SLFP-SLPP talks make progress; MS-MR to meet

Talks between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) made progress today and the party leaders are now...

Law and Order Minister alerted about Zahran in 2016

The Law and Order Minister in 2016 was alerted about National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim. The Minister at the time, Sagala Ratnayake, told...

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...

UN to send back Sri Lankan peacekeepers

The United Nations is to repatriate Sri Lankan peacekeepers after a decision was taken to suspend future Sri Lankan Army deployments, a UN spokesman...

Allegations forces suspension of free meals project

Unsubstantiated allegations made by an opposition Parliamentarian has forced the suspension of a free meals project. The Janaposha Foundation issuing a statement today announced the...

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...

AG files indictments against Sajin de Vass Gunawardena

The Attorney General (AG) has filed indictments against former Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena. The indictments were filed at the Colombo High Court accusing the...

Surge of people-smuggling activity reported from Sri Lanka

Australian Border Force officials are facing a surge of people-smuggling activity from Sri Lanka, with another fishing boat carrying 13 suspected illegal immigrants ­intercepted...

Document on social media on Gota’s US citizenship fake

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says a document being circulated on social media claiming to be the Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the...

Ranil denies claims he declared himself candidate

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has denied claims he had declared himself as the Presidential candidate of the United National Party (UNP) during talks with...

Karunanidhi’s daughter holds talks in Colombo

Tamil Nadu politician Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi, has had talks in Colombo with the Government and others. She...

Presidential election on November 16

The National Elections Commission has decided to hold the Presidential election on November 16. The Gazette notification declaring the date of the Presidential Election was...

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...

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...

Maldives says Sri Lanka most stable democracy in South Asia

The Maldives sees Sri Lanka as the most stable democracy in South Asia, the Speaker of the People’s Majlis of the Maldive Islands and...

Multi-storey building destroyed in Wattala fire

A multi-storey building in Wattala was destroyed in a major fire this morning. The fire raged across the building before the fire brigade arrived. The Police...

Sri Lanka tells UNHRC Shavendra’s appointment an internal matter

Sri Lanka today rejected concerns raised over the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander. Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative...

Chamal prepares to contest if required

Former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has set the stage to contest the Presidential election, if required. Rajapaksa is to contest as an independent candidate in the...

Archbishop of Canterbury begins Sri Lanka visit

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Metropolitan of Church of Ceylon The Most Revd. & Rt. Hon Justin Welby arrived in Sri Lanka this...

Sirisena slams SLPP members critical of SLFP

Head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), President Maithripala Sirisena today slammed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) members who have been critical of...