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Kandy riots: Suspects further remanded

Leader of the Mahasohon Balakaya Widana Pathiranage Amith Jeewan Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Kundasale Provincial Councillor Samantha Perera and others, who were arrested over the Kandy riots, were further remanded till May 02 by Teldeniya Magist
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Kandy riots: Suspects further remanded

Leader of the Mahasohon Balakaya Widana Pathiranage Amith Jeewan Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Kundasale Provincial Councillor Samantha Perera and others, who were arrested over the Kandy riots, were further remanded till May 02 by Teldeniya Magistrate’s Court today.

Attack on Kataragama Police: PS Chairman remanded

Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Chanaka Amila Rangana and two others were remanded till May 2 after they surrendered to Tissamaharama Magistrate’s Court today over the attack on Kataragama Police station on January 20.
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Attack on Kataragama Police: PS Chairman remanded

Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Chanaka Amila Rangana and two others were remanded till May 2 after they surrendered to Tissamaharama Magistrate’s Court today over the attack on Kataragama Police station on January 20.

Let Sajith, Navin bat for party: Ranjan tells UNP hierarchy

UNPers such as Sajith Premadasa and Navin Dissanayake should be allowed to play a major role in running the party, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said today.
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Let Sajith, Navin bat for party: Ranjan tells UNP hierarchy

UNPers such as Sajith Premadasa and Navin Dissanayake should be allowed to play a major role in running the party, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said today.

19 soldiers hospitalised for dehydration

At least 19 soldiers who were engaged in a military training at the 611th Army Training School of the Security Forces Head Quarters in Pampamaduwa in Vavuniya were admitted to the District General Hospital in Vavuniya after being dehydrated today, Army source
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19 soldiers hospitalised for dehydration

At least 19 soldiers who were engaged in a military training at the 611th Army Training School of the Security Forces Head Quarters in Pampamaduwa in Vavuniya were admitted to the District General Hospital in Vavuniya after being dehydrated today, Army sources said.

Customs seize Rs.1.5Mn worth illicit fags at BIA

An attempt to smuggle in a stock of illicit cigarettes worth over Rs.1.5 million into the country by a Sri Lankan national was thwarted by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.
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Customs seize Rs.1.5Mn worth illicit fags at BIA

An attempt to smuggle in a stock of illicit cigarettes worth over Rs.1.5 million into the country by a Sri Lankan national was thwarted by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.

Committee appointed to look into Edu. Sector political victimisation

A three-member investigation committee had been appointed by the Ministry of Public Administration and Management to look into the possibilities of providing relief to about 1, 000 education sector employees, who faced political victimisation during the recen
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Committee appointed to look into Edu. Sector political victimisation

A three-member investigation committee had been appointed by the Ministry of Public Administration and Management to look into the possibilities of providing relief to about 1, 000 education sector employees, who faced political victimisation during the recent past.

Never get carried away with NCM victory - Sajith

One should not get carried away with the defeat of the No-Confidence Motion but should co-concentrate on the Presidential and General Elections in 2020, Minister of Housing Sajith Premadasa said over the weekend.
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Never get carried away with NCM victory - Sajith

One should not get carried away with the defeat of the No-Confidence Motion but should co-concentrate on the Presidential and General Elections in 2020, Minister of Housing Sajith Premadasa said over the weekend.

Special investigation into Tusker Missaka’s death

The Wild Life Department has launched a special investigation into the death of Tusker ‘Missaka,’ that frequented the Yala Sanctuary, following an order issued by the Tissamaharama Magistrate’s Court.
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Special investigation into Tusker Missaka’s death

The Wild Life Department has launched a special investigation into the death of Tusker ‘Missaka,’ that frequented the Yala Sanctuary, following an order issued by the Tissamaharama Magistrate’s Court.

