June 26, Colombo: The Cabinet has given approval to set up a Trust Fund to secure the future of 33 children who were orphaned by the Easter Sunday attacks.
June 26, Colombo: More than 2980 kilograms of heroin have been seized during raids carried out island-wide over the past nine years since 2010, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
June 26, Colombo: A special investigation has been launched into the fire that broke out at the Kalamatiya Fisheries Harbor this morning on the instructions of the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi.
June 26, Colombo: The recent news report in the media quoting an opposition Parliamentarian to the effect that the People's Bank is to be privatized is completely false and misleading, says Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
June 26, Colombo: The World Bank Tuesday has approved a $310 million loan to reduce and mitigate flood risks in the lower Kelani basin in Colombo and improve weather forecasting and early warning systems across Sri Lanka.
June 26, Colombo: The Ministry of Transport says that steps are being taken to make the Sri Lanka Railway Service an essential service.
June 26, London: Amnesty International says it is shocked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's announcement that he has signed the execution warrants of four death row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, and that they will be hanged in «the near future».
June 26, Colombo: Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka's first and only female President, was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award by Search for Common Ground for her vision, courage and commitment to peace and reconciliation.
June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps will be taken to provide further compensation through the Office of Reparations to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in the future as well.
June 26, Colombo: The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, donated sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society, Wennapuwa, Sri Lanka on 25th June 2019.
June 26, Colombo: Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohammed Safi, the doctor from Kurunegala who was accused of carrying out illegal surgical treatments on women, has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court against his arrest.
June 25, Geneva: The Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Council briefed the Council Tuesday on progress made in addressing human rights concerns, national security imperatives, as well as reconciliation priorities.
June 25, Colombo: The special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on the 21st of April and report to parliament is scheduled to convene again Wednesday (26th).
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.