One lane of Olcott Mawatha in Fort has been closed for traffic owing to a protest march by several trade unions.
8 Feb 2023 (2:22 PM)
A heated situation arose earlier today (08 Feb.), when the Police intervened in a protest staged by a group of Buddhist monks against the full implementation of the 13th Amendment. MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (2:04 PM)
The police have closed the Lotus Road in Colombo Fort for traffic due to a protest march, according to Ada Derana reporter.
8 Feb 2023 (1:52 PM)
President Joe Biden challenged Republicans to lift the U.S. debt ceiling and support tax policies that were friendlier to middle class Americans on Tuesday in a State of the Union speech that served as a blueprint for his 2024 re-election campaign. MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (1:30 PM)
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, delivering the government s policy statement in parliament today, said he is ready to make politically unpopular decisions, such as introducing new tax policies, to put the country back on track. MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (12:28 PM)
The police have arrested a 14-year-old on suspicion of attacking his elder brother to death with a sharp weapon in the Palathota area of Thekka Watta, Kalutara yesterday (Feb. 08). MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (12:09 PM)
President Ranil Wickremesinghe began delivering the Government Policy Statement a short while ago (08 Feb.). MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (11:40 AM)
President Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in parliament a short while ago for the inauguration of the Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament at 10.00 a.m. MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (11:15 AM)
A newborn girl has been saved by rescuers from beneath the rubble of a building in north-west Syria that was destroyed by an earthquake on Monday. MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (11:09 AM)
The Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament is scheduled to be declared open today (Feb. 08). MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (10:45 AM)
Several trade unions have decided to engage in strike actions today (Feb. 08), in protest of the government s new tax policy and its failure to address the shortage of medicines in the country. MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (10:08 AM)
Rescuers in Turkey and Syria battled bitter cold Tuesday in a race against time to find survivors under buildings flattened by an earthquake that killed more than 7,800 people. MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (9:13 AM)
The Meteorology Department says several spells of showers will occur in Eastern, Uva and North-Central provinces and in Hambantota, Matale and Mullaitivu districts. MORE...
8 Feb 2023 (9:05 AM)
A Host Country Agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) progressing Sri Lanka s climate action and further deepening Sri Lanka s green growth development. MORE..
8 Feb 2023 (12:08 AM)
President Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan this evening (Feb 07), expressing solidarity with the people of Türkiye where more than 3,500 lost their lives in a series of earthquakes that rocked a large part of the country on Monday. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (10:50 PM)
Sri Lanka s official reserve assets at the end of January 2023 stood at USD 2,120 million, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka says. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (9:41 PM)
The Paris Club of creditor nations have provided the required financing assurances to support the International Monetary Fund s (IMF) approval for the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Sri Lanka. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (8:30 PM)
Director General of the Department of Fiscal Policy, Dr. Kapila Senanayake has assured that the recent tax revisions on personal incomes is only a short-term strategy to resurrect Sri Lank from its ongoing economic crisis. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (7:58 PM)
Several Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed demanding the annulment of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa s decision to pardon former MP Duminda Silva, who was convicted and sentenced to death over the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, was taken up before the Supreme Court this morning (07 Feb.). MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (7:06 PM)
An individual believed to be involved in a human trafficking racket was arrested during a raid in the Ambalanthota area on Sunday (05 Feb). MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (7:03 PM)