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China says Moodys downgrade overestimates difficulties facing its economy

Chinas finance ministry said on Wednesday that a credit downgrade by Moodys was based on inappropriate methodology, saying it was exaggerat

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Nikkei hits 1-wk closing high; exporters, financials gain

Japans Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday to a one-week closing high helped by exporters after the dollar gained against the yen, while

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

JGBs ease after BOJ operations point to selling pressure

Japanese government bond prices eased on Wednesday after the Bank of Japans bond buying operation attracted stronger-than-expected selling

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

No airspace violation over Siachen, says IAF

The Indian Air Force on Wednesday denied claims by Pakistan Air Force that its fighter jets had flown over the Siachen glacier.

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Nepal PM Prachanda to resign, address nation

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda will resign on Wednesday evening, paving way for Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur D

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Three martyred soldiers of Nepalese origin cremated in Himachal

Three Indian Army soldiers of Nepalese origin, who were killed in a gunbattle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, were cremated in an army

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Pakistan to draw red lines for social media service providers

As the controversy over the crackdown on online anti-army campaigners heats up, the Pakistani government has decided to draw red lines for

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Indian, Bangladeshi officials discuss cross-border crimes, other issues

Administrative and police officials of border districts in Indias Tripura have finalised strategies to deal with cross-border crimes and de

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Mastermind of high-profile terror attacks held in Balochistan

A suspected mastermind behind several high-profile terror attacks and trained by Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies, has been arrested

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Prachanda resigns as Nepal PM, paves way for Deuba to succeed (Lead)

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Wednesday announced his resignation during a televised address.

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Indian woman forced to marry Pakistani to be deported (Second Lead)

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday allowed an Indian woman to return to her country days after she claimed she was duped and forced into

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Nepal PM Prachanda resigns

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda on Wednesday announced his resignation during a televised address.

Bollywood Tabloid 24 May 2017 6:45 pm

Search op launched to locate 19 missing fishing boats

The Sri Lanka Navy has commenced a search operation to locate 19 missing fishing boats. MORE...

Adaderana 24 May 2017 6:13 pm

Fifty-two housemaids detained in Kuwait arrive home

Fifty two Sri Lankan housemaids who were housed at the Kuwait embassy after they lost their jobs for numerous reasons arrived at the Bandar

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 5:35 pm

Heroin worth Rs.40 million seized at BIA, two arrested

A Pakistani couple has been arrested over the possession of heroin worth Rs. 40 million, at the BIA. MORE...

Adaderana 24 May 2017 4:56 pm

Reshuffling to take place among officials in state institutions - Lakshman Ya..

During the course of the next few days, ministry secretaries and other officials will be reshuffled amongst the state institutions with the

Adaderana 24 May 2017 4:52 pm

Met. Dept. releases special weather announcement

South-west monsoon conditions are likely to establish over the country during the next few days, the Department of Meteorology says. MORE..

Adaderana 24 May 2017 4:35 pm

Security procedure at BIA to be revised

The Airport Services and Aviation Manager stated that a new procedure will be adopted by the Katunayake International Airport, to help tigh

Adaderana 24 May 2017 4:08 pm

Duterte declares martial rule in south Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday enforced martial law in his country’s south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 4:04 pm

Six Indian fishermen arrested in SL waters

At least six Tamil Nadu fishermen who were fishing in Sri Lankan waters were arrested along with a boat by the Sri Lankan navy near Nedunth

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 2:37 pm

Tear gas and high-pressure water cannons used on protesters

The participants of a protest walk against SAITM have been dispersed using tear gas and high-pressure water cannons near the flyover in th

Adaderana 24 May 2017 2:22 pm

50 kg of Kerala Ganja recovered from Valvettithurai

50 kg of Kerala Ganja brought into Sri Lanka from India has been discovered along the Udayasooriyan coastal belt of Valvettithurai. MORE...

Adaderana 24 May 2017 2:08 pm

President Jokowi embarks on working visit to Central, East Java

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to pay a working visit to Malang in East Java Province and Boyolali and Solo in Central Java on

Antara News 24 May 2017 2:07 pm

Galle Face Road closed off beyond Lotus Roundabout

The section of the Colombo Galle Face Road beyond the Lotus Roundabout has been closed off on account of a protest walk against SAITM. MORE

Adaderana 24 May 2017 2:00 pm

Finance Minister post too big for my boots: Mangala

I was thinking that the pair of shoes I was offered was too big for me when I was given the Finance Minister post, new Finance Minister Man

