Former Foreign Secretary denies being recruited by US

Former Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam has denied claims he is an employee of the US Federal Government. Kariyawasam said his contractual employment with the Parliament...

US likely to take legal action against group linked to bombings

The US maintains the option to pursue legal action against the group linked to the Easter Sunday bombers once the investigations are completed, The...

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...

Speaker hits back at President on PSC

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has hit back at President Maithripala Sirisena with regards to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC). Jayasuriya said that any official summoned by...

Chief of National Intelligence Sisira Mendis resigns

State Intelligence chief Sisira Mendis has resigned from his post with immediate effect. His resignation comes after he made a statement to the Parliament Select...

In Mullaitivu President seeks unity against a “Muslim Prabhakaran”

President Maithripala Sirisena today called for unity among all communities saying the country has now divided. Speaking in Mullaitivu the President said that today religious...

Gazette notice issued on resignation of Muslim Ministers

A gazette notice has been issued on the resignation of Muslim Ministers, State Ministers and a Deputy Minister. The gazette notice notes that Rauff Hakeem,...

President refuses to approve PSC grilling security officials

President Maithripala Sirisena has said he cannot approve the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) grilling security officials. At a meeting with Senior Ranks of Sri Lanka...

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...

India says relationship with Sri Lanka has seen landmark changes

India says its relationship with Sri Lanka has seen landmark changes in the last five years. The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit...

SLPP and Lanka Sama Samaja Party hold talks on alliance

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the the Lanka Sama Samaja Party held talks today on working together in a broad alliance. The SLPP...

UK lifts travel warning on Sri Lanka

The UK is no longer advising British travellers and tourists against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. The UK High Commission in Colombo said...

SLFP requests Sirisena to contest next Presidential election

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to contest the next Presidential elections. The request was made in a letter submitted...

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...

Muslim Ministers who resigned to meet Chief Prelates

Muslim Ministers who resigned from their portfolios are to meet the Chief Prelates, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem told Parliament today. He...

US Assistant Secretary asserts respect for Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

The US Department of State’s Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper visited Sri Lanka from June 2 through 5 to discuss security...

In human rights report UK says will push Sri Lanka to show progress

The British Government says it will continue to press for further progress on human rights in Sri Lanka this year, including efforts to improve...

Mangala asserts Constitution does not give priests power to decide

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today said that every elected and appointed official in Sri Lanka has sworn an oath to uphold and defend a...

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...

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...