Trump reiterates commitment to relations with Sri Lanka

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, E. Rodney M. Perera, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America,...

US asserts it respects Sri Lanka’s culture

The United States has asserted that it appreciates and respects Sri Lanka’s culture. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz officially opened the...

Police arrest three suspects linked to Zahran Hashim

The Police have arrested three suspects linked to National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim. According to the Police, the suspects are members of Jamathei...

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...

President says leaked recording raises several questions

President Maithripala Sirisena says the leaked telephone recording involving former Director General of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe raises several questions. He said that...

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...

Several suspects arrested over Madampitiya killings

Several suspects have been arrested over the murder of two underworld figures at Madampitiya, the Police said today. The Police said that at least eight...

Longest ballot paper for 2019 Presidential election

The 2019 Presidential election will see the longest ballot paper being used with 35 candidates contesting. The National Elections Commission said that the ballot paper...

Seven Chinese employed in Aruwakkalu arrested

Seven Chinese nationals employed in Aruwakkalu have been arrested without valid visas. The Police said that the seven Chinese nationals were employed at the Aruwakkalu...

Australia notes assistance given by Sri Lanka to fight human smuggling

Australia has noted the assistance given by Sri Lanka to fight human smuggling. In an update on Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) activities related to the...

Dayasiri summoned again by PSC after failing to appear

Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera was today summoned again by the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) after he failed to appear. Jayasekera was summoned to appear before the...

Test flight from India lands at Jaffna International Airport

A test flight from India landed at the new Jaffna International Airport today ahead of the formal opening. Alliance Air made a successful landing on...

Women fail to appear for medical tests to prove allegations on Dr. Shafi 

Women have failed to appear for medical tests to prove allegations against Kurunegala Teaching Hospital employee Dr. Mohamed Shafi. The Health Ministry said that facilities...

UN clarifies its role in Sri Lanka following allegations

The United Nations (UN) has clarified its role in Sri Lanka after it was accused of being biased and supporting some Presidential candidates. The UN Resident...

CID to probe allegations over 20 killed under Sharia law

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to investigate claims that over 20 people have been killed under the Sharia law. The allegation was made by...

NTJ Colombo District Organizer granted bail

National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) Colombo District Organizer Mohamed Farouk Mohamed Fawaz was granted bail today by the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court. He was produced in...

AG calls for criminal probe on former Defence Secretary

The Attorney General (AG) has called for a criminal investigation to be launched on former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando over the Easter Sunday attacks. The...

Hong Kong leader withdraws extradition bill that sparked months-long protests

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam formally withdrew an extradition bill on Wednesday that has sparked month of protests and plunged the territory into its biggest political...

Wigneswaran seeks international probe over attacks on Muslims

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has called for an international investigation into the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka. Wigneswaran, who has in...

SLFP serves letters to five MPs to show cause

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has sent letters to five SLFP Parliamentarians to show cause as to why disciplinary action should not be...