to boycott events, rides in Sri Lanka using elephants

Tourists have been urged to boycott events and rides using elephants in Sri Lanka. The animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),...

UNP gets Colombo, Rosy to be first CMC female Mayor

The United National Part (UNP) secured the highest number of votes in Colombo at the Local Government (LG) Elections. As a result UNP Mayor elect...

Popular singer, comedian Ronnie Leitch has died

Popular singer and comedian Ronnie Leitch, better known as 'Thataya' has died. He passed away in Australia. He was 65 years old. Ronnie Leitch has performed...

Curfew re-imposed in Kandy, special Police teams deployed

A Police curfew has been re-imposed in Kandy until further notice, the Police media division said. The curfew had been lifted yesterday but was  re-imposed in...

Sri Lanka likely to bear the brunt from storm next week

Sri Lanka would bear the brunt of a storm developing in the South-West Bay of Bengal while South Coastal Tamil Nadu would also be...

Bangladesh dressing room damaged after heated Sri Lanka match

The dressing room of the Bangladesh cricket team was found damaged following a heated cricket match with Sri Lanka in Colombo. Bangladesh won the match...

Buddhist monk strangles policeman to death in Ratnapura

A Buddhist monk strangled a policeman to death in Ratnapura when an attempt was made to arrest him. The Police said that the policeman had visited...

Uber and Pick Me drivers protest, some drivers threatened

Several Uber and Pick Me drivers staged a protest in Colombo today over the commission charged by the respective companies from them. The protesting drivers also...

Government to declare state of emergency as tensions continue

The Government has decided to declare a state of emergency as tensions continue in the country. Minister S.B. Dissanayake said that the cabinet, which met today,...

New regulations for tuk tuk taxis from October

New regulations will be introduced for tuk tuk taxis (three-wheeler) from October 1st, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said. The regulations which have been...

Ampara tense following attack on shop and mosque

Ampara was reported to be tense today following an attack on a shop and a mosque early this morning. The attack took place after a...

BBS back to old habits, Muslim Council writes to IGP

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has been accused of going back to its old habits of making hate speeches against the Muslim community. The Muslim...

Sri Lankans can now apply for UK visit visas online

The British High Commission in Colombo today announced that customers in Sri Lanka will now be able to apply for their UK visit visas,...

US aircraft carrier ‘USS Nimitz’ to arrive in Sri Lanka

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka for a planned port visit on October 28. The Carrier Strike Group...

Activists push to stop practice of elephants at pageants

Animal rights activists are making a push to stop the practice of elephants being used at pageants, including school parades. A case related to the...

Internet access restricted in Kandy, Facebook blocked in some areas

Internet access has been restricted in Kandy on the instructions of the Government while Facebook has been restricted in some other areas as well. Downdetector.com...

Malaysian Prime Minister defends Sri Lanka on human rights issue

Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak today defended Sri Lanka on the human rights issue. President Maithripala Sirisena and the...