Tour Itinerary: England tour to Sri Lanka 2018

Tour Itinerary: England tour to Sri Lanka 2018

England Cricket Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 1st October, 2018 for a Bilateral Series, which will consist of 5 ODIs, 03 Test Matches and 01 T20 game. DATE MATCH VENUE 10th October, 2018 01st ODI - (D/N) Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium 13th October, 2018 02nd ODI – (DAY) Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium 17th October, 2018 03rd...

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Bahuchithawadiya (The Undecided)-2017

‘Bahuchithawadiya’ Takes a Stance on Freedom of Artistic Expression

The producer of the movie Bahuchithawadiya, Malaka Devapriya has decided to pull-out his movie in solidarity, of the maker of the movie Demons in Paradise-Jude Ratnam, from a Film Festival in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Demons in Paradise, which was submitted to many international festivals including Cannes, was to be screened at the Majestic Cinema in Jaffna at 6.45pm as a...

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Srilankan Air Lines

Sri Lankan Airline Named “World’s Most Punctual Airline”

SriLankan Airlines has been named the “World’s Most Punctual Airline,” among the most notable and largest airlines, by Flightstats in an announcement yesterday. Flightstats, an aviation company specializing in providing global flight data, had analyzed commercial flights data from 41 different carriers including countries such as Europe, North America, Middle East, South America and Asia. Sri Lanka was reviewed under...

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wild elephant sri lanka

Lanka Gets Assistance in Protecting Crop From Wild-Elephants

In an attempt to find a solution to malnutrition among Sri Lankans, the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena met with the Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute, Shenggen Fan, recently.   One of the focal points of the discussion centered around finding a feasible solution to stop wild animals, from feasting on local cultivation, while protecting both...

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Ex LTTE cadres in a Sri Lankan army rehabilitation camp

All But One EX-LTTE Rehabilitated Combatants Released

At a recent event held at the Vanni Punthottam Rehabilitation Camp, three rehabilitated former LTTE soldiers were reunited with their relatives yesterday. According to the Vavuniya Punthottam Rehabilitation Center Director, Colonel Asela Obeysekera, 12,190 former LTTE soldiers, who surrendered to the Sri Lankan government forces towards the end of the armed conflict have been released to be a part of...

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Sri Lanka police chief Pujith Jayasundara

Scotland Pulls the Plug on Sri Lankan IG Visit

Sri Lanka’s Inspector General (IG) Pujith Jayasundara’s visit to the Scottish Police College in Fife was unexpectedly canceled by the Scottish authorities, due to mounting pressure from LTTE support groups, Scottish newspapers report.   However, in an interesting twist, at an interview with the Sri Lankan press the cabinet Minister of Law and Order, Ranjith Madduma Bandara stated that the...

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ronnie leitch

Lankan Fans to Bid Final Good-Bye to Ronnie Leitch

Ronnie Leitch, a gifted comedian, and popular entertainer, both in singing and acting, passed away unexpectedly due to cardiac arrest, yesterday (October 1st) in Perth, Australia. With movies such as, “Cherio Darling” “Onna Babo” and “My name is Bandu,” Ronnie became a household name among Sri Lankans. The song “Thattaya,” (1989) was one of his most successful songs, which he...

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Sri Lanka Tech Industry

Proposed Changes for Tech Industry Growth in Lanka

A recent proposal of fast-tracking visas for tech professionals comes in the wake of an IT talent shortage. The documents propose critical changes in higher education laws to boost regional talent and attract foreign higher education institutes to the island.     According to the National Export Strategy (NES) 2018-2022: Information Technology Strategy policy document, “In order to stimulate and enable...

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Inspector General of Police (DIP), Pujith Jayasundara is an appointee of the current government who is facing allegations of two incidents, assaulting a lift operator and threatening a female employee, will be leaving for United Kingdom for a military training program at the end of this month. According to the Law and Order Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara, the invitation to train with the Scotland Yard had come from the British Government and, Deputy Minister N. Bandara, Ministry Secretary Padmasiri Jayamanne, Senior Assistant Secretary M. Sooriyapperuma and Deputy Inspector General of Police Mahesh Senaratne will be accompanying the DIP. The group will be in UK from September 30 to October 6th, and the special training will be held on Community Police and Police Reforms, an event organized by the Scotland Yard Police.

Scotland Yard Training For Police Chief

Inspector General of Police (DIP), Pujith Jayasundara is an appointee of the current government who is facing allegations of two incidents, assaulting a lift operator and threatening a female employee, will be leaving for United Kingdom for a military training program at the end of this month. According to the Law and Order Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara, the invitation to...

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Killing in Katharagama

Businessman Executed by Armed Gunmen in Katharagama

A local man was executed by two gunmen in Wadigala along the Kataragama road, in Tangalle. According to the Police Media spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara, a manhunt is underway to capture the unidentified suspects, who had fled the scene after the shooting. The victim was identified as a businessman, the owner of a vehicle service station locally, and was deceased after...

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