Oct 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police today requested the public not to be misled by rumors about suspicious vehicles parked near schools and churches and panic.
Oct 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today inspected several development projects in the Northern Province.
Oct 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Election Commission today stressed that use of war, war-victory or war crimes for the presidential election campaigns is prohibited.
Oct 16, Colombo: The Election Commission says it has received 673 complaints related to the presidential elections during the past week.
Oct 16, Colombo: Adding a new chapter to the civil aviation sector, President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open Sri Lanka's newest international airport the Jaffna International Airport in the Northern Province Thursday (October 17) for public service.
Oct 16, Colombo: Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa says it is ironic that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa himself revealed the truth that the credit for the victory of the 30-year long war should be given to the then army commander.
Oct 16, Colombo: A group of poll monitors on the invitation of the Election Commission will arrive in the island on the 11th of November to observe the 2019 presidential elections, the Elections Commissioner General Saman Sri Ratnayake stated.
Oct 16, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka has signed two agreements with the Government of Netherlands for Rs. 14 billion financial assistance for the construction of 200 rural brides and the establishment of a vocational training institute in Polonnaruwa.
Oct 16, Colombo: The tenth annual International Maritime Conference 'Galle Dialogue 2019' organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense is scheduled to be held in Colombo on 21st and 22nd October 2019.
Oct 16, Colombo: A Brazilian national has been sentenced to life in prison for possessing and smuggling 690 grams of cocaine to Sri Lanka.
Oct 16, Colombo: The Elections Commission says everything is ready for the distribution of official ballot papers for the Presidential Election 2019.
Oct 15, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department today informed Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake that the Attorney General had instructed to charge three suspects, including former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths in 2008-2009.
Oct 15, Colombo: Five Tamil political parties have agreed to submit a 13-point proposal to the candidates contesting the presidential election.
Oct 15, Colombo: The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing corruption and fraud in state institutions has issued notice to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to appear before the Commission on Friday, October 18.
Oct 15, Colombo: A large number of supporters of the Ceylon Workers Congress joined the National Workers Union led by Minister Palani Digambaram to support the United Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa and to further the work of Minister Digambaram in the plantation sector.
Oct 15, Colombo: The Special High Court Trial-at-Bar today postponed the hearing of a the case against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others in connection with alleged misappropriation of Rs.33.9 million in public funds during construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial in Medamulana until 9th of January 2020.
Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economic growth expected at 2.7 percent in 2019 is expected to recover in medium term subjected to the country' ability to ensure political stability and a return to normalcy, the World Bank says in its twice-a-year regional economic update on South Asia.
Oct 15, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, and Samsung, the No.1 smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, have partnered to provide an exclusive offer
Oct 15, Colombo: Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has been asked to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing corruption and malpractice committed under the Yahapalana government.
Oct 14, Colombo: Two claymore mines weighing 15kgs each have been recovered by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in a compound at Kondavil in Jaffna.
Oct 14, Colombo: National People's Power (NPP) presidential candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake says if elected, the school system will be restructured to make it compulsory for all children to have 13 years of academic or vocational school education.
Oct 14, Colombo: Sajith Premadasa, the presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front says Sri Lanka's Pancha Maha Balavegaya (Five Great Forces) of Buddhist monks, doctors, teachers, farmers and laborers have joined hands with him.
Oct 14, Colombo: Steps have been taken on the instructions of Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to convert seven provincial schools including Saranath Vidyalaya in Kuliyapitiya into national schools.
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade deficit contracted in August 2019 after widening significantly in the previous month as the imports continued to decline and the exports recovered from its dip in the previous month, the Central Bank reported Monday in its External Sector Performance review for the month.
Oct 14, Colombo: the Saudi Export Development Authority (SEDA), an independent national institution of Saudi Arabia, has assured to provide necessary assistance for business networking programs to be arranged in Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.
Oct 14, Colombo: A man was shot and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries when police officers opened fire at a suspicious vehicle which ignored orders to stop at Ariviyal area in Kilinochchi this morning.
Oct 14, Colombo: A local election watchdog in Sri Lanka, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says it has received 131 complaints since the declaration of the election.
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan passenger who was attempting to smuggle in 17 gold biscuits.
Oct 14, Colombo: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed for the first cable car project in Sri Lanka to be built in Nuwara Eliya yesterday (October 13).
Oct 13, Colombo: Tissa Attanayake, Head of the New Democratic Front presidential candidate Sajith Premadasas Elections Operations Committee, says steps have been taken to complain to the Elections Commission about a newspaper advertisement of SLPP presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Oct 13, Colombo: JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi today (13) requested the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa campaign to reveal to the country how to find an additional Rs. 900 billion to write off microfinance loans and taxes and to provide fertilizer free to farmers when the income of the country is inadequate to pay the loan interest and installments.
Oct 13, Colombo: The Italian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Rita G. Mannella, said that Italy will provide technical assistance as well as investment opportunities to generate electricity using municipal waste which is a problem for Sri Lanka.
Oct 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka is among the top 20 rising stars of global trade, according to a new report from Standard Chartered titled 'Trade20: The rising stars of global trade'.
Oct 13, Colombo: Malaysian police have arrested five more Malaysians who are said to be followers and sympathizers of the defunct Sri Lankan terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The police have so far arrested 12 people from different locations.
Oct 13, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines today cancelled the flights scheduled for Narita International Airport in Japan due to Typhoon Hagibis.