Queen honors former CEO to Lanka

Former HSBC CEO to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Nick Nicolaou, has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire)...

Colombo to be a green city

Colombo is being transformed into one of the cleanest greenest cities in the region, the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development said. The Ministry said...

Daya Ratnayake new Army Chief

Major General Daya Ratnayake has been appointed as the new Army Commander with effect from August, the Ministry of Defence said. He will replace General...

Weeratunga on Twitter interview

Lalith Weeratunga, the Secretary to President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, will answer questions on a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, from 2:30...

Rajitha blames Met. Department

Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senaratne today criticized the Department of Meteorology saying it had failed in its task to issue a weather warning last week. He...

Army Commander promoted to General

Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya has been promoted to the rank of General by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Jayasuriya now becomes Sri Lanka’s second four...

Television reporter attacked

A journalist attached to a private television station was attacked in Akuressa last night. The journalist, Ranil Priyanka, was attacked by a local politician in...

Two killed in Kegalle accident

Two people were killed following an accident in Kegalle late last night, the police media unit said today. The police said that an SLTB bus...

Australia sends back more Sri Lankans

Australia says another 41 Sri Lankans have been sent back home taking the number to almost 1250 Sri Lankans returned since last August. Immigration Minister Brendan...

New Zealand says Lanka under scrutiny

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Sri Lanka's hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November will focus international scrutiny on...

Indonesian police arrest 43 Lankans

The police in West Java, Indonesia arrested 43 illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka today. They were arrested after being detected at the Sindangbarang highway in South...

Bogambara prison to shift soon

The Bogambara prison in Kandy will be shifted to a new location soon, the President's office said today. Discussions on shifting the prison were held...

President to visit Killinochchi

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to undertake a visit to Killinochchi on Saturday, the EPDP media unit said today. The EPDP said that the visit follows...

Ranil writes to MR on polls

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the Northern Provincial Council elections scheduled to be held in September. In his letter, Wickremesinghe says...

Urgent bill to dilute 13A powers

An urgent bill which seeks to change a clause in the 13th Amendment to the constitution, will be submitted to Parliament soon. Media Minister and...

Windy conditions to continue

Windy conditions are expected to continue over Sri Lanka and neighboring sea areas, the Department of Meteorology said this afternoon. The department said that showers...

DIG Vaas remanded over murder

Police DIG Vaas Gunawardena has been remanded over the murder of a businessman from Bambalapitiya. He was ordered to be remanded till June 25th by...

Government to probe NGOs

The government has appointed a special Board of Intellectuals to probe charges and allegations being made against NGOs and their operations, the government information...

Fake white van abduction foiled

The army says a group of men have been arrested when they posed as security forces personnel and abducted a family in Batticaloa in...

Would-be asylum seekers arrested

The police arrested 11 people including 10 who were preparing to go overseas through illegal means from Kattankudy. According to the police media unit, the...