US permanent representative to UN, Samantha Power arrives in Colombo Ambassador Power was welcomed at the Katunayake airport by Foreign Minister Mangala Smaraweera and according to the Government Information Department, Ambassador Power will highlight the United States' commitment to strengthening the bilateral … Full News here – Read more on Newsfirst

Colombo records 750 dengue cases in October A 3-day mosquito control programme was carried out by the Health Ministry from November 12-14 in Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha districts in the Western Province. According to the Ministry 62,079 premises had been inspected and notices had been … Full News here – Read more on The Official Government…

West Indies fined for slow over-rate in Colombo West Indies has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Colombo which concluded on Sunday, with Jason Holder also receiving a one match suspension for the offence. David Boon of the … Full News here – Read more…

Heated debate in parliament over Colombo – Kandy Expressway Five local contractors were given the construction of the Colombo – Kandy Expressway at 4.48 Billion per kilometre. So, you might recall that when a six-lane road costs 4.48 billion rupees per kilometre, questions were raised as to whether this road … Full News here –…

President notes budget gives more for education Maithripala President Maithripala Sirisena says the new government has allocated the largest ever fund for education from the budget of 2016, while previous governments could never allocate this much for education from their annual budgets. He said … Full News here – Read more on Colombo Gazette

Defence Secretary assures credible investigations SecDef_20 Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi today assured credible investigations on various allegations raised against the institutions which operate under him. Hettiarachchi said this when he made his first formal courtesy visit to the Army … Full News here – Read more on Colombo Gazette

Female passenger arrested with foreign currency Handcuffs A female passenger was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today with foreign currency concealed in her baggage. The Sri Lankan woman, aged 50, a resident of Kaduwela, was arrested by the customs officers at the Departure … Full News here – Read more on Colombo Gazette

Government launches program to develop Colombo North The Sri Lankan government Sunday launched the North Colombo Accelerated Development Program to develop the north side of the Sri Lankan capital. The program is a concept of Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. Under the first phase of the program, … Full News here – Read more on The Official…

MR undecided on giving support to SLFP at polls … the Executive Presidential system, Rajapaksa said that he feels the Executive Presidency will remain. He said that while some amendments will be made to the Executive Presidential system, overall the President may have most powers. (Colombo Gazette). Full News here – Read more on Colombo…