Police fire tear gas, water cannons on protesting students

The Police fired tear gas and water cannons on protesting university students at Galle Road this evening. The protest saw several roads around Temple Trees...

UK calls on Sri Lanka to deliver on commitments made to UNHRC

The British Government has called on Sri Lanka to deliver on the commitments made to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Minister of State at...

UN expert daunted by widespread fear of setbacks in Sri Lanka

A UN expert says he was daunted by the widespread fear of setbacks in the democratic gains expressed by all sectors of society in...

UNP forced to postpone signing deal for new alliance

The United National Party (UNP) has been forced to postpone an event which was scheduled to be held tomorrow where an agreement was to...

Elderly skeletal elephant spared from Kandy parade

A skeletal 70-year-old elephant has been withdrawn from a high-profile annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka following a social media firestorm against parading the...

Reports on five high profile cases handed over

Reports based on investigations conducted on five high profile cases have been handed over to the Attorney General. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the...

UNF agrees on constitution but no deal on candidate

The United National Front (UNF) has reached a consensus on the constitution of the new alliance but there is still no agreement on a...

SLFP CC gives President authority to decide

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Central Committee (CC) has decided to give President Maithripala Sirisena the full authority to decide on the stand...

Karunanidhi’s daughter holds talks in Colombo

Tamil Nadu politician Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi, has had talks in Colombo with the Government and others. She...

HRCSL issues guidelines on application of hate speech law

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued guidelines to the Attorney General and the Police on the application of the hate...

Ravi says UNP now united for sake of the party

United National Party (UNP) Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake says the UNP has now united for the sake of the party. Karunanayake urged the party members...

Madumadawa Aravinda resigns from PHU posts

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Deputy Leader Madumadawa Aravinda has resigned from the posts he held in the party. Madumadawa Aravinda has been seen as a...

Voting underway to elect Sri Lanka’s new President

Voting is underway to elect Sri Lanka's new President with the main contenders being New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa and Sri...

Royal Park victim’s sister speaks out against President’s move

The sister of Swedish national Yvonne Johnson, who was killed at the Royal Park Condominium in 2005, has spoken out against President Maithripala Sirisena's...

Former SLMC MP and General Secretary extend support to Gota

A former Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Parliamentarian and a former SLMC General Secretary have extended support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate...

IGP and Hemasiri further remanded

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were today ordered to be further remanded till 19 November in the...

Travel advisories issued as Sri Lanka gets set to vote

Several countries have issued travel advisories as Sri Lanka prepares to vote at the Presidential election. The United States, United Kingdom and Australia are among...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa acquitted in museum case

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was acquitted in the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case today as a result of the Presidential immunity he enjoys. The Permanent Special High...

Major tax concessions announced by new cabinet

The new cabinet today announced major tax concessions, including the reduction of the VAT tax and the cancellation of the NBT tax, Debit tax,...

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...