IGP makes startling revelations on President before PSC

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara made some startling revelations on President Maithripala Sirisena before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter...

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana 1’ released into orbit

Sri Lanka’s first satellite ‘Raavana 1’ was released into orbit today from the International space station (ISS). The release was broadcast live on YouTube by...

CID to probe allegations over 20 killed under Sharia law

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to investigate claims that over 20 people have been killed under the Sharia law. The allegation was made by...

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)...

EU and Sri Lanka hold informal counterterrorism dialogue

The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka held an informal counterterrorism dialogue today, chaired on the EU side by EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de...

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...

India and Sri Lanka to step up cooperation against terrorism

Sri Lanka and India have decided to step up cooperation to fight terrorism, the President's office said today. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited...

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...

Army undergoes training to face a chemical attack

The Sri Lanka Army has undergone training to face a chemical attack. Troops belonging to different ranks have been trained in this regard, the Army...

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...

SLPP tells JVP to formally end relationship with UNF

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today demanded that the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) formally end its relationship with the United National Fornt (UNF). In...

President accuses EU and others of threatening Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena today accused the European EU and some others of threatening Sri Lanka on the death penalty issue. The President said that the...

Sri Lanka wants nuclear terrorism high on global agenda

Sri Lanka called for placing the nuclear terrorism high on the global agenda at the 2019 Plenary Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat...

China seeks to work with Sri Lanka against trade bullying

China says it is ready to work with all countries, including Sri Lanka, to firmly oppose trade bullying, safeguard and promote the building of...

Indian intel warns of threat to Sri Lanka and India

India and Sri Lanka are likely to be under threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the...

Man attempting to forcibly enter Akmeemana school shot dead

A man who attempted to forcibly enter a school in Akmeemana was shot at by a soldier today. The Police said that the man had...

SLPP suspects hidden agenda behind no-confidence motion

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) suspects there was a hidden agenda behind the move by the Jantha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) to present a...

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...

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...

Acting IGP ordered to submit reports on Lasantha, Thajudeen probe

The Attorney General has ordered Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D Wickramaratne to submit reports on the investigations conducted into four high profile...