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 1:48 pm

Chinese national detained at BIA over Walapatta

A Chinese national was detained at the Katunayake International Airport after attempting to smuggle a stock of 'Walapatta' out of the count

Adaderana 24 May 2017 1:42 pm

SAARC, BIMSTEC inactive, ineffective: CBK

Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandarnaike Kumaratunga has slammed the SAARC and BIMSTEC for not doing anything to solve the regiona

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 1:41 pm

Cabinet takes decision to import rice

The cabinet has collectively decided to grant the private sector permission to import rice from abroad, owing to the rapid rise in prices o

Adaderana 24 May 2017 1:36 pm

President to meet the Sri Lankan community in Australia today

President Maithripala Sirisena who is currently visiting Australia in an official capacity will reportedly be meeting the Sri Lankan commun

Adaderana 24 May 2017 1:26 pm

If Muslims lose patience country will face dire consequences: EPC member

If the Muslims of this country are to lose their patience the country will face dire consequences, Eastern Provincial Council member, Shibl

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 1:16 pm

Rise in no. of Dengue patients

The conformational change of the Dengue virus and the prevailing weather conditions have resulted in a rise in the number of Dengue patient

Adaderana 24 May 2017 1:12 pm

Case against Ven. Gnanasara thero- hearing scheduled for May 31

The hearing of the case against the Secretary General of the 'Bodu Bala Sena' organization, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero, who is be

Adaderana 24 May 2017 1:04 pm

Incidents that threaten the reconciliation process must be prevented - C. D.

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), C. D. Wickramaratne has instructed officials to prevent incidents that adversely affect the nati

Adaderana 24 May 2017 12:56 pm

GDP rose by 5 percent during my reign - Ravi

During my tenure as the Minister of Finance, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose from 10 percent to 15.5 percent, former Finance Minister

Adaderana 24 May 2017 12:35 pm

29-year-old hacked to death in Chilaw

A 29-year-old resident of the Arachchikatuwa area was hacked to death yesterday (23). MORE...

Adaderana 24 May 2017 11:47 am

Distressed housemaids return home from the Middle East

A group of women who went to the Middle East seeking employment have returned to the island after being subjected to various hardships abro

Adaderana 24 May 2017 11:45 am

SEC likely to come under Ravi as controversial liquor maker plans going publi..

Capital market regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is likely to come under the purview of the Foreign Ministry with the ap

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 11:13 am

Four arrested over possession of local arms

Four individuals from the Morawewa area have been arrested over the possession of locally manufactured arms. MORE...

Adaderana 24 May 2017 10:38 am

President arrives in Australia

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Canberra Airport in Australia in the early hours of today (24). MORE...

Adaderana 24 May 2017 10:09 am

Fire breaks out in Badegama shopping complex

A fire had broken out in a shopping complex in Badegama, earlier today (24). MORE...

Adaderana 24 May 2017 9:53 am

Ravi to call for reports on SL envoys abroad

The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake is to call for reports on all Sri Lankan envoys serving abroad on the ins

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 9:09 am

Budget Dept. to provide details of vehicles used by Ministers

The Parliamentary Committee on Public Finance had requested the Budget Department to provide details on the vehicles provided to Ministers

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 3:25 am

Strict action against inciting communal tension: Govt.

The Cabinet today decided to take strict action according to the law against elements that attempt to create communal tension and disharmon

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 2:46 am

Can’t pin it all on Ravi K: GL

The Government could not possibly pin the entire responsibility of its economic failures and fiscal shortcomings on former Finance Minister

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 2:03 am

Embassy officials rescue SL woman held captive by Saudi Employer

A  Sri Lankan woman, who was held in captive in Saudi Arabia by her employer, was released by the officials of Sri Lankan embassy in R

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 1:36 am

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.

Daily Mirror 24 May 2017 1:04 am

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack, hailing the bomber as a "soldier of the caliphate", the Independ

Daily Mirror 23 May 2017 11:31 pm

Doctor found dead in N’Eliya Hospital quarters

The body of a 31-year-old female doctor was found in the doctors’ quarters at the Nuwara Eliya General Hospital this afternoon, polic

Daily Mirror 23 May 2017 11:02 pm

Two killed in Hikkaduwa shooting

Two underworld figures were shot dead at their shop near the Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat this evening by a gunman of a rival underworl

Daily Mirror 23 May 2017 10:31 pm

Killing civilians for political gain heinous: President

Expressing condolences over the Manchester terror attack, President Maithripala Sirisena today said killing innocent civilians for politica

Daily Mirror 23 May 2017 9:07 pm