Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets in the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup today (24).
Sri Lanka won the match by 5 wickets against Bangladesh
China has passed a law to reduce homework for school children.
China passes new law to reduce homework for school children
Russia's defense ministry says Russia and China have for the first time held a joint military exercise in the western Pacific.
China and Russia demonstrate military power
Akila Ilankai Tamil Congress National List MP Selvaraja Gajendran has contracted corona.
Covid has been infected by a Member of Parliament
The health sector points out that parents are urged to take steps to send their children to school without undue fear by adopting health measures.
Send children to school without fear : A request from doctors
Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General of Health Services, approves that restrictions on religious activities in places of worship, except for weddings, are still prohibited.
An explanation from the Director of Health regarding organizing functions
It has been revealed that about 85% of the people in the North are accustomed to watching Indian television channels and as a result children in those areas have less general knowledge of events
85% of people in the North are accustomed to watching Indian TV channels
Mr. Collure has been removed from the position following a decision by the party’s central committee, the media coordinator of the Communist Party said.
Raja Collure resigns as Communist Party chairman
The training ships of the 01st Training Squadron of the Indian Navy arrived in Sri Lanka for a bilateral naval exercise today (24).
Indian Navy's first training corps to Colombo and Trincomalee
As of October 23, another 18 corona deaths have been confirmed by the Director General of Health Services.
Another 18 covid deaths have been reported
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that another 433 people have been infected with the covid virus.
Another 433 covid infections have been reported
Secretary to the President Dr. PB Jayasundera today vehemently denied allegations that he had opened a personal account with a state bank to import fertilizer from India.
Strict legal action will be taken against false reports about themselves - P.B. Jayasundera
The Teachers 'Principals' Trade Union Alliance has decided to come to schools tomorrow only for teaching activities.
The Teachers 'Principals' Trade Union Alliance has decided to come to schools to teach tomorrow
Less than a month after large-scale rice mill owners announced prices, rice prices have risen again.
Minister of State Dilum Amunugama said that if it is necessary to increase fuel prices, diesel prices should not be increased at this time.
If diesel prices are increased bus fares will also have to be increased - Dilum Amunugama
The British Royal Navy's Kent warship has now arrived in the Port of Colombo.
A warship belonging to the British Royal Navy arrives at the Port of Colombo
The Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says that His Holiness Pope Francis has written to him expressing solidarity with his attempts to seek justice for the victims of the Easter Sunday
Letter from the Pope to Cardinal Ranjith Thero
Indian Navy has reportedly apprehended two Sri Lankan fishermen for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) on Friday evening and they were brought to Nagapattinam coast on Saturday.
Indian Navy arrests two Sri Lankan fishermen
948 suspects have been arrested in a special police operation in the Western Province to arrest those who have been issued warrants.
948 persons have been arrested in a special operation conducted in the WP
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release
The US envoy to Turkey and 9 others are expelled
A statement issued by the Presidential Media Unit on Saturday (Oct. 23) stated that the IGP has been directed to summon all relevant parties and conduct a formal and detailed investigation.
Request to the Secretary to the President to inquire into the media report on fertilizer imports
Veteran actress Visakha Siriwardena, who passed away at the age of 64, passed away yesterday.
Veteran actress Visakha Siriwardena has passed away
Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla, who paid an official visit to Sri Lanka last week, reiterated the commitments made to the Government of Sri Lanka under the 13th Amendment
India's great deal on the 13th Amendment continues
Showers in several parts of the island.
The Ceylon Fertiliser Company Limited has obtained an enjoining order from the Commercial High Court on Friday (October 22) against the China-based Qingdao Seawin Biotech, its local agent
An injunction has been issued against a Chinese company that shipped fertilizer containing harmful bacteria
While China and Russia have plans to reach net zero by 2060, other countries - including the US, the UK and Saudi Arabia’s neighbour the United Arab Emirates, another major oil producer
Saudi Arabia pledges to cut its carbon emissions to zero by 2060
Another 19 covid deaths have been confirmed by the Director General of Health Services.
Another 19 covid deaths have been reported
According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, another 437 people have been infected with the new corona virus to date.
Another 437 covid patients have been reported
The U.S. military has killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria, a US Central Command spokesman said.
Senior Al Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who inspected a farm that has adopted entirely organic cultivation methods today (October 23), said he was elected to make a bigger difference in the country.
The president says he was appointed to make a difference in the country
State Minister for Education Reforms Susil Premajayantha has questioned Parliament if it could accept laws that are being drafted elsewhere and as to why such laws should be accepted.
Why accept laws that are drafted elsewhere? - Susil Premajayantha
The Association of Medical Specialists urges the public to act responsibly as the government continues to ease restrictions on movement.
Covid warnings from the Association of Medical Specialists
Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardane said inside and outside of places of worship, entrance, lobbies, waiting areas, preaching halls and prayer halls should not be crowded.
Preventive measures to be followed in places of worship are issued
The Prisons Department says that the unrest at Welikada Prison has been brought under control due to a protest by a group of inmates.
The unrest at Welikada Prison has been brought under control, the Prisons Department said
Claiming that the Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group and Chinese Embassy are influencing the Sri Lankan authorities to accept the ship carrying organic fertilizer shipment which was rejected following
The JVP demands that Chinese ships not be allowed on any basis
The Ceylon Fertilizer Company Limited obtained an enjoining order from the Commercial High Court yesterday (22) against the Chinese company.
Ceylon Fertilizer Company obtains an enjoining order against a Chinese company
Singapore today announced the reopening of its borders to tourists from six countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.
Sri Lanka removed from Singapore's travel restrictions list
The Ministry of Health said that another 350 covid patients had recovered and were discharged from hospitals.
Another 350 covid patients are cured
A video footage shared by Batticaloa District MP Shanakiyan Rasamanickam shows a traffic cop assaulting two youths travelling on a motorcycle in Eravur.
Traffic police officer suspended for assaulting two youths
A special meeting between Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ki Shenhong and Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa was held at the Opposition Leader's Office in Colombo on Friday.
Sajith seeks China's help in managing Sri Lanka's debt crisis