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SL tightens security over 2nd anniversary of Easter bombings

Colombo, April 19 | Sri Lankan police on Monday said security has been beefed up in all churches across the island nation ahead of...

3 uncapped players in B’desh’s preliminary squad for SL Tests

Dhaka, April 9 | Bangladesh have named three uncapped fast bowlers in their 21-member preliminary squad for their two-match Test series in Sri Lanka...

SL Prez imposes immediate ban on palm oil import

Colombo, April 6 | Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has imposed an immediate ban on the import of palm oil and ordered the gradual...

Karunaratne, Fernando play out a draw for SL vs West Indies

North Sound (Antigua), April 3 | Sri Lanka batted out the last day to earn a draw against West Indies in the second and...

SL receives batch of China’s Sinopharm vax

Colombo, April 1 | Sri Lanka has received a batch of China's Sinopharm vaccines against Covid-19 as part of a donation by the...

NCB seizes over 300 kg heroin, AK-47 from SL boat

Chennai, March 31 | The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has taken custody of a Sri Lankan fishing boat and seized 300.323 kg of heroin...

‘SL won’t succumb to pressure after UNHRC Resolution’

Colombo, March 30 | Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that his country will not succumb to any pressure in response to a UN...

SL to receive 20,000 doses of Russian vax

Colombo, March 27 | Sri Lanka will receive 20,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 next month, a Minister announced here.State Minister...

Ultimate betrayal: Kamal Haasan on India not voting against SL

Chennai, March 25 | Superstar turned politician and chief of Makkal Needhi Maiam(MNM) Kamal Haasan on Thursday said India not voting in the resolution...

1st Test: Nissanka ton helps SL turn tables on WI on...

Antigua, March 25 | Debutant Pathum Nissanka scored his maiden Test century as Sri Lanka turned the tables on the West Indies on Day...

1st Test: Holder takes 5 as WI bowl out SL for...

Antigua, March 22 | All-rounder Jason Holder took five wickets as West Indies dismissed Sri Lanka for 169 runs on Day 1 of the...

SL opens 1st automated mask manufacturing plant

Colombo, March 17 | Sri Lanka has opened its first accredited and fully automated masks manufacturing facility in Kotugoda in the western part of...

SL to continue with AstraZeneca vax

Colombo, March 16 | The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it will continue administering the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccin despite its suspension in some...

1st ODI: Hope ton takes Windies to 8-wicket win over SL

Antigua, March 11 | Opener Shai Hope scored 110 to lead West Indies to an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI...

‘Pak offers $15M credit line to SL for defence cooperation’

Islamabad, Feb 24 | Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that defence and security cooperation to end the menace of terrorism are...

Opp slams Tripura CM’s statement on ‘BJP keen to expand in...

Agartala, Feb 15 | Opposition Left parties and Congress on Monday criticised the BJP leadership after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb's reported comments...

SL records 1,682 tourist arrivals after airports re-open

Colombo, Feb 10 | Sri Lanka registered 1,682 tourist arrivals in January airports resumed flight operations following a nine-month suspension since March 2020 due...

SL mull postponing WI tour as Arthur, Thirimanne test Covid positive

Colombo, Feb 3 | Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur and batsman Lahiru Thirimanne have tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the Sri Lanka cricket...

SL to begin Covid vaccination for frontline workers

Colombo, Jan 29 | Sri Lankan health authorities will on Friday begin the inoculation of 250,000 frontline health workers against the novel coronavirus after...

Root scores 186 as Embuldeniya takes seven, Eng close gap on...

Galle, Jan 24 | Captain Joe Root's 186 helped England reduce Sri Lanka's lead to 42 runs on the third day of the second...

SL to receive 1st batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines

Colombo, Jan 24 | Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in India is expected...

SL grants approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine’s emergency use

Colombo, Jan 22 | Sri Lankan authorities on Friday granted approval for the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Minister for Pharmaceutical Production...

SL fully reopens borders to tourists, international arrivals

Colombo, Jan 22 | Sri Lanka has completely reopened its borders to tourists and international arrivals, after flight operations were suspended 10 months ago...

Anderson replaces Broad in England team for second Test vs SL

Galle, Jan 21 | England have made one change to the squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka starting here on Friday (January...

SL to make sign language recognised means of communication

Colombo, Jan 19 | The Sri Lankan Cabinet on Tuesday approved to make sign language a recognised means of communication, the Government Information Department...

