Month: February 2019

Fernando, Mendis propel Sri Lanka to historic win in South Africa

Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis propelled Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win over South Africa on the third day of the second Test at St George’s Park on Saturday, clinching an historic 2-0 series triumph.

Two arrested with heroin worth 1 Million from Kelaniya

Two persons transporting heroin worth nearly 1 Million Rupees had been arrested along the Kelaniya – Kohawil Road.

Parliament brawl: MR wants police probe halted

The UPFA MPs, led by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday, urged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to stop CID investigations into the unruly incidents in the Chamber on Nov 14, 15 and 16 on the basis lawmakers were protected by the parliamentary privileges.

35-year-old found shot dead in Pannipitiya

The body of a 35-year-old man, who had been shot and killed, has been discovered at Araliya Uyana in Pannipitiya this morning (23).

Ruwan Wijewardene sworn in as Non-Cabinet Minister

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has been sworn in as the Non-Cabinet Minister of Mass Media.

Rathgama businessmen killed, bodies burnt: Police

The two businessmen who were reported to have gone missing from Boossa in Rathgama have been killed at Akmeemana and their bodies burnt at the Kanumuldeniya-Megdagamgoda forest reserve in Walasmulla, the Police revealed today.

Petition filed seeking investigation into assault on prison inmates

A Writ Petition has been filed before the Court of Appeal calling for an order to be issued requesting the Inspector General of Police to launch an investigation into the assault incidents reported within the Angunakolapelessa Prison premises.

Sri Lanka’s economic growth around 3 percent in 2018 – Central bank chief

Sri Lanka’s economic growth was around 3 percent in 2018, the lowest since 2001, Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said on Friday.

Three major policy priorities to rebuild economy

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said the government is looking forward to and focusing on rebuilding and re-positioning the island with three major economic policy priorities.

Navy sailor arrested for abducting and killing 3 youths

A sailor attached to the Kankesanthurai Naval camp was arrested by the CID today over the abduction and disappearance of 11 civilians in Colombo during the period of 2008 and 2009.

Champika calls on TNA to join Government

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday invited the Tamil National Alliance to accept ministerial portfolios and join the government to make a more effective contribution towards developing Jaffna.

Embuldeniya set for surgery after thumb dislocation

Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya is almost certainly out of the Port Elizabeth Test after severely dislocating his left thumb while attempting to take a return catch on Thursday, the opening day.

‘I will support any decision on Executive Presidency’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he will support any decision taken by the House over the Executive Presidency.

No sustainable development without protecting the environment

Sri Lanka’s former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga says the developed countries as well as developing countries need to make a commitment to protect the environment and build inclusive societies to achieve a secure and sustainable world.

Shammi Silva elected SLC President

Shammi Silva has been elected as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) with 83 votes for the year 2019/2021.

Death toll from Bangladesh building fire climbs to at least 56

The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 56 on Thursday, a fire official said, and could keep climbing as fire fighters combed the wreckage of the destroyed building.