Abdul Kalam

Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam Dies at 83

Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday at a hospital in Meghalaya, where he had gone to deliver a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, reports Press Trust of India. He was 83.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Australia may return Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Sri Lankan asylum-seekers intercepted at sea could be handed back to their home countries if a Labor government assessed they were not owed refugee protection, Leader of the Australian Labor Party Bill Shorten has said.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Sri Lanka to manufacture ships and cars – Ranil

Sri Lanka will manufacture ships and cars in some years time with the help of foreign investors, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

MR: No factions in SLFP, UNP will be defeated

Former President and UPFA Prime Ministerial Candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that there were no factions in the SLFP and the party would go ahead as one entity to defeat the common enemy, the UNP.

White van abduction

Mirihana white van came for President – M.K.D.S

The white van, in which three army personnel were travelling with a pistol, came for President Maithripala Sirisena, United National Front National List candidate M.K.D.S. Gunawardena said.

Kusal Janith Perera

Kusal ton sets up consolation SL victory

Kusal Perera sent Pakistan on the run with his most substantial innings to date, then Sri Lanka’s middle order ran the opposition down and mauled them in a frenzied finish, to found a 165-run victory in the final ODI. Sri Lanka plundered 368 for 4

Gun in hand

‘Ukkuwa’ shot dead

A 38-year-old underworld kingpin Jayaweera Patabendige Indika Nilusha alias Ukkuwa has been killed by an unidentified group of people in Tangalle, this morning (26), the police said.

Vijitha Herath

We want to defeat the Rajapaksa political culture – Vijitha Herath

JVP which launched its manifesto last week has committed itseld to an ideological struggle to bring about political changes in the country. In an interview with the Sunday Observer, former MP and JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath said the party aims at taking ‘controlling power’ of the next Parliament to work for the people.

Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna

Army says it has only ‘limited’ role in north

The Sri Lankan Army has maintained that its involvement in the Northern Province is limited “only to demining, construction works and infrastructure development in connection with the resettlement of people.”

Ravi Karunanayake

Litro Gas will not be privatised: Minister

In an emphatic response to UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said there was no attempt at all to privatize Litro Gas Lanka Ltd.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa comeback bid checked by Sri Lanka bribery probe

Sri Lanka is investigating a Chinese firm on suspicion of offering a bribe to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s failed presidential re-election campaign, a source close to the investigation said, weeks before he seeks to pull off a comeback in a general election.

Janaka Bandara Tennakoon

Minister Janaka Bandara quits

Provincial Councils and Regional Development Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon has sent his resignation letter to President Maithripala Sirisena today.

Sri Lanka Navy

Navy assists Indian fishing trawler in distress

Sri Lanka Navy has rendered assistance to an Indian fishing trawler with 4 fishermen in distress in Sri Lankan waters on 23rd July 2015.

Supreme court of Sri Lanka

MR noticed to appear in court in FR case

Seven persons including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have been noticed to appear before the Supreme Court on July 24 to show cause as respondents in a fundamental rights case filed against them by R. H. Senaka Perera, a candidate of the Nava Sama Samaja Party contesting the general election from the party’s National List.

Rain water

Sri Lanka to harness wasted rainwater for crops, power

Sri Lanka plans to store and use a billion cubic meters of rainwater per year, which would otherwise drain into the sea, in an ambitious effort to boost irrigation and power production.

Court Decision

Enjoining Order against COPE report dissolved

The enjoining order that prevented the publication or circulation of the COPE subcommittee draft report on the sale of Central Bank bonds has been dissolved by Colombo district court following a request made by the petitioner Sujeewa Senasinghe.