Landslide destroys at least 10 shops in Ginigathhena

A landslide destroyed at least 10 shops in Ginigathhena and one person has been reported missing. The landslide followed heavy rain and strong winds experienced...

Navy rescues crew on ship stranded near Galle harbour

The Navy rescued the crew on a ship which was stranded near the Galle harbour following bad weather today. The barge met with an accident...

Decision to increase price of bread reversed

A decision taken to increase the price of a loaf of bread has been reversed. The Bakery Owners’ Association had announced earlier that the price...

Two school girls drown in flash floods in Hatton

Two school girls drowned after being swept away by flash floods in Agarapathana, Hatton today. The Police said that the girls had been swept away...

Viral ‘make-old’ software now owns private data of more than 120 million people

A popular photo app that transforms people’s faces to look older could soon be under review by the FBI after privacy concerns were raised...

Major entertainment park in Sri Lanka with Ferris Wheel ready next year

A major entertainment park with a Ferris Wheel is to begin construction and be ready by next year. Fantasy Island (Private) Limited announced today that...

National Police Commission Secretary arrested

National Police Commission Secretary and former Additional Defence Secretary Saman Dissnayake was arrested today. Dissanayake had earlier filed an anticipatory bail application seeking an order...

AG files revised application against granting bail to IGP, Hemasiri

The Attorney General today filed a revised application before the Colombo High Court against the Colombo Magistrate’s Court order granting bail to Inspector General...

Women fail to appear for medical tests to prove allegations on Dr. Shafi 

Women have failed to appear for medical tests to prove allegations against Kurunegala Teaching Hospital employee Dr. Mohamed Shafi. The Health Ministry said that facilities...

India to fund upgrading railway track from Maho to Omanthai

A contract agreement for around US$ 91.26 million for upgrading of railway track from Maho to Omanthai under Indian concessional financing was signed between...

World Bank assures continued assistance to Sri Lanka

The World Bank today assured increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations. They include assisting the agriculture sector faced with...

Bodies of one of two missing youth in Rumassala recovered

The bodies of one of two missing youth in Rumassala has been recovered, the Police said. A group of young men fell into the sea...

UK calls on Sri Lanka to deliver on commitments made to UNHRC

The British Government has called on Sri Lanka to deliver on the commitments made to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Minister of State at...

Representatives of Sri Lankan Tamils meet BJP leaders

Representatives of Sri Lankan Tamils in India met BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan and other senior party leaders like Pon Radhakrishnan, L Ganeshan and...

UNP delegation discuss death penalty with EU

A delegation from the United National Party (UNP) had talks with the European Union in Colombo today on the death penalty. The Delegation of the...

US denies funding regime change in Sri Lanka

The United States today insisted that it did not fund regime change in Sri Lanka nor was it attempting to keep the United National...

PM tells BAR Association no SOFA agreement

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today told the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) that the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) has not been signed...

Sports Minister calls for resignation of Sri Lanka coaching staff

Sports Minister Harin Fernando has called for the resignation of the Sri Lanka Cricket coaching staff. Fernando has requested the Sri Lanka Cricket Board to...

Case on Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne postponed to October

The case on Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra (Ravi) Wijegunaratne has been postponed to October. Wijegunaratne has been linked to the case on the...

Australia and Northern Governor discuss illegal asylum issue

The Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holly called on the Governor of the Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan at his official residence...