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Govt. comments on decriminalizing homosexuality in SL

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:28
The government would not take measures to decriminalize homosexuality in Sri Lanka, State Minister Lakshman Yapa said. MORE...

Man shot dead in Athurugiriya

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:19
A person has been killed in Athurugiriya after an unidentified suspect had opened fire at him, the police said. MORE...

Lanka Coal Company board of directors, chairman removed

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:24
The Board of Directors of the Lanka Coal Company (LCC), including the Chairman Maithri Gunaratne, has been removed by the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya. MORE..

SLMC should pressurize government over SAITM issue - JVP

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:50
The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) should pressurize the government not to register medical students of the private medical college in Malabe, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) asserts. MORE...

Delimitation committee report handed over

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:21
The report of the delimitation committee, with the signatures of all five members, has being handed over to Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha. MORE..

Officials call off search for missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:37
Officials have called off the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after an intensive $160-million effort that lasted nearly three years and scoured some 120,000 square miles of ocean. MORE...

Canadian court upholds deportation of LTTE fundraiser

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:13
An alleged fundraiser for Tamil rebels who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his appeal. MORE...

Vidura to decide on his MP post on Saturday

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:10
I will decide whether or not to resign as a Parliamentarian on 21 January, MP Vidura Wickremanayake said. MORE...

Govt. decides not to increase lottery prices - Yapa

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:41
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to maintain price of a lottery at Rs.20 without increasing it, Minister Lakshman Yapa said. MORE...

Unfavorable coal deal- Power Secretary writes to President

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:26
Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy B.M.S. Batagoda has written to the President demanding the removal of ‎Maithri Gunaratne, Chairman of Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd, who had allegedly opposed the attempt to sign an unfavorable deal to import coal to Sri Lanka, the Anti Corruption Front (ACF) said on Tuesday. MORE...

Sri Lanka climbs to 82nd rank on global talent competitiveness

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:10
Sri Lanka has climbed one place to 82nd rank on the global index of talent competitiveness that measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent. MORE..

NFF MP Padma Udaya Shantha at FCID

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:22
National Freedom Front MP Padma Udaya Shantha Gunasekara arrived at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) on Tuesday. MORE...

17-year-old motorcyclist killed in Chilaw accident

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:12
A 17-year-old person was killed after his motorbike collided with a container vehicle in Chilaw last evening, police said. MORE...

Lankan national arrested after arriving in TN by illegal ferry

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:48
A 27-year-old Sri Lankan was arrested at Arichal Munai in India today after he arrived by an illegal ferry, four days after another man from the island nation was held from the same area. MORE...

Two persons arrested with 45 kg of Kerala Ganja

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:25
Sri Lanka Navy personnel attached to SLNS Buwaneka located in Nachchikuda in the North Central Naval Command have arrested 2 suspects with 45 kg of Kerala Cannabis, in the sea area of Erukkulampiddi. MORE..

UN assures cooperation on Sri Lanka drought relief

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:19
The United Nations and its affiliated bodies would take serious note of the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and has assured President Mainthipala Sirisena that they would extend fullest cooperation to the Presidential Task Force to provide drought relief. MORE..