Fresh trial against Brigadier Priyanka Fernando in UK court

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, a Sri Lankan Diplomat and former Sri Lankan Defence Attaché of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, is to face...

PM says there is wide consensus for devolution of powers

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says there is wide consensus for devolution of powers within a united Sri Lanka. A statement issued by the Prime Minister's...

Sri Lanka’s third international airport declared open in Jaffna

Sri Lanka's third international airport, the Jaffna International Airport (JIA), was declared open today. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were the chief...

Avant Garde chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi arrested and remanded

Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi has been arrested after he returned to Sri Lanka. The Police said he was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department...

GR will not accept conditions by Tamil parties

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa will reject the conditions put forward by five Tamil political parties, SLPP member Wimal Weerawansa...

Final election results not expected on November 17

The final results of the Presidential election is not expected on November 17, the National Elections Commission said today. Final results of the election is...

Cabinet approves retirement benefits for President

Cabinet has approved a proposal to grant retirement benefits for President Maithripala Sirisena after he steps down as President following the election next month. Among...

SLPP assures solution to Tamils within two years

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has assured Tamils a solution to their concerns within two years of assuming office. SLPP member, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa...

Brazilian sentenced to life in prison

A Brazilian national has been sentenced to life in prison for smuggling cocaine into Sri Lanka. The Brazilian had been arrested in February last year...

National Security Council decides to give maximum security to candidates

The National Security Council headed by President Maithripala Sirisena today (15) decided to provide maximum security to all the candidates who will be contesting...

Test flight from India lands at Jaffna International Airport

A test flight from India landed at the new Jaffna International Airport today ahead of the formal opening. Alliance Air made a successful landing on...

Gotabaya dismisses claims on missing, rejects UN Resolution

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today dismissed allegations on LTTE cadres who surrendered to the military during...

India’s NIA says suspects inspired by Sri Lankan bomber among several arrested

India's National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Monday said that 127 people have been arrested in connection with cases linked to the ISIS from across 14...

Tamil parties sign memorandum on key demands

A group of Tamil political parties today signed a memorandum highlighting the key demands of the Tamils. The memorandum is to be presented to the...

CBK urges SLFP members to act with wisdom at polls

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has called on Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members to act with wisdom at the upcoming Presidential election. In a...

Complaint made to polls chief over candidate using military in advertisement

A complaint has been made at the Election Commission saying a candidate contesting the Presidential Election 2019 has violated the Code of Ethics announced...

TNA rebel MP Viyalendiran extends support to Gota

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian S. Viyalendiran has extended support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Viyalendiran had extended support to...

Basil says outsiders will not interfere in polls this time

No international actor will try to interfere in Sri Lanka’s approaching presidential election, said Basil Rajapaksa, chief strategist of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential...

Malaysian Police detect ‘huge’ financial transactions to activate LTTE

Malaysian Police today disclosed that financial transactions involving huge sums of money had been carried out, believed to activate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil...

GR rejects reports linking him to Hizbullah, Razik

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has rejected reports linking him to Presidential candidate M. L. A. M. Hizbullah and Ceylon...