Former Western Provincial Councilor Renuka Perera, who was unable to secure a seat at the last WPC elections, had been appointed as the National Transport Commission Chairman, the Private Transport Services Ministry said today
Thirteen 2nd and 3rd year Rajarata University students were suspended on charges of having forcibly entered the Dutugemunu Hostel and assaulted some 4th year students on March 29, University officials said.
The opposition’s expectation for a regime change through a Arab Spring kind of uprising will not succeed in Sri Lanka and there is no need to go to Harvard or Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to learn how to topple governments, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today
The skeletons unearthed at Thiruketheeswaram in Mannar were reportedly of bodies buried since the 1930’s, further it is not a mass grave site as earlier believed, but an ordinary cemetery, the Archeological Department Director General said today
Whether astrology can predict future has been a question that many sensible people have been asking over millennia. An interesting discussion on this topic over the weekend saw a leading astrologer in the country declaring that astrology can no way predict the future of a person
The Sri Lankan government’s decision to label 16 overseas Tamil organizations as financers of terrorism is so broad that it appears aimed at restricting peaceful activism by the country’s Tamil minority, Human Rights Watch said on Monday
A 49-year-old Sri Lankan man was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) departure lounge last evening with 10 yellow gold nuggets worth Rs.1, 285,000 hidden in his rectum by the Airport Customs, Airport Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said
Kapilan alias Nandhagopan, who is said to be the second in command of the LTTE’s Nediyavan Group abroad was captured by Sri Lankan authorities with the help of Iranian and Malaysian authorities, the Daily Mirror learns
Lakshman Hulugalle, the former Director General of Media Center for National Security who was removed from his posts under controversial circumstances was prevented from receiving a diplomatic posting when a minister opposed the move at the last week’s cabinet meeting, a government source said.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is placed on 34 among the list of the 100 Most Influential Asian People of 2014 published by Asian Awards Ltd 2014.
Chinese and Indians dominated the list of the 100 Most Influential Asian People of 2014 published by Asian Awards Ltd 2014.
Sri Lanka will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year war, its foreign minister said on Monday, Reuters reported
Lasith Malinga credited the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) for Sri Lanka’s amazingly tight bowling that suffocated the strong Indian batting line up in the final of the ICC World T20 on Sunday
A 22-year-old motorcyclist had been shot dead by an unidentified gunman at the Pattiya Junction, Kelaniya this evening, the Police said. They said that the victim was an employee of the Supugaskanda Oil Refinery
13 students were injured when a school van which had attempted to overtake a trishaw, collided head on with a Cement Mixing Vehicle near Egaloya on the Bulathsinghala- Horana Road this afternoon, the Police said.
Traffic congestion was reported on Baseline Road near Ingram Junction in Dematagoda as a garbage-collecting truck caught fire on the road.
Democratic Party (DP) Leader Sarath Fonseka today said he had to face criticism from various sources during recent times because he took stern action against those who used his party’s name for their personal benefits and to commit frauds.
A Gampaha businessman who had placed a bet on the premise that India was certain to win the T-20 World Cup final died of a heart attack when he found that India had lost the match
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to visit Bahrain at the end of this month, the presidential media unit said
Heavy traffic was reported from Ceramic Junction to Galle Face Green because of a demonstration by members of several Railway Unions, Police said
Days after India bucked domestic political pressures and signaled it would not slam Sri Lanka publicly and abstained on a crucial vote at the UN Human Rights Council, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse sent a warm thank you letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Seven Anacondas from Dehiwala Zoo would be flown to the Thiruvananthapuram City Zoo in Chennai under an animal exchange program, The Hindu newspaper reported
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