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CERT receives 1,700 Facebook complaints up to July

Nearly 1,700 complaints had been received against social media websites during past seven months, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said yesterday.
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CERT receives 1,700 Facebook complaints up to July

Nearly 1,700 complaints had been received against social media websites during past seven months, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said yesterday.

Ranil changed his decision to quit politics, says prelate

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe changed his decision to give up politics and leave the country several years ago following the advice of several leading Buddhist monks including the late Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, the Chief Incumbent of Mirisawetiya Vener
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Ranil changed his decision to quit politics, says prelate

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe changed his decision to give up politics and leave the country several years ago following the advice of several leading Buddhist monks including the late Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, the Chief Incumbent of Mirisawetiya Venerable Ethalawetunu Wawe Dhanatilaka Thera said yesterday.

Iran to use SL rupee for fuel trade

The Cabinet was told yesterday that Iran had agreed to use the Sri Lankan rupee as the medium of exchange to carry out its fuel trade transactions with Sri Lanka because of problems in using the US dollar because of economic sanctions likely to be imposed on
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Iran to use SL rupee for fuel trade

The Cabinet was told yesterday that Iran had agreed to use the Sri Lankan rupee as the medium of exchange to carry out its fuel trade transactions with Sri Lanka because of problems in using the US dollar because of economic sanctions likely to be imposed on Iran.

Spill gates of several Reservoirs opened

Spill gates of Ihala Kotmale, Castlereagh, Mausakelle, Laxapana, Norton Bridge, Polgolla and Canyon Reservoirs were opened after they reached spill level due to heavy rains experienced in the catchment areas, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
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Spill gates of several Reservoirs opened

Spill gates of Ihala Kotmale, Castlereagh, Mausakelle, Laxapana, Norton Bridge, Polgolla and Canyon Reservoirs were opened after they reached spill level due to heavy rains experienced in the catchment areas, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

Death threats: Police records statement from Dilantha

Sri Lanka's racing legend Dilantha Malagamuwa arrived at the Western Province (North) DIG’s office this morning to give a statement in connection with alleged death threat.
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Death threats: Police records statement from Dilantha

Sri Lanka's racing legend Dilantha Malagamuwa arrived at the Western Province (North) DIG’s office this morning to give a statement in connection with alleged death threat.

22 killed in Motorway Bridge collapse in Italy

At least 22 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains on Tuesday morning over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, and the deputy transport minister said the death toll would rise.
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22 killed in Motorway Bridge collapse in Italy

At least 22 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains on Tuesday morning over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, and the deputy transport minister said the death toll would rise.

Protesting female inmates taken for discussion with prison officials

A group of female inmates who were protesting on top of the roof of the Welikada Prison are reported to have taken to the Prisons Headquarters for a discussion with a higher official of the Prisons Department, sources said.
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Protesting female inmates taken for discussion with prison officials

A group of female inmates who were protesting on top of the roof of the Welikada Prison are reported to have taken to the Prisons Headquarters for a discussion with a higher official of the Prisons Department, sources said.

Female inmates call of their protest

The female inmates who were protesting on top of the roof of the Welikada Prison called off their protest following a discussion with the officials of the Justice Ministry, sources said.
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Female inmates call of their protest

The female inmates who were protesting on top of the roof of the Welikada Prison called off their protest following a discussion with the officials of the Justice Ministry, sources said.

Being independent in Parliament: JO appoints committee

The party leaders of the Joint Opposition (JO) today appointed a committee of experts headed by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris to study the matter of becoming independent in Parliament.
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Being independent in Parliament: JO appoints committee

The party leaders of the Joint Opposition (JO) today appointed a committee of experts headed by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris to study the matter of becoming independent in Parliament.

SL edge out S. Africa by 3 wickets in only T20

Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka's hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game's shortest format.
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SL edge out S. Africa by 3 wickets in only T20

Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka's hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game's shortest format.

China printing currencies for several countries including SL

China is printing currencies for the governments of several countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brazil, the Chinese media reported, quoting a top official of the state-owned banknote printer.
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China printing currencies for several countries including SL

China is printing currencies for the governments of several countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brazil, the Chinese media reported, quoting a top official of the state-owned banknote printer.

