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Do not heed rumors on closure of Sigiriya

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Sigiriya Project Manager, K.B. Chandana Weerasena put to rest all rumors about the closure of Sigiriya Rock Fortress by giving a special statement to Lankapuvath. A news reports earlier had stated that Sigiriya had intended to close down due to the wasp attacks occurred.

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Chief Justice steps aside from Golden Key case

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – It is reported that Chief Justice Mohan Peries withdrew himself from the panel of judges which hear the Golden Key case. Chief Justice Mohan Peiris today informed the Supreme

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Latest News

Media Awards, Applications up to August 15
Monday, 28 July 2014, 21:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The last date for receiving applications for National Media Awards 2013 has been extended up to 15th August 2014. Secretary to...
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“Opposition is attempting to create issues within the country” - MP R. Duminda Silva
Monday, 28 July 2014, 19:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Colombo District Parliamentarian MP R. Duminda Silva states that certain members of the opposition are attempting to create...
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Consumer Authority conducts 17,000 raids in 6 months
Monday, 28 July 2014, 18:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Health officers of the Consumer Authority have conducted 17,000 raids in the first six months of this year. A spokesman forty...
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Private busses television programmes to be monitored - Minister
Monday, 28 July 2014, 17:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Private Transport Services  Minister C B Ratnayake said that the government will monitor the television programmes...
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Issuing NICs for A/L candidates expedited
Monday, 28 July 2014, 16:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Commissioner of Registration of Persons, R.M.S. Sarath Kumara states that issuing of National Identity Cards (NIC) to...
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Suspects arrested along with eggs of migrant seabirds
Monday, 28 July 2014, 15:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Mannar Police states that 4 persons have been arrested in the coast of Urumalei in Talaimannar while they were attempting to...
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Anura Kumara in hospital
Monday, 28 July 2014, 14:44
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Police Media Spokesperson's Office states that the leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Anura Kumara...
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New job opportunities at Magampura Harbor
Monday, 28 July 2014, 14:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman, Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrama states that a large number of new jobs will be generated in...
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A special meeting between Elections Commissioner and members of political parties
Monday, 28 July 2014, 13:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya states that a special meeting between him and members of the respective political...
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Escaped prisoner arrested in Mahara
Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:33
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - An inmate of the Mahara Prison who had escaped the facility has been arrested while trying to evade authorities in the...
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Why Your Phone Freaks Out When You Get Off a Plane
Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:30   (Colombo Lankpuvath)Every time you step off of an airplane, there’s a fight going on inside your mobile phone. It’s a war for...
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Human skeletal remains found in Ahungalla
Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:00
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The remains of a human skeletal were found by the Ahungalla Police in a cinnamon cultivation in Katuwila, Ahungalla...
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4 Died drowning during the past 24 hours
Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:30
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Within the past 24 hours 4 deaths have been reported due to drowning. According to the Police Media Spokesperson's...
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Traffic in Hatton - Colombo main road disrupted due to prevailing bad weather
Monday, 28 July 2014, 09:42
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Heavy rains have clearly increased in intensity, vehicle movement on the Hatton - Colombo main road disrupted due to...
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80% 0f North East abductions dome by LTTE - Commission reveals
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The LTTE was responsible for nearly 80 percent of the alleged abductions, of the cases already heard in four districts except Jaffna, the Presidential Commission investigatin Readmore


President gifts computers to Thalawa Sri Gnanodaya Pirivena
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - With the aim of improving their knowledge on information technology (IT), His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the computers at the Anuradhapura President Readmore


Foreign News

Schoolgirl 'beheads' classmate in Japan
Monday, 28 July 2014, 15:12
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to Japanese media reports, BBC states that a high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and... Read more...
Malaysia Airlines considers name change
Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:30
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Malaysian Airlines is set for a brand overhaul after two major tragedies in the last six months. The airline said it is... Read more...
US releases satellite images 'proving' Russia is firing into Ukraine
Monday, 28 July 2014, 09:53
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The U.S. stepped up pressure on Moscow on Sunday by releasing satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired... Read more...
Gaza truce efforts go up in smoke
Monday, 28 July 2014, 08:18
(Colombo Lankapuavth) The Islamist Hamas movement fired more rockets at Israel Sunday, despite claims it had accepted a UN request for a 24-hour... Read more...

Business News

Mobitel secures prestigious ISO certification for Information Security Management
Monday, 28 July 2014, 16:58
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - 28th July, 2014, Colombo; The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel received international recognition recently when it... Read more...
SLT student receives recognition as the City & Guilds ‘International Learner of the Year’
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:36
(Colombo Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is proud to announce that a student of the SLT Training Centre, was crowned as the 1st Asian to win... Read more...
Bank of Ceylon listed among Top 1,000 Global Banks
Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:46
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Sri Lanka’s leading Bank with 75 years of strength, trust and stability, the Bank of Ceylon is proud to receive global... Read more...
Mobitel mLoyalty expands to major retail brands in support of apparel welfare JAAF - initiated Ransalu Pranaama Rewards Programme enters third phase
Thursday, 17 July 2014, 13:39
(Colombo Lankapuvath) The National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel has extended its support to Sri Lanka’s single largest worker welfare... Read more...

TALES SANS TAILS

Those who speak against other religions disgrace their own religion – President
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) Those who condemn other religions and speak against other faiths are only bringing disgrace to their own religion President Rajapaksa said while pointing out extremists bring no justice to any religion. He said this at the rededication ceremony of the Methodist Church at Galle Fort, which was renovated by the Sri Lanka Navy and handed over to the Methodist Church. The Methodist Church in Sri Lanka begun by missionaries who arrived in 1814 celebrates its bicentennial today (July 4).
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Tony Abbott says Sri Lanka is a “Society at peace”
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described Sri Lanka as a “Society at peace” while speaking to foreign media on the incident of a boat carrying  153 Tamil asylum seekers facing trouble in high seas off Christmas island.
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80% 0f North East abductions dome by LTT...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) The LTTE was responsible for nearly 80 percent of the alleged abductions, of the cases already heard in four districts except Jaffna, the Presidential Commission investigating cases of missing persons in the North and East was told.
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President gifts computers to Thalawa Sri...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - With the aim of improving their knowledge on information technology (IT), His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the computers at the Anuradhapura President’s House to the Buddhist monks at Anuradapura Thalawa Sri Gnanodaya Pirivena.
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Sri Lanka condemns loss of civilian live...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Sri Lanka Government issuing a statement at the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem yesterday (24), condemned the loss of civilian lives in Gaza.
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President Rajapaksa says focus is on edu...
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(Colombo,Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government has equally focused attention on improving the nutrition level of the school children while ensuring a quality education. He added that it is compulsory to create a healthy future generation.
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Social conciliation should go beyond eth...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Social conciliation is an aspect that should be present in every field, community and public service and it has to go beyond reconciliation between communities, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said.
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Tuition classes banned 5 days prior the ...
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A ban on tuition classes, five days ahead of General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations, is to be implemented with the assistance of authorities. It is reported that teachers should refrain from mass or individual teaching, holding seminars and workshops and...
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West using HR issues to belittle Sri Lan...
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(Colombo Lankapuvath) - Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy said Human Rights are being used as a tool by some quarters to belittle Sri Lanka's achievement in crushing one of the most ruthless terrorist outfits in the world.
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BJP Members Meet President Rajapaksa
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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) A group of members from India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including the Chairman of BJP’s Committee on Strategic Action and Former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening.
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