In Pictures: Special Army parade to mark decade since end of the war


A special march was organised by the Army Headquarters to mark a decade since the end of the war, at 9 am today (May 22).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 28   - 0 MORE

Easter Sunday attacks: Parliament approves Select Committee


A motion to set up a Parliamentary Select Committee to look into and report to Parliament on the terrorist attacks that took place on April 21 was approved in Parliament today (May 22).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 9   - 0 MORE

Court issues summons on eight employees of copper factory owned by suicide bomber


Eight employees of a copper factory belonging to one of the suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks, have been issued summons to appear before the Colombo Magistrate's Court on May 27.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 17   - 0 MORE

Date to debate NCM on Rishad to be decided tomorrow


A date to debate the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) on Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will be decided at the Party Leaders' Meeting tomorrow (May 23) Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 19   - 0 MORE

PNB nabs individual with heroin worth Rs 20 million


The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) has arrested an individual for transporting heroin worth Rs 20 million on a motorcycle today (May 22).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 7   - 0 MORE

Navy nab two persons with 760g of Kerala cannabis


Naval personnel apprehended two persons with 760g of Kerala cannabis during a raid conducted in Wellamadama area, Dondra last night, Navy said.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 6   - 0 MORE

Nigeria shuts its Sri Lanka mission due to insufficient funds


Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama announced that the Federal Government has closed three of the nation’s foreign missions including in Sri Lanka and downsized another due to insufficient funds.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 42   - 0 MORE

President extends State of Emergency for another month


An extra-ordinary gazette notification has been issued declaring that the State of Emergency (Emergency Regulations) has been extended for another month.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 51   - 0 MORE

President instructs security divisions not to have roads closed for VIP vehicles


President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed that relevant authorities be informed to apprise the VIP security personnel to refrain from having roads closed to make way for VIP vehicles, the President's Media Division said.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 73   - 1 MORE

Suspect linked to extremist activities arrested in Kalmunai


A suspect who is accused of having links to extremist groups was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in Kalmunai today (May 22).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 23   - 0 MORE

All street name boards to be installed in three languages only : PM Wickremesinghe


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that all name boards of streets must be printed in Sinhala, Tamil and English alone.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 43   - 0 MORE

Public officials to be paid interim monthly allowance of Rs 2500 from July 1


Public officials will be paid a special interim monthly allowance of Rs 2500 from July 01, the Ministry of Finance announced today (May 22).

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   - 63   - 0 MORE


Sunday, May 19, 2019


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​[More Plus]