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Vehicle importers call for increased space for importing used vehicles

President of the Vehicle Importers Association of Lanka (VIAL), Indika Sampath Merinchige urged the government to expand the allowance for importing used vehicles alongside new ones.

20 Apr 2024 - 3     - 1921

  SL on alert on possible genocide allegations by Canada

Sri Lanka is still at a loss to thwart the efforts by a city council in Canada to construct what it called a Tamil genocide monument, and to counter the allegations by the Canadian politicians, an informed source said .


  Tax payers poised to cough up Rs.45 Mn on another debate on Easter attack


  Debt restructuring with bondholders hits a snag with disagreement on two areas


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Detention orders issued on Naval Officers caught with ‘ICE’

Following the apprehension of four individuals, including two Sri Lanka Navy Lieutenant Commanders, in possession of a significant quantity of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ’ICE,’ the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court issued detention orders on them.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 632

Man jumps off Sri Pada Uda Maluwa, goes missing

A 33-year-old pilgrim who climbed to Sri Pada went missing after he jumped off the protective fence at the Ratnapura-Sri Pada route at the Uda Maluwa.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 2464

Emirates and flydubai resume normal operations after Dubai floods

Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates and sister airline flydubai have restored normal operations after heavy rains caused severe flooding across the United Arab Emirates earlier this week, the airlines said on Saturday.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 420

MP Digambaram to support plantation workers’ strike on Monday

The Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) fully supports the strike that the plantation workers are scheduled to launch from Monday (22), Nuwara Eliya District Member of Parliament Palani Digambaram said during a media conference held in Hatton today.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 514

Immigration Department to launch online visa for Sri Lanka ship travellers

The Immigration and Emigration Department announced a forthcoming online visa system for travellers entering Sri Lanka by ship.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 469

Two Guinea women nabbed at BIA with Rs. 20 Mn worth cocaine

Two female passengers of the Republic of Guinea who tried to enter Sri Lanka by carrying Rs. 20 million worth of swallowed cocaine in their abdomens were intercepted by the Customs this morning.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 710

Sri Lanka will suffer if Israel-Iran conflict escalates: Ruwan

Small nations like Sri Lanka will be adversely affected if the current conflict between Israel and Iran escalates, Presidential Advisor Ruwan Wijewardene said today.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 788

British woman, Sri Lankan arrested with drugs in Nuwara Eliya

Two individuals including a British woman were arrested while in possession of Kush and hashish drugs at Toppass, Nuwara Eliya, Police said.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 1224

WHO prequalifies new oral simplified vaccine for cholera

A new oral vaccine for cholera has received prequalification by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 12 April. The inactivated oral vaccine Euvichol-S has a similar efficacy to existing vaccines but a simplified formulation, allowing opportunities to rapidly increase production capacity.

20 Apr 2024 - 1     - 158

Catholic Church has not accepted Easter attacks proposals of NPP or SJB

The Catholic Church has not accepted proposals of the National Peoples Power (NPP) or the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) over the probes into the Easter Sunday attacks, Member of the Communications Committee of the Archdiocese of Colombo, Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando said today.

20 Apr 2024 - 2     - 1232

Man sets himself on fire near courthouse where Trump is on trial

A man set himself on fire on Friday afternoon near the Lower Manhattan courthouse where jurors were being chosen for the criminal trial of former President Donald J. Trump.

20 Apr 2024 - 1     - 1042

Defence Ministry’s amnesty excludes officers skipping duty

The one-month general amnesty period announced by the Defence Ministry today will not be applicable to commissioned officers who do not report for duty without leave.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 218

Tunde Onakoya: Nigerian breaks chess marathon record

Under the beaming lights of New York’s iconic Times Square, Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya has broken the record for the longest chess marathon.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 581

Foreign Affairs Ministry to open Sri Lanka High Commission in Wellington

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has decided to open a Sri Lanka High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand.

20 Apr 2024 - 1     - 720

Mother gives birth on boat en route to hospital

An expectant mother who developed labour pains on her way to hospital by boat had delivered the child onboard the ferry near Nagadeepa.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 565

Prince Harry, now calls himself a U.S. resident

It’s official: Prince Harry, the fifth in line to the British throne, considers himself a U.S. resident.

20 Apr 2024 - 1     - 1177

Gazette declares electricity, fuel services as essential

An Gazette Extraordinary was issued declaring all services connected to the supply of electricity and or distribution of petroleum products and fuel as essential services from yesterday.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 363

Genetic link between Lankan tribe and Indians

Sri Lanka’s Vedda people, long believed to be the island’s earliest human inhabitants, share close genetic bonds with five Indian tribal populations, a new study has found, bolstering evidence for their roots in the Indian subcontinent’s earliest modern human populations.

