PM perturbed after Hans Wijesuriya sends letter on US deal

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he was perturbed by a letter sent to him by the Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce...

First Model Village built with Indian assistance inaugurated

The first Model Village built with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program of the Ministry of Housing and Construction & Cultural Affairs was...

President threatens to block deals with US

President Maithripala Sirisena has threatened to block key agreements under negotiation with the United States. The President said that concerns have been raised in the...

Sri Lankan MP accuses China of abusing rights of minorities

A Sri Lankan ruling party Parliamentarian has accused China of abusing the rights of Muslim minorities in parts of the country. Ruling United National Party...

Supreme Court issues interim order against death penalty

The Supreme Court today issued an interim order against the implementation of the death penalty. The Supreme Court ordered that the death penalty not be...

Initial step to release land around Presidential Palace in Valikamam begins

The process of identifying lands belonging to the public surrounding the Presidential Palace in Valikamam North has begun. As the initial step of releasing 62...

National Thowheed Jama’ath member arrested at BIA

A member of the National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ) was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. The Police said that Ansar Mohamed Rinaz was...

Pope appoints Sri Lankan as Secretary of the Pontifical Council

Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed a Sri Lankan as the Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID). Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage, currently the...

SLFP and SLPP agree on name for new alliance

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have decided on a name for the new alliance they hope...

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...

Man attempting to forcibly enter Akmeemana school shot dead

A man who attempted to forcibly enter a school in Akmeemana was shot at by a soldier today. The Police said that the man had...

STF members acquitted over Trinco 5 murder

The Special Task Force (STF) members accused over the murder of five youth in Trincomalee in 2006 were today acquitted in the case. Trincomalee Chief...

Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando further remanded

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been ordered to be further remanded till 9 July. Jayasundara and Hemasiri...

Sri Lanka deploys 61 troops to South Sudan

A new contingent of 61 Army personnel including 11 officers left this morning (3) for South Sudan to serve in the SRIMED Level 2...

President says his life is under threat

President Maithripala Sirisena says his life is under threat as a result of the campaign he has launched against drug trafficking. The President said that...

IGP Pujith Jayasundara arrested

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara was arrested at the Police Hospital by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). He was issued notice today to...

Hemasiri Fernando arrested at Colombo hospital

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Colombo National Hospital. Fernando was admitted to the Intensive-Care Unit (ICU)...

Cabinet decides to halt moves to import Chinese cigarettes

Cabinet has decided to suspend moves to import cigarettes from China, the Health Ministry said today. The issue had been raised at the cabinet meeting...

Five judge bench to hear writ petition against death penalty

A five judge bench has been appointed by the Court of Appeal to hear the writ petition filed against the death penalty. The petition was...

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando admitted to hospital

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando was admitted to the Intensive-Care Unit (ICU) of the Cardiology Unit at the Colombo National Hospital today. Fernando had been...