Today's News

Indonesia has executed eight out of nine drug convicts by firing squad despite last-ditch appeals by Australia's foreign minister for a stay of execution so that claims of corruption during the trials of two Australian prisoners could be investigated.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:43
Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando has been arrested by police. It is reported that Fernando was arrested in connection with an alleged assault that took place in 2014.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:56
Two Chinese males aged 37 and 26 years, were arrested this morning at the Bandaranaike International Airport while trying to smuggle 60 kilograms of dried Seahorses.
Full Article Tuesday, 28 April 2015 13:29
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Nepal, W. M. Seneviratne stressed that Sri Lankan aid workers had already begun their relief work at Kathmandu in Nepal. “They have erected a large tent and converted it to a temporary hospital and engaged in treating the earthquake victims”, he added.
Full Article Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:57
Four people have been killed and two others injured after a van collided with a train in Kilinochchi this evening, police said. 
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 16:49
Democratic National Alliance MP and JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told the Parliament that few self-exiled journalists who were in Nepal have been refused safe-return to Sri Lanka by the Embassy officials. He told the House the government should  intervene the issue and must confirm the safety of the journalists.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 15:33
The Court of Appeal extended the interim order issued suspending the Police circular to ban full-face helmets until May 19. Earlier, the Court of Appeal on April 02 initially issued an interim order suspending the operation of police advisory circular banning the use of full face helmets until April 28.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 15:13
International rescue teams and relief supplies began arriving in Nepal's devastated capital Monday to help terrified and homeless survivors of a quake that has killed more than 3,200 people in the impoverished nation.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 10:18
Five persons who were allegedly engaged in treasure hunting at Gonahena, Kadawatha, were arrested by police yesterday. Police Media Unit said that the suspects were arrested along with digging tools while digging for treasure at a rock in the middle of a paddy field in Gonahena.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 09:58
The debate on the crucial 19th Amendment to the Constitution will begin today. The debate, originally scheduled for April 21 and 22, had to be postponed after protests in Parliament by the Opposition.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 09:09
Popular actor Daya Alwis has passed away this morning at the Sri Jaywewardenepura Hospital. He was aged 72 at the time of his death. He had been hospitalized following an accident last week.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 08:58
The Draft National Audit Bill has received Cabinet approval and will be presented to Parliament as an emergency bill, the government said today. Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said Cabinet approved a proposal presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to present the said Draft Bill to Parliament as an urgent bill under clause 122 of the Constitution.
Full Article Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:38
The 100-Day program of the Maithripala Sirisena government comes to an end today. The program began on January 10 soon just after the Presidential Election.
Full Article Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:45
Former Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa, who was remanded last night by the Kaduwela Magistrate, has been transferred to the prison hospital. Rajapaksa was arrested last evening by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) over allegations of misappropriation of funds in the Divi Neguma program.
Full Article Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:03
Paris (AFP) - An IT student allegedly planning a church attack in France has been arrested, the country's interior minister said Wednesday, just over three months after Paris was hit by a jihadist killing spree.
Full Article Wednesday, 22 April 2015 20:21
President Maithripala Sirisena is to make a special statement via all electronic media at 9.00pm tomorrow (April 23), the Presidential Media Division said. The statement will coincide with the deadline of the Sirisena government's 100-day program, which falls tomorrow.
Full Article Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:15
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) of Police to give a statement this morning regarding the allegations of financial fraud against him. The session began at around 1100 hours and still going on.
Full Article Wednesday, 22 April 2015 13:59
New Leftist Front Leader Vasudeva Nanayakkara told the media that the proposed 20th amendment seeking to reform the electoral system too would be presented in parallel to the 19th amendment. Speaking to media, just after meeting President Maithripla Sirisena, MP Nanayakkara said that the parliamentarians of the United People’s Freedom Alliance have no hesitations to vote both the 19th and 20th Amendments…
Full Article Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:30
A Cairo court has sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in prison. Morsi was charged with inciting the killing of protesters, in connection to the deaths of 10 people outside the presidential palace in December 2012. The court acquitted the former president of murder charges the could have seen him face the death…
Full Article Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:49
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has informed the Parliament this morning that the Bribery Commission should inform him beforehand, if the Commission wants to investigate or record statements from Parliamentarians.
Full Article Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:28

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