A Malaysian film star, who has roots in Sri Lanka, was on the ill-fated MH17 with her family.
Safeguarding the national harmony and coexistence that prevail for thousands of years in the island is a prime duty of every citizen, stressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He also said that it is imperative to strengthen cultural ties between different groups.
Sri Lankan Government sends its condolences and deepest sympathies to the the families of the passengers and crew onboard the flight; Algerian flight crashed yesterday, July 24.
Seven people are feared killed in an Indian Air Force helicopter crash near Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.
Minister of Science and Technology Patali Champika Ranawaka has created a new Facebook profile account and fan page. The move comes after Facebook administrators deactivated the minister's previous profile account and took down his fan page.
Making a history in the field of football in Jaffna, a team of experienced coaches and players from the USA arrived in Jaffna to conduct coaching camps for youths and schoolchildren this week. With the coordination of Security Force, Jaffna, the Soccer Outreach Association, Pennsylvania conducted a three day coaching camp at Durayappah stadium last week.Commander Security Force Jaffna Major General Udaya Perera attended the inauguration ceremony at the inaugural session on July 21. About 375 youths from different leagues in Jaffna, Valikamam and Islands administrative divisions and schoolchildren took part in the program.
General Committee of the General Medical Officers’s Association (GMOA) has unanimously decided to remove two of their trustees Dr.Lalantha Ranasinghe and Dr. Nihal Rathnasena from their duties with the GMOA immediately.
A police constable attached to the Nawagamuwa was killed in a vehicle accident this morning in Mahawa. Police said the 32-year-old victim, a resident of Ehetuwawa, had been on leave at the time of the incident.
Newly appointed Defence Attaché to the Embassy of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Colonel Muhammad Rajil Irshad Khan paid a courtesy call on Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the ministry premises yesterday, July 24.
A 46 year old man has committed suicide by setting himself ablaze in Wellawatte this morning, Police said. Police Media Unit stated that the incident had taken place at 10am today at the victim’s residence Harmers’ Avenue Wellawatte. The Police said that it was believed that the individual had set himself ablaze due to a family feud.
The Australian border protection vessel carrying 157 Tamil asylum seekers is on its way to the Australian territory of the Cocos Islands, from where the department of immigration plans to transfer the asylum seekers to immigration detention on the Australian mainland, Guardian Australia understands.
Ukraine's prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east.
Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka today said he stood by his claims that ice cream which had traces of Dicyandiamide (DCD) had been served to members of the public through ‘danasalas’ during the Poson season, and vehemently denied claims by ‘non-professionals’ who cast doubt on the findings.
Sri Lanka's first ever parking meters were introduced today. The meters will be solar powered and is part of a project initiated by Tenaga Car Parks (Pvt) Ltd. The machines were launched and implemented at Baron Jayathilaka Mawatha Colombo as part of a pilot project.
Air Algerie said it lost contact with one of its aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers. "Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers, 50 minutes after takeoff," the airline said, cited by national news agency APS.