India urged to ensure Sri Lanka secures rights of Tamils

The Indian Central Government has been urged to ensure the new Sri Lankan Government secures the rights of the Tamils. Tamil Maanila Congress president G.K....

Cocaine capsules found in Brazilian woman arrested at BIA

Cocaine capsules were found in a Brazilian woman arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) had arrested the woman when...

Vasantha Senanayake gets on stage at Gota rally

State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vasantha Senanayake, has officially extended his support to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Senanayake did so by...

Australia warns Sri Lankan asylum seekers on ‘Zero Chance’

The head of Australia’s operation to combat illegal maritime migration was in Colombo and Negombo today, calling upon Sri Lankans to join in efforts...

Hakeem says Muslims saw Indo-Lanka accord as betrayal

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem told Parliament today that the Muslims in Sri Lanka felt the Indo-Lanka accord betrayed the Muslim...

Sri Lanka assures UNHRC after Bachelet raised concerns

The Sri Lanka delegation to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) briefed the Council today on progress made in Sri Lanka in addressing human...

Army contradicts Police claims on North roadblocks

The Army today insisted that there was no move to block voters in the North by placing new roadblocks. Army sources in Jaffna denied reports...

Sri Lanka calls on UN to utilize resources in impartial, transparent manner

Asserting that despite many domestic priorities Sri Lanka has discharged its obligations in paying its assessments to date, the Sri Lanka delegation to the...

Supreme Court dismisses five petitions in support of Bill against death penalty

The Supreme Court today dismissed five petitions filed in support of a Private Member’s Bill submitted in Parliament against the death penalty. United National Party...

Andy and Keshini to represent Sri Lanka at 2019 CrossFit Games in Wisconsin

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the fittest man and woman on earth. For the first time ever, two Sri...

Korea grateful to Sri Lanka for support on Korean peninsula issue

Korea is grateful to Sri Lanka for its support on the Korean peninsula issue, the Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka said. The Ambassador of the...

Karuna’s political party and nine others sign deal with SLPP

The political party led Rebel turned politician Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman and nine other political parties signed an agreement with the Sri Lanka...

Basil says outsiders will not interfere in polls this time

No international actor will try to interfere in Sri Lanka’s approaching presidential election, said Basil Rajapaksa, chief strategist of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential...

National Security Council decides to give maximum security to candidates

The National Security Council headed by President Maithripala Sirisena today (15) decided to provide maximum security to all the candidates who will be contesting...

UK’s Conservative Party also mentions Sri Lanka in polls manifesto

The UK's ruling Conservative Party has also mentioned Sri Lanka in its election manifesto ahead of the 13 December General election. Last week the election...

Monk ends fast following assurances from PM, Sajith

The Venerable Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera ended his fast unto death campaign after receiving assurances from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa...

President hails social media role in his polls win

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hailed the role played by social media in his Presidential election victory. Social media was used to both promote Rajapaksa and often...

World Bank approves $25 million loan for Sri Lanka

The World Bank has approved a $25 million loan to the Government of Sri Lanka to improve the transparency and efficiency of core government...

Election Commission member speaks out ahead of polls

Election Commission member, Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole, has spoken out on some of his concerns ahead of the crucial Presidential election on 16 November. His concerns...

PM assures no change in stand on political solution

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today assured the Government still stands committed to a political solution. Speaking in Jaffna, the Prime Minister said that the Government...