'Katina pinkama' religious ceremonies were observed this morning at the dehiwela Bellanvila Temple.
Persons who have applied for concessionary vehicle permits before the budget will be permitted to purchase vehicles before the end of the year, the Finance Ministry said today.
Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations left the country today after a three day visit, Foreign Affairs ministry said.
The United States has praised Sri Lanka's new government for speeding up efforts towards reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils after a separatist civil war which lasted nearly three decades and killed tens of thousands of people.
The European Union on Tuesday expressed concern over the recent attacks on undergraduates and other incidents as issues towards regaining trade concessions.
The Colombo bourse plunged on Tuesday erasing the post-budget gains triggered by a the sell-off in the banking stocks.
President Maithripala Sirisena said today that the contribution of the state sector as well as private sector in the programs to achieve the progress in the field of renewable energy, is essential.
Three workers were injured today when a leopard attacked them while working in a tea garden in Protock estate, Hatton.
Evening train service will run as scheduled, Railways General Manger Vijaya Amaratunga said today.