Former Australian PM resigns from parliament

Former Australian PM resigns from parliament

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) Australia's former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday resigned from parliament, a source familiar with the matter said, stripping ... Read More

Free Organic Fertilizers for Farmers soon

Free Organic Fertilizers for Farmers soon

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) Agriculture Ministry has issued a circular for providing free organic fertilizers to farmers engaged in agricultural activities. Accordingly, the ... Read More

The Court of Appeal Rejects Gnanasara Thera’s Appeal

The Court of Appeal Rejects Gnanasara Thera’s Appeal

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO)The Appeals Court has dismissed a request by Galagodathe Gnanasara thera to appeal against his 6 year rigorous prison sentence. Read More

Yala Block One closed from Sept. 01 to Nov. 01

Yala Block One closed from Sept. 01 to Nov. 01

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Block One of the Yala National Park would be closed from 01 September to 01 November owing to ... Read More

Indian National Arrested with gold at BIA

Indian National Arrested with gold at BIA

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) An Indian national arrived from Dubai has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake while attempting ... Read More

Chairmanship of the BIMSTEC handed over to President Maithripala Today

Chairmanship of the BIMSTEC handed over to President Maithripala Today

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) The Chairmanship of the BIMSTEC, regional grouping, handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Kathmandu summit today. Read More

SLTB employees in Galle, Tangalle, Ambalanthota Bus Depots begin strike

SLTB employees in Galle, Tangalle, Ambalanthota Bus Depots begin strike

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) employees attached to the SLTB Bus Depots in Ambalanthota, Tangalle, and Galle ... Read More

Oil stable as Iran sanctions loom, but trade wars weigh

Oil stable as Iran sanctions loom, but trade wars weigh

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) Oil markets held steady on Friday, supported by looming U.S. sanctions against Iran’s oil exports and falling Venezuelan output, ... Read More

Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station ’caused by small meteorite’

Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station ’caused by small meteorite’

Aug 31, 2018

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are having to deal with an air leak from a possible collision. It ... Read More

Arrest warrants issued on four Theros over damaging public property

Arrest warrants issued on four Theros over damaging public property

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Arrest warrants were issued on Venerable Bengamuwe Nalaka, Ittakande Saddhatissa, Magalkande Sudatta, and Madille Pannakola Theros over damaging ... Read More

Germany chooses ‘Never Look Away’ for 91st Oscars

Germany chooses ‘Never Look Away’ for 91st Oscars

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) Germany on Thursday officially chose 'Never Look Away' to be submitted in the 'foreign language' category for the 91st ... Read More

bus crash in New Mexico

bus crash in New Mexico

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) At least seven people were killed and others were seriously injured Thursday in a head-on crash involving a commercial ... Read More

Trump threatens to withdraw US from World Trade Organization

Trump threatens to withdraw US from World Trade Organization

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) US President Donald Trump threatened in an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday to withdraw from the World Trade ... Read More

UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights to visit Sri Lanka

UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights to visit Sri Lanka

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - The United Nations (UN) Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, will conduct an ... Read More

Bangladesh squad for Asia Cup 2018

Bangladesh squad for Asia Cup 2018

Aug 31, 2018

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) Bangladesh have dropped batsmen Sabbir Rahman and Anamul Haque from their 15-man squad for the Asia Cup in the ... Read More