Lawyers suspect Gotabaya is still a US citizen

A group of lawyers today raised suspicions that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa could still be a US citizen and that documents made public...

FB urged to control election related political propaganda

Facebook has been urged by local election monitors to control election related political propaganda. The People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL), noted that...

Five-judge SC bench to consider FR on MCC deal

A five-judge bench has been appointed by the Supreme Court to consider the Fundamental Rights petition submitted against the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)...

Over 40 vehicles destroyed in fire at PSD building

Over 40 vehicles were destroyed in a fire at the Presidential Security Division (PSD) building in Fort, Colombo. The Police said that 47 motorcycles and...

Royal Park murder victim’s sister demands answers from President

The sister of Royal Park murder victim Yvonne Johnson has demanded answers from President Maithripala Sirisena after the President pardoned the convict over the...

Namal says confirmed Gota not a US citizen

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) member, Namal Rajapaksa says it has now been confirmed that SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not a US...

Royal Park murder convict gets Presidential pardon

Royal Park murder convict Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha was given a Presidential pardon today. The Prison's Department said that he had been released today after...

Maldives opposition reaches out to diplomats based in Sri Lanka

The Maldives opposition has reached out to diplomats based in Sri Lanka and raised concerns over the state of the judicial system in the...

Lasantha’s daughter terrified of repercussions if Gota wins

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga, says she fears the repercussions if Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins...

Major electricity breakdown at BIA

A major electricity breakdown was reported at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for over 20 minutes this morning. Passenger operations at the airport were severely...

Vasantha Senanayake gets on stage at Gota rally

State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vasantha Senanayake, has officially extended his support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Senanayake did so by...

Contempt of court case on Gnanasara to be considered in February

The Court of Appeal has decided to consider a contempt of court application filed against the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the...

Sajith Premadasa vows to appoint new PM if elected President

New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa said that a new Prime Minister would be appointed if he is elected President. Premadasa said that if...

AG indicts suspects in Prageeth Eknaligoda case

The Attorney Geeneral has indicted Lt. Colonels Shammi Karunarathna, Prabodha Siriwardena and five others over the abduction of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda in 2009. Eknaligoda, a...

All parties in TNA agree to back Sajith

All parties in the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have decided to support New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa. The TNA said in an official...

Authorities warn of high levels of air pollution

The authorities have warned of high levels of air pollution and requested the public with respiratory conditions to be cautious of the increase in...

Cabinet nod to purchase coal for Puttalam plant

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved an immediate purchase of coal for the Puttalam power plant. In accordance with the recommendations of the Cabinet appointed...

IGP and Hemasiri further remanded

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were today ordered to be further remanded till 19 November in the...

Monk ends fast following assurances from PM, Sajith

The Venerable Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera ended his fast unto death campaign after receiving assurances from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa...

Ranil says MR’s proposals on devolution of powers will be considered

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says proposals put forward by Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was President will be considered to devolve powers to the provinces. Speaking...