The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $160 million loan to modernize the operations and improve the efficiency of Sri Lanka Railways, the country s railway operator, by upgrading its infrastructure and technical capacity. This is ADB s first loan in Sri Lanka s railway sector. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (11:17 PM)
While ensuring the prevailing freedom and the democracy in the country, everyone should come together to create a better country and a virtuous future generation, President Maithripala Sirisena said. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (8:25 PM)
The water levels of Castlereigh and Maussakelle reservoirs have rapidly increased owing to the downpours plagued the western region of the central hills for the past few days. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (7:00 PM)
The Attorney General has directed the Acting Inspector General of Police to issue instructions to all Police divisions to strictly comply with provisions of law and to submit completed files seeking the Attorney General s advice. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (6:25 PM)
Two suspected members of an underworld gang have been hacked to death by members of a rival organized criminal gang near the Madampitiya cemetery in Grandpass. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (6:20 PM)
The decision of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) regarding the upcoming Presidential Election will be announced at the party s convention on September 03, according to General Secretary of the United People s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Mahinda Amaraweera. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (5:25 PM)
Mr. Robert Juhkam presented his credentials today (15) to Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, officially taking office as the new Resident Representative for UNDP in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka said issuing a media release. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (5:03 PM)
An Indian engineer has died after off from a building 20 feet high at Loggal Oya Biomass Power Plant in Rideemaliyadda police division. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (4:40 PM)
Even MP Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is convinced that it is apt to nominate former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the presidential candidate, says Parliamentarian S.M. Chandrasena. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (4:13 PM)
Three more members of the banned organization, Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI), who had allegedly received training from terrorist leader Zahran Hashim, have been arrested by police. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (3:46 PM)
The emaciated 70-year old elephant named Tikiri , whose photos were widely shared on social media for being walked in the Esala Perahera, was taken back to Kegalle yesterday (14). MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (3:14 PM)
High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, has called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (13) to apprise him about the grave situation in Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (2:33 PM)
A timber shop located at Kudagama on the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya main road has been gutted in a fire that has broken out at around 1.00 am this morning (15). MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (1:30 PM)
The United National Party (UNP) cannot win an election with only the support of the Colombo elite and that is the reasons why the party should field deputy leader Sajith Premadasa as its presidential candidate, says Minister Ajith P. Perera. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (1:10 PM)
A 26-year-old Sri Lankan national who had arrived at the Chennai city last month is missing. Based on the complaint by his mother, the Airport police have launched a search for the man. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (11:59 AM)
Former Chairman of SriLankan Airlines Ajith Dias is set to record a statement with the Presidential Commission of Inquiry today (15) with regard to a complaint lodged over allegedly stockpiling paddy at Mattala International Airport and causing losses to state institutions. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (10:58 AM)
Several spells of showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and Western provinces, the Department of Meteorology said. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (10:09 AM)
The number of international tourists arriving to Sri Lanka is seeing an uptrend now and may touch 3 million mark by the end of this year, said Sri Lankan Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (10:07 AM)
The European Commission, through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has allocated 8.5 million to support Sri Lankan efforts to prevent violent extremism, build community resilience, and promote peace and tolerance. MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (9:36 AM)
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa along with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and MP Basil Rajapaksa visited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy today (14). MORE..
15 Aug 2019 (1:29 AM)