Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sagara left Trincomalee harbor Tuesday (19th March) for Malaysia to participate in the International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)-2019.
Mar 20, Colombo: In response to a statement issued by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse on Sunday (March 17) requesting President Maithripala Sirisena to withdraw from a new UN resolution that is being tabled in the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva, Minister Mangala Samaraweera says Rajapaksa's statement was based on false and exaggerated facts.
Mar 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Mar 19) said that ending the caste discrimination in the North has become a more pressing problem than building national unity and reconciliation between Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people.
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's future economic prosperity and social well-being will increasingly depend on the openness and security of its cyber networks and the ways in which they link to networks beyond its borders, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris says.
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a positive rate of 3.2 percent in 2018 while the growth during the fourth quarter of the year was only 1.8 percent reflecting the fallout from the nearly two-month long political crisis in the quarter.
Mar 19, Colombo: Two massive development projects in Sri Lanka's investment history will commence at Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone in Hambantota, Deputy Minister of Development strategies and International Trade Nalin Bandara said today (19).
Mar 19, Colombo: The Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake has instructed the chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and relevant authorities to take steps to expedite adding electricity generated from the Chunnakam Power plant to the national grid.
Mar 19, Colombo: Former Sri Lanka Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department for the third day today to record a statement.
Mar 19, Colombo: Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) with corporation of other institutions has drafted the standards and regulatory measures for water fittings in Sri Lanka.
Mar 18, Colombo: Electricity supply in many parts of the country has been obstructed due to the failure of a generator in the Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai.
Mar 18, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi has decided to establish a special raids unit to control illegal activities in freshwater fishing in the country.
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says this government is the one that implemented a comprehensive program allocating funds to develop the Temple and village as no other government has done in the past.
Mar 18, Colombo: The Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Ray Abeywardena airing his views on the plans to develop the Market confirmed that initiatives were under way to hold more Road Shows this year to promote the market overseas.
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment (BOI) has initiated two of the largest investment projects in BOI's history in the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone in Hambantota with a total investment of $ 3.95 billion.
Mar 18, Colombo: Former Navy Commander Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe has assumed office as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Ports Shipping and Southern Development.
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the government's policy to release more security forces-held lands to the civilians, is currently engaged in the release of more and more private and state lands and is scheduled to return few more acres of land used by the Army in the East.
Mar 18, Colombo: Two war ships of Australian Navy, which arrived in Sri Lanka on 11th March to search for a Australian destroyer sunk by enemy during the second World War in the seas around Batticaloa, have sailed to Trincomalee harbor on Sunday.
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Southern Provincial Council Member Krishantha Pushpakumara alias 'Raththaran' has decided to resign from his post.
Mar 18, Colombo: Four people were killed and eight others were seriously injured in a road accident along the Colombo - Puttalam main road in the Nagawilluwa area in pre-dawn hours of Monday, according to the Puttalam Police.
Mar 17, Colombo: Color coding of foods and beverages according to the salt and fat content of the foods will be mandatory from April 2, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine said.
Mar 17, Colombo: Empowering women has become one of the main priorities for the government, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said addressing an event in Matara today.
Mar 17, Colombo: Buoyed by its unprecedented rise in latest global Doing Business ranks, Afghanistan seeking to revive trade with Sri Lanka and strengthen economic ties between the two countries will open a direct air corridor for trade later this month.
Mar 17, Colombo: The National Action Plan for Combating Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka will be launched tomorrow (18) under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.
Mar 17, Colombo: Two persons have been arrested at Point Pedro with 88 kg of Kerala Cannabis in their possession, Police Media Spokesperson said.
Mar 17, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dilip Wedaarachchi has instructed heads of all institutions of the Fisheries Ministry to strictly enforce the law against those who misuse public property.
Mar 17, Colombo: Five people have been arrested in connection with an incident where police Special Task Force personnel who had gone to raid an illegal sand mining operation in Ariyalai, Jaffna, were attacked and hindered from carrying out their duties.
Mar 17, Colombo: Pioneering automotive specialists, Sathosa Motors PLC (SML), unveiled the rugged 2019 edition of its increasingly popular Isuzu D Max RT66 Double Cab at the Colombo Motor Show amidst the eager anticipation of Sri Lanka's most enthusiastic gear-heads.
Mar 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday will declare open and launch construction of 200 road and bridge building projects undertaken by the Highways and Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Ministry with an investment of Rs. 3 billion.
Mar 16, Colombo: The annual two-day festival at St. Anthony's Church in Sri Lanka's Katchatheevu island was held today in a grand scale and over 2100 Indian devotees attended the revered event in addition to 6,500 Sri Lankan devotees, according to the Sri Lanka Navy.
Mar 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan political leaders expressed condolences and condemnation following Friday's deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch that killed 49 people.
Mar 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the service of registering documents in one day without payment will be given to the people from today.
Mar 16, Colombo: A special 9-hour police operation launched Friday night covering all police divisions across the island has made 2,646 arrests for various violations of law, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
Mar 16, Colombo: State Minister of Highways and Road Development, Ranjan Ramanayake says he has informed his ministry officials not to use his name or picture in boards opened along with development projects.
Mar 16, Colombo: A UK court has ordered a retrial of Sri Lanka Army Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who was in absentia convicted of violating UK's Public Order Act.
Mar 16, Colombo: With the stunning backdrop of the Colombo sky at sunset, prestige met pedigree performance at the exclusive invitees-only #SupercarSundowner, held at King of the Mambo, Galle Face Hotel.