Withanage UNP Chief Ministerial candidate for Sabaragamuwa

September 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm


By Kushan Subasinghe

Lankan couple nabbed at BIA trying to smuggle out Rs 88 mn in local and foreign currency

September 22, 2017 at 6:27 pm

By Prabhath Withana


Customs Narcotics Control Unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport on Thursday night nabbed a young couple who tried to smuggle out local and foreign currency amounting to Rs. 88 million.

COPE asks govt. to cancel airbus deal or suffer heavy losses

September 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Irate Kiriella faults watchdog committee for telling govt. what to do


by Ajith Alahakoon and Akitha Perera

Mahendran admits PM brought him as CB Governor

September 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm

By Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta and Sarath Dharmasena


Arjuna Mahendran admitted before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the bond scams yesterday that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had asked him to accept the post of Governor of the Central Bank.

Armed man who attempted to enter MR’s residence remanded

September 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm


by AJA Abeynayake

John announces relaxing of restrictions on beer and wine in new budget

September 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm


by Ajith Alahakoon and Akitha Perera


The government would relax restrictions on beer and wine licences, Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga told Parliament yesterday.

NCPA probes ‘longest saree’ wedding for using kids

September 22, 2017 at 6:18 pm

by Amal Jayasinghe
A couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride’s saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday.

Govt. asks for more time to disclose number of President’s foreign trips

September 22, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Having taken more than one year

 by Ajith Alahakoon and Akitha Perera
The government yesterday, for the eighth consecutive time, delayed answering a question raised by the Opposition about President Maithripala Sirisena’s foreign trips in 2015.

AG.’s Dept. counsel say they assist bond CoI free of charge

September 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm

‘None seeks promotions or any other benefit’


Bond Scam Probe


September 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm

A wedding couple walks along a road as the bride attempts to set a record for the longest wedding saree, with a length of 3.2 km (two-miles), in Kandy yesterday (22). (Left) School children carry the wedding saree. Pix by AFP

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