Indian, Sri Lankan Coast Guards discuss security concerns

The Indian Coast Guard held a High-Level Meeting (HLM) with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi, All India...

US warns Sri Lanka on investment, military ties

A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Tuesday that Sri Lanka’s appointment of a war veteran accused of serious human rights violations as...

Five prisoners to be grilled on plot to kill President

Five prisoners are to be questioned over a plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena. The Colombo Chief Magistrate granted approval to the Criminal Investigations Department...

Sri Lanka tells foreign entities not to interfere in sovereign decision

Sri Lanka today told foreign entities not to interfere in a sovereign decision taken by the Government when appointing a new Army Commander. The Foreign...

Elections Commission urged to probe complaint on Gota

The Election Commission has been urged to conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into allegations against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is set...

Australia notes assistance given by Sri Lanka to fight human smuggling

Australia has noted the assistance given by Sri Lanka to fight human smuggling. In an update on Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) activities related to the...

De Lanerolle Brothers distance themselves from controversial preacher

Popular musicians and businessmen, The De Lanerolle Brothers, have distanced themselves from controversial preacher Kirby De Lanerolle. Kirby De Lanerolle heads the Wow church and...

UN Human Rights chief warns Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has warned that the appointment of Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the Sri Lankan Army...

SLPP says will sue UNP after Presidential election

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it will take legal action against members of the current UNP-led Government after the Presidential elections. SLPP Chairman,...

US deeply concerned over Shavendra’s appointment

The United States is deeply concerned by the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander. The US Embassy in Colombo headed by Ambassador Alaina...

Shavendra Silva appointed Army Commander despite concerns

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Major General Shavendra Silva as the new Commander of the Army. Shavendra Silva was appointed to the post despite concerns...

Japanese special envoy Akashi meets Mahinda

Japanese special envoy Yasushi Akashi met Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa for talks today. The Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction...

Anura Kumara to contest Presidential election

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake is to contest the upcoming Presidential election. The JVP leader was named as a candidate at the...

CID directed to submit reports on high profile investigations

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been directed to submit reports on six high profile investigations. The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) has directed...

Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

A bomb exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. Witnesses told the BBC a...

Sri Lanka keen to ensure freedom of navigation in Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka is keen to ensure freedom of navigation and lines of communication in the Indian Ocean Peace Zone, Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said. Aryasinha...

PM thanks India for continued confidence in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe thanked India for the continued confidence it has in Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe and the High Commissioner of India, Taranjit Singh Sandhu,...

Wigneswaran rallies Tamils against Gotabaya

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran has urged Tamils not to back former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa has been picked as the Presidential...

Sajith determined to contest Presidential elections

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa says he will contest the next Presidential elections no matter what people say. The UNP has yet...

Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants

Mexican authorities say federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf...