Uma Oya Development Project inaugurated

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickramasinghe and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, inaugurated the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project (UOMDP), named ‘Uma Diya Janani,’ on Wednesday (April 24).

12th International Meeting on Security Matters: High-Ranking officials convenes in Saint Petersburg

High-ranking officials from around the world gathered in Saint Petersburg for the 12th International Meeting on Security Matters from April 22nd to 25th, 2024.

Damitha Abeyratne and husband granted bail

Actress Damitha Abeyratne and her husband were granted bail today (April 24) by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

Maithripala Sirisena barred from SLFP chairmanship until trial ends

The Colombo District Court has issued a permanent injunction, barring former President Maithripala Sirisena from acting as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Iranian President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi arrives in Sri Lanka

President of Iran, Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday morning (April 24) for a one-day visit.

Puttalam Quazi Court Judge arrested for alleged Bribery

The Puttalam Quazi Court Judge was arrested by officers from the Bribery Commission for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs. 5,000.

Sri Lanka implements special traffic plans for Iranian President’s visit

Special traffic arrangements will be implemented today (April 24) in Colombo and Mattala due to the visit of Iranian President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi, as announced by the Sri Lanka Police.

Chinese Communist Party delegation meets Anura Kumara

A delegation, led by Sun Haiyan, Deputy Minister of the Department of International Affairs of the Chinese Communist Party, met with National People’s Power (NPP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake at the JVP head office this morning (April 23).

Chamari Athapaththu back atop ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings

Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu is back at the top of the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings after a superb 195 not out in the third ODI against South Africa in Potchefstroom that helped her team level the ICC Women’s Championship Series 1-1.

General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways H.M.K.W. Bandara passes away

General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways, H. M. K. W. Bandara, passed away this morning (April 23) due to a sudden illness.

NPP requests confirmation from SJB for proposed debate

The National People’s Power (NPP) has sent a letter to the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), requesting confirmation of their participation in the proposed debate between NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and SJB leader Sajith Premadasa.

Two killed in police shooting at Moragahahena

Two individuals died after police opened fire at a three-wheeler that failed to comply with orders to stop.

Sri Lanka’s inflation eases to 2.5% in March 2024

The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) has revealed in its latest report that the overall rate of inflation in Sri Lanka, as measured by the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) on a Year-on-Year basis, decreased to 2.5% in March 2024, compared to 5.1% in February 2024.

AirAsia and FitsAir among bidders for SriLankan Airlines

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia is among six bidders for Sri Lanka’s state-run carrier SriLankan Airlines as the island nation looks to reduce losses incurred by government-owned enterprises under a US$2.9 billion (RM13.8 billion) International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.

Fox Hill SuperCross racers involved in fatal crash remanded after arrest

The two drivers involved in Sunday’s tragic accident at the Fox Hill SuperCross races in Diyatalawa, who were arrested while undergoing treatment in hospital, have been remanded until April 30 by the Bandarawela Magistrate’s Court.

Astrologer Chandrasiri Bandara passess away

Astrologer Chandrasiri Bandara passed away this morning (April 22) while undergoing treatment in a private hospital, as confirmed by family members.