Army to built first ever Vesak Pandol in KL, Malaysia

Arrangements were underway to put up a Vesak Pandol by the Sri Lanka Army in Malaysia on account of the forthcoming Vesak season to showcase the significance of Vesak, the Army said.
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Army to built first ever Vesak Pandol in KL, Malaysia

Arrangements were underway to put up a Vesak Pandol by the Sri Lanka Army in Malaysia on account of the forthcoming Vesak season to showcase the significance of Vesak, the Army said.

Lankan couple nabbed with Rs 9.1mn gold at BIA

A Sri Lankan couple, who attempted to smuggle out gold pieces and jewelry worth of Rs 9.1 million to Mumbai had been taken into custody by the Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning.
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Lankan couple nabbed with Rs 9.1mn gold at BIA

A Sri Lankan couple, who attempted to smuggle out gold pieces and jewelry worth of Rs 9.1 million to Mumbai had been taken into custody by the Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning.

Ammonia gas tragedy: Factory senior lab controller remanded

The Senior Laboratory Controller of the Horana Rubber Factory where five deaths were reported in the ammonia tank tragedy was remanded till April 25 by the Horana Magistrate’s Court today.
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Ammonia gas tragedy: Factory senior lab controller remanded

The Senior Laboratory Controller of the Horana Rubber Factory where five deaths were reported in the ammonia tank tragedy was remanded till April 25 by the Horana Magistrate’s Court today.

India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Indian cabinet today approved the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years amid outrage in the country after a string of horrific cases of sexual violence, the Reuters reported a whort while ago.  
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India approves death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Indian cabinet today approved the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years amid outrage in the country after a string of horrific cases of sexual violence, the Reuters reported a whort while ago.  

Twenty tourist police posts by year end: Minister

Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara yesterday said that 20 Tourist Police Posts will be established within this year at identified tourist hotspots across the country to prevent the harassment of tourists.
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Twenty tourist police posts by year end: Minister

Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara yesterday said that 20 Tourist Police Posts will be established within this year at identified tourist hotspots across the country to prevent the harassment of tourists.

May Day on three different days

May Day in Sri Lanka will be celebrated on three different days this year with trade unions and political parties planning to celebrate it on May 1, May 6 and May 7.
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May Day on three different days

May Day in Sri Lanka will be celebrated on three different days this year with trade unions and political parties planning to celebrate it on May 1, May 6 and May 7.

One killed, four injured in Attanagalle musical show shooting

A 37-year-old man was killed and four others including a woman were injured in a shooting incident at a musical show in Attanagalle last night. Police said the injured were admitted to the Wathupitiwala Hospital.
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One killed, four injured in Attanagalle musical show shooting

A 37-year-old man was killed and four others including a woman were injured in a shooting incident at a musical show in Attanagalle last night. Police said the injured were admitted to the Wathupitiwala Hospital.

Seating to be rearranged if 16 SLFPers sit with opposition

Parliament Secretary General Dammika Dassanayaka said yesterday the seating in Parliament would have to be rearranged if the 16 former SLFP ministers, state and deputy ministers opt to sit in the opposition on May 8 when the Parliament reconvenes after the pr
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Seating to be rearranged if 16 SLFPers sit with opposition

Parliament Secretary General Dammika Dassanayaka said yesterday the seating in Parliament would have to be rearranged if the 16 former SLFP ministers, state and deputy ministers opt to sit in the opposition on May 8 when the Parliament reconvenes after the prorogation.

Asanka Gurusinha Chief Cricket Ops Officer

Asanka Gurusinha would be appointed as the Chief Cricket Operations Officer with effect from May 15, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva told Daily Mirror today. Yesterday, he said the election to elect new office bearers for the Cricket governing bod
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Asanka Gurusinha Chief Cricket Ops Officer

Asanka Gurusinha would be appointed as the Chief Cricket Operations Officer with effect from May 15, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva told Daily Mirror today. Yesterday, he said the election to elect new office bearers for the Cricket governing body would be held on May 19.

