IGP Mahinda Balasuriya

CID grills former IGP Balasuriya over Lasantha murder

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently recording a statement from a former IGP Mahinda Balasuriya in connection with the murder of assassinated journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the police said.

Bit Masters Sri Lanka Team of Moratuwa University

Moratuwa Uni team wins big at Microsoft Imagine Cup

Making all Sri Lankans proud, BitMasters, the Moratuwa University Engineering Faculty team taking part in the world finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016, won the second place under the Innovation Category.

Kusal Mendis

Magnificent Mendis revives Sri Lanka with maiden ton

Sri Lankan Kusal Mendis struck a majestic maiden test century on day three of the first test against Australia to leave the bowler-dominated contest evenly poised at Pallekele on Thursday.

Land in Hambantota

China asked for 15,000 acres of land In Sri Lanka for a million worker SEZ

China just requested 15,000 acres of land in southern Sri Lanka for the creation of a special economic zone that will reputedly create one million jobs

Bandula Gunawardena

“Jana Satana Pada Yathra will be the largest protest march in Sri Lanka’s political history”

The ‘Jana Satana Pada Yathra’ will be the largest protest march in Sri Lanka’s political history, said Joint Opposition strongman Bandula Gunawardena

Muttiah Muralitharan

Muralidaran to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

The International Cricket Council today announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year.

Sri Lanka Army

Sri Lanka’s military alert to activities of Tamil Tiger supporters

Sri Lanka’s military has been told to be alert to the activities of Tamil Tiger rebel supporters, the army media unit has said.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Foreign judges – My decision will prevail: MS

Amid different shades of opinion being expressed on the involvement of foreign judges in the proposed judicial mechanism to inquire into allegations of human rights and accountability issues…


Disabled soldiers end protest in Colombo

The protest carried out by disabled soldiers opposite the Colombo Fort Railway Station has come to an end.

Yahoo headquarters

Yahoo sold to US telecoms giant Verizon

YAHOO has agreed to sell its core business to telecom giant Verizon for $US4.8 billion ($6.4 billion), ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company, the firms announced.

Maithripala Sirisena in a trouble

Refrain from forming new fronts: MS tells JO

President Maithripala Sirisena , in a meeting last night, requested Sri Lanka Freedom Party( SLFP) MPs sitting in the Joint Opposition to refrain from forming any new political fronts and acting in a manner detrimental to the interests of the party.


Thai SCCC to buy Sri Lanka cement firm from LafargeHolcim unit for $374 million

Siam City Cement Pcl (SCCC) , Thailand’s second-largest cement maker, said on Monday it has signed a deal to buy a Sri Lankan cement company from Holderfin B.V., a unit of LafargeHolcim, for 13.1 billion baht ($374 million).

Hambantota constructions

Sri Lanka woos Chinese firms for $10 billion project

Sri Lanka has started talks with Chinese investors on the $10 billion Hambantota Economic Project to be implemented in the southern region of the island nation.

Fatal accident

Four killed, another four injured in two accidents

Four people were killed and another four injured in two separate road accidents in Warakapola and Mankulam yesterday, police said.

Muttiah Muralitharan with Stephen O'Keefe

Inspired by Murali, Australia take on Sri Lanka in Test series

Australia will be looking to local legend and one-time bogeyman Muttiah Muralitharan to inspire them to success on his home patch as the world’s number one Test team begin a three-match series in Sri Lanka this week.

Srilankan Airlines

PIA confirms talks with Sri Lanka for four A330s

PIA, Pakistan’s national air carrier, is in talks with Sri Lanka to take four wide-bodied planes (A330s) on rent, which it will use for its premium flights to London that PIA intends to start from August 14, officials said.