Landslide destroys at least 10 shops in Ginigathhena

A landslide destroyed at least 10 shops in Ginigathhena and one person has been reported missing. The landslide followed heavy rain and strong winds experienced...

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...

Wigneswaran seeks international probe over attacks on Muslims

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has called for an international investigation into the attacks on Muslims in Sri Lanka. Wigneswaran, who has in...

Cabinet approves proposal to ban import of chainsaws

Cabinet has approved a proposal to ban the import of chainsaws, the Government said. The proposal was made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity...

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...

Stationary company goes to CID over hate campaign

Atlas Axillia Co., a Sri Lankan owned and operated stationary products company has filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a...

FR case against Hemasiri and IGP postponed to July 25

The Supreme Court today postponed the case on the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed against IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando...

SLMC decides not to accept Ministerial posts

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided not to accept Ministerial posts at the moment. At a meeting today the SLMC had decided it...

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...

Major General Ruwan Kulatunga new intelligence chief

Major General Ruwan Kulatunga has been appointed as the new Chief of National Intelligence (CNI). He replaces former DIG Sisira Mendis who had resigned from...

Islamic State was initially unaware of Easter attacks, says top official

By Meera Srinivasan The Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...

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...

Military ship gifted by China arrives in Sri Lanka

A military ship gifted by China arrived in Sri Lanka today to be part of the Sri Lanka Navy fleet. This ship built in 1994,...

UN envoy to assess right to freedom of assembly in Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly...

Paris offers Sri Lanka support to recover after attacks

Paris has offered Sri Lanka support to recover after the deadly Easter Sunday attacks. Deputy Mayor of Paris Jean Francois Martins visited Sri Lanka from...

President calls on Asian leaders to unite against outside interference

President Maithripala Sirisena today called on Asian leaders to unite against outside interference. Addressing the Fifth Summit of Heads of State of the Conference on...

Five soldiers killed as train rams into truck in Kilinochchi

Five soldiers were killed when a train crashed into a military truck in Kilinochchi today. The truck had attempted to cross the railway line when...

Pujith and Hemasiri to be named as suspects in Easter attacks

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando are to be named as suspects in the Easter Sunday attacks. Attorney...

Government survives; no-confidence motion defeated

The Government today survived a no-confidence motion in Parliament with the motion being defeated in a vote. The motion was presented by the Janatha Vimukthi...

Viral ‘make-old’ software now owns private data of more than 120 million people

A popular photo app that transforms people’s faces to look older could soon be under review by the FBI after privacy concerns were raised...