Police say a traffic congestion is building up, on the Kandy - Colombo main road as a result of an accident in Danowita area. The accident had occurred after an SLTB bus collided with a lorry. One of the occupants of the lorry was hospitalized with injuries.
Sri Lanka’s National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) recently put forward a proposal to eliminate all examinations until students reach 17 years of age, following in the footsteps of world’s top Finnish education system. The proposal was made considering the high levels of stress and anxiety students are subject to,...
With the recent signing of the Sri Lanka – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA), as well as the Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India that is being negotiated, there has been wide public debate on the issue of allowing free movement of people across borders. Historically, migration policy...
I thought the best way to pay tribute to the late Lakshman Kadirgamar this year is by using his own words. These are extracts from one of the many interviews I did with him for the ‘The Island’ of 6 March 2003. Ranil Wickremesinghe was Prime Minister then. Kadirgamar...
COLOMBO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The number of patients suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka has risen to over 34,000 so far this year, with capital Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, statistics from the Epidemiology Unit showed here Monday. So far in August, 1,075 patients have been...
A spokesperson from the Railway Control Room said that the four-day uninterrupted train strike had been called off, and services will return to normal as per the scheduled time-tables from this morning. The authorities took action to ensure that all night mail trains from Colombo Fort set out last night. The...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Chinese ship “Cheyin Che-chang” left the island following a successful conclusion of a 4-day official visit. A spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Navy stated that during the ships stay in the island the crew had visited a number of important location in the island and...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Commuters using the railway services were able to get to work on time today as railway services returned to normal following the conclusion of a strike action launched by railway workers. While most trains were operational today there were some trains that failed to make their...
( August 12, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The government has decided to send a team of 50 military personnel to India to undergo training as locomotive drivers following the disruption of train services by Sri Lanka Railway drivers making various demands from time to time. The focus is on...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Vice-Chancellor of the Peradeniya University, Professor Upul P. Dissanayake stated that the operations of three faculties of the university that had been shut down will begin from tomorrow. (August 13) Accordingly, the Medical faculty, Dental faculty, and Agriculture faculty will reopen tomorrow. The Vice Chancellor also said...
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