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Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Maundy Thursday service at St. Lucia's Cathedral

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- The tradition of the washing of the feet was re-inacted at the Maundy Thursday service at St. Lucia's Cathedral with the participation of Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malc... Read More


BILL TO GIVE ABSOLUTE LAND GRANTS NEXT MONTH

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- The Government will present the State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill in Parliament next month to grant absolute title to state lands held by citizens who are holders of grants ... Read More


State Vesak Day Festival will be held from May 15-21

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- The State Vesak Day Festival will be held from May 15-21 at the Thotagamuwa Ranpath Rajamaha Viharaya, Thelwatta in the Galle District. Two hundred temples and Dhamma schools w... Read More


Norochcholai and Lotus Tower under AG's probe

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- The Auditor General's Department is to issue two special audit reports shortly on the 'importance of the Lakvijaya power plant and its environmental impact' and the 'constructio... Read More


Pada Yathra pilgrims warned of agitated leopard

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- Safari Trackers of the Kumana National Park where a leopard had mauled a labourer and caused serious injuries to a jeep driver insist that the Wildlife Department should interve... Read More


Parliament to buy new generator

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- Parliament is to purchase a new generator spending Rs. 90 million. A senior Parliament official told the Daily News that the purchasing process would start after the New Year h... Read More


Sri Lanka shows improvement in global press freedom rankings

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- Sri Lanka showed improvement in press freedom this year climbing 5 notches up compared to last year in the 'World Press Freedom Index 2019'. The global press freedom rankings r... Read More


Madhush accomplice may have vital information about firearms

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- Police sources revealed that Gayan Buddhima Perera, who was deported from Dubai to Sri Lanka by Dubai Police, may have vital information about firearms belonging to underworld k... Read More


Former Sanasa Society Chairman arrested for alleged fraud

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- Former Vigoda, Gampaha Sanasa Society Chairman Sameera Senanayake was taken into custody by Police yesterday on charges of an alleged financial fraud of a sum of Rs.750 million ... Read More


Three kgs of heroin detected in garage

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- Police detected about three kilogrammes of heroin in a garage in the vicinity of the Kurundugahahetekma interchange on the Southern Expressway on Thursday night. The narcotic w... Read More