Root double ton headlines England’s win over SL in 1st Test

Galle, Jan 18 | England on Monday completed the formalities of scoring the additional 36 runs to win the first Test against Sri Lanka...

1st Test: SL fight back after Root double ton

Galle, Jan 16 | Sri Lankan openers Kusal Perera and Lahiru Thirimanne led a fightback from the hosts with a 101-run partnership after England...

SL vs ENG 1st Test: Visitors in control after Bess fifer

Galle (Sri Lanka), Jan 14 | England's Dom Bess bagged five wickets for 30, his career-best figures in a Test innings, as the visitors...

1st Test: Karunaratne ruled out, Chandimal to lead SL against Eng

Galle, Jan 14 | Regular Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been ruled out of the first Test against England, and in his place,...

SL detects first patient with new Covid variant

Colombo, Jan 13 | Sri Lanka has detected the new strain of the Covid-19 virus after a British national who has arrived here recently...

Covid-19 vaccines to arrive in SL by Feb

Colombo, Jan 12 | Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Sri Lanka by February and citizens could receive the jab by mid or end of...

SL spinner Akila Dananjaya’s bowling action cleared by ICC

Dubai, Jan 9 | Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya, who was banned from bowling for one year in August, 2019 due to suspect action,...

‘Colombo Port City, Hambantota Port to attract investments to SL’

Colombo, Jan 5 | The Colombo Port City and the Hambantota Port will attract foreign investments to Sri Lanka and boost growth in...

Moeen Ali tests positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in SL

Colombo, Jan 4 | England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival with the English cricket team in Sri Lanka."Following PCR...

SA vs SL 2nd Test: Nortje, Elgar put hosts in driver’s...

Johannesburg, Jan 3 | Anrich Nortje's six-wicket-haul and Dean Elgar's unbeaten 92 put South Africa firmly in control against Sri Lanka in...

Depleted SL still stand a chance to beat SA: Karunaratne

Johannesburg, Jan 2 | Sri Lanka will be missing a number of key players but still have a chance to win in their second...

England won’t end SL tour in case of positive result: Root

London, Jan 2 | England captain Joe Root has said that a Covid-19 positive test result on tour of Sri Lanka will not mean...

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in SL by March: WHO

Colombo, Dec 30 | The World Health Organization (WHO) has assured that a Covid-19 vaccine could be made available for Sri Lanka by March...

SA take 1-0 lead as SL crumble to innings defeat in...

Centurion, Dec 29 | South Africa beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 45 runs in the first Test to take an unassailable 1-0...

SA-SL 1st Test: Chandimal, de Silva help SL to 340/6

Centurion, Dec 26 | Contrasting half centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva and Niroshan Dickwella's 49 helped Sri Lanka to 340/6 on...

SL endorsed as Vice Chair of Indian Ocean Rim Association

Colombo, Dec 18 | Sri Lanka has been endorsed as the Vice Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers from...

SL appoints new state minister in charge of Covid-19

Colombo, Dec 1 | Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a new state minister in charge of Covid-19 prevention, as the virus has...

British mercenaries probed over SL war crimes: Report

London, Nov 30 | The Metropolitan Police have launched a probe into British mercenaries over their alleged involvement in the decades-long Sri Lankan civil...

Death toll reaches 8 in attempted SL prison break

Colombo, Nov 30 | The death toll in an attempted prison break from a maximum-security prison in Mahara, on the outskirts of Sri Lanka's...

SL to invest in infrastructure at Mattala airport

Colombo, Nov 26 | Sri Lanka will invest in maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) facilities at the China-built Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in...

SL Prez highlights efforts to combat Covid-19, corruption

Colombo, Nov 19 | In a message marking the completion of his first year in office as the Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa said...

SL to use drones to monitor areas isolated due to Covid-19

Colombo, Nov 13 | Sri Lankan Police will use drones to monitor the movement of people in areas declared as isolated due to a...

SL can’t be under lockdown till Covid-19 cure found: Prez

Colombo, Nov 5 | Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that it was impractical for the island nation to be under a lockdown...

SL Parliament sessions limited to 2 hours amid Covid-19 risk

Colombo, Oct 30 | Sessions of the Sri Lankan Parliament when the House meets next week have been limited to only two hours due...

Business

Air India cancels UK flights from April 24 to 30

New Delhi, April 21 | National carrier Air India has decided to cancel flights between India and the UK from April 24 to 30.The...