Day: April 19, 2018

Five dead in ‘ammonia tank’ accident at Horana rubber factory

Five people were killed and several others hospitalized after being exposed to Ammonia gas in Bellapitiya, Horana a short while ago, the Police said.

US has proposed conditions that harm Sri Lanka’s sovereignty – Hadunnetti

Sri Lanka should not obtain GSP concessions at the cost of having to surrender to the conditions put forward by the United States, says Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Sunil Handunnetti.

Israeli tourists assaulted in Midigama: 4 arrested

A week after the assault on Dutch tourists in Mirissa, four suspects were arrested yesterday by the Weligama police over another assault on a group of Israeli tourists in Midigama last Sunday, Police said.

UK keen to expand direct investments in Sri Lanka – Trade Secretary

The United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox says that their government is ready for direct investments in Sri Lanka, while increasing the investments in the country.

15 hurt in Swiss road accident involving Sri Lanka tourists

Fifteen people were injured on Wednesday (Apr 18) when a coach carrying tourists from Sri Lanka crashed with two trucks on a Swiss highway, police and media said.


President Maithripala Sirisena delivering the keynote address at the Commonwealth Business Forum yesterday said the primary responsibility of implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay with the government and that he, as the Head of State was personally leading these efforts.

Maithri will be SLFP presidential candidate – Duminda

The SLFP would field President Maithripala Sirisena as its candidate at the next presidential election, SLFP General Secretary and Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said yesterday.

World’s largest aircraft lands in Sri Lanka’s southern airport

The world’s largest aircraft, Antonov An-225 “Mriya” landed at the Mattala Rajapakse International Airport (MRIA) in Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, officials said.