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.
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.
A 32-year-old mother and her ten months old son were found dead in their house at Habarakada in Hiniduma this morning, Police said.
Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died in a major bus accident in North Korea, the Reuters reported today.
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.
Apr 23, Colombo: The Ministry of Buddha Sasana has notified that six criteria have to be followed in setting up dansalas or free food stalls for the forthcoming Vesak season.
Apr 23, Colombo: The suspects including Amith Jeevan Weerasinghe, the leader of extremist organization Mahason Balakaya, arrested for the attacks on Muslims in Kandy have been further remanded.
Apr 23, Colombo: The Office of Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya says the reports of spending a huge sum for the grand opening of parliament next month are totally false.
Apr 22, Colombo: President's Media Division (PMD) issuing a statement said false information is being reported regarding the official delegation accompanying the President Maithripala Sirisena to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne called on global lenders International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to increase assistance on liability management for low income countries since many countries including Sri Lanka have to put in place mechanisms to deal with the debt as debt risk to debt sustainability has increased.
Apr 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has allocated Rs.30 million to establish Police posts at 20 identified tourist hotspots to provide better security for tourists visiting the country.
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.
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.
Sri Lankan Government today condemned the terror attack at a voter registration centre in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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.
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.
Apr 22, Dubai: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a three-day promotional mission to the United Arab Emirates as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to Sri Lanka.
Apr 22, Colombo: A new full Cabinet will be sworn in next week, Minister of Health and the co-cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.
Apr 22, Colombo: A large scale racketeer who brings Kerala Cannabis to Galewela from Jaffna and sells wholesale and retail in Galewela was arrested by a team of Dambulla Police Special Task Force (STF) in the Enamalpotha area in Galewela on Saturday with two kilograms of cannabis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 31 people, officials said.
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.
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 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.
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.
The great-great-great-grandmother regarded as the world's oldest person has died in Japan at the age of 117.
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan Coast Conservation Department have decided to remove all unauthorized constructions on the coastal belt, an official here said on Saturday.
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Disaster Management, Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said the government has provided Rs. 485 million worth relief to the 167,000 families affected by the drought in Puttalam district.
Apr 21, Colombo: The Senior Laboratory Manager of the rubber factory in Horana has been arrested over the death of five persons in the ammonia tank incident.
A 59-year-old woman and her 40-year-old daughter were found hacked to death at Mapakadawewa in Mahiyanganaya last night, Police said.
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 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.