The Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said that they are ready to provide required technical assistance in utilizing satellite technology to reduce the impact of climate change on the country s rice production. MORE..
20 Jun 2018 (9:58 AM)
Wildlife Minister Sarath Fonseka says that he will resign from his ministerial portfolio if no assistance is received from the government to provide a solution with regard to the elephants in the Sinharaja reserve within the next 3 months. MORE..
20 Jun 2018 (9:52 AM)
The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. MORE..
20 Jun 2018 (9:17 AM)
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side s third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Islet on Monday. MORE..
20 Jun 2018 (12:31 AM)
A prominent drug dealer in the Peliyagoda area has been arrested with drugs and a grenade, police said. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (9:17 PM)
UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Industries and Commerce before President Maithripala Sirisena today (19). MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (7:54 PM)
The bodies of a mother and daughter with stab wounds have been found in a home at Welikanna in Hanwella, police said. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (7:25 PM)
Two more suspects including a woman have been arrested for aiding and abetting the shooting which was carried out at the Kataragama Kiriwehera Rajamaha Viharaya. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (6:39 PM)
Cabinet has decided to remove the 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) on doctors consultation fee, channeling fee and professional charges with effect from July 1, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (6:05 PM)
If a shortage of medicine occurs at a hospital, the Medical Superintendent of that hospital should take the responsibility, stated Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (5:38 PM)
The Department of Meteorology says that strong gusty winds up to 60-70kmph are likely over Northern sea areas and in Gulf of Mannar from today (June 19). MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (5:27 PM)
Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were arrested over the Welikada Prison clashes in 2012, have been further remanded until July 03. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (5:05 PM)
The General Secretary of the Sinhala Ravaya organisation Ven. Magalkande Sudatta Thero accuses the Attorney General s Department for evading the case of Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (4:53 PM)
The Colombo Chief Magistrate s Court has postponed announcing the decision on the bail applications of President s former Chief of Staff, H.I.K. Mahanama and former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC), P. Dissanayake, until the 26th June. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (4:30 PM)
Officials of Department of Agriculture have uncovered information regarding a businessman who has illegally imported 107 containers of wheat seeds for the purpose of producing animal feed. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (4:14 PM)
The objective of the group of MPs who left the government along with him is to defeat the UNP, says UPFA MP Thilanga Sumathipala. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (3:29 PM)
Police fires tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesting university students near the Parliament Roundabout in Battaramulla. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (2:48 PM)
Today is the second day of the march (Adhishtana Pagamana) for the release of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (2:43 PM)
Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga stated that a new type of petrol will be introduced for three-wheelers and motorcycles. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (2:43 PM)
A police sergeant has been killed while a police constable sustained critical injuries afte a speeding car veered off the road at Nildiya Uyana area in Matale. MORE..
19 Jun 2018 (2:27 PM)