Sri Lanka tops list for searching for the word “sex” online

Sri Lanka has once again topped the list for searching for the word "sex" online this year, according to Gooogle. Google trends found that the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Potential cyclone likely to affect Sri Lanka next week

Even as Sri Lanka looks to recover from heavy rain this week a potential cyclone is likely to affect the country next week. A newly...

Iraj Weeraratne’s controversial new song under fire

Iraj Weeraratne’s new song “Danuna” has drawn flak after it seemed to reflect the recent developments in the life of veteran artiste Victor Ratnayake. The...

Sri Lankan gets Foreign Domestic Worker of the Year award in Singapore

Sri Lankan Jayawardena Mudiyanselage Sittamma Jayawardena has received the Foreign Domestic Worker of the Year award in Singapore, which comes with a cash prize...

Seven sentenced to death over murder of Sivaloganathan Vithya

Seven accused over the rape and murder of Sivaloganathan Vithya were today sentenced to death by a trial-at-bar at the Jaffna High Court. Vithya was...

Travel advisories issued on Sri Lanka following violence

Travel advisories have been issued on Sri Lanka following the violence in Kandy and the declaration of a state of emergency. The US, UK and...

Laptop dance removed from Independence Day parade

Sri Lankan authorities have scrapped a  “laptop dance” by school girls during the main Independence Day parade in Colombo after the unconventional item attracted...

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...