The Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) today said that it was unaware of any time limits on visas issued to foreign journalists posted to Sri Lanka.
UNP MP Ajith Perera today denied claims made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the group of visiting UNP parliamentarians had ridiculed the development taking place in Hambantota as they left Port. Pictures
A Sri Lankan and two Indians possessing a stock of 48 kgs of "Walla-Patta" worth Rs. 38.4 million were arrested by Custom officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning
Two people were killed and five injured when a three wheeler collided with a jeep at the Ohalpola Junction in Narammala on the Narammala- Kuliyapitiya Road yesterday, the Police said
The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) said today it had earned an income of about Rs. 450 million within a week starting from April 7 when the special bus service was launched to facilitate commuter travel during the New Year season.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed surprise and disappointment over the surprise move by national coach Paul Farbrace to consider taking up a coaching position with England cricket team.SLC said in a media release that they have been unable to contact Farbrace who is in England while ECB had communicated to SLC expressing their desire to have Farbrace released from Sri Lanka duties.
Former Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players Tamika Williams and Edna Campbell will visit Sri Lanka as State Department Sports Envoys from April 21 to 25, Office of the Spokesperson of State Department announced today.
About 143 drivers were arrested while driving under the influence of liquor within 24 hours ending 6 am today, police said.
The two Sri Lanka players in the current IPL, Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera, would be free to continue playing in the IPL if they don’t make themselves available for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England, Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said.
Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year.
The rat population in Colombo has increased and immediate measures need to be taken to bring it under control the Chief Medical Officer of Health at the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam said.
At least five people were killed after their van fell into the Detagamuwa tank in Kataragama in the early hours today, Police said. Pictures
Every year, Glamour Magazine honors a group of women ranging from future astronauts to fencers on its list of Top Ten College Women. This year, Harvard’s very own Inesha N. Premaratne ’15 and Ishani D. Premaratne ’15 were recipients of the award.
The CCTV video footage of yesterday’s robbery at a jewellery store in Negombo was released to the media by the police.
The Defence & Urban Development Ministry and the Sri Lanka Navy today strongly denied allegations published in the media that the Muslim families who had encroached into the Willpattu National Park were those displaced as a result of naval deployments in the area.
Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara today submitted his resignation from International T20 Cricket, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.
Hambantota Mayor Eraj Feranado today claimed it was a toy pistol that he carried when he rushed to the scene to protect the UNP MPs who were being attacked by some villagers and staff of the Hambantota Harbour.
Hambantota District parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa today denied claims by Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando that he had asked Mr. Fernando to intervene in the crisis situation that arose during the visit of a group of UNP MPs to Hambantota yesterday.
At least 9 bodies have been recovered after a tractor carrying passengers who were travelling to visit their relatives for New Years fell into an irrigation canal in Aralaganwila, Polonnaruwa this afternoon.
An investigation will be launched to determine whether the security personnel accompanying UNP MPs visiting Hambantota had carried out their duties efficiently, police said.
The last of the four macaws that escaped from an aviary at the President’s House on Wednesday was found by a resident of Kotahena and handed over to the President’s House through the Kotahena Police today
The police, have so far this year, suspended the driving licenses of 364 motorists countrywide after they were found guilty of driving under the influence of liquor.
The alleged international kidney racket, which came under the police radar following the death of a city youngster in Sri Lanka, has been using Facebook and other social networking sites to identify victims
Former External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama has been named as the ambassador designated to Germany while present Indian High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has been named as the ambassador to the United States.
Asgiriya Chapter Mahanayake the Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera has requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to take steps to stop the print media from publishing pictures of the Buddha
The international community has made a series of inquiries about the proscription of 15 Tamil organisations operating abroad and suspected to be fronts of the LTTE decimated in Sri Lanka, the Daily Mirror learns
While denying he was carrying a pistol in his hand during the incident in Hambantota today Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando rejected claims that he was behind the attack in Magampura.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju on Wednesda
Sri Lankan-born newsreader George Alagiah has been diagnosed with bowel cancer, the BBC said today. The corporation said that Mr Alagiah will be off-air for the near future while he receives treatment