SLC announces squad for World Cup 2019

The Sri Lanka ODI squad for ICC World Cup 2019 was announced a short while ago by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).



Makandure Madush’s cousin produced at court

The cousin brother of Makandure Madush named Nilan Romesh, who was detained by the CID at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for questioning, was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division today (CCD), Police said.



Expressways earn Rs. 320 million during New year season

The Road Development Authority states Sri Lankan expressways generated an income of Rs. 320 million during the last 12 days.



Two more arrested with Madush deported from Dubai

Two more of the individuals, who were arrested along with notorious drug kingpin Makandure Madush in Dubai, were deported last night, police said.



RAAVANA-1, first ever Sri Lankan satellite launched

The first ever Sri Lankan satellite, RAAVANA-1, was successfully launched into space at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia today (18).



Dimuth to lead Sri Lanka cricket team in World Cup

Sri Lanka’s national selectors put to an end days of speculation by appointing batsman Dimuth Karunaratne as captain of the Sri Lankan ODI team.



UK to introduce waste-to-electricity system in Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom has agreed to introduce a system to Sri Lanka to generate electricity using discarded materials as a solution for the possible power crisis that could take place in the future.



ADB plans annually $800 million in loans to Sri Lanka next four years

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a leading multilateral development partner of Sri Lanka, plans to commit an average of $800 million annually in sovereign loans to the island nation during 2018 – 2022 to boost economic growth.



Waste garbage disposal & levelling at Meethotamulla CMC busts Rs 5.5 billion

A Special Report, by the Auditor General, reveals that the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) had paid a staggering sum of Rs 5.5 billion to two private companies it had contracted for four years to collect and dispose of waste at Meethotamulla and to level the garbage dump there.



CEB to suffer Rs.100 billion loss this year

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will lose nearly Rs. 100 billion this year, warns a top officials.



Sri Lanka to give UK tourists free visa on arrival for six months

UK visitors to Sri Lanka can get a free visa from 1 May 2019.



Ten including children killed in van-bus collision

10 people have been killed in a vehicle collision reported along the Badulla, Mahiyanganaya road, opposite the Mahiyanganaya National School early this morning.



Gota given three weeks to respond to US court summons

US-based Centre for Justice and Accountability has confirmed that it has filed a civil lawsuit against former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a US court.



Tamil asylum seekers released by counter-terrorism police

Four Tamil asylum-seekers have been released from police custody amid a terrorism investigation, writes Phil Miller.



Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

The spire atop the iconic Notre Dame cathedral collapsed amid a devastating fire at the Paris cathedral on Monday, just days before Easter Sunday.



World’s largest airport ‘Starfish’ to open this year in China

The phoenix-shaped Beijing Daxing International Airport is due to open in September as the crews are putting the final touches on what will be one of the world’s largest and busiest airports. Designed by the late British architect Zaha Hadid.