Gotabaya declared winner of 2019 Presidential election

The Elections Commission declared Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the new President. Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya formally announced that Rajapaksa secured the...

UK’s Labour election manifesto features Sri Lanka

The election manifesto of UK's Labour party features Sri Lanka and the steps a future Labour Government will take to address the human rights...

All heads of state institutions asked to resign

All Chairpersons and Board of Directors of state institutions are to be asked to resign. Secretary to the President, P B Jayasundara, has instructed all...

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...

HRCSL raises concerns over unfair treatment of Muslims

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised concerns over the unfair treatment of Muslims in some parts of the country. It has...

Chinese tourist claims politico raped her in Galle

A Chinese tourist claims a notorious politician in the South gang-raped her after she sought his assistance to take action against a man who...

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...

Power cuts as CPC stops fuel to CEB thermal power plants

Power cuts are being experienced in some parts of the country after the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) suspended fuel to thermal power plants of...

New Jaffna Army Commander and Governor hold talks

The new Security Forces Commander of the Jaffna District, Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya and the Governor of Northern Province Dr. Suren Raghavan held talks...

UK investigates illegal waste exported to Sri Lanka

The British government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than hundred shipping containers because they appeared...

EU and Sri Lanka discuss GSP Plus and future cooperation

Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the European Union Grace Asirwatham met Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for the Asia Pacific Region of the European External...

Mahinda formally appointed SLPP leader

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was today formally appointed as the leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). SLPP Chairman, Professor G.L Peiris announced the...

PSC records statement from President on Easter attacks

The Parliament Select Committee (PSC) investigating the Easter Sunday attacks recorded a statement from President Maithripala Sirisena today. The statement was recorded at the Presidential...

UNP conducts disciplinary inquiry against Sujeewa, Ajith

The United National Party (UNP) has decided to conduct a disciplinary inquiry against UNP Parliamentarians Sujeewa Senasinghe and Ajith P. Perera. Both Senasinghe and Ajith...

SLFP serves letters to five MPs to show cause

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has sent letters to five SLFP Parliamentarians to show cause as to why disciplinary action should not be...

AG files indictments in Rathupaswala case

The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Rathupaswala case at the Gampaha High Court. The Chief Justice had appointed a trial-at-bar consisting High Court...

Justice Ministry to investigate leaked telephone conversation

The Ministry of Justice says it will be launching an investigation into a leaked telephone conversation said to involve former Director General of the...

Sajith insists he did not agree to any conditions

United National Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa today dismissed claims that he had agreed to a set of conditions to be nominated as the...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa hands over his nomination papers

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over his nomination papers to contest the 2019 Presidential election at the National Elections Commission...

India’s NIA says suspects inspired by Sri Lankan bomber among several arrested

India's National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Monday said that 127 people have been arrested in connection with cases linked to the ISIS from across 14...