State Minister Ranjan sits for the A/L exam

State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake sat for the Advanced Level examination today. The Minister sat for the exam at the Kotte Ananda Balika Vidyalaya this morning. Speaking...

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...

Ravi Wijegunaratne granted service extension

Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne has been granted a service extension by President Maithripala Sirisena. The President has extended the term of Ravi Wijegunaratne...

Archbishop of Canterbury hails Sri Lanka’s resilience after attacks

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is in Sri Lanka on a brief visit, hailed Sri Lanka's resilience after the Easter Sunday attacks. Speaking...

President signs documents seeking Mahendran’s extradition from Singapore

President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the documents seeking the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore, the President's Office said today. Mahendran...

Seven Pakistan nationals sentenced to life in prison by Negombo court

Seven Pakistan nationals have been sentenced to life in prison by the Negombo High Court after being found guilty of smuggling heroin into Sri...

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...

Sajith refuses to comment on PM post

United National Party (UNP) Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa today refused to comment on who will be the Prime Minister if he is elected President. The...

Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando remanded

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were today remanded after the Colombo High Court dismissed bail granted...

Avant Garde chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi arrested and remanded

Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi has been arrested after he returned to Sri Lanka. The Police said he was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department...

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...

China seeks to work with Sri Lanka against trade bullying

China says it is ready to work with all countries, including Sri Lanka, to firmly oppose trade bullying, safeguard and promote the building of...

Indian intel warns of threat to Sri Lanka and India

India and Sri Lanka are likely to be under threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the...

Sri Lanka assures OIC member countries safety of Muslims

President Maithripala Sirisena today met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Muslim countries holding the membership of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

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...

Mosaic by Rajani Serasinghe, bringing life to your home

Mosaic is an art or mural made by assembling small pieces of colored glass, ceramic tiles, stones or similar types of material. The art...

State of emergency extended by another month

President Maithripala Sirisena has extended the state of emergency by another month with effect from today. A gazette notice was issued today announcing the extension...

Hayleys tells court it has not violated any law

The writ petition seeking a court order directing legal action to be taken against the parties liable for the waste containers was heard at...

Sanga to work with Commonwealth to promote peace

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is to work with the Commonwealth to help promote peace. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said that she had a...

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...