One detained has been reported dead in a shooting incident during a tense situation that occurred at the Anuradhapura Prison. Three more inmates have been injured and hospitalized in the incident, stated the Anuradhapura Hospital. A tense situation has occurred at...
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) P.G Kumarasinghe Sirisena has tendered his resignation with effect from yesterday (6th January). Kumarasinghe Sirisena was appointed to the above position on 23 January 2015. He is the younger brother...
The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) today decided to conduct a full-scale investigation on the alleged misappropriation of government funds on the Lotus Tower project. COPE Chairman JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti today told COPE that he would summon all institutions...
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has given instructions to distribute food items and essential commodities to the market without any shortage. As per the directives given to Secretary to the Prime Minister, steps have been taken to distribute essential commodities to...
One suspect had been arrested with over 10 kgs of heroin valued over Rs. 100 million at Wanawasala in Kelaniya this morning, the STF said. They said the STF Intelligence Unit conducted the raid following a tip off and recovered...
An office assistant of the Lankapura Divisional Secretariat in Polonnaruwa has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed the Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. The case has been detected when the entire staff of the Divisional Secretariat had been subjected...
Following the inability to complete the restructuring of cash strapped Sri Lankan Airlines, the government has sought to issue ‘letters of comfort’ to two-state banks - Bank of Ceylon and People’s Bank - for the fourth time for US...
Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs & Law K. Shanmugam has arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday (06) for an official visit. Minister Shanmugam was accompanied by five high-profile Singaporean officials representing several ministries. They had reached the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at...
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which remains confident of mustering a two-thirds majority at the general election, said the parliamentary majority was needed not to enjoy privileges but to serve the public in an efficient manner including to...
The number of people killed worldwide by the coronavirus has exceeded 3,000, as China reported 42 more deaths. More than 90% of the total deaths are in Hubei, the Chinese province where the virus emerged late last year, BBC...