COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Central Environment Authority (CEA) has decided to temporarily suspend the license of the rubber factory in Horana where five people died of ammonia gas poisoning. A director of the CEA , Ajith Weerasundara, speaking to News 1st said the decision will be in effect...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Today (April 20), is the last day of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The Commonwealth Center for Digital Health set up by the Commonwealth Medical Association was launched today (April 20). President Maithripala Sirisena was a special guest at the occasion. According to...
by our London Correspondent ( April 17, 2018, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The weather in London this week will reach 25 degrees Centigrade for the 53 nations from around the world gathering for the 25th CHOGM hosted by UK between the 16 -20 April 2018. For the first time since 2003...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Many houses were damaged due to strong winds that swept across Meerigama earlier today (April 17). According to our correspondent, about 20 houses in Meerigama, Wilwatta, Ambepussa, and Thawalampitiya were damaged along with buildings belonging to the Meerigama Pradeshiya Sabha. He added that officers of the Disaster...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Agricultural & Agrarian Insurance Board says that they will begin distributing compensation for farmers affected during the Maha Season from Monday (April 23). According to the Chairman of the Board Sydney Gajanayake, the calculation of losses and preparation of compensation that needs to be given...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Professor Rohan Samarajiva has been appointed as the Chairman of Information and Communication Technology Agency or ICTA. A new board of directors has also been appointed to the agency. ICTA was established to assist the Cabinet of Ministers in the formulation of the National Policy...
World News /17 Apr 2018 A Sri Lankan daily recently ran an opinion piece on Sri Lanka’s performance vis-à-vis the country’s UN Human Rights Council (HRC) commitments. The author correctly notes that Colombo hasn’t complied with a resolution it co-sponsored in 2015. He also rightly calls the government out for...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Cascaded Tank Village System in Sri Lanka will be recognized as one of the 14 newly designated “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Sites” (GIAHS). The awarding of the new sites will take place in Rome on 19th. The Cascaded Tank Village System in Sri Lanka will...
The Road Development Authority says that 100,000 vehicles had used the expressways during yesterday (Apr. 15). The RDA said that it is the highest number of vehicles that used the expressways in a single day. Meanwhile, 12 persons were killed in road accidents during the 24 hours ended at 6 am...
  Monday, 16 April 2018 - 17:10 Prime Minister cuts longest chocolate cake 8,492Views Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Apr. 15) attended an event where he cut the country's longest chocolate cake. It was 380kg in weight and 111m in length.          
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