JVP won’t help oust RW

The JVP would not to sign the no-confidence motion to be moved by the Joint Opposition (JO) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe…

One dead following shooting in Athurugiriya

One person was killed following a shooting incident at Galwarusawa Road in Athurugiriya this evening, police said.

42-year-old killed in shooting at Armour Street

A 42-year old man was killed and his wife was injured when two men arrived on a motorcycle opened fire at them at Messenger Street in Armour Street a short while ago.

Muslims never asked for a separate area for themselves says Minister

Although extremist groups are spreading hatred among Muslims in various countries in the World they will not be permitted to do so in this country said Minister Faiszer Musthapha Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government.

Electronic cards for Sri Lankans

All hospitals will be computerised by 2020 and an electronic card bearing all data will be issued to all Sri Lankans from April 7, Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.

Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency as ethnic tensions subside

Sri Lanka’s president announced he has lifted the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed after communal clashes resulted in the deaths of three people.

$100 million WB funds for RPCs soon

Sri Lanka moves closer in securing $100 million World Bank (WB) funding to restructure Sri Lanka’s Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) which is facing a severe shortage of working capital and investments, announced Minister of Plantation Industries, Navin Dissanayake

BMW said to be driven by Minister’s son hits two cars before plunging into canal

A BMW reportedly driven by the son of a senior UNP party official and Cabinet Minister crashed into two cars before plunging into a canal connected to the Diyawanna Oya in Thalawathugoda near Parliament yesterday morning

Bangladesh get away with slap on the wrist

The shameful behaviour of Bangladesh players during the closely contested last group game of the Nidahas Trophy tournament match at RPS on Friday hasn’t been met with condemnation it deserved as both captain Shakib Al Hasan and reserve player Nurul Hasan have got away with a slap on the wrist having been handed 25 percent fines.


The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday issued an open warrant written in English through the Interpol for the arrest of former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, a first cousin of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

CRICKET: Bangladesh’s dressing room door damaged in Colombo

Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the finish and the immediate aftermath of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Take advantage of our strategic location minister told at japanese investor forum

Japanese businesses must take advantage of Sri Lanka’s strategic location, preferential market access into key economies, and be an early mover in the country’s new growth drive, remarked Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama at an investor forum in Tokyo.

Sri Lankan PM calls for greater trade, economic co-operation with China

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday called for greater economic and trade cooperation with China and hoped China’s assistance and aid would benefit more ordinary people in the island country.

Facebook blockage lifted with immediate effect

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) to lift the blockage imposed on Facebook with immediate effect, a short while ago.

Facebook expresses concern over Sri Lanka ban

Facebook said Wednesday it was responding to Sri Lanka’s concerns over incendiary material shared on its platform and hoped internet restrictions imposed during anti-Muslim riots last week would be lifted soon.

President visits modern waste management centre in Tokyo

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Japan, made an observation tour of modern waste management centre in Shinagawa in Tokyo, yesterday (14).