Thursday, 5th March 2015

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Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne expressed that the President Maithripala Sirisena has not promised that they will stop any of the development projects as part of the 100-Day program.
Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:52
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa released a statement today refuting allegations that the half built construction Kankesanthurai was a presidential palace.
Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:10
UPFA Parliamentarian Sarana Gunawardena stated that former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was disappointed and told him that he has no intention of entering politics.
Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:12
A suspect who had allegedly sent lewd and abusive text messages to females in various parts of the island has been tracked down and arrested by the Western Province North Crime Investigation Division.
Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:26
Three persons, including two women have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 34-year-old individual in Valachchanai yesterday.
Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:10
The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker in Seoul.
Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:42
The Bill on National Drug Regulatory Authority has been taken up for debate in parliament. In a historic move, the debate was opened by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Bill was presented by Minister Rajitha Senaratne.
Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 20:06
Sri Lanka's new government will probe claims that the previous Rajapaksa regime attempted to pay off US Congressmen to win their support over the country's human rights issues, parliament was told on Wednesday.
Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 19:09
Officials in the United States say that a man on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorist list has been apprehended overseas and is now in the custody of the Somali government.
Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:33
Former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena is currently being questioned by the Bribery Commission regarding a complaint received to the commission.
Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:20
A 17-year-old girl has died after she fell from the sixth floor of an apartment complex in Grandpass late last night. The body of the deceased is currently lying at the scene pending a post-mortem inquiry due to be conducted by the Magistrate of the Colombo No.4 Aluthkade Magistrate's Court. Grandpass police are investigating.
Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:15
A stock of Ethanol imported from Thailand has been seized by Sri Lanka Customs from a container at the Customs Warehouse, Orugodawatta. The 16,000 liters of Ethanol had been in stocked in 80 barrels.
Full Article Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:32
The individual who set himself alight inside the premises of a leasing company in Ampara yesterday has succumbed to his injuries. Police Media Unit said the man had succumbed to his injuries early this morning.
Full Article Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:32
The new Draft National Drugs Policy Bill is due to be presented to Parliament today by Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.
Full Article Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:37
Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code for Players and Players Support Personnel during his side’s Pool A match of World Cup 2015 against England at Wellington on Sunday.
Full Article Monday, 02 March 2015 14:16
China and Sri Lanka cut off speculation about deteriorating ties on Friday with a pledge of renewed cooperation on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative and the announcement of a visit by the island nation's new president in March.
Full Article Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:28
Shashi Weerawansa, wife of Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate's Court. She had been arrested and remanded on charges of falsifying documents to obtain a diplomatic passport.
Full Article Friday, 27 February 2015 12:20
A 35-year-old Civil Defence Force (CDF) member was killed after he was shot by a trap gun at Bakmitiyawa, Damana at around 11.00 last night. Police said the victim, a resident of Pannalgama, Ampara, died after being admitted to the Thottama hospital.
Full Article Friday, 27 February 2015 09:36
Eight schoolchildren were injured after the tractor-trailer they were on became detached from the tractor in Kalavanchikudi yesterday.
Full Article Friday, 27 February 2015 09:26
As many as 43 Indian fishermen were on Thursday arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing in Nedunchivu and Mullaithivu areas off the island nation, PTI reported.
Full Article Friday, 27 February 2015 09:28

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