Category: Local

South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka postponed

Sri Lanka Cricket today announced that the South Africa National Team’s Tour of Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to take place during the month of June 2020, has been postponed. The decision was taken...

1,729 still remain in quarantine centers – Army Chief

Another batch of individuals who underwent the quarantine process will be leaving quarantine centers today (21), said Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. Accordingly, 150 persons who were also subjected to PCR testing will...

Intense heat expected in most areas

The Department of Meteorology states that an intense heat condition could be experienced in most areas of the North-Eastern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern province, and the Mannar and Monaragala districts. The Department states that...

Temperature around the country has risen

According to the Department of Meteorology, the temperature in many parts of the island has risen by about 2 to 3 °C than normal. During the last 24 hours, the highest temperature on the island...

SEC DG Vajira Wijegunawardane removed

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director General (DG) Vajira Wijegunawardane has been removed from the post with immediate effect. Treasury Secretary S.R. Attygalle confirmed he moved yesterday and said the decision to remove Wijegunawardane...

Luxury bus service begins operations to Hambantota

The luxury bus service introduced by the Sri Lanka Transport Board along the Southern Expressway from Colombo to Hambantota commenced operations today. Accordingly, the bus service will operate from Colombo to Hambantota, Colombo to Tangalle and...

Local fishermen under threat!

The import of large stocks of fish have posed problems to local fishermen. Over the last few days, these stocks of fish have been brought to the Dikkowita Fisheries Harbour. The government has permitted...