16 hrs ago
Thousands attend annual healing service in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 15, 2014 / 08:04 pm .- The annual "Day for the Sick" held by the Archdiocese of Colombo recently drew more than 5,000 Sri Lankan faithful to the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka for a service led the Cardinal Ranjith. The spiritual, inner healing service and blessing of the sick is a renewal of faith held in Ragama, a suburb of Colombo, and has been observed annually for 67 years.
22 hrs ago
Sri Lanka-China to negotiate on FTA during Chinese President's visit
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka and China in recent years have developed increasingly closer economic and trade relations and a proposed free trade agreement between the two countries will boost Sri Lanka's future development, according to the government of Sri Lanka. Both Sri Lanka and China anticipate that Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the island tomorrow, a first by a Chinese head of state in 28 years, will expand cooperation and cement the ties in trade and economy between the two countries.
Traffic restriction in Sri Lankan capital tomorrow due to Chinese President's arrival
Sept 15, Colombo: Vehicle movement in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo and on airport expressway will be restricted due to Chinese President's arrival tomorrow on a two-day official visit, the Police Headquarters announced. Accordingly, traffic will be restricted on Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, Baseline Road, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Galle Road, Bambalapitiya and Galle Face from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Tuesday.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Driver fined for Sri Lankan MP's accident
Sept 10, Colombo: The driver of the vehicle carrying the parliamentarian of Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party has been fined Rs. 500,000 for reckless driving and damaging the Southern Expressway.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Sri Lanka opposition party MP's leg amputated after accident on Southern Expressway
Sept 08, Colombo: Parliamentarian of Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party Ajith Mannapperuma's right leg below the knee had been amputated as a result of the injuries he received in an accident yesterday. Mannapperuma was injured in a road accident Sunday on the Southern Expressway near the 40th kilometer post when his driver lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle collided with the guard rail on the side of the expressway.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Malaysia deports Sri Lankan wanted for robbery at home
Sept 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka police expect to bring a Sri Lankan national wanted for robbing a jewellery store from Malaysia to the country today. The man extradited from Malaysia is identified as Peter Sampath Ruwansiri a.k.a. Apple Ruwan.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
National Kite Festival of Sri Lanka gets off ground tomorrow in Negombo
Aug 30, Colombo: The Kite Sri Lanka Organization will conduct the annual National Kite Festival, 'Nil Ahase Wasanthaya' 2014 on August 31 at the Negombo Beach Park.
Sri Lanka main opposition party reinstates quarrelsome MP
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party which is in a bid to unite the party, has decided to revoke a disciplinary probe initiated against the party's Kalutara district parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Sri Lankan court issues injunction against health workers' strike
Aug 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today issued an injunction suspending the three-day long strike launched by the supplementary staff at the government hospitals.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Sri Lankan government appeals to supplementary health workers to return to work
Aug 28, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today appealed to the striking supplementary medical staff in state hospitals to consider the inconvenience to the people caused by their continuing strike and return to work.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Prison guard and immigration official arrested in Sri Lanka for helping drug kingpin to flee
Aug 26, Colombo: The Terrorist Investigation Division of Sri Lanka police today arrested a prison guard and an assistant immigration controller for aiding a detained drug kingpin to flee the country.
Supplementary staff of Sri Lanka government hospitals launches continuous strike
Aug 26, Colombo: Supplementary medical staff in Sri Lanka state hospitals island wide will launch a continuous strike from 8 a.m. today until their demands are granted by the authorities.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Japan to boost investments in Sri Lanka industries
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa Chairman of Japan Sri Lanka Enterprise Committee Thadai Suki recently discussed enhancing Japanese investments in Sri Lanka's industries.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Landslide warnings issued in Sri Lanka as heavy rains continue
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Building Research Organization has asked the public to be alert on landslides as the Meteorology Department warned today that more rain will continue for next 24 hours.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Sri Lanka's coasts, agriculture under threat from climate change -ADB report
Aug 19, Colombo: Widespread degradation of Sri Lanka's coastal and agricultural resources due to climate change could cost the country's economy more than 6% of its gross domestic product by the end of this century, says a new Asian Development Bank climate and economics report for South Asia.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Over 10,000 quack doctors in Sri Lanka, the doctor's union finds
Aug 17, Colombo: There are over 10,000 quack doctors in Sri Lanka practicing western medicine without qualifications, the trade union of government doctors Government Medical Officers' Association has found.