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Don’t use cotton buds to clean ears – Health Ministry


The Ministry of Health urged the public to refrain from using cotton buds and other objects to clean ear wax. Health Ministry warned that it was always best to seek medical assistance when dealing with ear problems. By trying to ...

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Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratri today


Hindus around the world will celebrate Maha Shivaratri today (March 07). Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to the goddess Parvati. Mahashivaratri Festival or ‘The ...

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One casualty reported following Kochikade shooting


An individual was gunned down in the Madampalle area in Kochikade , Negambo at around 8.50am on Friday (March 4th). According to Police media spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara the shooting had been carried out by two gunmen who had arrived ...

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Six students injured during vehicle parade

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Six students were injured when a jeep carrying about 13 students had toppled near the Public Library in Colombo 7, Police said. The injured students were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. The incident happened when the students from a ...

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Switzerland notes progress in Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation progress


Switzerland has noted progress in Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process and has offered support for Sri Lanka’s efforts. A meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera and Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter centred in Switzerland yesterday on the progress in the ...

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Two elevated highways to link Kelaniya, Colombo, Rajagiriya


The Government has taken steps to construct two elevated highways linking Kelaniya, Colombo and Rajagiriya. The Ministry of Higher Education and Highways said that one highway will have a distance of 6.9 km and will connect the Kelaniya bridge and ...

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Thajudeen murder: Douglas ordered to handover CCTV hard disk storage


EPDP leader and Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda has been ordered by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris to hand over the CID the hard disk storage devices of the CCTV camera of an office belonging to him at Park Road in ...

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President opens 9th National Scout Jamboree in Jaffna


President Maithripala Sirisena ceremonially declared open the 9th National Scout Jamboree at Jaffna Central College playground yesterday (22). This is the first time a National Jamboree is being held in the Northern Province. The event also coincides with 100 years ...

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New Zealand PM arrives today


New Zealand Prime Minister John Key who arrives in the country today (23), will visit Pannala to declare open a Model Farm and a training centre managed by Fonterra, the leading dairy company. PM Key will also call on President ...

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