Sri Lanka through to Super 12 after thumping win over Ireland

Sri Lanka booked their place in the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a massive 70-run win over Ireland.

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SJB files FR petition challenging Yugadanavi Power Plant deal

Samagi Jana Balawegaya has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition before the Supreme Court against the transfer of 40% shares of Yugadanavi LNG Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya to a US company.

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Sextuplets born for first time in Sri Lanka

The birth of sextuplets has been reported for the first time in Sri Lanka.

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Government’s conduct pushing youth to leave country – Sajith

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday (20) said the youth are trying to leave the country due to the irresponsible conduct of the Government and the long queues in front of the Department of Immigration and Emigration prove that fact.

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Kushinagar International Airport opens: SriLankan first to fly in

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh (UP) with an international flight from Sri Lanka, becoming the first to touch down at the new airport.

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Sri Lanka extends ongoing inter-provincial travel restrictions

The inter-provincial travel restrictions currently in place had been extended till October 31, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.

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Government claims no Indian pressure to hold Provincial Council polls

There are no hidden agendas or conditions set out by India to Sri Lanka when facilitating a recent credit line to pay off crude oil purchases, the Government insisted.

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First batch of Nano Nitrogen liquid fertilizer arrives from India

100,000 litres of nano nitrogen liquid fertiliser, imported for agricultural purposes for the Maha season, reached the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning (20).

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Sri Lanka reverses organic farming drive as tea suffers

Sri Lanka on Tuesday backed down from ambitious plans to become the world’s first completely organic farming nation, reversing a ban on imports of chemical fertiliser.

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JVP commends teachers decision to resume teaching

The JVP says the decision reached by teachers and principals trade unions to report to work on Monday, the 25th of October, when schools reopen under the first phase, was the correct decision.

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Teacher Unions Split

The teachers and principals, who have been on strike for more than three months, have split into groups that want to resume academic activities on 25 October and others that want to continue their trade union actions until they get a proper solution to the 24-year-old salary issue.

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Financial crisis so acute teachers’ demands cannot be met – SLPP Chairman

SLPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday (18) emphasised that the worsening financial crisis experienced by the country was so acute the government wasn’t in a position to grant the salary increase sought by school principals and teachers.

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100,000 litres of nano-nitrogen liquid fertiliser to arrive from India

The first consignment of 100,000 litres of Nano Nitrogen liquid fertilizer from India will arrive in Sri Lanka today (19).

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Theekshana, Hasaranga help Sri Lanka hammer Namibia in T20 World Cup

Spinners Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga set up a comprehensive seven-wicket win for Sri Lanka against debutants Namibia in round one of the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday.

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Principals and teachers informed to report for duty on October 25 – Trade Unions

The Teachers-Principals Trade Union Alliance has informed principals and teachers to report for duty at schools on October 25, and not on October 21 and 22 when the primary sections of schools with less than 200 students reopen.

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Bandula Warnapura passes away

Sri Lanka’s first Test Captain Bandula Warnapura passed away at the age of 68 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.

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