Thissa Witharana

Government should pay at least Rs.3 million compensation: Tissa Vitharana

The Government should pay at least two or three million rupees as compensation per person killed under Meetotamulla Garbage Mountain, Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Leader Prof. Tissa Vitharana said today.

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Garbage disposal declared an essential service

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed issuance of a special gazette notification to declare garbage disposal as an essential service.

Ranil Wickremesinghe is at Meethotamulla

New houses for Meethotamulla affected by May, June: PM

Steps are underway to provide new houses to the people affected by the Meethotamulla Garbage dump tragedy by May, June and July this year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi has confirmed his visit: Sri Lanka Minister of Justice

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar, a senior Lankan minister said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Meethotamulla garbage site

Premier promises a house to each of the affected

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who visited those affected by the Meethotamulla tragedy this morning, promised a house to each of the affected families in the disaster.


Protest at Karadiyana over dumping of garbage

A group of residents of Karadiyana today staged a protest against the move to temporarily dump garbage collected in Colombo at Karadiyana.

Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to offer India port development to balance out China

Sri Lanka may find it difficult to wriggle out of China’s clutches because of the massive debt it owes to Beijing but to balance things out, it is now set to allow India to jointly develop the Trincomalee port in northeastern part of the country.

Edappadi Palaniswami

TN fishermen must be protected from attacks by SL Navy – Edappadi

The state government will extend full cooperation to the Indian Navy in protecting fishermen and their livelihood, said TN chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.

Patali Champika Ranawaka

Meethotamulla tragedy: No garbage in state land

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has decided to prohibit the dumping of garbage on any State land owned by it with effect from May 1

Victims of Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse

Sri Lanka landslide death toll rises to 29, unknown number still missing

Rescue workers cleared mud and debris from a landslide at a giant rubbish dump in the Sri Lankan capital for a fourth day on Monday, as the death toll rose to 29 and uncertainty remained over the number of people missing.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Gota blames Government

Had the incumbent government followed through the plan to create a sanitary landfill, the Meethotamulla tragedy could have been prevented, said former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Harsha De Silva

Karadiyana, Dompe to be used as temporary sites

The Government will temporarily use Karadiyana in Piliyandala and Dompe to dispose garbage collected in Colombo.


2 Sri Lankans arrested for smuggling gold in Mumbai

The Indian Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai customs on Sunday arrested two Sri Lankan passengers for smuggling 25 gold bars from Dubai.

Meethotamulla garbage dump collapsed and rescue operation

Hundreds feared buried in Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide

Emergency workers looking for survivors after a massive rubbish dump collapsed in Sri Lanka suspended their search on Saturday night, having already extracted 19 bodies from the rubble and mud.

Meethotamulla garbage dump collapsed

16 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

At least 16 people were killed and more than 600 others fled their homes after a massive mound of garbage collapsed on part of a poor neighborhood near Sri Lanka’s capital during festivities to mark the local new year

Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka expecting increase in Chinese tourist arrivals in 2017

Sri Lanka is expecting a substantial increase in Chinese tourists this year as more resorts and hotels throughout the country are putting in place to cater to the Chinese market