Even lawyers now opine about COVID vaccines: Dr Sudarshini
Various groups including lawyers are now seen expressing viewpoints about COVID vaccines, misleading the general public, State Minister Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle said.
5 hours ago - 9 - 1126
No farewell parties on last day of A/Levels: Exam. Com. Gen.
Examinations Department Commissioner General L.M.D. Dharmasena requested the Advanced Level (A/L) students not to have farewell parties on the final day of the A/L classes.
6 hours ago - 0 - 374
Two girls missing while bathing in Weligama beach, two rescued
Two girls aged 12 and 15 have gone missing while two other girls were rescued when they were drowned while bathing in the Weligama beach today.
8 hours ago - 0 - 1056
One killed, 10 injured in bus, tipper collision in Polgahawela
A 35-year-old woman was killed and 10 others were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Ratmalgoda in Polgahawela on the Kurunegala-Colombo road this morning.
9 hours ago - 2 - 580
Digital wallet to be introduced to all citizen: Namal
A digital wallet will be introduced to all citizens after the issuance of the Digital National Identity Card, Minister Namal Rajapaksa said.
23 Jan 2022 - 8 - 2437
Youth slits man’s throat over love affair dispute
A 19-year old youth was arrested after he has slit the throat of another youth following a dispute over a love affair in Kadawatha.
23 Jan 2022 - 11 - 3261
Powercuts highly likely from Tuesday: CEB
There will be no power cuts today, but power will be interrupted from Tuesday due to inadequate fuel supply, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Acting General Superintendent Dr. Susantha Perera said.
23 Jan 2022 - 11 - 2056
236 COVID-positive students sat for exams at special examination centres: Comm. General
Special examination centres were arranged for the grade five scholarship examination for 236 COVID positive students reported across the country, Examinations Department Commissioner General L.M.D. Dharmasena said.
23 Jan 2022 - 0 - 476
Until proper inquiry is done over trade union activities
Zoological Gardens DG ’off’ from work for 14 days
Shermila Rajapaksa, Director General (DG) of the National Zoological Gardens is to step away from work for 14 days until a proper investigation is carried out into the unbecoming activities by the Dehiwala Zoo trade unionists.
23 Jan 2022 - 12 - 2391
75 more Omicron cases identified from multiple areas
A total of 75 more cases of Omicron COVID variant have been detected from 78 samples in Sri Lanka.
22 Jan 2022 - 5 - 1849
Man gets jail for justifying Sialkot lynching
A man was sentenced to one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs10,000 on Friday by the Gujranwala anti-terrorism court for justifying the killing of a Sri Lankan citizen on social media and inciting religious sentiments.
22 Jan 2022 - 4 - 1882
Some parts of SL to face cold weather
Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, North-Central and Uva provinces & in Galle, Matara districts during the morning, the Meteorological Department said.
22 Jan 2022 - 2 - 2978
Sri Lankan national who convinced young girls to send lewd images & videos pleads guilty
A Sri Lankan national who convinced young girls to send him lewd images and videos before sending the content to their families and friends has pleaded guilty to all charges.
22 Jan 2022 - 11 - 10501
Issuing one-day certificates put on hold until further notice: Exam. Dept.
The examinations department has decided to suspend the one-day service for issuing examination certificates from Monday (24), until further notice, the Department’s Commissioner General, L.M.D. Dharmasena said.
22 Jan 2022 - 0 - 862
Mother, daughter burnt to death as house caught fire in Dharmapuram
A woman and her teenage daughter were burnt to death when their house caught fire yesterday evening at Viswamadu in Dharmapuram.
22 Jan 2022 - 1 - 2509
Due date of accepting applications for 2021 (2022) O/L extended
examination has been extended until February 3, the Examinations Department Commissioner General L.M.D. Dharmasena said.
22 Jan 2022 - 0 - 455
Priyantha Kumara’s killing
Pakistan assures justice will be delivered soon
Newly appointed Pakistani High Commissioner (Retd.), General Umar Farooq Burki assured that justice would be delivered soon regarding the murder of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot, Pakistan.
22 Jan 2022 - 5 - 796
Govt will not rule out deal with IMF completely- Media Minister
The Government will not reject outright financial assistance from the global financial agency, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forever, but for the moment Sri Lanka expects to restructure her debt servicing under a different methodology, Mass Media Minister Dulles Alahapperuma said.
22 Jan 2022 - 10 - 1601
Import of Molnupiravir Covid drug
Approval granted to six importers
Six importers have already been granted approval to import Molnupiravir, the oral antiviral pill to treat Covid patients, Dr. Saman Ratnayake, Secretary to the State Ministry of Drug Production, Supply and Regulation said yesterday.
22 Jan 2022 - 1 - 2751
Fresh round of incentives from CBSL to up remittances
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) announced a fresh round of incentives to migrant workers this week, an effort to increase the flow of foreign exchange into the country.
22 Jan 2022 - 3 - 2260
Defamation on social media ends up in court
A man had filed action against a woman at the Nugegoda District Court on the basis that a defendant woman is defaming the man by way of social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.
22 Jan 2022 - 0 - 1588
Castlereigh and Maussakele reservoirs
Dry weather causes a drop in water levels
The water levels of Castlereigh and Maussakele reservoirs have dropped due to the dry spell in the western slopes of the central hills.
21 Jan 2022 - 1 - 551
Lotus Tower to be used for digitalising all TV channels
All TV channels based in the western province will be digitalised by using Lotus Tower as the centralised point by December 31 2023, Media Minister Dallas Allahaperuma told Parliament today.
21 Jan 2022 - 3 - 1426
Sri Lanka hammer Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, seal series
Sri Lanka blew away Zimbabwe, bowling the visitors out for 70 after posting 254 on the board to bounce back and wrap up the ODI series 2-1 today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.
21 Jan 2022 - 3 - 883
Total COVID-19 cases exceed 600,000
The total COVID-19 cases reported so far in Sri Lanka surpassed 600,000 mark with 840 more individuals testing positive for the virus.
21 Jan 2022 - 0 - 421
Want to film or take professional pics at Port City? Make a payment to bank of China
Port City Colombo, which recently opened its public gallery to visitors, yesterday said that it had been forced to introduce payment methods for those willing to shoot professional pictures and videos on the Port City premises due to a rising number of requests from social media users and companies who wished to make an income from filming on the premises.
21 Jan 2022 - 8 - 6168
Planning to provide an uninterrupted power supply - Gamini Lokuge
Minister of Power Gamini Lokuge said that the necessary fuel requirements have been fulfilled and that they are planning to provide an uninterrupted power supply.
21 Jan 2022 - 10 - 808
More number of COVID cases being reported daily : Dr. Hemantha Herath
More than 800 cases are being reported daily and we urge the public to adhere to health guidelines and get their booster jabs as soon as possible, said Deputy Director of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath.
21 Jan 2022 - 3 - 636
President’s term should be extended by two more years: Diana Gamage
Parliamentarian Daina Gamage today proposed that a motion should be passed with a two-thirds majority in Parliament to extend the term of the President by two more years claiming that the President had lost two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
21 Jan 2022 - 42 - 4433
PM Modi tops list of most popular world leaders
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has topped the global rating amongst world leaders with an approval rating of 71 per cent.
21 Jan 2022 - 10 - 2312