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...

China seeks Sri Lanka’s support as allegations mount on Xinjiang issue

China has sought the support of Sri Lanka as allegations mount on the Xinjiang issue. The Chinese Government has been accused of operating a large...

President wants 19th Amendment abolished

President Maithripala Sirisena says the 19th Amendment to the Constitution must be abolished in order to establish good governance in the country to ensure...

Ranil and Sajith hold do or die talks

United National Party (UNP) leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa held do or die talks today in an attempt...

St. Anthony’s church reopens after Easter Sunday attacks

St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade which was bombed on Easter Sunday, reopened to the public today. The church was renovated with the assistance of the...

Ranil wants winning formula from UNP Presidential candidate

United National Party (UNP) leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he has asked for a winning formula to be presented by anyone wanting to...

UN Rights Chief raises concerns on Sri Lanka as UNHRC meets

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today raised concerns on Sri Lanka as the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met for...

Sanga to work with Commonwealth to promote peace

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is to work with the Commonwealth to help promote peace. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said that she had a...

Crucial UNF party leaders meeting ends inconclusively

A crucial party leaders meeting of the United National Front (UNF) ended inconclusively this evening. The meeting took place at Temple Trees with the participation...

US downgrades Sri Lanka’s status in human trafficking report

The United States has downgraded Sri Lanka's status in its latest human trafficking report. The report released by the US State Department today (Thursday) notes...

Maldives says Sri Lanka most stable democracy in South Asia

The Maldives sees Sri Lanka as the most stable democracy in South Asia, the Speaker of the People’s Majlis of the Maldive Islands and...

Alleged victims of torture file case against Gota in US court

Sri Lanka’s presidential hopeful, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, faces ten new claims for damages in the US District Court for the Central District of California from...

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...

Kanjipani Imran sentenced to six years in jail

The Colombo High Court today sentenced notorious drug dealer Kanjipani Imran to six years in jail. He was sentenced to jail over the possession and...

Sri Lanka defends Brigadier facing legal action in UK

The Government has defended Brigadier Priyanka Fernando against who a fresh trial has commenced in the UK. The retrial in the case of Majuran Sathananthan...

Several independent candidates submit nomination papers

Several independent candidates submitted their nomination papers to the National Elections Commission this morning. The nomination papers were handed over as the time allocated to...

Ravi prepared to go to Police as rift with Sajith intensifies

Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake told Parliament today that he was prepared to go to the Police to resolve an issue over moves...

Surge of people-smuggling activity reported from Sri Lanka

Australian Border Force officials are facing a surge of people-smuggling activity from Sri Lanka, with another fishing boat carrying 13 suspected illegal immigrants ­intercepted...

AG files indictments against driver over Borella hit-and-run incident

The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against the driver of the vehicle involved in the Borella hit-and-run incident in...

Parliament approves extending State of Emergency

Parliament today approved a motion to extend the State of Emergency by another month. The motion to extend the State of Emergency was passed with...