Russia and Sri Lanka discuss sanctions imposed by US

Russia and Sri Lanka discussed sanctions imposed by the US on some goods imported from Russia to Sri Lanka, the President's office said today. The...

Sri Lanka urged not to forcibly return asylum-seekers

The Sri Lankan Government must immediately halt plans to forcibly return asylum-seekers to their countries of origin in violation of international law, Amnesty International...

President calls on Asian leaders to unite against outside interference

President Maithripala Sirisena today called on Asian leaders to unite against outside interference. Addressing the Fifth Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on...

Sri Lanka insists ISIS not directly linked to Easter attacks

Sri Lanka has insisted that the Islamic State (IS) or ISIS were not directly involved in the Easter Sunday attacks. A Sri Lanka intelligence officer...

Sri Lanka celebrates International Day of Yoga

Sri Lanka, on Saturday celebrated the International Day of Yoga with the participation of hundreds of people, including politicians at an event in the...

INTERPOL says Red Notice led to arrest of Sri Lankan over bombings

One of the alleged ringleaders in the 21 April bomb attacks in Sri Lanka was arrested in the Middle East following the publication of...

Two suspects linked to NTJ leader arrested in Kandy

Two suspects linked to National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim have been arrested in Kandy. The Police said the two suspects were arrested during...

Sri Lanka wants nuclear terrorism high on global agenda

Sri Lanka called for placing the nuclear terrorism high on the global agenda at the 2019 Plenary Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat...

Singapore offers to assist Sri Lanka to establish peace

Singapore would assist Sri Lanka in its efforts to establish peace in the Asian region, Singapore's Law and Order Minister K Shanmugam said. The Minister...

Sri Lanka says steps being taken to ensure ISIS doesn’t gain ground in South...

Sri Lanka is taking all steps necessary in collaboration with other countries, including India, to ensure the Islamic State or ISIS doesn’t spread its...

Public Administration Secretary and PSC clash on dress code circular

The Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, J.J. Ratnasiri and the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks, today clashed on...

Acting IGP ordered to submit reports on Lasantha, Thajudeen probe

The Attorney General has ordered Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D Wickramaratne to submit reports on the investigations conducted into four high profile...

Cabinet scheduled to meet next week after dispute

The cabinet, which did not meet this week, is now scheduled to convene next week. The cabinet is set to meet next Tuesday. Cabinet did not...

Major General Ruwan Kulatunga new intelligence chief

Major General Ruwan Kulatunga has been appointed as the new Chief of National Intelligence (CNI). He replaces former DIG Sisira Mendis who had resigned from...

HRCSL raises concerns over unfair treatment of Muslims

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised concerns over the unfair treatment of Muslims in some parts of the country. It has...

St. Anthony’s church reopens after Easter Sunday attacks

St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade which was bombed on Easter Sunday, reopened to the public today. The church was renovated with the assistance of the...

AG ordered to file indictments against Ranjan

The Attorney General has been ordered to submit indictments against State Minister of Highways and Road Development Ranjan Ramanayake in a contempt of court...

Sri Lanka to give effect to UN resolutions on counter terrorism

Sri Lanka is to give effect to UN Security Council resolutions to counter terrorism and violent extremism, the Foreign Ministry said today. Tangible measures to...

EU envoys meet PM and discuss concerns

Ambassadors of European Union countries based in Sri Lanka called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today and discussed some concerns. The Prime Minister's Office said...

Indian investigators raid locations in Tamil Nadu over Sri Lanka attacks

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided seven locations in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore over a suspected link between an Islamic State (IS) module in...