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President pardons over 600 prisoners on the occasion of Vesak

President Maithripala Sirisena has pardoned 661 prisoners serving time around the country for minor offences on the occasion of the Vesak. The Department of Prisons said 597 prisoners who have been convicted for minor offences under the Penal Code have been granted Presidential pardon and released while the remaining 64 …

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UN Day of Vesak Conference and Celebrations in Sri Lanka from 12-14 May

The United Nations Day of Vesak Conference will be held in Sri Lanka with 1600 participants from 85 countries from May 12th to 14th in Colombo and Kandy. Some 750 international participants are expected from 85 countries, according to the Conference Secretariat. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ceremonially open …

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Showers can be expected

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the most provinces of the island after 2.00p.m, the Met. Department said. Showers can be expected in the Jaffna district and in the coastal areas extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle, during the morning too. Fairly heavy falls …

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