Athuraliye Rathana Thero ends hunger strike

Parliamentarian, the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero, who began a hunger strike on Friday opposite the Sri Dalada Maligawa temple (Temple of the Sacred Tooth...

Indian investigators raid locations in Tamil Nadu over Sri Lanka attacks

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided seven locations in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore over a suspected link between an Islamic State (IS) module in...

Muslim Ministers who resigned to meet Chief Prelates

Muslim Ministers who resigned from their portfolios are to meet the Chief Prelates, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem told Parliament today. He...

Singapore offers to assist Sri Lanka to establish peace

Singapore would assist Sri Lanka in its efforts to establish peace in the Asian region, Singapore's Law and Order Minister K Shanmugam said. The Minister...

Speaker hits back at President on PSC

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has hit back at President Maithripala Sirisena with regards to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC). Jayasuriya said that any official summoned by...

All Muslim Ministers including Rishad resign

All Muslim Ministers, including Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, resigned from their portfolios in the Government today. Addressing the media today, Minister Rauf Hakeem said that all...

Sri Lanka to give effect to UN resolutions on counter terrorism

Sri Lanka is to give effect to UN Security Council resolutions to counter terrorism and violent extremism, the Foreign Ministry said today. Tangible measures to...

SLFP requests Sirisena to contest next Presidential election

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to contest the next Presidential elections. The request was made in a letter submitted...

Public Administration Secretary and PSC clash on dress code circular

The Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, J.J. Ratnasiri and the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks, today clashed on...

India and Sri Lanka to step up cooperation against terrorism

Sri Lanka and India have decided to step up cooperation to fight terrorism, the President's office said today. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited...

Australia warns Sri Lankans of tough policy on illegal asylum seekers

Australia today warned that its policy on illegal asylum seekers remains tough as ever and Sri Lankans looking to reach Australia by boat will...

AG ordered to file indictments against Ranjan

The Attorney General has been ordered to submit indictments against State Minister of Highways and Road Development Ranjan Ramanayake in a contempt of court...

IGP makes startling revelations on President before PSC

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara made some startling revelations on President Maithripala Sirisena before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter...

INTERPOL says Red Notice led to arrest of Sri Lankan over bombings

One of the alleged ringleaders in the 21 April bomb attacks in Sri Lanka was arrested in the Middle East following the publication of...

Cabinet scheduled to meet next week after dispute

The cabinet, which did not meet this week, is now scheduled to convene next week. The cabinet is set to meet next Tuesday. Cabinet did not...

US likely to take legal action against group linked to bombings

The US maintains the option to pursue legal action against the group linked to the Easter Sunday bombers once the investigations are completed, The...

Muzammil sworn in as Western Province Governor

Former Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil was sworn in as the new Governor of the Western Province today. He took oaths before President Maithripala...

St. Anthony’s church reopens after Easter Sunday attacks

St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade which was bombed on Easter Sunday, reopened to the public today. The church was renovated with the assistance of the...

UK lifts travel warning on Sri Lanka

The UK is no longer advising British travellers and tourists against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The UK High Commission in Colombo said...

Sri Lanka celebrates International Day of Yoga

Sri Lanka, on Saturday celebrated the International Day of Yoga with the participation of hundreds of people, including politicians at an event in the...