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.          
The Finance Ministry has submitted the proposed pricing formula for fuel for Cabinet approval. The formula has been prepared by the Treasury. The new mechanism proposes to revise the local fuel prices based on global price fluctuations. The Finance Ministry hopes to implement the pricing formula this month after obtaining Cabinet approval. The...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The annual holiday on International Workers’ Day which falls on Tuesday the 1st of May has been cancelled. The gazette notification regarding this is due to be issued today (April 11). Head of Government Printers Department, Ganga Kalpani, said they have received the gazette notification to...
Sri Lanka Railways says that 12 new train frequencies will be added to the service tomorrow (Apr. 12) for the benefit of those who are returning home for Sinhala & Tamil New Year. Accordingly, a train with an air-conditioned compartment will leave for Bandarawela at 7.20 pm tomorrow. Another train will...
Three persons have died from a three-wheeler accident at Thundeniya area in Gampola in Kahawatta. Police said one person was injured. The three-wheeler in which they were travelling by had veered off the road and fell into a canal at around 4.50 pm. The victims, aged 82, 74 and 72 are members of the...
Excise Department has launched a special programme to curb malpractices relating to the selling of liquor during the Avurudu season. This programme will be continued until 15th of this month. Meanwhile, that the Excise Department also announced that all liquor shops in the island will be closed on 13, 14, 29,...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not invited Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn to their wedding. The decision not to have an "official list" of political leaders in attendance also means that US President Donald Trump will not be invited. The decision was made based on the church's size and the...
Many people are feared to have died as a military plane crashed in Algeria, local media report. At least 100 people have reportedly died, and local sources have been quoted as saying the death toll could exceed 200. TV news reports said 14 ambulances were at the scene and injured people...
Almost 5% of the population of Sri Lanka work in the billion-dollar tea industry, picking leaves on the mountain slopes and processing the tea in plantation factories. The cultivation and selling of black tea has shaped the lives of generations of Sri Lankans since 1867. Documentary photographer Schmoo Theune visited plantations...
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