Officers having motor vehicle permits on concessionary terms can use their permits to buy unregistered cars/cabs in Sri Lanka at a discounted market price equivalent to the tax relief mentioned in the permit, the Finance Ministry announced yesterday. In this...
The government is to appoint one time Minister Milinda Moragoda, as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner of Cabinet rank to India, an official said. This is the first time Sri Lanka is going to appoint an envoy of Cabinet rank. Once...
In a coordinated mission that involved air and sea-based assets, the Indian Coast Guard apprehended a fishing boat that was attempting to smuggle sea cucumber, an endangered species, into Sri Lanka. The apprehended fishing boat was carrying 1 ton of...
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who visited Neluwa-Lankagama on Saturday (29) to get firsthand information of the situation pointed out that the long-felt need of the rehabilitation of the road should be carried out while protecting the Sinharaja Forest Reserve and...
Polling of the Sri Lanka’s 16th Parliamentary Election drew to an end at 5.00 pm today (05). The process got underway in the early hours of the day, at 7.00 am. At the close of polls, the voter turnout in...
Four more new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in the country today (05), confirmed the Department of Government Information. Among them, one had been a recent arrival from Chennai, India while 2 more had arrived from United Arab...
The Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the overall voter turnout island-wide for the 2020 General Election is 71 percent. Speaking during a press conference at the Election Commission after the closing polls, the chairman expressed special...
The voting process of General Election 2020 to elect members for the ninth parliament concluded a short while ago. The polling process which commenced at 7.00 am this morning (05) was carried out at 12,985 polling stations across the country. District...
A Sri Lankan national has sustained injuries in the massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut city, on Tuesday (04), the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beirut said. Sri Lankan Ambassador to Lebanon, Mrs. D.P.C.W. Karunaratne said the authorities...
Notorious criminal gang member Eron Ranasinghe alias “SF Lokka” has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen, the Police said. He had been travelling in a car with another person when they came under a gunfire attack near the railway crossing...