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STF opens fire at Cab defying orders at checkpoint in Point Pedro

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- Two persons have sustained injuries after the Police Special Task Force (STF) officers opened fire at a Cab that defied the orders to stop at a checkpoint in Point Pedro in Jaff... Read More


NBRO issues landslide warning for three districts

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for three districts - Kegalle, Matale and Kandy. * Kandy District - Udunuwara, Delthota, Gangaw... Read More


Three farmers dead after being struck by lightning

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- Three farmers have died after being struck by lightning while working the fields at Thannimurippu in Mullaitivu, says the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. Published by HT ... Read More


PNB arrests man in possession of 2.4kg of 'Ice'

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- An individual who was in possession of 2.4kg of crystal methamphetamine - commonly known as 'Ice' has been taken into custody in Wattala. The arrest was made by the officers of... Read More


PNB arrests man in possession of 2.4 kg of 'Ice'

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- A 27-year-old who was in possession of 2.4 kg of crystal methamphetamine - commonly known as 'Ice' has been taken into custody in the area of Hunupitiya in Wattala. The arrest ... Read More


Rainfall above 75 mm possible in three provinces

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most parts of the island in the evening or night, says the Department of Meteorology. Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm... Read More


Sri Lanka records 129 new COVID cases

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- A total of 129 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (April 13) as the confirmed cases count reached 96,078. Meanwhile, the recoveries count recorde... Read More


Met. Dept. issues advisory for thundershowers and severe lightning

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- The Department of Meteorology says thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are possible in several places in North-central, Central and Uva provinces and in Mullaitivu an... Read More


Coronavirus: Sri Lanka reports 303 new recoveries

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- The Ministry of Health says 303 more patients who were infected with coronavirus have been discharged from medical care. This brings the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in ... Read More


Sri Lankan Rupee appreciates against US dollar

Sri Lanka, April 16 -- Sri Lankan Rupee has appreciated against the US Dollar, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) says. According to the daily exchange report, the current selling rate of the US Dollar... Read More