Dom Sibley breaks out of slump to help see England home

England took what they needed from those who had to give it most as they secured victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Galle. On an enthralling day when 15 wickets fell, England’s frontline spinners came to the fore and opener Dom Sibley scored an unbeaten half-century to help defeat Sri Lanka by […]

COVID-19: Priority list on vaccination finalized

While saying that they have finalised a list of those who need to be vaccinated first, Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said all the necessary steps have been taken in respect of COVID-19 vaccination. Accordingly, vaccines will be given to frontline workers who are engaged in efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. The […]

Jerome Jayaratne to be manager for West Indies tour

Former Sri Lankan First Class cricketer Jerome Jayaratne will replace Ashantha de Mel as manager of the visiting Sri Lankan team on the tour of West Indies. The current team manager and the chief selector de Mel who was a stop-gap arrangement has decided to seek a break. He will, however, continue to be the […]

6th MP contracts Covid-19

Kandy District SLPP MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara has tested positive for Covid-19, his media secretary states. He has been directed to a Covid-19 treatment facility and steps are being taken to identify his close associates. Mr. Yapa is the 6th member of Parliament to contract Covid-19. Earlier, Dayasiri Jayasekera, Vasudewa Nanayakkara, Rauff Hakeem, Piyal Nishantha […]

Interpol notice issued for 14th suspect

Court today ordered a red notice to be issued via the Interpol for the arrest of the 14th suspect, Udara Sampath, in the narcotics case involving officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau. The order was issued by Colombo Chief Magistrate Mohamad Mihail this morning. The Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris representing the Attorney General informed […]

Wedding bells for Varun Dhawan (Pics)

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan got hitched to his highschool sweetheart – Natasha Dalal yesterday (24). The duo tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Alibaug. In a Tweet, Varun has added two photos to his Instagram, with the caption ‘Life long love just got official’. Source link

Record number of satellites launched

A new world record has been set for the number of satellites sent to space on a single rocket. The 143 payloads, of all shapes and sizes, rode to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon rocket that launched out of Florida. The number beats the previous record of 104 satellites carried aloft by an Indian vehicle […]

2 new airlines begin flights to SL

Two new airlines have begun flights to Sri Lanka while five others await approval, Manager Air Services and Traffic Rights at the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) Ishara Gunawardana said. He said Ethiopian Airlines and Maldivian Airlines started operations to Sri Lanka last month. Ethiopian Airlines mainly carry cargo and will also bring […]

Vasudeva returns home after recovering from Covid-19

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara, who contracted Covid-19 recently, has returned home yesterday (24)  after recovering. The Minister of Water Supply was being treated at a hotel based treatment centre in Koggala. He is to spend another week in self-isolation, at home.Meanwhile, it is reported that it has become hard to trace the source of many Covid-19 […]