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Prevailing showery condition over the island is expected to be reduced from today, 20th of December. Several spells of showers will occur in Northern, Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa and Matale districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts after 2.00 p.m. Misty conditions can be...

water cut in parts of Colombo tomorrow

The water supply for parts of Colombo will be suspended tomorrow (Dec.09) for a period of 16 hours, the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) says. Water cut will be in place from 5:00 p.m. tomorrow until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday (Dec.10).

President facilitates allocation of land to enhance Law College

In a significant development aimed at enhancing the facilities of Sri Lanka Law College students, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced the allocation of government-owned land for this purpose. The President reached this decision during a deliberation held at the Parliament Complex on Wednesday (6).

Heavy showers expected in parts of the island

The Department of Meteorology says showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces of the island after 1.00 p.m. Fairly heavy showers above 75mm are likely at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and Uva provinces and in Galle and Kurunegala districts. Several spells of showers may occur in Eastern province during the morning too. Misty Condition can be...

Veteran actor Suminda Sirisena passes away

Veteran cinema, theater and television actor Suminda Sirisena has passed away this morning at the age of 75.


The Cyclonic storm “MICHAUNG” (PRONOUNCED AS “MIGJAUM”) over Southwest Bay of Bengal was located near latitude 12.8°N and longitude 81.6°E, at 2330hrs of 03 December and about 365 km northeast of Jaffna. The system is expected to intensify further and move northwestward away from Sri Lanka towards North Tamil Nadu coast of India. Thereafter, it would move northwards and...

O/L results released

The results of the 2022 (2023) GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination were released, Examinations Department Commissioner General H.J.M.C Amith Jayasundara said.

Prevailing showery condition is expected to further enhance

Prevailing showery condition is expected to further enhance across the island due to the low-pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal, the Department of Meteorology said in its forecast today. As such, showers or thundershowers are anticipated today in the Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces. Meanwhile, heavy showers of about 100mm are likely at some places in the Eastern Province and...

Google is deleting old Gmail accounts

Google will begin purging all accounts that have been inactive for two years or more. The company says the move is meant to help cut back on the number of accounts that can be hijacked by hackers. Chances are you have a few accounts floating around yourself — likely from those times you needed an email address to access a...

Nobel winner Henry Kissinger dies at 100

Henry Kissinger, a controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner and diplomatic powerhouse whose service under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy, died on Wednesday at age 100, according to his geopolitical consulting firm Kissinger Associates Inc. Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut, Kissinger Associates said.