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Drone technology could be used to transport meds in emergencies, specialists say

2019-06-17 11:13:00

Drone technology shall be handy in emergency transportation of medicine and blood, a team of specialist doctors inform the Ministry of Health...


Personal grudge between Safi and Channa Jayasumana!

2019-06-17 10:44:00

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Parliamentarian Professor Channa Jayasumana, who had triggered the propaganda against Kurunegala Hospital medical officer Dr. Sahabdeen Safi to have allegedly practiced sterilization procedures on 4000 Sinhala Buddhist mothers, has done so based on a personal grudge with the said doctor, reports say...


Statement Against hounding journalist Kusal Perera

2019-06-17 10:32:00

A group of social activists including journalists, artists, human rights activists and lawyers have issued a statement with regard to legal issues faced by journalist Kusal Perera...


Sri Lanka’s manufacturing recovers amidst decline in services

2019-06-17 09:07:00

Sri Lanka’s manufacturing activities recovered considerably in May 2019 which is an increase compared to April...


US assists Sri Lanka in strengthening maritime and border security capacity

2019-06-16 20:20:00

The United States is with Sri Lanka in investigating recent terrorist attacks and strengthening its counterterrorism capabilities by building maritime and border security capacity for the island nation...


Government settles pension anomalies benefiting over 500,000 pensioners

2019-06-16 19:30:00

The government takes measures to settle pension anomalies benefiting over 500,000 public servants who retired before December 31.2015...


Sri Lanka’s battle for solar energy continues unabated despite false propaganda

2019-06-16 19:01:00

Sri Lanka’s battle for solar energy continues unabated despite obstacles and false propaganda by interested parties to derail the progress of the programme, Ministry of Power and Energy announced...


Unofficial World Cup Finals today

2019-06-16 15:15:00

Did you know, that there are more than 700,000 fans waiting for tickets to watch the Indo-Pakistan match of the World Cup today (16)? However, given the limited seats in the Manchester Old Trafford stadium, only 25,000 fans will be lucky to have seats, to witness the match live...


Police take over Iconic Salu Sala site on president’s orders

2019-06-16 14:30:00

President Miathripala Sirisena has directed the Industries and Commerce Ministry Secretary to release the company’s Jawatta branch land belonging to it to the Police Department and ordered its closure as it has become a white elephant to the government...


Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency (Pvt) Ltd loses market share

2019-06-16 12:40:00

Sri Lanka’s only state-owned manpower recruiting entity, the Foreign Employment Agency (Pvt) Ltd is losing its market share owing to management weakness and lack of dynamism in the face of high competition from mushrooming job agencies...


Woman in ’Ship’s Helm’ clothes files FR petition before SC, OIC in trouble big time!

2019-06-16 12:10:00

Abdul Rahim Masina, a woman misunderstood have worn clothes depicting Dharma Chakra in Buddhism and remanded by the Hasalaka Police has filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court...


Sri Lanka snub media duties after World Cup defeat

2019-06-16 12:06:00

Sri Lanka are likely to be hit with an International Cricket Council sanction after failing to fulfil their media duties following Saturday’s damaging World Cup defeat against Australia...


Hizbullah defends himself, says ready for any punishment if proven guilty

2019-06-16 11:26:00

Former Governor for Eastern Province M.L.A.M. Hizbulla has refused all allegations against him and says he is ready to accept punishment if proven guilty...


Inland Revenue Dept takes tax payers to cleaners

2019-06-16 11:05:00

Sri Lanka’s revenue collection target of Rs.1 trillion by 2019/2020 through the expansion of the tax payer base in the country, while adjusting indirect and direct tax has become a distant dream owing to weak tax administration at present, official forecast revealed...


Prizes from DLB to the Super Winner of Lagna Wasana and 38 millionaires

2019-06-16 10:59:00

Another event for awarding prizes by Development Lotteries Board (DLB), the fortune maker of the people, was held at the auditorium on 1 June...