20 Apr 2024 - 4     - 2130

World’s oldest orangutan Bella celebrates 63rd birthday

Bella, the world’s oldest living orangutan in captivity, celebrated her 63rd birthday this week.

20 Apr 2024 - 4     - 747

Bondholders fear regime change impact

The representatives of bondholders who hold around 50 per cent of Sri Lanka’s outstanding international sovereign bonds (ISB), during closed-door interactions with the representatives of Sri Lankan political parties, have expressed fear whether any debt restructuring agreement will be honoured in case of a regime change at the elections pending this year, Daily Mirror learns.

20 Apr 2024 - 15     - 2384

Electric Cables worth Rs.10 million chipped away from train parked at Hikkaduwa

In a daring robbery which has stunned authorities, thieves managed to steal electric cables worth over Rs.10 million from a train named ‘Nayana Kumari’ stationed at Hikkaduwa railway station, a top official said.

20 Apr 2024 - 18     - 1834

Sri Lankan Tamil becomes first naturalised Indian citizen to vote in general election

Nalini Kirubakaran, a 38-year-old at the rehabilitation camp for Sri Lankan Tamils in Tiruchi, became the first naturalised Indian citizen from the Kottapattu camp to vote in a general election on Friday.

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 237

Don’t be deceived by NPP and cardinal Ranjith: UNP

The United National Party (UNP) which is led by incumbent President Ranil Wickremesinghe today urged the Sri Lankan people not to get deceived by National Peoples Power (NPP) and Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith.

19 Apr 2024 - 48     - 3932

Plans afoot to obtain ’Blue Flag Beaches’ certification for Sri Lankan beaches

Steps are being taken to obtain the official certification of ’Blue Flag Beaches’ for Unawatuna, Bentota, Pasikuda and Arugam Bay, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) said.

19 Apr 2024 - 6     - 1236

Volkswagen Club celebrates 21st ’Pride of Ownership’ drive

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Club has arranged to hold the annual ’Pride of Ownership’ drive after a break of five years, on April 28.

19 Apr 2024 - 7     - 1007

Fr. Cyril Gamini says he provided useful information to CID

Member of the Communications Committee of the Archdiocese of Colombo, Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando who was questioned by CID today said he provided much information on the Easter Sunday attacks.

19 Apr 2024 - 8     - 878

President pays final tribute to late Palitha Thevarapperuma

President Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the home of the late former UNP Member of Parliament and former Deputy Minister, Palitha Thevarapperuma, in Yatadolawatte, Matugama where he paid his last respects and extended condolences to the grieving family and the local community today (19).

19 Apr 2024 - 4     - 1893

Crude oil prices jump, equities sink as Israel rains missiles on Iran

Global oil and gold prices have jumped, while shares have slumped after reports of explosions near the Isfahan airport emerged just minutes after a US official told the Australian broadcaster ABC that Israel had fired missiles on one Iran site.

19 Apr 2024 - 0     - 989

UL cancels flights to Dubai amid bad weather

In light of the adverse weather conditions at the Dubai International Airport, SriLankan Airlines (UL) faces flight cancellations to the UAE hub, sources said.

19 Apr 2024 - 3     - 1656

Dubai’s Emirates halts check-in for connections

Emirates, one of the world’s biggest international airlines, has suspended all check-ins for customers with onward connections as operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB) are still volatile three days after a record storm swept the UAE.

19 Apr 2024 - 0     - 1503

Ottawa mass killing suspect not seeking bail, says lawyer

The 19-year-old Sri Lankan national charged in the mass killing of a newcomer family in Ottawa has no plan to seek bail, his lawyer says.

19 Apr 2024 - 6     - 1809

Fortified rice distributed to provide nutritious meal for school students

The distribution of fortified rice, provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) on behalf of the programme initiated under the instructions of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, to provide a nutritious meal for school students, commenced today at the Veyangoda warehouse complex, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

19 Apr 2024 - 5     - 475

Election Commission to accept SLFP nominations despite disputes

Notwithstanding the internal friction within the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) resulting in changes in party’s leadership positions, the Election Commission clarified its role in accepting nominations for SLFP candidates in the event that internal conflicts persist beyond the declaration of elections.

19 Apr 2024 - 5     - 1118

Woman arrested after taking corpse to sign bank loan in Brazil

A woman has been arrested in Brazil after she brought a 68-year-old man who had been dead for hours into a bank to sign for a loan.

19 Apr 2024 - 15     - 3724

IMF urges Asian Central Banks to not follow Fed too closely

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Asian Central Banks to not follow the Fed too closely.

19 Apr 2024 - 2     - 1047

All flights to and from BIA to Dubai operating on normal schedule

All flights are now operating to and from Colombo to Dubai without any delays after the heavy floods experienced in Dubai recently, airport sources said.

