Army intelligence officer arrested over attack on Editor

Army intelligence officer Lalith Rajapaksa has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the assault on former Editor Upali Tennakoon. Rajapaksa was arrested...

Kurunegala doctor challenges arrest

The doctor attached to the Kurunegala hospital who was accused of carrying out illegal surgical operations on women, filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition...

Concerns raised over free tablets to Advanced Level students

Concerns have been raised over free tablets being given to Advanced Level students around the country. The President's media division said that the approval of...

Government denies allegations on deals with US

The Government today denied allegations being raised against three agreements either signed or being discussed between Sri Lanka and the US. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem take oaths as Ministers again

Parliamentarians Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem, who had resigned as Ministers in the cabinet, took oaths today as Ministers once again. Both Parliamentarians accepted the...

Police fire tear gas, water cannons on protesting students

The Police fired tear gas and water cannons on protesting university students at Galle Road this evening. The protest saw several roads around Temple Trees...

President calls on Asian leaders to unite against outside interference

President Maithripala Sirisena today called on Asian leaders to unite against outside interference. Addressing the Fifth Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on...

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)...

US likely to take legal action against group linked to bombings

The US maintains the option to pursue legal action against the group linked to the Easter Sunday bombers once the investigations are completed, The...

All Muslim Ministers including Rishad resign

All Muslim Ministers, including Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, resigned from their portfolios in the Government today. Addressing the media today, Minister Rauf Hakeem said that all...

Government survives; no-confidence motion defeated

The Government today survived a no-confidence motion in Parliament with the motion being defeated in a vote. The motion was presented by the Janatha Vimukthi...

Australia warns Sri Lankans of tough policy on illegal asylum seekers

Australia today warned that its policy on illegal asylum seekers remains tough as ever and Sri Lankans looking to reach Australia by boat will...

Rajitha claims MR invited leaders with 32 wives to visit Sri Lanka

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had invited world leaders with 32 wives to visit Sri Lanka. He said that when...

Islamic State was initially unaware of Easter attacks, says top official

By Meera Srinivasan The Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...

US relaxes travel advise on Sri Lanka

The United States has relaxed the travel advise on Sri Lanka issued after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. The US Embassy in Colombo said that...

Prime Minister demands explanation from Ranjan Ramanayake

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has demanded an explanation from State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over comments he has made critical of Buddhist monks. In a letter...

Mangala asserts Constitution does not give priests power to decide

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today said that every elected and appointed official in Sri Lanka has sworn an oath to uphold and defend a...

Indian investigators raid locations in Tamil Nadu over Sri Lanka attacks

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided seven locations in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore over a suspected link between an Islamic State (IS) module in...

Mahinda says Sri Lanka needs to strengthen religious unity

Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka needs to strengthen religious unity. Speaking while attending the opening of the renovated Church of Divine...

SC to decide on IGP’s FR petition on July 31

The Supreme Court (SC) is to decide on July 31 if it will take up the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General...