Two Chinese nationals arrested over credit card scam

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested over a credit card scam, the Police said. According to the Police, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested the...

PM says will not support death penalty

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will not support implementing the death penalty. The Prime Minister said that the United National Party, former President Mahinda...

Fourth person dies after Kirinda drowning incident

A fourth person who drowned in Kirinda recently died while receiving treatment in hospital. A man and his two children had died after drowning in...

Sri Lanka makes push to recapture Chinese tourism market

Sri Lanka is making an aggressive push to recapture the Chinese tourist market. Just days after inviting several Chinese journalists to visit the country, Sri...

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...

Sri Lanka and Cuba discuss priority areas to boost cooperation

Sri Lanka and Cuba have discussed priority areas to boost future cooperation. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake, undertook an official visit to the...

Norway warns Sri Lanka against implementing death penalty

Norway is deeply concerned that Sri Lanka intends to implement the death penalty, which would put an end to Sri Lanka’s 43-year moratorium on...

Dayasiri summoned again by PSC after failing to appear

Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera was today summoned again by the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) after he failed to appear. Jayasekera was summoned to appear before the...

Death penalty challenged in court, petition to be heard next week

Moves to implement the death penalty has been challenged in court and the case is to be heard next week. A Writ petition was filed...

AG files indictments against Mahendran and nine others

The Attorney General filed indictments against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and nine others before the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar today over the...

President briefs UN chief on decision to execute convicts

President Maithripala Sirisena has briefed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the decision to execute four convicts. The President said that he spoke to the...

Court orders to allow all communities at Dankotuwa market

The Marawila Magistrate today ordered that all communities must be allowed to conduct trading at the Dankotuwa weekly market. The Magistrate reversed a decision taken...

IMF says market conditions in Sri Lanka normalising

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says market conditions in Sri Lanka are normalising. Camilla Andersen, Assistant Director at the IMF Communications Department said in response...

MOD says security measures not relaxed

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) says security measures have not been relaxed although the immediate threat foreseen subsequent to the Easter Sunday Attacks have...

South African President holds brief talks in Sri Lanka

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport today. Ramaphosa arrived in Sri Lanka while on...

Richard Branson disappointed with Sri Lanka’s decision

British business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist Richard Branson has said he was disappointed with Sri Lanka's decision to implement the death penalty. Branson tweeted...

Alleged victims of torture file case against Gota in US court

Sri Lanka’s presidential hopeful, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, faces ten new claims for damages in the US District Court for the Central District of California from...

UK warns Sri Lanka of consequences if death penalty implemented

The United Kingdom has warned Sri Lanka of the consequences if the death penalty is implemented. The UK Foreign Office said that implementation of 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)...

Army chief tells PSC “lone wolf” attacks still possible

Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake says the threat from terrorism cannot be completely ruled out. He told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday...