Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena today expressed his utmost regret on behalf of the government with regard to a minor incident in Ginthota, Galle escalating out of control and developing into a tense situation. MORE..
18 Nov 2017 (2:45 AM)
Police curfew has been imposed in several areas in the Galle District until 9.00am today (18) due to a tense situation, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..
18 Nov 2017 (1:44 AM)
The Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) has warned that it would resort to trade union action if authorities fail to file a court case against the parent who had verbally abused and threatened a teacher at a school in Puttalam. MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (8:01 PM)
A woman who was deported from Sri Lanka for having a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm says she had to leave Facebook after being abused by extremists. MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (7:34 PM)
It was announced that the Supreme Court will hear the Human Rights violation case filed against Tangalle ASP Thushara Daluwatte by Susantha Karunaratne who was assaulted during the Hambantota protests. MORE...
17 Nov 2017 (6:05 PM)
Police sources report that a suspect illegally selling contraband in Talawakelle was detained earlier today (17), by officials of the Talawakelle police. MORE...
17 Nov 2017 (5:42 PM)
The Joint Opposition today demanded that the five members of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), who had phone conversations with Arjun Aloysius, be suspended and an inquest held in order to safeguard the independence and trust of the COPE committee. MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (5:34 PM)
Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther and Country Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka, Jørn Sørensen signed an Agreement to extend Government of Norway s support to the resettlement of the communities in the newly released Myliddy harbour area in Jaffna. MORE...
17 Nov 2017 (5:24 PM)
Residents of Jaffna staged a protest earlier today (17), against the proposed reduction of beer prices through the 2018 budget. MORE...
17 Nov 2017 (4:25 PM)
Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka assured that the government would not allow the so-called Aava group, or any other criminal gang, to raise its head in the North. MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (4:15 PM)
President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the government will take necessary steps to ensure the longevity and growth of the Buddhist community within Sri Lanka. MORE...
17 Nov 2017 (4:06 PM)
A request was made of Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya to launch an investigation into the members of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), due to allegations made that the information sheet of the COPE committee was secretly revealed to undisclosed individuals. MORE...
17 Nov 2017 (3:50 PM)
Police sources report that the suspected leader of the criminal gang Aava Group attempted to escape protective custody while he was being transported to courts earlier today (17). MORE...
17 Nov 2017 (3:39 PM)
The Elections Commissioner declared that the notice calling for nominations for the Local Government elections will be issued on November 27. MORE...
17 Nov 2017 (2:50 PM)
The Colombo Chief Magistrate s Court today rejected the request made eight defendants, including former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to clear them from all the charges in the Avant Garde case. MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (2:02 PM)
The Colombo Fort Magistrate s Court today issued an arrest warrant on former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya. MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (12:39 PM)
Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara and Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera, speaking exclusively to Ada Derana, responded to the allegation that they had telephone conversations with Arjun Aloysius, while they were members of the COPE committee inquiring into bond scandal. MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (10:38 AM)
President Maithripala Sirisena held a discussion with the family members of missing persons at the Presidential Secretariat on Thursday (16). MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (1:43 AM)
Customs officers attached to the Cargo Examination Directorate today apprehended an illegally imported consignment of the Glyphosate, the herbicide which has been banned in Sri Lanka over fears it can cause cancer. MORE..
17 Nov 2017 (1:30 AM)
Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan today called on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to support the making of a new Constitution as it is his fundamental duty and to refrain from using the Constitution as a means to capture power. MORE..
16 Nov 2017 (8:12 PM)