TNA disappointed with Sajith

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today expressed disappointment at United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader and defeated Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa over comments he...

Ranil urges South Asian neighbours to iron out differences

By Meera Srinivasan Successful regional integration — both economic and security — depends on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) becoming fully functional...

Mahinda’s son says sorry after outrage over comments

Rohitha Rajapaksa, son of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, today apologised after comments he made on social media drew strong reactions. In a tweet this evening...

Four killed, 20 injured in Vavuniya accident

Four people have been killed and 20 others sustained injuries following an accident in Vavuniya late this evening. The accident involved a bus operating between...

All passengers arriving from South Korea to be checked for virus

All passengers arriving in Sri Lanka from South Korea will be checked for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said today. As was reported by the...

Draft bill on PC polls to be submitted to cabinet

Minister of Justice, Human Rights & Legal Reforms, Nimal Siripala de Silva is to present a draft bill to the Cabinet of Ministers next...

Sri Lanka briefs UNHRC President on decision to withdraw from resolution

Ahead of the upcoming 43rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) scheduled to commence on Monday (24 February), Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha...

Safety of Sri Lankans in South Korea looked into as COVID-19 spreads

The Ministry of Foreign Relations in coordination with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul has been closely monitoring and coordinating efforts to ensure the...

Dinesh Gunawardena listed to speak in Geneva on Wednesday

Minister for Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations of Sri Lanka Dinesh Gunawardena has been listed to speak in Geneva at the...

Sri Lanka sees improvement in anti-corruption law enforcement

By B. Mohan A globally recognised anti-bribery business association and leading provider of shared-cost third-party risk management solutions says there is improvement in anti-corruption law...

Malaysian AG drops criminal proceedings against suspects linked to LTTE

Malaysian Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas has said that all 34 charges against the 12 accused of being involved with Sri Lanka's Liberation...

MOD begins accepting applications for firearm licence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced today that applications to obtain a firearm licence are now being accepted. According to the Defence Ministry application forms...

Sri Lanka notes its war efforts not recognised by Hollywood

Sri Lanka noted its war efforts have not been recognised by Hollywood, yet the country is proud its security forces completed the task assigned...

Parliament committee recommends ban on Burqa

A Parliament committee has recommended a ban on the Burqa. The Parliament Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security had made the recommendation in a report...

Eran slams silence of media on harassment of journalists

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Eran Wickramaratne today slammed the media for remaining silent over the harassment of journalists in Sri Lanka. Speaking in Parliament...

Cabinet approves proposal to withdraw from UNHRC Resolution

Cabinet has approved a proposal to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lanka. Cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunawardena told reporters...

At least 8 dead in mass shooting in Germany

Two shootings in the western German city of Hanau late Wednesday left eight people dead and five others injured, local police said. The shootings took place...

Public opening of Lotus Tower delayed owing to virus

By Indika Sri Aravinda The public opening of the Lotus Tower has been further delayed owing to the coronavirus. Officials said that most Chinese employees attached...

UN Rights Chief raises concerns in report on Sri Lanka to UNHRC

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has raised a number of concerns in a report on Sri Lanka presented to the...

PM warns against “born traitors” in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today warned against "born traitors" in Sri Lanka who are waiting for the first opportunity to betray the country. In a...