Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

A bomb exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. Witnesses told the BBC a...

Sri Lanka keen to ensure freedom of navigation in Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka is keen to ensure freedom of navigation and lines of communication in the Indian Ocean Peace Zone, Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said. Aryasinha...

PM thanks India for continued confidence in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe thanked India for the continued confidence it has in Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe and the High Commissioner of India, Taranjit Singh Sandhu,...

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...

Sajith determined to contest Presidential elections

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa says he will contest the next Presidential elections no matter what people say. The UNP has yet...

Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants

Mexican authorities say federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf...

Minister orders probe over use of sick elephant for pageant

Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga has ordered an inquiry into the use of an elderly and sick elephant...

Teen son of NTJ leader’s second in command arrested

The 16 year old son of National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim’s second-in-command, Naufer Moulavi has been arrested. The Police said that Mohamed Naufer...

Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants deported by Australia detained at BIA

Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants were deported from Australia and were detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. Officials said that the Sri Lankans...

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...

ADB’s first loan for Sri Lanka’s railway sector approved

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $160 million loan to modernize the operations and improve the efficiency of Sri Lanka Railways, the...

AG instructs Police to expedite probe on five cases

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has directed the acting Inspector General of Police to expedite and conclude investigations into five key incidents. The incidents...

Namal says SLPP ready to submit documents on Gota

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa says the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is ready to submit documents related to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa's renunciation of...

Government to expedite development projects in Vanni

The Government is to expedite development projects in the Vanni, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. Speaking at an event in Vavuniya, the Prime Minister...

EC allocates €8.5 million to support Sri Lankan efforts to prevent violent extremism

The European Commission (EC), through its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, has allocated €8.5 million to support Sri Lankan efforts to prevent violent...

Elderly skeletal elephant spared from Kandy parade

A skeletal 70-year-old elephant has been withdrawn from a high-profile annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka following a social media firestorm against parading the...

Lasantha’s daughter accuses Ranil of using her father

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga today accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of using the death of her father to try and...

UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief to visit Sri Lanka

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 to...

TNA says Tamils more united now than before

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the Tamils in Sri Lanka are more united now than they were during the war. TNA Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran...

Sajith Premadasa stakes claim to run for President

United National Party Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa said that he is prepared to contest the next Presidential election. Premadasa told a large gathering in Badulla...