Russia announced that it has taken steps to provide eight large helicopters to Sri Lanka as a total donation; the Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Office said quoting visiting Head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independence States-Russia Konstantin Kosachev.
At least six children were injured when an elephant went on rampage during a Perahera in the Ganemulla junction on the Colombo – Kandy Road last night, police said.
Sixty-one Bangladeshis, who were in Sri Lankan detention camps for four months after being picked up by that country’s navy in February, were scheduled to be brought back from Colombo around Sunday noon.
The body of the Navy sailor who went missing following the capsizing of a Navy boat at the Galle Face on Saturday during the victory day parade was found from Bambalapitiya this morning.
At least two people were killed following an accident in the Nittambuwa area on the Mirigama Road yesterday, police said.
The Indian government is planning "deterrent" action against Indian fishermen violating international waters with Sri Lanka, finding that trawlers and ships from this side are the biggest source of confrontation with the Emerald isle.
Impeached Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayke who appeared before the Bribery Commission issued a lengthy statement denying the charges levelled against her.
The vice chairman of the Laggala- Wilgamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha was arrested by the Wilgamuwa police for allegedly entering the house of a widow and attempting to sexually abuse her
The China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) was awarded a US 229.5 million dollar contract for a massive water project funded by China to supply water to the Gampaha District.
A ring that smuggled immigrants from India and Sri Lanka into the United States through Ecuador has been broken up with the arrest of six people, Ecuadoran authorities said.
Concerned over reports of Sri Lankan government considering removal of land and police powers from the provinces prior to the elections in the Northern Province, India today asked it not to take any step against their own commitments relating to the 13th Amendment.
The main opposition UNP yesterday said it had rejected a request made by Velayutham Dayanithi alias Daya Master and his supporters to contest the Northern Provincial Council on the UNP ticket
Two persons were killed and three injured when a private bus veered into a bus halt near Thalangama Hospital due to a technical defect Pictures
Customs officers of the Bio Diversity unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport nabbed eight boxes containing 669 live lobsters that were to be exported to Vietnam by a businessman breaching the Aquatic Resources Act Pictures
One soldier was killed and 18 other soldiers injured when their lorry met with an accident in Settikulam, Vavuniya this morning, police said
Three children were killed when a mentally handicapped mother jumped into a well with the children in Thandikulam-Vavuniya yesterday.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was on a four-day official visit to Uganda has returned this morning, the Government Information Department said
A one-year-and three months old infant died due to a fire that broke out in a temporarily built housein the Madampe area last evening, police said
The owner, of the identity card found during salvage operations of the Antonov 24 wreckage, is reported to be living in Jaffna
The Memorandum of Understanding for the setting up of the controversial Sampur Coal Power Project (SCPP) in Trincomalee will be signed this later this month sequent to the cabinet approval on Thursday, Power and Energy Ministry Secretary M.M.C. Ferdinando said yesterday
Minister of cooperatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando yesterday directed the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to obtain samples of all milk powder imported into the country and have them tested in three countries and obtain the relevant reports
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