The supply of water to Colombo and its suburbs would be interrupted from 12 noon to 8 p.m. tomorrow due to urgent maintenance work that was to take place at the pump house located in Kotte, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced
A building collapsed in Manhattan this morning following an explosion, injuring more than a dozen people and scattering dust and debris across streets and sidewalks
The Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) called for public support to identify and locate a suspect by the name of Kajiban Ponnaiah Selvanayagam alias ‘Kobi’ alias ‘Kasiyen’, police sources said.
Police searched and secured the headquarters of social media giant Facebook Inc on Tuesday evening after receiving a threat against the company, which San Francisco-area authorities said turned out to be "totally not credible"
Pharmaceuticals have been categorized as a special commodityand as such it is compulsory for importers to obtain the approval of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) before increasing prices,the Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade said today.
Police warned the public today to check their land deeds after it was revealed that the CIDarrested a man who cheated a lady engineer of Rs.42 million by selling a plot of land using forged documents.
Ahead of the proposed talks between Sri Lanka and India to sort out the vexed fishermen issue, a court in Sri Lanka today ordered release of 116 fishermen, arrested over the last two months for allegedly crossing the IMBL and fishing in the island nation’s waters
United National Party (UNP) today requested the people not to vote for any other small party if they are fed up with the ruling party as the UNP is the only alternative for it ►►►
The Sri Lankan government said that in keeping with country’s consistent policy of recognizing democratically elected Heads of State, the unconstitutional removal of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych from office is regretted, and has aggravated the present political uncertainty in Ukraine.
The use of the weedicide Glyphosate has been banned on a directive from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Deputy Minister S.M. Chandrasena said. He said this weedicide is known to be linked to the rapidly spreading kidney disease in Sri Lanka
In another case of election violence, a UNP aide was stabbed during an altercation with some UPFA supporters at the Yala junction in Anguruwatota last night, police said.
A Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation led by R. Sampanthan met US and British envoys in Colombo on Monday and discussed the US-led resolution to be submitted at the ongoing United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva, informed sources said
Relatives of Chinese passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were still clutching to faint straws of hope for their loved ones Tuesday, four days after the aircraft went missing
The Prisons Department had not decided whether to call for fresh applications or not for the position of hangman, Prisons Commissioner General Chandrarathna Pallegama said
The manifesto of DMK party led by M. Karunanidhi said that the DMK would urge the Indian government to take immediate actions for conducting a ‘referendum’ under the supervision of United Nation among Tamils in northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka and migrated Tamils to choose a permanent political solution of their choice
United National Party (UNP) will launch its manifesto for the provincial council election at its headquarters Sirikotha tomorrow
Malaysia's military believes it tracked the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said today the government should uphold internationally accepted norms of democracy if it was to protect the country from international interference.
“I’m making an open invitation to anyone who is contesting from the UPFA to come forward and bring victory for the Kelaniya electorate if they can at this month’s election to the Western Provincial Council under the betel symbol of the UPFA,” Minister Mervyn Silva said at a public meeting in Hunupitiya, Kelaniya yesterday.
Notorious underworld gangster ‘Palankada Heen malli’,alleged to have been responsible for several killings including that of a Ratnapura gem businessman, last month was shot dead in a police shootout today
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) declined the opportunity to interview a Sri Lankan asylum seeker sent back from Christmas Island who alleged he had been “severely tortured” by local police on his return, a cable obtained under freedom of information laws has revealed, The Guardian reported.
Two Sri Lankan nationals, who were allegedly travelling on fake passports to Dubai, were apprehended by airport security officials last morning in Pune, India
New Zealand needs to lend its support to an independent international investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka, Green Party human rights spokesperson Jan Logie said today
Thousands of Tamils demonstrated in Geneva on Monday to protest Sri Lanka's rejection of calls for an international probe into alleged war crimes at the end of its civil war
About 14 patients were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following a bus accident in Colombo Fort this morning, the hospital sources said
Following the end of the amnesty, the Sri Lankan missions in Jeddah and Riyadh are witnessing a sharp drop in the number of runaway housemaids
A maid who was arrested shortly before attempting to flee the country with Dh55,000 worth of her sponsor’s jewellery has been jailed for six months.
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has sought an appointment with President Mahinda Rajapaksa today in her capacity as the South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) representative, to submit the organization’s recommendations for religious harmony, sources close to her said
The newly appointed hangman has quit his job soon after seeing the gallows, Prison Department sources said.