Full face helmet motorbike rider

Full face helmets banned

Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana today said face covered helmets used by motor cyclists will be banned with effect from March 21, 2015.

Gamunu Wijeratne Bus

Bus strikes in Kandy, Panadura

Private bus strikes have been reported today in several areas including Panadura and Kandy.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

I do not believe in astrology now – Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Responding to a question raised by a journalist from the “Dawn” newspaper, a Pakitani Publication,” whether he still believes in astrology”, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, “Now, I don’t” and laughed out loud. “I have to ask you this, do you still believe in astrology?” “Now, I don’t,” he says and laughs out loud.

Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero

Implementing constitutional, electoral reforms: President must act decisively – Ven. Sobhitha

Having lambasted the government yesterday for what he called its lethargic attitude towards implementing key promises in President Maithripala Sirisena’s election manifesto, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha thera stressed that the onus was on the President to ensure the implementation of his own pledges.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne

To halt floating armory probe Minister offered Rs 300M Bribe

A private maritime security firm has offered Rs. 300 million, to a prominent minister, to halt the investigation into the floating armoury, Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

No Tamil Eelam

The Eelam Heist: India and Christian West compete to divide Sri Lanka

The name of the game is divide and rule, self-determination and balkanization all hallmarks of what India cannot ignore despite its efforts to avert or delay the inevitable. Importing Eelam from India to Sri Lanka managed to avert balkanization of India by 30 years, a period used by India to subtly form the foundation for Indian influence over Sri Lanka’s North which was immediately countered by foot soldiers in the form of Christian NGOs that took over LTTE’s vision and mission.

Suranga Lakmal

Suranga Lakmal found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code for Players and Players Support Personnel during his side’s Pool A match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 against England at the Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma here on Friday

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive in Colombo on Friday to set the stage for the visit to Sri Lanka by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 13. During her two-day stay, Ms. Swaraj will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanna

Sri Lanka beats England by nine wickets – Cricket World Cup 2015

Sri Lanka has coasted home to an emphatic nine-wicket win against England, chasing down 310 with ease in Wellington.

Mangala Samaraweera

Sri Lanka concerned by China loans, rules out submarine visits

Sri Lanka is concerned with the roughly $5 billion in Chinese loans it has and will send its finance minister to Beijing to discuss the issue, the foreign minister said on Saturday, as he also ruled out future Chinese submarine visits to the country.

Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu

Malaysia eyes infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka

Malaysia has proposed to implement several infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka under a government-to-government understanding which, among others, include the Colombo City Monorail by Scomi International, oil pipeline, highways, and housing development.

Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe

‘Bring in a no-faith motion against Ranil’ – JHU challenges Opposition

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) yesterday said if anyone has a problem about the appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe to the office of Prime Minister, they can bring a no-confidence motion against him.

Queen Elizabeth II and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Queen to accord audience to President

President Maithripala Sirisena is to undertake an official visit to Britain on March 7. He will attend the Commonwealth Week celebrations at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9, as the Chair of the Commonwealth.

Mangala Samaraweera and Wang Yi

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China on Friday formally backed a trilateral partnership with India and Sri Lanka to establish a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and promote the rise of Eurasia.

Dr. Samitha Samanmali

BMICH ordered to pay Rs. 180m as compensation to Samitha

The court has ordered BMICH to pay a compensation of Rs. 180 million to Dr. Samitha Samanmali. She was paralyzed when a shelter collapsed on her at ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition in 2008 at BMICH.

Wasim Thajudeen

Thajudeen’s death not an accident – Police

The Police on Thursday said that the Judicial Medical Officer’s report into the mysterious death of former Havelock’s captain and Sri Lankan ruggerite, Wasim Thajudeen, had revealed that his death could not have been due to natural causes.