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Uva Governor responds to being sacked as Communist Party chairman (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
Uva Province Governor Raja Collure says that the Communist Party of Sri Lanka does not have any authority to take disciplinary action against him and remove him from the chairmanship of the party over a decision taken by him as a governor. MORE..
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Sri Lankan Rugby legend Chandrishan Perera passes away (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
Sri Lankan Rugby legend Chandrishan Perera, who had provided an invaluable service to uplift the sport in the country, has passed away this evening (24). MORE..
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555 coronavirus cases reported in Sri Lanka today (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
The Health Ministry reports that another 122 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today, increasing the daily count of new cases to 555. MORE..
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School uniform not compulsory for primary students (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
The Ministry of Education says that students of the primary sections of all government schools can attend school tomorrow (25) wearing any suitable dress if they are unable to wear their school uniforms. MORE..
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First training squadron of Indian Navy arrives in Colombo and Trincomalee (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
The training ships of the 01st Training Squadron of the Indian Navy arrived in Sri Lanka for a bilateral naval exercise today (24). MORE..
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Sri Lanka reports 433 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
The Health Ministry says that another 433 persons have tested positive for Covid-19, increasing the tally of coronavirus cases registered in the country to 535,962. MORE..
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Secretary to President says strict legal action against false reports about him (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundara today strongly denied the allegations leveled against him in false news reports citing a statement made by an opposition MP regarding the opening of a personal account with a state bank for the importation of fertilizer from India. MORE..
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Pope writes to Cardinal Ranjith expressing his support (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
The Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says that His Holiness Pope Francis has written to him expressing solidarity with his attempts to seek justice for the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks. MORE..
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Raja Collure removed from chairmanship of Communist Party (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka says that Raja Collure has been removed from his position as the Chairman of the party with immediate effect. MORE..
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Singapore to allow travellers from Sri Lanka (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
Singapore has eased travel restrictions caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed entry of travellers from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka to visit the nation. MORE..
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Indian Navy apprehends two Sri Lankan fishermen (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
Indian Navy has reportedly apprehended two Sri Lankan fishermen for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) on Friday evening and they were brought to Nagapattinam coast on Saturday. MORE..
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948 arrested in special police operation in Westerns Province (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
Sri Lanka Police says that 948 suspects have been arrested during a special police operation carried out in the Western Province to apprehend individuals with pending warrants against them. MORE..
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Turkey to expel US envoy and nine others, Erdogan says (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. MORE..
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Veteran actress Vishaka Siriwardana passes away (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
Veteran actress Vishaka Siriwardana has passed away at the age of 64. MORE..
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Showers expected in several provinces (Sun, 24 Oct 2021)
The Meteorology Department says showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Eastern, Uva, North-central, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Mullaitivu and Hambanthota districts during the evening or night. MORE..
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President s Secretary calls for probe into media report on fertilizer import (Sat, 23 Oct 2021)
The Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundera has called for an inquiry into a media report with regard to the importation of nano nitrogen liquid fertilizer. MORE..
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Sri Lanka s COVID vaccination drive in final stages, state minister says (Sat, 23 Oct 2021)
The government is aiming to complete vaccination of the 16 - 19 age group within this month, with the booster dose roll out for selected groups to start on November 01, says the State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals. MORE..
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Daily count of COVID cases climbs to 554 (Sat, 23 Oct 2021)
The daily count of COVID-positive cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 554 today (October 23), says the Epidemiology Unit. MORE..
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Saudi Arabia commits to net zero emissions by 2060 (Sat, 23 Oct 2021)
The world s biggest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, has pledged to cut its carbon emissions to net zero by 2060. MORE..
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COVID- Sri Lanka records 437 new cases and 19 fatalities (Sat, 23 Oct 2021)
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 437 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (October 23). MORE..
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