Muslim Ministers who resigned to meet Chief Prelates

Muslim Ministers who resigned from their portfolios are to meet the Chief Prelates, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem told Parliament today. He...

US Assistant Secretary asserts respect for Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

The US Department of State’s Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper visited Sri Lanka from June 2 through 5 to discuss security...

In human rights report UK says will push Sri Lanka to show progress

The British Government says it will continue to press for further progress on human rights in Sri Lanka this year, including efforts to improve...

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...

World Bank warns political uncertainty could harm Sri Lanka

The World Bank has warned of a negative impact on Sri Lanka from the rise in political uncertainty. In addition, the bank also...

Catholic Church condemns twitter message by Mangala

The Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Colombo have categorically condemned a twitter message circulated by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera accusing him of...

Nalaka De Silva reveals Zaharan Hashim was being monitored

Former Director of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka De Silva told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today...

CID investigating alleged negligence by officials on attacks

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed court that an investigation has been launched into alleged negligence by officials related to the Easter Sunday...

Muzammil sworn in as Western Province Governor

Former Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil was sworn in as the new Governor of the Western Province today. He took oaths before President Maithripala...

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...

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...

Athuraliye Rathana Thero ends hunger strike

Parliamentarian, the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero, who began a hunger strike on Friday opposite the Sri Dalada Maligawa temple (Temple of the Sacred Tooth...

Hizbullah and Azath Salley resign

Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley resigned from their posts today. The President's office said that they handed over their...

US defence report notes moves to broaden partnership with Sri Lanka

A report by the US Department of Defense (DoD) has noted moves by the US to broaden its partnership with Sri Lanka. The report says...

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...

Andy and Keshini to represent Sri Lanka at 2019 CrossFit Games in Wisconsin

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the fittest man and woman on earth. For the first time ever, two Sri...

Police chief blames President for failing to prevent attacks

Sri Lanka's suspended police chief has petitioned the Supreme Court, accusing President Maithripala Sirisena of failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258...

President defends Sri Lanka’s relationship with China

President Maithripala Sirisena has defended Sri Lanka's relationship with China. The President, who has just returned after a visit to India, has said that the...

Airline defends action taken on passenger heading to Colombo

SriLankan Airlines defended action taken on a passenger who had arrived from Melbourne to Colombo last week. The said passenger had boarded UL 605 in...

Minimum room rate imposed on Colombo hotels removed

The minimum room rate imposed on Colombo hotels has been removed with immediate effect. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said that the decision...