AG directs CCD to record statements from judges in leaked recordings

The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to record statements from the judges whose voices have been heard in leaked...

President makes sudden inspection visit of BIA

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a sudden inspection visit of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. The President inspected the facilities at the airport and passenger...

JVP to meet Speaker and demand release of bond scam forensic report

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it will meet Speaker Karu Jayasuriya next week and demand the release of the Central Bank treasury bond...

Eyebrows raised over artifacts sent to Ripley’s through Sri Lanka

Eyebrows have been raised over a massive trove of "artifacts" shipped through Sri Lanka to Ripley's Believe It or Not! — a company known...

Mahela questions dropping of Kusal Janith

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena has questioned the dropping of Kusal Janith Perera from the Zimbabwe tour. Kusal Janith was not included in the...

Ranjan Ramanayake remanded till 29th January

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake, who was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) yesterday and produced in court today, was ordered...

Cabinet approves National Intelligence Act

Cabinet has approved drafting of a new Bill titled ‘National Intelligence Act’ to regulate and empower all intelligence services. The Government said that National Intelligence...

Remains of students killed in Azerbaijan brought to Sri Lanka

The remains of the three deceased Sri Lankan students who were studying in Azerbaijan were received today morning by their families, the Foreign Ministry...

World report warns human rights gains in Sri Lanka in grave peril

Respect for fundamental human rights in Sri Lanka is in serious jeopardy following Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s election as president in November 2019, Human Rights Watch said today...

Top US official delivers letter to GR from Trump

By Easwaran Rutnam A visiting top US official today delivered a letter from US President Donald Trump to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Alice G. Wells. Principal Deputy...

Ranjan Ramanayake arrested

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today. He was arrested at his official residence at Madiwela,...

CID records over 3 hour statement from Rajitha

Former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne gave a statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today. The CID recorded a statement from the former Minister for...

Iraj appointed to Board of tourism bureau

Music producer Iraj Weeraratne has been appointed to the Director Board of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB). Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga made the...

Russia to continue arms trade with Sri Lanka

Russia says it will continue its arms trade with Sri Lanka by providing weapons to the military and help Sri Lanka improve its defence...

UNP suspends Ranjan Ramanayake’s party membership

The United National Party (UNP) has suspended the membership of Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake. UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the membership has been...

European Union keeps LTTE on terrorist list

The European Union (EU) has maintained the LTTE as a banned terrorist organisation. The Council of the EU renewed the so-called EU terrorist list, which...

Chinese national arrested at BIA with 200 live scorpions

A Chinese man has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with 200 live scorpions. Customs officers at the airport arrested the Chinese man...

Speaker says leaked telephone recordings misuse of technology

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says telephone recordings of private conversations leaked to the media recently is a misuse of technology. He said that while new technology...

Government accused of embarking on process to silence critics

The new Government in Sri Lanka, headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has been accused of embarking on a strategy to "militarize and securatize" Sri...

Wigneswaran holds talks with Rajinikanth

Former Chief Minister of the Northern Province Justice C.V Wigneswaran paid a courtesy call on popular actor turned politician Rajinikanth and held talks. The meeting...