Clinical waste: MEPA to request Ministry to take up issue with India

The Maritime Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) today said that it would request the Ministry of Environment to discuss with the Indian High Commission at a diplomatic level urging India to prevent clinical waste from being released towards Sri Lanka.
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Clinical waste: MEPA to request Ministry to take up issue with India

The Maritime Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) today said that it would request the Ministry of Environment to discuss with the Indian High Commission at a diplomatic level urging India to prevent clinical waste from being released towards Sri Lanka.

Several injured in crash outside British Parliament

A man has been arrested and a number of pedestrians injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said.
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Several injured in crash outside British Parliament

A man has been arrested and a number of pedestrians injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said.

Navy Sampath arrested

Navy Sampath, who was wanted by the CID in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths, had been arrested yesterday, the Police said.
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Navy Sampath arrested

Navy Sampath, who was wanted by the CID in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths, had been arrested yesterday, the Police said.

SL currently facing a foreign currency issue: PM

Sri Lanka is currently facing a foreign currency issue and needs to go for an export-driven economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
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SL currently facing a foreign currency issue: PM

Sri Lanka is currently facing a foreign currency issue and needs to go for an export-driven economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

JVP complains to AG

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today requested the Attorney General in writing to suspend all payments made to House Leaders, the Opposition Leaders the Chief Government Whips and the Chief Opposition Whips at provincial councils including the Western Pr
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JVP complains to AG

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today requested the Attorney General in writing to suspend all payments made to House Leaders, the Opposition Leaders the Chief Government Whips and the Chief Opposition Whips at provincial councils including the Western Provincial Council on the basis that they were illegal posts.

'To resolve ministerial dilemma: Better for NPC ministers to resign'

Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray today suggested that the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) ministers should resign so as to resolve the issue, which has arisen from the change in its ministerial composition.  
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'To resolve ministerial dilemma: Better for NPC ministers to resign'

Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray today suggested that the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) ministers should resign so as to resolve the issue, which has arisen from the change in its ministerial composition.  

Lankan among 999 terror suspects detained in Saudi

Some 999 terror suspects from 40 nationalities, including one from Sri Lanka, detained in Saudi Arabia's intelligence prisons, according to Nafidha, the Interior Ministry's window for communications between the suspects and their relatives.
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Lankan among 999 terror suspects detained in Saudi

Some 999 terror suspects from 40 nationalities, including one from Sri Lanka, detained in Saudi Arabia's intelligence prisons, according to Nafidha, the Interior Ministry's window for communications between the suspects and their relatives.

Govt. to use drone technology for agriculture

A special discussion regarding the use of drone technology in agriculture had taken place at the Natural Resources Management Centre in Kandy under the chairmanship of Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama.
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Govt. to use drone technology for agriculture

A special discussion regarding the use of drone technology in agriculture had taken place at the Natural Resources Management Centre in Kandy under the chairmanship of Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama.

Yala Block One closed from Sept. 2 to Oct. 31

Block one of the Yala National Park, considered to be the main tourism zone of Yala, would be closed from September 2 to October 31, Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department,  M.G.C. Sooriyabandara said.
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Yala Block One closed from Sept. 2 to Oct. 31

Block one of the Yala National Park, considered to be the main tourism zone of Yala, would be closed from September 2 to October 31, Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department,  M.G.C. Sooriyabandara said.

If Speaker doesn’t recognize us, we won’t recognize him: Udaya

If Speaker Karu Jayasuriya constantly refused to recognize the Joint Opposition (JO) as the Main Opposition in Parliament and MP Dinesh Gunawardane as Opposition Leader, the JO would stop recognizing him as the Speaker, MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.
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If Speaker doesn’t recognize us, we won’t recognize him: Udaya

If Speaker Karu Jayasuriya constantly refused to recognize the Joint Opposition (JO) as the Main Opposition in Parliament and MP Dinesh Gunawardane as Opposition Leader, the JO would stop recognizing him as the Speaker, MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.

I will never enter politics: Sanga

Former star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara confirmed that he will never enter politics despite varying opinions and speculations from both public and media on his imminent entry into politics as a possible candidate for the presidential election in 2020.
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I will never enter politics: Sanga

Former star cricketer Kumar Sangakkara confirmed that he will never enter politics despite varying opinions and speculations from both public and media on his imminent entry into politics as a possible candidate for the presidential election in 2020.

