AG calls for criminal probe on former Defence Secretary

The Attorney General (AG) has called for a criminal investigation to be launched on former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando over the Easter Sunday attacks. The...

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...

SC to decide on IGP’s FR petition on July 31

The Supreme Court (SC) is to decide on July 31 if it will take up the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General...

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...

Father, daughter drown in Kirinda, 2 others in hospital

A man and his daughter have drowned in Kirinda while his wife and another daughter have been admitted to hospital. The Police said that the...

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...

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...

State of emergency extended by another month from today

President Maithripala Sirisena has extended the state of emergency by another month with effect from today. A gazette notice was issued today announcing the extension...

Sri Lanka pull off stunning World Cup upset to beat hosts England

Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga achieved Men's Cricket World Cup career-bests to set up a thrilling 20-run victory for Sri Lanka over England. The new-ball...

Acting IGP instructs CID to probe cops over Easter attacks

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickramaratne has directed the Criminal Investigations Department and the Special Investigations Unit to conduct investigations into...

AG requests CJ to appoint 3-judge bench on Welikada Prison riot

The Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a three judge bench to hear the case over the Welikada Prison riot in...

Japanese special envoy holds talks with Prime Minister

The Japanese Prime Minister's Special Advisor, Dr Hiroto Izumi, had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today. The Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama...

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...

Criminal probe on cops over Easter Sunday attacks

A criminal investigation is to be conducted on nine Police officers over the Easter Sunday attacks. The Attorney General (AG) has directed acting Inspector General...

President instructs officials to expedite probe on suspects

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant authorities to expedite investigations against those who are in custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act for...

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...

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...

Russia claims IS based in Syria, Iraq was behind Sri Lanka attacks

The Sri Lanka terrorist attacks were organized by the militants of the Islamic State formerly active in Syria and Iraq, Russian Security Council Deputy...

US Secretary of State cancels Sri Lanka visit

US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo has cancelled his scheduled visit to Sri Lanka. Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts during his upcoming visit to...

Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem take oaths as Ministers again

Parliamentarians Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem, who had resigned as Ministers in the cabinet, took oaths today as Ministers once again. Both Parliamentarians accepted the...