Sri Lanka fuel station

Fuel prices may be reduced again within three months

Fuel prices are likely to be reduced further within the next three months with world prices going down and Sri Lanka now being able to buy oil directly from Iran, following the lifting of sanctions by the United States, a top official said yesterday.

Fire Fighters

Ministerial house on fire

A fire had erupted in a three-story house belonged to Minister C.B. Rathnayaka, police said.

Fatal accident

Three women dead, 16 injured in lorry accident

Three persons were killed while another 16 suffered injuries following an accident involving a small lorry in Udawalawa this morning.

Srilankan Airlines

SriLankan claims Rs. 114 m from Presidential Secretariat

SriLankan Airlines has written to the Presidential Secretariat claiming nearly 114 million rupees accrued as expenses for Presidential voyages since 2011.

Mahinda Deshapriya

Elections Chief to probe Expressway ceremony

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said he would probe whether a request issued by the Prime Minister’s office requesting media coverage for the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Central Expressway was a violation of election laws.

Aksha Sudhari

Aksha Sudhari’s bank accounts frozen

The bank accounts of tele-actress Aksha Sudhari be frozen following an order given by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishanta Peiris.

Gun in hand

Shots fired at Ravi’s supporters; 1 dead and 11 injured

One person has been confirmed dead while at least 11 supporters of UNP Colombo District candidate Ravi Karunanayake have been hospitalized with injuries following a shooting incident at Bloemendhal Road, Colombo.

MH370 plane debris

Investigators probe plane wreckage for link to missing MH370

A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting teams of international investigators to examine whether it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

MR likely to be questioned over RADA allegations!

Former President and UPFA Kurunegala District candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be questioned in connection with alleged financial misappropriations involving Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA), highly placed police sources told the “Daily News” yesterday.

BOI signed for tallest building in Sri Lanka

BOI signs an investment agreemtn to build tallest building in Sri Lanka

One of India’s biggest Real Estate Development Groups Shreepati Edifice (Pvt) Ltd has signed an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka to invest US$ 330 Million to construct a Mixed Development Hybrid project of 1996 Iconic Tower.

Ambassador Yi Xianliang with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

China to give kidney hospital, US$ 250 million in grants to Sri Lanka

China will build a 100 million dollar specialized hospital to treat a mysterious kidney disease that is striking mainly rice farmers in Sri Lanka and also give another 250 million dollars in grant aid, Ambassador Yi Xianliang said.

Malik Ishaq

Mastermind of 2009 Sri Lankan cricket team attack killed

The alleged mastermind of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009 in Lahore was killed in an attempted breakout from police late on Tuesday, along with his sons and 11 others, Pakistani media have reported.

Sri Lankan Tamils return home

Another batch of Sri Lankan Tamils return home

A fresh batch of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees headed back to their homeland from the international airport yesterday.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s ex-leader blames others for anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka’s former strongman leader on Tuesday blamed unnamed conspirators for carrying out anti-Muslim attacks during his tenure as he tries to woo estranged minority communities in his comeback bid in next month’s parliamentary elections.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

President cancels SLFP memberships of four including Rajitha, Hirunika

The President has ordered to cancel the SLFP memberships of Rajitha Senaratne, S.B. Navinna, M.K.D.S. Gunawardene, Arjuna Ranatunga and Hirunika Premachandra, the President Media Unit said in a statement today (28).

R. Sampanthan - TNA

New Constitution needed – TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a coalition of Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka, has demanded that the country frame a new Constitution to address a host of issues it’s grappling with, including the Tamil question.