A 21-year-old youth was shot and injured by an unknown assailant near a shop at Moragalawatta, Habaraduwa at around 7.45pm last night (March 25). Police Media Unit said the victim, a resident of Moragalawatta, Pilana, was admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in serious condition. A motive for the shooting remains unknown and Habaraduwa police are conducting an investigations to…
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has deployed a special raiding squad to nab the unscrupulous traders who have not yet brought down the prices of food items as required by the budget. Consumer Affairs Authority, Chairman Roomy Marzook talking to The Nation stated, “For the past 19 days we have conducted 4600 raids Island wide.”
A fire broke out in a computer store at Unity Plaza shopping complex, Bambalapitiya, Police Media Unit said. It is believed the fire broke out at 7.30am today, and the store is located on the seventh floor of the shopping complex.
Gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked the Tunisian capital’s famed Bardo Museum and the parliament compound on Wednesday, killing eight tourists and taking others hostage, the interior ministry said.
Three suspects allegedly involved in the armed robberies of two branches of the same private bank in Bokundara and Aththidiya where about Rs.5 million was stolen have been arrested by officers from the Mirihana Special Crime Investigation Unit and a special team from the Mount Lavinia Police.
Payment of the Rs.20, 000 allowance for expectant mothers proposed under the interim budget will commence on March 21 at a ceremony in Polonnaruwa. This was disclosed at a press briefing held at the Government Information Department today.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) states that just sending the Central Bank Governor on leave during the inquiry period of controversial bond issue is anyhow not an acceptable move and instead, he should resign from the post. “He should resign from the post and should make the opportunity for an independent investigation over the issue”, said by Matara district MP…
President Maithripala Sirisena's maiden breakfast meeting with media heads held this morning at 'President's House' was marked by the conspicuous absence of hoppers, an item that acquired political meaning since it was after partaking of hoppers that the president and his predecessor parted ways.
President Maithripala told media heads this morning that the focus of the Government is to make good on promises relating to the '100 day program' and that resolving problems of Tamil people, important though it is, will have to wait until a new Government is formed following parliamentary elections expected to be held shortly.
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Tharindu Kaushal as a replacement player for Rangana Herath in Sri Lanka’s squad for the knockout stage of the tournament.
The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court has issued a restraining order against the convener, president and other officials of the Container Drivers' Union who were blocking the entrance to the Colombo Port.
Sri Lanka condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous terrorist suicide attacks targeting worshippers who were attending Sunday prayers at two Christian churches at Youhanabad, Lahore in Pakistan on 15 March 2015 killing 16 people and injuring more than 70 people.
YANGON (AFP) - A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues were sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in jail by a Yangon court over using a Buddha image to promote a cheap drinks night.
Aid agencies Monday described conditions in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu as among the most challenging they have ever faced with fears of disease rife, as the Pacific nation's president said climate change was partly to blame for the devastation.
An area measuring some 25 feet in diameter has caved in at Galahitiyawa, Ambadandegama in Bandarawela. Police said the area had started caving in last evening. Though no loss of life has been reported due to the incident, residents of 12 neighboring houses have been evacuated on the advice of the National Building Research Organization (NBRO).
Despite the government claiming that the draft bill on constitutional reforms would be gazetted at midnight last night, the Department of Government Printing states that it is yet to do so.