Navy volunteers to protect coastal belt around the island

Yet another timely drive, organized as part of the Navy’s efforts to protect the beautiful coastal belt around the country, was held in the North Central Naval Command on 25th August 2019. Accordingly, the North Central Naval Command pitched in with the Alumni Association of Public Administration of the University of Jayewardenepura to carry out […]

UK ‘garbage’ for a reputed company

The Preventive Investigative Division of the Customs said that, over a period of one year, nearly 150 ‘garbage’ packed containers had been shipped from the United Kingdom to a well-known company in Colombo. They said the details would be divulged once the investigation is completed.Sri Lanka Customs said they have discovered containers stacked with second […]

New Zealand sets up thrilling finish to WC semi-final

Ravindra Jadeja almost gave India some hope of what would be a remarkable World Cup semi-final win after the stunning top-order collapse left them reeling against New Zealand yesterday (10).India lost key batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul for just one run each as they slumped to five for three and were 24 […]

Sri Lanka rise to 3rd place after washout

Sri Lanka’s third match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Pakistan was washed out after continuous rain in Bristol on Friday. The rain continued to pour down into the afternoon before it eased off around 2.00pm (UK time), but the match officials later decided the outfield was too wet and risky for any […]

Special security plan for Poson festival in Anuradhapura

Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrema Perera says the Poson celebrations will be held in Anuradhapura from the 11th to the 16th of this month. Special Pirith chanting will be held in a railway compartment to bless the country and the people. The rail compartment will start traveling from Kurunegala station to Beliatta and from […]

Handling pressure will be the key for Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews, the former Sri Lanka captain, believes that overcoming pressure situations will be his team’s biggest challenge at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Sri Lanka, the 1996 World Cup champions and two-time runners-up, come into the tournament as the No.9 ranked ODI side. They have won only six of the 22 one-day […]

State revenues increased by Rs. 93 bn last year

Sri Lanka’s state revenues have increased by Rs 93 billion last year compared to 2017, the Central Bank said.According to the Central Bank, , the total income of the state increased to Rs. 1932.459 billion in 2018 from Rs. 1839.562 billion in 2017. The Central Bank says last year, there was an increase in all […]

Travel and tourism industryhailed the Government›s assistance

The private sector yesterday hailed the Government›s financial assistance package to revive the Easter Sunday terror attacks-hit tourism industry, but asked that relief be extended to hotel employees as well.In principle three industry bodies, the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL), the City Hotels Association (CHA), and the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators […]

President instructs to lift social media

President Maithripala Sirisena has informed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to lift the social media ban with immediate effect, which was imposed in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attacks, issuing a press release, the Department of Government Information announcedtoday. (30). The ban was imposed on Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and YouTube taking into consideration the […]