19 Apr 2024 - 2     - 785

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“Absolute power corrupts” Receiving a huge mandate turned out to be a problem for us

QPresident Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared to have declined to entertain your request for a snap General Election. Won’t this lead to a rift between y...

21 Mar 2024 - 27     - 6228

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All parties Sticking to IMF pact vital to see Lanka out of woods - British HC Andrew Patrick

British High Commissioner Andrew Patrick, in an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, shared his views on bilateral ties.......

06 Mar 2024 - 8     - 1758

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“Time for SJB to put itself out of disarray” - MP Dr. Kavinda Jayawardhana

It has reached a state where MPs in the Samagi Jana Balawgaya (SJB) have begun to admit that there are divisions within the party. One of the MPs who ...

05 Mar 2024 - 8     - 2866

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India-Sri Lanka Security Intertwined - Vijitha Herath

The delegation was led by JVP/NPP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and had talks with Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Se...

16 Feb 2024 - 3     - 2337

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Plantation community alleges presence of ‘scam’ behind Indian Housing Project

Although plantation sector workers accuse that credible implementation agencies weren’t appointed by the High Commission of India, to oversee the work of the proposed plantation.......

17 Apr 2024 - 1     - 830

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UDA owned land in Thalawathugoda; UDA Minister Prasanna Ranatunga under the spotlight for forceful occupation of reserved land

For a long time, accusations have been made against Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, alleging that he forcibly acquired a plot of state-owned land in the Thalawathugoda area ...

09 Apr 2024 - 18     - 4665

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 17     - 2574

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’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 20     - 1280

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Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 26     - 3754

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This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

28 Nov 2023 - 14     - 3194

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 17     - 2574

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’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 20     - 1280

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Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 26     - 3754

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This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

28 Nov 2023 - 14     - 3194

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Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos

The ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka had hampered his marketing job and thus, when he heard he could earn US$1,000 a month at an IT job in Thailan...

08 Feb 2023 - 12     - 11426

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HARD TALK

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“Absolute power corrupts” Receiving a huge mandate turned out to be a problem for us

QPresident Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared to have declined to entertain your request for a snap General Election. Won’t this lead to a rift between y...

21 Mar 2024 - 27     - 6228

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All parties Sticking to IMF pact vital to see Lanka out of woods - British HC Andrew Patrick

British High Commissioner Andrew Patrick, in an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, shared his views on bilateral ties.......

06 Mar 2024 - 8     - 1758

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“Time for SJB to put itself out of disarray” - MP Dr. Kavinda Jayawardhana

It has reached a state where MPs in the Samagi Jana Balawgaya (SJB) have begun to admit that there are divisions within the party. One of the MPs who ...

05 Mar 2024 - 8     - 2866

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India-Sri Lanka Security Intertwined - Vijitha Herath

The delegation was led by JVP/NPP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and had talks with Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Se...

16 Feb 2024 - 3     - 2337

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Plantation community alleges presence of ‘scam’ behind Indian Housing Project

Although plantation sector workers accuse that credible implementation agencies weren’t appointed by the High Commission of India, to oversee the work of the proposed plantation.......

17 Apr 2024 - 1     - 830

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UDA owned land in Thalawathugoda; UDA Minister Prasanna Ranatunga under the spotlight for forceful occupation of reserved land

For a long time, accusations have been made against Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, alleging that he forcibly acquired a plot of state-owned land in the Thalawathugoda area ...

09 Apr 2024 - 18     - 4665

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 17     - 2574

’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 20     - 1280

Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 26     - 3754

This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

28 Nov 2023 - 14     - 3194

This Week in Our Comments Section: Who runs Sri Lanka Cricket?

President Ranil Wickremesinghe last week clarified suggestions that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah was running Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Here are some comment...

27 Nov 2023 - 6     - 1343

How low will our MPs go?

How low will our MPs go?...

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HIV Surge Among Youth

01 Apr 2024 - 1     - 331

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Sharp Drop in Phone Usage

25 Mar 2024 - 0     - 464

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Bleak Island

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Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos

The ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka had hampered his marketing job and thus, when he heard he could earn US$1,000 a month at an IT job in Thailan...

08 Feb 2023 - 12     - 11426

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IMF gives thumbs up for SL’s progress but cautions road ahead still difficult

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week commended Sri Lanka for going forward and being successful to a great extent to implement the “ambitious” programme; however, it cautioned that the ...

20 Apr 2024 - 0     - 39

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An electric shock for the public

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) explained the electricity tariff revision which took effect from today.

17 Feb 2023 - 2     - 1917

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Public react to petrol price hike

A cross section of society expressed their opinions on the increase of the price of petrol.

06 Feb 2023 - 0     - 1363

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Traders at Peliyagoda market unhappy

20 Jan 2023 - 2     - 2524

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Do we need an election now?

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