Chess: Kalutara Chess Festival 2015 International Rating Championship begins

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January 14, 2015 11:48 am

The Kalutara Chess Festival Open International Rating Chess Championship 2015 organised by the Kalutara Chess Club will be held at the National Institute of Health Sciences in Nago...

Special coin issued to mark Pope Francis' visit to Sri Lanka

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January 14, 2015 08:40 am

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued a commemorative silver coin with a face value of Rs.500 to mark the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Sri Lanka. The coin was present...

Pope arrives at Madhu

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January 14, 2015 08:07 am

Update 3.00 pm- The Helicopter carrying the Holy Father, just landed at the newly constructed helipad at the Madhu church grounds. Update : Mass at Galle Face Green concluded a sh...

Police seize small aircraft at Narahenpita

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January 14, 2015 07:38 am

Police yesterday seized a small aircraft hidden in a storage facility at the Narahenpita Economic Centre. The Narahenpita Police discovered the aircraft, following a tip-off ...

Crowds gather for mass at Galle Face

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January 14, 2015 07:27 am

With Pope Francis set to conduct service at the Galle Face Green, the crowds poured in from last evening till the early hours of today for a place from which to see his Holiness. ...

Holy Father's schedule for day one concludes

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January 13, 2015 09:30 pm

After a tedious journey from the Vatican City to Colombo and a series of meetings that followed after, the Holy Father's schedule for today concluded a short while ago. At a med...

Palihakkara, new Northern Governor; seasoned diplomat Dhanapala appointed Presidential Advisor on Foreign Affairs

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January 13, 2015 07:01 pm

    H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, a retired Foreign Secretary and diplomat, has been appointed the new Governor of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, replacing retired army officer, Majo...

Colombo shares fail to sustain momentum on retail profit-taking

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January 13, 2015 02:42 pm

Colombo share market started off on a positive note on Tuesday morning but failed to sustain this momentum at close on the back of retail profit-taking stemmed by the shaky politic...

New Foreign Secretary appointed

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January 13, 2015 02:17 pm

Chithranganie Wagiswara, a senior Foreign Service official has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary of the External Affairs ministry today. Meanwhile the Minister of Exte...

European Parliamentarians welcomes new President Sirisena

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January 13, 2015 02:09 pm

After an intensive and well-conducted election with strong participation from all regions of the country, albeit with some outbursts of violence, the Sri Lankan people have given v...

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