The reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie has resigned her title weeks after she was involved in a controversy at the Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant event. "I stand proud today, knowing that I stood up for what is right. I believe the Mrs. World Crown stands for a purpose," Jurie wrote in a statement shared…
The current "Mrs World" has been arrested on Thursday on charges of assault over an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new "Mrs Sri Lanka". Caroline Jurie, 28, yanked the crown off Pushpika de Silva, 31, few minutes after she was declared "Mrs Sri Lanka 2020" in a…
Drama erupted at the "Mrs Sri Lanka" beauty pageant on Sunday, when a former titleholder took the crown off the winner's head and handed it to the runner up. Pushpika De Silva was named the competition winner to applause and cheers from spectators in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Video footage from the event showed…
30 Nov 2020
Intermittent gunfire rang out Monday at a Sri Lankan high-security prison where a riot by inmates over a surge of coronavirus infections left at least eight dead and 55 wounded, police said.
14 Sep 2020
Sri Lankan military divers fixed a fuel leak from the engine of a fire-damaged oil tanker off the island's east coast, the navy said Saturday, in a salvage operation after the huge week-long blaze.
3 Aug 2020
A cat that was detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, according to media reports on Monday. The feline was detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday at the high-security Welikada Prison, a police official said. The official said nearly two grams of…
20 Jul 2020
A young university scholar has become the latest victim of a deadly wild elephant attack in Sri Lanka...
13 May 2020
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it has secured a bench warrant to arrest two nationals of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for their failure to appear in court to take their plea in a criminal matter.
12 Apr 2020
Sri Lanka made cremations compulsory for coronavirus victims on Sunday, ignoring protests from the country's minority Muslims...
24 Feb 2020
As the climate and commercial threats intensify, health experts are pressing for a radical rethink on child health. The report calls for children to be placed at the centre of the efforts to achieve sustainable development goals
1 Jan 2020
The Commonwealth Observer Group has commended the people of Sri Lanka on a largely peaceful, credible and orderly election but expressed concern that some groups experienced fear and intimidation
22 Nov 2019
Sri Lanka's new president said Friday that he will call a snap parliamentary election in March following his sweeping victory at the weekend.