COLOMBO (News 1st) –  Seven individuals who were on an excursion in the Knuckles Forest Reserve have been reported missing. The missing individuals are reported to be residents of Homagama. According to the police, the Sri Lanka Army and Police have launched a rescue operation in search of the missing individuals.
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Road Development Authority (RDA) has decided to open a number of additional entry and exit lanes at selected expressway interchanges, during the festive season. S. Opanayaka, Director of Expressway Operations Maintenance and Management Division of the RDA says the decision is aimed at reducing the...
  Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 21:49 SAITM parents to launch a fast unto death The SAITM Students' Parents' Association says that they will commence a fast unto death if the government does not address the SAITM issue. Its President, Gemunu Wijerathna made this statement at a press briefing held in Colombo today...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The National Harvest Festival, preceding the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, was held under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena at the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura today (April 8). President Sirisena first paid homage to the sacred Sri Maha Bodhiya...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Sri Lanka Army is preparing to 683 acres of land currently occupied by the military in the Jaffna district. Army spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said the land will be handed to Jaffna District Secretary on the 16th of April. He further said the decision was...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The University Trade Union Joint Committee has announced that officials of the Ministry of Higher Education have assured to provide a solution for their issues by tomorrow (April 9th). Co-Chairman of the committee, Edward Malwattage said the trade union action is expected to be called off...
  Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 21:45 Huluganga tragedy : Bodies of 5 victims handed over to relatives 1,299Views The bodies of the 5 persons who were drowned while bathing in Huluganga in Panvila, Kandy were handed over to their respective relatives this morning (Apr. 08). 3 young women and 2 men were among...
Rescuers and medics say at least 70 people have died in Syria in a suspected gas attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in a basement. It said the death toll is likely to rise. There...
  Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 21:21 UNPers in Kelaniya in crisis 1,462Views A group of United National Party members who lost in the recently conducted LG polls says that due to certain decisions by the UNP Organizers in Kelaniya, the party is in crisis.They expressed their views during a media conference held...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The deadline to submit applications for re-correction of answer scripts of the 2017 G C E Ordinary Level examination has been extended until the 12th of April. The decision to extend the deadline was taken due to technical challenges faced by the Department of Postal Services. Accordingly...
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