The Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association says that the private bus industry in Sri Lanka will completely decline by the year 2020 and that the government is responsible for it. MORE..
The Pakistan Chief of Navy Staff, Admiral Muhammed Asif Sandila arrived in Sri Lanka last evening (December 12) along with a group of delegates, reports indicate. MORE..
The European Union(EU) parliament has passed a resolution calling on the Sri Lankan government to implement the recommendation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission(LLRC) in full. MORE...
Two persons were killed and another 13 were injured after a private bus skidded off the road and toppled at Katuneriya on the Colombo-Chilaw main road today. MORE..
The Police Spokesman today stated that the special investigative unit of the Police Headquarters investigated a complaint filed by Asha Aluthgamage, wife of Sport Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. MORE..
The 2013 Grade 5 scholarship examination cut off marks for a selection of schools will be released on 18th December, the Secretary of the Education Ministry said. MORE..
A nine hour water cut will be imposed from 9pm on December 13 to 6am on December 14 from the Dehiwala Bridge to Bambalapitiya and all peripheral roads due to road development, the Water Board said.
We have invited UNP MP Sajith Premadasa to join the UNP leadership council, Adviser of the Eksath Bhikkhu Peramuna, Ven. Girambe Ananda thero said today. He added that there were minor disagreements within the council however they could be ironed out. MORE...
The Police Department says that a one way traffic plan rehearsal will be implemented from 9.00am to 11.00am on Friday (Dec. 13) on Duplication Road, Dickmans Road Junction towards Hindu College and Dhammarama Road to Galle Road. MORE..
A Sri Lankan woman died of injuries Thursday in a weather-related motorcycle crash on Dahr al-Basheq road in the Metn region northeast of Beirut. MORE..
A gazette notification is scheduled to be issued making it mandatory for milk food companies should reveal and register the locations of their stores with the Consumer Affairs Authority, Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando said today. MORE...
The Government Radiological Technologists’ Association has launched a token strike this morning based on several demands, including the suspension of enrolling students for the Radiology Diploma course. MORE..
The Sri Lankan rupee traded at its lowest level in more than a week on Thursday on importer dollar demand, but the market was sluggish as most investors were in a holiday mood, dealers said. The spot rupee was at 130.90/95 per dollar at 0550 GMT, its lowest point since Dec. 3, and weaker from Wednesday’s close of 130.80/90. MORE...
Sri Lanka Navy arrested another batch of 30 Indian fishermen for violating international maritime boundary laws and poaching in Sri Lankan waters. MORE..
Four persons, including a woman, have been arrested on charges of engaging in illegal excavations in the Kuragoda area in Alawathugoda, with the intention of recovering artifacts. MORE..
The Australian High Court has ruled the immigration minister should decide the case of a Tamil Sri Lankan woman held in indefinite immigration detention. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison will have to consider the case of a Tamil Sri Lankan woman after the High Court ruled his department made a mistake. MORE...
Pakistan won the first T-20 match against Sri Lanka in Dubai by 3 wickets after Sri Lanka posted a total of 145/5. MORE..
Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first in the first T-20 match against Sri Lanka bring played in the Dubai international cricket stadium.
Sri Lanka Cricket is set to hold talks with Englishman Paul Farbrace with a view to appointing him as incumbent head coach Graham Ford’s successor. Ford is to leave the Sri Lanka job in January to be with the English county Surrey. MORE..
The International Olympic Committee along with the National Olympic Committee and the Sports Ministry have agreed to review sports laws and regulations. MORE..
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has reportedly opted out of playing in the Twenty20 and one-day international series against Pakistan starting next month, and has cited personal reasons behind his decision. MORE..
South East Asian Legend Amaranath Ranathunga is a connoisseur who has brought two unalike Euro styles of guitar music together in composition and performing in Sri Lanka. MORE..
Mora Film Awards was held yesterday (7th), under the patronage of veteran director Asoka Handagama and dazzling actress Pooja Umashankar at University of Moratuwa. MORE..
Actor Paul Walker, who shot to fame as star of the high-octane street racing franchise “Fast & Furious,” died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40. MORE..
A series of short documentary films exploring the nature of diaspora engagement with Sri Lanka has been released by the independent peacebuilding organisation International Alert. MORE..
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa arrive at the Moi International Sports Complex (MISC) in Kasarani for Kenya’s 50th Independence Day celebrations today (Dec. 12). This year’s Independence Day celebrations, on the outskirts of Nairobi, are expected to be the largest the country has seen in the past 50 years. The festivities officially began at midnight on Thursday at Uhuru Gardens as Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta hoisted the flag and planted a commemorative tree. President Rajapaksa is in Kenya on a four-day state visit. (Pic by Sudath Silva)
British prime minster David Cameron and US president Barack Obama posed for a mobile phone “selfie” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service today. The image of Mr Obama, Mr Cameron and the Danish leader taking the photo quickly went viral on the internet — and led to a backlash from Twitter users who said it was inappropriate behaviour at an event to remember the life of the anti-apartheid hero, who died last week aged 95. MORE...
The Listed Debenture Issue of National Development Bank PLC was oversubscribed during the early hours of the opening day as per the disclosures made to the CSE by the Registrars to the Debenture Issue. MORE...
Sampath Bank that as a technological trend setter in Sri Lanka’s banking and finance service industry has revolutionized e-remittances through yet another first offering via mobile cash. MORE..
Bharti Airtel Lanka, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa continues to reward its loyal customers with exciting offers where they stand a chance to win the latest Smartphones as well as luxury holidays at renowned hotels in Sri Lanka......
Seylan Bank PLC announced the appointment of Mr. Himashe Isuru Balapatabendi as a Non Executive Director of the Bank with effect from 27 November 2013......
Seylan Bank was awarded the Silver Award at the inaugural ‘Peoples Development Awards’ which was conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development (SLITAD), held at the Water’s Edge recently......
Amăna Bank completed yet another initiative by refurbishing the Children’s Ward (Ward 15B) at the Colombo South General Hospital, Kalubowila. The ward has been maintained by Amăna since 2006......
The National Mobile Service Provider Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel showcased its strength yet again as the pioneer in mobile services by winning the ‘Best Project’ award at the National Project Management Excellence (NPME) Awards 2013, conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Sri Lanka Chapter......
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Back in October, Samsung’s JK Shin revealed that Galaxy Note 3’s shipments had crossed 5 million in less than a month. More...
Facebook has announced it will be replacing its "Hide All" button with "Unfollow," allowing its 1.1 billion users to block all messages and posts from selected friends. More...
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A group of UNP parliamentarians met on the morning before the President was to deliver his budget speech for the coming year. Ranil explained to everyone the party’s stand on the budget ...
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