‘FANI’ to intensify into extremely severe cyclonic storm

The very severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as FONI) over southwest Bay of Bengal to the Northeast of Sri Lanka, is likely to intensify further into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move north and north-eastwards till 01st May evening and thereafter recurve north north-eastwards towards Odisha […]

Compensation for bomb attack victims

The Cabinet of Ministers who convened for a special meeting under the auspices of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe granted approval to compensate families of those who died and were injured in a series of bomb explosions across the country on Easter Sunday, Health and Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. “Accordingly, the government […]

Some Katuwapitiya victims to be laid to rest today

The funeral of devotees who died during the Easter Sunday Holy Mass at St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya, will be held at 9.00 am today, following a service conducted by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith.The decision was reached during a discussion presided over by St Sebastian’s Church Parish Priest Fr. Srilal Fonseka. It was revealed during the discussion […]

Five Star Hotels to recommence business soon

Shangri- La Hotel Colombo and Kingsbury Hotel Colombo said that they will be back to business soon despite Easter Sunday terror attacks. The third hotel, Cinnamon Grand which was affected is continuing their operations uninterrupted.Managing Director of Kingsbury Colombo, Lalin Samarawickrama said that cleaning operations are now in progress and as soon as they are […]

Country needs an overarching agriculture policy

The country needs an overarching agriculture policy that integrates all sub-sectors in agriculture such as annual food crops, perennial crops, export agricultural crops, livestock and poultry, fisheries, irrigation, agrarian development and environment, to achieve sustainable food security, said Professor, Weed Science, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Buddhi Marambe. He said […]

Pant left out, India picks Karthik and Rahul for World Cup

Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped young Rishabh Pant to the second wicketkeeper’s spot in India’s World Cup squad on Monday and all-rounder Vijay Shankar also made the cutThere was not much suspense hanging over chief selector M.S.K Prasad’s news conference to announce a 15-member squad led by Virat Kohli as most of the players picked themselves. […]

Sri Lanka Cricket announces squad for World Cup 2019

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the Sri Lanka ODI squad for ICC World Cup 2019 was announced a short while ago. ICC WORLD CUP SQUAD: 1. Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain) 2. Avishka Fernando 3. Lahiru Thirimanne 4. Kusal Perera 5. Kusal Mendis 6. Angelo Mathews 7. Dhananjaya de Silva 8. Jeffrey Vandersay 9. Thisara Perera 10. […]

Dimuth appointed captain for World Cup

Sri Lanka’s check captain Dimuth Karunaratne are going to be proclaimed as skipper for the approaching independent agency Cricket tournament, Sri Lanka Cricket sources told The Island yesterday. Dimuth, WHO can flip thirty one on Sunday can meet the selectors these days to terminate alternatives of the globe Cup squad.Dimuth became the overwhelming option to […]

Pant left out, India pick Karthik and Rahul for World Cup

Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped young Rishabh Pant to the second wicketkeeper’s spot in India’s World Cup squad on Mon and all arounder Vijay Ravi Shankar additionally created the cut.There wasn’t abundant suspense hanging over chief selector M.S.K Prasad’s group discussion to announce a 15-member squad diode by Virat Kohli as most of the players picked […]