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...

Two Chinese nationals arrested over credit card scam

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested over a credit card scam, the Police said. According to the Police, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested the...

Mahinda holds talks with US Ambassador

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa had talks with the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz today. The meeting took place at the Opposition Leader's...

Lawyers suspect Gotabaya is still a US citizen

A group of lawyers today raised suspicions that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa could still be a US citizen and that documents made public...

Shangri-La to reopen this week after deadly attacks

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo announced that it will reopen this week following the Easter Sunday incident. The Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo was one of three hotels...

Presidential commission to be appointed to probe malpractices

A Presidential commission is to be appointed to probe malpractices by the former Government. State Minister of Power Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

India says relationship with Sri Lanka has seen landmark changes

India says its relationship with Sri Lanka has seen landmark changes in the last five years. The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit...

Islamic State was initially unaware of Easter attacks, says top official

By Meera Srinivasan The Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...

SLFP not willing to promote a dictator

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it is not willing to promote a dictator as President. SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said that while...

DMK angered by President’s refusal to fully implement 13-A

India's DMK President MK Stalin expressed shock over Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's latest interview to a newspaper where the latter had said that...

Contempt of court case on Gnanasara to be considered in February

The Court of Appeal has decided to consider a contempt of court application filed against the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the...

Permanent High Court issues warrant for Mahendran

The Permanent High Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Arjuna Mahendran...

Government survives; no-confidence motion defeated

The Government today survived a no-confidence motion in Parliament with the motion being defeated in a vote. The motion was presented by the Janatha Vimukthi...

Maldives and Sri Lanka agree to redouble efforts against terrorism

The Maldives and Sri Lanka have agreed to redouble efforts to protect people from the threat of terrorism. Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Prime...

Singaporean who funded Zahran Hashim arrested

Two Singaporeans, including a suspect who funded Zahran Hashim, the alleged mastermind and one of the suicide bombers in the Easter terrorist attacks in...

Gotabaya takes oaths as Sri Lanka’s 7th Executive President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa took oaths as Sri Lanka's 7th Executive President in Anuradhapura today. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was among those who attended the swearing in...

Sumanthiran seeks criminal probe against fake news

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran has sought a criminal investigation against fake news published in three local newspapers. In a letter to the...

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...

Train derails in Galgamuwa area, tracks damaged

A train derailed in the Galgamuwa area today causing extensive damage to the tracks. The Yal Devi operating between Colombo and Jaffna derailed in the...

Sajith insists he did not agree to any conditions

United National Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa today dismissed claims that he had agreed to a set of conditions to be nominated as the...