Over 1600 nabbed, 3715 traffic offences registered

Over 1600 suspects were arrested during a special four hour operation conducted around the island last night, the Police said. The Police said that 3715 traffic offences were also registered during the special operation. (Colombo Gazette)

Qatari Emir ratifies agreement between Qatar and Sri Lanka

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has ratified a number of international cooperation agreements in various fields, including a deal between Qatar and Sri Lanka. The Xinhua news agency quoted the Qatar News Agency (QNA) as saying the Emir ratified a deal on visa exemption and collaboration in health and medical sciences between Qatar [...]

Suspect hunting animals for hotels arrested in Matale

A suspect who was in the process of hunting animals for hotels was arrested in Matale, the Police said. The suspect was arrested while preparing to hunt deer, wild boar and other animals for their meat. According to the Police, the suspect was arrested with weapons in his possession which were to be used to [...]

Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex arrive in Sri Lanka

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex, arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Their five day visit will focus on the long-standing UK and Sri Lanka relationship, the Commonwealth, education and young people, the British High Commission in Colombo said. During the visit the Royal couple will meet young people overcoming challenges from [...]

John Keells Holdings PBT decreased by 4% to Rs. 14.87 billion

John Keells Holdings Profit Before Tax has decreased by 4 per cent to Rs. 14.87 billion, according to the Interim Report for the nine months ended 31 December 2017, states Susantha Ratnayake, Chairman of John Keells Holdings. Following is the JKH Chairman’s Review: The cumulative revenue for the first nine months of the financial year [...]

UNP urges Ravi to stop functioning as Assistant Leader

The United National Party (UNP) has called on former Minister Ravi Karunanayake to stop functioning as the Assistant Leader of the party. UNP General Secretary Kabir Hasheem said in a statement today that in the report of the Commission of Inquiry on the issuance of Treasury Bonds, there are no findings against any member of the [...]

Sri Lanka notes importance of addressing fishing issue with India

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Chitranganee Wagiswara has advised the Governments of India and Sri Lanka discuss the fisheries issues, the ANI news agency reported. Wagiswara’s statement comes days after Colombo said the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Bill would be detrimental to the traditional fishing rights of Indians. “Fisheries issue is something for [...]

NCPA investigates complaint on incident at international school

In response to a complaint made by a student an investigation is being carried out by the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) in relation to an incident at an international school where nine children had been made to kneel down and their ears were pulled by a teacher as punishment for forgetting to bring their [...]

Sri Lanka journalists remember killed, abducted colleagues

Dozens of Sri Lankan journalists and media rights activists lit candles and held placards on Tuesday to remember dozens of journalists who were killed, abducted or disappeared under a previous Government, the Associated Press reported. C. Dodawatta, convener of the Free Media Movement which organized the vigil, said even after three years in power, the current government [...]

South Korea to further strengthen relations with Sri Lanka

South Korea will look to further strengthen its relations with Sri Lanka. The new Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka, LEE Heon, said that he will take efforts to further strengthen the excellent relations between Korea and Sri Lanka, in a mutually beneficial and future oriented way, thereby deepening the bonds of [...]

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