June 25, Colombo: At least 5 army soldiers were killed while another 2 soldiers were wounded when an army truck collided with a train in Kilinochchi.
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and national carrier SriLankan Airlines unveiled a total of 15 special promotional packages to Indian travel trade in Mumbai with a guest appearance by Sri Lankan-born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez.
June 25, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka together with LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd., (LCPL) achieved a significant milestone in the country's payment landscape by launching the National Card Scheme (NCS).
June 25, Colombo: The insurance scheme introduced by the government for the Buddhist monks will commence tomorrow.
June 25, Colombo: The United States has eased the travel restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka after the April 21 suicide bomb attacks on several churches and hotels in the island country.
June 25, Colombo: A suspect in the assassination of former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has died in hospital.
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's two sovereign bond issues of USD 2 billion issued yesterday were oversubscribed by more than three times to a total of USD 6.2 billion, clearly reflecting the continued global investor confidence in Sri Lanka, the Central Bank said.
June 25, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become one of the first banks in Sri Lanka to have its point-of-sale (POS) network accept LankaPay-JCB (Japan Credit Bureau) co-branded cards issued under the national card scheme program.
June 25, Colombo: A team Sri Lanka Navy personnel have arrested three persons with 60g of methamphetamine, also called 'ice' during, a raid carried out on Monday in Mannar.
June 25, Colombo: After a decade of successful operations with the Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI), INSEE Ecocycle Lanka, the waste management subsidiary of INSEE Cement, the country's premier Cement manufacturer, recently signed an agreement, extending its waste management services to BOI for the next 16 years, up to year 2035.
June 24, Colombo: The Attorney General has directed the acting Inspector General of Police C. Wickramaratne to conduct a criminal investigation against former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando for failing to prevent or mitigate the April 21 Easter Sunday Attacks.
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states that it is useless to engage in politics criticizing one another, and the priority is to pull the country though difficult times.
June 24, Colombo: Moody's Investors Service has today assigned a B2 rating to the Government of Sri Lanka's proposed senior unsecured US dollar-denominated bonds.
June 24, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has assigned Sri Lanka's forthcoming US dollar bonds an expected rating of 'B(EXP)'.
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines in an effort to improve tourism between India and Sri Lanka organized a MICE promotions activity by bringing in 200 travelers from Chennai last week.
June 23, Colombo: The popular singer Indrani (nee Wijebandara) has passed away at the age of 83 due to a sudden illness.
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday called for repealing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which was the main component of his election manifesto at 2015 presidential elections, blaming the legislation for the political instability in the country.
June 23, Colombo: The National Drugs Prevention Week has been declared from today in line with the International Day against Illicit Trafficking And Drug Abuse, that falls on Wednesday, 26th June.
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka has informed the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) that the island nation will be hosting the First Working Group in Maritime Safety and Security (WGMSS) in Colombo in August.
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka police raided an underground fake Kachcheri managed at a house in Wellawaya and arrested one person suspected of running the facility.
June 23, Colombo: The final phase of the first fully fledged pre hospital care ambulance service was launched today in the Eastern Province with 27 fully equipped 1990 Suwa Seriya ambulances.
June 23, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United National Party, Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that, as a party, all arrangements are now in place to face the upcoming election.
June 23, Colombo: The Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka is assisting the Sri Lankan cinnamon industry to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon within the European Union to fight the competition from other cinnamon sources in the world market.
June 22, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka and report to parliament has decided to summon four top government officials including the Prime Minister before the committee.
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the sand, metal and earth are the most corrupted businesses in country and he has introduced several laws in the last four years to curb irregularities.
June 22, Colombo: Colombo Dockyard, the largest and oldest ship building company in Sri Lanka has delivered the largest ship built in Sri Lanka's history of shipbuilding to Japan.
June 22, Colombo: Several senior police officers including have been transferred with Western Province Deputy Inspector General (DIG) have been transferred with immediate effect from yesterday (21) with the approval of the National Police Commission, the Police Media Spokesman's Office said.
June 22, Colombo: During bilateral trade talks held recently, the United States emphasizing its commitment to further developing a fair and reciprocal U.S.-Sri Lanka trade and economic relationship has noted the need to further develop the 13-year trade agreement to achieve full potential of bilateral trade.
June 22, Colombo: Former minister Leader of ACMC, parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen has issued an open challenge to an opposition MP who falsely accused him of being related by his family to a woman suicide bomber identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings.
June 22, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today vested in public several development projects that have been implemented at rural level in all sectors.
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka government has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification extending the Emergency Regulations for another month, from today, June 22.
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena offered warm congratulations to the Sri Lanka Cricket Team for their victory against England in the ICC World Cup Championship yesterday.
June 21, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today announced the changes in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices at the 2019 mid-year index rebalance.
June 21, Colombo: The Parliament Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development has recommended the government to take over the controversial Batticaloa Campus under provisions of emergency regulations.
June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in May 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent recorded in April on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Tuesday.