A Pakistani National was arrested with heroin worth over Rs 7 million at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. The Pakistani arrived from Dubai when he was arrested.
Seven Sri Lankan fishermen held on charges of trespassing into Indian waters were released and sent back along with their boat today (Monday), the Times of India reported. Indian Coast Guard ship Vaibhav apprehended these fishermen, hailing from Puthalam in Sri
A man on trial for murder took the stand Monday to testify in his own defence, ctvnews reported. Amalan Thandapanithesigar said he had a long-simmering dispute with his neighbour, Jeyarasan Manikarajah, whom he felt was continually disrespecting his wife. The
Joint opposition member and former Foreign Minister, G L Peiris says if the deal on the Hambantota port was done the way former President Mahinda Rajapakse had intended, the port would have been a sustainable entity. “What was proposed at
The strike launched by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective was suspended following an assurance received by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Workers of Sri Lanka’s state-run petroleum firm launched the indefinite strike today against the Government’s proposed deal with
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to oppose the agreement to be signed between Sri Lanka and India to jointly operate the oil storage facility in Trincomalee. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the JVP backs the trade union action launched
The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on the Meetotamulla garbage dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. Head of the Experts Group, Mitsutake Numahata handed over the report and made a power-point presentation
President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Marini De Livera as the new Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA). She replaces Natasha Balendran who reportedly resigned for personal reasons. Marini de Livera is an LLB Graduate, an Attorney-at-Law and holds a Post-Graduate
Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) said its operations were continuing despite the strike launched by Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). LIOC said that if the CPC is unable to provide fuel to the LIOC petrol sheds it will look to obtain
Bahrain is keen to make use of the Sri Lankan skilled workforce, the Bahrain News Agency reported. The Deputy Premier of Bahrain, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa received the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Bahrain Dr. A. Saj U. Mendis and reviewed the
A Sri Lankan housemaid landed in court seven years after she had stolen Dh200,000 worth of valuables from her former sponsor, who had cancelled her residency and made her leave Dubai in 2010, Gulf News reported. The Emirati female sponsor
A popular rock musician claims he was threatened by a politician and security officers outside his home. The incident, which was caught on a CCTV camera, shows the politician kicking a traffic cone near the home of NEVI’IM guitarist Vije Dhas before
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today set a time-frame to offer relief for the families affected by the Meethotamulla tragedy. He said that steps have already been taken to offer immediate relief to the affected families and further relief will be
Workers of Sri Lanka’s state-run petroleum firm are set to launch an indefinite strike from tomorrow against the government’s proposed deal with India to jointly operate an oil storage facility at the strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee, the Press
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Sri Lanka’s economic performance and the reforms introduced by the government. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who is in Washington, said that the IMF and the World Bank used Sri Lanka as an example
Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha denied claims that there was a move to kill street dogs ahead of Vesak. He said that a social media campaign had been launched claiming that street dogs are to be killed.
The main harvest (Maha) in March 2017 declined by more than half and the secondary harvest (Yala) in September will also be significantly impacted, bringing hardship and suffering, and increasing indebtedness for poor families, the World Food Programme (WFP) said
The Army came under fire last week over its alleged failure to deal with the soldiers accused of rape in Haiti. However the military insisted that all those accused and found guilty have been dealt with, including the contingent commander.
The chief suspect in Lasantha Wickrematunga’s assassination was given a diplomatic post by the then defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa but it was withdrawn soon after Mahinda Rajapaksa won the January 2010 election, fresh evidence has revealed, according to the Economy
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce. Minister Karunanayake was in