Bill Gates hails Sri Lanka’s ‘high quality’ primary healthcare

The country’s primary healthcare system was held up as an example of what consistent dedication can achieve at this year’s CHOGM.



The relics of Lord Buddha will not be transported to Sri Lanka

The National Museum, part of the Ministry of Culture of Government of India, had last month approached M S University, seeking the relics as a temporary loan from the university.



Politicians are destroying cricket in Sri Lanka: Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan is a soft-spoken man, not one to get agitated easily. It was a rare sight to see him lose his cool when asked about Sri Lankan cricket’s downfall. In a conversation with ET, the Sri Lankan legend talks about what is wrong with Sri Lankan cricket, why wrist spinners offer better dividends in good batting conditions (referring to Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal) and more.



e-Health cards for all by 2020

e-Health cards will be provided for all Sri Lankans by 2020, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.



Sri Lanka needs to create over 120,000 new jobs every year – WB report

The World Bank’s latest edition of South Asia Economic Focus titled “Jobless Growth?” alerted that massive job creation is needed in the South Asian countries in the next decade to catch-up with other countries with similar income levels.



Sri Lankan wins lawsuit against UK health service

A Sri Lankan refugee who could not speak English has won a legal battle against the National Health Service (NHS) in England after her child was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn.



Aluthgamage remanded till today

Former Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage was yesterday (16) remanded until today (17) the Colombo Fort Magistrate, Lanka Jayaratne, due to his failure to fulfil bail conditions. Aluthgamage was arrested by the FCID on a charge of financial fraud to the tune of Rs 39 million in the purchase of sports equipment.



Mahindananda Aluthgamage arrested

Former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today on charges of misappropriating government funds amounting to Rs.39 million in 2014 to buy Carrom and Checker-boards.



Once close Indo-Sri Lankan ties can no longer be seen – C.V. Vigneshwaran

Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V Vigneshwaran says the closeness between Sri Lanka and India, that once prevailed, can no longer be see.



President Sirisena to attend CHOGM today

President Maithripala Sirisena left to London in order to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which will commence from today.



President performs New Year rituals

Keeping with the tradition, President Maithripala Sirisena performed New Year rituals yesterday (April 14) at his official residence in Colombo.



Opposition Leader’s message for Sinhala and Hindu New Year

My heartiest wishes to the Tamil and Sinhala people of this country on this special day of Sinhala and Tamil New Year.



New Year Message of Sri Lanka President and Prime Minister

The evolution of human civilisation has taken place from era to era enriching the people as cultured entities. The unique cultural events celebrated by various people around the world indicate the affinity and utmost dedication towards their traditional heritages, President Maithripala Sirisena said in his New Year message.



Auspicious times for Sinhala and Hindu New Year 2018

Sinhala Awurudu Litha 2018. Auspicious times for Sinhala and Hindu New Year 2018.



Sri Lankan navy arrest 3 people for smuggling 963,000 USD worth of gold

The Sri Lanka Navy, on Thursday apprehended three people for attempting to smuggle 24.2 kilograms of gold from the country via sea, the navy media unit said in a statement.



Chinese firm to invest $800 million on Sri Lanka Port City underground road

China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) will invest $800 million to build an underground road network to Sri Lanka’s Port City, a $1.4 billion project built on reclaimed land, a government minister said.