The newly appointed hangman has quit his job soon after seeing the gallows, Prison Department sources said.
The fate of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared three days ago with 239 people aboard remained a mystery Monday as the latest possible clues to the plane's whereabouts were discounted, authorities said
A former Rahula College teacher with tears streaming down her cheeks read a letter in Court sent by a bank to parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake seeking arrears of a payment she made on his behalf
A committee will be appointed to investigate the use of Internet and Social Media Networks, Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRCSL) Director Anusha Palpita said
Taking into consideration the safety of police personnel on duty the Police Department has decided to arm each policeman with a pistol or a revolver.
The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) announced it would operate a luxury bus service from Kaduwela to Galle along the Southern Expressway from today.
All employees are entitled for paid leave to cast their vote at the March 29 elections to the Western and Southern Provincial Councils, the Government Information Department said today.
Britain is to join the US and three other countries in pushing for a full international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka after the government there failed to satisfy international calls for a such an inquiry, Downing Street announced on Sunday.
The long- awaited legislation that provides for the introduction of a national drug policy in line with the recommendations of Prof. Senaka Bibile has been drawn up, and a copy of it will be presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today, a spokesman said.
Three members of a family were killed and three injured after one family member set fire to a house in Kataragama last night, police said. UPDATE
A Grade VII student of a school in Nawalapitya who was punished by his teacher was subsequently caned by the principal, warranting admission to hospital.
Some of their sisters fell to bullets; some others took to arms. Five years after the war ended in Sri Lanka, these women refugees from the island nation are now learning self-defencewith the help of an NGO.
As the hunt for the missing Malaysian Air jumbo jet gained momentum Sunday in the South China Sea and Malaysian intelligence agencies were investigating potential terrorism, hopes were all but gone for the 239 passengers and crew.
The first phase of the Kaduwela-Kottawa Outer Circular Highway (OCH) had been open to the public since 12 noon today and there was a long queue of vehicles waiting to enter the new highway since morning.
A 48-year old woman accompanied by her daughter (20) and son (17) were arrested with jewellery worth Rs. 6 million in their possession, at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.
At least 20 passengers had been injured when a bus skidded off the road, knocked an embankment and toppled on the Nuwara Eliya Road this morning, Police said. Pictures
A 19-year-old student Nipun Anuranga was shot dead by an unidentified group in the Udugampola area in Walpola, Gampaha last night, Police said.Pictures
Sri Lanka today regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thrimanne's fluent century, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium Mirpur, Dhaka on Saturday.
The first phase of the Outer Circular Highway from Kottawa to Kaduwela was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the final of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka in Dhaka a short while ago.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official.
Terming the stance of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) against the ‘Big Three’ as disappointing, the former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said it could have an adverse impact in the longer run.
The Sri Lankan High Commission in Malaysia has confirmed that there were no Sri Lankan passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines flight which lost contact with air traffic controllers early today.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic controllers early on Saturday, the airline said in a statement, the plane likely missing in Vietnamese airspace.
Indian External Affairs Ministry on Friday said India was yet to take a final call on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Sri Lanka.
The slaughtering of cattle, goats and pigs, selling and transporting of beef, mutton and pork will be banned in the Gampaha District from today as several head of cattle with foot and mouth were detected in the area.
First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, in her message for International Women’s Day, said that Sri Lankan women had achieved many milestones had set many valuable examples to women in most societies.
Sri Lanka says the draft resolution on Sri Lanka deposited with the Human Rights Council by a core group comprising - the USA, UK, Mauritius, Montenegro and Macedonia, violates the constitutional provisions of Sri Lanka.
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