Senior journalist Kusal Perera under threat

2019-06-15 23:57:00

The Organised Crime Division is reported to have moved Colombo Magistrate Courts against journalist Kusal Perera and the Daily Mirror to investigate a complaint against his article on 17 May in the Daily Mirror on developments after Easter Sunday tragedy titled ’’From Islamic terrorism to marauding Sinhala Buddhist violence’’..


Sri Lanka celebrates International Day of Yoga on a grand scale

2019-06-15 20:00:00

The 5th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at the iconic Independence Square today (Saturday 15th June 2019)...


Gay couple beaten up on bus for refusing to kiss say they were treated as ‘sexual objects’

2019-06-15 19:54:00

A gay couple who were victims of a horrific homophobic attack on a London bus have spoken out about their ordeal...


Wind of change for West Indies as Chris Gayle gradually blows out

2019-06-15 14:01:00

According to the official statistics Chris Gayle is 188cm tall. These days, when he bends down to touch his toes he seems to feel every last one of them. Gayle made a dip in their direction right before he stepped over the boundary rope at the Hampshire Bowl on Friday, the idle stretch of a man only lately out of bed and getting ready for the day ahead...


Saudi Arabia extradites 5 to Sri Lanka in connection with Easter bombings

2019-06-15 12:23:00

Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were arrested in Saudi Arabia and extradited yesterday (14), police and Interpol said...


Easter Bomber’s burial halted amid public’s objections !

2019-06-15 12:09:00

Residents in Punar area reportedly went on a protest when the authorities had made arrangements for the burial of the suicide bomber at the Zion Church in Batticaloa...


Rathana Thera speaks of Sinhala - Tamil Trade Front Alliance

2019-06-15 12:01:00

A Sinhala - Tamil Trade Front against Islam extremism shall be called in, Parliamentarian Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera says...


ADB provides US$50 for the strengthening of Sri Lanka’s entrepreneurs

2019-06-15 11:47:00

The Asian Development Bank inked an agreement with the finance ministry to provide a loan facility amounting to US$ 50 million to Regional Development Bank (RDB) for the strengthening of its operational capacity to assist Sri Lankan entrepreneurs...


Rathgama killings: Senior DIG Ravi Wijegunawardana summoned by CID

2019-06-14 21:46:00

Senior DIG Ravi Wijegunawardana has been informed to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to record a statement in relation to the abduction and murder of two businessmen in Rathgama, Bussa...


Sri Lanka pioneers bamboo crafts training with UNIDO

2019-06-14 21:13:00

After the successful and pioneering training for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen in early 2019, the second phase of the program will take-off in Colombo on Saturday 15 June...


Christchurch attack: Brenton Tarrant pleads not guilty to all charges

2019-06-14 16:00:00

The main suspect in the Christchurch attacks in March, has pleaded not guilty to all charges...


“Our casinos are attractive, we need more night clubs in hotels”: John

2019-06-14 14:53:00

Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga says even though casinos in Sri Lanka attract Indian nationals, there are complaints that the casinos do not provide enough entertaining activities...


CBSL awarded Presidential Award for Digital Excellence

2019-06-14 14:18:00

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) was awarded with the Presidential Award for Digital Excellence at the launch of the National Digital Roadmap by President Maithripala Sirisena...


Stax Inc. Insights-as-a-service helping businesses improve decision-making

2019-06-14 14:01:00

Stax Inc., Sri Lanka’s leading management consulting firm, helps both local and international clients to make better sense of their internal data with its Insights-as-a-service (IAAS), resulting in greater profitability, growth and employee engagement...


2019 Olympic Day Run to be held on June 25

2019-06-14 13:22:00

To celebrate the International Olympic Day which falls on June 23 each year, the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) will hold its annual Olympic Day Run on 25 June 2019 from Polhena to the Uyanwatte Cricket Ground, Matara, covering distance of 4 km...