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SLAF training helicopter makes hard landing in Hingurakkgoda

A Bell 206 helicopter belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force made a hard landing at the Hingurakkgoda air base, the SLAF Spokesman said.

Ranil Wickremasinghe

Must ensure the Megapolis is a livable place: Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the recent floods had shown that the government should ensure that the Western Region, which is to be converted into a big city under the Megapolis plan, was a livable city

President Maithripala Sirisena

Pursuing peace gently in Sri Lanka – International New York Times

The International New York Times in an article titled “Pursuing peace gently in Sri Lanka” published on 12 May 2016 discussed President Maithripala Sirisena’s commitment to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights in the country.

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Korea to sign deal with Sri Lanka on new town development

South Korea’s government said Tuesday that it plans to sign an initial deal with Sri Lanka on the development of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and adjacent areas.

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Sri Lanka floods expected to cost at least $1.5 billion

The cost of Sri Lanka’s landslides and floods will be between $1.5 billion and $2 billion at the minimum, the government said on Monday…

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Insurance claims being settled

Finance companies are gearing to pay insurance claims forwarded by companies and individuals.

President Maithripala Sirisena visits flood affected areas

President visits flood victims

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (May 22) made an observation visit to Wellampitiya, Meethotamulla and Kolonnawa to look into the issues of the victims of the flood in the areas.

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Pakistan deploys emergency relief goods for Sri Lanka

Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the authorities concerned to make immediate arrangements for provision of emergency relief to the Sri Lankan flood victims.

James Anderson

Anderson rips through Sri Lanka to seal big England win

England fast bowler James Anderson took five wickets to inspire the hosts to a crushing victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the first test in Leeds on Saturday.

President Maithripala Sirisena Vesak Message

Real Buddhist is the one who works for masses’ betterment,contentment: President

Today, the Vesak Day, the Buddhists the world over elebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and the Mahaparinirvana of the Gauthama Buddha, the greatest religious visionary lived 2560 years ago, with unparallelled compassion and kindness towards the fellow human beings, President Maithripala Sirisena stated in a message to mark Vesak.

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India rushes two naval ships and C-17 aircraft to cyclone-hit Sri Lanka

India was on Friday sending two naval ships and a C-17 aircraft with relief material like medicines and tents along with teams of rescue experts to Sri Lanka which has been severely battered by tropical cyclone Roanu.

Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov

Russian emergencies minister says Russia ready to help Sri Lanka fight flood aftermath

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry is ready to provide assistance to Sri Lanka to remove the aftermath of a quite devastating flood, which was caused by the tropical cyclone.

Ravi Karunanayake

Sri Lanka to get over $3.5 billion from Japan for development

Japan will lend Sri Lanka more than $3.5 billion, mostly to finance development, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Thursday, as the island nation tries to reduce its debt costs and avert a balance of payments crisis.


EgyptAir plane carrying 66 has crashed – aviation officials

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday morning, Egyptian aviation officials said.

Maithripala Sirisena with Narendra Modi

Sri Lanka to cancel Indian coal plant deal; proposes LNG instead

Sri Lanka will cancel plans for a 500 megawatt Indian-built coal-fired power plant at its strategic eastern port city of Trincomalee and will instead opt for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant, a cabinet minister said late on Tuesday.

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara beats Sachin Tendulkar in GOAT final

After much anticipation the final results of Greatest ODI Player of All Time (GOAT) are out and to much surprise the winner is Kumar Sangakkara.