The on-arrival visa facility for visitors has been suspended, with regard to four African countries, with immediate effect. This has been done as a precautionary measure to prevent the entry of Ebola virus, the External Affairs Ministry said.
Western Provincial Councillor, Malsha Kumarathunga has challenged President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Mervyn Silva and fellow Provincial Councillor Hirunika Premachandra to take the “Ice bucket challenge” which went viral in the world within the past few weeks
The number of HIV infection cases increased to 1,845 last year from 1,649 cases reported the previous year, and the majority of them were from Colombo and Gampaha, Parliament was informed today
Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka said today the common candidate should not be limited to its title but he or she should come forward from the aspirations of the people.
A schoolgirl appearing for the GCE Advanced Level examination had been knocked down and killed by the Badulla bound freight train this morning at Watagoda, the Police said.
Due to the atmospheric disturbance over the island, wet weather could be expected over the Southwestern parts of the country in the next 36 hours, the Meteorologist Department said.
National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Chief Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera today claimed that the proposed Buddhist Temporalities Act (BTA) was not conducive for the safety of Buddhism and he would request the Mahanayaka Theras to call for a discussion on the proposed Act immediately.
The police constable who was in the spotlight when he issued a speeding ticket to a deputy minister’s driver and later arrested on charges of having solicited a bribe was today released on bail.
A 42-year old Sri Lankan woman and her two adult daughters who applied together for UK visas were arrested today for using deception in their applications by applying in multiple identities, the High Commission in its website said.
The United Nations may become involved in the case of the Tamil asylum seekers who were detained on an Australian customs boat, with a court hearing to take place in Canberra in October.
A proposal for shifting a section of Sri Lankan Refugees at Bhavani Sagar camp to another location in the area has been made to the district administration by the Commissioner of Rehabilitation P. Anand.
Two more Parliamentarians were sworn in as Deputy Ministers by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees a short while ago.
Lanka Super Diesel 4-star, a new variety of diesel with low sulfur content will be introduced to the local market from tomorrow, the Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said today.
Two Malaysians were arrested yesterday by the CID for allegedly buying five bottles of whisky worth Rs. 4,860, 000 from several five star hotels in Colombo using fake credit cards, police said.
A 33-year-old inmate of the special camp for foreigners in Cheyyar married his relative at a simple function amid tight security on Wednesday.
An analysis carried out by the Government Analyst on the 85 kilograms of substance seized by the Police Special Task Force (STF) on June 11 and described as heroin, has indicated that 31 kilograms of it was heroin and the rest extraneous matter, police sources said yesterday.
Colombo High Court yesterday issued an arrest warrant on Captain Senaka Haripriya de Silva, a personal assistant of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka for evading court in a case where he is charged with harboring Army deserters.
Chairman of the BJP Committee on Strategic Action and BJP's National Executive Committee Member Subramanium Swamy said today that what took place in Sri Lanka was not an ethnic struggle but a linguistic struggle.
Several Roads leading to Galadari Round About would be closed between 8.30 p.m. to 5.30 a.m. for six days starting today due to a repair work at the Galadari Roundabout, Police said.
Thirty seven Sri Lankans, initially believed to be held hostage by Iraqi rebels will be brought back to Sri Lanka today, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris said.
The United National Party (UNP) said that the President had no authority to announce 1 million US$ as assistance to be provided to the war victims in Palestine from public funds of Sri Lanka and that there was a procedure to grant approval for such grants to other countries.
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