President returns to the island after Japan, Singapore visits

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has returned to the island after concluding his official tour of Singapore and Japan. The President arrived in the island last night (May 27), onboard a Malaysian Airlines...

2023-05-28 10:14 am

Issuing digital birth certificates to be immediately implemented - State Minister

State Minister of Home Affairs Asoka Priyantha says that measures are underway to immediately implement issuing of digital birth certificates. Joining an event held at the Nattandiya Pradeshiya Sabha,...

2023-05-28 10:11 am

Several spells of showers expected in parts of the country

The Meteorology Department says several spells of showers will occur in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Central,...

2023-05-28 10:08 am

Few showers expected in several areas

A few showers can be expected in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, the Department of Meteorology says. Showers or thundershowers are likely...

2023-05-26 10:32 am

President Ranil holds bilateral talks with Japanese PM

President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (May 25) expressed his appreciation for the support extended by Japan to Sri Lanka for the economic recovery process. He conveyed this during the bilateral talks with...

2023-05-25 10:15 am

Today weather forecast

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Eastern and Uva provinces during the evening or night. Coastal areas of western province and coastal areas of Galle and Matara districts may receive...

2023-05-25 10:10 am

Price of schoolbags and school shoes to be slashed

State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya states that the manufacturers have agreed to reduce the prices of locally-manufactured schoolbags and school shoes with effect from July 15. Accordingly,...

2023-05-24 3:59 pm

Bandula hints at train fares revision

Minister of Transport Bandula Gunawardena says that the train fares need to be revised in order to maintain train fares one-third less than bus fares. Speaking in the parliament this morning (May 24),...

2023-05-24 3:57 pm

Sri Lankan rupee continues to appreciate against USD

The Sri Lankan Rupee further appreciated against the US Dollar today (May 24), the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) reported. Accordingly, today’s buying rate is declared at Rs. 297.98, while the...

2023-05-24 3:54 pm

Lanka Sathosa slashes prices of seven essential food items

Lanka Sathosa has reduced the prices of six essential food items with effect from today (May 24). Accordingly, the prices of LSL milk powder, Dried Chillies, Red lentils, Soya Meat, big onions and Sugar...

2023-05-24 3:36 pm

Man killed, wife injured in shooting at Habaraduwa

A 38-year-old died after being gunned down in the area of Habaraduwa this morning (May 24), the police said. He was travelling in a three-wheeler when two gunmen who arrived on motorcycle opened fire...

2023-05-24 11:00 am

Parliamentary debate on proposal to remove PUCSL chief today

The Members of Parliament will debate today (May 24) on the address to remove Janaka Ratnayake, the chairman of Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), from the institution’s membership. The...

2023-05-24 10:07 am

Mrs. Kushani Rohanadeera, the new Secretary General of the Parliament, assumes her duties

Mrs. Kushani Rohanadeera, who was newly appointed as the Secretary General of the Parliament, assumed her duties yesterday (23) in the morning. Mrs. Rohanadeera, who arrived in Parliament this morning...

2023-05-24 10:02 am

President of the UAE Invites President Ranil Wickremesinghe to World Climate Action Summit

President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended a gracious invitation to President Ranil Wickremesinghe to participate in the World Climate Action Summit, a key event...

2023-05-23 6:10 pm

Sri Lanka’s consumer inflation dips to 33.6% in April

Sri Lanka’s National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) inflation eased to 33.6% year-on-year in April, after a 49.2% rise in March, the statistics department said on Monday. The NCPI captures broader retail...

2023-05-23 9:07 am

Entrance fees to botanical gardens increased from July

A Gazette notification has been issued by Tourism Minister Harin Fernando increasing the admission fee to Botanical Gardens in the country for locals and foreigners, with effect from July 2023. Accordingly,...

2023-05-23 9:06 am

Hemmathagama Water Supply Project, transforming the lives of 17,000 households – Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye

In a momentous event during the inauguration of the Hemmathagama Water Supply Project recently, Her Excellency R. Demet Şekercioğlu, Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye expressed her joy over...

2023-05-23 9:04 am

President leaves for official visit to Singapore and Japan

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has left the island this morning for an official tour of Singapore and Japan. While in Singapore, he will meet with Mr. K. Shanmugam, the Law and Home Affairs Minister,...

2023-05-23 9:03 am


Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa and Mullaitivu districts during the evening or night.A few showers may occur in coastal areas of Western,...

2023-05-23 9:01 am

Election Commission issues statement on UPFA’s General Secretary post

The Elections Commission says that Minister Mahinda Amaraweera or MP Thilanga Sumathipala holding the post of General Secretary of the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will not be accepted...

2023-05-22 1:18 pm

Tuition classes for 2022 O/L students prohibited from midnight tomorrow

The conducting and organising of all tuition classes aimed at students scheduled to sit for the upcoming 2022 G.C.E Ordinary Level (O/L) examination has been prohibited from midnight tomorrow (May 22). Accordingly,...

2023-05-22 1:15 pm

New method of issuing Passports within 03 days to be launched next month

Public Security Minister Tiran Alles says that a new method of issuing Passports within 03 days will be launched next month. Joining a special press briefing held at the Ministry of Public Security, the...

2023-05-22 12:57 pm

Sinopec signs contract agreements to enter fuel retail market in Sri Lanka

The Contract Agreement has been signed, a short while ago, at the Presidential Secretariat with Sinopec Fuel Oil Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and its parent company in China and Singapore for a long-term contract on...

2023-05-22 12:54 pm

38-year-old shot dead in Hambantota

A 38-year-old person has been shot dead at Suchi village in Hambantota last evening (21), police said. The shooting has reportedly been carried out by two unidentified individuals who had arrived on a...

2023-05-22 9:19 am