SLFP and SLPP agree on name for new alliance

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have decided on a name for the new alliance they hope...

Mosaic by Rajani Serasinghe, bringing life to your home

Mosaic is an art or mural made by assembling small pieces of colored glass, ceramic tiles, stones or similar types of material. The art...

State of emergency extended by another month

President Maithripala Sirisena has extended the state of emergency by another month with effect from today. A gazette notice was issued today announcing the extension...

Hayleys tells court it has not violated any law

The writ petition seeking a court order directing legal action to be taken against the parties liable for the waste containers was heard at...

Gamini Senarath acquitted in case over misappropriation of funds

Former President’s chief of staff Gamini Senarath and two others were today acquitted and released by the Permanent High Court-at-Bar in the case over...

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...

In human rights report UK says will push Sri Lanka to show progress

The British Government says it will continue to press for further progress on human rights in Sri Lanka this year, including efforts to improve...

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...

Father, daughter drown in Kirinda, 2 others in hospital

A man and his daughter have drowned in Kirinda while his wife and another daughter have been admitted to hospital. The Police said that the...

Sri Lanka and Cuba discuss priority areas to boost cooperation

Sri Lanka and Cuba have discussed priority areas to boost future cooperation. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake, undertook an official visit to the...

CID to probe allegations over 20 killed under Sharia law

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to investigate claims that over 20 people have been killed under the Sharia law. The allegation was made by...

US denies funding regime change in Sri Lanka

The United States today insisted that it did not fund regime change in Sri Lanka nor was it attempting to keep the United National...

Top investigator tells PSC not satisfied with action on prior warnings

A top investigator told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today that he was not satisfied with the action taken...

Hambantota Mayor sentenced to 5 years in jail

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando has been sentenced to five years in jail for threatening several United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarians with a today...

Slave Island salon manager killed, five arrested and remanded

The manager of a salon in Slave Island was clubbed to death and five suspects have been arrested and remanded over the incident. The Police...

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...

In Mullaitivu President seeks unity against a “Muslim Prabhakaran”

President Maithripala Sirisena today called for unity among all communities saying the country has now divided. Speaking in Mullaitivu the President said that today religious...

UK notes unique bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka

Britain has noted that its bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka is unique. The British High Commission in Colombo and the British Council celebrated Her Majesty...

Allegations forces suspension of free meals project

Unsubstantiated allegations made by an opposition Parliamentarian has forced the suspension of a free meals project. The Janaposha Foundation issuing a statement today announced the...

Hemasiri Fernando arrested at Colombo hospital

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Colombo National Hospital. Fernando was admitted to the Intensive-Care Unit (ICU)...