Stationary company goes to CID over hate campaign

Atlas Axillia Co., a Sri Lankan owned and operated stationary products company has filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a...

FR case against Hemasiri and IGP postponed to July 25

The Supreme Court today postponed the case on the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed against IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando...

SLMC decides not to accept Ministerial posts

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided not to accept Ministerial posts at the moment. At a meeting today the SLMC had decided it...

Charges served against Ranjan Ramanayake

Charges have been served against State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake at the Supreme Court over contempt of court. Ramanayake was accused of contempt of court for...

President in Cambodia on state visit

President Maithripala Sirisena began a four-day state visit to Cambodia today (7) with the aim of further strengthening the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka...

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...

President issues gazette keeping military on alert

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued an Extraordinary Gazette keeping the military on alert to be deployed in the event there is public disturbance. The Extraordinary...

Surge of people-smuggling activity reported from Sri Lanka

Australian Border Force officials are facing a surge of people-smuggling activity from Sri Lanka, with another fishing boat carrying 13 suspected illegal immigrants ­intercepted...

At pro-Gota event Murali insists President must be a politician

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan today noted that the next President of Sri Lankan must be an experienced politician. Speaking at the Viyathmaga Annual...

South Asia’s tallest tower declared open in Colombo

The Colombo Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest tower at 350 meters high, was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo today. The tower comprises...

Skeletal elephant dies weeks after parade outcry

An emaciated 70-year-old elephant that caused a social media outcry after being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka...

Welgama prepared to contest if no SLFP contestant

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama says he will contest the Presidential election if the SLFP does not put forward a contestant. He...

Rohan Pallewatta claims he can resolve Geneva issue

Presidential candidate Rohan Pallewatta claims he can resolve the issue on Sri Lanka in Geneva. Speaking at an election rally in Colombo today, Pallewatta said...

Sri Lanka removed from FATF “Grey List”

Sri Lanka has been removed from the "Grey List” by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global policy setter on Anti-Money Laundering and...

Nalaka De Silva reveals Zaharan Hashim was being monitored

Former Director of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka De Silva told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today...

Acting IGP ordered to submit reports on Lasantha, Thajudeen probe

The Attorney General has ordered Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D Wickramaratne to submit reports on the investigations conducted into four high profile...

State of emergency extended by another month from today

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...

Mahinda says Sri Lanka needs to strengthen religious unity

Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka needs to strengthen religious unity. Speaking while attending the opening of the renovated Church of Divine...

Military ship gifted by China arrives in Sri Lanka

A military ship gifted by China arrived in Sri Lanka today to be part of the Sri Lanka Navy fleet. This ship built in 1994,...

UN envoy to assess right to freedom of assembly in Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly...