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Over 100 fishermen from Tamil Nadu will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj next Monday to give a petition demanding uninterrupted fishing rights in the Sri Lankan waters.
Full Article Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:19
Two girls who had been drowning while bathing in the sea in Polhena beach in Matara were saved by three police constables who had been on duty as police lifeguards yesterday. The two girls had been given first aid after being saved and had been handed over to their parents by the police constables.
Full Article Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:07
Due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions currently affecting the island, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for six districts, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) states.
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 19:11
The Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather advisory warning that showers or thundershowers will develop over most parts of the island tonight. Heavy rain falls of more than 150mm can be expected over hilly areas, the department further said. 
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 19:01
The body of the 19-year-old youth who jumped into the Diyaluma waterfall with his 17-year-old girlfriend yesterday has been recovered. The body of the 17-year-old girl was recovered by Koslanda police last evening.
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 16:53
A team of experts has been sent to the location of a landslide that occurred at Nikapotha in Haldummulla this morning, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 12:11
A warning for a tsunami as big as one metre (three feet) forecast to hit islands in Japan's far south after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan was cancelled on Monday.
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 12:08
Police are still searching for the body of the 19-year-old youth who jumped into the Diyaluma Falls in Koslanda yesterday with his 17-year-old girlfriend.
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 11:59
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has summoned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to appear before the commission this week to record their statements.
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 10:01
Police investigations are underway into the murders of a mother, aged 52 years, and her 30-year-old daughter at their house in Pudalu-Oya, Kothmale.
Full Article Monday, 20 April 2015 08:58
M.M.Zuhair PC, Director General of Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC SL), at the launch of the 'Free Wi-Fi for Regional Towns program' held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Polonnaruwa District General Hospital premises last Thursday; April 09.
Full Article Friday, 17 April 2015 17:22
Sri Lanka’s economic growth is expected to decline to 6.9 percent in 2015 due to slowing construction activity, the World Bank said in a recent regional report.
Full Article Friday, 17 April 2015 17:47
The Indian Central intelligence agencies have launched a major investigation into a “specific tip-off” that Naxals were now getting sophisticated weapons through the sea route from Sri Lanka.
Full Article Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:35
Pakistan’s Gwadar port which has been taken over by a Chinese firm could guarantee maintenance and supply for China’s naval ships in the Indian Ocean after the new Sri Lankan government declined permission for Chinese vessels to dock in the country.
Full Article Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:31
Two fatal accidents in the Habarana area last evening left two people dead and four others injured. Police Media Unit said one accident had occurred at Hathareskotuwa along the Trincomalee road when a three-wheeler skidded off the road and slammed into a tree.
Full Article Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:01
The 42nd Death Anniversary Commemoration of Second Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Dudley Senanayake took place yesterday at the site of his statue near the Borella Kanatte roundabout at 16 hours attended by Buddha Susana Religious Affairs Minister Karu Jayasuriya as the Chief Guest.
Full Article Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:03
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa who took time to study over the position of the Opposition Leader finally has decided to hand over the task for the General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha. When President Maithripala Sirisena formed a government with United National Party Leader Ranil wickremesinghe, Badulla district MP Nimal Siripala De Silva became…
Full Article Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:37
Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siam Sect, Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Mahanayake Thera passed away this morning (April 08) after a brief illness. The Temple sources revealed that the funeral will most probably be held on April 12 in Kandy.
Full Article Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:20
At the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, President Maithripala Sirisena paid a State visit to Pakistan from 5th to 7th April 2015. This is the first visit by President Sirisena to Pakistan after assumption of office in January, 2015.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 18:21
The post-mortem examination conducted today on the body of the woman who was found murdered in Kotakethana, Kahawatta has revealed that the cause of death had been severe trauma to the skull as a result of being struck on the head with a heavy object.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 17:48

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