|Sri Lanka President arrives Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi|
Thursday, December 12, 2013,09:16 am
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived Kenya last evening to commence his four-day official visit was received by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Amina Mohamed.
| 10th death anniversary of Ven.Gangodavila Soma Thero falls today (12)|
Thursday, December 12, 2013,11:30 am
The 10th Death Anniversary of Gangodawila Soma Thera who passed away in 2003 at St Petersburg hospital in Russia while attending a doctorae awarding ceremony by a Russian University, falls today
|ANCL journalists are the highest paid – AHM Azwer|
Thursday, December 12, 2013,11:14 am
Participating at Committee Stage Budget Meeting of Appropriation Bill of Mass Media Ministry, UPFA MP AHM Azweer said that journalists attached to Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd (ANCL) are paid the highest salaries in the country.
| 16 health unions appeared in court over strike action launched|
Thursday, December 12, 2013,10:00 am
Colombo District Court which issued a Restraining Order preventing the launch of strike by 16 health trade unions ordered to make submissions in respect of the petition filed by a heart patient receiving treatment in Colombo general hospital.
| President will begin 4-day official visit to Kenya today|
Thursday, December 12, 2013,09:40 am
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will begin his four day official visit to Kenya after attending the services held in Johannesburg to pay last respect to late South African President Nelson Mandela.
| Ordinary citizen suffer due to bribery and corruption –Attorney General|
Thursday, December 12, 2013,09:00 am
If country is full of bribery and corruption, country may stand to lose direct foreign investments, Hon. Attorney General of Sri Lanka, Palitha Fernando warns.
|Homagama PS Chairman hospitalized|
Thursday, December 12, 2013,08:10 am
Chairman of Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha (UPFA) AD Kunarasiri was hospitalized following a attack during the budget debate.
| CAA seizes tomato sauce and spices unfit for consumption |
Thursday, December 12, 2013,08:00 am
Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has seized tomato source, turmeric and chillie powder unsuitable for human consumption after raiding a trade center in Slave Island which produces those consumer items.
|Law graduates to assign as Development Officers for SC Judges|
Thursday, December 12, 2013,07:25 am
The government has decided to assign development officers to assist senior judges in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, the proposal which forwarded by President Mahinda Rajapaksa was approved by the Cabinet.
|New system to enroll students in National Education of Science Faculties|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,04:10 pm
Ministry of Education is planning a new system based on district level to enroll students in National Education of Science Faculties.
| 21 inmates sitting for GCE O/L exam 2013|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,03:34 pm
21 prisoners are sitting for GCE O/L examination 2013, reports said.
| President to present RUN certificates at Temple Trees|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,03:05 pm
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will present certificates for winners of RUN Program conducted for school children by Mother Sri Lankan Trust.
|Man involved in financial swindle netted|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,02:35 pm
Colombo Fraud Investigation Bureau arrested a racketeer posed to be as a businessman in association of politicians and top class people and had involved in financial rackets worth over 10 million.
| Monorail Service from Colombo-Malabe|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,02:05 pm
Plans are afoot to expedite the work on monorail service from Colombo to Malabe, Transport Ministry said.
|Tsunami rehearsal drill on tomorrow (12)|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,01:32 pm
A Tsunami-pre-warning rehearsal will be conducted in 14 coastal districts on Thursday (12) at 3.00 pm, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) announced.
|Rise in Lankans for UK refugee status|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,12:52 pm
During the years from 2008-2012, 845 Sri Lankans have applied for refugee status on arrival to United Kingdom and another 6600 had applied for refugee status while living in Great Britain, reports said.
|Research to commence on rock pieces fallen to Ikiweta paddy-field|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,12:22 pm
Colombo Medical Research Institute (MRI) is readying to conduct research to find out whether vital statistics available in rock pieces fallen into a paddy filed in Ikiriweta, Thambuttegama, Research officer of MRI, Nadeeka Udayakantha said.
|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 forecast for today (11)|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013,10:00 am
Cyclone “MADI” in Bay of Bengal has weakened and located about 800 km to the North-east of Jaffna.
|Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in 1st T-20 match|
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the first T-20 International at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
|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).
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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) .
|Apple, Google and Face Book urge Obama to limit spying on citizens|
US Technology Companies including Apple, Facebook and Google called on President Barack Obama and Congress members to limit surveillance of citizens and asked to set an example for countries worldwide in the wake of revelations of broad surveillance by National Security Agency (NSA).
|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.
|Etisalat receives regional IT Excellence Award|
Etisal Sri Lanka received ‘VMware IT Excellence Awards’ held in Mumbai, India for implementation of ‘Cloud and Virtualization Technologies’.
|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.