Ban on pandals on Vesak, Poson Poya days to remain: Minister

Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said yesterday the ban of pandals on Vesak and Poson Poya Days would not be changed and stressed the need to focus on the spiritual aspect of religion rather than on mundane activities.
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Ban on pandals on Vesak, Poson Poya days to remain: Minister

Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said yesterday the ban of pandals on Vesak and Poson Poya Days would not be changed and stressed the need to focus on the spiritual aspect of religion rather than on mundane activities.

PM calls for expansive ties with Iran

The private sectors in Sri Lanka and Iran should cooperate closely for the implementation of joint projects following the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said.  
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PM calls for expansive ties with Iran

The private sectors in Sri Lanka and Iran should cooperate closely for the implementation of joint projects following the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said.  

STF deployed in Mirissa to ensure tourists' safety: IGP

Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara today said the Police Special Task Force (STF) had been deployed in Mirissa to ensure the safety of tourists following the unpleasant incident in which several Dutch tourists were assaulted by locals.
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STF deployed in Mirissa to ensure tourists' safety: IGP

Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara today said the Police Special Task Force (STF) had been deployed in Mirissa to ensure the safety of tourists following the unpleasant incident in which several Dutch tourists were assaulted by locals.

SL should capitalise on location-specific advantages: President

Sri Lanka should capitalise on the location-specific advantages and position itself as a hub when the economic boom happens in the Asian Region, President Maithripala Sirisena said at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Thursday.  
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SL should capitalise on location-specific advantages: President

Sri Lanka should capitalise on the location-specific advantages and position itself as a hub when the economic boom happens in the Asian Region, President Maithripala Sirisena said at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Thursday.  

Swaziland King renames country 'Kingdom of eSwatini’

King Mswati III of Swaziland had announced on Wednesday that he was renaming the country as "the Kingdom of eSwatini", BBC reported a short while ago.
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Swaziland King renames country 'Kingdom of eSwatini’

King Mswati III of Swaziland had announced on Wednesday that he was renaming the country as "the Kingdom of eSwatini", BBC reported a short while ago.

House prorogued fearing impeachment motion by UNP: SLPP

President Maithripala Sirisena prorogued Parliament because he feared an impeachment motion to be brought against him by the United National Party (UNP) backbenchers, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today.
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House prorogued fearing impeachment motion by UNP: SLPP

President Maithripala Sirisena prorogued Parliament because he feared an impeachment motion to be brought against him by the United National Party (UNP) backbenchers, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today.

Ammonia gas tragedy: Factory manager arrested

The manager of the rubber factory in Bellapitiya, Horana was today arrested in connection with an incident where five people were killed and several others were hospitalized after being exposed to an ammonia gas leak.
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Ammonia gas tragedy: Factory manager arrested

The manager of the rubber factory in Bellapitiya, Horana was today arrested in connection with an incident where five people were killed and several others were hospitalized after being exposed to an ammonia gas leak.

Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's President

Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the Castro brothers.
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Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's President

Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the Castro brothers.

All Mirissa hoteliers ordered to obtain SLTDA registration

Minister Sagala Ratnayaka in a special meeting today instructed all hoteliers in Mirissa to strictly adhere to the registration process of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).
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All Mirissa hoteliers ordered to obtain SLTDA registration

Minister Sagala Ratnayaka in a special meeting today instructed all hoteliers in Mirissa to strictly adhere to the registration process of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).

15% import duty on Gold creates more room for smuggling: Bandula

The government’s decision to increase the import tax on Gold by 15% would only create more room for illicit ways to smuggle gold to Sri Lanka, Joint Opposition Member MP Bandula Gunawardana accused.
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15% import duty on Gold creates more room for smuggling: Bandula

The government’s decision to increase the import tax on Gold by 15% would only create more room for illicit ways to smuggle gold to Sri Lanka, Joint Opposition Member MP Bandula Gunawardana accused.

Fuel price revision after consulting Prez, PM: Arjuna

A price revision on fuel will only be carried only after consulting President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today.
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Fuel price revision after consulting Prez, PM: Arjuna

A price revision on fuel will only be carried only after consulting President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today.