Ven. Gnanasara gets prison dress

General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Organization, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, who is being medically treated in Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital under imprisonment, had been issued a light jumper (Liberty Dress), the Prisons sources said.
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Ven. Gnanasara gets prison dress

General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Organization, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, who is being medically treated in Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital under imprisonment, had been issued a light jumper (Liberty Dress), the Prisons sources said.

Medical, Dental, Agri. Faculties to open today

The Senate of the Peradeniya University had decided to re-open the Medical, Dental and Agriculture Faculties, which had been closed for over fifteen days, sources said yesterday.
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Medical, Dental, Agri. Faculties to open today

The Senate of the Peradeniya University had decided to re-open the Medical, Dental and Agriculture Faculties, which had been closed for over fifteen days, sources said yesterday.

55 MPs, mostly Govt. receive Rs. 200, 000 transport allowance

Fifty-five legislators, mostly belonging to the ruling party, assigned to monitor the development projects, are given Rs. 200, 000 each a month as transport allowance, it is learnt.
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55 MPs, mostly Govt. receive Rs. 200, 000 transport allowance

Fifty-five legislators, mostly belonging to the ruling party, assigned to monitor the development projects, are given Rs. 200, 000 each a month as transport allowance, it is learnt.

Buying expensive chairs 'simple' for cash rich WPC: Chief Minister

Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said it was nothing out of the ordinary for a rich governing body like the Western Provincial Council to import chairs for the use of provincial legislators at a cost of Rs. 640,000 each.
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Buying expensive chairs 'simple' for cash rich WPC: Chief Minister

Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said it was nothing out of the ordinary for a rich governing body like the Western Provincial Council to import chairs for the use of provincial legislators at a cost of Rs. 640,000 each.

People in North will not allow a return to violence: Anura Kumara

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake speaking in Kuruwita, Ratnapura on Saturday alleged that an unnecessary fear psychosis prevailed in the South, but people in the North would never leave any room for a return to violence.
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People in North will not allow a return to violence: Anura Kumara

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake speaking in Kuruwita, Ratnapura on Saturday alleged that an unnecessary fear psychosis prevailed in the South, but people in the North would never leave any room for a return to violence.

Dananjaya's six wickets hand SL 178-run victory

Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya spun a web around South Africa's batsmen with a six-wicket haul to help the hosts to a commanding 178-run victory in the fifth and final one-day international today.
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Dananjaya's six wickets hand SL 178-run victory

Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya spun a web around South Africa's batsmen with a six-wicket haul to help the hosts to a commanding 178-run victory in the fifth and final one-day international today.

Railway strike: Loss amounts over Rs.70mn

The Railways Department had incurred a loss more than Rs.70 million due to the four-day long trade union action by the employees, Sri Lanka Railways’ Additional General Manager (Operations) Wijaya Samarasinghe said.
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Railway strike: Loss amounts over Rs.70mn

The Railways Department had incurred a loss more than Rs.70 million due to the four-day long trade union action by the employees, Sri Lanka Railways’ Additional General Manager (Operations) Wijaya Samarasinghe said.

Reconciliation taking place, says PM

Reconciliation was build up gradually in Sri Lanka with the movement of Southern people to the North and Northern people to the South, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
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Reconciliation taking place, says PM

Reconciliation was build up gradually in Sri Lanka with the movement of Southern people to the North and Northern people to the South, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

Digambaram wants PM to contest Presidential Poll

The Estate Sector people in Sri Lanka would like to see Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe becoming President in this country in 2020 and would like to back him as a presidential candidate at the next Presidential Election, Minister of Estate Villages P. Thi
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Digambaram wants PM to contest Presidential Poll

The Estate Sector people in Sri Lanka would like to see Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe becoming President in this country in 2020 and would like to back him as a presidential candidate at the next Presidential Election, Minister of Estate Villages P. Thigambaram said today.

WP Governor halts importing of chairs worth Rs.640,000 each

Western Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara has suspended the Western Provincial Council's (WPC) move to import 104 chairs for councillors, each at a cost of Rs. 640,000.
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WP Governor halts importing of chairs worth Rs.640,000 each

Western Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara has suspended the Western Provincial Council's (WPC) move to import 104 chairs for councillors, each at a cost of Rs. 640,000.