Pakistan slams India during talks with Sri Lanka

Pakistan President Dr. Arif Alvi said Pakistan stands by their oppressed Kashmiri brethren and condemn the fascist Indian government for its inhuman treatment of...

Media accused of blatantly violating media ethics and right to privacy

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned with recent events in the aftermath of the incident in which an employee of the...

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies, aged 61

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died aged 61, her manager has confirmed. The Swedish star achieved global success in the 1990s with hits like Joyride,...

UNP to contest Parliamentary election under Ranil’s leadership

The United National Party (UNP) is to contest the Parliamentary election under the leadership of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, UNP General Secretary Akila...

Petition filed before UN Working Group on behalf of Shakthika

Freedom Now and Proskauer Rose LLP has filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of Sri Lankan author...

Defence Secretary warns LTTE ideology still alive

Defence Secretary, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, today warned that the LTTE ideology was still alive. The Defence Secretary, during his maiden visit to the...

Swiss Embassy employee produced before JMO

The Swiss Embassy employee alleged to have been kidnapped last month and later released, was produced before the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) today. Earlier...

Philippine President says will open Resident Mission in Colombo in 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte says a Resident Mission will be opened in Colombo in 2020.   He gave the assurence during a meeting with Sri...

Interim order preventing implementation of death penalty extended

An interim order preventing the implementation of the death penalty has been extended. The Supreme Court extended the interim order preventing the implementation of the...

Survey finds paying bribes acceptable to a quarter of Sri Lankans

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) today launched the 2019 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) report for Sri Lanka. The Global Corruption Barometer is the world’s largest...

Swiss Embassy employee appears before the CID

The Swiss Embassy employee who was recently allegedly abducted and later released, appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today. The local employee appeared before...

India’s NIA files charge sheet against suspects linked to Zahran Hashim

The National Investigation Agency has filed a charge sheet against two Islamic State operatives including the leader of the outfit’s Coimbatore module - Mohammed...

Colombo Port City formally declared as part of Sri Lanka

The Colombo Port City was today formally declared as a part of Sri Lanka. The 269 hectare reclaimed land at Galle Face has now been...

Mrs. Sri Lanka crowned Mrs. World 2020

Mrs. Sri Lanka, Caroline Jurie, has been crowned Mrs.World 2020 at the final held in the US. Jurie becomes the second Sri Lankan to win...

Sri Lanka urged to end discrimination against LGBTQI people

Sri Lanka’s authorities must end discrimination against LGBTI people, Amnesty International said today, as the human rights organization published a comic book recounting the struggles...

Murali denies claims on Governor post

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has denied claims he has been offered the post of Northern Province Governor. In an interview with the Hindustan...

Sri Lankan brigadier found guilty by UK court

A Sri Lankan brigadier who motioned death threats to Tamil protestors in London last year has been found guilty by a British court of...

UNP decides to nominate Sajith as Opposition Leader

The United National Party (UNP) has decided to nominate Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the Opposition Leader. The decision was taken at a UNP Parliamentary...

Batticaloa court further remands 63 suspects arrested over NTJ links

A court in Batticaloa today further remanded 63 suspects arrested over alleged links to the banned National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ). The 63 suspects were arrested...

Sri Lanka tells China and India to respect its identity as a sovereign nation

Sri Lanka has told China and India to respect its identity as a sovereign nation. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa tweeted inviting global powers, including China and...