|Japanese Peace Envoy Akashi in Colombo tomorrow|
Saturday, December 07, 2013,06:40 am
Japanese Government’s Peace Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Representative Yasushi Akashi will be arriving Sri Lanka tomorrow (8).
| SL declares special mourning days for Mandela|
Monday, December 09, 2013,10:40 am
Sri Lanka Government has declared 10th and 11th of December 2013 as days of mourning to respect late South African leader and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, Government Information Department said.
|Litro and Laugfs seek a gas price hike by Rs.700|
Monday, December 09, 2013,10:30 am
The two LP Gas monopolies in Sri Lanka submit requests to Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to increase gas prices of LP gas by Rs.700, a local news reports said.
|Japanese Peace Envoy Akashi arrives|
Monday, December 09, 2013,09:44 am
Japanese Government’s Special Peace Envoy Yasushi Akashi has arrived Sri Lanka on a four day official visit on Sunday (8) around 7.30 pm.
|81 by-roads to develop in Panadura city|
Monday, December 09, 2013,09:15 am
81 rural roads leading to villages will be developed in line with the Panadura city development project.
|Eight DIGs transferred from 10th December|
Monday, December 09, 2013,09:05 am
Eight Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGs) have been transferred with effect from Dec 10, Police Department said.
|President to attend the funeral of late Nelson Mandela|
Monday, December 09, 2013,08:20 am
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will travel to South Africa next week to pay last respects to the anti-apartheid icon and the former South African President Nelson Mandela, Presidential spokesman said.
|Issues pertaining to School text books being resolved |
Sunday, December 08, 2013,03:28 pm
Measures have been taken Education Publication Department to resolve issues pertaining to the Text book for 2014 which were sent to schools to be distributed among the students.
|Use of Codeless phones not belonging to frequency bands an offence- TRC |
Sunday, December 08, 2013,03:13 pm
Using codeless phone which does not include into the frequency bands which are approved in Sri Lanka is an offence said the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC).
|Sri Lankcoans arrested in Mexi|
Sunday, December 08, 2013,01:49 pm
The Mexican Emigration Immigration Officers have taken into custody a group of 05 Sri Lankans who were staying at a hotel, say reports.
|Gems auction brings Rs 34.8 million|
Sunday, December 08, 2013,12:30 pm
Gems worth Rs 34.8 million were sold at the Gems Auction where gems found from the Seethawaka gem mining project.
|Schools shoes for 58,000 children|
Sunday, December 08, 2013,10:46 am
On instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, over 58000 students from under privileged families in the North Central province will be given free school shoes, the North Central Province Education Minister E H Nandasena said.
|Sihina Season 2 commences|
Sunday, December 08, 2013,10:37 am
The Second season of ‘Sihina’, the reality talent show for differently-able persons will be held on 10 and 11 of December at the Keleniya University.
|Public services common to all- Minister Weerawansa|
Sunday, December 08, 2013,10:25 am
Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa said that the Government irrespective of any differences is continuing to serve the Public.
|NICs will issue for GCE O/L students today as well|
Saturday, December 07, 2013,01:00 pm
Department of Registration of Persons will open today (7) as well to issue National Identity Cards (NIC) for students sitting at GCE O/L examination, says Commissioner RMS Sarath Kumara.
|Plans for 2014 in Foreign Employment Ministry released|
Saturday, December 07, 2013,12:05 pm
Minister Dilan Perera has recently enlightened media personnel about the plans implemented for year 2014 by Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, reports said.
|Mysterious death at London College hostel|
Saturday, December 07, 2013,11:28 am
An employee attached to London college, at 52, Davidson Road, Bambalapitiya has succumbed to his head injuries on admission to Kalubovila hospital.
|Untold Legend of Queen Sugala (Devi)’ and her Kingdom in Ruhuna|
The Legend of Queen Sugala Devi is not just to be added to the history, but be renewed in the memoary of all to avoid deletion. She has already written in Mahavamsa as famous for her tactfulness and the military strength that Queen Sugala possessed.
|Splendor and grandeur of Kandy Esala Perahera|
Kandy Perahera is annually celebrated by thousands of devotees as a custom since the day that King of Orissa gifted the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha to King Kithsiri Meghavanna (303-331). From time to time it had been hidden, buried and stolen as it was not enshrined in a Dagaba.
|Weather report for today (07)|
Saturday, December 07, 2013,11:00 am
The depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified in to a tropical cyclone and located about 330 km to the east of Jaffna and slowly moving away from Sri Lanka towards India.
|FIFA warns World Cup protestors|
A spokesman of FIFA says that police will have little option but to use rubber bullets to disperse protestors in case of any attempt to resort for violence at next Summer’s World Cup.
|SL beat American netball team by 67 to 34|
Sri Lanka beat the American team by 67 to 34 at Nations Cup Netball Tournament held at Toa Payoh Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
| NCA arrest 6 in match-fixing investigation|
National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested six including at least three footballers in investigations made into match-fixing in Britain.
|Mahela not considered for T20 and ODI Pakistan tour in UAE 2013/2014|
Mahela Jayawardena has not considered for selection T20 and ODI as he has requested leave while Rangana Herath was rested.
|3rd Asian Women Basketball tournament begins at Sugathadasa|
The 3rd Asian 'Under 16' Women's Basketball Tournament will commence at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium today and will be concluded on the 30th of this month. The event has been organized jointly by Asian Basketball Federation (ABF) and the Sri Lanka Basketball Association (SLBA).
| Lions and Kiwis to play T20 series today|
Sri Lanka and New Zealand to play T20 series today (19) at 7.00pm in Pallekele stadium after the ending ODI in a draw due to rainy weather.
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|Security drill inside an international bank nearly kills a customer with nerve disorder in brain|
The person subjected to the security drill drama conducted in a prominent bank in Kirulopone is working as a senior Technical Officer in Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) .
|Un deploys drone to Congo|
UN has sent out an unmanned aerial aircraft to patrol the restive boarder that lie between Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda, recording the first instance of peacekeepers using a UAV for its duties.
|China sends warplanes to disputed airspace|
Fighter jets and early warning aircraft have been sent on air patrol on the zone by China after Japanese and South Korean aircraft flew over disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in East China sea, Chinese State News Agency Xinhua reported.
|Over dozen countries issue travel ban in Bangkok |
Over dozen countries issued travel warning for citizens to avoid areas near protests in Bangkok. Current protests are in response to a government backed Amnesty Bill that facilitates to extend a pardon to Thaksin Shinwatra and open the door for his return to Thailand.
|Two and Half year Afghan girl raped in Delhi|
Two and a half year old girl from Afghan origin has raped in a rented house on Thursday (22) at around 6.00 pm.
|Boeing 737 crashes in Russia killing 50|
Boeing 737 passenger plane from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport exploded after hitting the runway in Kazan when making its second attempt to land, killing 50 including crew.
|Two teens shot dead at US girl’s 18th birthday party|
Celebratory gunshots fired at a US girl’s 18th birthday party killing two teens, injuringtwo more critically and injuring two dozen in a chaotic scene while people jumped from second floor windows in panic to escape shooting at US home.
|High Highness Shaikh M. honours Expo 2020 Team|
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai on Sunday (01) honoured the members of expo 2020 team for preparing for UAE’s bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, during a ceremony to felicitate them.
|Pension Dates for year 2014|
The Department of Pensions announced the following pension dates for the year 2014.
| Chinese firm comes with a tourism deal of US$500 million|
China Daily reported that one of the leading Chinese Companies, China Harbour Engneering Co (CHEC) in the country has come forward to build two hotels and a golf course for an investment worth over US$500 million in Sri Lanka.
|CB issues a commemorative Rs.500 note to commemorate CHOGM|
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka to issue its 3rd commemorative note in the denomination of Rs. 500 in view of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting hosting in Sri Lanka from 15th to 17th November.
|Theresa May’s GBP3000 plan on Security Bond drops|
British Home Secretary,Theresa May has dropped the plan to charge GBP3000 over security bond for African and Asian visitors including Sri Lankans to UK.
| HNB and DFCC lending money to construct roads|
Sri Lanka Government is to borrow Rs.16.78 billion from Hatton National Bank and DFCC Bank in order to construct roads, as suggested by President in his capacity as Finance Minister.